Topic: Health and Society


Care for Life? The Failing System of Nursing Home Care in the United States

Maura Fisher

The phrase “respect your elders” is ingrained in most minds at a young age. This phrase, however, has been lost somewhere. A lack of respect for the elderly is especially present in the quality of health care they receive. Not only are the elderly discriminated against in the US health care system, many of their health problems are cast off as “getting old.”


Leather Yoghurt: Suspicion of Exotic Food and the Chinese Government’s Crisis of Faith

Anqi Zhang

Yoghurt is a popular exotic food in China, especially among young Chinese girls who want to lose weight because they think yoghurt is healthy and contains relatively low calories.

Video Games

Video Game Effects on Children

Katelynne Cox

While all video games share many of the same fundamental functions, there are marked differences that help define the violent genre and insure its continually expanding prevalence in modern society.

Oral Health Poster

Oral Health Poster

Jessica Johnson


Who Will Build the Better Ape?

Wesley Freeland

We are trapped within what I call the Better Ape Fallacy Loop, in which like Frankowski’s theoretical gorillas we continually enhance the traits that we consider to be most beneficial to our survival while ignoring the historical and scientific precedent stating that we simply do not know what will drive our further evolution.

Issue Brief – Alcohol Impaired Drivers

Brianna Corwin

A review of current data on alcohol related auto accidents and recommendations for new policies.

Our Home Away From Home: Putting a Stop to College Campus Violence

Lauren Reagan

Many factors such as gender roles, alcohol use and societal norms lead to violence on Mizzou’s campus. These crimes cause not only physical, but also emotional and mental damage to victims, and students are beginning to protest.

Dove Chocolate: A Love Story

Cathryn Vilbig

Ads can really only play off the ideas and emotions that are already present in the minds of the audience, even if they are just the seeds of a thought. It is also important to note that most of the effects of advertising are very subconscious—it inspires a thought, an impression seated deep within.