2008-09 Gathering of Voices

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A Flicker of Insight: An Exploration of Flickr.com Through a Panoptic Lens | by Sofia Smith

“Flickr.com is a popular image hosting website and online community platform for photography enthusiasts.”

artTrapped and Unaware | by Melissa Watt

Mixed media / collage


Phytotoxic Effects of the Environmental Endocrine Disruptor Bisphenol A on Brassica Rapa | by Evan Knappenberger

“Bisphenol A (BPA), an environmental endocrine disruptor, (xenoestrogen), is a common environmental pollutant as well as a byproduct of plastic and resin manufacturing.”

art Study of Picasso's "Minotauromachy"

A collaborative drawing by Students in Gena Grochowski's Art 112 class


Still Fishing for the Right Words | by Seika McCoy

“I was born in the U.S.—Bellingham, WA, with a Japanese mother and an American father. When I was in preschool, my mom enrolled me into a Japanese bilingual school in Bellevue, WA.”

Economy and Environment | by Blu Schwarzmiller

“There are those that believe it is the right or purpose of man to wrangle his environment to suit his needs; or that it is by God’s will and by His protection we should not worry about the effects of society on our planet.”

Transitioning to Life in America | by Hung Nguyen

“Like many people living in developing countries, I also wanted to come to America to see what it was like to be in one of the richest country in the world.”

art Year of the Frog | by Billy Scott

Digital illustration


Barack the Vote: Advertisement Masquerading as Music Video |
by Conrad Wrobel, Ashley Adams and Kristen Buck

“The purpose of this study is to distinguish hidden agendas observed in political advertisements through analyzing Will.i.am’s internet-based video, 'Yes, We Can.'”

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Opus 49 (Original Scoring) |
by Albert Clay

“When I was young, I spent a fair part of my early adolescence fascinated with armed conflict, the space program, and the pyrotechnical devices used in those fields.”

art GeePee | by Getch Poole

Digital art


Grendel's Mother: A New Light on a Dark Figure | by Robin J. Henley

“I read “Beowulf” eagerly, trying to understand the poetry and relate sections to each other and yet I came away with more questions than I answered.”

Mexican American Women: Culturally Competent Nursing Care to Promote Physical Activity | by Hillary Straatman

“Low levels of physical activity are common among Mexican American women, and they suffer from disproportionately high rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and non-insulin dependent diabetes.”

In Defense of Sherman Alexie: Taking Ownership of Stereotypes |
by Michael Dalavaccio

“Besides having a reputation of selling out, Native American author Sherman Alexie is considered difficult to get along with.”

Why is Big Brother Watching and What the Hell Does He Want: The Place For Dystopian Novels in Our Society | by Sarah Rice-McDaniel

“Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined.”

Our Brothers Will Live Forever | by Johnny Runge

“In the movie Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, we observe some of the initial negative reactions Maya Lin, at the time a young, architectural student at Yale University, was subjected to following the release of her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.”

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