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Graffiti: Voices on the Wall

Aimee Glover creates a video in which she examines the role graffiti plays in raising awareness of social issues and injustices.

Cultural Imperialism and Globalization in Pepsi Marketing

Justin Grandinetti explores how Pepsi's "Live for Now" campaign effectively negotiates the risks of cultural imperialism associated with globalism to create one of the most effective marketing strategies today.

Haunted, Yet Haunting: A Visual Analysis of "The Afghan Girl"

Taylor Callwood asks what makes National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry's 1985 photo of an Afghan girl in a refugee camp so unforgettable.


Kevin DiFazio explores how playing music may present the potential to hone memories and allay symptoms of diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia.

Video Game Music: A Connection Beyond the Controller

Zach Nicely discovers how video game music influences player mood and cues player responses.

The Cape House

Kelly Smith intimately shares memories of a family vacation home and reflects on how it has shaped her identity and moulded her into the woman she is today.

The Impact of Undergraduate Education on Workplace Writing: Are Students Ready to Write?

Justin Grandinetti responds to critics who argue that today's students are not prepared to write in the workplace.

Comida Colombiana

Carly Botero reminisces about the delicate foods that link her to her familial homeland, Colombia.

The Artistic Flaws of the Modern Music Industry

John Brooks questions how we should define music artistry in a culture where anyone with a computer can create music and be a successful musician.

Perfect Thought

Tommy Sheffield describes a dystopia in which education becomes sport, valuing above all else, the ability to memorize, recall, and forget.

Semiotics: Putting Theory into Practice

Rudy Barrett applies theories of semiotics to create a graphic organizer to track his daily and weekly schedule.

The Colbert Report: An Interview with Al Gore

Taylor Denecke writes, directs, and films a Colbert Report sketch in which the guest of privilege is Al Gore, who promotes his book The Assault on Reason."

Driving Through Space: An Examination of Car as Place

Marisa Seitz explores how the car that once merely transported drivers to places has evolved to claim its own sense of place, and questions whether the resulting disconnectedness will leave us numb with indifference.

My Own Kind of Faith

William Casey explores questions of faith while explaining why his choice to practice atheism.

Looking Toward the Future

The WRTC Journal is growing!

First there was e-Vision - Journal of First-Year Writing (2000 - 2012).

Then there was the Lexia Undergraduate Journal (2013 - 2017). 

What's next? That's what the WRTC 328 Practicum students will be deciding during the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Stay tuned as they explore rebranding and preparing the journal to accept submissions from students working in comparable, stand-alone writing studies programs in the U.S. Plans are underway to reopen submissions in the fall of 2018 with publication of the first issue in spring of 2019. 

Lexia Undergraduate Journal (2013 - 2017) 

The School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication launched a new journal and a new website in place of e-Vision in April 2013. Lexia was a student-run online journal that published innovative student work produced by students in The School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication. The mission was to publish a range of texts that best represent the students and faculty of WRTC, as well as the disciplines of writing, rhetoric and technical communications.

e-Vision - Journal of First-Year Writing (2000 - 2012)

In its inaugural year, e-Vision was produced by both students and members of The Writing Program faculty. A student editorial board, with nominal guidance from The Writing Program faculty, chose the eight essays published in the first issue. The careful selection process began with several meetings of the student editorial board in January of 2000, during which the board established the criteria used to evaluate and identify essays which best fulfilled expectations of excellence. The rubric, created by student editors, rated essays on the basis of their logical, thoughtful, incisive development of ideas expressed in clear, inventive, compelling voices of concern. Over the summer of 2000 and into the Spring 2001 semester, student editors read and selected from the 120 essays submitted to e-Vision by both Writing Program faculty and students involved in GWRIT 101 and 102 classes in the Spring 2000/Fall 2000 semesters.

Lexia Journals
Spring 2017 - Volume 5
Spring 2016 - Volume 4
Spring 2015 - Volume 3
Spring 2014 - Volume 2
Spring 2013 - Volume 1
2017-2018 Journal Staff

Connor Ham


Nathan Cleveland
Emma Friedman
Trudy Horsting
Samuel Jefferson
Lacie Knight
Sylvia Landis
Maryssa Mancuso
Abigail Mumma
Tabitha Sawyer
Saw Thein


Dr. Cathryn Molloy

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