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The Thesis Project

Lifting the Taboo on Sexuality

Alex Mansell | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Alex Mansell

Let's face it: Even in today's morally loose society "sex" is a dirty word, so exploring it through the medium of lectures and journals was a liberating experience.

'Loss of Control'

Louise Sayers | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Louise Sayers

I, on the other hand, had a more personal reason for wanting to write about my chosen topic -- "the relevance of cultural background to the application of the law" -- my interest in it having been triggered while spending time in East Africa the previous summer.

Potato Chips. Magnolia Petals. Libya.

Meicen Sun | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Meicen Sun

There was once a crosstalk I watched as a kid that went roughly like this - "Which is the biggest nation in the world?" "China." (-- in terms of population) "Wrong, it's the United Nations." My ability to get the joke notwithstanding, for quite some time I had taken for granted the role of the UN as some kind of an omnipotent governor of all nations, working its magic whenever things went wrong among its subordinates.

Weather Girl Dreams

Sophie Splawinski | Posted 01.07.2013 | College
Sophie Splawinski

When I was three years old, my piano teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and my response was "a weather girl!"

Literature and Its Discontents: Freud and the Absurd

Michelle Mazur | Posted 11.01.2012 | College
Michelle Mazur

Absurdist literature allows the reader to contemplate the larger questions of existence and bravely examine areas of humanity that are sure to disturb new readers well into the next millennium.

39 Students Awarded Prizes For The Best In Undergraduate Research

Posted 12.15.2012 | College

Editor's Note: HuffPost College teamed up with The Undergraduate Awards to recognize the world's best student research projects. Expect to hear from t...

Text Messaging: Effects on Romantic Relationships and Social Behavior

Amanda Klein | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Amanda Klein

While texting enables romantic partners to develop and maintain their relationships, it also may create a potential strain.

Making A 'Thesis Statement'

William McGuinness | Posted 10.20.2012 | College
William McGuinness

What if your thesis went places aside from a forgotten file cabinet stuffed with other class work? This simple question launched Huffpost College's Thesis Project this summer, and we were thrilled when students partnered with us to publish their hard work.

A New Form of Immigration Assimilation

Omandra Zamora | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Omandra Zamora

Using the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) as a case study, I attempt to understand how a human rights organization facilitates the process of immigrant incorporation into American society.


Delaney Nolan | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Delaney Nolan

Somehow, it is lonelier here, even though I didn't go out when I was in Denver, even though here I leave my room every day. I can feel country songs coming true. I feel like a chubby little cliché.

The Modern American Woman in Paris

Kelly Rogers | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Kelly Rogers

This work -- the interviews of twenty American women living in Paris and the subsequent analyses that make it up -- is my search to find out who you become when you leave the "parents" of your identity: your mother tongue and fatherland.

Your Land for My Wallet: Inconsistencies & Contradictions in Peruvian Land Legislation

Samantha Ryan | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Samantha Ryan

Currently, indigenous groups in the Amazon are increasingly being encroached upon and removed from their land, and are facing submission to systems of forced labor and exploitation.

Facing Existential Risk: How the U.S. Survived the Atom Bomb and the Ozone Hole

William Heegaard | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
William Heegaard

In this project I examine the history behind American perception of human extinction. I explore how existential risk has shaped foreign policy by tracing the domestic debate over nuclear war and ozone depletion.

The Mechanical Underpinnings of Breast Cancer

Prateek Katti | Posted 07.21.2012 | College
Prateek Katti

Breast cancer is one of the most common non-skin cancers, and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths of U.S. women.