Defining Terrorism: The Conflict of Politics and Objectivity

by Alexander Lavely

“Terrorism is an issue that none can deny and all have experienced in one form or another; the very word strikes a chord in my own heart and calls to mind early memories of the attacks of September 11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing to name only a couple of those acts we deem terror which have occurred in my lifetime…”

Zora Neale Hurston: The First Loud Voice of Black Feminism

by Elizabeth Wahba

“Black feminism is a relatively new term in literary and political circles, dating to 1973. Fifty years earlier, Zora Neale Hurston (Zora) was writing on the issues of intersectionality in her fiction novels and stories, and her autobiographical works. I argue that Zora’s racial pride and representative voice for Black women establishes her. Zora highlighted the themes of frustration for Black women while celebrating racial pride. She gave voice to the voiceless, leaving a legacy that encouraged women in the development of Black feminism…”

Strategic Bombing: The Underrated Total War Action

by Rachel Mann

“The British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force were the two main forces behind strategic bombing within Europe during World War II. Both organizations utilized strategic bombing, but not in the same way. Different means of the bombings were chosen by both groups and to understand how they differed, I examined the targets each organization selected, the planning of carrying their missions out, as well as the planes and technologies each organization used…”

Harry Hamilton Laughlin: Honorary Doctor of Death

by Taylor Payne

“Eugenics in America is the most unknown darkness in our history. Coming from the teachings of Charles Darwin, eugenics was the perceived science of better breeding. There are two branches of eugenics, the first being positive and the other being negative. Positive eugenics is the promotion of good qualities such as beauty, strength and intellect through selective breeding. Negative eugenics is a much more nefarious practice, and is what my paper concerns. I focus on one American eugenicist in particular, Harry Hamilton Laughlin, and examine his contribution to eugenics at home and abroad…”

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