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Intertext is a publication showcasing the best undergraduate writing from Syracuse University's Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition. It exemplifies the power of writing and collaboration to inform and inspire.

The Louise Wetherbee Phelps Award recognizes excellence in writing in the Writing Program’s courses. Submissions are evaluated on depth, complexity, technical control, emotional and intellectual appeal, and how well they reflect the goals of the department.

The 2017 winners are “Lighthouse” by Cameron Vazquez and “Moving Across Spaces” by Hasmik Djoulakian.

 

EDITORS

Jessica Bowden

Alice Chen

Sarah Crawford

Anuradha Desai

Doris Dorval

Kathryn Kawasoe

Ibi Lagundoye

Brandon Mixson

Destiny Reyes

Vanessa Rojas-Castillo

Sakura Tomizawa

Molly Velázquez-Brown

Abigail Welles

Rachel Young



FACULTY ADVISOR

Patrick W. Berry


 

Intertext 2017
 

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INTRODUCTION
Molly Velázquez-Brown,
Ibi Lagundoye, and Doris Dorval

CONTRIBUTORS

SECTION INTRO: ANGLES
Kathryn Kawasoe, Brandon Mixson,
Sakura Tomizawa, and Abigail Welles

“Okay, Sorry,” with Dr. L’Pree
Julie Hikari Mebane
Written for WRT 114

Speak Out for Gender Neutrality in the English Language
Richelle Gewertz
Written for WRT 440

The Scientist: Hero or Villain?
Charlotte Oestrich
Written for WRT 426

Scientific Racism: The Exploitation
of African Americans
Aqilah Elshabazz-Palmer
Written for WRT 205

Ignore Me: A Letter to the Public About
Service Dog Etiquette
Ginger Star Peterman
Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group

SECTION INTRO: FIGHTING FOR HOPE
Jessica Bowden, Destiny Reyes,
and Vanessa Rojas-Castillo

The Courage to Speak
Casey Burke
Written for WRT 205

Tip Jar Girl
Valerie Torres
Written for WRT 114


 

Lighthouse
Cameron Vazquez
Written for WRT 114

A Letter to E
Zoey Leigh Woldman
Written for WRT 422

SECTION INTRO:
VIRALITY & BELONGING
Alice Chen, Sarah Crawford,
Anuradha Desai, and Rachel Young

Virality & Consumption
Zach Barlow
Written for WRT 426

A String of Saliva: A series of poor choices resulting in mono, a trip to the hospital,
and an attempt to determine how the hell this happened
Ashley Kasha
Written for HNR 340

Rage Quit
Robert Marcuson
Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group

Don’t Forget Where You Belong:
How I Found Myself Through One Direction
Rafy Evans
Written for WRT 422

Moving Across Spaces
Hasmik Djoulakian
Written for HNR 340

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