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essays

Some of the pieces submitted to the magazine were simply too long to publish in print, but we couldn't help but find them a place to exist anyway! Below you will find long form essays that are more editorial in nature, but showcase our Scholars' talents. 

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Emily Maran

Access to abortion and access to higher education are inextricably linked for those who can get pregnant. Further, the criminalization of abortion will have adverse consequences on women’s education, and therefore, future earnings and job perspectives. The response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade from American universities was varied, with Tulane notably taking a neutral stance. This essay explores the consequences of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on the Tulane population and the University’s response.

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Lillian Milgram

This essay provides an analysis of Gladwell's Theory of Success and a criticism on his recipe for success using Malcom Gladwell's book, The Outliers. Finally, it makes the case that the recipe for success is a person's objective recognition of their innate strengths and weaknesses, conceptualization of their dreams, and procurement of the needed traits they are lacking. Without introspection, paired with a rational worldview, ultimate success cannot be reached. 

Ngoc Diep

This essay explores the multifaceted experience of studying abroad, particularly the contrast between idealized perceptions and harsh realities faced by international students. The author challenges romanticized notions of the “American Dream,” and grapples with the loss of connection to the country they were born in. The piece delves into themes of alienation, dichotomy, identity, and FOMO (fear of missing out).

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Catarina Vazquez

Physician-assisted death is a procedure that allows terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with the assistance and supervision of a medical professional. Advances in medical technology and medicine prolong life for many Americans, but do not guarantee a quality of life. This essay provides a brief history of physician-assisted death, its political polarization, and makes the argument that allowing people to choose physician-assisted death does not undermine a generally accepted view of human morality. 

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Olivia Tanaka-Kekai

As male comic book fan communities have migrated online, the spaces where they gather have become increasingly dangerous to women. Even so, the early Internet also provided a forum for women to realize their opinions and disseminate information like never before, as is the case of Gail Simone, creator of the landmark blog Women in Refrigerators. In the decades since the original publication of the blog, many changes have happened within the industry that are reflective of the role the Internet plays in modern-day fandom as well as the proliferation of violence towards women even as they make representational gains.

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