Most of the historical writing relative to American activities during the Second World War is military
or diplomatic in nature. Not until well into the second half of the twentieth century did we get a
systematic effort by historians to explain the social, cultural, economic, and political...
This paper examines how the culinary traditions of Bud’s homeland in Diana
Abu-Jaber’s memoir, The Language of Baklava, help Bud manage a life
comprised of two cultures. Bud, Abu-Jaber’s immigrant father, struggles to unite
the memories of his Jordanian childhood with the realities of his new...
This paper seeks to understand which factors make women vulnerable or averse to radicalization, and asks: do these factors differ from those that drive men into violent extremist groups? Understanding similarities and differences between men and women with regard to
radicalization will enable...
In this paper, we investigate pattern formation in a
two-phase system on a two-dimensional manifold by numerically computing the
minimizers of a Cahn-Hilliard-like model for micro-phase separation of
diblock copolymers. The total energy of the system includes a short-range
term - a Landau...
A study with 15 grade 9-12 District of Columbia public high schools was designed to explore the
effectiveness of the implementation and enforcement of Washington D.C.’s truancy policy,
which went into effect in January 2013. Three variables are explored as measures of
Walter E. Fauntroy became Washington, DC’s first non-voting representative in
Congress on March 23, 1971. Washingtonians had been without self-government for nearly a
century, so as the district’s first Congressman, Fauntroy pushed for home rule legislation,
overpowering opponents by...
This essay explains the income and social inequality present in the city of Washington,
DC by comparing various aspects of two DC neighborhoods: Anacostia and Woodley Park. I
have compared the history and storytelling styles of authors writing on both neighborhoods to
determine how the...
In the United States, a significant opportunity gap persists between elementary and secondary
students holding marginalized identities and their more privileged peers. Overwhelming
evidence suggests that this disparity in academic outcomes emerges not from an inherent
difference in students’...
In the past five years, the traditionally black D.C. public school Francis-Stevens in northwest
D.C. has moved to make itself more appealing to the gentrified neighborhood around it. They
have been somewhat successful in drawing in the surrounding community, but many of the
students from the...
This study evaluates what role Hurricane Sandy played in Chris Christie’s campaign strategy
and more specifically, how the disaster has altered his moral foundations and leadership style
long-term. By analyzing television advertisements and speeches during the 2009 and 2013
America is statistically diversifying on the large scale. Yet, simultaneously there is documented
racial and socioeconomic homogenization on the micro level. Recently, this has led to tensions
and conflicts between differing socioeconomic and racial groups, as exhibited in Baltimore,
Influenced by Islamic thought, Mutakallimun or Jewish Kalamists began to pervade Judaic
philosophy during the 12th Century.
In Rambam Maimonides’ Guide For The Perplexed, crucial
tenants of this newly developed sect are ridiculed and proven illogical from an Aristotelean
In the wake of crisis, humans innately succumb to particular set of emotions, allowing
psychologists to develop a pattern for their responses to trauma. While subjective, a general
cycle of emotions can be broken down into three stages: anticipation, experience, and
recovery. This study...