The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (UReCA) On-Line Publication



Movements in Dialogue: Kaleidoscope and the Discourse of Underground News


Jeb Ebben

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Milwaukee based underground newspaper, Kaleidoscope, offers a unique and fascinating case study for the underlying goals and conflicts of the American leftist culture movement. The separate interest group schisms and hierarchy of issues seen in the pages of Kaleidoscope stand as a window into the internal workings of the peak of 1970’s mass political action.


Jargons and Pidgins and Creoles, Oh My!


Emily Gray

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Because of their divergence from typical linguistic patterns and formulae, pidgin and creole languages often reside at the fringes of linguistic study. A closer analysis shows that both subgroups have a rich history and identity, separate from each other and the main current of modern language.









"So Dead and Bald" Destroys the World: A Psychological Critique of Object Metamorphosis in Infinite Jest's Game of Eschaton


R. Christian Phillips

Capital University

Using a specific scene from David Foster Wallace's  Infinite Jest, this paper offers a psychological analysis of the underlying metaphor to show how the objects used in the book’s game of Eschaton change from things into larger ideas.

The Mechanics of Scientific Belief

Michael Warren Cook

Westminster College

Using Karl Popper’s theory of falsifiability, this paper examines the similarities and differences between our understanding of scientific and metaphysical truths.

"Where Words Fail, Music Speaks"


Laney J. Fowle

Southern Utah University

Adaptation is a relatively new yet growing academic field consisting mainly of research on the modification of book into film. This study endeavors to expand the discourse on adaptation to the modal transformation of literary works to music.

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