Artifacts (Journal)

Description: Artifacts is a refereed journal of undergraduate work in rhetoric and composition at the University of Missouri. The journal celebrates writing in all its forms by inviting student authors to submit projects composed across different genres and media. Artifacts seeks to promote a public exchange of ideas by providing MU students with audiences outside their own classrooms. Please note that all links provided in the articles were current at the time the article was placed in MOspace.
Publisher: University of Missouri
Date of publication: Issue 1 (2008)-
Frequency: Semiannual

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  • Conflict analysis 

    Daugherty, Jakob (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    This work is an examination of the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine its causes, effects and repercussions.
  • A glimpse of everything 

    Donovan, Sean (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Very rarely is one able to extract from a work of literature, or any work for that matter, a truly profound insight into a person’s most defining views on life, the universe, and existence. Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, ...
  • King Arthur and his part in the breaking of the Round Table 

    Cantrall, Amy (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    This is an examination of King Arthur's responsibility for the fall of Camelot and the destruction of the Round Table due to his selfish, oblivious nature and his misunderstanding of how to separate his personal and ...
  • Crop circles explained 

    Pendergrass, McKenzie (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Crop circles and their mysterious origins have spawned years of debate and speculation about whether or not they are formed by aliens. Crop circles have been adapted into films and television series, and usually the use ...
  • Shitshow 

    Dennis, Jessica (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Shitshow is a first-person narrative that refers to the highs and lows of the author's first year of college life.
  • The Rwandan conflict of 1994 and America’s role 

    Davis, Julia (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Rooted in historical ethnic tensions, a conflict culminated between the two dominant people groups of Rwanda in 1994. These two groups were the Hutus and the Tutsis, and the conflict between them led to a genocide that is ...
  • The conspiracy of the NBA draft 

    Schwartz, Zack (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    The National Basketball Association is third largest professional sports league in the country and one of the biggest businesses, valued at over 12 billion dollars. With some of the most popular athletes on the planet, ...
  • Sickle-cell disease contributes to cognitive impairment in children 

    Grimes, Acacia C. (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    An examination of how sickle-cell disease contributes to cognitive impairment in children. The definition, classification, and pathophysiology of sickle-cell disease is discussed to support the cognitive impairment seen ...
  • U.S. Military intervention to combat the Islamic State 

    Martin, Grant (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    The United States’ military policy in the Middle East has created optimal conditions for the radicalization of Muslims in the region, strengthening the extremist militias and validating the doctrines of Islamic radicals ...
  • The failing test for success 

    Taryle, Rachel W. (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Because high stakes testing is now a direct reflection of one’s intelligence, there are immense pressures placed directly on students. These pressures can make students feel insecure and stupid, therefore increasing test ...
  • You’ve died. Now what? 

    Powell, Payton (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Twenty-one people in the United States die each day while waiting on the organ transplant list. One organ donor can save eight lives. That being said, it only takes three people a day to donate their organs upon death to ...
  • Language and living in alien cultures 

    Omar, Youssif Zaghwani (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Culture encompasses people’s beliefs, traditions, behaviors, values, styles of life and thinking, and the like. People behave culturally through language that passes along from one generation into another. So, it is not ...
  • Artifacts, Issue 13, Contents 

    (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    This is the contents page of Issue 13, 2015 of the journal Artifacts.
  • Books: Or, A Brief History of a Fleeting Love Affair 

    Myers, Peter (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-04)
    In this work, Peter Myers presents his relationship with reading and some of the books that hold important places in his personal development.
  • I Love that It Takes You an Hour and a Half to Order a Sandwich 

    Mackenzie, Bruce (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-04)
    [Harry Burns and Sally Albright] begin as recent college graduates driving from Chicago to New York; they do not see eye-to-eye and after the drive, leave with mutual contempt for one another. Five years later, they meet ...
  • The Cultural Power of Iron in Early Africa 

    Froeschle, Elias (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-04)
    Iron played a central role in many societies of early Africa. It held both spiritual and material power. Physically, Africans used iron to create tools for agriculture, utensils for everyday life, and weapons for protection ...
  • Birth of a Workforce: The Blacksmiths Rise in Sub-Saharan Africa 

    Murray, Jordan (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-04)
    The “Ritual Staff with Seated Nommo” made by the Dogon people from modern Mali available at the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archeology represents the rise in specialized occupations in early Africa and ...
  • Hauntings of the Hudson Valley: Landscapes, and Ghosts 

    Brassea, Michael (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-04)
    The Hudson Valley is an area of one hundred and fifty miles that encompasses a large section of New York State, from Albany to downstate New York. Over the last few centuries the Hudson Valley area has become to many a ...
  • A Conscious Universe 

    Donovan, Sean (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-04)
    A grand plan, guiding individual lives along a predetermined string, a string that is unable to be deviated from. It has been called many things, ‘destiny’, ‘god’s will’, ‘determinism’, and ‘fate’ among them. While its ...
  • “Supernatural” Beginnings in North American Folklore: The Vanishing Hitchhiker and La Llorona 

    Shewmaker, David J. (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-04)
    Through the use of motifs (such as the bridge, travel and vengeance) and character role reversals the creators of the pilot episode of [the television program] “Supernatural” build a narrative that cleanly combines the ...

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