American Image

“American Image” is a section of the Jackson Journal in which our journalists take an illustration, political comic or news image from American history or current events and write about how it reflects the values and character of the United States.

SCOTUS APRIL 2015 LGBTQ 54663 by tedeytan is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

June Is Pride Month, Support The LGBTQIA+ Community

By: Siamba Oguah, Journalist
LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual; the plus stands for any sexualities that weren't included in the acronym. In honor of pride month here are some things you can do to support the community and be a better ally.
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cowboy by La Shola y EL Gringo? is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Invention That Ended The Wild West

By: Isaiah Efrem, Reporter
The ending of one of the craziest eras in American history.
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Voices of Diversity, April 25th, 2007 by joaquinuy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Complaint Filed After Biased Attack Asian Woman And Child

By: Siamba Oguah, Journalist
Last week a man purportedly harassed and threatened an Asian-American woman and her daughter in a car because they were of Asian descent. Many cities have seen an increase in Asian hate crimes since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Child Labor: Carolina cotton mill, 1908. by Kelly Short6 is marked with CC PDM 1.0

Old Factories During the Industrial Revolution

By: Cindy DeLeon-DeLeon, Reporter
During the industrial revolution in 1760 a lot of things had change with factories. With more and more factories, more products were being mass produced everyday.
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First Covid-19 Vaccine Given in the US – An End to the Pandemic?

By: Shrey Sharma, Reporter
Is the end of the pandemic near? New vaccines are ready, and are being shipped around the country.
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CIA Logo by theglobalpanorama is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The CIA

By: Abigail Chi, Writer
The Central Intelligence Agency, also known as the CIA, is a government funded agency designated to collect, research, and evaluate foreign information for the president and senior US policy makers to make educated and informed national security decisions.
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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 2009 - US ARMY AFRICA - 091110 (34A) by US Army Africa is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Veterans Day: The history behind the holiday & Covid-safe ways to celebrate

By: Julia Clavecillas, Reporter
Veterans have sacrificed to defend our country and the Constitution. We should be grateful to them not just on Veteran's Day but we enjoy the freedom they have defended and worked so hard for.
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iPad 2 w/ Smart Cover by leondel is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

We’re Spending Too Much Time On Our Devices

By: Valerie Lai, Reporter
That's the amount of time the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends as a limit for children.
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The Origins of Noah Neck

The Origins of Noah Neck

By: Isabella Pelini, Reporter

Urban Dictionary defines Noah Neck as followed, "Noah Neck has the thickest neck in world history. He has become many profile pictures on TikTok and is probably insecure about that but we don't care."...

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SUDTIPOS »Whomp« ✪ Pop Music (for widescreen displays) by arnoKath is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

History of Instrument Dynamics in Pop Music

By: Evan Nanthavong , Reporter

What is your favorite pop song right now? Have you ever thought about why you enjoy them? A big part of pop music nowadays is the instrumental portion that goes into that big smash hit that everyone loves...

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WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939) - HAMILTON, MARGARET; WALSHE, PAT. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
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The Classic Witch

By: Cindy DeLeon-DeLeon, reporter

The classic witch has green skin, flies on a broom stick, and has a pointed hat. But have you ever wondered where these ideas came from? The green skin The classic Halloween witch has green skin. This...

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2020 Presidential Election Interactive Map by nordique is licensed under CC BY 2.0

How The Presidential Election Works

By: Sina Farchtchi, Reporter

How does the Presidential Election work? In order for a president candidate to become the president of the United States they must get the majority of electoral college votes. Electoral College is where...

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