The Confluence

Volume 2, Issue 2 (2023)

Welcome to the Confluence

Lindenwood University is proud to publish our Spring 2022-2023 issue of the Confluence. In the wake of COVID-19, several of our students conducted the first of what will surely be extensive research on the pandemic and its effects. These articles highlight how COVID-19 affected the lives of our students and spurred them to look closely at a problem, devise a solution, and contribute to their ideas and work to the benefit of our wider community. This issue also features articles that engage with other areas that deeply affect the lives of our students: race, gender, and environmental well-being. These articles represent a cross-section of disciplines at Lindenwood and the excellent work our students produce. They embody Lindenwood’s vision of developing innovative, relevant, and forward-thinking students



Dr. Nichole Torbitzky, Lindenwood University

Editorial Review Board

Professor Andrew Millians, College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Sara Bagley, College of Science Technology and Health

Dr. Gaurango Banerjee, Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Melissa Elmes, College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Tonya Thompson, College of Education and Human Services

Dr. Kate Tessmer, College of Science, Technology and Health

Dr. Nicholas Wintz, College of Science Technology and Health

Dr. Megan Woltz, College of Science Technology and Health

Copy Editors

Dr. Susan Edele, College of Arts and Humanities

Katherine Townsend, College of Arts and Humanities

Cover Art

Fire at Day

About the Author/h5>

Mary Weinhold is currently a freshman at Lindenwood University. Her major is web design with a psychology minor. In her time here at LU she has made two websites and in the Adobe Photoshop certification class, along with a mockup for another website. Over her lifetime, she has done many different forms of art including traditional and digital. Most recently, she has been focusing on computer based art for her classes but still loves to do traditional art when she can. She soon hopes to be certified in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

About the Art

This was an assignment that was for my Adobe Certification in Photoshop class. We had to take a picture and use filter layers to turn it into something different. My brain at this time was only thinking I wanted to do something with a sunset because of it being a more peaceful thing to look at. The twist I added for the assignment was to make it look like the sky was burning and the tress were on fire, taking it from tranquil to chaotic. I feel like this can really describe many people especially artist to a degree because of our chaotic yet organized natures.