Senior Showcase 2018

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Senior Showcase 2018

Description

Oral and poster presentations from Senior Showcase held on April 17, 2018 at Ripon College.

Publisher

Ripon College Lane Library

Date

April 17, 2018

Contributor

Ripon College Seniors 2018

Collection Items

Bro Country: Creating a New Image of Country Music
Over the years country music has changed a lot through the development of new sounds, shifting ideas, and new audiences, leading to many new subgenres within the larger musical genre. "Bro-country" is one of these alleged new subgenres, and it has…

The Evolution of the Republican Party from 1854-Present: What Changed and What Stayed the Same by Benjamin J. Wozniczka
The Republican Party, also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP), has evolved substantially since the party's formation in 1854. Its ideological structure has been adjusted several times over the course of history which can be broken down into four…

The Identification of Novel Cell Death Inducers by Jacob Baus
Cell death caused by cardiac infarction events commonly result in the development of heart disease. The identification and classification of genes in these cell death pathways improves medical professionals understanding of these mechanisms and helps…

Framing in the Media: How Labeling Affects Perception by Alexa Beck and Mollie Carlson
The media is often framed to purposefully influence their consumers’ perception and opinion, and in some cases empathy can be swayed by the frame and label presented. In the present study, the effects of framing and labeling on empathy were examined…

The Walt Disney Company and Their Global Theme Parks: A Globalization Perspective by Keeley Eames
My research details the Walt Disney company and the relationship to their international parks, the process of recontextualizing American culture into the foreign countries, and the success/failures that came out of it. My primary argument is that the…

The Effect of Assigned Gender Roles on Evaluations of the Self and Others by Sierra Elsbury
One theory that has sought to understand gender identity development is Bem’s gender schema theory (Bem, 1981). The present study sought to build off of Bem’s theory and evaluate the effect of manipulating gender perceptions on evaluations of the…

The Dirty Old Man Complex: Finding Charles Bukowski's Place in the Literary Canon by Abbey Flower
The goal of my project was to highlight a relatively unknown poet, Charles Bukowski, and bring him in conversation with the literary canon. While Bukowski himself had no intention or desire of becoming part of literary history, his groundbreaking…

Gendered Madness in Early Modern Drama by Eve Green
Madness is a prevalent theme in Early Modern Drama, yet the Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) definitions of madness in use during this time suggest that these portrayals of madness may be misunderstood by modern audiences without sufficient…

Time Travel and the Nature of Time by Eve Green
Backward time travel is something most people in modern society are familiar with through the presence of this form of time travel in popular culture. This paper explores the nature of backward time travel as a philosophical possibility, and…

The Constituents Will Eat it Up: How Food Affected Political Identity in the 2016 Presidential Election by Lauren Hince
From taco bowls to eating pizza with a fork, food has remained a topic of conversation surrounding political campaigns. The 2016 presidential election cycle was no exception. Faced with two candidates who defied the presidential mold, both campaigns…

Banana for Scale: Quantifying Reddit's Impact on Political Campaigns by Lauren Hince and Rose Hogmire
Reddit, popularly known as the front-page of the internet, is an emerging platform for political campaigns. Consistently updating with fresh ideas, Reddit’s interface is dynamic with its content being exclusively user-generated. Within the website…

How Adam Smith Forgot About Women by Rose Hogmire
In an initial read of Adam Smith’s landmark work Wealth of Nations for the young economics student, concepts known from our daily observations of economics are ingrained into our culture thanks to his contributions: self-interest motivates the…

Processing Spiritual Experiences Today: The Validity of Spiritual Gifts by Justine Jacobsen
Whether or not the Holy Spirit is active in spiritual gifts today, or even the degree that He is active, is essential in reviving the notion and understanding of God's presence. If the Holy Spirit is moving in spiritual gifts of contemporary culture,…

Predatory Bacteria: Investigating the Role of Lipopolysaccharides and opmA Mutations on Predation by Isaac Masters
In recent years, there have been studies that evaluate the potential use of predatory bacteria Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus to control the multidrug-resistant (MDR), Gram-negative pathogens associated with human infections. This study was focused on…

The Cause and Effects of Population Growth by Rebecca Rate
Thomas Malthus was one of the first scholars to write about the issues of population growth. He feared that humans would surpass Earth's carrying capacity which would lead to disease, suffering, and ultimately death. He believed that higher wages…
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