2008 Table of Contents

Delta Winds cover 2008Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College


Table of Contents

  • Letter from the Editors
  • Devotion
    Rogene Reynolds pays tribute to the loving relationship of an elderly couple on Roberts Island.
  • My Life in the Footsteps of Technology
    Shaunna Branham recalls the travails she faced as a teenager persuading her mother to invest in anything mechanical.
  • School Bully
    Mary White explores her childhood search for popularity and respect and the only avenue she found available.
  • The Fine Art of Procrastination
    Greg Patchen discusses how one student can postpone homework until the very last minute.
  • Scrubbing Bubbles
    Michael Kost finds himself enamored by a product claiming to leave his shower spotless.
  • Taboo
    Steven Stewart discusses how weight factors into one's personal appearance and the tendency to be judged by others.
  • The Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs
    Michael Scott studies the consequences of steroids for athletes from the high school to the professional level.
  • Women Like Me
    Rosaline Smith examines the relationship between a traditional mother and a rebellious daughter in an Edwidge Danticat short story.
  • Is Wal-Mart Good for Small Town America?
    Ken Lambert analyzes the outcomes, both positive and negative, in a giant retailer's presence in Lodi, California.
  • America the Promised Land
    Oskar describes the melting pot metaphor as more of a "sizzling cauldron" for immigrants who face a loss of cultural identity.
  • What I Believe Was Our Last Commute
    Mary Guillory recounts with wry humor the highlights of family trips from Louisiana to California.
  • Wreck the Hall with Antique Vases
    Nina Peñalosa rekindles the confusion felt when, as a four-year-old, she was accused unjustly.
  • Beauty is the Beast
    Kellie R. Corber questions the fascination with cosmetic surgery and the price individuals have paid.