Read S'more About It
Hannah Gire; Editor-In-Chief
Do you think it's okay for companies to recruit foreign workers?
These immigrants thought they were coming here to get a better life and provide for their families. But instead they had to suffer through poor working conditions and unfair wages. They worked 10 hours a day, 6 days a week and didn't get paid for sick days or vacation, if they got hurt during the job they got no compensation. Kids as young as five would have to work just so that family could put food on the table because the adults in the family did not get paid enough. To speed up production in these companies, employers would pressure the tired, low-paid laborers to work faster. This act would often lead to accidents and if you were injured they didn't take responsibility over it. They would push them to the side and hire new workers to replace them. This is unfair to the workers and their families. Something needs to change, what would you do?
Dear future citizens of America
Dear Future Americans,
I am writing to you on the day women were given the right to vote. I have heard you some conflicts about same sex marriage and I would like to give suggestions about how to achieve this. When I, and many other women, were fighting for women's voting rights, we did numerous things. One thing we did was host a parade to make awareness of what is going on. A lot of women got on board and we marched the streets. We had many rough patches along the way though.
As we were in the parade, marching, men of all ages were booing us. But that shouldn't phase you if you are trying to get something you've wanted for so long. As African American women joined in with us, the crowd lined up on both sides of the street were getting more hectic than anyone ever expected . The police couldn't stop them. They barged through the ropes that were keeping them impacted, and attacked us women. Sharp objects were thrown, people tackled to the ground. Over 100 people were sent to the hospital.
If you take this letter into consideration and decide to host a parade, here are some things I would do differently. You need to be prepared for the worst. Now a days police can hold off a crowd, but you should also have some sort of protection. Protest through all the name calling, booing, or whatever may happen. We protested through it and we got the newspaper in our favor. Please take the time and be aware of what you do. Fight through it!
"What a Funny Little Government"
Sweet tooth's and foul thoughts
Someone pays a price for what you waste!
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Do you think militarism played the biggest part in the outbreak of the WW1?
Amelia Earhart was born on July 24th, 1897, and raised in the home of her grandfather in Atchison, Kansas. Her education consists of home schooling until the age of 12. When Amelia was 12, her and her sister, Grace Muriel Earhart, moved to Des Moines and were enrolled in a public school. Her father loses his job to alcoholism and the family is moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. When her father Edwin is unable to recover and find a job, her mother, Amy, moves her and the girls to Chicago, Illinois. She than graduates and high school and starts a finishing school outside of Philadelphia, which she does not graduate from. Instead she volunteers at Toronto's Spadina Military Hospital. While in Toronto she visits an a air field with her friend. She recalls that "I did not understand at the time, but I believe that airplane said something to me as it swished by." Amelia has her first flying lesson with female pilot Neta Snook. She later passes her flying license test.
Amelia wants to pursue in flying around the globe. Purdue University finances a new plane for Amelia. Amelia along with her navigator Captain Harry Manning fly the first part of the trip, when they land Honolulu they try to continue and three days later the plane ground-loops and they have to call off the flight. That does not stop her, she now has a plan to travel from west to east. Fred Noonan is now her only crew member on the second flight. They complete 22,000 miles making it all the way to New Guinea from Miami, Florida.
They have just departed from New Guinea and are hoping land in Howland Island in the Pacific. Amelia is a courageous women that doesn't let anyone tell her what she can can't do. "Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done."
The Great Bambino
Nickname: "The Golden State"
Biggest earthquake in California, 8.25 on the Richter Scale. Very destructive, loss of water. and power outages.
In 1900 oil was discovered along the Kern River. For a brief period, California was the center of world oil production.
Capital: Des Moines
Nickname: "The Hawkeye State"
#1 Cash Crop
Iowa's #1 cash crop is of course corn. Iowa produces more than 2 billion bushels of corn a year.
The Niagara Movement
In 1905 J.E. Buxton from Buxton Iowa, co-founds the Niagara Movement which is re-named in 1909 and is known as the NAACP.
#1 Cash Crop
Nickname: "The Empire State
NYC Skyscraper Challenge
40 Wall street= 70 stories, Chrysler Building= 77 stories, and the Empire State Building= 102 stories.
In 1904 New York City's first subway line opened to the public and it was called the IRT.
Nickname: "The Blue Grass State"
Kentucky is the 3rd biggest producer in marijuana next to California and Tennessee.
Women Can Serve
In 1921 the law was passed making it legal for women to serve on juries.