Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2013 2017

The multibillion dollar fantasy sports industry is comprised of two main groups: traditional fantasy sports (TFS) and daily fantasy sports (DFS). TFS users play in season­long leagues while DFS users play in one­day contests. In November 2015, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman opened an investigation into the DFS businesses FanDuel and DraftKings following allegations of “insider trading” by employees who may have had access to information that was not available to the public. Schneiderman’s investigation generated questions about DFS and how they differed from TFS. It was also the first instance of the differentiation between the two. This ...

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Landauer, Kevin James, Ingram-Waters, Mary, Fette, Donald, et al.
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2016-05

Literature in public administration emphasizes a growing dissatisfaction with government on the part of residents. Where there tends to be a lack in the literature is in terms of solutions to this problem. We would like to argue that the engagement process itself has the power to foster a profound attitudinal shift on the part of both residents and government. This paper explores the structural and cultural barriers to satisfactory public engagement both from literature and a combination of policy analysis, semi-structured interviews and participatory observation within the City of Tempe. We then provide recommendations to the City of Tempe ...

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Riffle, Morgan, Tchida, Celina, Ingram-Waters, Mary, et al.
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2013-05

C A N V A S is a film both compellingly honest and relevant. Spanning five countries, we find ourselves immersed within three unique stories each reflecting the reality of pain: a humanitarian weighing the realities of injustice, a mother, grieving the loss of her daughter, and a musician pondering the absence of his father. Immersed in these narratives is a vulnerable truth by which all can relate, and we begin to see the colors of a painter at work. Stroked in both suffering and healing, can we learn to trust our artist? C A N V A S tells ...

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Rempel, Zion Andrew, Collis, Adam, Ingram-Waters, Mary, et al.
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2013-05

This was a social movements analysis of the protests against Arizona's Senate Bill 1070, better known as the "Show Me your Papers" law. The project looked at the role religious organizations and religious leaders took in the protests as part of the immigration rights movement in Arizona. It was found that there were frames, networks, and resources already in place when SB 1070 passed in 2010. Rather than a movement emerging as a response to the legislation, it looked more like a social movement in crisis. The established frames, networks, and resources allowed this social movement to meet the challenge ...

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McInnis, Haley Marhon, Ingram-Waters, Mary, Menjivar, Cecilia, et al.
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2013-05

In fan fiction, fans utilize different elements in an original work and incorporate them into their fanfics; elements such as the characters and setting of an original work are frequently used in fan fiction. A different element is investigated: time travel. The physics behind time travel is not yet understood, so authors have to create their own time travel physics in their works to account for this lack of understanding. Therefore, for fan authors to incorporate time travel into their fanfic, they must study the time travel physics in the original work the same way that characters from an original ...

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Clark, Michael Robert, Ingram-Waters, Mary, Scott, Suzanne, et al.
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2014-05

KidSmith is an application to teach children about gendered marketing. The app has two components, a game and a database of activities featuring neutral found objects from the home or in nature.

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Peate, Lyric Laurel, Sanft, Al, Heywood, William, et al.
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2014-05

Playable female characters in video games have become increasingly more acceptable in the mind of the average gamer. Video games like the Mass Effect series allow gamers to choose to play as either male or female. Despite the industry’s data showing that the male character is more likely to be played, vocal fans of the game will often argue that the female character is more desirable depending on the experience that the player is wanting. It is this inconsistency between the gaming industry’s data on gender choice and the fans that go against this data that leads to the present ...

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Bunch, Sarah Elizabeth, Mack, Robert, Ingram-Waters, Mary, et al.
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2017-05

"Trauma transmission" in Holocaust Studies represents a cross-disciplinary method of studying history that focuses on how particular events impact individuals rather than on the events themselves. It refers to the transfer of trauma or its symptoms from Holocaust survivors to children of survivors (COS). In this project, I explore "echoes of trauma," such as an obsession with food or inability to show emotion, in Holocaust survivors and COS that they directly attribute to Holocaust experiences

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Cohen, Tania Frances, Ingram-Waters, Mary, Grzanka, Patrick, et al.
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2015-05

In Arizona, there are virtually no established support groups or services for children on the autism spectrum and their families when experiencing the loss of a loved one. This is due to many factors, including the complexity of autism, an inconsistent belief that children with autism are capable of grieving, and a general lack of research conducted on the crossover of children with autism and grief. This proposal is based on the social work strengths perspective, in which I argue that children living with autism are capable of grieving and need support to do so. The way families and practitioners ...

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Cohen, Jessica Marie, Ingram-Waters, Mary, Stuckey, Michelle, et al.
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2016-05

Scholarly work, industry profile analyses, and sports entertainment, similarly posit the normative fantasy football fan as an uber fan, defined largely by the vast amount of time spent per week consuming sports media content. The average fantasy football participant is also defined as a white, middle-class, married man in his late 20s (FTSA.org). However, by drawing on qualitative interview data of 48 fantasy football participants, we argue that this typical profile of a fantasy football participant as an uber fan is limiting in a masculinist way precisely because it reifies a gendered category of fan as normal, making anything outside ...

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Itmam, Arif, Ingram-Waters, Mary, Southergill, Keith, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.