Archive for April, 2017

Then and Now: Retracing a 1939 Teenager’s Cross Country Journey

By • Apr 29th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In 1939, my grandfather built a bus out of junk yard materials and went on a two-month cross country road trip with six of his friends. They started in Florham Park, NJ and ended in San Francisco, CA. They went west following the Lincoln Highway and returned on historic route 101. I plan to retrace […]

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Defense and Future Plans for the Trojan Horse Project

By • Apr 28th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

On Tuesday, I successfully defended my Honors thesis! I am very excited to conclude this long journey. I now just have to make some small edits to my written thesis before submitting it to the archives. I plan to stay in contact with my thesis advisor as other students continue the Trojan Horse project. Future…
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Abstract: GED Programming in Correctional Facilities

By • Apr 28th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine GED programming in correctional facilities by: (1) Reading existing documentation such as research articles, personal experiences, laws, and other sources of media. (2) Searching for available information concerning existing programs through online sources. (3) Documenting potential challenges correctional education is facing in regards to GED rates […]

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Abstract: EP of Original Works

By • Apr 27th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer, I am creating a four song Extended Play album of original musical works. Over eight weeks , I will write, produce and record the EP. I will spend one week writing and one week recording each song on the EP. Working for eight weeks on this EP will further my creative development as a […]

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Abstract: Colonial Williamsburg Web Series

By • Apr 27th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

For my Upperclassman Monroe Project I will be creating a series of interrelated short films – a web series, if we’re going to use modern media vernacular – centered around a fictionalized Colonial Williamsburg reenactor who has recently dropped out of college (presumably William & Mary, but the theoretical higher education institution will be kept, […]

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Abstract: First Alcohol Experiences and the Causes of Teen Drinking

By • Apr 27th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In the United States, most students begin drinking in high school or college. Pushed by their peers and influenced by images of drinking in the media and popular music, many students end up binge drinking long before they turn 21. The goal of this research is to analyze the factors pushing teens towards alcohol use or abuse, […]

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Abstract – 20th Century American Fine Art Activism

By • Apr 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

My Monroe Project is going to be on American fine art activism in the 20th century. Fine art activism is a subclass of protest art, which, like the name implies, is art used in political activism. I will be focusing on drawing and painting, and not other forms of prevalent protest art, such as performance […]

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Abstract: An Examination of the Use of Technological Tools in the Teaching of Latin in a High School Setting

By • Apr 25th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Greater access to computers and other resources like smartphones and tablets has led to the creation of numerous electronic tools and applications designed to assist in the process of teaching the Latin language to high school students. For this project, I intend to conduct a survey of these tools to answer the question of how […]

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Abstract: 500 Years of Religious Reforms

By • Apr 25th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer, I will research various reformation movements throughout Christian history, including the Lutheran reformation, Calvinism, Anabaptism, Protestant Radicalism, the Roman Catholic reformation, the English reformation, and Methodism and the Evangelical Revival. My research will involve formulating my own framework through which to analyze each movement, tentatively as having a strong leader and grievances against the […]

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Abstract-An Analysis of the Impacts of Land Concessions Contracts on Efforts to Build Government Reach and Legitimacy in Weak States

By • Apr 24th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This research project seeks to examine the practice of the land and resource concession based development through an in depth analysis of Liberian concessions. However, in order to get a more balanced perspective some other west African countries will be included as case studies. The first segment of the project will use case studies to […]

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