A publication of the Department of English & Philosophy at Drexel University

The 33rd

2009 anthology

Drexel University is the only university in the country that produces an interdisciplinary, multi-genre anthology that features both student and faculty authored work. The content of The 33rd incorporates the winners of the Freshman Writing Contest, the Publishing Group Essay Contest, and the Week of Writing contest. The published pieces include student personal and research essays, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, humor, and opinion/editorial, along with works by current Drexel University faculty members. Released annually in the fall term, The 33rd is being used as a teaching tool in the freshman writing curriculum.

The student staff involved in the publication of The 33rd share responsibilities like assisting in submission management of writing contests and faculty writing, promoting and advertising for the contests, copy-editing and completing other organizational, pre-publication tasks, as well as distributing the anthology.

To order a copy of the 2009 edition of The 33rd, please send a check for $10, made payable to the Drexel Publishing Group, to the following address:

Drexel Publishing Group
Drexel University
Dept. of English and Philosophy
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To view the Table of Contents of the 2009 volume, please see below.

Freshman Writing

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Devin Scott

Humor as a Representation of Cultural Identity

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Robin Stevenson

A Future Film Critic

 

Maryrose Pizzuto

Talking to Blind Men about Elephants

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

 

Anikka Holt

An Escape through Literature

 

Bill Hicks

Valuing Process, not Products

 

Kenneth Leibig

No Country for Good Men

 

Mark Inchoco

Music and Humanity

 

Samuel Hernandez-Gill

Form or Substance

 

Sarah Meszaros

“Yes Sir!” Are Women Still Under the Authority of Men?

 

Sukdeep Singh

Tipping: The Dynamics of Restaurants and Diners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publishing Group Essays

Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Victoria Spellman

Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’

 

Sara  Parysz

The Death with Dignity Act: Legalizing Assisted Suicide Across the United States

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Lauren Reisinger

Palestinian Refugees Have a Right to Return

 

Katrina Gaudier

The Divine Image

 

 

 

 

Social Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Lauren Reisinger

Transnational Advocacy Against Female Genital Mutilation

 

Zoha Ahmed

Exploring Female Literacy Across the Arab World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Anjali Sethias

Doctors and Nurses in America

 

Sara Parysz

Censored America: What We Do Not Know is What We Should Know

 

Elizabeth Fox

Gender Benders

 

 

 

 

Math and Science

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Gordon Dexter

Alpha Geek

 

Anjana Santhanaman

Chromosome 2: An Evolutionary Missing Link

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Giby V. George

The Paradox Yet Poignancy of Uncertainty in the Art of Medicine

 

Michael D. McHugh

Medicine as Science or Art?: The Historical Influence of Edward Jenner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Timothy Jones

Science and Art in a Time of War

 

Travis Hoppe

The Wall

 

 

 

 

Week of Writing

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Laurel Hostak

Song of Eurydice

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Tammy Tang

Ode to Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

 

Sandra S. Darkwah

Lot’s Wife

 

Victoria Spellman

Hotel Coronado

 

Conor Schaefer

Ruins of the Future

 

 

 

 

Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Emily Homrok

Metro

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Andrew Segedin

Do Right

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

 

Amber Turner

As You Were

 

Michael B. Harris-Peyton

Friendly Duty

 

 

 

 

Non-Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Ian Micir

The Collegiate Experience

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Brett Haymaker

Another Month of Coke

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

 

Lydia Smith

Talk of Hinges

 

 

 

 

Humor

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Alexandre Chabot

Music Industry’s Creative Approach

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Anjana Santhanam

Eager Fans Await Where’s Bin Laden

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

 

Victoria Spellman

For the Love of Bagels

 

 

 

 

Opinion/Editorial

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

 

 

Tim McGovern

…And Non-Believers

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

 

Furrah Qureshi

Reporters Worldwide Battle for Freedom

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

 

Anjana Santhanam

In Defense of Childhood Vaccination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Writing

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Stacey Elizabeth Ake

If It Only Happened This Way

 

Peter Amato

Human Nature, Thomas Hobbes, and Philosophy (Or, How a Philosopher Who Argued That We All Deserve Peace Came To Be Seen As a Champion of Violence and War)

 

Jan Armon

Dear Amy

 

James D. Herbert, Amy M. Neeren, and Michael R. Lowe

Clinical Intuition and Scientific Evidence: What is Their Role in Treating Eating Disorders? 

 

Cassandra Hirsch

A Visit to Macedonia on the Way to Paris

 

Valerie Fox

Reading Apollinaire

 

 

After Prague

 

Maria Hnaraki

The Palette of a Life

 

Miriam Kotzin

Going Under

 

 

Weights & Measures

 

Lynn Levin

Startalk: Specials to Nick, Eric, Tiffany, Paula, and Mr. Schaeffer 

 

 

The White Puzzle

 

Harriet Levin Millan

The Christmas Show

 

 

Buoyancy

 

Don Riggs

Lazy Dog – Poetry vs. Prose

 

Elizabeth Thorpe

A Clean Break

 

Scott Warnock

Not Enough Police in Philly?