Personal Guilt and Shaming During Lockdown

Essay by Madi Delay Abstract: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the general guidelines for health and safety of the public have changed rapidly. Along with that, both internal and external guilt and judgement have blossomed among citizens as we all attempt to navigate the issues we’ve been facing in the past year, lockdown included. In this... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 and Tourism

Essay by Zhuoran Yang Abstract: This is a paper focuses on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism industry. The pandemic continues to threaten the movement of people both internationally as well as domestically. COVID-19, which is spread by human contact, reduced travel throughout the world as travel restrictions were issued, as well... Continue Reading →

Religious Practice during Times of Adversity

Essay by Sara Gettelfinger Abstract: My final project answers the research question “What are the positive effects of practicing a religion and worshipping in community with others, especially during difficult time periods in history, and how has the recent COVID-19 pandemic impacted this?”  The bulk of my research came from medical and scientific journals, supplemented with... Continue Reading →

The Blame Game from China to the World

Essay by Juntong Liu Abstract:: This is an essay focusing on the blaming victims during Covid-19. My research question is how and why blaming victims exists during the pandemic. Covid-19 is originated in Wuhan, China and was found in December 2019. This virus can be fatal, and it has a fast rate for spreading. The... Continue Reading →

Analyzing the Averages

Essay by Aaron Reilly The very first case of Covid 19 in the United States was reported on January 20, 2020 in the state of Washington. Ever since then, I have been fascinated by the differences experienced by different groups of people in relation to how they are impacted by the virus. According to the... Continue Reading →

Behind Closed Doors

Essay by Abby Joesten Abstract: In this essay, I explore the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns on the economically disadvantaged and victims of domestic abuse. I use evidence from interviews conducted in the Philippines, India, and the UK. A woman in India explains that her husband’s anger has gotten worse ever since his... Continue Reading →

A Dinner Date With Covid

Essay by Jack Duddy Context: My original research question was “How did Covid-19 affect the 2020 election” but after attempting to do research on this I realized that the topic didn’t really interest me or motivate me. This is why I changed my question to how covid-19 has affected the dining experience and restaurant industry.... Continue Reading →

Gendered Parenting

Essay by Jenn Thompson Field Notes  Due to the constraints of doing research during a pandemic, the breadth of my findings are not as thorough as I had planned for. For my research, I gathered new parents around for a socially distanced, outdoor bon-fire. The gathering began at noon, during a warm winter day in... Continue Reading →

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