1997 Pull Quotes
Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
- The Great Skater
"Sonja Heini once refused to allow Mabel to join Sonja's popular skating troup because Mabel was too gifted."
- Once More
"The threads of my childhood wove in and out of each vacation day."
- Million Man March
"They served notice that no longer will African-Americans . . .view themselves as a powerless people, but as a force to be reckoned with."
- Next Year
"I had not realized there was such a thing as a birth date deadline and could not understand why anyone would make such a stupid rule."
- A Mother's Agony
"The picture of Mrs. Smith was not easily erased from my memory."
- Freedom at Last
"Layers of my heart are razored off with every blow."
- Racism and Sexism in Advertising
". . .you can witness several young women materialize on a desert island with the male drinker after . . . he opens his can of beer."
- Lost and Found
"You feel trapped and you feel as though there is no way out of the pits of hell on earth."
- My Talking Baseball Mitt
"Shortstop is no place for manners, and Billy Martin never had to worry about that."
- The Great Hispanic Way
"The assumption must have been that his sexuality was not in need of protection or scrutiny--that was for girls only."
- Me and My Shadow
"The frisky, little black lab that leapt into my arms three years ago has become an invaluable friend to me."
- Sexism in the Military
"If men and women are forced to work separately, how can they come to a truce about working together?"
- The Silent Heart
"If you listen very carefully you can hear the silent heart of someone you love."
- A Lesson About Life
"I had a feeling deep down that he wasn't being honest about his reasons for leaving."
- Identity Crisis
"Besides this cultural conflict, Mexicans also have conflicts among themselves."
- Raindrops to Rainbows
"Wonderful phenomena occur when the sun snuggles in the gray softness of the clouds, and the streets are dotted with puddles."
- Books Aren't Only for Worms
"I still keep books, magazines, and various forms of literature in every room of my home and in my car."