Derrick Zhao '18 investigated the purpose of art, asking classmates their opinions and gathering their answers and portraits, from which he made graphic stickers, in a homemade book. His conclusion: “Maybe art is about impact.” Read more.
Abbie Foster '16 reviewed the origins of modern advertising, showcasing campaigns that employed insights from the emerging field of psychology, noting ads have been both a reflection of societal change and a catalyst for it. Read more.
Connor Murray '16 explored the connection between football players’ repeated head trauma and the debilitating brain condition CTE. He asked, “Is it possible to save the game by making it safer, while keeping its appeal to the fans?” Read more.
Through an examination of the history of the Shining Path terrorist organization formed in Peru in the 1970s and 80s, Gaby Small '16 explored how societal and cultural issues can lead to the radicalization of young people. Read more.
Jaylen Coaxum '18 produced an EP of four original electronic songs, accompanied by a vocalist. He had never collaborated with another artist and this taught him how to get what he wanted—and how to compromise. Read more.