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. […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Major League Baseball

Hispanic Heritage Month: Major League Baseball

Posted by on Sep 29, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

More than two thousand Hispanic and Latinx players have participated in Major League Baseball (MLB) in its history. Today, roughly 250 of the current 1,200 MLB players are of Hispanic or Latino descent. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, MLB will be highlighting and celebrating the contributions […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Marvel’s Voices “Comunidadaes” #1

Hispanic Heritage Month: Marvel’s Voices “Comunidadaes” #1

Posted by on Sep 15, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Marvel Comics has come out with a new anthology, or collection, called Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades #1. This anthology spotlights Hispanic and Latinx characters, uplifting and promoting the voices of Hispanic and Latinx creators, writers, and artists. The goal of the project is to recognize and appreciate Hispanic cultures, while […]

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 […]

Biden Announces Student Debt Relief Plan

Biden Announces Student Debt Relief Plan

Posted by on Sep 1, 2022 in Current Events, Government | No Comments

Student loan debt is at an all-time high. Right now, the average public university student must borrow $32,880 to pay for a bachelor’s degree. As of 2022, student loan debt in the United States totals $1.748 trillion. Forty-three million Americans have student loan debt, with an average debt load of $37,667. Last week, the Biden […]

COVID Vaccine Approved for Children Under Five

COVID Vaccine Approved for Children Under Five

Posted by on Jun 30, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

There are approximately nineteen million children under five years old living in the United States. Until recently these children were not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. On June 9, 2022, the White House announced a plan to encourage vaccination for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old. Here, btw takes a […]

The United Kingdom’s Platinum Jubilee

The United Kingdom’s Platinum Jubilee

Posted by 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 Ohio Postpone its Primary Elections?

YOU DECIDE: Should Ohio Postpone its Primary Elections?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 in Current Events, You Decide! | No Comments

Every ten years, state legislatures must evaluate the census population data to see if their state’s congressional district maps must be changed. Information about population growth and loss comes directly from the Census. If the population increases or decreases enough to change the number of congressional members assigned to each state, the districts must be […]

Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage Month

Posted by on Apr 13, 2022 in Current Events | 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. […]

Women’s History Month: A Visit to the National Parks

Women’s History Month: A Visit to the National Parks

Posted by on Mar 16, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

It’s Women’s History Month, and the National Parks Service is celebrating! Two years ago, the National Park Service (NPS) launched its Women in the Parks fund. This fund is dedicated to sharing stories of women who have blazed trails–literally and figuratively. What better time to explore these parks and programs than Women’s History Month? Here, […]

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