Read Smore About It

Editor in Chief: Ali Carlton

You Are What You Eat

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from, and what it took to deliver it to you? If you haven't, you should start considering it.


One place your food can come from is a slaughter house. Many workers who have jobs at these slaughter houses are treated horribly. The conditions are dirty and unsanitary, and many workers are hurt on the job. These workers get paid little for what they do and are completely unappreciated. They barely make enough to feed their own families. I think you should consider this before you eat because you should not take the food you have for granted.

Dear Future Citizens of America...

November 18th, 1918


Dear future citizens of America, I am Alice Paul. In the 1910's, my fellow suffragists and I fought for your right to vote. Us women were treated unequally and were seen as not qualified enough to do the same things men could do. But i knew women could be just as successful.


The victory of winning the right to vote took more than 70 years. Suffragists put a lot on the line to fight back, children, husbands, family, but they were courageous and strong and knew it was the right thing to do. We protested outside the White House with signs, chanting together, through horrible conditions trying to raise awareness. Some of us were arrested and jailed, and asked to pay a fine. But we didn't lose hope.


In 1920 the sadness and hard work was all worth it. What us suffragists had been dreaming about for years was finally here, women gained the right to vote. I hope you use this letter as inspiration in your life. My advice to you would be to never let anyone tell you you can't do something. Keep dreaming and work hard and you can achieve anything you set your mind to.


Sincerely, Alice Paul

QUIET! KNOW YOUR PLACE SHUT YOUR FACE!

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"They have spies everywhere." This propaganda poster is saying that it was important to protect the soldiers and not give out information on the soldiers whereabouts. Some Americans thought it violated the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech. They thought it violated this amendment because they were being told they could not say some things out loud. The whole point of the First Amendment is that you are able to speak freely. The reason I picked this poster was because the bright colors and clever punchline stood out to me.

260 SOLDIERS KILLED IN EXPLOSION

Terrible news has rocked the country today. The Maine was mysteriously blown up, killing many. One of the survivors, George Hurnes, gives you inside information about the blast. "We were all going about our day, when the loudest bang you've ever heard rippled through the air. Everywhere I looked was destruction. Sailors were thrown across the room, laying there, lifeless. There was only a few survivors, I was one of the luckier ones." George later shares his thoughts on who was responsible."I believe it was Spain," he explained. Whether it was Spain or not, today is a day for mourning. We send prayers out to the families affected by this tragic disaster.

DON'T WASTE YOUR FOOD!

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This propaganda poster was used to remind citizens to not waste their food. It also urged them to keep the soldiers in mind when buying, preparing, or eating food. Americans were not supposed to waste food or take more than they were going to eat. They had to save some for soldiers so they didn't go hungry and could keep fighting.

CLASSIFIEDS

NEW DANGERS OF WAR

Soldiers beware, new weapons have been introduced into the war! Harmful weapons such as poisonous gas and large tanks are a danger to us all.


Poisonous gas is being used to kill soldiers during attacks. This gas is highly destructive and can kill many at a time. Gas masks are the only thing that can protect you from these disastrous fumes.


Machines guns are also being used, these new high tech weapons can fire multiple rounds much faster than regular bayonets. Tanks are very large, protective, strong and reliable. They are pieces of equipment that transport soldiers and protect them from enemy fire.


This is a warning to everyone, these new methods and weapons of war are very dangerous and if we don't educate ourselves about them now, we could be in for trouble.

Flappers

In the 1920s, flappers were seen as disgraceful in the eyes of the elderly. There had been a set way to dress and act for so long, that when these women came in with their shorter hemlines and cut hair, many were shocked! Flappers were "fashionable" young women intent on enjoying themselves and ignoring conventional standards of behavior. These women would smoke, drink, dance, and dress differently to rid of the beauty standard women had followed for so long.


After hundreds of years of following the same rules, wearing the same corsets, and having to cover your arms and legs, I think it was time for a change. These young girls came in and did just that. They didn't do anything wrong, they just wanted to have some fun!


I think what made this time so carefree and fun was the new upbeat music, elaborate dance moves, and extravagant clothing and beauty choices. This really set the tone for the future women, that they didn't have to follow something just because it was what was supposed to be acceptable. The flappers showed that they were just doing what made them happy.

Heroes

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This picture is of Amelia Earhart getting ready to fly. Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was born to Amy and Edwin Earhart on July 24, 1897. Amelia was making her trip around the world when she went missing on June 2, 1937. She was legally declared dead on June 5, 1937. The story of Amelia will continue to inspire people as the years go on and her disappearance will remain a mystery.