2003 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2003
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- A Fading Culture
Veronica Padilla finds herself stereotyped as an American in her own family's hometown in Mexico.
- My Relationship with Dad
Yushan Hu describes the complexities involved in a father-daughter relationship.
- An Unfair Incident
Donna Hagen discovers how bonuses for insurance company employees can result in negligent health care.
- Best Friends Forever
Tajmah Jones looks back on her life through the friendships she shared with the women in her bridal party.
- The Trip Down the Road of a Life-Threatening Illness
Tajmah Jones discusses the effects of her son's leukemia on her entire family.
- A Lesson Learned
Tina Svetlana Gomez decides to run away from her grandparents in the Philippines.
- The Quest for Awareness
Thu Phan proposes educating instructors on how to become more aware and more understanding of students with disabilities.
- Cell Phones at Public Events
Jacqui FitzGerald researches the growing annoyance of a public disturbance.
- The Misunderstood Femme Fatale
Brian Musich offers an analysis of male and female characters in two poems by John Keats and Heinrich Heine.
- ~Goddess~ World Healer
Nola Pierce expresses the need to honor the values of nurturing and harmony over confrontation and conflict.
- "I'll Always Love You, Mommy"
Jessica Pittman recalls an emotional family episode triggered by suspicions of an eating disorder.
- A Dishonest Society
Jasmine Poscablo analyzes how children learn to accept cheating and dishonesty.
- America's not Heaven, but It's the Closest Thing on Earth!!
A U.S. Marine reveals the reality of a war scene in Somalia in 1992.
- The Big Root Beer Float in the Sky
Becky Weeden recreates the confusion of a young girl's hospital visit to her grandfather's bedside.
- A Circus
Cary Faruggia finds similarities in family roles and circus performers.