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Fall 2005 - Academic

Florence Lin
First Place

The Continuum of Experience
What did the 1950’s and the 1970’s have in common? Both decades were periods in which people wanted to return to normalcy because of preceding tumultuous decades. In the 1950’s, WWII had just ended, while the 1970’s brought the end of the Vietnam War. Therefore, it is no surprise that people would want to just enjoy life..... (read more)

Kim Patrick
Second Place

The Difference Between Two Covers
The cover of a novel can make or break that novel. The cover can sometimes be what is standing between the reader and the story. From this, it is evident of the importance of a good cover. When I purchased The Starship and the Canoe on EBay, I had no idea I was purchasing an edition that was printed in 1979. The novel came, yellowed and water stained, looking to be the original printing of the book, but in all actuality, it is the fourth edition ever printed. I never paid much attention to the cover until I got to UMBC and realized everyone had a new edition with a very different cover.... (read more)

Amanda Schwenk
Third Place

If it worked once, it will work again right? Not exactly, just because something was successful in the past, does not mean that it will be appropriate for the future. Traditional education itself may have been suitable in times past, but that simply is not enough to survive the jungle that is the real world today. Experience is necessary and probably required anywhere not of the burger-and-fries variety....(read more)