2012 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2012
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- A Moment Most Sad
John Hawkins reflects on his saddest memory and how it has changed his outlook on life.
Dennis Zevely speaks of being bogged down, lost without ambition, waiting for change to arrive.
- Hamlet: Anti-Hero
TyaCamellia Allred lays out the particulars that prove Hamlet to be far from the heroic figure so commonly believed.
- Ice Cream Cone
Juan Pimentel describes the childhood days when he was forced into a life as an outcast.
- Parent and Child Communication
Amanda Tamayo advises parents on how to refrain from passing on unattractive behavior patterns.
- Sister to Sister
Taylor Stuart, in a personal letter, celebrates her sister's attributes and offers kind words of caution.
- The Invidious Nature of Competition
Donald Kovis argues that the excesses of competition trigger more negative human behavior than positive.
- The Little Girl Once Called Faith
Cara Rapphun searches for a missing mother and for answers to questions about her personal identity.
- The Peripheral Canal: What It Means for the Delta
Tamara Piazza discusses water rights, levee failures, and exporting water to Southern California through a controversial water project.
- The Tenth Muse
Maximiliano Canales analyzes a Sor Juana poem from the 1600s criticizing irrational and hypocritical male behavior.
- What's So Beautiful About It?
Evangelina Lomas grows into the given name that causes struggles through her childhood.