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  • Thumbnail for Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2012-09-11]
    Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2012-09-11] by Mamet, Elliott

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Executive Council meeting held on September 11, 2012. Members present include: President Nathan Lee, Student Concerns Vice President Charis Whitnah, Outreach Vice President Pat Knecht, Finance Vice President Stanley Sigalov, Constitutional Vice President Elliott Mamet and Faculty Advisor Professor Peter Blasenheim.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2012-10-30]
    Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2012-10-30] by Walden, Jacob , Mia, Mohammad

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Executive Council meeting held on October 30, 2012. Members present include: President Nathan Lee, Student Concerns Vice President Charis Whitnah, Finance Vice President Stanley Sigalov, Constitutional Vice President Elliott Mamet, and Faculty Advisor Professor Peter Blasenheim.

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    The Asclepian [2012 v. 1 issue 2]

    Compiled by Colorado College Students for Global Health. The Asclepian is an independent publication of the Students for Global Health Club. The newsletter was started in order to educate the student body about current issues affecting public and global health.

  • Thumbnail for Leviathan [2011-2012 v. 39 no. 3 February]
    Leviathan [2011-2012 v. 39 no. 3 February]

    The Leviathan is CC's student magazine for poetry, prose, visual art and music.

  • Thumbnail for Relict tallgrass prairie of the Upper Black Squirrel Creek drainage, El Paso County, Colorado : change since the 1940's
    Relict tallgrass prairie of the Upper Black Squirrel Creek drainage, El Paso County, Colorado : change since the 1940's by Tsocanos, Sebastian A. E.

    In the mid 1940s remnant tallgrass prairie near Colorado Springs was recognized in vegetation studies on the plains. Tallgrass prairie is unusual in the arid Great Plains, and is of significant conservation value, particularly given the past and present pressures of urban expansion, intense grazing, and water development. Our study examined the question of whether this community type still exists in the region, if the extent of the community type has changed since then, and whether the species composition has changed. We found that while true tallgrass prairie vegetation is no longer dominant at many of the sites used in the original studies, patches of true tallgrass prairie still occur in the area. The extent of tallgrass prairie in the vicinity has clearly declined over the past 70 years. The vegetation of remaining patches is composed of very similar species to those originally documented. We found that the dominant vegetation is still characteristic of true tallgrass prairie. Among the important grasses were prairie dropseed, indian grass, little bluestem), and big bluestem. Important widespread forbs indicative of true tallgrass prairie included american licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota), stiff goldenrod (Oligoneuron rigidum), white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides), and purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea) among many others. We determined that overall precipitation and temperature in the locality has not changed dramatically since the 1940’s. The alluvial aquifer across much of the area is evidently little changed, but hydrology on a site-by-site basis is poorly understood. While the continued existence of some true tallgrass prairie communities here is reassuring, their diminished extent is cause for concern, especially given increasing pressure from urban expansion, livestock grazing, invasive species, and water development. The uncertain status of future temperature and precipitation, as well as the maintenance of critical surface and subsurface hydrologic regimes is also of concern.

  • Thumbnail for The Law of the Colorado River: A Rigid Relic or a Flexible Foundation for the Future
    The Law of the Colorado River: A Rigid Relic or a Flexible Foundation for the Future by King, Warren Scott

    The Colorado River Compact was signed in 1922 in an attempt to regulate and manage the Colorado River and its tributaries. Since its implementation a series of laws and court opinions have come together to make up a comprehensive set of guidelines that now govern the river system. Despite the litany of legislation surrounding the Colorado River, 21st century issues such as regional climate change, population growth, increasing salinity and sediment levels, and minority interest water rights issues continue to plague those reliant on Colorado River water. The fundamental question now facing those charged with the responsibility of governing the River is, “Is the Law of the River adequate for dealing with these 21st century issues?”. I contend that the Law of the River, including its keystone piece of legislation, the 1922 Colorado River Compact, is neither inherently rigid or flexible. Instead the Law of the River is as flexible or as rigid as the contracting parties allow it to be.

  • Thumbnail for Being a woman is murder : the Scream series, why women are being killed, and why women are watching enthusiastically
    Being a woman is murder : the Scream series, why women are being killed, and why women are watching enthusiastically by Magninie, Mandolay Marie

    My thesis aims to look at gender roles in the Scream series and how they add or subtract from the misogyny that is usually associated with the horror genre. I mostly focus on women, but the roles of men are explored too.

  • Thumbnail for The monthly rag [2012-2013 Block 1]
    The monthly rag [2012-2013 Block 1] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

  • Thumbnail for The monthly rag [2011-2012 Block 5]
    The monthly rag [2011-2012 Block 5] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

  • Thumbnail for The monthly rag [2011-2012 Block 7]
    The monthly rag [2011-2012 Block 7] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

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    Shit boys say

    A video created by Colorado College students as part of the course, FG110 Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies, taught by Assistant Professor Heidi Lewis during Block 5, 2012.

  • Thumbnail for The monthly rag [2012-2013 Block 3]
    The monthly rag [2012-2013 Block 3] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

  • Thumbnail for The Byzantine Empire and Medieval Russia : the political, religious, and cultural influence of the Byzantine Empire on Medieval Russia and the rise of Moscow as the “Third Rome”
    The Byzantine Empire and Medieval Russia : the political, religious, and cultural influence of the Byzantine Empire on Medieval Russia and the rise of Moscow as the “Third Rome” by Bochkarev, Alexandra R.

    To this very day, debate among historians continues concerning the critical points in the relations between Russia and the Byzantine Empire and the truth of four important points in Russian history: (1) Russia’s political origins, (2) the extent of Byzantine influence on Russian society, (3) the impact of the Golden Horde on Russo-Byzantine relations, and (4) the prevalence of the “Third Rome” theory in the rise of Muscovite Russia--how this led to the Western interpretation of Russian expansionism during eighteenth- and nineteenth-century imperialism and twentieth-century communism. Understanding Russia’s Byzantine-derived cultural and religious heritage yields a clearer understanding of Russia’s place in the world today. The focus of this thesis is on the extent of the political, religious, and cultural impact of the Byzantine Empire on Medieval Russia and the rise of Moscow as the “Third Rome.” The advancement of Russian self-identification as the center of Orthodoxy after the Turkish invasion of Constantinople will also be investigated. Different historiographical perspectives ranging from the opinions of Western, Soviet, and Russian historians take into account the original documents of the Byzantine and Russian medieval Orthodox Church, the Russian Chronicles, and the testaments of Russian princes and tsars.

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    Christian identity and multiculture in early Medieval Spain by Ford, Samantha Therese

    An analysis of the process of identity formation and Otherization from the perspective of early medieval Christians of the Iberian Peninsula. Examines multicultural interactions between Iberian Christians, Andalusi Muslims, and Sephardic Jews.

  • Thumbnail for The Last Pagan Kingdom: Conversion Colonization and the Christianization of Lithuania
    The Last Pagan Kingdom: Conversion Colonization and the Christianization of Lithuania by Barbera, Caitlin

    In the Middle Ages, conversion to Christianity was often a political matter, and there was much influence to be gained by bringing conversion to another kingdom. Lithuania, the last pagan kingdom in East Central Europe in the early 1300s, faced a losing battle with the crusading Teutonic Knights, who had gained influence and control over several of Lithuania's neighbors through conversion. Lithuania's choice to convert to Christianity through a union with Poland instead was intended to remove the legitimacy of the Teutonic Knights' crusade without putting Lithuania under the control of a much stronger power. Though the conversion had more to do with political survival than religious feeling, the Polish-Lithuanian Union that followed became a new power in the region and helped shape the history of East Central Europe for the next 300 years.

  • Thumbnail for The viability of algal biofuel in the Southwest
    The viability of algal biofuel in the Southwest by Broadbent, Charlie

    Algal biofuel shows incredible potential as a partial solution to our global energy problems, but whether algal biofuel will succeed in the Southwestern United States may depend on the ability of microalgae to effectively grow in water from brackish or saline aquifers. This study was designed to test how effectively algae can grow in water from these brackish aquifers. Experiments measured growth rates (determined by final chlorophyll content) of three algal cultures (Chlorella vulgaris and two locally collected cultures) in increasing concentrations of salt (NaCl), the growth of C. vulgaris in three types of salt found in southwestern aquifers (MgCl2, NaCl, Na2SO4), and the ability of two species (C. Vulgaris and one local species) to produce more lipids when grown in a nitrogen deplete medium rather than a nitrogen replete medium (the “lipid trigger” theory). Data from the first experiment showed that increasing salt decreased overall growth in C. vulgaris and culture #1, but that culture #2 was salt tolerant. The second experiment showed that increasing concentrations of magnesium chloride and sodium chloride decreased growth overall, and that sodium sulfate increased growth overall. The third experiment showed that C. vulgaris had higher lipid content than culture #2, but that neither species significantly increased lipid production when deprived of nitrogen. Though cultivation of algae for biofuel is not currently profitable, utilization of one or more of these strains in brackish aquifer water may provide a viable means to produce biofuel in the future.

  • Thumbnail for Translation : Fahrenheit 451
    Translation : Fahrenheit 451 by Burt, Nathanael Lujan

    A translation of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In a futuristic society in which books are banned and the government knows all, how can a seventeen-year-old girl change the way that Montag sees the world?

  • Thumbnail for Masculine mesclun : the management of vegetarian masculinities
    Masculine mesclun : the management of vegetarian masculinities by Lang, Brendan

    In this thesis, I studied differences in conceptions and practices related to food and gender between males, females, vegetarians, and meat-eaters, with the key focus surrounding Male Vegetarians. I conducted a correspondence analysis of food and gender conceptions and supplemented it with information from five interviews with Male Vegetarians. I collected data by surveying Colorado Springs vegetarians and meat eaters, then entered the data into Ucinet 6 matrices and analyzed the results. From an online vegetarian “meet up” group, I found male volunteers for supplemental interviews that enabled interesting relationships shown in the correspondence data to be discussed in detail to better understand Vegetarian Male opinions, beliefs, and actions. I found that Vegetarian Men, as deviants of consumptive practices and gender performance, are excluded from normal status-seeking and power-building practices. However, aligned with their greatly individualized identities as vegetarians, these men have developed individualized definitions and strategies for managing and redefining their masculinity.

  • Thumbnail for Consequential subjectivity : the role of choice in the realization of social solidarity
    Consequential subjectivity : the role of choice in the realization of social solidarity by Spiegel, Rebecca Simone

    The concept of choice is a disputed but nonetheless important feature of human life. In light of the radical expansion of choice in contemporary Western, consumer culture, it is now, more than ever, critical to examine how one’s decisions are informed both by their context and by their potential effects. I propose that if we aspire to move toward the great social solidarity that the classical social theorists call for, we must put into practice a new concept to orient ourselves within this space of choices: a morality in which each individual views his own consequential subjectivity as the part of himself that he has in common with all other humans across space and time. I show that theory that seeks to explain any social phenomenon must acknowledge causal agency and incorporate the moral agency of the individual, who has the capacity to make seemingly non-rational choices, based on what is deemed to be significant to him. Such an endeavor necessitates an investigation of the processes through which the external world comes to have specific meaning and value for each individual. By first using Bourdieu’s work to locate individual agency in the challenges of everyday life and then arranging a marriage between the idealistic moral social theory of Bauman and the more functional theory of social solidarity that Alexander provides, I craft my own theory about how to progress toward a functional social solidarity.

  • Thumbnail for "A self-discovery adventure" : the influence of American wilderness on Hmong refugee identity formation
    "A self-discovery adventure" : the influence of American wilderness on Hmong refugee identity formation by Hedlund, Rachel

    Although there is an emerging body of literature on ethnic groups and natural resource use in America, there is not much research regarding specific ethnic groups and their interactions with the American wilderness. This thesis explores the relationship between the American social constructions of wilderness and a specific refugee population in America—the Hmong people. Interviews were conducted with participants in the Twin Cities of Minnesota with conversations focusing on identity and wilderness interactions. These interviews revealed that the Hmong, a Southeast Asian people with a deeply rooted connection to nature interact with the wilderness in ways that differ from the American norm. Yet, through segmented assimilation, younger generations of Hmong have also acculturated to the American perception of wilderness as a place of self-discovery.

  • Thumbnail for Making sense of drinking behaviors : meaning making and identity construction in Alcoholics Anonymous and on college campuses
    Making sense of drinking behaviors : meaning making and identity construction in Alcoholics Anonymous and on college campuses by Mayo, Ashley Michele Oliphant

    In this paper, I explore the process of meaning-making around alcohol consumption in two contexts: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and a college campus. Drawing on ethnographic observation of AA meetings, interviews with AA members, and a survey of college students, I will discuss how context and interaction shape the process of alcohol-related identity construction. In Alcoholics Anonymous, members are provided with a clear, established path toward identity creation. On the college campus, however, students must give meaning to their behaviors without the aid of explicit standards or expectations.

  • Thumbnail for A path to liberation : the theology of Gustavo Gutiérrez
    A path to liberation : the theology of Gustavo Gutiérrez by Coyle, Ryan Gerut

    This paper follows the development of Gustavo Gutiérrez's theology of liberation. Including the socio-economic conditions of Gutiérrez's native Peru during the mid 1900s, his own biblical interpretations, and the influences of Karl Marx, this paper traces Gutiérrez's path towards the idea that Christian Socialism can indeed exist and thrive in the world.

  • Thumbnail for Phylogenetic analysis of Pleurothallis (Orchidaceae) using the plastid sequence ycf1
    Phylogenetic analysis of Pleurothallis (Orchidaceae) using the plastid sequence ycf1 by Sheade, Nina Kiyomi

    The appropriate taxonomic organization of Pleurothallis (subtribe Pleurothallidinae, family Orchidaceae) and its subgenera has been debated for more than a century. Recent phylogenetic studies have suggested that subgenera previously elevated to the level of genus based on morphological studies are most appropriately considered subgenera of Pleurothallis. This study analyzed the hypothetical open reading frame ycf1, a plastid gene, in order first to determine its utility in phylogenetic study at the generic and infrageneric level, and second to test support for the existing models or suggest a new model for taxonomic organization of Pleurothallis. A 1,200 bp 5’ region and a 1,500 bp 3’ region of the ycf1 gene were sequenced for representative species of each of the morphologically-based groups within Pleurothallis sensu lato and phylogenetic trees were generated for each region using maximum-parsimony analysis. The tree generated from the 5’ region exhibited minimal topological structure, suggesting either that the species sequenced are too closely related to be segregated into unique genera or the 5’ region of the gene did not contain enough parsimony informative sites to be useful at this level of study. The 3’ ycf1 gene tree had considerably more topology but the small number of species sequenced limits the conclusions that can be drawn from the phylogenetic tree.

  • Thumbnail for Incorporating clickers into the high school English classroom to improve grammar application to writing
    Incorporating clickers into the high school English classroom to improve grammar application to writing by Darras, Brittni Louise

    It is important that students are able to apply grammar knowledge to writing. Traditionally, students have gained grammar knowledge by working out of workbooks, but the majority of students fail to apply the gained grammar knowledge to their writing. My research aims to close this gap. Hoping that students would be more engaged and willing to learn grammar through technology, I created grammar lessons that my sophomore class could interact with using Classroom Response System (also known as clickers). The six lessons addressed correct usage of the dash, colon, semi-colon, parallel structure, complete sentences, and active voice. Each lesson contained identification and application questions. Prior to and following the clicker lessons, I collected various forms of data to measure progress. Quantitative data includes a grammar pre-test and post-test. Qualitative data includes pre-writing and post-writing samples. I also administered an open-ended survey in which each student responded about the clicker lessons after the project was complete. My results show that minus a couple of exceptions, participating in the clicker lessons did result in an increase in grammar knowledge. Also, the majority of students were able to correctly apply this grammar knowledge in their post-writing sample. The findings from this study can be used to encourage other English educators to find ways to implement technology in their classrooms as well.

  • Thumbnail for Легкое Дыхание - a Russian thesis film
    Легкое Дыхание - a Russian thesis film by Pleasants, Julia

    A Russian language film based on the famous Russian short story by Ivan Bunin - "Light Breathing."