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You Decide! Young Athletes and the Media
Aug 27, 2014

You Decide! Young Athletes and the Media

Whether you are a fan of baseball or not, you likely saw at least some footage of the Little League World Series (LLWS) that concluded with South Korea defeating Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team. The event attracted crowds of more than 30,000 people. (That’s more than an average major league game with professionals, not to […]

Women’s Equality Day
Aug 26, 2014

Women’s Equality Day

Tuesday, August 26 is Women’s Equality Day in the United States. This day commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment where women citizens in the United States were give the right to vote. Learn more about this day by reading information about it on the White House blog page. You can also learn more about […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Aug 25, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Robin Williams Oscar-winner, comedian and supporter of many charitable causes died on August 11 of an apparent suicide in his home. Your parents might remember him from his break-out role on the 1970s sitcom Mork and Mindy (which was a spinoff from the wildly successful sitcom Happy Days). You are likely to remember him from […]

Civil Unrest: Yesterday and Today
Aug 22, 2014

Civil Unrest: Yesterday and Today

It has been more than two weeks since the shooting of an unarmed African American teenager sparked protests and riots throughout a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. But the debate that has begun after this this event is not likely to come to a resolution any time soon. As the United States Justice Department and […]

Anne Frank: The Enduring Power of a Single Voice
Aug 20, 2014

Anne Frank: The Enduring Power of a Single Voice

Maybe you have read Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. If so, you will know that it chronicles the lives of the Franks, an upper-middle class Jewish family who fled Germany for Amsterdam. They went into hiding to avoid capture by the Nazi’s, who were forcing the Jews into concentration camps where many were […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Aug 18, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Celebrating Flight There are a lot of days marked to commemorate great achievements (or great figures) of history. August 19th marks National Aviation Day. The day coincides with the birthdate of American inventor Orville Wright–although it honors the achievement of his brother Wilbur as well. This commemoration day was established in 1939 by an official […]

The Difficult Road to Finding Peace
Aug 13, 2014

The Difficult Road to Finding Peace

For the past month, btw has been updating you on the latest flare-up in the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The recent rash of fighting began July 8 when the Hamas launched rockets into Israel, who responded with a counter-attack air campaign. As new developments continue to come out of the region daily, we […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Aug 11, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Youth Recognized August 12 is International Youth Day, as designated by the United Nations (Resolution 54/120). Established in 1999, this day of awareness exists because its creators believe that young people are “essential partners in change in a growing global society.” Each year has a different theme. Last year it was “Youth Migration: Moving Forward.” […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Aug 6, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Wikipedia Blocks Congress A prankster within the United States House of Representatives offices has caused quite a stir by creating what are being called, “disruptive editing” on Wikipedia. The popular online collaborative encyclopedia allows users to make changes to any page, but those edits are monitored by volunteers, who have the authority to reverse blatantly […]

Patents: For the Benefit of Society
Jul 30, 2014

Patents: For the Benefit of Society

You have probably seen a copyright symbol– © –printed inside of your favorite books or on the backs of CDs. But what do you know of the patent? Both copyrights and patents protect the originators of intellectual property–any idea, process or invention that comes from a person’s mind. Patents, however, can be a very complicated […]