The Contributors:

E.S. Brath, 2002, from Somerville, New Jersey, has published in the Dartmouth Torch at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and was editor of the San Franciso Art Institute Philistine. Her interests include bicycling (US Cycling Federation), running, traveling, and art. She wrote her literacy snapshot for Chris Madden's University College WRT 105 class.

Caroline J. Chen, 2002, is a student in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She is from Fayetteville, New York. She currently writes for The Daily Orange and is pledging Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She also loves art. She wrote her essay originally for Jonna Gilfus's WRT 109.

Brendan Dabkowki, 2000, from Lockport, New York is a dual major in English & Textual Studies and Magazine Journalism. He currently writes for The Syracuse NewTimes and edits the magazine Not In My Backyard! He has also worked for The Daily Orange, Orange Source, and Buffalo Beats. His interests include participating in intramural sports, singing in the Men's Glee Club, and occasionally writing poetry. His research essay was written for Bobbi Kirby-Werner's Peer Consultant class, WRT 331.

Joy Davia, 2001, from Cranston, Rhode Island, studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. She currently writes for the Warwick Beacon and The Daily Orange. She is a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society and won a New England Press Association award. Her interests include reading, creative writing, and exercising. Her award winning self-reflective narrative was written for Steve Thorley's 305 class in London.

J. Elston, 2000, is from Boston, Massachusetts, and studies in the College of Human Development. His interests include traveling, spending time outdoors, and playing sports. He wrote his piece originally for Steve Thorley's WRT 305 class in London.

Amber Kruth, 2001, is majoring in English & Textual Studies, concentrating in Creative Writing, and is from Tully, New York. Her writings are published in anthologies of The National Library of Poetry. Currently she is a publication intern at Meals on Wheels. For relaxation she enjoys travelling, writing and athletics. She wrote her traveling narrative for Amanda Brown's 305 class.

Paul Lawson, 2003, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, majors in Biology and Philosophy. He is also pursuing a minor in Latin. His hobbies include skateboarding, and listening to jazz music. He wrote his award winning ethnography for Dena Mandel's 105 class.

Kristy Powell, 2001, is a student at Santa Clara University and wrote her essay as part of a study abroad program through Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad. She is from San Jose, California and has previously published pieces entitled, "Kitchen Day Smoke," and "The Odious Light on Checkers Avenue." Her hobbies include playing the piano, writing, going to the beach and mountains, and cooking. She wrote her memoir during her semester as a London DIPA student in Steve Thorley's WRT 305.

Rachel Shusman, 2003, from Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is a student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Previously she edited her high school yearbook, and has won numerous local and national art awards. She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and enjoys drawing, watercolors, and ice skating. She wrote her literacy essay for Marjorie Ledden's 105 class.

Sarah Smith, 2000, is a English & Textual Studies and Policy Studies major from Hilton, New York. She has worked on several children's literacy initiatives, and currently works at the S.U. Daycare facility. She work this essay originally for Donna Marsh's 305 class.

Jason Stefanik, 2001, from Cleveland, Ohio, is a dual major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and the School of Management. He currently works for Orange Source, and is the art designer for First Year Players. He is also a member of the SU Business Club, and the SU Advertising Club. His interests include illustrating, writing, and theatre. This discourse community focused paper was written for Henry Jankiewicz's 209 class.

Caitlin Marie Wege, 2003, a student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, is from Brookline, Massachusetts. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and enjoys snowboarding, writing, dancing, and drawing. This is her first time being published, and one day she hopes to write her own children's literature. She wrote her intellectual narrative for Marjorie Ledden's 105 class.

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