#Gamergate: Beyond Fun and Games 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Honors Champions for Children Stuff YOU Should Know Ebola: What It Is and Is Not

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#Gamergate: Beyond Fun and Games
Oct 24, 2014

#Gamergate: Beyond Fun and Games

Do you play video games? If so, you may be aware of an ongoing controversy that goes by the name #Gamergate. (∗See explanatory note at the end of this article.∗) There has been a lot of coverage, and a lot of confusing accusations, flying around this story. So btw is going to try and break […]

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Honors Champions for Children
Oct 20, 2014

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Honors Champions for Children

Protecting the rights of children received worldwide recognition last week. The Norwegian Nobel Committee co-awarded its prestigious Peace Prize to Kaliash Satyarthi of India and Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai. Many saw this pairing as a hopeful sign considering the recent flaring of an ages-old conflict between the two countries who share a common border. Both […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Oct 13, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Unemployment Down, Optimism Up The data released each month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in particular, is watched very closely by many (btw included) to determine the ongoing state of our economy. September unemployment rate, which has been steadily dropping for several months, fell below 6 percent (5.9) for the first […]

Ebola: What It Is and Is Not
Oct 10, 2014

Ebola: What It Is and Is Not

Back in the summer, btw brought you news of an outbreak of Ebola. In the months since, thousands have died and concern over how to both treat victims and stop the rapid spread has grown. What began in West Africa has now officially spread to the United States. A Liberian man named Thomas Duncan had […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Oct 5, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

India Sends MOM to Mars Last month, btw brought you an update on the NASA’s Mars rover. Last week, India successfully orbited its own spacecraft, Mangalyaan, also called Mars Orbiter Mission (or MOM), around Mars. Launched in November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), it was the least expensive interplanetary mission in history […]

Becoming Better Neighbors
Oct 3, 2014

Becoming Better Neighbors

Continuing our recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we turn our attention to the United States/Latin America foreign policy relations. As many of you probably know, maintaining a good ongoing relationship with a neighbor can be both challenging and satisfying. The same goes with countries that share a common border. These North American countries have a […]

<i>Don Quixote:</i> Its Impact and Influence
Sep 26, 2014

Don Quixote: Its Impact and Influence

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s take a look inside one of the most influential books of all time. Written by Spaniard Miquel de Cervantes in 1605 (with a Part Two published in 1615), El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de La Mancha (commonly known as Don Quixote) is also considered by many to be […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 24, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Update on Mars Rover Back in 2012, btw brought you news of the successful landing of the Mars rover, Curiosity. A year later, we reported on the disappointing news that life on the red planet is officially highly unlikely. This week, btw reports that Curiosity has reached its primary destination, the base of Mount Sharp. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 22, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Feliz Mes de la Hispanidad Hispanic Heritage may be 30 days, but it spans two months. Running from September 15 to October 15, the celebration kicks off to coincide with Independence Day for five Latin American Countries–Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (with Independence Day for Mexico and Chile following on September 16). […]

UPDATED: Scotland’s Declaration of Independence?
Sep 18, 2014

UPDATED: Scotland’s Declaration of Independence?

At the height of the British Empire, England had rule over one-quarter of the world’s population. In the years since, some of the countries under their rule either won their independence through war (the United States and India) or through diplomatic negotiations (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). Of its remaining fourteen territories, the citizens of […]