(click on students' names to read winning essays)
Humanities Freshman/Sophomore Winners
The 'Light Opera' of War:
A Somewhat Schizophrenic Look at the
Horrible Humors of War in Slaughterhouse-Five"
"The Awful and Awe-Inspiring
Social Sciences Junior/Senior Winners
Sarah Barrash Wilson
"The Frank Padget Monument: A Reflection
of White Attitudes Toward Skilled Slave Labor
in Late Antebellum Rockbridge County, Virginia"
L. Sean Crowley
"Devil of the Airwaves:
Clear Channel and the Cultural and Socio-Political
Ramifications of Media Consolidation"
Social Sciences Freshman/Sophomore Winners
"Power Play: Political Advocacy
in Anarchist Punk Music"
Lauren R. Cochenour
"Confession of Moral Bankruptcy"
Scott G. Barrows
"'The Firing of Guns, the Shouts of the White Men, and the Screams of the Indians Was All That Could Be Heard': Samuel Brady and the Beaver Creek Blockhouse Incident"
Jesse B. Pappas
"Altering Human Brain Activity
with Pulsed Magnetic Fields"
Fine Arts Junior/Senior Winners
"Rubens Peale with a Geranium:
Cultivation of an Individual, a Family, and a Nation"
Fine Arts Freshman/Sophomore Winner
"The Icon as a Beautiful Tool for Worship:
The Dumbarton Oaks Saint Peter Icon"
Humanities Junior/Senior Winners
Robin A. Smith
"Wives and Mothers Making Men:
Maternity and Masculinity in
Macbeth and Coriolanus"
"Shakespeare's Feisty Women"
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