Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
Table of Contents
Letter from the Editors
A Fading Culture
Veronica Padilla finds herself stereotyped as an American in her own family's hometown in Mexico.
My Relationship with Dad
Yushan Hu describes the complexities involved in a father-daughter relationship.
An Unfair Incident
Donna Hagen discovers how bonuses for insurance company employees can result in negligent health care.
Best Friends Forever
Tajmah Jones looks back on her life through the friendships she shared with the women in her bridal party.
The Trip Down the Road of a Life-Threatening Illness
Tajmah Jones discusses the effects of her son's leukemia on her entire family.
A Lesson Learned
Tina Svetlana Gomez decides to run away from her grandparents in the Philippines.
The Quest for Awareness
Thu Phan proposes educating instructors on how to become more aware and more understanding of students with disabilities.
Cell Phones at Public Events
Jacqui FitzGerald researches the growing annoyance of a public disturbance.
The Misunderstood Femme Fatale
Brian Musich offers an analysis of male and female characters in two poems by John Keats and Heinrich Heine.
~Goddess~ World Healer
Nola Pierce expresses the need to honor the values of nurturing and harmony over confrontation and conflict.
"I'll Always Love You, Mommy"
Jessica Pittman recalls an emotional family episode triggered by suspicions of an eating disorder.
A Dishonest Society
Jasmine Poscablo analyzes how children learn to accept cheating and dishonesty.
America's not Heaven, but It's the Closest Thing on Earth!!
A U.S. Marine reveals the reality of a war scene in Somalia in 1992.
The Big Root Beer Float in the Sky
Becky Weeden recreates the confusion of a young girl's hospital visit to her grandfather's bedside.
Cary Faruggia finds similarities in family roles and circus performers.
About the Authors