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  • The Bosom Serpent Legend Through History: How The Legend Changes To Address Modern Anxieties 

    McCall, Laine (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    In its simplest form, the Bosom Serpent legend complex includes any story in which a person believes that an animal is living inside of their body. Normally the animal is a snake or lizard, although amphibians and worms ...
  • A Feminist Critique: The Value of a Body 

    Weaver, Hilary (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    The poem, “The Bog Queen” by Seamus Heaney is one that, through rhetorical tools of personification, communicates the role of the female body in the later years. While the poem can be seen as a literal illustration of the ...
  • Growing up Through Food 

    Zhu, Jingting (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    As a Chinese person, I often feel unsatisfied with some aspects of my country just like some British complaining about foggy weather in London. But I have never been picky about China's food. Moreover, sometimes I feel I'm ...
  • The Evolution of Russian Media 

    Ralph, Kaylen (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    In May of 2012, the official newspaper of the Communist Party in Russia celebrated its 100th anniversary of publication. Founded in St. Petersburg in 1912, Pravda prospered throughout most of the twentieth century, with a ...
  • Emmy for Ethos 

    Tesoro, Marisa (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    While The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a comedy show first, there is a great deal of substance to it as well. The mock-reporters, bleeping of profanity and satirical expressions of anger serve as the sugar that helps to ...
  • Dove Chocolate: A Love Story 

    Vilbig, Cathryn (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    Advertising has the power to make people think. However, it is only as effective as its audience allows it to be. Ads can really only play off the ideas and emotions that are already present in the minds of the audience, ...
  • Restoration 

    Mans, Lacy (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    This is a poem by Lacy Mans.
  • Reblogging: The Crocodile's Bite - Russia's “Meth Problem” And Drug Reform - Explicit 

    Choukline, Dmitry (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    What drives people to inject literal hydrochloric acid into their veins? Only the junkie knows but by getting a glimpse at the state of despair that these people live, for me at least, gives a better sense of how desperate ...
  • Our Home Away From Home: Putting a Stop to College Campus Violence 

    Reagan, Lauren (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    Many factors such as gender roles, alcohol use and societal norms lead to violence on Mizzou's campus. These crimes cause not only physical, but also emotional and mental damage to victims, and students are beginning to ...
  • Who Will Build the Better Ape? 

    Freeland, Wesley (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    When I examine the driving forces of progress in modern humanity, I cannot help but recall author Leo Frankowski's musings on the subject of genetic manipulation as a way to drive human evolution. He posed a simple question: ...
  • Editor's Introduction Questions of Policy 

    Clark, Naomi (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    Many of the pieces published in this issue invite readers to think deeply about questions of policy—which course of action should be pursued in a given set of circumstances?
  • Issue Brief - Alcohol Impaired Drivers 

    Corwin, Brianna (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    Injury resulting from a motor vehicle crash is the leading cause of death in the United States among those aged 1 to 34. In 2002 17,419 of 42,815 traffic deaths were alcohol related. At that rate about one in every ten ...
  • Artifacts, Issue 8 (2013) 

    (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri, 2013-05)
    This issue of Artifacts is Issue 8, May 2013.