The Ties Imagined: Re-thinking Benedict Anderson through the Arab Spring

Andrew Craig

Benedict Anderson, a prominent twentieth century political theorist, saw the nation as more than a certain form of government acting sovereignly within geographic constrains.

 

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.

 

Looking @ the Trolls Behind the Screen: An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Everyday Sadism through Trolling on the Internet

Jamie Ramos

Cyber trolling is a known manifestation of everyday sadism. A study of over 500 internet users was conducted to determine why the internet allows for easier expression of sadistic behaviors.

 

Moral Philosophy and the Dialogic Tradition: Izaak Walton's The Complete Angler

Taylor Hewett

There is no doubt that the defining religious, political, and economic framework of seventeenth-century England had its influences on the Angler.

 

Tracing the Evolution of Our Universe through Blackbody Photon Dynamics

Arjun Raghavan

How was our universe actually created? Its history can be understood by examining the elementary particles and photons that were present at the start of its creation.

 

So Long Scantrons!

Kelsey Smart

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

 

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.

 

Beyond the Medicine: Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths in African-American Women

Sarah Chen

This paper will explore a solution to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in African-American women. African-American women are equally as likely as white women to get breast cancer. However, African-American women are 41% more likely than white women to die from breast cancer.

 

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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