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Fanfiction, although it may seem like a contemporary phenomenon, has existed throughout human history. So, what is the distinction between a fan's work and the source material? How are they differently respected, and why do people choose to write in the world of modern fanfiction? The impact of fanfiction in modern media is not small and represents the ever-present issues of representation and censorship of marginalized communities. In this presentation, I will explore the intention and quality of fanfiction, and its distortion in the eyes of the public. This is a video of the presentation, "Fanfiction: A Labor of Love" given at the 2022 Undergraduate Projects & Research Conference at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Sophia Dodge. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Ruls7SGfb7Q
There are three main strands within the feminist movement. Namely, radical feminism, liberal feminism, and socialist feminism. The present research focuses on those main strands and how they interact with one another to accomplish a common goal: the termination of sexist oppression implemented by the patriarchy. The relationship between feminism and the established ideology of liberalism is also used to explain the similarities and differences between liberal feminists, radical feminists, and socialist feminists. These similarities and rival tendencies are further analyzed to indicate the benefits and challenges of the political application of feminism as a whole. More specifically, this work will examine the differing perception of politics that each strand holds to explain the rival tendencies that prevent unanimity among feminists. Additionally, this work will scrutinize the core themes of feminism (i.e. the private/public divide, the patriarchy, sex and gender, and equality and difference) to explain rival tendencies within the feminist ideology. And most importantly, this work will explore gender and its use as a social cleavage to define, arguably, the most prominent rival tendency: the definition of politics in private and public spheres (e.g. family roles and relations, versus employment opportunities). This is a video of the presentation, "Feminism" given at the 2022 Undergraduate Projects & Research Conference at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Sol Vargas-Carrillo. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Ua3TPzcS8O4
Stoic philosophy holds that there is very little that a person can control except their own thoughts and feelings about things. This has led to a philosophy centering around the cultivation of inner virtues, like temperance, courage, practical wisdom, and justice. In the modern resurgence of Stoicism which started in the early nineties and continues today, Stoicism is a philosophy largely characterized by online communities, and active participation in philosophical exercises, in order to cultivate inner virtue in a complex and changing world. However, I argue these modern applications of stoicism have a tendency to become merely an ad hoc application of Stoic thought as a tool for momentary functionality, rather than a life philosophy. The purpose of this paper is to explore this life-hack Stoicism. By taking a brief survey of modern Stoic writings, as they appear in the blogs and other texts of prominent practitioners of what-I-am-calling popular stoicism, I aim to analyze their effects on the Stoic philosophy as a whole, and how it is practiced today. Namely, I will argue that these writings alter the understandings of Stoicism in ways that align with modern ideas of masculinity and taciturn endurance, and minimize the importance of the Stoic virtues of justice and duty. This is a video of the presentation, "How Modern Gender Values Have Shaped Modern Stoicism Focus" given at the 2022 Undergraduate Projects & Research Conference at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Emma Wadsworth. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Kh3KzsmFu7s
This qualitative study examined how religion strengthened the marriages of three (n = 6) African American couples. An ancillary purpose of this study is to examine the extent that spirituality influences the marriages of these couples. Through the use of a family-strengths framework, this study examined how a religious orientation (Hill, 1968) stabilized Black marriages. Qualitative analysis revealed the following four themes: (1) Religion is The Foundation of the Marriage; (2) Couples Consistently Practiced their Religion; (3) Couples Turned to Religion during Difficult Times; and (4) Religion Transcended Race. The findings indicate these couples practiced their religion in all aspects of their lives. As it relates to spirituality, these couples discussed this construct as the relationship that they established between themselves and God, and God and their spouse. The study provides an explanation of why a paradox may exist within the African American community in terms of religion and divorce. The implications for research, practice, and policy are discussed. This is a video of the presentation, "The Effect of Religion on Black Marriages" given at the 2022 Undergraduate Projects & Research Conference at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Lucy Shirisia. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/dwdPul-mM6E
In 1916, the Salt Lake City newspaper, The Telegram, began imploring its readers for donations to buy an elephant (Princess Alice) for the growing Liberty Park Zoo. Later that year, Princess Alice and her trainer Dutch Shider, made Salt Lake City their home and were popular subjects for advertisement in The Telegram. Other newspapers at the time voiced their opposition to the purchase, calling her a second-hand elephant, and circus reject. This project explores how a newspaper fighting for more readers purchased this elephant for the sole purpose of making money, and when she had served her purpose, she was forgotten about and ultimately discarded. Princess Alice was known as the only breeding elephant in the United States and lived in Salt Lake City for 60 years after being purchased from the owner (H. Tammen) of the Sells-Floto circus. She was notoriously known for her stubborn attitude, many escape attempts, and the birth of her third calf, Prince Utah. Princess Alice was housed at both the Liberty Park Zoo and later at the Hogle Zoo, neither of which had the funds or facilities to properly house the animals, resulting in horrible living conditions. Princess Alice's life tells the story of how businessmen, a growing zoo, a struggling newspaper, and a circus mogul took advantage of a cultural fascination with elephants to line their pockets and grow their other business ventures while providing an early example of sensationalized news. This is a video of the presentation, "Second-hand Elephant" given at the 2022 Undergraduate Projects & Research Conference at Salt Lake Community College. The presenters: Jenna Thompson & Ted Moore. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/xl2n9ikM-Fk
This research will examine the history of Korean pop culture, also known as 'K-culture,' how it started and spread, and its relation to globalization. When many experts explain how Hallyu spread worldwide, they tend to give credit to the Korean government. Partially it is correct but mostly wrong. The Korean government realized that Steven Spielberg's 1993 epic Jurassic Park raked in more cash for Universal Pictures than the return on a year's worth of Hyundai cars. So, they realized how precious the culture industry could be, and they thought it would be their primary industry to benefit. This thought sparked their support in the cultural sector. Thus, Hallyu, Korea's entertainment industry, was born. But many countries support their cultural industry, but they cannot succeed as much as Korea, so just only the government's support cannot explain the success of Hallyu. This research will historically examine K-dramas like Winter Sonata to Netflix's biggest hit, Squid Game, K-pop groups (such as BTS, Black Pink), and its explosive popularity in the United States.