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The Inevitability Of Conformity: Ideology In Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Edward Pomykaj May 2017

The Inevitability Of Conformity: Ideology In Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Edward Pomykaj

English Undergraduate

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In Tom Wolfe’s 1968 book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Wolfe follows author Ken Kesey and his group the Merry Pranksters as they develop as an American counterculture in the mid to late 1960’s. In a key moment of the book, Kesey is asked to participate and give a speech at an anti-Vietnam War rally at Berkeley in 1965. He shows up, but instead of joining the political movement he shuns it, saying, “you know, you’re not gonna stop this war with this rally, by ...


Tempered Experience: The Educational Foundation Of Democratic Ideology, Nicholas J. Schwarm Apr 2017

Tempered Experience: The Educational Foundation Of Democratic Ideology, Nicholas J. Schwarm

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

Democracy is a political ideology, one that requires a person to believe in that ideology for it to exist. The contemporary political landscape is dominated by democracies, and for this reason we need to understand how to build and sustain them. There needs to be a well-educated populace of citizens, who are able to engage in democratic actions, and aid the community. What they need is tempered experience, experience that is understood though the knowledge that a citizen already has.


The Intellectual Woman’S Cage: Complicating Ideals Of Fanon’S “Native Intellectual” In Nervous Conditions, Alyssa J. Mountain Apr 2017

The Intellectual Woman’S Cage: Complicating Ideals Of Fanon’S “Native Intellectual” In Nervous Conditions, Alyssa J. Mountain

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

This paper examines—through a post-colonial lens— Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel Nervous Conditions. In particular, this paper analyzes the characters of Tambu, Nyasha, and Maiguru and how their Western education allows them to fit into their roles as “native intellectuals.” Imposing Franz Fanon’s phases of becoming a “native intellectual” onto these strong, educated female characters greatly complicates his term and process. The idea of the native intellectual is most often applied to men. However, in terms of Dangarembga’s work, it is the female characters that rise to this title. In this acquisition of education the female characters are ...


The Diet And Subsistence Methods Of The Maya: Their Health And Cultural Consequences From The Pre-Classic Era To Today, Rachel E. Watson Apr 2017

The Diet And Subsistence Methods Of The Maya: Their Health And Cultural Consequences From The Pre-Classic Era To Today, Rachel E. Watson

Honors Undergraduate

The Maya, a once great civilization, seemingly vanished without an obvious reason, before the Spanish landed in the region. Some say that their downfall was a result of famine and inadequate nutrition. Surprisingly, most of the archaeological evidence surrounding the Classic Maya diet and subsistence methods indicates that they both adequately sustained the population to the point where there has been practically no change over hundreds of years. Change did not occur to the Maya diet or the classic subsistence methods until the late twentieth century when the tourism industry exploded in the area of the former Maya empire. The ...


Tempered Experience: The Educational Foundation Of Democratic Ideology, Nicholas J. Schwarm Dec 2016

Tempered Experience: The Educational Foundation Of Democratic Ideology, Nicholas J. Schwarm

Philosophy Undergraduate

Democracy is a political ideology, one that requires a person to believe in that ideology for it to exist. The contemporary political landscape is dominated by democracies, and for this reason we need to understand how to build and sustain Them. There needs to be a well educated populace of citizens, who are able to engage in democratic actions, and aid the community. What they need is tempered experience, experience that is understood though the knowledge that a citizen already has.


Preliminary Pages, No Author Dec 2016

Preliminary Pages, No Author

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"John Fisher" Visits St. John Fisher, Bosco Hogan Dec 2016

"John Fisher" Visits St. John Fisher, Bosco Hogan

Verbum

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"Driving from Buffalo to New York City in 1990, after appearing in "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the former's Studio Arena Theatre, I passed through Rochester and remember thinking what a lovely city it looked like and how unlikely it was that I would ever have occasion to re-visit it. I'm very glad to say I was wrong."


A Reflection On Psalm 31, Katie Kreutter Dec 2016

A Reflection On Psalm 31, Katie Kreutter

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"The Book of Psalms encompasses a variety of themes and perspectives that reflect as well as transcend historical and cultural contexts. These writings are categorized by scholars with multiple labels, ranging from Psalms of Lament to Psalms of Praise. One such category, similar in some ways to Psalms of Lament, are Penitential Psalms. With its appeal to repentance and forgiveness, Psalm 31 falls under this category."


La Casa Degli Angeli, Antonino Disalvo Dec 2016

La Casa Degli Angeli, Antonino Disalvo

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"On September 2013 I moved from Rochester, NY to Thailand. It had been a long process of reflection and pondering on the direction my life was going, and finally I strongly felt that I would steer my life's vessel towards the eastern part of our shrinking planet. I landed at the airport of Bangkok and moved immediately to a hotel. My first duty was to learn Thailand's language needed to obtain a working license."


Poem For Daniel, Linda Maccammon Dec 2016

Poem For Daniel, Linda Maccammon

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To The Unborn, Michael Costanzo Dec 2016

To The Unborn, Michael Costanzo

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The Science And Religion Relationship, Keeley Samsonik Dec 2016

The Science And Religion Relationship, Keeley Samsonik

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"The widely known debate of science and religion has been around for hundreds of years. This is a widely conflicted debate because it is hard to separate both sides. Though it is easy to see that science and religion explain problems differently. Science answers questions by explaining how and religion wonders why. My thesis is that science and religion contrast each other but also can complement one another and it is important to recognize this."


The Pursuit Of Perfection, Jacob Perry Dec 2016

The Pursuit Of Perfection, Jacob Perry

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"Both Hinduism and Buddhism contain a specific characteristic that sets them apart from each other, but at the same time ties them together. Buddhism was born out of Hinduism and contains many of the same aspects, but where they differ most comes through how each religion defines dharma. Dharma can be applied to almost any religion in some way, most in similar forms, but how it is represented in these two religions is what makes it especially intriguing and intricate."


Babette's Feast: The Persistence Of Love, Erin E. Wolf Dec 2016

Babette's Feast: The Persistence Of Love, Erin E. Wolf

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"After one's first viewing of Babette's Feast, a film by Gabriel Axel, one may easily think that the main point of the film revolves around interpretation of religion and food. Although these certainly are two major aspects, I personally found that in many ways, love and the way it persists through time is a major feature of the movie as well. Thanks to Axel, the movie can be viewed through the lends of love, and as the plot unfolds, it becomes more obvious that the persistence ...


A Fisher Alumna, Olga Chernavin Dec 2016

A Fisher Alumna, Olga Chernavin

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"Looking back on my formal schooling years, I have realized that my life has taken a series of U-turns. I have always had a Type-A, perfectionist personality. I also though that I knew exactly where I wanted to go and I was in a huge rush to get there. By shaking up my plans and changing my perspective, God has taught me to trust in His plan for my life, to enjoy the journey and not worry about reaching the next destination because He is already there."


I Would Not Be The Woman I Am Today, Brianna Ferranti Dec 2016

I Would Not Be The Woman I Am Today, Brianna Ferranti

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"My name is Brianne Ferranti. I graduated from St. John Fisher College in May of 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. As an enthusiastic student eager to learn, I enjoyed every minute of my time spent on campus. Whether I was in class, the library, the dining hall or a teacher's office, every minute had something valuable to offer. Knowledge, wisdom, and a variety of personal and professional skills, are among the valuables I acquired during my time at Fisher ...


Family Roots, Kelsey Castro Dec 2016

Family Roots, Kelsey Castro

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"I can vividly remember the day of my parents' wedding, a memory that exists only in photo albums and stories for the vast majority. When I was in fourth grade, I had the unique privilege of being my mother's maid of honor. I walked down the seemingly endless aisle of St. Mary's Church and stood beside her as she entered the sacrament of marriage with my father. The roots of our small family were planted, and to this day they hold steadfast. My mother is the ...


Can A Lightning Rod Of Grace Short-Circuit Stress?, Ellen Weber Dec 2016

Can A Lightning Rod Of Grace Short-Circuit Stress?, Ellen Weber

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"How can we break through the many pressures faced daily, to find that rare gem of divine love that leaves us free of anxiety? I'm referring to an adrenaline of sorts that gets us going again after we slip or fail. Let's face it, most people expect stress to slap back when criticized, and we feel its sudden sting whenever we judge others unfairly. Or have you battled the pressure to repair a broken relationship lately? If so, you've likely noticed how stress blurs your ...


“A Right Judgment”: Rape Trial Conventions Revisited In Joseph Andrews And Tom Jones, Melissa Bloom Bissonette Nov 2016

“A Right Judgment”: Rape Trial Conventions Revisited In Joseph Andrews And Tom Jones, Melissa Bloom Bissonette

English Faculty Publications

This article argues that in both Joseph Andrews (1742) and Tom Jones (1749), Henry Fielding, who practiced law and wrote novels when both were undergoing significant transformations, takes what could have been archetypal scenes of rape and rescue and makes them illuminating explorations of how juries determine the truth. In presenting these attempted rape scenes within the implicit format of a contemporary rape trial, Fielding directs the reader to observe the missteps in the process of judicial decision-making, as well as the steps and missteps in his or her own determination of the trustworthiness of characters and their testimony.


My Girl Can't Stand The Bloody Day Scenes, Dillon Lynn Oct 2016

My Girl Can't Stand The Bloody Day Scenes, Dillon Lynn

The Angle

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Literary Philosophers: Irving Singer And George Santayana, Timothy Madigan Oct 2016

Literary Philosophers: Irving Singer And George Santayana, Timothy Madigan

Philosophy Faculty Publications

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The noted philosopher and Santayana scholar Irving Singer, author of the magisterial three-volume work The Nature of Love, died on February 1, 2015, aged 89. Singer was born in Brooklyn on December 24, 1925, and served in World War II. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 1948, under the G.I. Bill. The following year he wed Josephine Fisk, an opera singer with whom he had four children. They spent a year at Oxford (1949–1950), during which time Singer read The Last Puritan, and in ...


New Testament Biblical Apocrypha And The Exclusion Of Apocalypses From The Canon, Vincent Marino May 2016

New Testament Biblical Apocrypha And The Exclusion Of Apocalypses From The Canon, Vincent Marino

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"The criteria for canonicity which led to the inclusion of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament call into question the exclusion of other apocryphal apocalypses and revelatory treatises. Biblical apocrypha is defined as texts that were at one time a part of the biblical canon but no longer are, or texts that were never a part of the biblical canon at all but are widely known and valued. Examples of writings that collectively make up the apocrypha are gospels, gnostic texts, acts, epistles, apocalypses, fragments, lost ...


Preliminary Pages, No Author May 2016

Preliminary Pages, No Author

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Execution Of St. John Fisher, Cody Schweickert May 2016

Execution Of St. John Fisher, Cody Schweickert

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Saint Of Steel!!, G. Thomas Crombach May 2016

Saint Of Steel!!, G. Thomas Crombach

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"At the conclusion of each episode of the 50s TV western 'The Lone Ranger,' one of the characters would ask: 'Who is that masked man?' The viewers, of course, knew the identity of the hero, as he raced off, with the famous cry to his faithful steed, 'HiYo Silver, Away!!!'"


The Martyrdom Of John Fisher, Bishop Of Rochester, Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas May 2016

The Martyrdom Of John Fisher, Bishop Of Rochester, Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas

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The Power Of Faith, Jessica Bolak May 2016

The Power Of Faith, Jessica Bolak

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"This past year has been full of great times and experiences, but as we all know, for every high there is a low. As great a year it was, there were times of sadness and difficulties that challenged my community. Every day over 100 people die from drug overdose in the United States. In my hometown, Auburn, NY, heroin has taken the lives of many members of the community and continues to threaten lives every day. While this issue has brought great tragedy, it has also revealed something ...


Gifts Of Heaven, Erica Pawlewicz May 2016

Gifts Of Heaven, Erica Pawlewicz

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Faith As Roots, Charlie Martin May 2016

Faith As Roots, Charlie Martin

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The Grad School Hermit, Amy Vail May 2016

The Grad School Hermit, Amy Vail

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