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A Crocodile's Touch: Tactile Communication in Humans and Crocodiles

Mackenzie Kelley takes a deeper look into a distinct biological feature of crocodiles, the ridges and bumps on their skin, and concludes that these reptiles may be more like humans than we would ever suppose.

Students Silenced: Limiting Free Speech in High School Newspapers

Mackenzie Kelley provides an intriguing analysis of the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court Decision through a case study format.

Multicultural Twitter Censorship

Emily Hudson examines Twitter's policy of micro-censorship, ultimately arguing that such a policy has helped Twitter become a multicultural, global company.

Accents and Ebonics: When the Hood Goes to College
Taylor Callwood investigates prejudices that society associates with dialects and discovers that, on first impression, college students tend to associate ebonics dialects with lower intelligence.

Diminishing Hierarchies: Mental & Physical Illnesses Put into Perspective
Rachel Knotts compares the social treatment of illnesses we can visibly see versus those we cannot, posing a provoking observation: society has created two separate views regarding the care for mental and physical illnesses.

Sing It To Win It
Jennifer Morgan explores the importance of music in political campaigns and notes that politicians who compile a campaign soundtrack that exemplifies their ideals and attracts a broad voter demographic is usuallymore successful than those who do not.

Existentialism: Its Evolution and How It Applies Today

Daniel Vieth explores the meaning of existentialism, accomplished through discussion of philosophy and modern examples, such as The Matrix.


Tommy Sheffield offers a glimpse into a day in the life of Fort Cabral, a rather unfortunate individual who experiences a very bad day.

Suppression and Appraisal: Latrinalia as Obscene Art

Tommy Sheffield creates a pervasive, cogent argument for the rhetorical significance and legitimacy of latrinalia, or bathroom graffiti, as a form of rhetorical discourse.

Intimate Partner Violence: An Epidemic

Charity O'Connor inspires education and action in this infographic that presents statistics on the prevalence of sexual assault in romantic relationships.

Casual Fridays

Charity O'Connor creates a playful, yet collegiate font suitable to titles and headings.

A Trans-Canadian Expedition

Jackie Brennan writes an original grant proposal, requesting funding to support a research expedition across the Canada wild.

Black Tie

Colleen Lentile creates a feature spread that offers sophistication in its minimalist design and its use of a black, white, and gold color theme.

Winter's Wake

Nikki Madures crafts a vivid description that transports the reader into the serenity of a snowy day. 

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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