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.

 

Regenerative Medicine: The Interplay of Stem Cells and Polymer Science

Marcus Valcarce-Aspegren

Regenerative medicine is one of the most exciting frontiers of medicine. It has the potential to save millions of lives through the growth of new, healthy organs. People die every day waiting on organ transplant lists that might soon be unnecessary.

 

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.

 

Confronting the Coral Conundrum

Drew McRacken

Coral reefs are the foundation upon which the rest of the oceanic ecosystem sits upon. This vibrant and dynamic organism provides shelter and food for countless organisms, while also acting as a direct indicator of marine health.

 

Improving College Exam Performance with L-theanine and Caffeine

Henry Gong

Students who experience test anxiety struggle to maintain high grades in their classes even if they have studied the material. Current treatment options for test anxiety are limited. This paper proposes the potential of caffeine and L-theanine as a treatment option.

 

Schizophrenia: A Beautiful Fight

Julia Berkelhammer, Angel Cockerham, Michelle Kasprak, Alyssa Tedder, and Taylor Warren

As recent trends in popular culture have demonstrated, we are deeply intrigued by stories of psychological trauma, especially those of schizophrenia.

 

Staring into Destruction: Analyzing the Association between Sight, Desire, and Death

Leland Tabares

In Salome, Oscar Wilde expresses a dangerous relationship between sight and sexual desire that leads to death.  Throughout the play, the male characters look upon the females with a sense of voyeurism, stimulating a sensual desire for the other.  In the same way, the female characters re

 

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.

 

Working with Worried Parents in the Emergency Department/Pediatric Emergency Department

In this foreword to observation articles by Campbell and Holmes, Tobias Vestal describes how emergency departments respond to fears and questions from parents of their patients.

 

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.

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