I hope you relish in the research on these pages as much as I did. Being the Editor-in-Chief of Florida State's prestigious undergraduate research journal was an unparalleled honor. The insights you are about to discover are a product of the passions and dedication of incredibly talented undergraduate students.
I want to thank my editors for the long hours poured over submissions and the perceptive observations that fostered this issue's diverse selection of research. Also, a warm thank you to David Advent, SCURC's Advisor, for his patience and compassion during the unfortunate tribulations The Owl faced this year.
Before you commence your journey into this issue's pages, I advise you to reflect on what conducting research really means. To me, Zora Neale Hurston’s words emulate the most truth: "Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”