• Race Representation and the Translation from Text to Screen

      Coates, Nicole; Hains, Rebecca (2021-05-01)
      This paper examines the 2012 film Cloud Atlas and how the film portrays certain groups in its unique use of an ensemble cast. It challenges our societal understandings of race, gender, and other differences as a whole. This analysis examines the thematic significance of the appearance changes the actors go through throughout the film as they play characters of different genders, ages, races, classes, etc. and how these changes provide commentary on how contemporary society views these social groups. Central topics of this analysis include the characters portrayed, the time periods in which they live and the connections these characters have to one another. However, it also serves to critique the choices in filmmaking and acknowledge the voices of groups which identify this choice as problematic. Looking at the film itself, this paper will discuss the issues present such as performative diversity and it’s use of yellowface. These issues of the film are prevalent and address concerns which deserve recognition. It is to discuss the paradox of the film’s message versus the problematic use of the ensemble cast. This paper is meant to provide a bridge to connect the film’s embedded message with our understanding of race, gender, etc. and serves to provide an explanation on why the story itself helps to amplify the connections between the movie’s plot and society’s understanding of our many differences. This analysis is meant to connect the key elements and events of the film and provide a possible explanation to the message the film itself attempts to portray.
    • Religion as a Tool of Censorship Against the LGBT community

      Pereira, Harley; Chenault, Tiffany (2021-05-01)
      This is a research project looking at the relationship between the LGBT community and Christians on Salem States campus in the 1970's. It looks at the conflict and possible censorship that occurred between the groups as recorded in the LOG.
    • Representation of Black Women in The Faculty at Salem State University

      McCarthy, Morgan; Willis, Camryn; Chenault, Tiffany (2021-05-01)
      The Black community at Salem State University has advocated for a change in the lack of representation for decades. We have gathered archival data from Salem State University which provides us information from the past. We have taken current data from Black faculty and have compared it to the findings in the archives to fully understand the changes made over time.
    • Surveying US basketball coaches and administrators to explore practices of integrated development of mass and high performance sport

      Arena, Charlie; Smolianov, Peter; Smolianov, Peter; Smolianov, Peter (2021-05-06)
      Since its inception in 1936, the United States Men’s Basketball team has won 18 medals in 19 Olympic appearances and 15 out 19 possible gold medals (79%). (Olympic.org) Since 1980, the United States Women’s Basketball team has won 9 medals in 10 Olympic appearances and 8 out 10 possible gold medals. (Olympic.org) Since 1980, the United States Men’s Basketball team has won 9 medals in 10 Olympic appearances and 7 out 10 possible gold medals. (Olympic.org)
    • Tompson Street Reservation

      Szottfried, Daniel; Parlee, Ian; Young, Stephen (2021-05-01)
      A brief video outlining the Tompson Street Reservation.
    • What is Missing Here? The Absence of a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Salem State University's Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Program

      Morin, Julia; Schumaker Murphy, Megan (2021-05-01)
      Due to the immense inequities Black, Indigenous, and students of color face in their schooling, and the reality of the K-12 population diversifying at a consistent rate, this study aimed to conduct a content analysis of publicly available required course descriptions of the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education at Salem State University. The main purpose of this content analysis was to see how embedded a culturally responsive pedagogy is; as culturally responsive teaching is student-centered teaching approach that has been shown to improve the educational experience of students of color in a educational system where the majority of teachers are White.