“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.

 

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.

 

Listen to the Story: Banksy, Tyler the Creator, and Nihilism in Urban Artistic Expression

Duri Long

Art, as an expression of feelings, worldviews, and personal beliefs, is a reflection of our environment and how we interact with it. In this way, urban art such as rap music and graffiti can serve as a lens through which we are able to examine the state of the urban environment.

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How Capitalism is a Driving Force of Climate Change

Lauren Pollock

Global economic growth leads to the increased consumption of natural resources, pollution, and loss of biodiversity and simultaneously widens the income gap between the wealthy and the poor.

 

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.

 

The Energy Source of Tomorrow: Benefits of Nuclear Fusion Power

Ivan Pogrebnyak

In the search for sources of energy, discussions of nuclear fusion power as an option have often been seen as unrealistic, overshadowed by the viability of nuclear fission.

 

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.

 

2013 North Carolina State Legislature Tax Reform: Flat Tax Impacts

Kelly Stewart

The 2013 North Carolina State legislature passed tax reforms that were the largest tax cuts in the past decade.

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Words as Weapons

E Brawley

In only two short years, the Syrian War has conjured some of the most complicated civil and worldwide conflict of the twenty-first century.

 

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.

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