Archive for April, 2018

Defended and Completed

By • Apr 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Wow. I find myself at the end of an incredible (and incredibly enlightening) journey. I defended my thesis and it went swimmingly, resulting in me receiving Highest Honors. I have a few loose ends to wrap up and beyond that, I’m done. I just want to thank each and every one of you who made…
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Abstract: Youth Enrichment Programs on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

By • Apr 29th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Youth Enrichment Programs on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation Native American Reservations today face serious issues regarding poverty, health and quality of life. It is difficult to briefly describe the many factors that have contributed to the challenges that reservations face today. However, the complicated history between the United States government and the American Indian […]

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Wrestling Sources, Growing Pains, & Fiction!

By • Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So far in the semester, my work has focused on compiling my summer research and critical notes into a concise historical, contextual narrative that will later frame my analysis. I’ve traced the construction of American masculinity across time, starting with the American Revolution and building up to the teens and twenties of the twentieth century.…
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Reflections on April

By • Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

April was about returning to Gatsby, conclusions, final proofs, and submission. I ended up writing my Gatsby section in a record-breaking ten days. That’s less than two weeks, for reference. It was intense, but it went so smoothly compared to my first go at the novel. At this in the process, I think I was finally…
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Reflections on March

By • Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

March was the month things really came together. Pages flowed like milk and honey. Then . . . spring break. My fiance and I were visiting Nashville, where we intend to move after I graduate and we get married this summer. I brought some work with me, but only the amount I felt I could actually accomplish.…
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Reflections on February

By • Apr 27th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The Honors Colloquium was a highlight of February. I had finally established a grip and direction for my project and was feeling like, yes, I might finish this thing after all! Something I’ve learned about myself in the process, is how much more comfortable I feel talking about my project then . . . actually…
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A Reflection of February

By • Apr 27th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The Honors Colloquium was a highlight of February. I had finally established a grip and direction for my project and was feeling like, yes, I might finish this thing after all! Something I’ve learned about myself in the process, is how much more comfortable I feel talking about my project then . . . actually…
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Reflections on January

By • Apr 27th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In January, I was a little stuck. I had been writing on Gatsby alone for all of the fall semester, and though that book s a goldmine of interest, it’s a slippery little monster. The diction and dialogue are so subtle that, though you know there’s something there, it can be difficult to find the…
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A Reflection on January

By • Apr 27th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In January, I was a little stuck. I had been writing on Gatsby alone for all of the fall semester, and though that book s a goldmine of interest, it’s a slippery little monster. The diction and dialogue are so subtle that, though you know there’s something there, it can be difficult to find the…
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Megiddo Expedition

By • Apr 26th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Megiddo, located in the north of Israel, is a notable historic and archaeological site because of its long, internationally connected history. This important site has been undergone a long series of excavations to uncover the structure of the settlement. This summer, I will volunteer and study at the Megiddo Expedition, part of the Jezreel Valley Regional […]

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