Fall 2017

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Volume 3, Issue 1 of The Onyx Review: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal at Agnes Scott College, a peer- and faculty-reviewed journal! This issue of The Onyx Review proudly features remarkable research spanning several disciplines from literature to history to neuroscience.

The Journal Committee at the Center for Writing and Speaking at Agnes Scott College would like to offer many thanks to our director Dr. Christine Cozzens, our coordinator Dr. Mina Ivanova, and our interim coordinator Kathryn Dean for their continued support and guidance in the publication of this journal. We would also like to thank our current committee members Ciel Zhang, Sarah Waites, Yuxin Zheng, and Jai Lockett for their respective contributions that made this issue possible. Lastly, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many faculty and student reviewers who devoted their valuable time and expertise.

On the behalf of the journal committee, we wish you a Happy Holidays and a Happy Reading!



Zoë C. Howard and Anna M. Tan



This is the fall journal for the 2017-2018 academic year. Below are the papers included in this volume, in alphabetical order by author.