2007 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2007
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- The Trick
Paula Cordova relates the circumstances and consequences of a long-troublesome childhood prank.
- Hop on the Horse
Nina Peñalosa observes the similarities found when viewing life as a ride on a carousel.
- Education in India
Ranvir Singh Khatkar points out the advantages of a disciplined, no-nonsense educational system.
- My English Professor
Latricia Tyson explains how she has found inspiration through her role model: Professor Mark Slakey.
- Miles To Go Before He Slept: The Life and Works of Robert Frost
Kevan J. Riley discusses the subtle language and the complex use of symbols in Robert Frost's poetry.
- The Shades in Between
Lois Steele describes her growing awareness of her bisexuality and the relationships leading to it.
- Conformity in the Quest for Popularity
Chad Whiteley analyzes the psychology behind group dynamics and enforced ostracism.
- Prejudice and Pride
Susan Siders shares the story of how an abusive relationship caused her to purposefully alter her physical appearance.
- My Admirable Grandpa Grigory
Elena Carlsson recalls her grandfather's loving friendship, his wise advice, and his deep love of family.
- We Were Soldiers
Colby Yeager recounts the emotional experience of watching a Vietnam War movie in the presence of a military veteran.
- Why Emus Don't Make Good House Pets
Derek Spencer narrates the harrowing tale of meeting an overly aggressive house pet.
Laura Lee Carpenter describes the events leading from her life on the streets to Delta College, and the police officer who changed her life.
- Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain)
Nicholas C. Ridino reviews Thomas Mann's influential novel, set in a sanatorium in the years before World War I.
- The Bipolar Child: How the Illness Affects the Family
Sherrie Worrell tells the story of her niece's bipolar diagnosis.