Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
"Two years had passed and all I had to show for it was an additional twenty pounds and a receipt for two busted windshields."
The Real Root of All Evil? Overpopulation!
"Mankind has a responsibility to the planet, our own species and to other life forms to limit reproduction."
"Do You Have A License to Bear Children?"
"I freak out every time I observe a pubescent female with a cigarette dangling from the corner of her mouth, while her belly incubates a life."
Life's Little Freebies
"I bent down and gave him a kiss on the nose and thanked him for the beautiful flower."
"I could just sink down and sort of melt into the sand."
"Last week's mayhem becomes only a distant anecdote."
"It seems unfair for children to grow up in a country where half of all children will experience divorce in their families before they reach the age of eighteen."
The Great Escape
"There he goes, my husband's pride and joy, with his big rump swaying side to side."
A Poor Neighborhood
"Undernourished dogs, skin stretched across their protruding ribs, roamed the town for scraps of food to eat."
Bell's Diablo Rogue
"Tears threatened as I gazed at this incredibly beautiful creature standing before me."
A Breath-Taking View
". . . on a crystal clear day you can see the Golden Gate and Mt. Tamalpias from on top of this perch--provided you are willing to expend a little energy to get there."
On Toon Patrol
"Is the TV an electronic babysitter, or a dysfunctional teacher?"
"I had to show them not to be scared of going to a new school with a new and different language."
One for the Top, Please
"She moved her fingers with fluid motion, like those people who roll coins over the tops of their fingers."
An Evening With My Father
". . . my father found a voice from within his quiet soul, a voice that surprised us both."
I Can See the Rainbow
"The Internet will steal most of America's time."
About the Authors
Table of Contents