Social hub or social flub? An analysis of social interaction in dormitories with differing architecture.

Adam Bock

Many different factors affect the experiences college students have in their residence halls, and one of these factors is the distance between students.  The goal of this study was to determine if functional distance had a different impact than physical distance on residents, and if so, a seconda


Joke’s on You, Interpreters of “Bartleby”

Zeke Saber

Some mysteries weren’t meant to be solved, but that doesn’t stop literary critics from trying to dissect Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” Saber argues that Melville intentionally prevents concrete interpretation of his short story through complex linguistics and multiple layers of for


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


Listen to the Story: Banksy, Tyler the Creator, and Nihilism in Urban Artistic Expression

Duri Long

Art, as an expression of feelings, worldviews, and personal beliefs, is a reflection of our environment and how we interact with it. In this way, urban art such as rap music and graffiti can serve as a lens through which we are able to examine the state of the urban environment.


So Long Scantrons!

Kelsey Smart

Technology has undoubtedly affected the higher education system in many ways over the past decade.


Colored by Passion: The Political-Poetical Intersect in the Life and Work of Pablo Neruda

Erin Becker

Pablo Neruda began his career as an apolitical love poet and ended it as an outspoken advocate for engaged art and the Communist cause.


Concussions: A Career-Changing Collision

Allen Champagne

Concussions in sports are a pressing topic in today's sports-obsessed culture. Football games have numerous injuries, and concussions are especially prevalent among athletes who play the sport. This paper examines the short- and long-term effects on football players who receive concussions.


So You Think You Can Multitask?

Kelsey Mays, Katie Pazur, Hank Samuels

Multitasking, contrary to popular belief, is becoming more and more of a problem in today's college classrooms. As the prevalence of personal technology becomes more obvious, so do the consequences associated with it.