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Jaclyn Perry: Editor-in-Chief

The People Behind Your Dinner

When deciding what to eat, you should consider how the workers who prepared it are treated. Your meal was once alive, and workers had to get it to the way it is now to sell it. Do you know exactly who these workers are? At the world's largest meatpacking plant, they are usually illegal immigrants. You might think the plant is just careless in their hiring process, but no, they are conniving. The illegals are hired on purpose, and even has struck an immoral deal with the area's police. The police have agreed to deport 15 people a night, so that no massive raids shut down plant production Imagine being recruited for a job which is unsafe, working hard at it for ten years, then being a victim of your company's deal. Do you really want to support a plant like this with your money? Do you really want to eat that meat now?

A Letter From Alice Paul

Dear Future Americans,

I hope you are all doing well. As you probably know, yesterday, American women won the right to vote! As you read this, please do not forget the bravery and sacrifices that enabled this right. As a survivor of prison, force feeding, and jeering, I know those things can be hard to stand. However, if you have true conviction in the truth of your actions, the torment becomes so much less so. Going to prison for a few months is much preferable than being forced to blindly follow your country's rules. And when you withstand all these things and still have heart and passion left, then people will respect you. I've seen much greater respect for my ideas and self than ever before.

Also, never forget my fellow women and our mistakes during the suffrage movement. We became angry amongst ourselves, and divided. Our division led to others viewing us as foolish, and this caused our cause to be taken less seriously for a while. It took much more time and effort to pass our amendment. High- hatting each other is never a good idea.

Remember that, "It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society."

Hoping for a swell future,

Alice Paul

The Progress of Progressives

The mine entrance, a symbol of working class conditions, is labeled by a wooden sign. There is a new sign over the last one, which can still be seen and reads "Profit First". The overlaying sign shows safety is now the most important thing in the mine, which represents how Progressives changed Americans' minds to believe in safe treatment. Luckily, this national idea of "Safety First" continues to be a defining factor in our workplaces.

Queen Liliuokalani REBELS Against Fair Constitution 1891

The so- called Queen of Hawaii must not value her people, who wish to join the United States. Yesterday, the Queen announced her plan to go against her peoples' wishes and implement a constitution of her own, which would conveniently give her back her monarchical power. John L. Stevens has bravely stood up for the Hawaiians, demanding the Queen to stop her power- hungry ways and step down. Said Stevens in an exclusive interview, "This Liliuokalani is dangerous. I have reason to believe she is insane and I promise to restore peace and security to Hawaiians soon." Let's hope this brave man will be able to stop this monster!
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Yanks in Germany Want More Books!

Help our soldiers by bringing books to your local library to donate. Books are invaluable tools for education and entertainment! Live fiction books have been specially requested by our soldiers fighting in Germany!

How Americans at Home Helped the War Effort

During the Great War, the United States Government needed money and resources to fight with the Allies. Help from home was powerful, and like the Food Administration's slogan, "Food Can Win the War", limiting use of things at home really did win the war. Americans participated in "heatless Mondays", to save fuel for use by the military, and "wheatless Wednesdays", because wheat was used for soldiers' food, and civilians were encouraged to eat corn. "Victory Gardens" also helped the U.S. feed its troops. In these Gardens, people grew their own food so that canned and prepared food could go to the troops instead of civilians.
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The Charleston, and a Dancing Champion

The Charleston has been a big hit among the Flapper girls, but is it here to stay? I think so. With the Charleston, you must wear a short dress or skirt, and have plenty of mobility. As the Flappers age, their younger counterparts will likely continue this new tradition of more freeing dresses and being able to dance, whether or not they have a man with them. The Charleston, like the movies and the right to vote, is enjoyable, new, and freeing. Women, once they have experienced these freedoms, are unlikely to go quietly back to a life of long dresses and the Two- Step. Flappers, look forward to seeing your grandchildren dancing along to the Charleston, long after you've lost the moves to dance along.

But where did this craze come from? A New York dancer, Bea Jackson, started "Charlestoning", and gave the rest of America the "bug". Jackson is also a world Charleston Champion.

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Coco Chanel: The Tan Hero of Women

In 1923, the ritzy Coco Chanel accidentally stayed out in the sun on her yacht in France a "tad" too long. Despite thousands of years of women wanting fair skin, Chanel's accidental tan rapidly became a keen feature for American women. Coco's fashion influence was shown to go beyond just that, turning tan skin from lowly into the berries.