An American-Italian restaurant in the U.K. has decided to offer free kids meals, if their parents unplug during dinner. “Children spell love T-I-M-E and by putting away screens parents are sending the message that their children are important to them and that can only be good for family time,” parenting expert Susan Atkins said to a press release from the restaurant.
Frankie and Benny’s restaurant gave out a survey to 1,500 people and the results showed that about 20% of children said they feel as if their parents would rather be on their phone than talk during the meal. Around 23% of parents admitted they were either on their phones or checking their phones during the meal, while their child was speaking with them. Nearly 10% of children said they had to try and steal their parents phone, to get their attention.
These restaurants have showed that kids aren’t the only ones having trouble staying off heir technology devices. Starting on November 17, Frankie and Benny’s encourages parents and kids to put their electronics in the box at their table that the restaurant provides for them. Some parents admitted when their child(ren) were talking to them about their day, they were multitasking by listen and scrolling through their phone. Just to clear everything out the restaurant is not forcing parents or families to give up their electronics their suggestion to participate in this “challenge”. “We’ve found giving families the chance to part with their devices for a mere couple of hours is a great way to bring them closer and embrace family time,” Frankie and Benny’s restaurant said to the Independent, according to this website. This campaign runs until December 7. This Italian restaurant has gathered some more information and they have found out that 72% of children wish their parents would spend less time on their phones, and 70% said they feel as if there parents prefer to be on their phones longer than talking with their children.
The restaurant states “If the initiative is a success we’ll certainly be looking at ways to activate it on a more permanent basis.”- cited from The Independent.
I have interviewed many individuals about their opinion, on what this restaurant has decided to campaign. “I think it is a great way for families to hang out, talk with each other, and learn how their family member's days goes!” replied Maddy Peoples. Taylor jones responded with “That is a smart idea, to help families get closer!”. In my opinion this is a great way to help familie unplug and get to know each other even better, but when my Family goes out to restaurants my Dad has to have his phone on him ALL the time so he doesn't miss an important work call. My dad is a bank recruiter is works non-stop, I feel like he would like this, but at the same time be stressed or worried about missing important work tasks.
“That is a great idea, because shouldn’t be on their electronics in the first place, unless there is an emergency or it is for work.” said my Mom (Sophie). What do you think?
Story by Amelia O'Halloran
Ballet began during the Renaissance in Italy and was originally meant just for men. It began around the year 1500. Many of the traditional ballets we see today were invented around the 1930s. Ballet was introduced to France when Catherine de Medici of Italy married the French King Henry II. The first costumes were layers upon layers of clothing and masks that, while beautiful to look at they were very hard to dance in. The dancer´s shoes were similar to the theatre shoes we see today, the pointe shoe and the soft soled shoes were not yet invented. The official terminology was developed over the next 100 years or so during the reign of Louis the XLV. Ballet was performed in courts by hired dancers but the kings also sometimes performed.
While all this was happening Russia was developing its own style of ballet. By 1850 Russia was the leading creativity center of the dance world. This caused dancing en pointe (on the toe) was invented and became popular. By this point, costumes have evolved into long length tutus which are now commonly referred to as romantic tutus. When dancers began dancing on pointe the tutus got shorter and shorter in order to show of the pointe work until they reached the platter tutu. You still see both the platter and romantic tutu in ballets today. Russia is still a leading country in the world of ballet.
In the early 20th century the Russian theatre producer Serge Diaghilev brought together some of that country's most talented dancers, choreographers, composers, singers, and designers. He formed a group called the Ballet Russes. They presented a variety of ballets while touring America and Europe. Thus, making ballet popular in America. George Balanchine was part of the Ballet Russes and settled down in the U.S. Another person was Adolph Bolm who was the founder of the San Francisco Ballet. Diversity was not always accepted in the ballet world. But in Misty Copeland became the first African American principal dancer.
Story by Maddy Peeples
In November, 19 rescuers from Wakatobi National Park found a dead whale on the Indonesia shore. The whale was lying in the water all in one piece. It had an open cut, and the rescuers found 13 pounds of plastic waste - what they think is what caused the death. That’s a lot of plastic, but this is our world. This is what is happening to animals, which is really sad. If you litter, you are hurting our animals in our world and some of them help us survive. According to CNN.com a minister of maritime affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, says that the discovery of the whale has been a massive wake-up call for his government. The government of Indonesia has a goal of reducing the use of plastic by 70% by the year of 2025.
Most pollution comes from activity on land that goes into the ocean, and the animals mistake it from their food and eat it and when they do it can cause life-threatening problems. Like, reduce fitness, nutrient uptake and, feeding of residency which are all vital for survival. A big source is called non-point-source pollution, and it occurs as a result of runoff. Something that is really crazy is that EVERY YEAR 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean. Pollution that comes from a source, like an oil or chemical spill, is known as point-source pollution. Often these events have large impacts, but fortunately, they occur less often. For more than 30 years, volunteers have picked up more than 220 million pounds of trash from the world’s beaches which is just sad that we have so much pollution in our world.
Most people believe that 700 hundred species could go extinct because of the plastic. Current estimates say that at least 267 species world wide have been affected. Which is including 84% of sea turtles, 44% of all seabirds and 43% of all of the marine mammals. Sea turtles are dying from plastic because like all animals they mistake it from their food but sometimes it can cause blockage and hurt them REALLY BAD. Necropsies performed after they found out that the amount of plastic debris was increasing and killing the whales and the dolphins. Plastic pollution deeply impacts species of fish, but unlike other animals fish is one animal that is commonly eaten by animals and if the people who prepare the seafood for human consumption don’t see the plastic in the fishes than the people who eat them could get SERIOUSLY sick! According to Onegreenplanet.com an eight-year study in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia documented 388 sea lions trapped in plastic debris. Last thing is that another study found that HUNDREDS of species have been negatively impacted by plastic pollution over the past TWO DECADES.
Story by Sydney Dickson
What makes a volcano dangerous? The type of volcano it is, how active it is, and how many people live in the vicinity of its potential eruption. Here are 3 of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world today.
Mount Vesuvius is located in Italy. It is a stratovolcano, which means its a cone-like volcano made of hardened ash and lava. Stratovolcanoes are known for having the most explosive eruptions. Mount Vesuvius has had about 8 major eruptions in the past 17,000 years. The last major eruption was in March of 1944, killing 26 people. However, the most famous Vesuvius eruption occurred in A.D. 79 and killed 30,000 people. Today, 6 million people live in the range of Mount Vesuvius’ deadly eruptions. That means that 6 million people could be in danger next time it has a major eruption.
Kilauea is located in Hawaii. Unlike Vesuvius, Kilauea is a shield volcano. Shield volcanoes are made up entirely of basalt lava, which is fluid when it erupts. For this reason, shield volcanoes are usually not explosive unless water gets into the vent. Kilauea is currently erupting and has been since 1983. Recent explosive eruptions and newly opened fissures are the biggest danger to residents on the island today. This current volcano eruption has caused thousands of people to evacuate and lots of homes have been destroyed. Scientists say that Kilauea could keep erupting for years and there’s no telling if the eruptions will intensify over time.
Volcan De Fuego
Volcan de Fuego, a stratovolcano is located in Guatemala. This volcano is very unpredictable because small eruptions occur every 15-20 minutes. But the last major eruption happened on June 3 of 2018. 113 people were killed and 332 people were missing. The most dangerous part of this volcano is the pyroclastic flows that come from the eruption. Pyroclastic flows is a cloud of really hot ash and dust that falls down the slope of a volcano after an eruption. The pyroclastic flow from Volcan De Fuego got up to speeds of 450 mph and temperatures up to 1,300℉.
Volcanoes are difficult to predict because of the limited number of subjects (volcanoes) scientists are able to study. Now that you know about 3 of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Which volcano do you think is the biggest threat to people today?
Story by Tate Lloyd
Halloween is not a typical French holiday. It began to get popular in the 1990’s when young French hipsters started to have costume parties on October 31st. Bars and restaurants followed the new trend.
Halloween is a fun way for French kids to learn English! Candy is a motivation to help kids practice, too! The 31st is usually during mid-season school break, so trick or treat outgoings are really organized. Even though some neighborhoods in France practice trick or treating, it hasn’t become a part of the French Tradition just yet.
The word “trick” hasn’t become a tradition either so far. The French aren’t really motivated to egg houses, or clean toilet paper off their property.
French kids don't necessarily understand that Halloween costumes don’t always have to be scary. You usually wouldn’t see any princesses or superheroes, there would mainly be zombies, ghosts, vampires, etc. Although French love costumes parties, they mainly hold them during New Year’s Eve, Birthdays, etc. Even the grownups join in on the fun.
Despite the French celebrate bits and pieces of Halloween, it is still a foreign holiday. Usually, in the big cities there are celebrations, but in the smaller countrysides/cities there's aren't as many parties or trick-or-treaters.
The kids especially enjoy participating, because it means free candy. Some kids even know the American tradition, and Catchphrase in English!
Even though France celebrates Halloween, they are still learning some of the traditions. If you would like to learn more about French Halloween, click this link!: Halloween In France
Foreign Teachers in China have introduced the tradition of Halloween to many students and families, other than that Halloween isn’t well known.
The concept of Halloween mainly entered China through foreign teachers and Western expats. Some foreign teachers might throw a Halloween party or teach a lesson on the holiday. In result, their students decorate their homes for October 31st and receive Halloween candy, but small amounts of Chinese don’t do much for it unless they have foreign friends who celebrate the holiday.
In China, Halloween is a party day in “expat oriented bars” and restaurants, where a lot of “expats” live such as “Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.” Bars who serve foreign customers will often decorate for the holiday with black cats, ghosts, monsters, Halloween lanterns, etc., there might also be masquerade parties!
Hong Kong’s two major theme parks Ocean Park and Disney Land have activities to celebrate October 31st, such as masquerades, haunted houses, movies, etc., but be careful people in costume might give you a fright!
f you would like to learn more about Chinese Halloween click this link!: Halloween In China
Italy celebrates a holiday called Carnevale, it is very similar to Halloween. Italy was introduced to Halloween from U.S. films, T.V., Pop Culture, and more! The tradition started off with the old-fashioned trick-or-treating part of the tradition.
Halloween is starting to “throw some controversy over Italy’s All Satins and All Souls Day, on November 1st and 2nd respectively, and many worry about the fact that it may turn what is supposed to be a time to remember the dead with love and cherish, into yet another occasion to party” sited by Halloween In Italy.
“Celts as Samhain/Souls of the dead”, has been here since before Christ was born, “witness to the holy necessity to remember and love those who are no longer physically with us.” -Halloween In Germany
Germany has been celebrating Halloween for 25 years, although the phrase “Trick-or-Treat” angers the Germans! Many Germans are not happy with the growth of American Halloween in Germany, some areas decorate, sell costumes, have parties, and sell candy!
Although Germany does not like the American Halloween way, they have a tradition of their own. The Movie Park Horror Fest has been going on for 20 years, including 2018, this is an annual event located north of Essen. They also have the Mayen Market “Festival Of Magic”, which includes a parade, pumpkin carving, costumes, and beer, this is all in the Eifel region. LEGOLAND has recently made its way into the tradition too. LEGOLAND became a Halloween event, where children dress up in costumes and receive free park admission. October 31st may be different in Germany, but it is still quite enjoyable!
THE UNITED KINGDOM
The United Kingdom celebrates Halloween practically the exact same way as America does. They throw parties where hosts and guests dress up, have pumpkins, spiders, and bats as their common symbols, similar to us. Although Halloween is not a public holiday, which means businesses have their regular work hours, that’s how it is in the U.S. too.
People often gather for parties, horror movies, trick-or-treating, and many more activities. Houses that don’t pass candy out may also find a special little trick pulled on them! The origins of Halloween are in Pagan festivals in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Just like here many restaurants and businesses take advantage of Halloween to create cool holiday-themed treats and toys.
The U.K. also believes that the end of October is when spirits of the dead come alive and walk around casually. The reason for costumes is they believe if they dress up as the dead then there will be no harm towards them. In Puritan times, Halloween was prohibited and outlawed, they eventually revised the law as time went on.
Do you recognize the name “All Hallows Eve”, well if not that was Halloweens old name in the U.K, it was also known as “the day before All Saints Day”, and “Nut Crack Night”, “Thump The Door”, “Apple and Candy Night”, “Bob Apple Night”, “Duck Apple Night”, and many others.
If you would like to know more about the U.K.’s Halloween traditions, click on this link: Halloween In The United Kingdom
Many countries have similar Halloween traditions to America, but ours have a special meaning to it, that possibly only we would understand! It is interesting how different countries have different traditions for holidays.
Story by Amelia O’Halloran
Girls rights around the world vary but one thing is clear, all countries need to improve. The countries this article is about are Sudan, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, and Canada.
Sudan, Sudan is a very bad country to be a girl because they have a huge child bride problem. Every year around 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married in Sudan. 12% of girls in Sudan marry before 15. Child marriage is a problem because usually, the girl does not continue her education and usually has a child at a young age. The risk for maternal death in Sudan is 1 in 31, for every 100,000 births their is 730 maternal deaths so many girls die at a young age. In Sudan girls can legally marry at age 10 with their parent's approval, child brides usually come from poverty and their parents see it as a way to get out of that life but they usually continue to stay in poverty. At school, many girls face violence and sexual harassment or assault.
The United Kingdom, in the UK 10 incidents of sexual harassment or assault happen at school per day. This can affect the girl’s confidence and success in school. 22% of girls reported some sort of sexual assault or harassment at school but keep in mind a lot of these incidents go unreported. The worst place to be a girl is Middlesbrough while Waverly, Surrey is the best place to be a girl. Over half of girls think their peers struggle with positive body image because they feel so much pressure to look like the woman and girls they see in magazines. 20% of girls in the UK cited their bodies as their main source of worry. So while the UK is not as bad as Sudan they still have plenty of work to do.
India, there are over 50 million girls missing in India. India is home to more than ⅓ of the worlds child brides. Like Sudan, India has a serious child bride problem as 6 million children are born to girls annually. This creates a circle of poverty because the child brides are already in poverty the child born to her will be poor and they will likely become a child bride to try and escape that life. Child marriage also kills a lot of girls because complications in childbirth and pregnancy are the number one cause of death for 15-19 year olds. Also just existing as a girl in India is dangerous because 7000 girls are killed before or after birth through abortions or infanticide. As you can see India is just as bad as Sudan.
Brazil, In Brazil almost a third of Brazilian girls said they suffered from threats to beatings to attempted murder. This is alarming because if ⅓ of girls suffer from attempted murder think about how many have been murdered. Like a lot of developing countries, Brazil has a child bride problem as 36 % of girls are married before age 18. They also have a serious education problem especially for girls because 1.5 million girls are denied education. This is a problem because if girls aren’t educated they won’t be smart enough to get good jobs and get out of a life that they suffer constantly from. Brazil needs to work harder for girls rights because they still have no laws against sexual harassment at schools and in public places.
Canada, When I began researching Canada I was surprised because I thought that they would have more positive than negative facts about girls rights but they still have a lot of work to do. In Canada 1 in 2 girls said that gender stereotypes often or always affect girls career path decisions this is problematic because if gender stereotypes are affecting girls career decisions this could permanently affect girls lives. Also, only 7% of girls said they feel their voice is valued.
While lots of girls in Canada have access to school half of girls don’t feel safe at school. Girls in Canada also struggle with body image as 30% of girls said they struggle with positive body image. 39% of girls said they rarely or never feel safe from sexual harassment.
So while the world may be moving in a positive direction on girls rights we all still have plenty of work to do.
Story by Madeline Peeples
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It’s a commonly known fact that cigarettes are bad for you. So many former smokers have taken to E-cigarettes and vapes to quit. The company Juul Labs has a mission, to help adult smokers cut their cigarette addiction with their tobacco-free product. But the slick and discreet design of the Juul is attracting more than just adult smokers. According to the New York Times, The sales campaigns for Juuls — now hugely popular with teenagers across the nation — are at the heart of a federal investigation into whether the company intentionally marketed its devices to youth.
The Juul campaign was started in 2015, but sales took off in 2017. Past advertisements showed smiling young models holding their products behind bright colored backgrounds. From a teens perspective, the Juul advertisement seemed very innocent. It does not at all show the risks of vaping nor does it have warnings that the product contains addictive chemicals like nicotine. However, Juul Labs does show concern for the growing popularity of vapes in teenagers. Recently, they changed the names of flavors like “creme brulee” to “creme” and the flavor “cool cucumber” to "cucumber" in hopes of drawing less attention to the younger generation. Still, the e-cigarette use in teens shows no sign for slowing down; a survey done by Monitoring The Future showed that about 12% of eighth graders admitted to vaping “just flavoring”, 8% of revealed that they have vaped products containing nicotine, and 3% admitted to vaping products containing marijuana.
During my research for this article, I found out that Juul.com was unblocked on the school computers. This shocked me, as things like online shopping, music streaming services, and even some educational websites were blocked. But a website that retails products that teachers and administrators are constantly telling us not to use remains unblocked and free for us to browse. At the beginning of the year, we were told that any misconduct in use of computers would result in a minor referral, however, I’ve been browsing the site for about a week and no teachers show any sort of concern with what I am looking at. This makes me wonder: Just how easy is it to vape in school?
“It’s literally so easy,” an eighth-grader told Asheville Middle Journalism. “Kids do it all the time the bathrooms.” Teachers often have mistaken these devices for stationery supplies. For example, the Juul resembles a flash drive. It can be plugged into your computer to be charged through a USB. The purchase of e-cigarettes for minors is not necessarily hard either. Online shopping websites create an easy, anonymous way for teens to purchase these devices. Age verification for some of these websites is as simple as answering yes to the question “Are you 21?” Since vaporizers are often scentless or close to scentless, it’s very hard to tell whether someone vapes or not compared to traditional cigarettes.
What are the health risks of E-cigarettes? Well, the long-term effects of Juuls are unknown. But according to the American Cancer Society, addictive chemicals can harm a developing brain like one in a teenager, therefore the concern of nicotine inhalation is greater for teenagers than in adults. Although tobacco usage in youths has been declining, the interest in vaporizers and e-cigarettes have been rising. Would eliminating cigarette usage be worth it if it meant replacing it with more a modern and electronic device?
Article written by Erin Chen
One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves is what will happen in the future. We usually envision ourselves in two, five, or even ten years. But do we ever think about what will happen to the world in the near future? What events will happen? Here is a list of only some of the things that will happen in or before 2050. Let’s start next year, 2019.
2019: The United Kingdom will officially leave the EU. In 2016, the UK officially declared that they wanted to be independent. In 2019, they will officially become their own country.
2019: The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be in France.
2020: The world’s tallest building will be finished. In 2016, the world’s tallest building started construction. In 2020, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia will finish construction topping the current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa is standing at 828 meters, but the Jeddah tower will be 1,000 meters.
2020: The Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo. The next Summer Olympics will happen in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. They will pay nearly $2.5 billion to hold the event.
2020: The first space hotel will be opened. In only two years, people may be able to have the chance to sleep in space, according to The Washington Post, for the cheap price of $9.5 million for twelve days.
2022: The FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar.
2022: The Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing. The next Winter Olympics will be in Beijing, China. It will cost around $3.9 billion for this to happen.
2023: Mickey Mouse’s earliest cartoons will expire because of copyright law. Under current US copyright laws, the earliest cartoons of the world famous Mickey Mouse will expire in 2023.
2024: SpaceX launches their Mars mission. 2024 will be the start of a long awaited mission to Mars. The company SpaceX will launch a rocket, headed straight for Mars. This mission is not manned.
2025: The population will be 8 billion. Scientists are predicting that somewhere around 2025 the population will rocket to a staggering 8 billion people. That is 8,000 million people.
2026: SpaceX may launch their first manned Mars mission. Back to SpaceX again. This is a rough estimate, but the company predicts that they will launch their first manned Mars mission in 2026.
2026: The Sagrada Familia Cathedral will get finished. This is a momentous event because people have been working on this cathedral since 1883. The reason is because the stone is extremely hard to find the necessary stone to build.
2027: SpaceX will land their mission on Mars. 2027 will be the year when SpaceX lands their manned mission on Mars that took off in 2026, if all goes according to plan. This means that 2027 may be the first time humans will set foot on Mars.
2028: The Summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles.
2030’s: NASA plans to land a manned mission on Mars. At some point in the 2030’s, NASA plans to take off and land a manned mission to mars themselves, so if SpaceX somehow fails, then NASA is planning on doing it as well.
2031: Russia may land on the moon. In 2031, Russia has plans to launch and land a manned mission on the moon.
2036: Breakthrough Starshot project will launch. Without going into extreme detail, Breakthrough Starshot is a space project that will send small spacecrafts to another solar system called Alpha Centauri. There is a planet in that system that could inhabit alien life. The spacecraft will get there 20-30 years later.
2042: The world population will have reached 9 billion.
2045: The Technological Singularity. The Technological Singularity is where artificial intelligence passes human intelligence. This is the year, according to futurist Ray Kurzweil, where this will happen.
2050: By this point, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities, the arctic ice sheet will likely be gone, and people may be starting to live on Mars.
There are things to be scared of and things to be excited for in the upcoming years, but the future is what it is.
Story by Ryan Oast
During the 21st century with so much on our minds, the world around us has taken a negative phycological toll on us. According to The American Journal Of Psychiatry, “Studies show that rates of depression for Americans have risen dramatically in the past 50 years.” Melancholy has been part of our lives in various ways, and here are some examples of the causes of melancholy in our current society.
Technology and social media
Social media has a huge impact on teens, with teenagers constantly comparing themselves to others and spending a lot of time on technology making them deprived. According to a study at the University of Pittsburgh, those who spend more time on social media had 2.2 times the risk of reporting eating and body concerns. Adding on to that, 50 to 75 percent of people who have eating disorders show symptoms of depression, according to the article of Stats and Facts About Depression in America.
Furthermore, in the UCLA brain mapping center a study of teens on social media of the ages 13-18, found that “receiving a high number of likes on photos showed increased activity in the reward center of the brain.” Basically saying that teens are influenced to like and get likes on social media. They feel good being liked and being part of something bigger, for example; liking posts that have a lot of likes shows that you’re also part of whatever it is. Which can also affect who you are, based on the content that is most followed and admired by other people can't always be the best thing. That can impact teens to show signs of depression. Just like the study done in the University of Pittsburgh school of medicine showed that the more time young adults spend on social media “the more likely they were to have problems sleeping and report symptoms of depression.”
With today's current events we have dived more into the darkness of sadness. In this year, shootings have been a big part of our lives. With the impact of the lives lost in places that were supposed to be safe. Kids and parents are worried about what's to come if they are not safe. Students are now being taught what to do in those situations. In the article Generation parkland by Dr. Megan and Dr.Rinad Beidas, one of their six-year-olds ran under the coffee table and curled up because in school they taught him to do “turtle time” if he heard “scary noises” and to stay quiet. Another instance is that teachers are getting worried over, protecting their kids. A quote from the Generation Parkland also stated that a teacher said: “ she worries about which kids are too slow or too loud, and whether these traits — normal in young children — would get them all killed.” There's is too much worry going around. Causing people to have anxiety and feel unprotected, also for some people who have gone through a shooting they could result to have PTSD. Which is also a part of melancholy.
In conclusion, melancholy can come into our lives in many ways. At the end of the day as a society, we learn from our actions and the actions around us. To become better and learn to fight these feelings.
Story by Doni Palma-Roberto
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According to History.com, the battle of Antietam (aka the battle of Sharpsburg) was the bloodiest single day battle In all of American military history. Fought near Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Confederate army of North Virginia, led by Robert E. Lee, met Union general George McClellan, of the Potomac army at Sharpsburg, Maryland and this is what happened...
The battle of Antietam had begun at dawn on September 17, 1862. Confederate General Longstreet and Hill from the right flank and General Jackson and Brigadier General John G. Walker. The first skirmish was at the 30-acre cornfield owned by David Miller. The union fired on the confederates flank then the carnage set in. The battle lasted 8 hours and there were 15,000 casualties, with thousands more wounded.
The battle of the Bloody Lane
Near the middle of the battlefield, this road was also known as "sunken road", where Hill's division of approximately 20,000 people were up against General French's 5,500 men. That sounds like an easy victory right... WRONG. French's men enclosed in on them from both sides. After the battle, McClellan got fired because he didn't follow the shattered Confederate army. The battle of Antietam was a victory for the North.
Story by Edgar Danko