Senior Showcase 2016

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Title

Senior Showcase 2016

Description

Oral and poster presentations from Senior Showcase held on April 19, 2016 at Ripon College.

Publisher

Ripon College Lane Library

Date

April 2016

Contributor

Ripon College Seniors 2016

Items in the Senior Showcase 2016 Collection

Evolutionary Origins of Mental Disorders: Overlooked Advantageous Survival Mechanisms by Samuel Cares
The stigma that accompanies mental disorders in the modern age contributes to the widely held belief that they are completely negative. However, based on Darwin's (1860) theory of evolution, it seems as though such a large flaw would have been made…

Images of Irish Rebellion Against Great Britain by Kay Luling
In this exhibit, photographs of leaders, individuals, and groups of different Irish parties against the British will be featured. These will be photographs of individuals, such as Patrick Pearse and Countess Markievicz, and groups, such as Conradh na…

The Difficulty in Being a Woman: Gender's Role in Complicating the Understanding of Autonomy by Alexandra Finken
Autonomy, as a concept, has typically been associated with the term "self-governance", but there has been many inconsistencies in a true definition among many philosophers. However, it is Thomas Hill's definitions which provides a well-rounded…

Women as the Oppressor: An Analysis of the Role of the Stepmother in the Brothers Grimm/Frauen als Unterdrücker: Eine Analyse der Stiefmütter-rolle in den Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm by Alexandra Finken
Fairy tales seem to strike wonder and curiosity in the minds of readers, but there is more to them than what meets the eye. Fairy tales illustrate the rules to a patriarchal system in which women are typically always subservient to men. Those who are…

Primary Succession on the Basin of a  Catastrophically Drained Lake in the Boreal Forest by Andrew Pierson
This study examined primary succession on the basin of a catastrophically drained lake in northern Minnesota. The site, Bass Lake, suffered this drainage as a result of logging operations in 1925, which reduced the total area of the lake from…

A Captive President: Gerald Ford’s Presidency and the Fall of Saigon by Jacob Sahr
Gerald Ford, the President of the United States starting in 1974 and extending through the fall of Saigon, reasonably should have had the ability to exercise his constitutional foreign policy powers. By exercising his foreign policy powers, Ford…

Psychological Motivation of Hedda Gabler by JaneMarie Erickson
Manipulating and controlling everyone around her, Hedda Gabler is an unlikeable character, but this doesn’t mean she can’t be a sympathetic or understandable one. When first introduced to Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, a reader or audience member…

What’s Mine is Mine, Because it’s Better if it’s Mine: A Defense of a Utilitarian Incentives-Based Account of Intellectual Property Rights by Jeffrey Grinde
Intellectual property (IP) rights have been codified into law ever since we have thought about intellectual property. What we want is a theory that grounds our right to intellectual property. Upon examination of historical precedents of thinking…

 Undermining Whiteness and Promoting Protest:  Frank Yerby’s The Foxes of Harrow and the Fledgling Civil Rights Movement by Katie Warczak
This paper offers a revisionist perspective on the relationship between white-life novels, or literature written by African Americans that features majority white casts of characters, and the early Civil Rights Movement in the United States. While…

Disabled by “Repair”: The Textual and Extratextual Prosthesis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The (Love of the) Last Tycoon by Katie Warczak
F. Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon: A Western is a text that has historically received minimal scholarly attention due ot its incomplete state. Most often put in dialogue with other Fitzgerald works, such as…

Apocalyptic Islam: What Makes ISIS a Serious Threat to America by Jacob Sahr
ISIS poses a serious threat to America and the American way of life. Whether ISIS has the ability to target the United States currently or in the near future, the aspects which constitute the brutal terror organization and state-like characteristics…

Does Exposure to Social Media Discourse Affect Openness to Future Political Discourse? by Katlyn Troisi & RaeAnn Brixius
The present study sought to expand on previous research which had indicated that engaging in political discourse through social media increases the level of comfortability people have when discussing those topics in person. This study used…

Formerly Buddhist Practices Offer Great Potential to the World of Western Psychology by Katlyn Troisi
Over time science has grown in importance in the way in which people live today. This has caused conflict in the eyes of those who are religiously affiliated and have been instructed to ignore scientific findings. The true issue is the polarization…

Fairy Tales in Picture Books by Kayla Beck
This exhibit explores the history and presentation of fairy tales through the medium of children's picture books. Specifically focusing on the fairy tales "Cinderella" and "Beauty and the Beast". This exhibit will examine the way that the stories are…

10 Ways to Get Lost in Your Own Neighborhood by Maddison Vega
The poem upon which this video is based, titled 10 Ways to Get Lost in Your Own Neighborhood, was written by Maddy Vega during Professor Gannon's ENG 310: Advanced Poetry course. It was then selected for use in a video project, for which students…

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