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The Market Efficiency of “Smart Money” During the Tech Bubble

About the Scholar: Kevin Li grew up in the United States and attended Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois The Research: The “efficient market theory” hypothesizes that professional investors at major financial institutions are less prone to make trades influenced by emotion than individual “noise traders” and retail investors. Kevin observes that the collapse […]

The Ceiling of the Cappella Palatina

About the Scholar: Annalise Selden grew up in the United States and attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA The Research: In 1130, Roger II was crowned king of Sicily, succeeding to a position his father had invented after nearly 150 years of Muslim rule through “a myth of the resurgence of a […]
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Sri Lanka Risk Analysis

About the Scholar: Aditya Waddodagi grew up in the United States and India and attended Greenwood High International School in Bangalore, India The Research: Pioneer scholar Aditya prepared this risk assessment for a tour company contemplating expansion into Sri Lanka in mid-2019 by analyzing open source information to evaluate the risks in the area, concluding […]

Comparing and Contrasting Economics Development: the Case of Malaysia and Singapore

About the Scholar: Alesha Wong Yun Ying grew up in Malaysia and attended Tenby International School in Setia Eco Park, Malaysia The Research: When Singapore and Malaysia became separate countries in 1965, Singapore was tiny and underdeveloped, had no natural resources, and was populated by recent immigrants. However, although both Singapore and Malaysia have flourished […]
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Kiezdeutsch: A Youth Dialect in the Face of Linguistic Conservatism

About the Scholar: Zehan Zhou grew up in Canada and attended St. George’s School in Vancouver, Canada. The Research: Kiezdeutsch is a hybrid dialect combining elements of Standard High German and the languages of Southern Europe. Originally “a form of self-empowerment for second- and third-generation immigrant Germans,” it is now associated “with the cliché of […]

Sofonisba Anguissola and Her Self-Portrait at the Easel

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Xingzhi is from Hangzhou, China, where she attended Hangzhou Foreign Languages School The Research: Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the pioneering professional female artists of the Italian Renaissance. Xingzhi researched her painting Self Portrait at the Easel to highlight its religious and feminist significance in the 16th century. In Self […]
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The Application of the Buddhist Idea of “Non-Self” to Western Psychotherapy Practices

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Elijah grew up in the United States and Italy. He attended New Paltz High School in New York The Research: Elijah researched one of Western psychology’s most popular new tools: Buddhist mindfulness and meditation practices. His paper explains that although Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy has become popular in the last several […]

Structures for Women’s Empowerment: A Metaethical Analysis of Institutional Sexism in Modern History

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Lobna, originally from Africa and currently a student at Dartmouth College. The Research: Comparing philosophy as the head and religion as the heart, Lobna argues that modern philosophers, often liberal in their approach toward other topics, espouse a clear delineation between the sexes in a supposedly rational manner, and then […]
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The RAISE Act: Shutting the doors to the land of immigrants

About the Scholar: Junming Ren grew up in Hong Kong and attends The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA. The Research: The proposed RAISE Act would greatly reduce the number of visas available to immigrants to the United States and add a skills-based points system to increase the average immigrant skill level, assuming that […]
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