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Volume 1, Fall 2019 

This is where your work will continue to shine on!

This page is where past editions of Illuminate will be located. 

The 2019 Edition of Illuminate is catalogued here:

2019 Academic Work

2019 Creative Work

2019 Contributors 

You can download the printable PDF of the 2019 edition here

Below is a listing of the 2019 submissions by category:


Business, Economics, and Technology

“The Power of Social Media: Influencing the Purchasing Habits of Millennials”
Xarielle Blanchette, Monroe College    

“Innovations in Accounting: Accounting for the Future”
Juanita Meunier, Community College of Rhode Island  


History, Politics, and Culture

“Padding Maryland’s Youth Football Policy: Creating the Solution to Long-Term Brain Disease”
Kyle Dineen, Frederick Community College   

“What Wins Votes for American Presidents”
Kyle Souza, Dominican College   

Language, Literature, and Philosophy

“The Evolution of Dystopian Literature”
Mary Elizabeth Baldwin, Ramapo College of New Jersey   

“Ever Experience Suffering, Death, Evil, and Still Have Hope? Wiesel and I Have”
Kevin Cataldo, Felician University     

“Writing, Women, and the Worcester Normal School: Young Women Gaining Agency and the Diaries that Tell Their Stories”
Nicole O’Connell, Worcester State University     

Media Studies and the Arts

“The Ethics of Identifiers and Causal Relations in Journalism”
Alycia Wilson, University of New Hampshire, Durham    


“Power Through Protest”
AnnaMaria Leal, St. Francis College

Science, Mathematics, and Health

“Reinforcement Learning Algorithms in a Multi-Snake Environment”
Christian Biseinere, Westfield State University     

“The Importance of Usability to the Future VR/AR Education Technologies”
Alina Chemini, Robert Morris University    

“Optimal Medication to Treat Trichophyton Tinea Capitis: Comparison of Griseofulyin and Terbinafine”
Brian Morreale, Daemen College    

“U.S. Nursing Shortage: Fact or Fiction?”
Christina Scourlas, Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange)     

Short Fiction

“Cleaning Job”
Zachary Aszalos, Gannon University   

“Stuck in Limbo”

Mary Elizabeth Baldwin, Ramapo College of New Jersey   

Social Sciences

“Improving Police-Community Relationships”
Anthony Bartolomei, Dominican College    

“Exploring Gender Dynamics among Migrants: A Focus on West African Migrant Women along the Western Mediterranean Route”
Chenise Calhoun, Towson University     

“Social Psychology and Panel Peer Review: Making the Most of Powerful Decisions”
Madison MacDougall, Salisbury University    

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