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  • The Gate to Marriage: Benefits and Detriments of Arranged Marriage 

    Ji, Yu (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    The processes of choosing a lifetime partner dramatically differ between Western and Eastern cultures. In Western cultures, mates select one another directly based on interpersonal attraction. Since marriage is not the ...
  • Gastrointestinal Disease and Diet 

    Short, Patrick (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    Despite the large number of people affected by digestive diseases, gastroenterologists maintain a less than optimal course of treatment. The medical community has largely ignored the role that diet plays in treating and ...
  • Feminism in Austen's Northanger Abbey 

    Whitecotton, Sara (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    In the excerpt from Mary Wollstonecraft's “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,” she responds to Dr. John Gregory's “A Father's Legacy to His Daughters,” where he discusses his view of proper womanly behavior. Wollstonecraft ...
  • The Anti-ana 

    Horan, Michelle (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    According to the National Eating Disorders Association, NEDA, about 35 million people suffer from Anorexia or Bulimia, and millions more suffer from disordered eating. On the Internet, many websites are available in support ...
  • Facebook: Our Social Tool 

    Xue, Sissi (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    This article discusses what Facebook is and the variety of reasons people use this social networking website.
  • The Art of Music, Apple Pie, and Coping 

    Gehringer, Kelly (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    Every human has negative energy that needs to be channeled to some place and the reality is, we thrive on emotion and must maintain a healthy equilibrium in order to function. Whether it is turning to external remedies or ...
  • A New Path of Liberation: Choosing to be Disabled on Second Life 

    Barry, Jamela (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    Virtual worlds are often seen as places where people can escape to because they take away real-life challenges, allowing people to achieve solidarity. Second Life empowers its disabled users through creating an atmosphere ...
  • One Bite = Instant Pleasure 

    Youngberg, Chelsea (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    There is nothing like biting into a big juicy over processed cheeseburger that is smothered with processed condiments that make your taste buds scream with joy with every bit you take. While that may sound repulsive now ...
  • Not Yet Finished 

    Neace, Owen (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-01)
    In Jane Yolen's Favorite Folktales From Around The World, a Sioux Indian tale entitled “The End of The World” attempts to catalogue Sioux culture before, during, and after European colonization. In addition, the tale ...
  • Editor's Introduction: First Year Writing Special Issue 

    Estes, John, 1970-; Rice, Jenny Edbauer; Callahan, Richard J., 1967-; Motavalli, Peter Parviz; Muzika, Rose-Marie, 1958-; Rice, Jeff (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-02)
    First-Year Composition at the University of Missouri—English 1000—is characterized above all by its diversity. While broad guidelines and goals underwrite what a phalanx of instructors implement in nearly 200 sections each ...