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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 […]

Happy Constitution Day!
Sep 17, 2014

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention. These delegates from several of the states had been meeting in Philadelphia. Initially they gathered to discuss ways to improve upon the Articles of Confederation, which was this nation’s first official governmental system. However, in the course of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 16, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

 Tom Hanks Has an App? Best Actor Winner. Movie star. Former sitcom star. All-around nice guy. Technology developer? Tom Hanks, known to many as that guy in Forrest Gump and Castaway, decided to take his love for vintage typewriters to a whole new level. Launched last month, Hanx Writer emulates the clacks and dings of […]

The President’s Address about the Islamic State
Sep 11, 2014

The President’s Address about the Islamic State

The problems in Iraq have been a growing concern for the American people and the Obama administration for the last several months. btw has been providing some summary stories on the advance of the group sometimes known as The Islamic State in Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State in Libya (ISIL), or simply The Islamic State. […]

Proudly Hailing Our Stripes and Stars
Sep 11, 2014

Proudly Hailing Our Stripes and Stars

When was the last time you sang the Star Spangled Banner? If you attend a lot a sporting events, probably a lot, or maybe the start of a fireworks show this past 4th of July? When was the last time you thought about its origin? The symbols that define America’s national identity–the bald eagle, the […]

Becoming Better, Bit by Bit
Sep 10, 2014

Becoming Better, Bit by Bit

September is Self Improvement Month. There are many areas of our lives–physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or intellectual to name a few–where even a little improvement can have a significant impact. New Years is typically the time people make resolutions, but the start of a new school year can be a great time for reevaluating those […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 8, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Newcomer Bellis Wows at U.S. Open Everyone loves a good defy-the-odds success story, especially if the story involves a young person in an adult world. Fifteen-year-old Ci Ci Bellis has taken tennis by storm, becoming the youngest person in the history to win a match at the US Open (one of four championship tennis tournaments […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 2, 2014

Stuff YOU Should Know

Workingman’s Holiday For many of us, the upcoming Labor Day means “last blast of summer” before returning to school (or a gentle reminder of summer if you’ve already started back). But how many of you know the origins of this holiday? There are conflicting reports over its earliest incarnations, but most agree on the year. […]

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 […]