Babe hit a monster home run towards the left-‐center field. The fans in the left-‐center field stands raised their hands hoping to catch the first home run ball that Babe hit against the Red Sox. The one lucky fan that caught the ball raised the ball as high as he could to show the whole stadium. As this was happening, Babe was trotting around the bases accepting the glory of this dandy home run. Babe received a standing ovation from the crowd. All the fans where clapping there hands together congratulating Babe’s achievement. Babe stood outside the dugout and waved his hand around the stadium. This is what the fans came to see and they were satisfied with what they saw. The rest of the game was not so intense as the first inning but ended up to be a ducky event. The result of this game was 4-‐3 in favor to the Yankees.
Patrick Barden-‐ Staff Writer
Yankee stadium was packed with all types of people in the stands. You could not move at all even if you needed to use the restroom. The crowd was on there feet, jumping and down, Bronx cheering around the stadium for one man. This man is the most powerful man in sports today. George Herman Ruth, better known as “Babe Ruth”, was up to bat for the first time against his previous team, the Boston Red Sox. Babe was traded from the Red Sox to the New York Yankees after playing five seasons with them. Babe was traded to the Yankees for little dough after playing five nifty years with the Red Sox. Babe warned that Red Sox that they have made a mistake and that they will never forget the day that they traded him. Babe knew he was a swell baseball player and needed to prove that to the rest of the world. That what brought this over sold crowd to the stadium. When Babe walked up to the plate, the stadium got louder as the hometown fans cheered. You could see the tension on the Red Sox players hoping to force him out. As Allen Russell, the pitcher, winded up for the pitch, everyone took a deep breath waiting for the ball to be released. The ball had a fast release out of the pitchers had and it was straight down the middle. Babe twisted his hips back and swung at the pitch. Clang! All you could hear is a loud, high pitched noised that surrounded the stadium.
The Red Scare
Christian Bergin-‐ Staff Writer/Cartoonist The 20’s were full of there was any foreigners. They saw fun, prosperity, and suspicion they were the 4,000-‐10,000 flappers. However, communist. people arrested something that without charges, and happened this past Most people supported the people being decade that strikes fear the Palmer Raids deported without a in every person was during the Red Scare. real reason and knew the Red Scare. During They had a great fear that is not something the Red Scare people of communism and America should be became paranoid they did not take doing. They believed in thinking that the communist views freedom and communists had lightly. These people democracy for infiltrated the US and feared that the everyone and thought were trying to take communists were that this applied to over. A common coming to America to foreigners as well. conception was that spread communism. These people the communists were They did not want protested the Palmer part of the labor anarchist’s views to be Raids in hopes to unions and that was supported or put into uphold and glorify their way to gain effect in the United American ideals, which power in America. States. These people truly is how every During the Red Scare, wanted them out of American should have the government would their country to keep reacted to these raids. perform organized themselves and their attacks on foreigners families safe. The The Palmer Raids are because they believed believed the raids something that could the foreigner was a would purify America have easily been communist. People’s and restore peace. avoided. There were rights were often Communism was just many other solutions violated and they could something they to the problem of the be arrested or wanted nothing to do spread of communism. deported for no with and they would Action was not even reasons other than stop at nothing to get required from the suspicion. Right before rid of it, even if it government. If the the turn on the decade, means violating other’s communists had been in 1919, the Palmer rights. left alone they would Raids alone arrested have eventually died 4,000-‐10,000 radicals However, other, more out because too many without former enlightened people American’s would hold charges. The Palmer saw that they were onto the American Raids went against the taking away other’s ideals and freedom and American views of rights and that was not would simply not allow freedom and fair. They went against the communists to take democracy and rid the popular opinion over. Another option people of their rights if and stood up for these would have been to
Sahil Noorudin-‐ Staff Writer/Cartoonist The Scopes Trial, but also known as by prolonging the life of this bizarre The State of Tennessee vs. John case." Thomas Scopes was a landmark legal The Scopes trial by no means case in 1925 in which a high school ended the debate over the teaching science teacher, John Scopes, was of evolution, but it did represent a accused of teaching evolution in a significant setback for the antistate funded school. The final verdict evolution forces. Of the fifteen was that the court found Scopes guilty, but the verdict was overturned on a states with antievolution trifle and he was released. This case legislation pending in 1925, only was instrumental in shaping society two states enacted laws restricting over the science vs. religion debate, teaching of Darwin's theory. and altered the views of many citizens nationwide. The trial brought together modernist and fundamentalist of the time, debating if religion was consistent with evolution, or if the word of God in the Bible was superior to human knowledge.
William Jennings Bryan, three time presidential candidate, led the fundamentalist to completely eradicate the concept of evolution from American classrooms, while the defense’s lawyer Clarence Darrow, who was 70 years old, to refute Bryan and his fundamentalist views. The final verdict was reached on July 21st, 1925, and John Scopes was found guilty and the judge fined him $100. A year later the Tennessee Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Dayton court on a technicality. According to the court, the jury, not the judge, should have set the fine. Rather than send the case back to be retried, the Tennessee Supreme Court dismissed the case. The court commented, "Nothing is to be gained
Aadam Husain-‐ Staff Writer Dennis Leary one said, “Racism isn’t there was little government born, its taught,” and children in the retaliation at first when the KKK 1920s were being taught to hate staged many public lynchings of foreigners. Whether it was Asian, African Americans. The Klan held the African, or Mexicans, white Americans mainstream acceptance until the gave little thought to the idea of racial sentencing of murder of its leader, tolerance. All foreign races that David Stephenson, in 1925. immigrated to the U.S. eventually had to go through great struggles to Desperate for a new leader with relieve the prejudices against their alternate solutions to the growing people. prejudice, African-‐Americans flocked to a man named Marcus Garvey. He During the 1920s, racial tensions gained millions of blacks supports reached a boiling point. Massive with visions of regaining the African emigrations of Europeans, Asians, continent that their original race had African Americans, and Mexicans to lost due to European interference. the U.S. brought the subject of Garvey’s group, the UNIA (United foreigners to the spotlight. All these Negro Improvement Association), can new cultures challenged the be said to be the black equivalent of conservative W.A.S.P. (White Anglo-‐ the KKK, except for the fact that they Saxon Protestant) values that promoted their own culture without dominated the American way of life degrading others’. for more than two centuries prior. In conclusion, though the struggles The government, contrary to the idea were long and hard for all races of helping to reverse this racial involved, today Americans enjoy one tension, actually made matters worse. of the best racially tolerant Many restrictive acts were passed democracies in the world. It would be hindering the ability of foreign people beneficial to all to remember previous to prosper in America, including the generations’ hardships and choose to Johnson Act and the National Origins make more racially inclusive choices Act; lobbying for the restriction of in the future. Asian immigration was particularly intense. Organize hate groups did not help the civil rights cause. The Ku Klux Klan, one of the most prominent white supremacist organizations of the time, opposed nearly every group of people that were not white, heterosexual Protestants. Its large numbers made it very influential as well as powerful, so
Transportation Galore Automobiles and airplanes have revolutionized how we travel in today’s society. Without the hard work and determination of Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh, we might not have had the privilege to have these forms of transportation. With these revolutionary forms of transportation, it has made it easier and more efficient to travel from place to place. Henry Ford is one of the most influential and recognized man in our age. He took the simple idea of the assembly line and used it to make automobiles. He produces these automobiles in a factory in Detroit, Michigan where he can produce a Model T automobile in 93 minutes. The impact from automobiles has changed how we are able to live in our modern day society. Now families can move outside of the city to suburbs and still be able to travel to work
Patrick Barden-‐ Staff Writer in a manageable time. Also farmers are able to travel into the city to get supplies for there farms. Automobiles are not just used for work but they are also used for fun and entertainment. People are not able to travel into cities and enjoy the nightlife. Also dating is starting to change were dates are moving out of the house and into Struggle Buggy’s. The automobile is also changing the economy of the United States. A family is able to buy an automobile at a cheaper price due to the assembly line. Now businesses are expanding and growing where big areas where cars can travel too. Businesses like gas stations and motels are expanding and becoming more popular. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh did something that no one else has done before. Lindbergh was the first man to fly across the Mid-‐Atlantic non-‐stop in an airplane called
the Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris all by himself. Lindbergh proved that it was possible to travel long distances without stopping. Now a day, people are able to travel through the air in less time. The airplane has made it easier to travel cross-‐ country in a more efficient time. Transportation is evolving and improving by the second. Without the invention of the automobile and the airplane, we could still be traveling around by horse and carriage.
Letters To The Editors
Andrea Chandler-‐ Staff Writer/Cartoonist The Changing Role of Women This was my favorite article throughout the magazine. I agreed Dear Editor, with every single word. As adults, As a woman, I’d like to say it’s nice to we’ve seen it all. We’ve seen the racial finally have some more freedom. We differences that come with being a now have more motivation to be different color. And instead of trying treated as equals to men. Who would to make a difference in our society, have ever known we would have the most of us just go along with it and right to vote? Thanks to the 19th even teach our children to hate people amendment, so many more doors who have a different skin color or have been opened to us. We have even foreigners. The government even experienced a cultural change that plays a big role in making racial gives us more independence. I do have tension worse. Unfortunately, I think to disagree with those of you who we’ll always struggle with the fight of judge some woman for the way they equality of all races, but it’s good to now dress. Woman are just having fun know some people actually care. and finally enjoying the freedom they now have. Sincerely, Sarah Barnes Sincerely, Martha Reed The Red Scare The “Babe” Dear Editor, I disagree with the government when Dear Editor, it comes to organizing attacks on Baseball is one of my favorite sports; I foreigners just because they believed usually attend every baseball game. I the foreigner could be a communist. specifically remember the game People have rights and it’s not fair for where Babe walked up to the plate. an innocent person to be arrested just The stadium roared with excitement because of suspicion. I understand as soon as Babe was spotted. Baseball that most people don’t want anything games are always a great night out to do with communism, but that with the Family, I know my younglings doesn’t mean we should attack every are always filled with joy hoping foreigner that comes to our country. they’ll be the ones to catch that one We should come up with an organized home run ball. Babe Ruth is just one of way or a different strategy instead of those players that is automatically just attacking innocent people. If the loved by the public and I will forever government had put more effort into be a Yankees fan, Go Yankees! finding a way to take all of this under control, maybe more Americans -‐Doug Grey wouldn’t question the validity of our rights. Racial Prejudice Sincerely, Dear Editor, Paul Jennings
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