Writing and Rhetoric News

Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of War

For Taylor Rugg '17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hooked," Rugg recalls. The following sprin...
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Lambos '18 Talks Pokémon on ABC News

During his internship with ABC News Channel 9's morning talk show "Bridge Street" in Syracuse, N.Y., Peter Lambos '18 works with the show's guests, pitches ideas for segments, handles social media posts and assists in production, editing and online distribution. He also found himself in front of the camera this week. "Recently, the app, Pokémon GO, has gone extremely viral and has become a global...
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Beth Brophy '76 Featured on Huffington Post

Reflecting on the publication of her new novel, "Reunion," author and journalist Beth A. Brophy ’76 recently had two editorials featured in The Huffington Post. The pieces, "An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape" and “Friendship: Real, Virtual And Fictional” link Brophy’s new novel to her personal insights about the publishing process and the nature of friendships, respectiv...
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Bard of the Deal

"Well, Trump's only running for leader of the free world. I think the guy interests everyone, regardless of politics, through his sheer, unmitigated audacity," comments award-winning reporter and popular humorist Hart Seely III '74 when asked what inspired him to write his new book, "Bard of the Deal." His book is a compilation of the verbatim of U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from vari...
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Finn '16 Investigated Migrant Conditions

Teaganne Finn '16 embarked on a transformative independent study that combined social justice initiatives and investigative reporting. Mentored by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Cheryl Forbes, the independent study titled, "Children of Migrant Workers in the Finger Lakes" explored the lives of migrant workers in the region. A native of Geneva, the writing and rhetoric major had been aware of t...
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