Welcome to the new Editorial Blog page! The editors on the Honors Journal write to provide analyses of a variety of mediums. Read the blog posts below to engage with a multitude of topics. 

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Conservation and Biogeography: Dr. Christy McCain

April 1, 2020

Austin Nash, Natural Sciences Co-Editor of the CU Honors Journal, speaks with Dr. Christy McCain about her career in biodiversity research. Listen to the interview here: https://anchor.fm/austin-nash4 Dr. McCain's Website: https://spot.colorado.edu/~mccainc/ Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program: https://www.colorado.edu/urop/

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Perovskites: A More Efficient Solar Pane

April 22, 2019

Current solar cells utilize silicon to absorb solar radiation and generate electricity. Recently, a new discovery of two specific perovskites has led to a more efficient and cheaper solar cell. A tandem combination of two perovskites that absorb different aspects of the solar spectrum have been processed to generate a...

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Statue

Martin Luther King Junior: A Black Man Memorialized in White

April 8, 2019

Rylee and Sam present a stunning piece regarding Martin Luther King, Jr. how he impacts memorializing history.

Mario Klingemann, Memories of Passersby I (2018). Image courtesy Sotheby's.

A Peek into what Artificial Intelligence means for Art

April 8, 2019

Kat and Haley discuss the development of artificial intelligence in art and its pioneers, such as Mario Klingemann.

An image featuring the women of color protagonists in Disney movies

Mulan and Princess Tiana in the Disney Princess Universe

April 7, 2019

Madeleine and Janis expose differences between White women protagonists and women of color protagonists in Disney movies, demonstrating the perpetuation of stereotypes within them.

A aide-by-side comparison between Queen and Rami Malek, who starred as Freddi Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody"

“Bohemian Rhapsody? I liked it before it was cool!” A Reflection on Hipster Tendencies

April 5, 2019

Jordana and Lexi reflect on the term "hipster" and what it means in modern contexts, particularly in the case of Queen and "Bohemian Rhapsody."

An AI-generated portrait of a man, a work titled "Edmond de Belamy"

Artificial Intelligence in Art

April 5, 2019

Kyle contemplates a piece not by an artist, but by an artificial intelligence program––an AI-generated artwork that is the most expensive piece of the medium that has ever been sold.

A collection of symbols, with a highlighted symbol for "male" in blue.

"When we discourage boys from reading books about girls, what message do we send?"

April 5, 2019

Hazel and Pranathi analyze a recent newspaper selection regarding precedents in the gender of protagonists--and, the consequences of setting those precedents.

A graph showing the rates of misery throughout the months of a year

November: A Miserable Month

Nov. 7, 2018

Lina investigates the rates of depression, anxiety, pain, stress, and fatigue throughout the months in a year, with a focus on the current month (November).

The New Yorker cover of "Cat Person"

Cat Person

Nov. 7, 2018

Pranathi and Hazel provide a detailed analysis of a short story called Cat Person how this piece relates to the #MeToo movement.