Recent Submissions

  • Feminist Critical Analysis of Queen Guinevere 

    Watkins, Fiona K., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021)
    Under the direction of Dr. Clifton, I will explore the depiction of Queen Guinevere, beginning with the medieval texts Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory, published in 1485, and The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine ...
  • Heart of the Cards: The Underlying Social Framework of the Yu-Gi-Oh Community 

    Nagi, Kendall S, 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-30)
    Trading card games (TCGs) are a significantly understudied side of gaming culture within sociology. Plenty of research exists on role playing games, and tabletop gaming in general, but little research exists on the ...
  • Secondary Success and Beyond 

    Sims, Gabrielle N., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    This project was conducted to assist incoming First-Generation College Students (FGCS) complete the steps needed to get into college and the tools needed to be successful once there. Research methods included secondary ...
  • Exploring Medicinal Cannabis Use in Pediatric Oncology 

    Karnuth, Alexandra R., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    Changes in cannabis legality in the United States over recent years have led to an increased interest in the use of cannabis in medicine. One area in which this interest has sparked controversy is pediatric oncology. This ...
  • Aerobic Exercise and Cognition 

    Ernst, Kristen M., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-26)
    This literature review contains research about aerobic exercise and cognition. Three areas were addressed: timing of the exercise, the intensity of the exercise, and age of the participants. From these areas I was able to ...
  • The True Feminists Were Hidden in Plain Sight: An Analysis of Disney Heroines Through a Fourth-Wave, Intersectional Lens 

    Blair, Alexa (Northern Illinois University, 2021)
    This project argues that not all Disney heroines are feminists because not all of them discuss issues relevant to modern feminism, such as sexual violence and intersectionality. While researching for this paper, many ...
  • Boron Biomolecules for Medical Applications 

    Samantha, Guadarrama, 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a method that promises a new and effective form of cancer treatment. Cancer is a devastating disease, the goal of our boron research is to find an alternative treatment option that ...
  • Vaccine awareness in low socioeconomic, black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities 

    Patel, Nandini., 1999--. (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    Vaccinations are the most significant advancements of science that have helped society. They have nearly eliminated some of the deadliest diseases in human history and have saved millions of lives. However, not everyone ...
  • A Response to Leibniz's Monadology 

    Fuller, DeVonté D. 2000-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    Leibniz's version of Idealism did not cooperate with the dominant beliefs of his time. For this reason, many set out to expose the flaws they believed to cause these Idealist arguments to fail. His critics labeled him an ...
  • Deadly Dynamics: Studies of an Invasive Parasite of Waterfowl 

    Okonmah, Chiedu; Bachtel, Rebecca Z.; Koop, Jennifer A. H. (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    There are many knowns and unknowns about invasive species and their patterns. The purpose of this research is to investigate variation in invasion history between invasive trematodes, snails, and waterfowl. To do this, ...
  • Senior Voice Recital 

    Stavropoulos, Elena G., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    This senior voice recital was given as a culmination of all the non-major coursework I did in the vocal area of the NIU School of Music. The project culminated in a full-length recital performed in the Boutell Memorial ...
  • Parent Involvement and Child Internalizing: Differences between Maternal and Paternal Parenting 

    Ping, Megan A., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    This study investigates the relationships between parent involvement in early childhood and internalizing symptoms in adolescence. The study investigates relationships between fathers’ parenting and child outcomes versus ...
  • Vulnerability due to Nocturnal Tornadoes 

    Kaminski, Kristie N., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    This study investigates tornado fatalities that occurred between sunset and sunrise from 1985 to 2020. Previous literature has suggested that nocturnal tornadoes are associated with enhanced vulnerability because they are ...
  • Language Acquisition Intervention: A Prototype in Supplemental Children’s Education Through Media 

    Yahnke, Caitlin N., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    The purpose of this project is to design a game which will help narrow the divide in child development between households and improve vocabulary skills. It has been found that there is a positive correlation between parent’s ...
  • An analysis of the Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967 

    Montesano, Jacob (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    The purpose of this project is to analyze and discuss the events of the Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967. First, I approached analyzing this event is by looking at stories and facts about what happened to see how devastating the ...
  • How COVID-19 Has Changed the Policies, Practices, and Behaviors of the Workplace 

    Huq, Soha (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    The purpose of this capstone is to determine the types of changes stemming from COVID-19 in Human Resource Management and their permanence across four different specialties of HR: staffing, performance-management, training ...
  • The Effect of Antibiotic Selective Pressure on MDR1 and ASCT2 Expression in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma 

    Guizzetti, Isabella G.; Bode, Barrie P.; Bothwell, Paige J. (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    Our laboratory has used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system to eliminate the expression of the SLC1A5 gene, which encodes the ASCT2 amino acid transporter, which is implicated in driving the glutamine-dependent growth of ...
  • IRHA Conference Analysis 

    Carr, Marianna, R., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04)
    The Illinois Residence Hall Association (IRHA) conference is an event that happens annually at different schools located in Illinois. It is a student planned conference that has goals to build leadership, create networking ...
  • Noninvasive, Wireless Chargers for Implantable Devices and Epidermal Electronics 

    Dmitruk, Natalia, 1998--; Jersey, James R.; Perez Lopez, Karla E. (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    Conventional powering of implanted medical devices like pacemakers requires periodic invasive surgery for battery replacement. These surgeries can be a physical, psychological, and financial burden on patients. In the case ...
  • Health Disparities and Pregnancy 

    Ferneau, Mary K., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
    Pregnancy is a time in which an individual is particularly susceptible to the negative effects of health disparities, although it is unclear to what extent this may impact the pregnancy and the health of the mother and ...

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