Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
Table of Contents
Letter from the Editors
Rogene Reynolds pays tribute to the loving relationship of an elderly couple on Roberts Island.
My Life in the Footsteps of Technology
Shaunna Branham recalls the travails she faced as a teenager persuading her mother to invest in anything mechanical.
Mary White explores her childhood search for popularity and respect and the only avenue she found available.
The Fine Art of Procrastination
Greg Patchen discusses how one student can postpone homework until the very last minute.
Michael Kost finds himself enamored by a product claiming to leave his shower spotless.
Steven Stewart discusses how weight factors into one's personal appearance and the tendency to be judged by others.
The Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Michael Scott studies the consequences of steroids for athletes from the high school to the professional level.
Women Like Me
Rosaline Smith examines the relationship between a traditional mother and a rebellious daughter in an Edwidge Danticat short story.
Is Wal-Mart Good for Small Town America?
Ken Lambert analyzes the outcomes, both positive and negative, in a giant retailer's presence in Lodi, California.
America the Promised Land
Oskar describes the melting pot metaphor as more of a "sizzling cauldron" for immigrants who face a loss of cultural identity.
What I Believe Was Our Last Commute
Mary Guillory recounts with wry humor the highlights of family trips from Louisiana to California.
Wreck the Hall with Antique Vases
Nina Peñalosa rekindles the confusion felt when, as a four-year-old, she was accused unjustly.
Beauty is the Beast
Kellie R. Corber questions the fascination with cosmetic surgery and the price individuals have paid.
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