Cycle 3, 2012

 

Lead to Gold, Sorcery to Science: Alchemy and the Foundations of Modern Chemistry

Glynis L. Coyne

Though the modern world views alchemy as little more than witchcraft and an inherent hindrance to progress, in reality alchemy may have been a precursor to modern chemistry. Alchemy has had an influence on a vast range of scientific discoveries.

 

Follow the Leader: Partisanship in the Processing of Political Speech

Patrick Hahn

Voters in the United States are inundated with political speech during campaign season, and it is important to consider the ways voters evaluate this speech.

 

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.

 

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.

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