Senior Spotlight: Avery Harris

Favorite Subject: English

Favorite book read at WA: As I Lay Dying 

Favorite WA tradition: WA Daily Instagram Account

Senior Thesis Title: 
Extremism in the Internet Age: Examining the Alt-Right Pipeline

Senior Thesis Statement:  The alt-right as it exists on the internet leads young, impressionable people down a path of radical extremism, obscured by humor, that is detrimental not only to the minds of those that are a part of the movement, but to others around them when they ultimately turn to violence. 

Brief Description of Senior Thesis:  With the meteoric rise of alternative conservative platforms in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency, the alt-right has gained a great deal of notoriety through humor, memes, and irony. However, though at first a joke, the alt-right has led many young impressionable men down a path of hatred that ultimately leads to violence towards others. 

Post Graduation Plans:  To study computer science at the University of Mississippi 

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? Talk to your teachers! They want to help you, don’t be afraid to ask. 

Favorite Bible Verse:  “Then let me sow, and another eat, and let what grows for me be rooted out” (Job 31:8).

Prayer Request:  That I will change for the better

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