Welcome to the CORE Hall of Fame, a new collection of CORE 115 research papers from the spring semester of 2020. The theme of the CORE 115 is Justice in Action, and in these essays, you will find rich evidence of the issues engaging the hearts and minds of this year's students. Congratulations to the students recognized here for their outstanding work! Join them as they argue for a more just world.

~ Dr. Lisa Jennings, Director of the Valparaiso Core Program

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Submissions from 2020

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Second Chances: An Analysis of Offender Reentry and Esports Communities, Ellis Archuleta

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Framing Social Justice: Photographic Persuasion of the Public Opinion, Daniel Asselstine

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The Cost of Staying Alive: Healthcare in America, Blake Benson

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Justice for the Consumer: Price Gouging Regulations, Jeremy Blumka

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Court Contempt Involving Race, Name, and Bias, Anna Boomsma

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Student Athletes: Hard Work Should be Rewarded, Maddy Boyer

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Save their Bacon: Minority Inequities and Inequalities within the Pork Industry, Victoria Cammarano

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The Wage Gap: How Women are Cheated Out of Money Every Year, Eric Carothers

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Cracking the Silence of Modern Slavery in Public Education, Riley Cavinder

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Familial Impact of Parental Incarceration: The Lifelong Effects On Children, Bradley Davis

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Test Optional Movement: Diversity Does Not Increase, Anna De Windt

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How Disease and Fear spreads Injustice in Society, Maki Dolan

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Silenced Voices: The Contemporary Issue of Minority Voter Suppression in the United States, Kae Eberhart

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Taking Back Our Schools, Kelsey Eichenauer

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Economic Stabilization vs Safety: Determining Essential Policies to Maintain Our Economy Without Risking the Lives of US Citizens, Dylan Grace

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Shades of Injustice: Coloring a Racial Caste System, Tyla Gross

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Mental Health Care in Prisons Needs Reformation, Meg Imburgia

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The Downfalls of the War on Drugs, Frank Mancari

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Criminal Injustice: The Effects of Juvenile Detention Centers on Youth, Hannah Manske

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Coerced to Wrongfully Confess: The Injustices of Interrogation Manipulation, Natalie Markiewicz

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Silent Sufferers: Exploring the Health Impact of Immigration Raids, Detention and Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants on Children, Macie Miller

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Adapting to Normalcy, Maddie Mitchell

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Gender Bias within Cardiovascular Disease, Maddison Murphy

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Streamlining, Stealing, or Both: How the Advent of Streaming Harms the Music Industry, Billy Pouch

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Mass Incarceration In America, Tarin Snider

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The Back of the Bus: Fighting America’s New Discrimination, Evan Stock

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Entitlement Under Title IX: Behind the Scenes of the Iconic Amendment, Madison Tuma

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Are Super PACs Super Bad?, Emmett Twomey

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Discrimination in the Court: A Focus on Racial Biases, Matthew Yee

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Affirmative Action in Education: Justice Evaluated, Caleb Yurk