2011 Edition

A Note from the Editors

By Danielle Dickinson ‘12 & Kelly Spavin ‘13

Welcome to the 31st edition of The Writing Anthology.

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Repotted: Evangelism and American Exceptionalism in the Congo

By Jessica Vetter '11

Seventh grade. Creative writing class. The teacher beckons me to the front of the class, in my purple jeans and oversized Mickey Mouse sweater.

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Tibet’s Political, Cultural, and Religious Future

By Victoria Turley '12

In a move echoing threats in 1989 when the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize and warnings to President Bush in 2007 not to honor the Dalai Lama when he visited America, the Chinese enlisted other countries to protest the ceremony and have fired off numerous injured comments, playing the victim.

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Kwame Nkrumah: Harbinger of African Independence

By Beatriz Mate-Kodjo '11

In a world populated by over six billion people, it is only a small minority of people and institutions that determine the fates of the majority.

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El tema de identidad y sus cambios en “Mujer negra” de Nancy Morejón

By Danielle Dickinson '12

Nancy Morejón, una poeta afrocubana que escribe de su raza y su feminidad, mezcla esos dos temas en su poema “Mujer negra.”

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Are You Gonna Throw Far? The Goals of a Collegiate Thrower

By Shane Hallengren '11

Over the course of one competition season, I spent time with the throwers from the Middle College (a pseudonym) track and field team.

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Dress Codes in the Workplace: Effects on Organizational Culture

By Angie Shinn '12, Ali Swigart '12, Ashley Gritters '12 and Matt Schmailzl '11

The purpose of this paper is to establish the effect of dress codes on organizational culture, employee morale, productivity, and performance.

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Aspirin Synthesis

By Laura Burns '13

For centuries, willow and myrtle trees have been a known source of salicin.

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Satanic Reason in Paradise Lost

By Amanda Jacobs '14

With these lines, Milton laid the foundations of satanic logic. Satan’s reason holds a grain of truth that appeals to mankind.

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Update of “The Chain”

By Brandy Streigle '12

As he sped through the empty streets he howled and pounded the dashboard.

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The Art of Becoming Ordinary: An Analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale

By Kaity Sharp '14

In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the Republic of Gilead initially appears to be anything but ordinary.

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The Poetic Road of Seamus Heaney

By Caitlin Dau '11

Ireland, especially Northern Ireland, has seen centuries of bloody riots, uprisings, conflicts and terrorism.

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By Miranda Wehde '14

I lost my first passport 318 days ago, and while I doubt I lost the person whose picture is located on those pages almost a year ago, that girl is just as void as that passport.

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