Recent Submissions

  • Cyber-bullying: The correlation between age and cyber-bullying 

    Bryce, Madison; Carty, Taylor; Bradshaw, Tyler; Sorohan, Emma (2018-12-14)
    The purpose of this study was to research and evaluate the trends in cyber-bullying as it relates to age. Researchers gathered the findings by posting a link to a survey on multiple social media platforms. Researchers ...
  • Conspiracies: A look into the Denver International Airport and beyond 

    Sharkey, Emily; Twilley-Webster, Paige; Jones, Fisher; Barry, John (2018-12-14)
    There are many ideas that surround some of the most important events and places that shape the culture of not only America, but the world. In the case of this study, we investigated one of the most intriguing conspiracies ...
  • Sports scandals 

    Meredith, Alec; Higgins, Emily; Netter, Sam; Beisser, Adam (2018-12-14)
    The purpose of this study was to research and evaluate trends in sports scandals and illegal activity amongst college athletes. Through the method of studying court case outcomes, and through observing news reports and ...
  • The effects of social media on undergraduate students 

    Blain, Charlotte; Callahan, Benjamin; Birchfield, Jacob; Cashen, Brendan (2018-12-14)
    Understanding the correlation between social media usage in undergraduate students of varying class statuses (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior) and academic performance is extremely important. Data was gathered by ...
  • Censorship in the news: College students’ perspectives 

    Prouse, Hannah; Marshall, Ashley; Frazier, Alyson; Meehan, Lindsay (2018-12-14)
    The purpose of this study was to analyze college students’ perspectives on censorship in the news. More specifically, the research team studied the extent to which students trust the news and how they perceived different ...
  • Google domination: Is privacy over? 

    Tree, Margaret-Alice; Booker, Nakiya; McSweeny, Cassidy; Marshall, Colin (2018-12-10)
    The purpose of the study was to research and evaluate the privacy policies of Google and the company's overall impact in today's society. More specifically, the researchers looked into the policies placed within Google and ...
  • Bodies and Binaries in "Black Swan" 

    Jones, Hannah (2016)
    The horror film, like other genres, has its characteristic conventions—a strong female protagonist, a sort of “monster,” gory spectacles, emphasis on sound, and the prominence of sex or sexuality, to name a few. However, ...
  • Marcuse and education today 

    Norwood, Karina R. (2015)
    Unlike other significant contributors to political theory, such as Karl Marx, C. Wright Mills, and W.E.B. Du Bois, the critiques of Herbert Marcuse remain trapped in the 1960s era of radicalism with his work referenced by ...
  • "An Inconvenient Truth:" A Documentary Film Where the Ethos, Logos, and Pathos All Depend on One Man 

    Booker, Dacey (2015)
    An Inconvenient Truth, 2006’s Oscar-winning documentary on global warming, is arguably one of the most popular films of its kind in the last decade. Among the highest grossing documentaries of all time, the movie centers ...
  • The role of editing in the success of Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" 

    Reynolds, Kevin
    Editing presents a great opportunity for filmmakers to construct their films in a variety of ways. According to David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, the decisions made during the editing period help to “build the film’s ...
  • “If you can’t fix it, you gotta stand it”: "Brokeback Mountain" and the western genre 

    Swinney, Jake
    There are many common associations that come with the western genre: cowboy hats, boots, spurs, horses, and a rugged hero, just to name a few. Classic westerns, like John Ford’s _Stagecoach_, have programmed us to have ...
  • The aural identity of George in Tom Ford’s "A Single Man" 

    Reeb, Celeste
    Tom Ford’s directorial debut, _A Single Man_ (2009), was widely acclaimed at film festivals across the globe. The film earned him several nominations, including Best Original Score at the Golden Globes, and The Golden Lion ...