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Con(texts): A Digital Project on Textiles and Women's Authorship Through History

Hallie French

Textile, or text? In her digital project “Con(texts)”, Hallie French explores the idea of textiles as a means of authorship for women throughout the centuries.

 

The Black Dahlia: The 1947 Murder of Elizabeth Short

Morgan Korzik

The Black Dahlia is one of the most infamous unsolved murders in U.S. history, and has been memorialized in many books, films, documentaries and video games.

 

The Life Histories Collection: A Representative View of Race During the Great Depression?

Julie A. Hayes

Out of work and out of money, writers of the 1930s gained a unique job opportunity thanks to President Roosevelt’s Federal Writers’ Project, which allo

 

Eating to Reverse Disease

Caroline Margonis

More Americans are diagnosed with a form of cardiovascular disease than any other country, making America the land of broken hearts.

 

Seeing Black and White

Emily Webb

In order to understand economic and educational disparities based on race in the United States, we must understand America’s history of housing discrimination.

 

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 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.

 

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 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.

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