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Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 27, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

What Does Middle Class Mean Today? Identifying the common characteristics that bind together a particular demographic is something sociologists, marketers, and politicians have been doing for years. It is a practice that many believe aids in serving these populations, while others believe it can lead to broad stereotyping. A common identifier is socioeconomic, which is […]

Eggs Will Roll: A White House Tradition
Mar 26, 2015

Eggs Will Roll: A White House Tradition

Holiday festivities all over the country draw big crowds, but there are few that rival the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. Held on the Monday after Easter, the event draws a crowd of nearly 35,000 people. While the amount of fun activities has grown over the years, the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 19, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

Celebrating Pi (With Pie!) Do you like math? Do you like baked goods? If so, you hopefully celebrated both on International Pi Day on March 14. Pi–symbolically represented as π–is a “special number” (or mathematical constant) that is represented by the Greek letter for the letter P. Its approximate value is 3.14 (although it an […]

Where Was Putin?
Mar 18, 2015

Where Was Putin?

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on March 5, and then wasn’t seen or heard from again for eleven days. This is highly unusual because the Russian leader typically maintains an almost-daily presence in the lives of the Russian people. News of his visits, meetings, and general daily activities are […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Mar 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Each March 17th, people of all cultures all over the world come together to celebrate Irish culture. We wear green, go to parades, attend church services, and eat corned beef & cabbage (and sometimes slurp down a “shamrock” shake, if you like green-colored milk). But how much do you really know about origins of the […]

Making the Most of Your Spring Break
Mar 16, 2015

Making the Most of Your Spring Break

While rites and rituals surrounding the arrival of spring go back to ancient days, our collective concept of “epic” vacations away from it all are relatively modern. But not everyone can swing an epic spring break every year. Some years it’s a bliss-filled week spent on a beach, some years it’s a “staycation.” But it […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 13, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

Apple Nudges out AT&T on Dow The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA or, commonly known as the Dow) is a “stock market measure” made up of the 30 largest companies that are publically traded (offer stock) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). These 30 companies collectively represent a snapshot of the economy at large. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 6, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

Net Neutrality Passed Last month, btw brought you news of a proposal to determine how the Internet should be governed. On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the net neutrality rules in a vote of 3 to 2. This means that broadband access, once considered an “information service,” will be reclassified as a […]

GOP Hopefuls at CPAC
Mar 3, 2015

GOP Hopefuls at CPAC

Each year, the American Conservative Union (ACU), a lobbying organization, hosts its Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The three-day event draws around 6,000 attendees, with a growing number of young people present. There are speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and opportunities to network. Those with any political affiliation are allowed to register, but many of the […]

Shored Up: West Coast Labor Dispute
Feb 27, 2015

Shored Up: West Coast Labor Dispute

It is easy to take for granted how our goods make their way to us. That is, until something happens that grinds the process to a halt. This happened all along the West Coast as a nine-month old dispute involving dockworkers and shipping companies caused a major disruption in international trade. The ordeal recently ended […]