Volume 7, Number 1 (2021) Alpenglow: Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal

Issue Theme: Movement

In reading over the submissions for this issue, I was really struck by the connections between so many of them. Submissions addressed questions of identity and policy and, most importantly, the necessity for change within the systems of power that affect these issues. Such strong correlations reminded me about how active members of Binghamton’s student body are and how deeply they care about the politics and structures that affect both themselves and their communities. This realization inspired the theme of this 7th issue—movement. Movement of people, movement of ideas, and movement towards change and progress.

A Note from Editors


Managing Editor's Note
Vanessa Jaeger


Social Sciences



Outer Surface Protein C Typing of Borrelia burgdorferi in the Tick Populations of the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, New York
Neha Shaikh, Emilie Ernst, Ariel S. Makower, Christine M. Hurley, Ralph M. Garruto, and Michel Shamoon-Pour


Managing Editor
Dr. Vanessa Jaeger
Assistant Editors
Adelaide Cagle
Dr. Lynn Schmitt
Editorial Board
Dr. Vanessa Jaeger
Dr. Valerie Imbruce
Dr. Robert Holahan
Ariella Patchen
Elizabeth A Brown
Adelaide Cagle
Cover Art Design
Addy Phoenix

A Message from Cover Art Designer, Addy Phoenix

Butterflies were the first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt about movement. They are beautiful creatures associated with hope and peace, and I wanted to incorporate that theme into the cover of the magazine. I hope my art welcomes readers to the wonderful research accomplished in the magazine.