Browsing Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 21 No. 2 (2023) by Title


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  • Schmitt, Jadon (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    I took this photograph at Zion National Park’s Upper Emerald Pools. At the end of a grueling hike, I was treated to this awe-inspiring waterfall. Shot from a low vantage point looking up the sheer canyon wall, the composition ...
  • Collins-Burke, Drew (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    I took this photo while on vacation with my family during spring break of 2022. According to Oregon Coast Beach Connection, the rocks seen in the ocean were formed by lava rivers around 12 to 18 million years ago. These ...
  • Collins-Burke, Drew (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." This quote, attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, reminds me that our lives are constantly changing. Just as the ...
  • Berk, Luca (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    By connecting historical context and a statistical review of the present-day consequences of White hegemony within higher education, I argue that the exclusion of students of color in higher education by means of cultural ...
  • Wakefield, Eleanor (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    "Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle That while you watched turned to pieces of snow Riding a gradient invisible From silver aslant to random, white, and slow. There came a moment that you couldn’t tell. And ...
  • Schmitt, Kyla; Taylor, Jay (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    Welcome to Volume 21, Issue 2 of the Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal (OURJ).
  • Wehn, Lena (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    2022 marked the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. Her name is once again making headlines. The notable uptick in recent media coverage surrounding Monroe underscores that her cultural significance extends far ...
  • Tokos, Lauren (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    The rise of the so-called “digital age” in the twenty-first century absorbs individuals’ livelihoods and disconnects them from the natural world. Over time, modern society has adapted to digital news and entertainment ...
  • Unknown author (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    The editorial board for OURJ Vol. 21 No. 2 (2023).
  • Freedman, Emma (University of Oregon, 2023-09)
    While previous studies have demonstrated that social behavior plays an important role in gut microbial variation, there is limited understanding of how changes in social cohesion affect the gut microbiome. This study ...

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