Contributors 2018

Volume XXV Sarah Bowden ’21 is a writer, English major, creative writing minor, and potential premed student.  Her family is far less violent than the mafia family in Wiseguy.  She thanks Michael Harvey, in whose seminar Business of Organized Crime she wrote “Making and Breaking a Family,” for teaching her about more than just organized crime.  She plans to use what she learned…

Faculty in Focus: The Power of Paragraphs

Michael Harvey, Associate Professor, Department of Business Management. Dr. Harvey is editor-in-chief of the interdisciplinary journal Leadership and the Humanities and the co-editor of the book Leadership Studies: the Dialogue of Disciplines. He is the author of The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing, a college writing guide now in its second edition, and put to good use by…

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…

Reinventing Feminism: Black Women’s Theatre on the Modern British Stage

By: Rosalea Alger Featured artwork: “Qualia of Anxious Hands” by Alicia Legard   How does mainstream culture in Britain and across western society view Black women? Are their stories being told on a mass level? Despite the fact that representation of racial minorities, especially women within those minorities, is seriously lacking across many mass media…

The Divine as Seen by Man

By: Picabo French Featured artwork: “Even on a Cloudy Day” by Anna Zastrow   Giovanni Bellini’s St. Francis in Ecstasy (c. 1475-80), Frick Collection, New York, shows St. Francis receiving the stigmata in the middle of the wilderness where a large cityscape lies in the distance. St. Francis makes up a small portion of the…

Seeing is Caring

By: Daniel Teano Featured artwork: “Fatal Isolation” by Rachel Rahm   No one can deny nature’s beauty. When the morning sun overcomes the night, fortunate spectators are stunned in amazement. Amidst nature’s canvas, they stand convinced that the morning sky strikes an equally powerful sensation to everyone around the world. Certainly, images such as the sunrise…

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…

Superheroes and Mortal Beings

By: Erin Asman Featured artwork: “Ruins” by Casey Williams Heroism has become increasingly romanticized. While heroes were once the strongest and bravest of warriors, the person with the most kills on the battlefield, this is no longer true. The word hero now invokes the image of a person being helpful, being brave, of someone sacrificing…

Contributors 2017

Volume XXIV Rosalea Alger ’18 is a senior at Washington College, majoring in Theater and Anthropology. She studied abroad at Royal Holloway University of London, and continues to find inspiration and wisdom in travel. Rosie enjoys writing in a wide variety of formats, from essays on subjects about which she is passionate, to poetry, to journalism. She is an…