Spring 2017 - Finalists

Cap Graduation Kirstyn Kedaitis - "Product Labeling: A Common and Ethical Practice"

As beaches receive more visitors, shark attacks increase. It’s a simple fact of life: once more people start frolicking on the sand, more sharks come out to play, and subsequently, more people are attacked by the aforementioned animals. But is the increased frequency of beachgoers the direct cause of the increase in shark attacks? Most likely not--correlation does not automatically prove causation... Read more »

Bryanna Jefferson - "Johnson & Johnson and Talcum Powder"

As a baby, I was I most definitely considered a “Johnson & Johnson baby” all my mother used was Johnson & Johnson products. From before the time I was born to the present, Johnson & Johnson products have been a staple in my home, and will more than likely continue to be one for years to come. I am accustomed to using Johnson & Johnson products and I love the new baby smell that comes with it. My family, ranging from my great grandmother to my newborn cousins use Johnson & Johnson, my friends do too... Read more »

Tayla Cormier - "Medical Malpractice"

At the age of twelve, I was rushed to the emergency room experiencing severe abdominal pain, nausea, and a high fever of 103 degrees. My father recognized the symptoms of acute appendicitis, a condition he had experienced himself years before. Although my parents made their suspicions clear, they trusted in the doctor’s judgment. I trusted in the doctor’s judgment... Read more »

Ashley Unmacht - "Johnson & Johnson Case Study"

Imagine this: you become a parent to a newborn, whether it be through adoption, surrogate, or natural birth. Your palms are sweaty with excitement. You sigh in relief when you hear her cry fresh out of the womb, and count ten fingers and ten toes. The doctor congratulates you on the new addition to your family. This precious moment is something you will never forget. Your friends and family members are crying with joy. You look down at this tiny human, realizing you’re now in charge of her life. In this very moment, you could be looking at a future president, future scientist, future author, or future inventor... Read more »

Neeraj Goyal - "Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder"

If I were an executive at Johnson & Johnson, and was told that the firm’s talcum powder products were possibly increasing the incidence of ovarian cancer, I would immediately issue a recall of the product and divert my financial resources to figure out whether or not this accusation was true. If it is found that the talcum powder products were indeed causing cancer, I would hold the group and executives responsible and convene a special committee to investigate the causes of the crisis... Read more »

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