Volume 5, Issue 1 (2021)

Dear readers,

We would like to take this time to thank our wonderful faculty advisor, faculty reviewers, fellow Merge staff members, and our submitters for taking the time to help make this year’s issue possible. We appreciate them for contributing to this issue, despite lingering pandemic constraints.

This year’s issue is rather special to us as it marks our first issue as sole co-editors. The learning process has been an invaluable one as we continue our transition to this new, innovative platform Athena Commons. We appreciate the level of patience and flexibility of each contributor as we navigate this exciting direction for our research journal.


Ali Glasgow & Faith Langford

Managing Co-Editors, 2020-21


Staff and Contributors

Ali Glasgow
Faith Langford
Victoria Choate
Madison Hankins
Cover Artist
Katelyn Lowe
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Kim Whitehead
Faculty Reviewers
Dr. Nora Corrigan
Dr. Sacha Dawkins
Dr. Travis Hagey
Dr. Susan Hurley
Ms. Vic Jones
Dr. Barry Smith