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.

 

Required Vaccinations for Public School Students: Rights of the Individual vs. Public Good

Susannah Smith

The purpose of my research is to prove that the public’s health should come before the right of the individual on issues dealing with vaccinations in public schools.

Princess Peach
 

“Guns? Check. Explosives? Check. Minivan? …” What makes a Gamer? or Personalized Gaming Experience and the Gender Dynamics of Video Games

Molly Chapman

This article closely examines the past and present representation of female characters in video games, investigating the correlation between “video game realism” and the de-objectification of female video game characters.  Although there is an overwhelming amount of evidence for the sexualization

 

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.

Fumble tackle, by AJ Guel
 

Warfare vs. Fanfare: The National Football League’s Concussion Crisis and a Proposal for Reform

Destinee Grove

My view most resembles that of the neurological scholars. While I don’t share all their views, I concur that substantial modifications need to be introduced to the NFL to improve player protection.

 

Inclusion is the Answer

Ashlyn Hill

Children with Down syndrome need to be included more often in social settings like the classroom despite their learning and physical disabilities. I will explain several strategies for inclusion.

 

Seeing Black and White

Emily Webb

In order to understand economic and educational disparities based on race in the United States, we must understand America’s history of housing discrimination.

 

False Assumptions: Why Title IX is not to Blame for Changes in Men’s Athletics

Angell Wescott

The purpose of this paper is to disprove the arguments of those who believe that Title IX negatively impacts men’s athletics and explain how this information is particularly important to lawmakers and those determining how to distribute funds among athletic programs.

 

“Where's the Love?”: The Stigmatization of Women with HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Ryan Woodard

The stigmatization of women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in South Africa is a key factor to isolating them from the rest of society and undermining the care and treatment made available to them.

 

An Orphaned Disease Worth Adopting: The Case For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Jeremy Pasteris

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is an incurable disease that kills most of its subjects by their early twenties.

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