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    University of Missouri Rhetoric and Composition Program (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009-08)
    Brief introductions to the articles.
  • Obesity in America and its Children: Affecting the Lives of Millions 

    Sorensen, Becky (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009-08)
    America is the land of plenty. Its citizens have more money, more jobs, more food, more technology, more land, more schools, and the list could keep going. They also have become a nation that is carrying around more ...
  • Engaging the Western World: Engaged Buddhism in America 

    Urkov, Sam (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009-08)
    The role of Buddhism in America is evolving towards being more visible and pertinent in modern times. This article introduces concepts of Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism, and discusses its relevance and potential benefit in ...
  • The Right to Life, Liberty, and Poetry 

    Hsieh, Steven (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009-08)
    Examines the poem recited at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961 by Robert Frost titled "The Gift Outright" as well as the poem recited at Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993 written and recited by Maya Angelou titled ...
  • Discovering the District: A Look at the History of Downtown Columbia 

    Miller, Julie; Rau, Megan; Kelly, Colleen (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009-08)
    Our project began in late January 2009. We took a walk through the streets of downtown Columbia admiring each building and wondering what stories they had to tell. After much consideration, we chose the Tiger Hotel, the ...
  • That's-a-spicy-meatball! The effects of capsaicin on blood pressure and other processes in the human body 

    Chambers, Aaron (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009-08)
    Human beings have always eaten a diverse cornucopia of foods. Among many types of foods, spicy food reigns supreme as the bringer of tears and a burning sensation in the mouth. This is due to the properties of capsaicin, ...
  • The Environment, Maize and the Human Genome 

    Raithel, Dylan (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009-08)
    Corn, as it is today, is a result of a long history of humans changing the land, its flora and fauna. Corn produced today is the product of thousands of years of humans selectively breeding corn's ancestors for beneficial ...
  • Editor's Introduction to Issue 3 

    Rice, Jenny Edbauer; Callahan, Richard J., 1967-; Motavalli, Peter Parviz; Muzika, Rose-Marie, 1958-; Rice, Jeff (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009-08)
    All Mizzou students have one important thing in common: they are writers. Thanks to the writing intensive courses across the University, students have the opportunity to experience different writing situations in every ...