Senior Showcase 2019

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Senior Showcase 2019

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Oral and poster presentations from Senior Showcase held on April 23, 2019 at Ripon College.

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Ripon College Lane Library

Date

April 23, 2019

Contributor

Ripon College Seniors 2019

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The effect of well depth and septic tank distance on Escherichia coli and total coliform presence in private wells at Vilas County rental properties by Robert Rosner
Because Escherichia coli and other coliform bacteria pose a risk to public health through
waterborne illnesses, it is necessary to investigate the impact of well depth and septic tank proximity on bacterial contamination in rural private wells. I…

The Effects of Social Media Framing on Self-Esteem by Diana Meredith and Savannah White
There have been several studies viewing the effects of social media on self-esteem (Guinta, 2018; O’Keefe & Clarke-Pearson, 2011; Vogel, Rose, Roberts, & Eckles, 2014) .
However, there has been no to very limited research on the effects of the…

Romanticizing Piracy During its Golden Age, 1650-1730 by Eric Fels
Modern portrayals of the 17th and 18th century piracy are largely romanticized and sensationalized, with pirates themselves often depicted as the protagonists. This paper explores the origins of this romantic view of the Golden Age of Piracy. It is…

Energy density of two forage species in the northwestern Atlantic: Silver Hake (Merluccius bilinearis) and Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) by Katherine King
Understanding forage species’ energy density is important for mapping energy flow in an ecosystem. Bioenergetic models are used to determine which species play important roles and how changes may influence the ecosystem in which they reside. In the…

Selective Attention and Feedback Performance: Does Feedback Actually Help? by Rebecca E. Leuenberger
This study mainly focused on the load theory of selective attention proposed by Lavie, Hirst, and de Frockert (2004), which identified that high perceptual loads and high cognitive loads yield higher detections of irrelevant stimuli in selective…

Inequalities in Food Access in Milwaukee County, WI by Rebecca Rate and Dr. Soren Hauge
Debate continues over “food deserts”, or disparities in food access, which disproportionately affect low-income and minority communities. This study adds to the quantitative empirical analysis of these disparities, informed by economic theory. Data…

Black Heroes Matter by Juan Baez
The world of comics has many black superheroes who mostly added as a sidekick for the main hero such as Falcon to Captain America, Storm to Cyclops from X-Men, and even Miles Morales to Spider-Man. While Falcon became the first mainstream black…

Direct interactions between Escherichia coli transcription proteins Rho and NusA by Taryn Bosquez
Transcription termination is an important regulatory component within the Escherichia coli (E. coli) genome. Two proteins are known to influence transcriptional termination in E. coli: Rho and NusA. Rho only functions to induce transcription…

Comparison of Usury/Interest and Asymmetric Information by Jacob Diny
The paper compares Adam Smith’s philosophy of Usury to the modern theory of usury and critiques the theory Adam Smith presents. After the comparison, there is discussion about how Adam Smith wanted to regulate usury or interest rates. I then present…

Redefining Gender Roles: The Defense of All Things Feminine by Shelbi Buettner
This paper uses gender criticism to analyze Jerramy Fine’s book, In Defense of the Princess: How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams Can Inspire Smart, Strong Women. Fine uses examples of princesses to convey the differences between the two genders.…

The Messages of Content and Form Present in John F. Kennedy's Address to the Nation on the Cuban Missile Crisis by Justin Filter
This paper uses generic criticism to analyze President John F. Kennedy's Address to the Nation on the Cuban Missile Crisis and its ability to communicate two messages to different audiences simultaneously. Using the genre of Presidential War Rhetoric…

Amerikanische und Nationaliste Sozialistische Propaganda des Zweiten Weltkriegs: Eine Vergleichung by Ethan Freiermuth
Nationalsozialisten und amerikanischen Propaganda-Anstrengungen des zweiten Weltkriegs waren das Produkt ihrer eigenen Gesellschaften und die Ziele, für die sie kämpften. Kinematografische Methoden des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurden von Ideologie…

Taxing the Wealth of Nations by Ethan Freiermuth
According to Adam Smith, whose insights still underpin economics as a discipline to this day, taxation is justified by the government’s ability to fulfill needs which cannot be supplied by the market and otherwise intervening to create efficiency and…

Prudentius: The Last Classical Poet
Prudentius, according to the Oxford Classical Dictionary, is the greatest of the Christian Latin poets, on the other hand Malamud in 1989 calls him the last classical poet along with his contemporary Claudian. Born around 350 and living past 405,…

Palestinian Women's Perspectives on British Policies, People, and Values during the British Mandate, 1922-1948 by Sara Olk
Using oral histories collected by historians, as well as a diary, a memoir, letters, and secondary sources, I analyzed Palestinian women’s perspectives on British policies, people, and values during the British Mandate (1922-1948). While most…
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