2009 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2009
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- It Hurt Me To Be Beautiful
Lee Britton remembers her days as a young teenager, caught up in physical appearance and drawn to reckless behavior.
- Life With Henry
Michelle Andreetta seeks reconciliation with the overbearing influence of her father's conflicting personality.
- Mr. Reynolds' Opus
George Greaves recognizes the positive influence of an unusually gifted teacher.
- My Magical Garden
Heather James leads a tour of her cherished garden, complete with fragrant herbs and winding pathways.
- Television--The Breakthrough Invention
Matt Fernandes argues in favor of television as a positive force in American society.
- The Illusion of Science
Sherry Connell delves into an in-depth analysis of Dorothy Nelkin's "The Scientific Mystique."
- The New Kid: The Karate Kid
Mitch Heinze dreads another day as the new kid in the school but finds acceptance arrives without warning.
- A Battle Worth Fighting: Gender Inequality
Paula Thomson focuses on three writers whose voices speak of the oppression and discrimination against women.
- A Chain of Events
Nisa Shinagawa finds her high school dreams drifting away as her integrity is called into question.
- Before the Wall Came Tumbling Down
Layne Silva recalls his experiences at Check Point Charlie during the height of the Cold War.
- Lighting My Candle
Anthony Tuttle learns the value of community service through volunteer work in New Orleans.
- The Porcelain Guardian
Christina Damasco reflects on the value and hidden memories found in family possessions.
- Awake in the Dream
Hannah Volbrecht expounds on the lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King as realized in modern society.
- Dancin' wit' My Momma
Bella Quintanilla relives her childhood experiences in anticipation of a celebration of life.