Read Smore About It - TIMES
Editor-in-chief, Karalyn Recker.
What is our food's story?
When deciding what we eat, shouldn’t we know what happens to our food before we put it down on the dinner table? It seems like a simple question but surprising a lot of Americans don’t think of this. Believe or not every meal you put on your dinner table has a story.
American, Upton Sinclar, did think of this. In fact he went undercover to find out what our American food really goes through before it is just a dinner plate for our kids. This man went undercover to focus on the harsh working conditions. This slowly changed when he found out was going on behind the closed doors of meatpacking industries.
Although the harsh working conditions for the workers were still a huge problem, with how dangerous and unhygienic it is, the packing of our American meat was worse. Upton Sinclar wrote a book, “The Jungle.” The name of the book perfectly describe the course of our food.
The story behind our food is harsh and inhumane. He found rat droppings and the meat was being chemically treated so the smell of the old meat wouldn’t stand out to any average family. It’s nothing a true American family would want to feed their family, is it?
The harsh chemicals going in our body is nothing to be happy about. In fact, our own Americans are feeding this us. Shinning the light on meatpacking industries is what Americans everywhere need. Next time you sit down before dinner, will you now think of your food's story?
And to the future..
Dear future Americans of the United States,
My name is Alice Paul and I am one of the many women that fought for the right to vote. As I’m laying on my death bed I’ve realized that they are many things that I need to tell my fellow American’s. Throughout my fight for women’s rights I’ve come to realize many things. The women I fought alongside with in this battle for the vote, all had their own conflicts and problems that they were going through at the time. They could’ve stopped fighting and left and dealt with themselves, but these women were strong. They knew what they wanted and they were driven. Not to mention how many things these women gave up just to fight for their right.
It was amazing to wake up every day and see the women fight for what they wanted, without standing back in the crowds. They really continued to challenge themselves every day. That’s what I’m here to tell all of you.
A day is wasted if you aren’t challenging yourself. Although challenges aren’t easy and require a lot of work, it will always be worth it in the end. Every challenge is scary, but that is simply because you never really know the outcome of any given situation. I’m here to tell you, you need to lot over the challenge and start seeing the outcome.
Trying to succeed and failing is better than not trying and failing. As American, we don’t give up when something is hard. We fight for what we want and it should always be that way. Never step down to the challenge. Always stand up.
Never give up,
Time To Do Some Busting
September the year of 1901 is when Theodore Roosevelt took on the rule of president of the United States. He’s slogan for his campaign involved the Square Deal. He was a believer that businesses were essential to the nation’s growth, although he also believed they should behave fair. He promised to “see that each person is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less.” He forward his word and started the trust-busting. He would not allow big monopolies that make unfair competition, giving businesses around the U.S. a fair chance in actually having a business. His busting skills were so sharp that he eliminated all monopolies and gave that fair chance to all business owners.
The Evil Queen Is No Longer The Queen
The so called "Queen" of Hawaii should have never doubted the power of the U.S. Armed forces! When she wouldn’t give up her title, she should have thought about how we would strike back! That’s correct, we got her to back down!
“She was shocked, scared for the most part... She knew exactly why we were there and she didn’t look so happy about it,” says one of our top Marines that were on the mission.
Queen Liliuokalani surrendered her power of queen when the U.S. came knocking on her door!
“We stomped in there, made her look down our loaded barrels, and gave her the helpless choice of not being queen or simply not even being alive… She knew that we meant business,” said another Marine that was on the scene.
After the weak queen saw how powerful we really were she had no choice but to back down. Goes to show just how strong America really is!
Stamp That Kaiser
Buying liberty bonds will help your U.S. troops over sea fighting the Central Powers! Do you want us to win the war and bring them home? Do your part and help us support the troops!
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That's right, we need males from ages 21 to 30 to fight with the U.S. Army.
Sewing Job- Females
Any females that have good hands and want to make $350 a year, this job is for you. Apply at Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
The "figured" Cigarettes
To keep a good figure and still have a smoke, Lucky Strike is for you! Now at your nearest store.
It's not only an easy car to drive but easy on your pockets! Now reaching $525.
Utah Railroad Trip
Need a weekend getaway? Get your Union Pacific train ticket today!
To The War We Go!
It was a mid-March day the year of 1917 when tragedy hit American. German U-Boats sank the American merchant ships. Causing deaths of American lives. Not to worry, U.S. President Wilson will not stand for American destruction without fighting back. The world has it after he heard of the awful event he held a meeting with his cabinet. He knew no American should take destruction of our own property!
On April 2nd U.S. President declared war and sided with the allies. The Americans that didn’t support with the war didn’t understand what damage the Germans really did to the U.S. The Germans attacked our fellow Americans and caused death. There for they should pay for it. This is what many other Americans think as well.
When Americans sit and wonder why they ever entered in the war they should remember the crimes of Germany against the U.S.
Blowing The Stage Away
Bessie Smith is one of the many Jazz singers you can listen to, but this why she should be Americans favorite. When starting her career in 1912, she was a dancer in the Moses Stokes minstrel show. She was blowing the stage away right as she started.
This powerful and soulful singer kept her streak going and kept doing shows until she was discovered in 1923. When a worker from Columbia Records saw one of her shows and was shocked. She began writing and recording songs right after signing with them. In which, “Downtown Blues” was included. This album sold over 800,000 copies, over all giving her the spotlight for jazz music.
She was a star right as she started. People of America fell in love with the way she projected her voice and how lovely every note sounded. She has a special talent and she is here to make sure no one would forget that.
An album from Bessie Smith is something every American that likes jazz and soulful music needs in their house. She will always be a real American star.
Hit With Power America!
Josh Gibson is not well known, but he certainly should be for being such an amazing American athlete. His time playing baseball was in the Negro Baseball League. He was known as the best power hitter of his era.
He became a professional baseball by accident in 1929. He became to be known as the best home-run hitter. He didn’t just hit, he was also occasionally played left field or third base, but never for more than one game.
His skills were natural. He has a powerful arm and a quick release making his balls impossible to hit. He will go down in being an American legend.
The States of America!
Nick Name: "The Golden State"
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
No other state in the U.S. has diversity like California does. Every 1 of 4 people in California are actually born in a different part of the world. California can also be known as "The Land of Diversity" and the reason behind that is because of having a location were immigrants would go to a procress to get into the state. This location is called Angel Island. Immigrants would go through tests to see if they were good enough to live in America. California has a wide background of diversity and still does today,
The earthquake that happened in San Francisco is ranked one of the greatest earthquakes ever. It had the scale of 8.25 our of 10. This earthquake easily cause a lot of damage down and a lot of time repairing the city.
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Nickname: "The Bay State"
When going to Massachusetts it's no secret that there is clearly decent from Irish. In fact, about 23% of the people in Massachusetts are from Irish descent. Making it the highest amount of Irish descent in the country.
Lots of Firsts
The first underground Subway opened first in Boston in 1897. This change mass transport forever allowing large amount of people to go place from place but underground not getting in the way of other transports. Another first that happened on the soil of Massachusetts was the world's first basketball game in 1891. It was played in Springfield.
Lots of Firsts
Nickname: "The Green Mountain State"
Tourist love to come to Vermont during fall for one simple reason, the mountains are beautiful. Vermont is two German words put together, Vert means green and mont means mountain. It is given this name for good reason, having beautiful green tree all over their mountains would only mean for the best colors for the fall. Vermont is making their most money during the fall when the tourist come to see how beautiful the state really is.
Arlington National Cemetery Gravestones
There's one more place you can tour of Vermont without actually being in the state. It would be the Arlington National Cemetery. All the headstones that lie in this cemetery actually come from Vermont mountains.
Nickname: "The Garden State"
Fort Lee & Films
When people think of film production you'd usually think of California but in reality it was born in New Jersey with the Fort Lee & Films. News Jersey gave birth to the motion picture films we watch today.
1920's Atlantic City
New Jersey attracted the film stars with having the first and longest board walk. The board walk was made so they people of America could walk along side the beach without having to get the sand between their toes.