Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
The Great Skater
"Sonja Heini once refused to allow Mabel to join Sonja's popular skating troup because Mabel was too gifted."
"The threads of my childhood wove in and out of each vacation day."
Million Man March
"They served notice that no longer will African-Americans . . .view themselves as a powerless people, but as a force to be reckoned with."
"I had not realized there was such a thing as a birth date deadline and could not understand why anyone would make such a stupid rule."
A Mother's Agony
"The picture of Mrs. Smith was not easily erased from my memory."
Freedom at Last
"Layers of my heart are razored off with every blow."
Racism and Sexism in Advertising
". . .you can witness several young women materialize on a desert island with the male drinker after . . . he opens his can of beer."
Lost and Found
"You feel trapped and you feel as though there is no way out of the pits of hell on earth."
My Talking Baseball Mitt
"Shortstop is no place for manners, and Billy Martin never had to worry about that."
The Great Hispanic Way
"The assumption must have been that his sexuality was not in need of protection or scrutiny--that was for girls only."
Me and My Shadow
"The frisky, little black lab that leapt into my arms three years ago has become an invaluable friend to me."
Sexism in the Military
"If men and women are forced to work separately, how can they come to a truce about working together?"
The Silent Heart
"If you listen very carefully you can hear the silent heart of someone you love."
A Lesson About Life
"I had a feeling deep down that he wasn't being honest about his reasons for leaving."
"Besides this cultural conflict, Mexicans also have conflicts among themselves."
Raindrops to Rainbows
"Wonderful phenomena occur when the sun snuggles in the gray softness of the clouds, and the streets are dotted with puddles."
Books Aren't Only for Worms
"I still keep books, magazines, and various forms of literature in every room of my home and in my car."
About the Authors
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