Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Wildfires Rage Across the West As summer heats up across the United States, the effects in some areas could be deadly. In the West, exceptionally hot and dry conditions, paired with high winds, have led to an outbreak of wildfires. As of last Thursday, 43 fires were considered out of control in the western United […]

You Decide: Cell Phone Towers at Schools

You Decide: Cell Phone Towers at Schools

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Turns out, bake sales just aren’t cutting it anymore. As many school districts around the country face budget and funding cuts, many are struggling to make ends meet. In a lot of places, this means looking for alternative sources of revenue generation. Recently, some districts have made deals with telecom companies, allowing them to build […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen The impoverished country of Yemen is facing a terrifying cholera outbreak. Since late April, at least 269,608 people have become infected with the disease, and at least 1,614 have died of it. In other words, there have been more cholera deaths in Yemen in the past 2 ½ months than there […]

G20 Summit: Success or Failure?

G20 Summit: Success or Failure?

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in World | No Comments

Last week, Donald Trump met with other world leaders at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Here, btw takes a look at the history of the summit and how this year’s summit stacked up against past G20 conferences.  What Is the G20 Summit? The 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg was the twelfth meeting of the […]

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Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chinese Drought Continues Northern China, especially Inner Mongolia, is facing its worst drought in history. The intense temperature and lack of rainfall over the past few months are causing more and more of the region to be taken over by desert in a process known as desertification. As of late May, roughly 120,000 people and […]

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

Last weekend, our neighbor to the north turned 150, celebrating with huge parades and festivals all over the country. Here, btw takes a brief look at the history of Canada. Origins Like the United States, Canada was once populated by tribes of Aboriginal people who were eventually displaced by European explorers. In 1534, French explorer […]

Careers: Film and Video Editor

Careers: Film and Video Editor

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Careers | No Comments

If you’re like most people, you like to watch movies. But have you ever thought about turning your love of movies into a career? If so, then the field of film and video editing might be for you. What Is It? Film and video editors don’t actually shoot footage. Instead, editors take the raw footage […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Michael Brown Shooting Case Settlement Almost three years ago, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was unarmed. Although Wilson said that he shot Brown because Brown was attacking him, witnesses said that Brown had his hands up at the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Big Changes for GE Last Monday, General Electric (GE) announced that it will be replacing its CEO, Jeffrey R. Immelt. Immelt has been the CEO of General Electric for the past sixteen years. He was instrumental in successfully guiding the company through the global recession of 2008. Immelt also helped to encourage and lead GE’s […]

Crisis in the Middle East

Crisis in the Middle East

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in World | No Comments

In what is seen as a crisis in the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC, has organized a blockade of Qatar, one of its member nations. Here, we take a look at the chain of events leading up to the blockade, and its potential impact on the United States and the rest of […]