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    • Whiteness Within The U.S. Government

      Caroline; Alex; Stacy (2019-10-01)
      Created by Neenah Estrella-Luna's Fall 2019 Sociology 110 course. Zine addresses police brutality, immigration, and racial disparities in the U.S. court system.
    • Whiteness In Sports

      Zuccaro, Kyle; Norton, D.J.; Morales, Lisa (2019-10-01)
      Created by Neenah Estrella-Luna's Fall 2019 Sociology 110 course. Zine addresses white privilege in sports, diversity in the leagues, Colin Kaepernick, Kyle Korver, Adam Jones, and Lawrence (Larry) G. Nassar.
    • Unjust Punishments For People Of Color

      Knight, Kim; Glymn, Sammy; Garcia, Brianna; R.; Pereira, Pedro (2019-10-01)
      Created by Neenah Estrella-Luna's Fall 2019 Sociology 110 course. Zine addresses the racial disparities in prison sentences and incarceration rates, preamble of a white constitution, #Blacklivesmatter, victims on death row, and traffic stop victims.
    • Seeking Acceptance: A Guide For Afro-Latinx Individuals

      Baldini, Mike; Melara, Jennifer; Rosario, Lovashia; Villar, Denice (2019-10-01)
      Created by Neenah Estrella-Luna's Fall 2019 Sociology 336 course. Zine addresses who is considered Afro-Latinx, who can claim the title, sense of belonging, educational resources, personal narratives, academic narratives, financial resources, and counseling resources.
    • Rehabilitation In The U.S. Prisons System

      Chris; Jared; Luisa; Martina; Rosalys (2018-10-01)
      Created by Neenah Estrella-Luna's Fall 2019 Sociology 110 course. Zine addresses the history of U.S. prison, how rehabilitation is used in U.S. prisons currently, the differences in rehabilitation across the globe, the impact of local government and the benefits of rehabilitation, and improving rehabilitation in U.S. prisons.
    • It Matters

      Trevon; Hillary; Janiah; Brianha (2019-10-01)
      Created by Neenah Estrella-Luna's Fall 2019 Sociology 336 course. Zine addresses what it means to identity as Afro-Latinx. Zine contains personal stories and reasons why this issue is important and should matter on a global level.
    • The Color Of Justice

      Ge; Scarlen; Gisella; Eleanor; S., Jake (2019-10-01)
      Created by Neenah Estrella-Luna's Fall 2019 Sociology 110 course. Zine addresses racial disparity in judge appointments, jury selection, cases that did not make the courtroom, Emmett Till, false incarcerations, Rodney Reed, racial disparity in prison sentences.
    • Family & Fatherhood

      Anonymous (2019-10-01)
      Created by Neenah Estrella-Luna's Fall 2019 Sociology 110 course. Zine addresses common stereotypes and myths surrounding black fathers perpetuated by the media. Zine discusses facts, statistics and highlights social media movements that have sprung up to combat these stereotypes.
    • Streaming Consciousness: Treading the Conceptual Rapids of Psychological Theory

      Noonan, Anne (2016-05-01)
      This thesis is the first section in a book length project. The aim of this thesis is to explore the relationship between the academic field of psychology and the creative nature of the field. Through use of memoir, detail, and conscious experience, this thesis is a contemporary interpretation of the theories of Sigmund Freud.
    • The Learning Needs of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

      Fraley, Hannah; Goodwin, Paige Allison (2016-05-01)
      Nurses are on the frontline of healthcare delivery. The learning needs of newly licensed registered nurses are poorly understood. The aim of this study is to identify the specific learning needs of these newly licensed nurses so that they are able to confidently provide excellent care to culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse patients. A qualitative approach was used to complete this study. Convenience sampling was used to recruit ten newly licensed registered nurses who were interviewed by phone. The interviews were transcribed. Questions targeted working nurses experiences with nursing skills, interdisciplinary interactions, and documentation. Data was analyzed and coded for the identification of themes. Gaps in the literature exist regarding the specific learning needs of newly licensed registered nurses. Understanding their learning needs can provide insight into how to better transition student nurses to registered nurses so that they are able to adequately and safely take care of a diverse patient population and work successfully as new nurses.
    • Risks and Benefits of Self-Diagnosis Using the Internet

      Fraley, Hannah (2016-05-01)
      As technology use increases, self-diagnosis using a symptom checker on the World Wide Web has become a topic of discussion in the health field. Given that many in the United States continue without access to medical care, it is becoming common practice for patients to self-diagnose using information sought on the internet. Health literacy of internet health information is a concern, especially among vulnerable populations, such as immigrants and those without access to health insurance. The aim of this study is to understand the phenomenon of self-diagnosis using the internet as a source of health information among a convenience sample of Salem State University students (N= 150). A survey instrument was used to examine the following: perception of accurate health information sought throughout the internet; follow-up with primary physicians, how much trust is placed in internet self-diagnosis, and how often participants use the internet to self-diagnose. Data was analyzed using thematic coding methods. The internet provides us with access to information, yet among those seeking health-related information, there is a concern that critical health information can either be misinterpreted, unreliable or both. Self-diagnosis using the internet is a particular concern if patients are using the internet in the place of a physician. Results from this study can inform healthcare professionals about college faculty, staff and student perceptions regarding use of the internet to self-diagnose prior to seeing a primary physician, as well as inform future study of this phenomenon.
    • Photography in the World of Advertising

      Lewis, Richard (2016-05-01)
      Photography in the World of Advertising is a photography portfolio focusing on commercial product photography. My portfolio, which contains 10 commercial product images, was completed over the course of one semester. The portfolio explores the different techniques used to photograph products for commercial uses, such as advertising, catalogs, or websites. I decided to use a mix of both on location and in studio photo-shoots to get a feel for the range of techniques used in both locations (backgrounds, natural lighting, artificial lighting, and environmental factors that could effect the shot).
    • Pleasure and Pain in Charlotte Bronte's Villette and Jane Eyre

      Mulman, Lisa (2016-05-01)
      Like every character, Lucy Snowe and Jane Eyre, respective protagonists of Charlotte Brontë's Villette and Jane Eyre, grapple with pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain. Pleasure and pain are unavoidable universals, of course, but everyone treats their own pleasure and pain differently. Furthermore, pleasure and pain do not exist in a vacuum; there are other considerations—such as morality, self-respect, and lack of absolute control—that affect how each person treats and prioritizes them. Lucy and Jane, in particular, are not hedonists, so when looking at how they pursue pleasure and avoid pain, it is also important to account for the things that they care about more than either. Examining how Brontë's heroines approach pleasure and pain in relation to other facets of their lives reveals their priorities, an understanding of which is essential to understanding their choices and burgeoning selfhood.
    • Patriot and Loyalist Women of the American Revolution: How Feminine Figures Dealt with the Challenges of War and the Confines of Gender

      Louro, Michele (2015-12-01)
      When war struck out between American colonists and the British crown in 1775, the political and social climate of what would become the United States was forever changed. The colonists took up arms and created militias to battle against what they considered to be tyrannical British rule. In the colonies themselves, another battle was being waged between citizens that considered themselves American patriots and those whom remained loyal to the British rule. While the history of this struggle has been told countless times by examining the involvement of men, what was the role for the women who aligned themselves with each side during these wartime affairs? This paper aims to focus on a group of four women, who represented both sides of this internal colonial conflict. These four women are Mercy Otis Warren, Lucy Knox, Grace Growden Galloway, and Elizabeth Murray Inman. By examining these women's journals, diaries, and letters of correspondence, one can see that every action that these women took was defined in some aspect by their femininity and the home itself. They all took on two roles during the war, with their main role being that of a traditional 18th century colonial woman and the second, that of a person trying to survive a war torn environment. Their lives were focused around the home and although the war changed aspects of their lives, the importance of domesticity remained.
    • Exploring Grapes of Wrath, Oleanna, and Tribes: A Directorial Journey

      Sampieri, Peter (2016-05-01)
      Within this thesis, I will compile a culminating prompt book of my directing experiences this year for my Assistant Directorship on Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati, my capstone project Oleanna by David Mamet in Directing II, and my presentation of Tribes by Nina Raine for the SDC Fellowship at KCACTF Region I. My work on Grapes of Wrath was based far more on my in rehearsal experience. For this reason, I digitally captured much of the rehearsal process, which may be found as an appendix to my written work on Tribes and Oleanna.
    • The Effect of Instagram on Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction

      Gonsalves, Joanna (2016-05-01)
      This quasi experiment examined the effects of Instagram, a social media site that consists of posting pictures, on self-esteem and life satisfaction. Specifically, I looked at the effects of following celebrities on Instagram in relation to the ideas of social comparison theory. Traditionally aged college females (N = 51) were assigned to either the control group where they were asked to use Instagram as they normally would, or the experimental group where they were asked to follow 15 specific celebrities for 4-6 weeks. Participants were given a pretest and posttest which included a self-esteem and a life satisfaction survey. There were no statistically significant differences found between the experimental group and the control group, nor between the pretest and posttest scores, and there was no interaction effect between time of measure and experimental group. However, a subgroup of participants that initially followed a minimal amount of celebrities before the experiment showed a decline in their life satisfaction at posttest which approached statistical significance. Further experimental research is needed to confirm that altering one's social comparison group on Instagram can lower life satisfaction among traditionally-aged college females.
    • Assessing the Nutritional Health of College Students: An Ethnographic Approach

      Hills, Donna (2016-05-01)
      The culture of college students does not appear to give adequate attention to nutritional health. The purpose of this study seeks to explore whether college students are at risk for imbalanced nutrition. Among the studies reviewed, samples suggest that college students are at risk for imbalanced nutrition due to their financial instability, lack of nutritional knowledge, and inability to obtain healthy foods. The results of this systematic review of the literature suggest that implementations of nutritional education may reduce those risks.
    • The Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation for Post-Myocardial Infarction Patients

      Fraley, Hannah (2016-05-01)
      Myocardial infarction is one of the most significant causes of death worldwide. Factors leading to a patient's risk of having a myocardial infarction are obesity, smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension, and a sedentary lifestyle. If patients knew of these risks, the likelihood of a myocardial infarction occurring could decrease. Because of a lack of information about the topic, many patients unfortunately experience a myocardial infarction before it is preventable. Lack of knowledge about how serious the disease is and treatment is also a reason for not going through with cardiac rehabilitation. People around the world need to be educated about myocardial infarction risks and the positive outcomes of attending cardiac rehabilitation. The aim of this study is to improve the quality of life of myocardial infarction patients by determining the long-term benefits of going through with cardiac rehabilitation. A review of the literature was conducted. CINAHL was used to search articles pertaining to the research topic. Results include the following: a lack of cardiac knowledge led to patients' unawareness of the need for attending cardiac rehabilitation; patients improved both physically and psychologically after attending rehabilitation; individualized education has been the most effective for myocardial infarction patients. Myocardial infarction can potentially be prevented through education of cardiac patients on the benefits and importance of cardiac rehabilitation. Results from this study have implications for helping to decrease morbidity and mortality among this high-risk population.
    • An Analysis of Operating Environment & Strategy: A Case Study of Tata Motor

      Gu, Jian (2016-05-01)
      This report provides an in-depth study of the environment in which India-based company Tata Motors competes. In order to understand key aspects of the company, a SWOT analysis was conducted to better determine both the internal and external aspects of the operating environment. Using this analysis in combination with a summary of the conditions in the domestic environment, suggested strategies are given. The purpose of these strategies is to provide creative, beneficial, and resourceful ways Tata can continue to succeed in the highly competitive automobile industry. Along with the general strategies, a brief implementation plan is given to demonstrate how to put these strategies into action.
    • Shameless: An Examination of Addiction and Alcoholism in the Family

      Amato, Phil (2014-05-17)
      The principle objective of this paper is to examine the effects of alcoholism and addiction on the family system through the analysis of a fictional family, the Gallaghers from Shameless. To explore the role of alcoholism and addiction in the family, this paper analyzes the family system through resilience, happiness, and family intervention. Because alcoholism and addiction are stigmatized in the media, people suffering from these two diseases have been dehumanized. The producers of Shameless have the opportunity to create a television series that accurately portrays alcohoism and addiction and the effects it has on families. A realistic depiction of alcoholism and addiction impacts the audience's perception of the two diseases.