2013 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2013
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- Finding Jeff
Robyn Puskaric finds herself obtaining entrance into the life of a parent immersed in raising an autistic child.
- Bullying Law Proposal--Mandatory Counseling/Family Counseling
Adrianne Silver argues in favor of standardized, mandatory action to address the destructive behavior of bullying in schools.
- À la recherche de soi
Rebecca Taylor seeks a means of expression to span all time, to cross all boundaries, to capture her spirit.
- The Pale Hand That Holds My Heart
Kelly-Ray Morriston provides an insider's view on health care professionals working with the elderly in nursing homes.
- Surviving My Childhood
Angelica Lopez depicts some of the hardships she faced being raised by an unstable mother drawn to abusive relationships.
- A New View of the Ocean
Morgan Millunzi-Lasater recalls a day her instincts took over when a child's life was on the line.
- Can We Truly Know Who We Are? (A Soldier's Perspective)
Chad Hammerback reflects on how an experience in combat shed some light on his search for "the truth of who we are."
- Every Fifteen Minutes
Julius Durham discusses the effects of participating in a drunk-driving prevention program as a high school student.
- Inward Turmoil, Outward Expression: Overcoming the Dark Night of the Soul, or Not!
Barbara Armstrong tracks the tough guy mentality to its core-insecurities based on father/son issues and a fear of physical weakness.
- The Sound of War
James Wilson focuses on the disturbing soundtrack used in The Hurt Locker and the overall effect on the viewer.
- The Summer of My Almost First Kiss
Ilona Rydel returns to a time of innocence and exploration and a turning point in childhood friendship.
- For All, Not For The Few
Vanessa Rodriguez disagrees with recent changes in priority registration for community college students.
- Leaving Alabama
Cara Rappuhn is forced to leave her beloved roots only to find challenges, which lead to a surprising outco