I was just joking about the senior thesis thing before you know. I hope you didn't take it personally. I really don't care if you used the whole game for your class. Heck you can even sell or publish it if you want. But I do respect the fact that your trying to learn how to build it yourself.
When I made that game there were no tutorials on most of the mechanics. It was a lot of trial and error but that is all part of being a developer. Sometimes you just got to sit back and think because rushing things can cause simple errors like typos witch can keep things from working as intended.
I would really need to see your .capx to find the problem. Could you upload it to dropbox or something? If your worried about your artwork you could always send me the download link in my PM (Personal Message) box.
To send me your .capx you first need to save your game as a single file by clicking on that little file icon in the upper left just above were it says properties in C2. Then follow this tutorial:Upload your game to Dropbox
Except skip the part about exporting it as a game just put your .capx in the public folder some were in dropbox, and send me the link.