Cycle 6, 2015

 

Feeding Global Warming: Assessing the Impact of Agriculture on Climate Change

Emma Layman

This essay examines the ways in which agricultural practices have influenced global climate change.

 

"Deliberate Indifference:" Protecting the Rights of Transgender Prisoners

Adrienne Bonar

Although gender is beginning to be viewed as a social construct, the United States’ preoccupation with a binary system of gender classification continues to exacerbate the flaws within the U.S. Department of Corrections (DOC).

 

Marketing Morally in the 21st Century: An Inevitable Intervention

Max Satter

Big data has revolutionized marketing, giving businesses access to huge amounts of information about consumers. This information can be used to create targeted advertising that helps advertisers achieve higher profits and provides consumers with relevant advertising.

 

The Professional Importance of Grammar and How it Should be Taught

Nicole Frederick

Over the years, language learning has developed with increasing disregard toward proper grammar. Rather than focusing on syntax, educators are increasingly concerned with language fluency, which stems from a communicative language teaching approach rather than a traditional syntactical approach.

 

Long-Distance Running: An Investigation Into its Impact on Human Health

Rachel Dermack

Long-distance running has helped our species survive and evolve. Elements of the human physique, like the Achilles tendon and the length of the human body, make our bodies primed for running. Studies show that running can ease depression and anxiety.

 

Competitive Youth Sports and the Rise of Overuse, Burnout, and Career-Ending Injury

Ginny Moses

Youth sports should be a healthy outlet for children, but the hypercompetitive environment of organized sports puts children’s minds and bodies at risk of overuse, burnout, and career-ending injury. Thirty percent of children involved in organized sports will sustain a serious injury.

 

The Economics of Video Piracy

Matthew Greenberg

The implementation of the internet opened up the methods of communication in innumerable and unimaginable ways to the benefit and detriment of society.

 

Dancing and Cerebral Health

Noah Crees

My paper discusses how the human body can treat itself from disease and other risks through dancing. This information is vital as the baby boom generation enters an age associated with heightened risk of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Home Advantage in Soccer

Steven Zheng

Home advantage is the psychological and physiological advantage that the home team has over the visiting team and it is prevalent in all sports, including soccer. There is no singular explanation for home advantage because it is comprised of and caused by many different components.

 

Deep Pockets and Deep Problems: An Examination of how Campaign Finance Reform Could Transform American Politics and Create a Better Government

Robert Anderson

As election season comes into full swing and candidates try desperately to muster as much support as possible, many Americans desire campaign finance reform. Many people are growing disturbed by the amount of money that goes into creating and operating a political campaign.

 

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.

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