Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
- Finding Jeff
. . . although we talked with Jeff, our attention, my attention, was on Joey; all eyes on the Autistic Child.
- Bullying Law Proposal--Mandatory Counseling/Family Counseling
Many teachers have the opinion that teasing and taunting is just "kids being kids" and that nothing needs to be done.
- À la recherche de soi
My writing reflects my desire to be a student of the universe . . . to be a juicy Sun Crest peach rather than a cardboard hybrid variety.
- The Pale Hand That Holds My Heart
What I walked into was a gas chamber that reeked so horribly of ammonia from urine that my lungs literally tried to close.
- Surviving My Childhood
I don't like being pitied because the struggles I faced are what made me who I am today.
- A New View of the Ocean
Did someone just leave a three- or four-year-old to play in the ocean by himself?
- Can We Truly Know Who We Are? (A Soldier's Perspective)
Uncle Sam had trained me to kill, but I was not a killer.
- Every Fifteen Minutes
They were kids just like me, they partied just like me, and I could have died or been in jail just like them.
- Inward Turmoil, Outward Expression: Overcoming The Dark Night of the Soul, or Not!
The test of a healthy psyche is determined by the cleanness of a man's soul.
- The Sound of War
In its action scenes The Hurt Locker's soundtrack takes us into the "kill zone" with Sgt. James by putting us right inside his special protective suit.
- The Summer of My Almost First Kiss
She had never done this to me before, shooing me away like an annoying fly.
- For All, Not For The Few
Lastly, the biggest reason I disagree with the new registration priority is it would change the essence of what a community college is.
- Leaving Alabama
My beloved pecan trees were replaced by palms, my giant hurricanes by devouring earthquakes.