The History of Memorial Day

The History of Memorial Day

Posted on May 27, 2024 in Stuff You Should Know, United States | No Comments

Memorial Day is an American holiday to honor members of the military who lost their lives during wars or conflicts. Many local communities hold patriotic celebrations that include parades, fireworks, and flag displays. Memorial Day is observed annually on the last Monday of May as a federal holiday. While the holiday honors fallen service members, […]

Thanksgiving Turkey and Traditions

Thanksgiving Turkey and Traditions

Americans love turkey on Thanksgiving, and it’s only fitting that the president pay homage to one of the countries dearest traditions. Just look at some of these turkey facts through American history. One of the country’s founding fathers Benjamin Franklin had proposed the turkey as the United States’ national bird, instead of the bald eagle. […]

Celebrate Constitution Week

Celebrate Constitution Week

On September 17, the United States celebrates an important anniversary. On that date in 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention added their signature to a document that would become the “supreme law of the land”—the U.S. Constitution. James Wilson, a delegate from Philadelphia, proudly stated that “it is the best form of government which has ever […]

Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage Month

Posted on Apr 10, 2023 in Current Events, Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

April is observed as Arab American Heritage month in many places across the United States, though it is not officially recognized by the federal government. Today, there are nearly 3.7 Arab Americans living in all fifty United States. These people can trace their roots to 22 Arab-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa. […]

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

Posted on Dec 9, 2022 in People and Culture, World | No Comments

In 2017, the Afghan girl’s robotics team made headlines worldwide when they won a silver medal at the first Global Challenge international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. At the end of 2021, the girls left Afghanistan as the country was falling back under Taliban control. The story of the robotics team is continuing to make […]

Celebrating Hispanic Culture

Celebrating Hispanic Culture

All ethnicities have unique cultures, histories and contributions. There are over 60 million people in this country who come from Hispanic origin. This month, from September 15 to October 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. All over the country, there will be events that aim to highlight the cultural impact of Hispanic Americans […]

The United Kingdom’s Platinum Jubilee

The United Kingdom’s Platinum Jubilee

Posted on Jun 10, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

Sunday, June 5th, brought the conclusion of Queen Elizabeth II’s four-day Platinum Jubilee, a celebration of her seventy years as monarch. At 96 years old, she is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Here, btw takes a closer look at some of the celebration’s most memorable moments, as well as at how the world has […]

YOU DECIDE: Should communities leveled by hurricanes be rebuilt in the same place?

YOU DECIDE: Should communities leveled by hurricanes be rebuilt in the same place?

Posted on Jun 10, 2022 in You Decide! | No Comments

It’s summer, and that means the start of hurricane season. Due to the effects of climate change, the United States faces more deadly hurricanes every year. During the past two years, a record fifty named storms formed over the Atlantic Ocean, with eighteen tropical storms and hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. Every year, communities […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jun 10, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Monarch Butterfly Populations on the Rise  Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every winter. Migration is a dangerous journey. Monarch populations are also impacted by challenges such as drought, severe weather, habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. But even so, the number of monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico this past winter was increased by a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jun 2, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Pride Month 2022 June is LGBTQ+ Pride month. Across the globe, June will feature celebrations, parades, marches, festivals, and more. Pride began in 1970 to celebrate gender diversity. The month-long observation also raises social awareness about issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.   June was chosen to honor the Stonewall Uprising, which took place on June […]

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