The First-Year Papers were established in 1996-1997 to recognize the excellent written work of the first-year students at Trinity College. Each year, submissions are drawn from First-Year Seminars and from courses associated with the Cities, Guided Studies, InterArts, and Interdisciplinary Science Programs. Since 2014, the editorial board is drawn from members of the Dean’s Scholars, the top-25 members of the first-year class. Visit the First-Year Seminar Program Website.

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Papers from 2014

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First-Year Papers Cover Page and Editorial Board, 2013-14

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Race and Social Class Relations at Trinity and Beyond, Isabelle Boundy

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The Post-World War II Suburb in the United States, Seth Browner

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Art for the Disappeared, Cassandra Cronin

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Forgiveness Is All I Have To Offer, Edward Culhane

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The Isolation and Morphology of Imp48, Maura Griffith

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Anxious, but Getting Help, Amanda Lundergan

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Integration of Evolution and Christianity, Campbell North

Papers from 2013

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First-Year Papers Cover Page and Editorial Board, 2012-13

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Sucette: The Discovery and Classification of a Bacteriophage, James Cescon

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Andromache: Denial and Despair, Gaia Cloutier

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The Effect of Social Media in the 2012 Presidential Election, Maggie Dalton-Hoffman

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The Origins of a Name, Chris D'Amico

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Controversy in Virology: Bacteriophage Therapy versus Antibiotics, Frankie Jeney

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Maintaining the Upper Hand, Antonia Lluberes

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The Last Biblical Hero, Tom O'Leary

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Nietzsche’s “Man of Action”, Michaela Powers

Papers from 2012

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First-Year Papers Cover Art and Editorial Board, 2011-2012

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A Brother Among Heroes, Natalie Chaves

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Venice and Its Location, Chloe Cho

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The Last Boil, Zach Conte

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The Duomo: The Touchstone of Florence, Jordan Hillier

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Pervert #2 and American Photographer, Declan Kennedy

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Bocaj’s Bummer Lisa, Jacob Rivers

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Class Warfare: Thersites in the Iliad, William Schreiber-Stainthorp

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Eminent Domain: A Process Contrary to Classical Liberal Thought, Sullivan Washburn and Trey Zenker

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Resolution, Sarah Watson

Papers from 2011

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First-Year Papers Cover Art and Editorial Board, 2010-2011

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The Ascent to Man, Lauren Browne

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Waiting for Judgment, Melanie Foster

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Freedom at the Price of Happiness, Sam D. Livingston

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The Knight’s True Tale, Travis J. Merrill

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The Origins of Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village at the University of Virginia, Francesca Miller

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Danish Cartoon Controversy, Anfal Y. Nyhan

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The Greatest Story Never Told, Alexander Plochocki

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I Believe in Those Who Lean, Victoria C. Trentacoste

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Brooklyn, Juan Vasquez

Papers from 2010

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First-Year Papers Editorial Board and Cover Art, 2009-2010

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Global Warming: Sunny Side Up, Blake Adams

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Tricksters: Change Through Chaos, Irenae Aigbedion

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Device to Solve a Controversy: Public Art and Public Places, Caitlin Crombleholme

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May the Source be with You: Exploring the Efficiency of Open Source Techniques, Will Dickey

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Skepticism Leads to Faith, Kelsey Kats

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Is God Permissive, Wrathful, or Both?, Elizabeth Preysner

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Pericles and Aeneas, Emma Sternlof

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The Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognition, Shaun Stuer