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Helping Nepal to Recover
May 27, 2015

Helping Nepal to Recover

Earlier this month, btw reported on the massive earthquake that shook Nepal, killing more than 4,000 people and affecting 8 million more. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, along with infrastructure like roads and bridges, and essential services have been disrupted. Last year, btw provided an overview on what happens After the Disaster. It highlighted […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 26, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

ISIS Continues Threat In March, btw brought you news of the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) engaging in “cultural vandalism.” The terrorist group continues its threat in Iraq and Syria, inching closer to the city of Palmyra, where the UNESCO World Heritage is located. Dating back to the 1st century, this site is considered one of the […]

Memorial Day Rememberances
May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Rememberances

Monuments and memorials tie us to our past and teach us lessons for the future. Official memorials must be pre-approved by an act of Congress. There are 29 official national monuments located throughout the United States, and they are owned and managed by the National Park Service. Fourteen of them are in our nation’s capital, […]

School Around the World
May 15, 2015

School Around the World

So it’s that time of year again: time to wrap up the school year, attend an end-of-the-year graduation tradition, have a little party, and maybe take some time to reflect on what you have learned and experienced these last many months. But not all students everywhere will be out of school for the summer. In fact, the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 14, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

United Kingdom Election On May 4, the people of the United Kingdom participated in new parliamentary election. Within the Parliament is the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The House of Commons is made up of 650 members representing constituencies (geographic areas). Some of the political parties in the country are: Conservative, Labour, […]

More Outrage in Baltimore
May 11, 2015

More Outrage in Baltimore

It has been less than a year since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri brought to boil our nation’s long-simmering tension between minority communities and law enforcement. Last month, a similar incident in Baltimore, Maryland thrust the subject back into the national consciousness. What Happened? On April 12, Baltimore police arrested a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 8, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

Nepal Earthquake Last month, Nepal, a country in Southeast Asia located between India and China, experienced a devastating earthquake. In geological terms, rock located approximately nine miles below the surface of the earth shifted, causing a shock wave to ripple throughout the region. Scientists measure the magnitude of an earthquake using instruments called seismometers and […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 5, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

New California Vaccination Bill Earlier this year, btw brought you news about an outbreak of measles at Disneyland. Shortly after that incident, Senator Richard Pan and Ben Allen introduced legislature in California that would require more parents to vaccinate their children. The bill would eliminate the current exemption for “personal belief.” (The percentage of people […]

Remembering a Nation’s Mourning
May 3, 2015

Remembering a Nation’s Mourning

The Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the Civil War has reached its final year. Commemorative events have been taking place across the country since 2011. These have included reenactments of major battles, tours of battle sites, lectures and other educational opportunities. Much of 1865 was made up of a series of surrenders and the eventual disbandment […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Apr 28, 2015

Stuff YOU Should Know

UN Seeks More Aid for Syrian Refugees It’s been more than two years since btw brought you news of the growing refugee crisis in Syria brought on by an ongoing civil war. With its neighboring countries like Turkey and Jordan experiencing enormous burdens, the United Nation is calling on more nations, like the United States, […]