‘Til Death Do Us Part: The End of Government Regulation of Marriage and the Emergence of Domestic Partnership Contracts

Allison Hoover

The current debate over same-sex marriage has brought into question how exactly the government should interact with the institution of marriage, if at all. In America, marriage and government have coalesced for centuries, but its time for the two to divorce.

 

Malaria: Preventable, Curable, Going Nowhere Fast

Madeline Pliska

Malaria has largely been defeated around the world, but there are still thousands of people who die from the disease every year in sub-Saharan Africa. Cultural perceptions about malaria are preventing the elimination of the disease, which is caused by Anopheles mosquitoes.

 

Moral Philosophy and the Dialogic Tradition: Izaak Walton's The Complete Angler

Taylor Hewett

There is no doubt that the defining religious, political, and economic framework of seventeenth-century England had its influences on the Angler.

 

Staring into Destruction: Analyzing the Association between Sight, Desire, and Death

Leland Tabares

In Salome, Oscar Wilde expresses a dangerous relationship between sight and sexual desire that leads to death.  Throughout the play, the male characters look upon the females with a sense of voyeurism, stimulating a sensual desire for the other.  In the same way, the female characters re

 

Allusions as Web-Building Vehicles in V for Vendetta

Orvis Evans, Michael Foote, Ross McDonald

Some works call out to readers with an invitation to play an active role in the construction of the text's meaning.

 

And May the Visuals be Ever in Your Favor: An Analysis of Visual Metaphors in The Hunger Games

Anna Sprecher

The Hunger Games novel by Suzanne Collins includes numerous symolic images throughout to shed light on societal problems. This paper argues that readers accept these symbols readily because society responds well to visual representations, thanks to the constant flood of visual media.

 

What is Love? Understanding The Process of Human Mate Selection

Stephanie Liffland

When humans experience attraction, most people are not aware of myriad biological processes driving their desire. This paper seeks to synthesize different research on the processes behind human mate selection.

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