This collection features essays about a range of topics, from working undercover to the connections we share with beloved family members (human or otherwise), as well as representations of race, gender, sexual orientation in media, reflections on the way music/writing/art can make meaning from trauma, or explore identity, communication, and human connection in an ever-advancing technological world.
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Table of Contents
Buying Cigarettes Is Such a Drag
Alyssa Mercado 4
Making Sense of Alzheimer’s
Carly Craft 6
Jake Smith 8
Protesting by Taking a Knee: Why Colin Kaepernick and the Athletes
Who Sit with Him Are Justified
Zachary Reifschneider 11
The Effects of Misrepresenting Women in Video Games
Jamie Molina 14
Is Hiding Homosexuality in Film Helping or Hindering Children?
Jessica Fisher 18
Remembering Elizabeth Fry: A Film Proposal
Liliana Vidal-Tapia 23
Nat Turner: Religious Fanatic, Or Heroic Activist?
Nagdeska Paulino 27
Incomprehensible Effects: On the Discovery of Mathematics
Serra Pelin 30
Cultural and Textual Analysis Essays
Technological Advancements Dehumanize Us:
The Gospel According to Jennifer Egan
Elizabeth Lococo 35
Grieving Out Loud: Facing 9/11 Through Music
Zachary Alexander 38