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White Bread Girl: Real Life Chronicles Of A Twenty-Something, Rose Aschebrock May 2015

White Bread Girl: Real Life Chronicles Of A Twenty-Something, Rose Aschebrock

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Hi! Did you pick up this project book, see the title and immediately wonder, "What is a White Bread Girl anyway?"

Good question. I like you.

There are so many books aimed at the 20something category claiming to represent my generation and miserably failing.

Maybe I fall into a 20something minority category but I don’t enjoy eating pizza at 2am like Lena Dunham in her book Not That kind of Girl, I don’t like eating nothing and drinking everything like The Betches do in their book Nice is Just a Place in France and I’m not a ...


Women Breaking Ground: A Website Profiling Women Entrepreneurs In Syracuse, Jill Comoletti May 2015

Women Breaking Ground: A Website Profiling Women Entrepreneurs In Syracuse, Jill Comoletti

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My Honors Capstone project is a website titled Women Breaking Ground (www.womenbreakingground.com). On my website, I published 10 feature-length profiles on women entrepreneurs in Syracuse. Each profile features photographs and an interactive map to show readers the location of the woman-owned business. This project is relevant because the number of women business owners in the United States is increasing; in fact, women are opening 1,200 new businesses every day. I hope that my project inspires even more women to pursue their passion and become entrepreneurs.


Macaronic, A Digital Travel Magazine About Chile, Leanna Garfield May 2015

Macaronic, A Digital Travel Magazine About Chile, Leanna Garfield

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Macaronic, a digital travel and culture magazine, features stories about people and destinations across the world, with each issue spotlighting a new country. The first issue chronicles stories across Chile. As a digital native magazine, Macaronic encourages its users to connect with stories across borders. It appeals to curious millennials who strive for an authentic experience when they travel.

For this project, I traveled to ten different locations outside of Santiago to report stories from across the country, including Valparaíso, Concepción, Chiloé, and Patagonia. Macaronic includes four main “categories,” or sections: “Guides,” “People,” “Travels,” and “Culture.” It features a wide ...


Tinkers: Robots, Makers, And The Changing Face Of 21st Century Diy, Linda Gorman May 2015

Tinkers: Robots, Makers, And The Changing Face Of 21st Century Diy, Linda Gorman

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Project URL: www.tinkers.lindaggorman.com

My capstone project takes the form of a website, accessible at the URL above. The site features nine different journalistic pieces reported and produced over the course of the past year, all centered on the themes of robotics and cutting-edge DIY communities. I worked in several different media, from traditional print to audio to infographics. Though this project officially falls under the category of magazine journalism, my capstone also had a heavy technical component associated with creating the website and writing scripts to collect and visualize data.

In terms of the content, I reported ...


Strada: A City-Centric Digital Magazine On Florence, Italy, Gabriela Riccardi May 2015

Strada: A City-Centric Digital Magazine On Florence, Italy, Gabriela Riccardi

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

More than 45 American university and colleges run programs in Florence, Italy, translating to more than one student center per square mile of the city. And the young American presence is apparent in Firenze. Students fill the city center, flock together in coffee shops, flow in and out of markets and museums and discoteques. But from this stronghold springs an Florentine catering to Americanism: there are restaurants that will speak English rather than Italian, shops that will sell American labels from home, and piazzas that are bustling not with young Italians, but students from the States. It can be remarkably ...


Word On The Street: Examining What Characteristics Of A Street Paper And Its Host City Best Contribute To Success, Nicole Gorny May 2015

Word On The Street: Examining What Characteristics Of A Street Paper And Its Host City Best Contribute To Success, Nicole Gorny

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

By creating opportunities for microentrepreneurship, street papers have been tackling homelessness and poverty in U.S. cities since the late 1980s. Homeless or low-income vendors purchase these social justice-oriented publications for a fraction of the cover price, and then resell them on street corners for profit. By 2015 the self-help model had spread to 35 U.S. cities, according to the International Network of Street Papers. These cities range significantly in characteristics such as population size, climate, geographic location and political atmosphere.

Drawing on interviews with more than 20 editors, staff and vendors at North American street papers, I have ...


Revel Magazine, Leigh Miller May 2015

Revel Magazine, Leigh Miller

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

REVEL Magazine is a fashion-and-beauty lifestyle magazine for undergraduate and post-graduate women. This is the May 2015 launch issue focusing on materials from the Spring/Summer 2015 Ready To Wear collections. REVEL was designed and created in Adobe InDesign (with aid from Adobe Photoshop) originally for print, but is circulated online via ISSUU, a digital media platform that allows for digital magazine viewing in a print-like format. It is additionally available via PDF for tablet devices.

REVEL Magazine’s goal is to approach the high-fashion world through a youthful, informed, creative, and critical eye; to reinterpret luxury designs for independent ...


Elsie: A Screenplay, Eileen M. Spath May 2014

Elsie: A Screenplay, Eileen M. Spath

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Elsie is a 57 page, one-hour screenplay. A modern adaptation of a true story, Elsie tells the tale of Elsie Whitman, a young housewife unhappy in her marriage and looking for a way out. When her estranged sister arrives, she finally finds the strength to do the unthinkable.

Our story opens with the arrival of Elsie's sister, Marianne, and the departure of her husband, John. Alone in the house together, the sisters relationship grows complex. Marianne begins to see Peter, a young man with a mysterious past. However, when Elsie is wronged by John, she jumps into bed with ...


How To Be Alice: A Feature-Length Screenplay With Production Package, Alison Joy May 2014

How To Be Alice: A Feature-Length Screenplay With Production Package, Alison Joy

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This Capstone consists of a feature-length dramatic screenplay of 110 pages along with a production package including schedule and budget. The production documents, created using Movie Magic software, detail a shooting schedule of 21 days and a budget of $890,979.

The film centers on a successful magazine editor who loses her job and her fiancé in the same day. Professionally disgraced, financially stunted, and unexpectedly hearbroken, she is forced to take on a “How To” blogging gig to pay the bills while she gets back on her feet. She begrudgingly accepts mentorship from an eccentric older neighbor to help ...


180 Degrees Away, Megan Daniels May 2014

180 Degrees Away, Megan Daniels

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

180 Degrees Away is a novel that started as a capstone project for the honors department and further developed into a work that will later be submitted to literary agencies and publishing houses.

The novel tells the story of eighteen-year-old Ames Treadway, who has been nothing but a punching bag to his father for years. After walking in on a particularly horrifying event involving his father and younger sister, Layla, Ames nearly kills his father before taking his sister and running away. Layla, Ames, and three of Ames’ friends journey from their home in New Jersey to Nashville, where he ...


A Mother's Love: A Screenplay, Marie Hankinson May 2013

A Mother's Love: A Screenplay, Marie Hankinson

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

A Mother’s Love is a sixty-eight page feature-length dramatic screenplay. The story attempts to answer the following question: How far should a mother go to ensure her child’s overall happiness and acceptance in the world? In the screenplay, Emily is the mother of Aden, a child with autism. Aden’s autistic condition is about in the middle of the autistic spectrum. When a new doctor recommends putting Aden on an experimental treatment that promises to eliminate Aden’s autistic symptoms, Emily agrees to follow the program. Although the revolutionary treatment begins to radically ease Aden’s autistic symptoms ...


Suitcase Magazine, Victoria Wolk May 2013

Suitcase Magazine, Victoria Wolk

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

For my Honors Capstone Project, I chose to create an original magazine. Our campus has many publications, but there is no travel magazine for students to contribute to. I decided to create a campus travel magazine, one that would focus on trips in the general area of Syracuse. I want to be a magazine writer and editor in the future, so this project was a great way for me to gain experience in the field.

I asked friends to help with writing some of the articles, taking photographs, creating original artwork, and helping me to design and layout the magazine ...


Red Rope Magazine: A Sustainable And Creative Model For A Magazine For Chinese Students In The U.S., Kexin Zheng May 2013

Red Rope Magazine: A Sustainable And Creative Model For A Magazine For Chinese Students In The U.S., Kexin Zheng

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Last year, China surpassed India for the first time and became the leading country of origin of all international students studying in the United States. With the increasing number of students from China, American students are getting used to the amount of Chinese faces on campus, and the growing Chinese community has created a comfort zone for the newcomers to live a familiar life within their native language. However, the fundamental issue lies in the need for a stronger sense of empowerment.

Red Rope magazine, with red symbolizing happiness and rope symbolizing binding, will be the first general-interest magazine in ...


Prospects: An Original Tv Pilot, Kevin Slack May 2013

Prospects: An Original Tv Pilot, Kevin Slack

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My capstone project is a television pilot script about the trials and tribulations of a minor league baseball team’s front office. Following around the new general manager and his various colleagues and colorful characters around the ballpark, the show, tentatively titled Prospects, is meant to be optimistic and warm-hearted, but still with a bite of humor and cynicism.

For the composition of this piece, I initially used the free screenwriting software Celtx, as well as your standard tools of writing: pad and pen.

My goal for this project was to create a quality ensemble-driven show that, while centered around ...


The Jump Magazine, Victoria Troxler May 2013

The Jump Magazine, Victoria Troxler

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The Jump is an online life stage magazine for women, focused on the transition from college life to the real world. The magazine’s target audience is women ages 19 and 25 who have recently graduated from college or will soon graduate. These women are interested in a luxury lifestyle and current trends, but also value budgeting and their careers. They are also newcomers to real world. The Jump answers the questions about home décor, cooking, fashion, beauty, and budgeting in a simple way that is tailored to their stage in life.

Each department of The Jump – musings, home, eat ...


The Accused, Nathan Damon Hopper May 2012

The Accused, Nathan Damon Hopper

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Exonerations are increasing, largely thanks to the advent of DNA evidence, which several prisoners’ rights advocacy groups, like the Innocence Project, have used to prove the innocence of the convicted. But returning home after spending years imprisoned for a wrongful conviction brings with it several types of challenges: psychological, financial, and simply personal.

Roy Brown, the main subject of this story (though there are several other important characters) is an incredibly intricate man. Before his 25-to-life sentence for the murder of a county social worker, he’d faced several other convictions for a slew of misbehavings and a general disregard ...


Nothing Is Free: A Screenplay, David Hetzron May 2012

Nothing Is Free: A Screenplay, David Hetzron

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Film has been an invaluable part of American society for nearly a century. From having political significance, to solely entertaining purposes, this versatile medium has only garnered more and more cultural investment each year of its existence. While it may not always be a vital component to a completed project, it is within the script writing process that ideas, themes, and messages are negotiated and developed. The real meaning of a story is encoded within the words. The script can be considered provocative, emotional, informative, and may incite a unique effect for each of its readers. While no reader is ...


Here, From The Passenger Seat: A Novel, Emma June Demilta May 2012

Here, From The Passenger Seat: A Novel, Emma June Demilta

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

What if a small but growing number of people in your city decided to stop using the Internet? What if this group held seminars, protests, and art shows all to promote their mission and gain a following? Would you argue with them? Consider joining?

This is the central concept of my novel Here, from the Passenger Seat, a work with themes of friendship, grief, and growth. Follow recent college graduates and best friends Cecilia and Sibyl as they encounter the anti-Interneters. Watch as Sibyl’s Internet boyfriend shows her a little too much affection and as Cecilia struggles to comply ...


Penance: A Novel, Rachel Anne Weiser May 2012

Penance: A Novel, Rachel Anne Weiser

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Penance is a fictional novel written both as an Honors Capstone project and as a work that will be further revised and eventually submitted for professional publication.

The novel is set in modern day, in the fictional southern city of Avington. Avington, like the rest of the world, is home to a group of terrifying creatures called the nephilim, a name derived from Hebrew, meaning “the fallen.” The nephilim are humans who once died and were reborn as undead creatures; because of their insatiable thirst for human life energy, they are considered demons with the faces of men. Despite the ...


Journey: Students' Perspectives On Studying Abroad, Rachel Tjornehoj May 2012

Journey: Students' Perspectives On Studying Abroad, Rachel Tjornehoj

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

How can I share my entire study abroad experience in a short article? With all of the photos, stories, challenges, new experiences, comparisons and travels from a year abroad, it can’t be done. In a series of short articles, however, it is possible to catch a glimpse of all of the opportunities available when one decides to study abroad. For “Journey” magazine, I compiled stories from a variety of students’ study abroad experiences to show the diverse opportunities and possibilities available through study abroad. As more and more students study abroad and travel to new countries, the range of ...


Medusa Magazine, Hannah Kristin Warren May 2012

Medusa Magazine, Hannah Kristin Warren

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Medusa Magazine is a student-run campus publication, co-founded by the author of this project and Samantha Lifson, a 2011 graduate of Syracuse University. The idea for the magazine came together over the summer and fall of 2009, with Medusa gaining official status as a Recognized Student Organization in the spring of 2010. The first issue was printed in April of 2010, and we have published two issues per semester since.

The process of Medusa’s creation involved the drafting of our constitution as a student organization, numerous meetings with Bethany Piraino, our consultant within the Office of Student Activities, to ...


The Gatekeepers Of The Black Press, Sadé Khadijah Muhammad May 2012

The Gatekeepers Of The Black Press, Sadé Khadijah Muhammad

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

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A Guide To Student Publications, Molly Gittell Gallagher May 2011

A Guide To Student Publications, Molly Gittell Gallagher

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

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"Chance" Screenplay, Simone Laroche May 2011

"Chance" Screenplay, Simone Laroche

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My Capstone Thesis is a creative screenplay pursuing the complexities of predestination and our innate obsession to control fate. I became intrigued with the idea that our decisions or actions dictate outcomes we may have had the ability to prevent or perpetuate. I recently found it difficult to accept my misfortunes for ineptitude or lack of preparation. Instead I called it “fate” or “destiny” that circumstances were not meant to work in my favor. In hindsight I realized I had allowed my passivity to compensate for my lack of commitment and courage to take risks. Granted, I do believe regardless ...


Crossroads: A Novella, Patricia Ann-Marie Abraham May 2011

Crossroads: A Novella, Patricia Ann-Marie Abraham

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Crossroads is the herstory of Tahaj Marie, a woman-child who comes of age in Brooklyn, New York. The single daughter of a single mother, she rejects the pressures put forth by her strict, cold mother and defies her with a sexual relationship at 16 that leaves her pregnant and alone. Spending years raising her son Amir, and rekindling an unsuccessful relationship with his father leads her to the crossroads of her life. Despite the road blocks, she rebuilds herself to strive towards the woman she seeks to become. As a single mother who is Black, female, and disadvantaged, Tahaj Marie ...


Editing The Outcrowd, Alex Kish May 2010

Editing The Outcrowd, Alex Kish

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My capstone project is the completion of two issues of The Outcrowd, a student run lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally magazine at Syracuse University. I served as editor-in-chief of the publication from fall 2009 to spring 2010. As a magazine journalism major, my leadership position on t this campus magazine helped improve my editorial skills, and taught me to become a more effective leader. Both issues were published toward the end of both semesters and were distributed across Syracuse University’s campus.

My reflective essay discusses the editorial vision behind the publication. Since its creation, The Outcrowd has ...


True You Magazine, Amanda Romaniello May 2010

True You Magazine, Amanda Romaniello

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

True You Magazine was created because of the turmoil and conflict that today’s media creates for young girls between the ages of 10 years old and 14 years old. Girls of this age are highly susceptible to influences of any media form, including magazines, television shows, and movies. In the magazine industry, there are many women’s and teen fashion and health magazines. Unfortunately, the majority of these publications lack healthy representation of female bodies. Some of these magazines also discuss and advise on topics, like sex or dieting, that girls in this young age range should not be ...


Blocked: Short Story Manuscript, Christopher Hazle-Cary May 2009

Blocked: Short Story Manuscript, Christopher Hazle-Cary

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Blocked is a manuscript of short stories designed to explore conceptions of selfhood as represented in the fictional story. In the manuscript, I investigate issues of performance and authority as they relate to how characters define themselves in relation to the other—both the other characters in the story as well as the socio-cultural structures they have come to inhabit.

The loss of authority is a theme that I explore throughout my work. I am interested in authority as another aspect of performance—another role that people play, a mask (or face) that they take on. It also relates directly ...


Union: Interviews With Employees From The Holiday Inn Of Liverpool, Ny, Mary Gallagher May 2008

Union: Interviews With Employees From The Holiday Inn Of Liverpool, Ny, Mary Gallagher

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Although working class issues are not invisible in academia, it seems less common to hear them from the members of the working class themselves. There are many scholars who speak for them, but not exactly with them. This project allows five blue collar employees of the Holiday Inn located inLiverpool,NY to speak for themselves about the work they do and the union in which they participate. Liverpool’s Holiday Inn is the only union hotel in theSyracuse area, so this project also explores what it means to have unions in the hotel industry. This project presents the stories of ...


Four Short Stories About A Four Letter Word, Michelle Tan-Torres May 2008

Four Short Stories About A Four Letter Word, Michelle Tan-Torres

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This thesis falls under the creative category of the Honors Capstone Project and is a compilation of four short stories all written within the past year and a half. It draws from the author’s educational background of English Textual Studies and the screenwriting track within the Television/Radio/Film major. It combines the learned technical aspects of the English language from the former and the creative, story-telling techniques from the latter.

Though the author has always been an avid writer, both academically and leisurely, it wasn’t until the summer of 2007 after sophomore year of college that she ...