Last week, on April 15th, 2020, I submitted my final thesis paper to my senior seminar adviser, thus completing my pink and blue thesis project. Though it’s exciting to have a project that’s been in the works for nine months be completed, it feels strange not to be working on it anymore. I feel the urge to do more research and write more pages, to just keep doing more with it, but the project is finished. I feel as though a part of my daily routine is gone, and now I just feel odd.
Though I have plenty of other things to do, I still feel like I should continue to work on the paper. In time, I will probably come back to it. After getting screwed by the Arcadia IRB with my surveys, I think it’d be nice to go back and try again. To be able to build out the paper even more, and this time the way I wanted it originally, would be very pleasing. I think the surveys and the first hand accounts of how the pink and blue problem impacted real lives is extremely important in getting across the message of how damaging the problem is.
Though I was thoroughly disappointed after I was told I wouldn’t be able to study the surveys and include them in my paper, I am pleased with the paper I submitted. Not only did I submit my paper to the media and communications department, I also chose to submit my thesis to the Arcadia ScholarWorks program, where students from any department can submit their thesis to be included in a massive collection. You can find my paper here.
I’m extremely proud of the work I did this semester, from the thesis paper, to the creative project, to this website, I’m very proud of how far my work has progressed. I remember in the beginning of senior year being overwhelmed by the idea of writing a thesis and everything else that came with it. I’m happy to report that I’m no longer overwhelmed, that the project has officially reached it’s end, and I’m extremely pleased with how it ended.