2004 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2004
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- Forgotten Children
Cassandra J. Eastham discusses the need for child support services and explains the procedures involved in collecting support.
- A Hard Act to Follow
Karrie L. Bennett narrates the short but accomplished life of her father, a nuclear physicist at Lawrence Livermore Lab.
- Growing Up With Lies
Katie Williams shares episodes of a child raised by an unreliable parental figure.
- The Burden of Being Black
George Austin explores language and the underlying connections involved with word connotations, race, perception, power, and prejudice.
- My Technologically Challenged Life
Monica Wunderlich describes a life lacking the influence of the latest technology.
L. Hoag questions why so many people in his life pressure him to get a haircut.
- Parental Advisory
Lorrie Condon heeds a mother's warning not a moment too soon.
- Prescription Drug Ads: Too Much Information?
Bryan Tortolani criticizes pharmaceutical companies for pushing drugs through television advertisements.
- The Day I Died
Daniel Maychen returns to his childhood memory of the tragic loss of a family member.
- The All-American Prospect
Samuel S. Barbano compares the views held by Henry Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin on extravagance and industry.
- The Best Thing
Angela Quinones relates the events in her life that led her away from and back to her chosen path and place.
- The Death Penalty: Society's Injustice System
Alisha Ott argues against capital punishment on moral, practical, and economic grounds.
- King of the Road
L. Hoag relishes his independence on an open, isolated road as he watches the invading construction crews.
- What Did You Say?
Lorrie Condon expresses the frustrations of learning the complexities of American slang.