If you scroll down, you will find all of the recent posts regardless of topic. If you would like only General Writing or a Spotlight Topic (Narratives of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and 2020 Graduation & Beyond), please use the navigation bar on the top left. We hope you enjoy the blog!
Part II: The Adventures of Valery Callaghan By, Shay Maniscalco Valery rode the farmer’s cart along the path out of town. She watched the sparkling lake in the distance as she glided down the familiar stone streets of her tiny, fishing town. It was the same as always; the market stands selling fresh fish and […]
By, Britney Nam
A personal narrative on a daughter’s experience living with two COVID-19 positive parents.
By Dr. Rita Nezami I teach in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University. On my first day of class in Fall 2008, she walked into the classroom, a frail-looking girl with tinkling anklets. Her eyes shone with intelligence and energy, yet, I sensed she was in pain. Soon enough, she proved […]
By, Gabby Knab 2020 has been a tumultuous year globally. To add more salt to the wound, it’s an election year for America, and the stakes have seemingly never been higher. Like millions of young voters, this is the first presidential election that I am eligible to cast a ballot. This momentous occasion has been […]
By, Shay Maniscalco
Part 1: The Adventures of Valery Callaghan
Valery Callaghan sat by the bar, watching the two customers sitting in the old inn where she worked. They were at one of many tables by the window on the far wall near the grand, oak front entrance. . .
By, Melissa Brooks
She recognized nothing in any direction. Where am I? How did I get here?
Welcome! RhetComp is a student-run blog, hosted by the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, that highlights student writing. On this page, you will find the most recent pieces that have been written by our staff or through general submissions!
The spring semester of 2020 was like no other at Stony Brook. It started out as normal, even though in January and February there were a growing number of reports on the news about COVID-19. In March, things started changing on campus. From the first emails about social distancing to the abrupt switch to online […]
Say their name . . . If saying their name could bring them back, I would say it with every breath I take. But it won’t. I can only say their names in the hope that others will understand that a life was lost. Ahmaud Aubrey. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. . . If I wrote […]