Senior Thesis Presentations, Class of 2018

The Senior Thesis is the capstone piece of a Covenant education. Seniors choose a topic that interests them and they research, write and edit a 20-page paper on that topic. Each student has a faculty advisor they meet with regularly as they develop their Thesis paper, and subsequently their oral presentation.

In early May each year the students present a 20-minute memorized summary of their Thesis, then answer questions posed by a panel, and by the audience at large. The students are graded on their work throughout the process, the final paper, their presentation, and their oral defense.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8:15 a.m.    Emily Hornell, “A Modest Proposal: How Anti-Essentialism is Stealing Your Humanity”

9:05 a.m.    Nathan Salter, “Passion in the Workplace: Why Pursuing What You Love is Vital to Your Vocation”

10:20 a.m.    Lauren Ashley, “Inward Bound in an Outward World: How Introverts are Disadvantaged in Education Today”

11:10 a.m.    Zach McLemore, “The Social, Ethical, and Economic Superiority of Monetarism”

1:40 p.m.    Tate Smith, “Freed Currency: The Unlimited Potential in Digital Currency”

2:30 p.m.    Chloe McLaren, “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes a Baby in a Baby Carriage?”

Thursday, May 3, 2018

8:15 a.m.    Nate Fredricks, “A Moral and Practical Justification of a Compensation-Based Kidney Transplantation System”

9:05 a.m.    Izzy Jones, “In the Eye of the Beholder? A Biblical Understanding of Artistic Beauty”

10:20 a.m.    Jessie Clark, “No Expiration Date: The Continuation of Tongues, Prophecy, and Healing”

11:10 a.m.    Justin Hoshauer, “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Redefining Amateurism in Elite College Athletics”

1:40 p.m.    Thomas Burgess, “Refocusing Welfare As We Know It”

2:30 p.m.    Dawson Danley, “Sapience, Dignity, and the Ethical Case for Passive Euthanasia”

Friday, May 4, 2018

8:15 a.m.    Chris Jordan, “Exit from Brexit: Why the United Kingdom Should Stay in the European Union in Order to Preserve Britain’s Economic Prosperity”

9:05 a.m.    Jacob Szymanski, “A Call for Justice: A Critical Examination of Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System”

10:55 a.m.    Pablo Serna, “Climbing the Stairway to Heaven: How Rock and Metal Fit Within a Christian Worldview”

11:45 a.m.    Bryce Watt, “Do First Person Shooter Video Games Make You Smarter? The Positive Cognitive Effects of Game Playing”