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Fall 2021

Opportunity Zones: Panacea or Placebo for America’s Economic Ills? - Cole Reynolds Bringing the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse: Evaluating the Relationship Between Prison Education and Recidivism - Issac Bock Operation Endgame: An Ethical Analysis of ICE’s Immigrant Detention and Deportation Process - Cana Cossin Contract Incentives: The Uniqueness of and Solution for Private Prisons - James Elliott Section 504: How the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Became the First Law to Ban Discrimination Against Individuals on the Basis of Their Disability - Audrey Millhouse Elderly Epidemic: Finding Culturally Suitable Solutions for Eldercare - James Hodson

Spring 2021

Parenting … Again?: Bounded Rationality and Incrementalism in Family Policy - Isabella Kotiadis National Minimum Drinking Age: Help or Hindrance? - Sydnie Henry Socialism and the Wealth Gap: The Correlation Between the Wealth Gap’s Rise and the Rise of Socialism - Riley Anderson No Solution in Sight: A Study on Public Opinion of Health Insurance - Connor Fellenbaum An Unintended Consequence of the War of Poverty: The Growth of Social Welfare Programs and the Rise of Single Parent Families - Nicholas Storz

Fall 2020

Control is Key: Assessing the Working Conditions of H-2A and H-2B Temporary Workers - Calvin Klomparens Achieving Dreams or Enabling the Status Quo: The Evolution of the DREAM Act, Its Failures, Its Eventual Implementation, Renunciation, and Necessary Future Adjustments - Benjamin Purnell Foreign-Born Impact on Native-Born Students: An Analysis on the Success of the American Educational System Based on the Rise of Immigration - Celine Robishaw Narrative Knowledge: Assessing the Relationship Between Illegal Immigration and Drug Crime - Adam Rahauser Economics or Racism: How Economic Growth Affects Opinions About Immigration - Harrison McClintock Border Security: The Effectiveness of a Border Wall - David Bainbridge

Spring 2020

Capitalism, Conservatism, and Conservative Strategy: An Exploration of the Interaction Between Environmental Policy, Republic Politics, and Conservative Thought - Spencer Reeves Religious Freedom in Peril: Chinese Abuses and International Response - Abigail Carter For the Least of These: Analyzing PTSD Treatments for Children in Foster Care - Isabella Kotiadis Federal Disaster Response: Policy and Preparedness - Sydnie Henry High Stakes: Cognitive Ability Tests as Valid Predictors of Racial Job Performance - Samuel Ross Irrational Influence in the Information Age: An Examination of Celebrity Endorsements in Politics - Cory Millhouse

Fall 2019

Paddling Upstream: An Analysis of the Disparities in School Corporal Punishment Based on Gender and Race - Ellen Reynnolds The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Understanding the Impact of Federal Funding on the Education of Students with Disabilities - Audrey Miller An Extra Measure of Success: The Relationship Between Extracurricular Funding and School Performance - Cole Reynolds Healthy Minds are Learning Minds: Examining the Crossroads of Mental Health and Education - Mariana Paris Bringing America Up to Speed: An Evaluation of Apprenticeship Education Methods - Trenton Martin Kangaroo Courts: The Case for Reforming Title IX Proceedings on Campus - Benjamin Crosby

Spring 2019

Under the Table: Evaluating the Impact of Low-Skilled Undocumented Immigrant on the Economy - Christopher Baldacci Effectiveness of Private and Public Schooling: Analyzing the National Assessment of Educational Progress - Keith Zimmerman Effective Aid: Principle and Pitfalls - Manus Churchill The Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Formulation, Passage, and Modern Evaluation - Michael Patton Countering Violent Extremism in the United States - Claire Atwood and Sarah Jacob Compromised Confidentiality: De-Stigmatizing the Silent Struggle of Our Servicemen - Shane Roberts

Fall 2018

Going Dark: The Ethical Challenges with the FBI’s Going Dark Initiative - Adam Johnson Starvation of the Spirit: Solitary Confinement and the Eighth Amendment - Meridian Paulton Unlocking the Keystone State: Where and Why Donald Trump Won in Pennsylvania - Matthew Hoke Reducing the Abortion Rate: A Search for Effective Solutions - Jacob Settle School Choice: Options in American Education - Ian Frith How the Greenbacks Grow: An Analysis of Agricultural Policy in the United States - Spencer Reeves

Spring 2018

A Mark of Integrity: Whether Photo ID Laws Safeguard the Electoral Process - Helaina Hirsch How Much Does the Corporate Tax Actually Cost? An Analysis of U.S. Revenue Generation Policy - Christian McGuire An Underestimated Power: Women in Terrorist Organizations - Julia Tomaszewski Resolving the Dispute Over Dispute Resolution: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Federal Agencies - Daniel Thetford The Other Side of the Coin: Demand Side-Policy Alternatives to the Drug War - Johanna Christophel Coming to America: An Analysis of Proportional Representation in the States - Keith Zimmerman Hidden Advocacy: How NGOs Can Use Bureaucracy to Protect Rights in Authoritarian Regimes - Thomas Siu

Fall 2017

Armageddon: An Analysis of Nuclear Brinkmanship as a Diplomatic Tool - Michael Dingman Defending Our Defenders: The Search for Legislation to Decrease Military Sexual Assault - Michael Patton Institutions and Environment: The Environmental Kuznets Curve, Prosperity, and Civil Institutions - Johanna Christophel The Ethical Implications of Mandated Vaccinations: A Utilitarian and Biblical Analysis - Kianna Smith How Much is Life Worth? An Analysis of the Problem of Valuing Human Life in Public Policy - Thomas Siu

Spring 2017

Reimagining Representation: A Case Study of Illinois’ Hundred-Year Experiment with Multi-Member Districts - Christopher Baldacci Lawyers, Lawyers Everywhere: A Plaintiff-Centric Analysis of the Statistical Impacts of Tort Reform on Litigation Rates - Thomas Siu Ignorance is Debt: The Need to Increase Student Loan Transparency - Helaina Hirsch Does Money Actually Talk? The Effect of Campaign Finance Legislation on Political Corruption - Joshua Webb Security or Showmanship? Creating an Effective Model of Airport Security in Post-9/11 World - David Slaughter Third Time’s the Harm: Examining Three Strikes Laws and Their Impact on Crime - Marina Barnes

Fall 2016

Gotta Work For It: How High School Work Experience Impacts College GPA - Hannah Cudal For the Least of These: Variations on Housing First - Margaret McKneely Nuclear Waste: A Practical Solution - Gabriel Bisson Not a Bird or a Plane: An Analysis of the Domestic Drone Policy in the United States - Ashlyn Olson Making it Snappy: A Policy Analysis of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Lanson Hoopai Amnesty in Action: The Political and Policy Situation Surrounding Amnesty Debate - Ryan McDonald The Electoral College: Relevancy and Reform - Kirk Lundby

Spring 2016

Disabilities in the Public Square: Civic Engagement and the Americans with Disabilities Act - Johannah Christophel Video Games and Violence: The Blur Between Fantasy and Reality - Shane Roberts Feasibility of Road User Fees and Other Alternative Sources of Transportation Funding - Joshua Amberg Ellis Island and Wall Street: The Impacts of Economic Recessions on Assimilation - Lisa Mattackal

Fall 2015

Self-Defense and the Duty to Retreat: Natural Law Considerations - Adam Lebbs Opportunity for Change: The Economic Impacts of the DC Opportunity Scholarship - Meridian Paulton The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act - Matthew Hoke The Road to Nowhere: Assessing the Effectiveness of Common Core Standards in Producing Optimal Education Outcomes - William Bock

Spring 2015

Good Samaritans or Meddling Neighbors?: An Investigation into the United States’ Foreign Aid and Terrorism - Rebecca Cambron Knowledge is Power?: Examining the Crossroads of Nuclear Support - Ryan McDonald Unilateral Bypass: Examination of a Relationship between Executive Order Issuance and Congressional Concurrence - Sarah Cavicchi Domestic Unmanned Aerial Systems: Privacy vs. Security - Mark Teubl

Fall 2014

The Grand Jihad: The Existing and Developing Threat to the American Constitution Posed by Shariah Law - Katherine Tipton Pragmatic Pro-Life Praxis: A Supply and Demand Analysis of the Effect of Pro-LIfe Legislative Tactics on the National Abortion Rate - Gabrielle Weiss Regulating the Streams: An Analysis of Federal Environmental Policy - Alatheia Larsen Striking the Balance: An Analysis of Obesity Prevention Law in Light of Creating an Integrated Approach Among Weight-Related Disorders - Claire Rossell

Spring 2014

Teaching from the Top: An Examination of the Impact of Federal Spending on Elementary and Secondary Education - Katherine Tipton Legislative Initiatives Pertaining to Eating Disorders - Claire Rossell Manipulating Polls: Numbers Don’t Lie, But They Can be Misleading - Megan Fabling