Letter from the Faculty Director, Spring/Summer 2018
Welcome back to Apollon for Volume 8! This issue sees the passing of another torch: not only from our seniors Will, Jess, and Lydia, but also from Berea College to Fairfield University. This letter will be my last as the faculty director of Apollon... Read More
By Nikolas Oliver
“The Yellow Wallpaper” is the story of a woman who, while under patriarchal control, constructs and instills a meaning upon the environment around her, which allows her to subvert partially that control.
In Vox Editorials
By David York
Joshua Guthman’s book, Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture, tells the story of a small, fairly obscure, group of Southern Calvinistic Christians called the Primitive Baptists (as the title well implies). Although Guthman’s book uses the Primitive Baptists to trace a part of the American Calvinist experience in order to demonstrate how it shaped the Second Great Awakening and the post-World War II folk revival, Strangers Below also demonstrates that the Bible Belt was formed in the fire of religious schism.
By M. Ethan Johnson
It’s been nearly two weeks since the Hermit Kingdom declared that it had successfully launched and detonated a hydrogen bomb—much to the surprise and dismay of the international community.
Major news outlets have argued, minimalized, and debased the plausibility of a nuclear Democratic Republic of North Korea, but let’s consider such a world.
By Nick McIndoe
Since the end of World War II, global governance has been characterized by the presence of international institutions, which are charged to pursue global justice. However, there is presently much conjecture regarding the justice of such institutions. In this paper, I introduce two main branches of global justice, namely ‘substantive justice’ and ‘procedural justice.’ Then, I apply these concepts to the World Trade Organization in order to analyse its policies, practices, and structural foundations. For an international institution that allegedly promotes economic and international trade equality, my findings are troubling.
By Jenna Geick
In October of 2015, Mexican and United States news sources reported on circumstances that resulted in the lynching of José and David Copado in Ajalpan, Mexico. Hours after the brothers arrived in town, word spread of the arrival of the strangers, and a crowd approached the brothers, violently accusing them of playing a role in the disappearance of local children. The police found no reason to suspect the two brothers to be child abductors, but very few residents accepted the police verdict. The brothers were seized by the crowd and brought to the center of it, as a man doused the brothers with gasoline before setting them on fire. How are we to understand why such a horrific act of violence occurred, so that it does not occur again?
By David deHaas
The 1960s were a time of many social and political movements representing the diverse voices and concerns amongst the fragmented American populous. The particular causes of these movements consisted of clashes between standard cultural norms that characterized American society, and communities that resisted this standard. I would posit that a substantial causal factor of these clashes was a widespread crises of human identity.
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Volume VI Contributors
Senior Staff Editor | Editorial Contributor (Arts)
Outside of my professional work, I am a traveler and seek adventure where ever I may find it. During the summer, I spend many of my weekends in my kayak exploring rivers and admiring beautiful sceneries. I also love to hammock and can often be found relaxing between trees on the mountains near Berea.
I enjoy learning and reading about new and exciting topics.This is my first year at Apollon, and I'm looking forward to get more involved with the team as I work to incorporate my interests and scholarly work into what we do.
I am a teaching assistant/student coordinator for the first-year writing program and I can also say that I have been at the Apollon now for a full academic year. My work consists majorly of paper review, project contribution, and moral support for my coworkers.
Ever since I was a child writing about how very blue the world was when I didn’t get what I wanted, I’ve been in love with storytelling. I hope to use my writing for social justice causes in the Appalachian region, as I write about the issues people face in the region and attempt to derail the stereotypes that haunt it.
Senior Staff Editor | Editorial Contributor
I’m a self-professed written word geek with an enthusiasm for books, journalism, and all things related. I am particularly interested in how narratives can be tools of examination for events, social issues and constructs. In the future, I hope to use writing and/or literature for social justice work.
Co-Editor in Chief
I had lived in the quiet little town of Annville all of my life until I began attending Berea College where I’m currently attempting my Bachelor’s Degree in History and working full time for Apollon. My historical interest lies in Medieval studies (particularly the Viking Age) and early American history.
Co-editor in Chief | Editorial Contributor
I am a senior, history and Asian studies double major at Berea College. Connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram!