Thought Control in Brazil and Parable of the Sower

By: Rian Van Tassell. Written as part of the First-Year Seminar “Dystopia on the Page, Stage, and Screen” “Until one of them becomes a leader most will follow, or a tyrant most fear.” (Butler 103). In reading dystopian novels, one may begin to wonder why a character makes certain choices or realize that sometimes characters…

Making and Breaking a Family in “Wiseguy”

By: Sarah Bowden. Written as part of the First-Year Seminar “The Business of Organized Crime” Wiseguy is a detailed portrayal of the mafia as seen through the eyes of Henry Hill, who was part of a mafia for over twenty years.  Between the everyday crimes and the routine killings, the mafia members had each other’s…

The Difficulty of Being Good

By: Saoirse   “No man-made law ever, no matter whether derived from the past or projected onto a distant, unforeseeable future, can or should ever be empowered to claim that it is greater than the Natural Law from which it stems and to which it must inevitably return in the eternal rhythm of creation and…

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 Ineffable Self and Memory in “Mrs. Dalloway”

By: Emily Holt. Literature has the ability to act as a vehicle through which the effects of consciousness can be explored. The limitations and influences of individual consciousness inherently prove to be obstructions in the pursuit of a true connection with another being; sharing thought and experience within the context of what it means to…

The Inspiration for Social Change

By: Eman Simms. Written as part of the course “Renaissance Drama” For centuries, theatre has been a centerpiece for expression. Whether used as a means of conveying religious ideology, moral character, novel ideas, or just pure entertainment, theatre has become an antique artform that has gained exceptional appreciation as well as numerous amounts of criticism….

Senior Recital

By: Michael DeMaio. Senior Capstone Experience in Music Acknowledgments First and foremost, thank you to the professors in the music department—Dr. Schweitzer, Dr. Leupold, Dr. McCollum, Dr. Thomas, Dr. Wharton, Dr. Brower, Dr. Park, and Professor Winter—for believing in me and pushing me beyond what I thought was my fullest potential. A big thank you…

Featured Artist: Tatiana Baughman

From the artist: “In January 2018 I was very fortunate to join the Least of These Ministries in their missions trip to Barahona in the Dominican Republic. My mother and I, even my younger brother, were to document the work of the ministry as they provided food and sermon for the Dominican people in the…

Featured Artist: Rachel Frebert

My work is centered on abstraction and experimental practices through the use of unconventional materials. Dreams: Pastel on rolled paper. Experimental drawing developed in ART 350 Advanced Studio Drawing Spring 2018. Eternal Sunshine: Mixed Media-Acrylic Paint, Acrylic Inks, and Gel Medium on Canvas. This work was donated to the Annual Delaware Heart Ball to raise money for the…

Featured Artworks

“Four Heads” by Picabo French “Untitled” by Meredith Kenton

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…