2017 – Senior Thesis Presentations – Times and Topics

The senior thesis is the culminating work of Trinity’s Humanities program. It is a summative and integrative project that requires students to use the rhetorical skills developed at all phases of their learning at Trinity to develop a thoughtful and persuasive argument on a chosen topic. Their thesis and topic must be things of depth and significance about which Christians can reasonably disagree.

All Thesis Presentations will be in the Celebration Center.

Monday, 3/20, 6:30-9 pm

Drew Black: “Through the Guided Lens: Sex and Violence in Film”

Sydney Wexler: “Digging our Graves with Our Teeth: On the Relationship Between Protein and Disease”

Sarah Howell: “The Untouched Pages of your Bible: Biblical Law for the Modern Church”

Josh Williams: “Church Wars: The “Spirit” Awakens?: Miraculous Gifts in the Church”

Elena Martinelli: “My Rapist’s Keeper: The Church’s Misunderstanding of Womanhood and Forgiveness


Tuesday, 3/21, 8:15-10:15am

Ryann Campuzano: “Hurt People Hurt People: Incarceration of Offenders with Mental Disorders”

Julia Seitz: “A Modest Proposal: A Reevaluation of the Christian Notion of Modesty”

Alycia Garcia: “”There She Is, Miss American Standard”: Why Beauty Pageants do More Harm than Good”

Celena Aguilar: “Quality or Equality? Including Women and a Gender-Neutral Standard in Combat”


Tuesday, 3/21, 6:30-8:30pm

Nicolette Ruiz: “Soldiers in the Streets? The Militarization of American Police”

Caden Kulp: “Neither Repression nor Suppression: A Christian Response to Depression”

Jessica Eblin: “New Paradigm Ahead: An Argument for the Inclusion of Special Education Within the Christian College”

Nina Salazar: “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave: Why Americans Should Welcome Syrian Refugees”


Wednesday, 3/22, 8:15 am – 10:15 am:

Haley Kim: “When Babies Fly: CRISPR and the Dangers of Unrestricted Genetic Engineering”

Hermine Allen: “Sustainable Dominion: Keeping God’s Commands to Care for the Earth”

Koby Schafer: “Sodom, South Central, Gotham: Revitalizing Cities Through the Church”

Yevgine Allen: “Constructive Criticism: The Revival of Beauty in Protestant Church Architecture”


Wednesday, 3/22, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm:

Sumner Howell: “Minimum Wage, Maximum Rage: A Case for Abolishing a Detrimental Government Regulation”

Taylor Oshiro: “Freedom of Religion Is not Code for Discrimination: The Right of Faith-Based Adoption Agencies to Place Children in Homes According to Their Religious Conviction”

Justin Langdon: “Drilling for Truth: The Case for Using Fossil Fuels”

Ariana Pantaleo: “The Prevention Paradox: How Prevention Programs Propagate Rape”


Thursday, 3/23, 8:15 am – 10:15 am:

Emily Buchanan: “Animals Restrained, Humans Entertained: The Cruel Reality of Menageries”

Hannah Looney: “Saved by the Cell: The Case for Faith-Based Prisons”

Valentina Villa: “One Nation under Segregation: Why America Is not a Post-Racial Society”

Jonathan Roach: “CensOR Nonsense? Why a Rating System Needs to Be Implemented on FM Radio”


Thursday, 3/23, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm:

Kelton Gibson: “A Hell of a Problem? On the Soundness of a Universalist Soteriology”

Catie Galan: “Beating the Odds of Bad Behavior: Promoting Non-Corporal Forms of Parental Discipline”

Dante del Rosario: “Wholly Beautiful, Holy Musical: Discerning the Truth of Beautiful Music”


Friday, 3/24, 8:15 am – 10:15 am:

Cole Fay: “Lay Down Your ARMs: Disarming America of Killer Mortgages”

Leslie Kim: “We the Justices of the United States: A Defense of Originalism in Constitutional Interpretation”

Jarrod Woods: “From Fiction to Reality: The Ethics of Warfare in the Robotic Age”

Nathan King: “For the Record, Musicians are Getting Royalty Ripped Off”



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