Recent Submissions

  • Oral Health Poster: Preventing Severity of Oral Mucositis for the Adult Receiving In-patient Chemotherapy 

    Johnson, Jessica R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    This poster shows effects of oral mucositis in cancer patients.
  • Giving Voice to Violence and Void: An Analysis of Martin Scorsese’s Treatment of Food in The Departed as a Means of Depicting Irish-American Masculine Identity 

    McKee, Nathaniel (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    Irish-American masculine identity has a nebulous and bloody history. Its development began in the 1840s in Ireland and has its roots in colonialism – a story that, in itself, could fill a book-shelf. Despite this challenge, ...
  • The Legend Behind Zongzi 

    Fan, Xiao (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    Zongzi, a traditional Chinese food, is made of sticky rice stuffed with special fillings and wrapped up in Argy-wormwood leaves. Chinese people eat Zongzi during the Dragon Boat Festival to memorialize Qu Yuan, a famous ...
  • “They’re Making Us Look Bad”: The Problem with the “New” Harlem Shake 

    Bailey, Kathryn (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    Over the course of the past few months, yet another viral trend has taken over YouTube. This time, though, the name rang familiar for many people, who were soon disappointed to find out that the Harlem Shake they were ...
  • A Power Figure’s Power over History 

    McIntyre, Emma (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    The “Nail Fetish” Power Figure (referred to as nkisi or nkonde), found in the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, offers much insight into the Iron Age history of Central Africa. This piece comes ...
  • Twins in West African Culture and Society of the Iron Age 

    Adewumi, James (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    In modern times, twins are known to originate from the same zygote and form into two embryos. To some families, having twins is a blessing, while to others it can be a very stressful burden. Twins had unique roles in many ...
  • Putting the Pulp in Pulp Fiction 

    Klamann, Seth (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    Between interlocking story lines and black humor, few films have gained such universal critical acclaim (without winning Best Picture) as Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 mob masterpiece Pulp Fiction. Dominated by brilliant dialogue, ...
  • The Sweet Brown Narrative Modern Internet Folklore 

    Scott, Mackenzie (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    Miranda Sings, GloZell Simon, Charlie the Unicorn, Antoine Dotson, and Rebecca Black are living viral, Internet sensations that prove celebrity can be created online. The digital age has created a new venue for storytelling, ...
  • Classic Hollywood Cinema as Propaganda 

    Mauldin, Anne (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    The relatively recent tradition of American consumption of media has had the most immediate effects on influencing culture and allows propaganda of racial beliefs to be deeply rooted in society. Photography was the first ...
  • Video Game Effects on Children 

    Cox, Katelynne (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    When one considers the increasing prevalence of video games in modern culture, one cannot help but notice the advent and progressively increasing fiscal success of violent video games. These violent, driven titles consistently ...
  • Changes to American, Korean, and Chinese Barbecue Over Centuries 

    Wang, Zhenyu (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    What are the origins of barbecue methods and how have national barbecue traditions in United States, Korea, and China changed through the years until now? In the 21st century, barbecue technologies include smoking, baking, ...
  • Editor's Introduction: The Importance of Art in Our Life 

    Omar, Youssif Zaghwani (University of Missouri--Columbia, Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2014-03)
    Managing Editor's comment: Art provides us with knowledge about our ancestors’ strategies in tackling the challenges they encountered; hence, we improve these strategies to tackle the challenges we encounter in our daily ...