Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
Table of Contents
Letter from the Editors
Cassandra J. Eastham discusses the need for child support services and explains the procedures involved in collecting support.
A Hard Act to Follow
Karrie L. Bennett narrates the short but accomplished life of her father, a nuclear physicist at Lawrence Livermore Lab.
Growing Up With Lies
Katie Williams shares episodes of a child raised by an unreliable parental figure.
The Burden of Being Black
George Austin explores language and the underlying connections involved with word connotations, race, perception, power, and prejudice.
My Technologically Challenged Life
Monica Wunderlich describes a life lacking the influence of the latest technology.
L. Hoag questions why so many people in his life pressure him to get a haircut.
Lorrie Condon heeds a mother's warning not a moment too soon.
Prescription Drug Ads: Too Much Information?
Bryan Tortolani criticizes pharmaceutical companies for pushing drugs through television advertisements.
The Day I Died
Daniel Maychen returns to his childhood memory of the tragic loss of a family member.
The All-American Prospect
Samuel S. Barbano compares the views held by Henry Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin on extravagance and industry.
The Best Thing
Angela Quinones relates the events in her life that led her away from and back to her chosen path and place.
The Death Penalty: Society's Injustice System
Alisha Ott argues against capital punishment on moral, practical, and economic grounds.
King of the Road
L. Hoag relishes his independence on an open, isolated road as he watches the invading construction crews.
What Did You Say?
Lorrie Condon expresses the frustrations of learning the complexities of American slang.
About the Authors