First-Year Writing Contest

 
Every fall semester, in recognition of the College's writing intensive first semester experience, Lake Forest College showcases the best first-year writer on campus.

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Papers from 2017

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock Hard Mattresses, Rebecca R. Rabizadeh

Papers from 2014

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Primordia Coenobii Gandeshemensis: Hrotsvit of Gandersheim as a Political Actor and Secular and Religious Power in Ottonian Saxony, Michael Janeček

Papers from 2013

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Setting as Character in Dickens and Dostoevsky, Allegra Wozniak

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Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice: Understanding the Egyptian Revolution, Katie Bridget Wright '16

Papers from 2012

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When Shakespeare’s “Women” Wear the Pants: An Examination of Rosalind and the Trouser Role in As You Like It, Elizabeth Bulley '15

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The Grapes of Dionysus’s Wrath: An Analysis of the Principal Characters and Themes in Eurpides’ Tragedy, The Bacchae, Nikolai M. Leffner '15

Papers from 2011

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“Useless Objects”: Kipple and What It Represents, Candice Kosanke '14

Papers from 2010

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The Winter’s Tale: The Relief of Tragicomedy through Leontes and Autolycus, Maya Beckles '13

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Oda: An Extraordinary Example of a Medieval Woman’s Religious Authority and Economic Power, Emily Thomas '13

Papers from 2009

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Power and the Causes of Unequal Distribution in The Tempest and Twelfth Night., Ellen Shipitalo

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Scientific Method in Medicine: Bringing Unity to Research and Clinical Decision-Making., Maria Zawadowicz

Papers from 2008

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Isabella d’Este: Woman in Charge., Kathryn Duncan

Papers from 2007

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Analysis of Acting and Design Elements in Chicago Opera Theater Performance of Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria., Ashlee Norton

Papers from 2006

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Questioning Truth from within the Austro-Hungarian Empire: A Functional Analysis of the Ideas of Mach and Freud., Kalani Man

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Sibling Aggression and Siblicidal Tendencies in Birds., Melissa Schramm

Papers from 2005

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Christ Carrying the Cross: A Power Statement for the Institution., Sara Woodbury

Papers from 2004

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Minimalism, Pop, and the True Avant-Garde., Chris Shirley

Papers from 2003

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Hazard: The Scientist’s Analysis of the Game., Kaloian Petkov

Papers from 2002

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Provoking Judgment., Maren Pedersen

Papers from 2001

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Daddy’s Girl: Sylvia Plath, Freud, and the Uncanny., Erin Lynch

Papers from 2000

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A Comparison of the Heroes of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist., Trina Bannick

Papers from 1999

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Social Contact versus Isolation in ‘Song of Myself’ and ‘A Noiseless Patient Spider’, Jenna Hammerich