I Think I’ve Got It…Now I Don’t: Sherman Alexie’s Attempt to Work Through Human Unhappiness and the Joycean Epiphany

By Megan Clements

Epiphanies are supposed to be rare moments in which a person uncovers some great realization about their lives, and this realization is life-altering. Sherman Alexie is not the first author to use epiphany in his stories, but he is perhaps one of the few to use it in such a new, and perhaps more genuine … Continue reading →

English And Modern Languages, Research, Volume 6

Caught Between Folklore and the Cold War: The Americanization of Russian Children’s Literature

By Kirsten Gaines

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain is Peter Sís’s autobiographical account of his childhood in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia. Illustrated by Sís and marketed as a children’s book, The Wall blends its simple surface narrative, which details the rise and fall of the U.S.S.R. chronologically across his boyhood, with historical facts, personal journal entries, and … Continue reading →

English And Modern Languages, Research, Volume 6

Morocco and the 20 February Movement

By Charles Vancampen, Gilbert Hall, Jenny Nehrt, Kasey Dye, Amanda Tharp, Jamie Leeuwrik, and Ashley McGee

Introduction Morocco is a changing country. Over the course of the last two years there has been a plethora of change and reforms which have substantially altered the political, economic, and social landscape of Morocco. The roots of this reform are based in the 20 February Movement, which was a series of protests that took … Continue reading →

History, Research, Volume 6

The Effects of the Neutral Response Option on the Extremeness of Participant Responses

By Melinda L. Edwards and Brandon C. Smith

Abstract Previous research suggests that when presented with a neutral response option, people will be more likely to select that option than report their actual opinion. The current study examined the extremeness of participant responses to sensitive statements as affected by the availability of a neutral response option on a Likert Scale. Contrary to past … Continue reading →

Psychology, Research, Volume 6

Death Related Crime: Applying Bryant’s Conceptual Paradigm of Thanatological Crime to Military Settings

By Irina Boothe

Abstract This research paper began with a brief introduction of the definition of thanatological crime followed by an explanation of  Clifton Bryant’s (2003) paradigm of thanatological crime. It concludes with an application of this paradigm to thanatological crime in a military setting. Finally, a content analysis is conducted of magazines, news transcripts, and newspaper articles … Continue reading →

Research, Sociology, Volume 6