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Academic Papers Academic Writing Forrest Maynock Travel

The Social Wasteland: America’s Trailer Parks

What does one imagine life in a trailer park is like? 6% of the U.S.’s population live in trailer parks, but they are often misunderstood, ignored, and stereotyped. In this paper Forrest explores trailer parks in the United States using the lens of community and diversity, and tries to find their space in the American urban landscape. 

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Academic Papers Academic Writing Forrest Maynock

Unity in Adversity

In April 29th, 1992, a riot starts in Los Angeles, California. The Korean community in particular was more adversely affected than any other, and in the face of angry looters and with little to no help from the Los Angeles public system, this community would come together to protect their livelihoods and push back against the “system.”

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Academic Papers Academic Writing Entertainment Genki Hase

Power in Game and Cheats as A Revolutionary Power

If you have ever played a multiplayer online game, you might wonder: Even the entrance to a non-entry zone is physically impossible for most of the users, aren’t some people using unauthorized tools and exploiting security holes entering that no-entry zone by hacking its architecture? This is an intriguing question that is worth exploring because the presence of unauthorized tools, or cheats, will potentially strip away the game administrators’ power over players.

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Academic Papers Academic Writing Eirin Kiyota Interviews

Eden’s Story: A Narrative About Food Appreciation

Eirin introduces Eden and uncovers her moving story on her struggle with anorexia, an eating disorder, in this Food Journal for Anthropology of Food.

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Academic Papers Academic Writing Yushi Song

Acne Vulgaris – Imperfect Skin and the Self

Discovery student Yushi Song reflects on his own experience and knowledge in writing about acne, and examining how “the blemishes of skin became powerful enough to affect one’s self-identity.”