2005 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2005
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- Breaking Stereotypes Through Music
Brian Smith Newlin discusses contemporary musical artists celebrating women's rights through songs.
Marianne Jarnagan finds solace by keeping a reminder of her family dog and remembering the lessons learned.
- 'Cuz My Mommy Said So
Rae Ann Tourville-Nelson discovers contradictory perspectives in her research on the role of toys in the development of children.
- Dying a "Good Death"
Mitzi Genegabuas combines her research on physician-assisted suicide with her own experiences.
Rachelle Valenzuela pays tribute to her fondly remembered grandmother in this captivating sketch.
- "Little Sister Born in This Land"
Debbie Diaz offers an insightful critique on the figures and messages found in a poem by Elías Miguel Muñoz.
Sophana Uy reflects on the traumatic effects of isolation in a foreign land, surrounded by unfamiliar people.
- Macho Man--An In-depth Analysis of the Prejudices of Disability
Bryan Tortolani relates his daily experiences through his eyes and the eyes of those who misjudge him.
- My Most Prized Possession: An In-depth Analysis of Materialism
Bryan Tortolani remembers an unusual gift and the significance it holds for him.
- The Opportunity to Learn
Hannah Abramson comments on home schooling and on the importance of allowing students a choice in order to build a base of knowledge.
- The Story of the Mug
Gary Dean Wood tells how his life and the lives of a Vietnam vet and the soldier's father intertwined one day.
- Take Off the Distorted Lenses: A Discovery of Stereotyping the Wealthy Businessmen in China
Bixian Liao analyzes her own difficulty of ignoring an overgeneralization due to her personal beliefs and experiences.
- The Tattoo and Piercing Festival, or Making New Friends
Amy Powell recalls with wry humor her experience trying to fit in with coworkers at a tattoo party.
- The Twin Towers
Nicholas Zeiher compares the varied perspectives of the Twin Towers before and after their destruction.