The Hyphenated Identity: Filipino-Americans Growing Up Between Two Cultures

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This duo thesis is an autoethnography of what it means to be Filipino-American in the United States. Being raised in varying backgrounds yet with the similarity of being Filipino, there are aspects of our lives that are simultaneously similar and

This duo thesis is an autoethnography of what it means to be Filipino-American in the United States. Being raised in varying backgrounds yet with the similarity of being Filipino, there are aspects of our lives that are simultaneously similar and different. The goal of this project is the exploration of one’s cultural, familial and personal identities and how they intersect with their individuality and sense of belonging. Through this project, we documented our experience as Filipinos in the United States and our travel back to the Philippines and showcased it through videos. It is a means to document our reflections on this project to share with the Filipino community and individuals who share the same sentiments.
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2024-05
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The Hyphenated Identity: Filipino-Americans Growing Up Between Two Cultures

Description
This duo thesis is an autoethnography of what it means to be Filipino-American in the United States. Being raised in varying backgrounds yet with the similarity of being Filipino, there are aspects of our lives that are simultaneously similar and

This duo thesis is an autoethnography of what it means to be Filipino-American in the United States. Being raised in varying backgrounds yet with the similarity of being Filipino, there are aspects of our lives that are simultaneously similar and different. The goal of this project is the exploration of one’s cultural, familial and personal identities and how they intersect with their individuality and sense of belonging. Through this project, we documented our experience as Filipinos in the United States and our travel back to the Philippines and showcased it through videos. It is a means to document our reflections on this project to share with the Filipino community and individuals who share the same sentiments.
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2024-05
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Pulling out the Threads of Travel: A Collection of Essays Recounting a Summer in Spain

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This thesis/creative project involved writing a collection of creative nonfiction essays and building a website to reflect on my experiences traveling through Spain in the summer of 2023, for both a study abroad program and on my own. There are

This thesis/creative project involved writing a collection of creative nonfiction essays and building a website to reflect on my experiences traveling through Spain in the summer of 2023, for both a study abroad program and on my own. There are a total of nine essays in this current collection, along with a tenth introductory essay. They reflect the chronological order of my travels to Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, and Lisbon, concluding with an essay written about my return to Phoenix, Arizona. The goal of this project was to not only personally reflect on what I learned while in these various places, but also to share these experiences with a wider audience in the digital world. I plan to continue adding essays to this website, using it as a "living document" for my future travels, and as a place for further reflection.
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2024-05
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Circumlocution in Children: A Meta-analysis of the Current Literature

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This extended literature review investigated the current literature on circumlocution in children. Twelve sources were categorized into the following four themes: objects and actions, typical development and atypical development, bilingual, bilectal, and monolingual children, and picture naming and other research

This extended literature review investigated the current literature on circumlocution in children. Twelve sources were categorized into the following four themes: objects and actions, typical development and atypical development, bilingual, bilectal, and monolingual children, and picture naming and other research methods. It was found children circumlocute more for actions than they do objects, but not in all circumstances. Additionally, children of atypical development will always circumlocute more than children of typical development. Monolingual children will circumlocute more than bilingual children on average. Lastly, picture naming is the most prominent method used by researchers who write about circumlocution in children. Circumlocution is commonly categorized as a language error, but studies within this review show its potential as a strategy to continue conversing when preferable words or phrases are not available.
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2024-05
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Impactful Student Engagement for Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix Campus: A Policy Manual

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Student engagement is a crucial tool that Arizona State University uses through multiple different methods to improve the student experience and increase retention. While student engagement has been implemented for decades, many methods come with weaknesses and areas for improvement

Student engagement is a crucial tool that Arizona State University uses through multiple different methods to improve the student experience and increase retention. While student engagement has been implemented for decades, many methods come with weaknesses and areas for improvement that are evident through research on student engagement, critical factors towards student’s success, and high impact student engagement practices. Through research, student engagement has proven to be multi-faceted, crucial for a student’s success, and an ever-evolving tool that the university must continue to improve to meet the changing needs of the student body. This paper defines student engagement and high impact student engagement practices, lists and explains the many methods of student engagement, explains critical factors for student engagement, details Arizona State University’s current student engagement methods on the Downtown Phoenix Campus, and provides recommendations for improvement based on those aforementioned findings. This paper finds that many of the current methods could be improved through the implementation of new practices and programs such as Engage-Credits, the use of Design Thinking, and improvements for current systems surrounding collaboration, diversity initiatives, advising, student’s relationships with faculty and staff, and implementing the difference between engaged and disengaged students.

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2024-05
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Financial Toxicity: An Examination of an Ongoing Problem in Oncology

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Financial toxicity is a term that has gained traction within the oncology field, detailing the financial burden on and distress of cancer patients in regard to their cancer regimen and treatment. Previous research has shown that financial toxicity affects older

Financial toxicity is a term that has gained traction within the oncology field, detailing the financial burden on and distress of cancer patients in regard to their cancer regimen and treatment. Previous research has shown that financial toxicity affects older cancer patients, but more recent research has shown that it can affect anyone of any demographic, particularly newly diagnosed cancer patients. Unfortunately, patients may not fully understand the costs associated with cancer treatment, which can make it difficult for them to effectively contain the costs. This issue has been ongoing and will continue to affect many as cancer treatment evolves with developments in technology and medications and more patients survive. Due to the financial distress, patients can make alterations to their healthcare and treatment, potentially resulting in the decline of patients’ quality of life and possible worsening of cancer outcomes. The present problem of financial toxicity was examined and compiled into a website, where the information was organized into different pages for ease of reading and additional resources were provided. This website is currently ready for use, but I hope to continue improving it with additional information and resources.
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2024-05
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Dance Injury and Prevention: A Course for Dancers and Teachers

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Ballet is both a classical dance art form and a physically demanding sport. Dancers go through extraneous training to produce anatomically unnatural movements but in a safe manner. Flexibility, balance, and coordination are mandatory to advance to the higher levels

Ballet is both a classical dance art form and a physically demanding sport. Dancers go through extraneous training to produce anatomically unnatural movements but in a safe manner. Flexibility, balance, and coordination are mandatory to advance to the higher levels of training. Ballet technique is danced with the feet turned outwards or externally rotated and requires a high range of motion of several joints in the body. Because of the nature of ballet technique, dancers frequently suffer from injuries. Studies have found that lower limb, especially knee, ankle, and foot injuries, and hip and back injuries are prevalent in students and professionals. Identifying the roots of these issues is vital to prevent injuries. Technical errors such as rolling in the arches of the feet while externally rotated, having a loose core, and over-rotating the legs increase the risk of injury. Training dancers correctly through proper teaching techniques, promoting anatomically sound ballet technique, and identifying physical weaknesses are possible solutions to reduce injury risk. This project aims to identify risk factors for common injuries in dance and identify possible solutions to prevent them.
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2024-05
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The Wellness Warriors: A Comic Quest for Diabetes Knowledge

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This research investigates how educational material and provider conversation better address the concerns of Mexican patients and families dealing with Type 2 diabetes. This is important to address since Type 2 diabetes is a common disease that continues to increase

This research investigates how educational material and provider conversation better address the concerns of Mexican patients and families dealing with Type 2 diabetes. This is important to address since Type 2 diabetes is a common disease that continues to increase and affects all ages. In addition, although it is a common disease, lack of education and knowledge is a barrier patients often face when diagnosed. Some of the factors that impact Type 2 diabetes management are understanding the diagnosis itself and learning about the factors that impact how diabetes is managed. In addition, to these factors, education and knowledge were investigated to learn how the form of education and individual versus group education impacts understanding. In this project, a comic book was created in Spanish to help Hispanic patients understand their diagnoses along with the symptoms and dietary changes that they must make. Resources are provided via QR codes to gain more information and concepts like carbohydrates and glycemic index are also reviewed to understand how the food they consume affects their blood sugar as well.
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2024-05
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