Letter from the Editors
On behalf of the Editorial Board, we are proud to present to you Vol-ume III of
, the student-run undergraduate research journal of Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. In this thirdinstallment, we have been able to maintain a tradition of highlightingmany of the diverse and exciting disciplines within our college as the journal continues to expand and grow. Volume III features work in areas such as communication, creative writ-ing, history, linguistics, music, philosophy, political science, and appareldesign. An impressive and diverse range of work from Virginia Techresearchers allowed us to select excellent works for publication from acollection of exciting and stimulating submissions. This publication would not be possible without the thoughtful guidanceof our advisor, Dr. Diana Ridgwell. Her care for the editors and the jour-nal is what allows this project to ourish every year. Faculty reviewershave graciously provided their academic expertise to our undergradu-ate works, which enables us to publish more nely tuned academicpieces. Many thanks are also owed to our faculty advisors, who guideus throughout the year and help promote the journal within the univer-sity, and for the kind support of Dean Sue Ott Rowlands for the journal.Finally, we want to congratulate our editorial and managing staff, whichhas been crucial in every step of the process, from reviewing andselecting submissions for publication to determining
’s designand layout.
has excellent prospects for the future, and we look forward to seeing how it continues to advance undergraduate research in theliberal arts and human sciences in the upcoming years. We hope that you will enjoy Volume III as much as we enjoyed putting it together.Best Regards,Logan VidalEditor-in-Chief Philipp KotlabaManaging Editor