Virtual Commons offers open access copies of Commonwealth and Departmental Honors Program theses and projects completed by undergraduate students who have submitted them electronically since 2013. The authors of these documents retain copyright to the intellectual property these works represent in their current form.

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Theses/Projects from 2021

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We’re Here to Get You There: A Statistical Analysis of Bridgewater State University’s Transit System, Abigail Adams

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STEM Education in the Early Childhood Classroom, Julia Biagiotti

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Everyday Trauma: Narrativizing the Self in Chris Ware’s Graphic Novels, Jacob Bibeault

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Are We Giving Them a Fair Chance? Racial Stereotypes and the Juvenile Justice System, Cali Bloem

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A University Student’s Perspective on Financial Literacy, Matthew Braley

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Roller Coaster Acceleration, Olivia Briggs

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Masculine and Feminine Norms that Affect Perceptions of Male Contraceptives, Lia Cocomazzi

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Shakespeare and The Chronicles: The Test Case of Richard II, Brandon Coimbra

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Gun Ownership Rates and Opinions on Gun Control among Immigrants and Individuals Born in the United States., Patrick Michael Cummings

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Can Family Formation as a Source of Parental Strain Contribute to Juvenile Delinquency Using a GST Approach?, Maggie Czarniak

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The Air That Moves Between Us, Maia Lynn Daschke

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Physiological and Metabolic Strain Differences in Response to Constant Light in Male Mice, Hannah V. Deane

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Redefining Affordable Housing in MA, Maria Fernanda De La Fuente Martinez

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Time Series Forecasting of CoViD-19 Deaths in Massachusetts, Andrew Disher

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Somewhere That’s Green: Recreational Space Use and Civic Engagement in Massachusetts’ Urban Areas, Matthew Donohue

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The Houston Astros' cheating scandal: A case study on crisis communication in sports, Wendy Edouard

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Mathematical Models of COVID-19, Kate Faria

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Factors Affecting Pubertal Timing and Perceptions of Birth Control, Ashley L. Gomm

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Barriers to Careers: How Self-Efficacy Impacts Student Career Readiness, Brandon Goncalves

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Hidden Links: Trait Anxiety and the Hostile Attribution Bias, Sarah Gracia

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A Study on Differing Generational Values and Expectations in Corporate America, Abigail Grella

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Digital Disruption in the Financial Services Industry: The Emergence of Fintech, Alex Guenther

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A Perfect Storm: Nonfiction on the Progression and Regression of Anxiety, Amanda Guindon

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Decreases in the Frontal Cortical Areas Following a Developmental Disruption Model of Schizophrenia, Anna Healy

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Elephants Never Forget: Partisan Schemas and the Continued Influence of Misinformation, Jeremy V. Hermanson

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El papel de la desviación de normas tradicionales de género en el desarrollo del tango porteño finisecular, Catherine Hoye

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Anxiety in Elementary Classrooms, Stephanie Kane

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Where They Live: Homelessness, School Location, and Academic Success, Alison Knoll

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Adapting to a Health Crisis: A Case Study of a Real Estate Brokerage Team’s Crisis Communication and Management, Brielle Labonte

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La carranga como identidad cultural local y regional del departamento de Cundinamarca y Boyacá– Colombia, Karen L. López

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Restoring Balance – Reconstructing Indigenous Strategies in King Philip’s War, William G. Merritt

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An Exploration of Manipulatives in Math Education, Jade Monte

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Investigating Academic Pressures on the Children of Immigrants, Michelle S. Murphy

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The Politics and Ethics of Immigration in a Commercial Republic, Kiara Palomares

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Site Catchment Analysis of the Middleborough Little League Site, Christine Leigh Paquette

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Unchained, Caroline Partyka

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Developing an Inquiry-based Laboratory Project for CHEM 142L Course at BSU, Manuel Pina

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Silver Girls: A Modern Retelling of Little Women, Jessica A. Rinker

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The Esoteric Quality of Montaigne’s Essays: The Essay as a Philosophic Response to Extreme Forms of Skepticism, Victoria Russo

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An Aesthetic of Authenticity: The Use of Turquoise in American (Counter)Culture, Madison Staples

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Comparison of Skin Microbial Communities Between Striped and Unstriped Morphs of Plethodon cinereus in Massachusetts, Alyssa St. John

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Going Against the Flow: Attitudes Related to Interest in Unconventional Menstrual Products, Jessica Sullivan

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Cornerstone or Threat? Political Ambition and The Federalist, Emily Taylor

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Realization of BSU First Magneto-Optical Trap for the Spatial Confinement of Rb Atoms Using Next Generation Fiber Optic Capabilities with MiniMOT, Brahmin Thurber-Carbone

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Hunger, Capitalism, and Modern Gothic Literature, Becky Tynan

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Studying the Relationship Between Ethnic Identity and Resiliency: A Broad Approach, Mary Zheng

Theses/Projects from 2020

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​The Case of the Melting Pot: How Does Opinion Bias Affect One’s Understanding of Immigration in the US?​, Mary Ankomah

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The Frequency of Stereotypical Media Portrayals and Their Effects on the Lesbian Community, Arienne Annati

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Spectral Observations of the 2019 South American Total Solar Eclipse, Sarah Auriemma

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Towards an Understanding of Nietzsche’s Will to Power, Jeffrey Beery