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. […]

Disabilities and Citizenship

Disabilities and Citizenship

Posted by on Nov 4, 2022 in Government, People and Culture | No Comments

Do you know what it takes for an immigrant to become a U.S. citizen? Applying for citizenship is a rigorous ten-step process that includes filling out forms, paying fees, participating in interviews, taking an English test and a civics test, and more. People with disabilities face unique challenges when applying for U.S. citizenship. Now, the […]

Who is Megan Piphus Peace?

Who is Megan Piphus Peace?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2022 in People and Culture | No Comments

The well-known American children’s show Sesame Street has been a part of television history since 1969. It is broadcast in more than 150 countries. It has also won 142 Emmy awards–more than any other show in television history. Sesame Street has always prided itself on breaking down barriers during its more than fifty-year run, but […]

Florida Begins Hurricane Ian Recovery

Florida Begins Hurricane Ian Recovery

Posted by on Oct 13, 2022 in People and Culture | No Comments

Hurricane Ian made landfall in the United States on September 28, 2022. It was the deadliest storm to hit Florida since 1935. At almost 500 miles wide, the Category 4 storm caused catastrophic winds and deadly, record-breaking storm surges. Here, btw takes a closer look at Ian’s tragic aftermath.  How Deadly Was Hurricane Ian?  As […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Maria Hinojosa

Hispanic Heritage Month: Maria Hinojosa

Posted by on Sep 23, 2022 in People and Culture | No Comments

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist. In 2020, she wrote a memoir called Once I Was You, which told the story of her life. Recently, she created a new version of the memoir, which is aimed at kids ages eight to twelve. Here, btw takes a closer look at Maria Hinojosa, her book, and why […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday, Title IX!

Happy Birthday, Title IX!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2022 in People and Culture, United States | No Comments

Do you play a sport at school? If so, you are probably impacted by Title IX: groundbreaking legislation that passed fifty years ago this summer. This week, btw examines this important legislation, why it matters, and how it has affected generations of young athletes.  What Is Title IX?  Title IX was part of a bill […]

“Troublemaker”: A New Book by John Cho

“Troublemaker”: A New Book by John Cho

Posted by on May 4, 2022 in People and Culture, Top Stories | No Comments

Difficult times can sometimes lead to important progress. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a rise in anti-Asian American racism and hate crimes. Asian Americans were wrongfully blamed by some for the disease’s introduction in the United States. John Cho–an Asian American actor best known for his roles in films such as Better Luck Tomorrow and […]

New York City Swears in New Mayor

New York City Swears in New Mayor

Posted by on Jan 12, 2022 in Government, People and Culture | No Comments

On December 31, 2021, Eric Adams, New York City’s new mayor took his oath of office. Aside from being only the city’s second African American mayor, Adams differs from his predecessors in many ways. Here, btw takes a closer look at this unusual leader. Who is Mayor Adams? Eric Adams is 61 years old. He […]

Wearing Native American Cultural Regalia at Graduation

Wearing Native American Cultural Regalia at Graduation

Posted by on Nov 18, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

High school graduation is a significant event in many peoples’ lives. Many indigenous families and Native American communities like to mark the occasion by wearing items to celebrate their cultural heritage. For example, eagle feathers are often given to graduating students by family members or loved ones to wear to celebrate their accomplishment. However, schools […]

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