The Contributors:

Tom Breihan, 2002, from Baltimore, MD, is an English and Textual Studies major. He has been published in the Baltimore City Paper and the Daily Orange. He’s a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the music director at WERW, a book critic for Daily Orange, and a DJ at the Renegade Pop Riot club night. He likes to eat, breathe, sleep, brush his teeth, and play dodgeball. He wrote his piece for Anne Fitzsimmons’ Writing 422: Studies in Creative Nonfiction.

Leyla Reeder El Bouhali, 2005, from Bedford, NY, is a French Language, Literature, and Culture major. A Dean Scholar at Syracuse University, she received the Westchester Concert Association scholarship and the Fox Lane High School Music Award. She was also honored by the Vassar College Alumnae Association with their annual Book Award and was awarded for her entry to the Bni Brith Association’s Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship Contest. She is an Alpha Phi sister and a member of the the Hendricks Chapel Choir. She lifeguarded at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital for three summers, served as an intern specializing in pediatric and adolescent treatment, and is interested in clinical psychology. She loves music, singing, and playing the flute and the sax. She wrote her essay for Mike O’Connor’s Writing 105 class.
Michael Aaron Gallagher, 2002, from Rochester, NY, majors in Management. He attended Manlius Pebble Hill School on a James E. Crosby Scholarship. In 1997, he graduated from the SUNY Health Science Center’s Mini Medical School Program and was a participant in the World Scholar-Athlete Games. In the summer of 1998, he studied with scientists in Oracle, Arizona, at the Biosphere 2 Center in Columbia University’s Earth Systems Field School. In 1999, he participated in the Inaugural United States Scholar-Athlete Games hosted by the Institute for International Sport in Newport, Rhode Island. He began writing his first book of poetry, Worn-Out Cinema, in 1998 and completed it in 2002. He wrote his essay for Louise Phelps’ Writing 307: Technical Writing class.
Joshua Lax, 2005, is from East Brunswick, New Jersey. His writing has appeared on, and The Home News Tribune. He won a Founder’s Scholarship and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He enjoys reading and movies. He wrote his research essay for Vivian Rice’s Writing 105 class.
Casey Elizabeth Lynn, 2005, from Baltimore, MD, majors in Photography. She enjoys guitar and plays on the Syracuse Women’s Rugby team. She wrote her artifact essay for Marjorie Ledden’s Writing 105 class.
Rachel Neuman, 2005, from East Brunswick, New Jersey, is a Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology and Audiology) major and Psychology minor. She is a member of Hillel and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a recipient of a Chancellor’s Scholarship from Syracuse University, and a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma. She loves books and playing tennis, and is looking forward to this summer when she again will be a tennis instructor and have plenty of spare time to read. She wrote her essay for Joddy Murray’s Writing 105 class.

Christyna Ellen Ogonis, 2005, from Westfield, MA, majors in Television, Radio, and Film and expects to minor in Spanish. She previously has written for her high school newspaper. Her awards include a dean’s scholarship from Syracuse University and a Citizens’ Foundation Scholarship of Westfield. She is a member of the National Honor Society (Westfield Chapter) and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Her interests include music, singing, acting, theater, and playing trumpet, and she can be heard on the morning show of WJPZ (Z89) – the student-run radio station on the SU campus – as a News Cast Reporter. She wrote her essay for Molly Voorheis’ Writing 105 class.
Sima Patel, 2005, from Lathan, NY, is currently undecided as to a major. She likes to play basketball. She wrote her essay for Scott Love’s Writing 105 class.
Victoria Perez, 2004, from Waterbury, CT, is a Policy Studies and Political Science dual major. She receives a Founder’s Scholarship from Syracuse University and is a Gates Millennium Scholar. Her interests include working with children (back home, she works as a YMCA camp counselor), running, and music. She wrote her essay for Catherine Smith’s Writing 407: Writing Public Policy.
Jennie Salomon, 2003, from Rockville, MD, majors in Policy Studies and minors in Consumer Studies. She wrote her piece for Catherine Smith’s WRT 407: Writing
Public Policy.
Jocelyn L. Smith 2005, from Medina, NY, is a Public Relations and International Relations Dual-Major. She previously has been published in Country Folks. Her scholarships and awards include a Chancellor’s Scholarship, a Syracuse Grant, a scholarship from the Buffalo Foundation, a NAPA Auto Parts/FFA Scholarship, a J. Berry Bland Scholarship, an Elks Scholarship, and a Wal-Mart Scholarship. She loves literature and the outdoors and participates in the Syracuse University Outing Club, SU/ESF Habitat for Humanity, FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America), and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She wrote her essay for Molly Voorheis’ Writing 105.
Kristin Smith 2002, from East Meadow, NY, majors in Psychology and minors in Creative Writing. She is a mermber of the Psychology Club, a Student Ambassador, a Peer Tutor, and a Copy editor for Onondagan Yearbook. Her interests include website design, reading, creative writing, and taking long walks beneath full moons. She wrote her piece for Bruce Pegg’s Writing 331: Peer Writing Consulting Class.

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