Violent Acts Rock Canada The Government’s Latest Actions Against Ebola #Gamergate: Beyond Fun and Games 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Honors Champions for Children

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Violent Acts Rock Canada
Oct 31, 2014

Violent Acts Rock Canada

Last month, Canada, recently ranked the seventh “most peaceful nation” by the Institute for Economics & Peace, faced two unrelated but public acts of violence. What Happened? On October 20, in the city of Saint-Jean sue-Richelieu, Quebec, 25-year-old Martin Couture-Rouleau rammed his car into two Canadian Armed Forces soldiers in a mall parking lot, killing […]

The Government’s Latest Actions Against Ebola
Oct 29, 2014

The Government’s Latest Actions Against Ebola

The news and rumors and misunderstanding about the Ebola disease in the United States is continuing to change. The Obama administration has been working this past week to keep informed about the story and develop the guidelines that are needed to keep citizens and health care professionals safe. On the White House blog page, a […]

#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. […]