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.

soldiers in camouflage uniform holding rifle

The Marine Corps

By: Jayden Pepper, Journalist
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the Navy.
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man in green 5 American football jersey holding ball

A Report On Super Bowl LVII

By: Miller Stevenson, Journalist
The Super Bowl of 2024 was a game for the ages, with the Kansas City Chiefs emerging victorious over the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling overtime match.
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0 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady by Jack Kurzenknabe is marked with CC PDM 1.0

Patrick Mahomes V.S. Tom Brady

By: Miller Stevenson, Journalist
Mahomes downplays comparison to Brady, but is making a run at his legacy.
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gray and blue airplane

History Of The Airplane

By: Khue Vu, Journalist
The Wright Brothers are claimed to be the inventors of the first airplane in the world. Fascinated by an airplane toy and its mechanics, the brothers hoped to build a flying machine large enough to hold the both of them one day.
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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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Black and White by Brian Auer is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Ageist Divide

By: Gabrielle Carpenter, Editor
Ageism is prejudice based on one's age. Upon first hearing the term ageism, many will lift their brow and chuckle at the thought that such a thing exists.
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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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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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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


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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