100s Essay Contest

Each year, the Xavier Writing Program and Writing Center sponsor the 100s Essay Contest, which selects the best papers written in 100-level English, History, Philosophy, and Theology courses. Submissions for the 2014 Contest will be accepted from November 18, 2013 until March 17, 2014.

English Submission Form
Philosophy Submission Form
History Submission Form
Theology Submission Form

2014 Contest Winners

English Analysis
1st Place: Emily Hogya, “Romance: An Exploration of the Identity of the Modern-Day Love Story”
2nd Place: Shannon Price: “An Anti-intervention Investigation”
Honorable Mention: Clare Dunn, “Hole-y Savings, Batman!”
Honorable Mention: Allison Miller, “Wheeling to Independence”

English Argument
1st Place: Gabrielle Ragusa, “The Head and the Heart”       

English Open
1st Place: Shannon Price, “Five Paragraph Frustrations”
2nd Place (tie): Tori Link, “The Letter”
2nd Place: (tie) Jillian Skonieczka, “Just a Bug on a Ledge”

English Research
1st Place:  Shannon Price, “In Favor of Religious Pluralism”
Honorable Mention:  Allie Lawrence, “‘That’s What I’m Here For’”
Honorable Mention: Madison Reed, “They Have a Reason”                

History Primary Source Analysis
(No award)

History Secondary Source Analysis
1st Place: Connor Lang, “Review of ‘What Became of God the Mother?: Conflicting Images of God in Early Christianity’ 2nd Place: Shannon Price, “‘What Became of God the Mother?: Conflicting Images of God in Early Christianity’: A Review”

Historical Synthesis
1st Place: Shannon Price, “The Fall of Rome”
2nd Place: Connor Lang, “Europe Reborn”        

1st Place:  Drew Philip: “Regarding Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
2nd Place: Marisa Pike: “An Analysis of an Objection to Utilitarianism”

Theology Open
Honorable Mention: Erin Lattimer, “The Kingdom of God Within Our Midst”
Honorable Mention: Muyiwa Oyatogun: “To Give Oneself or Not?”     

2013 Contest Winners

English Analysis
1st Place (tie): Matt Ahlgren, "Christianity, Conscience and the Vietnam War"
1st Place (tie): Victoria Mairal-Cruz, "Christie's Call"
Honorable Mention: Mark Anliker, "The Iranian President"

English Argument
1st Place: Tatum Hunter, "Religious Illiteracy: A Silent Ignorance and a Possible Cure"
2nd Place: Colleen Chambers, "Giving Up the Bottle"
Honorable Mention: Audrey Butler, "So What Do You Think? Berger's Emphasis on Individuality"

English Open Category
1st Place: Tatum Hunter, "A Quick and Easy Tart"
2nd Place: Matt Ahlgren, "Learning Latin, Learning Life"
Honorable Mention: Mark Anliker, "Another Kind of Brother"
Honorable Mention: Nick Cotter, "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Book"

English Research
1st Place: Victoria Mairal-Cruz, "A Nationwide Issue: Insuring the Forgotten Part-Time Worker"
2nd Place (tie): Matt Ahlgren, "Textbooks and the Transmission of Racial Bias"
2nd Place (tie): Rachael Pappa, "Listen to Your Elders"

History Primary Source Analysis
1st Place: Julia Peterman, "Fielding's Political Supplement to McKay Chapter 19"
2nd Place: Alexzandra Rudinoff, "The Mid-1700s' Consumer Revolution"

History Secondary Source Analysis
1st Place: Elizabeth Matthews, "Review of 'What Became of God the Mother?: Conflicting Images of God in Early Christianity'"
2nd Place: Mark Anliker, "What Became of God the Mother: An Emerging Question"
Honorable Mention: Taylor Snelling, "A Preferred Perspective"

Historical Synthesis
1st Place (tie): Mary Carole Scannell, "When's Mary Getting Married?"
1st Place (tie): Mary Brumleve, "Power Differences Between Europe and Other Countries"
2nd Place: Shannon Johnston, "European Wars"
Honorable Mention: Mark Anliker, "Humanism: The Great Catalyst"
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Cheung, "Marriage"

1st Place: Tatum Hunter, "Feminism in Kallipolis" and "Justice and Self-Interest"
2nd Place: Rahn Simon, "The Amoralist Thrasymachus"
Honorable Mention: Emily Kerr, "Laws and Dialogues in the Bible and The Republic"


2012 Contest Winners

English Analysis
1st Place: Kayla Smith, "Rape: Mini-Skirts to Blame"
2nd Place: Kristin Walden, "From Carter to Obama: How History May Repeat Itself"
Honorable Mention: Lindsay Richard, "The Coffee Shop Problem"

English Narrative
1st Place: Kyle Ferchen, "More Than Prescription Strength"
2nd Place: Zachary Zvosecz, "Wigwam's Embrace"
Honorable Mention: Zach Hall, "I Get It Now"

English Open
1st Place: Kristin Walden, "Beyond the Forty-Hour Week"
Honorable Mention: Zachary Zvosecz, "Looking At, Through, and Beyond the Fog"
Honorable Mention: Wambui Migwe, "International Coffee Hour: A Taste of Home"

English Argument
1st Place: Meredith Francis, "This Just In: Facts Are Out"
2nd Place: Zachary Zvosecz, "Hogwarts: School of Witchcraft and Wizadry? Or Debauchery and Devilry?"
Honorable Mention: Tess Petrozzi, "America's Food Industry: Can Great-Grandma Lead Today's Consumers?"
Honorable Mention: Julie Dydo, "You Went with a Random? Why?"

English Research
1st Place: Grant Kippenbrock, "Waste, Water, and a Way"
2nd Place: Forest Hempen, "The Doodle Bug"
Honorable Mention: Matt Keefer, "The Role of Liberal Arts in Today's Society"
Honorable Mention: Zachary Zvosecz, "Pro-Gun or No-Gun?"

History Primary Source Analysis
No Award in 2012

History Secondary Source Analysis
1st Place: Sarah Nimmo, "Review of 'What Became of God the Mother?': Conflicting Images of God in Early Christianity"

History Synthesis
1st Place: Chris Zust, "Blood and Salt: Ingredients of Tribal Politics"

1st Place: Taylor Fulkerson, "A Truer Account of Justice: Socrates and Mill"
2nd Place: Casey Niehaus, "Amoralist Essay"