Broken Barriers and Burned Bridges: John Lanchester’s The Wall and Xenophobia in Modern Society

Gianluca Ciuffreda

This paper will discuss the use of metaphor and imagery in John Lancester’s novel, The Wall, to argue against the manifestation of ideological and physical walls in society.

 

Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind: Early Retirement Investment for Risk-Averse College Graduates

Michael Jushchuk

College-age students, who are often reluctant to put their money away for the future, are ideal candidates for investing. This paper explains investment strategies and their differing risk levels.

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Assessing the Long-term Economic Impacts of the World Cup as Mega-sport Event

Yundong Liu

By comparing the short-term and long-term economic impacts of the World Cup upon countries that host the spectacular event, this article will qualitatively demonstrate that the World Cup has positive impacts in the long run.

 

Homeless Patients in the Emergency Department

In this foreword to an observation article by Ariana Luterman, Journey Dreyer writes about the epidemic of homelessness in the United States and the unique relationship between the homeless population and emergency departments.

 

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 allowed them to go across the country researching the effect of the Depression on the nation’s citizens.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Food, Sex & Violence: A Decolonizing Feminism in Caribbean Literature

Jon W. O'Neill

In Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory (1998) and Jamaica Kincaid’s Autobiography of My Mother (1995), cooking and eating are acts that describe for us the conflicts and confusions of forming a national, familial or sexual identity in the (neo-)colonized, or decolonizing, Ca

 

Strategies for Making Young Children Feel Comfortable

In this foreword to articles by Burri, Holmes, and Piekarski, Heather Erlemann looks at how the hectic environment of emergency departments can make children feel overwhelmed, as well as potential strategies for making them more comfortable.

 

“Where's the Love?”: The Stigmatization of Women with HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Ryan Woodard

The stigmatization of women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in South Africa is a key factor to isolating them from the rest of society and undermining the care and treatment made available to them.

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