Humanities

 

Some Interpretations are More Equal Than Others: Misinterpreting George Orwell's Animal Farm

Rebecca Herring

George Orwell’s slim little novel, Animal Farm, has been a staple of American schools and culture since it was published. It has become a cultural touchstone around which misinformation has dominated.

 

The Little Rascals Case: A Case for Regulating Children’s Testimony

Anna Twiddy

Ultimately, the Little Rascals case serves as clear proof that the use of children's testimony in criminal cases must be heavily monitored and regulated, ideally through legislation, which would provide a uniform framework for handling such controversial cases.

 

Uncovering Genius: How Space and Action Make a Production Great

Chris Combemale

Today, theatrical practitioners have reached a point of division; we see little integration between Bogart's Viewpoints techniques and Stanislavski's approach.

 

Sex Education in Public Schools

Tessa Palmer

Sex education permeates the public school system, but in its current form it is failing to adequately teach students about sex and sexuality. Rates of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections are far too high, particularly among LGBT+ students.

 

Superhero Popularity in Past and Present America

Talia Smart

The industry of superhero films has ballooned over the past ten years or so, expanding into massive franchises under the leadership of longtime comic book producers Marvel and D.C. Comics and drawing larger audiences than ever.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 2012
 

Words as Weapons

E Brawley

In only two short years, the Syrian War has conjured some of the most complicated civil and worldwide conflict of the twenty-first century.

 

What is art: An Objective Definition vs. a Functional Definition

Mikala Smith

The question "What is art?" has been asked for generations, but it is important to consider art's functionality rather than its definition. This paper explores scholarship on the issue of art.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

So Long Scantrons!

Kelsey Smart

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

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