The Past Shaping Our Future
Andrea R. Ortiz-Santos; Editor-in-Chief
When Food Meets Money
What are we consuming when we buy food from the big industry? Well, its certainly not pure meat. In fact, videos of hidden cameras show us that the animals are cramped in one place and get squashed or trampled by this moving wall, a torturous death. Before their death the animals, scared and confused, pee themselves and when they are slaughtered all the urine, as well as bacteria in there hooves, get spread to other parts of the body, wounds and even the other animals. This animals are not cleaned before putting them in you plate. You may wonder: But what about the food inspectors? Have they not seen whats happening? Well, some only care about the money they are offered by the industries rather than the health of others. Something similar happened in the gilded age; the animals were not disinfectant after killing nor before and were forced to live on their own filth. Rotten meat was also sold. They will also have chemicals added to fatten them up (industries still do) that can be toxic. Inspectors were also paid to keep there mouth shut.
In the work place, the employees are not the typical Willy Wonka workers seen on t.v. and movies, most of this men and women are decieved by the fictitious tale of the "American Dream". American corn industries had overthrown the Mexican corn industries and farmers leading to many Mexican loosing their jobs. Just when all hope was lost, the Americans offered them the job they longed for, good pay and new life , and it was just on the other side of the border. Yes the American are illegally hiring immigrants. When they finally enter their factory jobs, they find themselves getting overworked in dangerous conditions and not getting paid enough, also they have no sick days. They also have no stability and live in fear of being exported since there tyranic employers report some of their employees to the federal government. Of course, the working conditions are not only for Mexican but to other ethnicity including Americans. In the gilded age, people will come from all over the world with this same ideal of the 'American Dream" and where welcomed with sweat houses, no work and , fear that they will use there jobs becuase their bosses thought they might form a union.
History continues to repeat itself. There might not be monopolies and the government says things have changed, but they havent. In conclusion, money has become the core of many peoples' hearts, thats why the government has not done anything, because the food industry is what keeps the money flowing, and if it closes, that ,means no money.
A Lesson from Alice Paul
August 18, 1920
Dear Future Americans:
I send you this letter because I wish for you to learn. I wish for you to know about your mothers hardship and to not commit the same mistake your fathers have made. Know that women are strong and smart just like (or more) than men. We deserve the right to vote and to do much more. We are warriors of justice and you must learn our story of our struggle and fight that now give you the rights of freedom.
I was a young woman from the Quaker family that had formed the Womens' Suffrage Association with my best friend. Our purpose was to win women their right to vote. We organized a parade to gain awareness of our cause ,but many beat us up very badly for it. Even so our labor had fruit, our parade got a positive response from others too! Still it was not enough to make President Wilson notice us; so we stood in front of the White House, calling out the president. Our efforts lead to getting beat up and then sent to jail.
In jail we demanded our clothes back; for we were political prisoners and once again got beat up. I decided to stop eating in order to prove my point and everyone joined me. For this, we were sent to the hospital of mentally insane and forced tubes through our throats so we would eat.
We grew sickly and the mothers cried for their children... But thanks to this sacrifices we got our freedom and now us women and our daughters have the right to vote. Children of the future don't ever underestimate the power of a woman.
Child Labor is real
Hawaii Falls in the Hands of Tyrants
Make Food To Save Food
Lets fight to get rights. Women are part of our society. without them we are doomed! Lets take a step to equality for women by giving them their vote!
Let your dreams run wild on the new Ford model T. Get it now for $ 175 and have the adventure of a lifetime.
Women nurses are needed at the hospital. must have college education to qualify for the job. $520.50 annually. Contact the local hospital of Cedar Rapids.
WWI: Why the U.S. Entered the War
Charlie Chaplin And The Silence Behind The Smiles
Chaplin came from a dis-functional home which ended up breaking in 1891. Then, he lived with his jobless mother and brother, Sidney. His father did not provide any financial support for the family. Soon seven years old Charlie Chaplin and his brother were sent to a work house and did not see there mother until 18 months later but shortly after was taken away. in September 1898 their mother gets send to an asylum because of an infection of syphilis and malnutrition. The boys get send to live with the father they barely knew who was an alcoholic. Soon after, they went back with their mother but she got sick once again. Charlies brother left for the navy and the now 14 years old was left alone in the street, searching for food.
Since the age of 5, Charlie was performing in plays to earn money and in hopes of accomplishing his dreams of being an actor. His jobs would get praised, but the one that made him take a step forward into popularity was the production of Sherlock Holmes in which he played Billy the page boy which lead him to a role alongside William Gillete, the original Sherlock. "it was like tidings from Heaven" said Chaplin about this events. His determination, talents and hardships lead him to be the popular, funny actor that has touched many hearts even in the present day.
Harry Houdini: THe Man of Mystery and Thrills
Nickname: The Granite State
The Old Man in The Mountain
a book inspired by the mountain wrote of an old native legend, from a fictisous tells that some future day a son of a native will be born with a face that resembles that of the mountain
Hampshire native, Daniel Webster wrote: "Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoe makers hang out gigantic shoe, jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a golden tooth; but up on the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men"
The Old Man in The Mountain
Capital: Des Moines
Nickname: Hawkeye State
Grant was raised in Cedar Rapids. He studied at the School of Art Institute in Chicago and tought at the University of Iowa's School of Arts.
He is known for being part of the Regionalist artists who rejected European style art and created a unique American style. His most famous painting is the American Gothic.
Nickname: The Green Mountain State
Vermont and tourism
Vermonts Tourist attraction is the trees in Fall becuase when they change color Vermonts mountain turns into a beautiful, colorful scenary that is pleasant to the eye.
Vermont has a temperate broad leaf and mixed forest biome. Vermont is home to the Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands forest and North Eastern Coastal Forest, which its trees are mixed oaks.
Vermont and tourism
Nickname: The Last Frontier
Dog sledding is used for transportation of objects, medicine and people in Alaska. It is also a very popular sports in Alaska. The breed mainly used is the Alaskan Husky but Siberian Huskies and Malamutes are also used.
Togo was one of the Dogs that helped the Diphtheria serum. Togos team was one of the first 20 dog sledders to deliver the serum. It took them 3 days to get to there destination and on the way he lead the team in a blizzard and saved his team from death. When reaching Neppa, his destination, the serum was passes to sledder Charlie Olson and he passed to the dog Balto's team. While Balto delivered the serum, Togo took the longest and most hazardous part of the trail.