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  • Fantastic Conflict in "The Raven" 

    Jung, Kyle (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-09)
    The raven serves as the representation of the unreal because it is nothing more than an anthropomorphized version of the narrator's subconscious despair. In this way, the poem consists of a pseudo-dialogue between the ...
  • The Taiwan (Architectural) Miracle 

    Tubbs, Jeremy (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-09)
    In modern times, the ever-growing world population has caused the boom of giant cities with limited space, along with the rise of amazing places that are built to round in tourists. The allure to build and have the tallest ...
  • A Close Reading of Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes 

    Halloran, Nick (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-09)
    Released in 2003, Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes is a compilation of 11 vignettes that follow the conversations between two to three people as they discuss a variety of mostly insignificant subjects.
  • Bend It Like Beckham and "Bending" the Rules 

    Rees, Jamie (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-09)
    Bend It Like Beckham is primarily a film about soccer. However, because the protagonist is part of a traditional Indian family, food plays an important role in the film.
  • Failing to Make the Grade: How the School Lunch System is Falling Short of its Purpose 

    Rourke, Sam (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-09)
    With over 1/3 of the nation's children overweight or obese according to the Center for Disease Control, concerns over what children are consuming have become ever more prevalent among parents across the United States. ...
  • 2nd Place Winner: A Better "One Mizzou": How Permaculture Can Change the Campus Climate 

    Mazuc, Melanie (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-09)
    Walking into campus dining halls for a fulfilling dinner, college students usually have the following options: a hot dog, highly processed and covered in processed cheese substitute, a cheesy pasta with a side of “grilled” ...
  • 1st Place Winner: Of Men and Martians: A Close Reading of a Cow Pea 

    Webb, Alicia (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-09)
    I was really looking forward to going to the “Food: Fact or Fiction” exhibit at the Perlow-Stevens Art Gallery, and I was disappointed when the weather interfered with our class trip. This exhibit seemed like it might be ...
  • Editor's Introduction: Essay Contest Winners 

    Clark, Naomi (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-09)
    Missourians will remember the summer of 2012 as hot and dry, browning grass and brittle leaves all too visible in the landscape. Gardeners report lackluster tomatoes, farmers anticipate disappointing yields. We've watched ...