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

 

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.

 

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.

 

So Long Scantrons!

Kelsey Smart

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

 

Allusions as Web-Building Vehicles in V for Vendetta

Orvis Evans, Michael Foote, Ross McDonald

Some works call out to readers with an invitation to play an active role in the construction of the text's meaning.

 

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.

 

Lara Croft and Gaming: Feminism in a Hyper-Masculine Industry

Lydia McInnes

Gaming’s bravest (and bustiest) archaeologist crashed back onto the scene in 2013 after nearly five years since her last video game appearance.

 

The Impact of Centralized EU Refugee Policy on Greece’s Management of Asylum-Seekers

Stefano Jacobson

Blaming Europe’s centralized refugee policy system ultimately proves reductive as it ignores the centrality of this policy system to the refugee rights secured thus far and to the solutions to protecting more refugee lives in future.

 

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 Architect and the Epicure

Sean Mattio

While some may find a comparison of the architect and the epicure unusual, the work of artists such as Marie-Antoine Carême, Adolf Loos, and Kazuko Okakura make such an analogy both plausible and interesting by giving us a set of intellectual tools to trace a connection between food and architect

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