Last October, Ellen DeGeneres faced criticism after being spotted sitting next to former president George W. Bush at a football game. She continued to face backlash for that way that she addressed the moment on her variety-talk show. Psychology student Cameron Harris uses Kenneth Burke's dramatistic pentad to analyze Ellen's message, and considers the social responsibility that celebrities hold. He argues that Ellen's and Bush's relationship is ultimately questionable and hypocritical.
Ever thought about how 9/11 impacted your favorite sitcom? Or what Ypsilanti really thought about abolishing slavery? Students who were set to present at Eastern Michigan University’s 40th Undergraduate Symposium hold answers to questions you never knew you had.
Written Kaila Trefil
Produced: Ronia-Isabel Cabansag