Labor Economics and the Minimum Wage (Video)

By: Emily Hurley ’22, an Economics and Philosophy major and Asian Studies minor. The following work was created for ECN 219: Labor Economics Brief description: The economic reality of the minimum wage is often misunderstood by both sides of the political aisle. By discussing both theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding the minimum wage, it…

Did Neanderthals Love? Evidence and Implications of Compassion in Neanderthal Healthcare Practices

By: Alaina Perdon, an Environmental Studies major, and Anthropology & Chesapeake Regional Studies minor. The following was created for ANT 107: Introduction to Environmental Archaeology. Brief Description: As modern humans, we view ourselves as completely removed from earlier iterations of people, failing to dignify them with deeper anthropogenic traits like emotions. This essay examines the…

The Social Epidemic of HIV

By: William Reid, an Environmental Science and Theatre major. The following work was created for ENV 294: Special Topics: Disease Ecology. Brief description: This piece details the HIV epidemic in the late 20th century and the various stigmas that the LGBTQ+ community faced during it, specifically gay and trans individuals. As a queer individual, I…

Theories of the Relationship Between Economic Inequality and Conflict: A Review of the Literature

By: Julianna Sterling ’23, an International Studies and Economics major, and French minor. The following work was created for POL 201: Theories of Peace and Conflict. Brief description: Intranational and domestic policies are frequently formulated on assumptions of economic and political theories, especially using theories which claim causational relationships exist between economic inequality and conflict….

The Unequal Treatment of Media and Communication Technologies

By Patricia Rana ’21, a Communications and Media Studies major and Arts Management & Entrepreneurship and Journalism, Editing, & Publishing minor. The following work was created for CMS 294-10: International Communications. Brief description: The paper aims to answer the question, “Do media and communication technologies treat all users equally regardless of their country of origin?”…

Writing to the Tune of Jazz

By Saoirse ’20 The following work was created for ENG 214: Intro to African American Literature and Culture II. When writing Jazz, Toni Morrison “was interested in rendering a period in African American life through a specific lens—one that would reflect the content and characteristics of its music [Jazz music]…and the manner of its expression”…

The Relationship Between Athenian and Medieval English Theatre and Their Governments

By Nicholas Splendoria ’23 The following work was created for THE 101-10: Drama, Stage, and Society I. Throughout history, one of the most important and influential theatres was the theatrical institutions run by Athens in Ancient Greece. The playwrights, staging techniques, acting innovations, and theatrical repertoire comprise some of the most important elements of theatre…

Imitation versus Emulation: The Emergence and Significance of Greek Art in Rome

By: Rebecca Kanaskie ’21, an English major. The following work was created for ANT/ENV 107: Introduction to Environmental Archaeology. Brief description: “This essay is an attempt to explain and highlight the emergence of Greek art in Roman society as a result of diffusion and emulation rather than appropriation. It draws on specific examples from Roman…

The Monster of the Mind

By: Sarah Kelly ’22, a Business Management and Psychology double major. The following work was created for ENG 101: Literature and Composition Brief description: “Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel Frankensteinhas had a lasting influence on the horror genre. While Shelley’s Creature is physically characterized by a frightening and gruesome appearance, it is the horrors of reality embodied…

Waste, Water

By: James Looper, an Environmental Studies and Anthropology double major. The following work was created for ENG 201: The Art of Rhetoric. Brief description: “Waste, Water is a short documentary film that questions the culture surrounding life’s most valuable resource.” Introduction For our final project of producing a short documentary film, as well as a…

Dance in Nazi Germany

By: Caroline Cox. Written as part of the course “Dance History: Concert Dance” In the early 20thcentury, prior to the election of Hitler as chancellor in 1933, Germany built the roots for today’s modern dance style. With the sensation of Ausdruckstanz, or Expression Dance, prolific choreographers such as Rudolf von Laban and Mary Wigman got…

We Are Our Own Demise: the Risk of Ignorance in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge of Courage, and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

By: Annalie Buscarino. Written as part of the course “Intro to American Literature” “Don’t run no resk,” Jim warns Huck in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Ironically, both Jim and Huck, among other renowned literary characters, actively court risk into their own lives.The characters of the books The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain,…

The Effects of Google on Our Minds

  By: Amanda Gabriel Featured artwork: “Reflection” by Anna Watts.   Growing up in the “Electronic Age,” I have witnessed and experienced many of the vast developments and discoveries in the field of technology. With new computerized advancements being made each day, more traditional practices are being converted to online forms, such as printed literature…

The Ecology of Possession

By: Emily Cross-Barnet Featured artwork: SCE Art project by Megan Dulin (6’x5’x10′)   Just like every good environmentalist, I want to believe that I am not really part of the problem. I get my clothes at the thrift store, buy most of my produce at the farmers’ market, own a used Prius, recycle, and even…

Outsider

By: Saoirse Featured artwork: “Liminal” by Alicia Legard   What does it mean to be an outsider? It means I don’t belong. It means I have to explain the complicated story of my name every single time I introduce myself. It means I shiver under four layers of clothing when everyone else is wearing short-sleeve…

Opening the Door: A Discussion about Cultural and Biological Diversity

By: Kirstin Webb Featured artwork: “Left to Roast” by Anna Zastrow   Cultural diversity creates a variety of worldviews and land use practices and behaviors that influence the evolutionary, morphophysiological, and ecological levels of biodiversity in an area, and play an important role in conserving, maintaining, and increasing biological diversity. Cultural models of traditional groups generally…