Topic: Professional Writing

Editor's Introduction

Good Will in Globalized World

Youssif Zaghwani Omar

The community guides the individual’s behaviors and actions and controls misbehaviors and bad actions. This society starts from the family and ends with the people who are living in the surroundings. The small society, however, has interrelationships with other societies, which makes it impossible for an individual to be apart from the whole global community. […]

Editor's Introduction

Divine Matrix

Youssif Zaghwani Omar

According to Braden, Divine Matrix is “the container that holds the universe, the bridge between all things, and the mirror that shows us what we have created” (p. 4). This definition comprises three components that frame Divine Matrix: container, bridge, and mirror. The current issue of Artifacts gives a good example of the Divine Matrix in education.

The Phenomenon of Impulse Buying

Cole Mendenhall

For many people, impulsiveness can be intuitive by nature. Impulsiveness can be related to their personality, low-inhibitions, external factors or all of the above. To an extent, this can be common and not harmful, but there comes a point when the individual has lost control of his or her impulsive behaviors. This is visible in common realms such as shopping. Rook (1987) indicated that over the past 35 years, research has shown that impulse buying existed across numerous consumer markets.

Proposed Hydroelectric Mega-Dam Project in Chilean Patagonia

Lindsey Marschka

Imagine a place where everything is measured by its majestic beauty: where bountiful nature exists in a pristine, untouched form, and discovery and exploration are encouraged among some of the most primitive, remote communities and man co-exists with fertile valleys, snow-capped mountains, winding rivers and streams, magnificent glaciers, and a slew of unique forest ecosystems.

Preventative Programs Targeting Aggression among College Students

Erynn Crawford & Kelly Gross

This study researches the association between higher levels of aggression, as measured by an aggression scale, and participation in aggression prevention programs during adolescence.

Protecting the Rainforests of the Oceans

Graham Basecke

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a coral reef system in person? They are very beautiful and are among some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on planet Earth. Often called, “rainforests of the sea”, they are underwater living structures composed of calcium carbonates that over time are secreted by animals called coral polyps.

From Pioneer Forest to Political Prop: Power Geographies of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Thomas B. Larsen

The whole place was damned from the beginning. Long before becoming a national park, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR, Ozark Riverways, or Riverways) has been subject to intense competition and controversy. Located in southeastern Missouri, the boundaries of the ONSR comprise of parts of the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.

Rocky Mountain Valleys of Southern Colorado

Lindsey Marschka

Rolling hills, mountain views, plenty of sunshine and history that blows through the wind—it is no secret as to why the peaceful residential mountain park of Garden Park Valley, Colorado is a primetime destination for a variety of people.

Parental Divorce and Student Academic Achievement

Justin Grubb & Tre Long

In America, there is a traditionalist view on marriage where men and women are expected to marry. Marriage is viewed as a life-long contract that is not easily broken. When the contract is broken, the resulting divorce has an effect on the entire family.

Issue Brief – Alcohol Impaired Drivers

Brianna Corwin

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

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