2008 Table of Contents
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.
- School Bully
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.
- Scrubbing Bubbles
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.