Senior Showcase 2017

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Senior Showcase 2017

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Oral and poster presentations from Senior Showcase held on April 18, 2017 at Ripon College.

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Ripon College Lane Library

Contributor

Ripon College Seniors 2017

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Influences of Math Anxiety on Undergraduate Students by Jordan Stiede and Brendan McCoy
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of sex, major, and school on undergraduate students’ levels of math anxiety and math performance. First, the participants completed a math experience questionnaire designed to compute their level…

Androgen metabolite measurement in droppings from adult male Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) by Colleen Elzinga
This study was undertaken to validate the use of noninvasive techniques for measuring androgen hormone metabolites in the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis). Typically researchers have used blood plasma to measure direct hormone levels within…

The Attorney Generals’ Role in a Polarized Society: How the Office has Evolved and What it Needs to Survive by Nicole Zeman
The Judiciary Act of 1879 established the role of the United States Attorney General (AG). The AG is the head attorney for the country, appointed by the President. The role of the Attorney General is to be the head administrator for the DOJ, and…

Neutral lipid metabolism of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis during periods of starvation by Konner Feldhus
The rotifer Brachionus plicatilis is a halophilic invertebrate often used for research and feeding young fish. One concern in this work is to provide young fish with energy-rich lipids. Past research suggests that neutral lipids serve a primarily…

Slamming: The Roots, Function, and Future of Slam Poetry in Patricia Smith's Performances by Elizabeth Abitz
The declining readership of poetry has caused concern amongst scholars, leading them to ask questions: is poetry too difficult or too elitist? These concerns arise because of poetry's dependence of scholars by generating a new audience that…

David Hume and Adam Smith: Comparing Mentor and Mentee Publications by Jordan Braband
Both Hume and Smith are influential philosophers and economists, and wrote some of the most important historical works in the beginnings of the study of economics. Both men wrote a variety of essays and publications on the subject, and were both…

Ghost Folklore at Ripon College by Rebekha Crockett
Ghost folklore has existed in most cultures throughout history. While many would consider the days of ghouls and superstitions to be long gone, it seems that ghost stories are thriving. In fact, ghost stories are of great importance to contemporary…

The Influence of Task Complexity on Performance and Arousal by Tessa Dillenbeck and Josh Plummer
The effects of task difficulty and task type on physiological arousal levels and task performance were examined by testing participants’ physiological arousal levels on a physiograph machine and scoring how well they performed on given tasks.…

Go With the Flow: Classifying the Asymptotic Behaviors of  Semidiscrete Curve-Shortening Flows by Mitchell Eithun
A semidiscrete curve-shortening flow continuously deforms a polygon in the direction of an inward normal until it shrinks to a point. We are interested in the long-time behavior of polygons under such flows. Is there a semidiscrete flow under which…

A Woman's Place According to the Second First Lady by Elizabeth Erdmann
This paper explores the views of Abigail Adams, wife of second President of the United States John Adams. Adams has been called an early feminist thinker because of her outspoken comments in written communication about how women ought to be treated.…

Václav Havel on Human Conscience by Zachary Mattson
Václav Havel is one the main European dissidents and political leaders that helped bring the change from the old style communist regimes to capitalist democracies. Havel’s experience of living and playwriting under the Czechoslovakia’s communist…

The Man Behind the Persona: Bill Cosby was Never 'America's Dad' by Madeline VandenHouten
Billl Cosby's allegations caused one of the most catastrophic identity crises in American history. Between October 16, 2014 and December 30, 2015, over fifty women accused award winning entertainer of sexually assaulting them. Bill Cosby and his…

Subverting the Male Gaze: Empowering Women through Art by Ally Wilber
This essay analyzes the harmful effects of the male gaze in art and advertising throughout history, and highlights contemporary feminist artists who seek to subvert this gaze and create artwork that is both empowering and uplifting for women,…

Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Friction Syndrome or a Compression Syndrome? by Stephanie Peterson
For a long time, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), a common injury seen in athletes of all different backgrounds, was believed to be due to friction between the iliotibial band (ITB) and the lateral femoral epicondyle of the femur. However, Fairclough…

"We Are a Circle": Interpellation and Liminality in Neopagan Witchcraft Rituals
Circle Sanctuary, as an Ideological State Apparatus (ISA), interpellates Neopagan practitioners into ideologies such as interconnectedness through rituals following the structure of rites of passage. In the liminal stage of rituals, Altered States of…
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