2014 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2014
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- You Can't Go Home Again
Chad Hammerback eulogizes a place he knows well, his hometown in a long ago corner of South Dakota.
- The Mists of Éire
Caitlin McDougall seeks a sacred place and finds one climbing to a mountaintop in Ireland.
Mohammad Afghani describes his first week in his parents' homeland, Afghanistan, and the effect it has had on him.
- Logging Off
Valerie Garcia analyzes the connection between social media and dysfunctional family relationships in the film Disconnect.
- Closeted Girl Gamers: An Analysis of Sex Prejudice in Online Video Gaming
Michelle Livingstone discusses how females adapt in the male-dominated world of the gaming community.
- My Husband Listens to Rap Music
Soumaly Faiivae's eye-opening experience helps her get past her initial perception of rap music.
- America: The World's Greatest Fire Sale
Stefany Ensor questions Americans' fascination with the pursuit of much, much more.
- Separation and Resolve
Stormie Stocke, with the strength of friendship, finds the courage to leave a hurtful relationship.
- The Value of a Degree
Joanne Minasi, using personal work experience, answers the question "Is a college degree worth it?"
- Selling to the Public: Thoughts on Advertising Political Agendas
Luke Flaig-Brummett evaluates our government's recent emphasis on intelligence gathering.
- Bluffing Harry
Laura Hull draws a conclusion about Shakespeare's King Henry V and his threats to the French.
- So Enid and Dorothy from West Covina Can Hear You
Caitlin McDougall focuses on the emotional experiences of an actor by comparing the theater to the film industry.
Deanna Ceja finds her own life tied to characters from works by Naguib Mahfouz and Sarah Orne Jewett.