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Spring 2024

Fueling the Future or Consuming the Present: Assessing the Influence of the Renewable Fuel Standard on the Gulf Coast Seafood market by Ezekiel Johnson - Protecting Our Schools: Is Increasing Security the Answer? by Braedon Steiner - Hope and Hostility: No Child Left Behind's Effect on English Learners by Emma Fenton - Comparing Performance of Publicly and Privately Owned Detention Facilities by John C. Klomparens - An Examination of Social Security's Feasibility, Ethicality, and Solutions by Gage Neudigate

fall 2023

China's Chokehold: The Persistent Danger to the United States' Rare Earth Supply Chain by Andrew W. Bleiler - Japanese Suicide During the Pandemic: A Survey of Suicide Rates in Japan during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Ian K. Ishiyama - The Polarization Express: America's Political Extremists and Their Effect on Civil Society by Giancarlo M. Mandato - The Efficacy of Nonpartisan Commissions in Reducing Partisan Gerrymandering Over Time by Howard H. Newman - Homeless Policy: An Analysis of How to Best Help the Homeless by Riley T. Anderson

spring 2023

Promises Made, Promises Kept?: Analyzing the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act's Impact on American Families by Jason Chahyadi - Redlining and Education: Performance Disparities Between Minority Students and Their White Counterparts by Kaitlan Michels - The Rise or Fall of a Generation: An Analysis of Juvenile and Young Adult Crime Within the United States by Jaxmien Manoukian - The Courty of Empirical Data: How Science Judges Qualified Immunity by Josiah Todd - The People Who Elected Mussolini: Why Fascism Triumphed in Italy by Finneas Buck - Family First Prevention Services Act: Outcomes and the Welfare of Children by Kaitlyn Tully

Spring 2022

Semper Supra or Lagging Behind?: Examining the Need to Strengthen U.S. Space Capacity through International Cooperation by Nathanael P King - On the Crags of Tora Bora: Lessons Learned from U.S. Foreign Policy during the Afghanistan War by Adam W Rauhauser - Pragmatism and the U.S. Bureaucracy: Is it the Solution? by Kaitlan A Michaels - Housing Crisis: Investigating Practical Policies Needed to Approach Solving Native American Housing by Sahknaa S Relph A Hybrid War: The Relationship Between International Terrorists, Article III Courts, and Military Commissions - Lauren E Rule

Fall 2021

Opportunity Zones: Panacea or Placebo for America’s Economic Ills? by Cole Reynolds - Bringing the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse: Evaluating the Relationship Between Prison Education and Recidivism by Issac Bock - Operation Endgame: An Ethical Analysis of ICE’s Immigrant Detention and Deportation Process by Cana Cossin - Contract Incentives: The Uniqueness of and Solution for Private Prisons by 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 by Audrey Millhouse - Elderly Epidemic: Finding Culturally Suitable Solutions for Eldercare by James Hodson

Spring 2021

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

Fall 2020

Control is Key: Assessing the Working Conditions of H-2A and H-2B Temporary Workers by 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 by 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 by Celine Robishaw - Narrative Knowledge: Assessing the Relationship Between Illegal Immigration and Drug Crime by Adam Rahauser - Economics or Racism: How Economic Growth Affects Opinions About Immigration by Harrison McClintock - Border Security: The Effectiveness of a Border Wall by David Bainbridge

Spring 2020

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

Fall 2019

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

Spring 2019

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

Fall 2018

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

Spring 2018

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

Fall 2017

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

Spring 2017

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

Fall 2016

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

Spring 2016

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

Fall 2015

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

Spring 2015

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

Fall 2014

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

Spring 2014

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