2003 Pull Quotes
Delta Winds: A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College
- A Fading Culture
My Abuelita was the first person to innocently surprise me with Chicano stereotypes.
- My Relationship with Dad
There is an old Chinese saying: "A tiger-like father will never have a dog-like son."
- An Unfair Incident
It is very difficult for me to comprehend how dehumanizing this whole healthcare system has become.
- Best Friends Forever
Any member had to be approved by us, with a fee of a dollar.
- The Trip Down the Road of a Life-Threatening Illness
Once my son's doctor spoke to us about what caring for a child with Leukemia would entail, I realized I could not keep my two part-time jobs.
- A Lesson Learned
With a snap of a finger, I become a rebel.
- The Quest for Awareness
However, some instructors perceive that students with a disability are deceitful, threatening, incompetent, or burdensome.
- Cell Phones at Public Events
The mayor of San Diego's phone was ringing while she gave a news conference asking the public to stop using cell phones at inappropriate times in public.
- The Misunderstood Femme Fatale
The poems "La Belle Dame sans Merci" by John Keats and "The Loreley" by Heinrich Heine share the male view of the female seductress.
- ~Goddess~ World Healer
There is a gap in the collective human experience, which is reflected in our inability to move from a war-like to a nurturing mentality, in our systematic destruction of the earth.
- "I'll Always Love You, Mommy"
She took about an hour to slurp up her meager bowl of soup, but before she could finish it I interrupted.
- A Dishonest Society
So some children, driven by good intentions, cheat their way through a major test, perhaps, because they just don't feel like putting all that effort into actually studying.
- America's not Heaven, but It's the Closest Thing on Earth!!
I remember my friends and I sitting in the worst place we had ever been, wondering how long before the cheering and applause would be replaced by bullets and bloodshed.
- The Big Root Beer Float in the Sky
Grandpa smiled meekly, and motioned for me to come to him.
- A Circus
Next in line we find the family lion tamer, juggler, and head clown, otherwise known as Grandpa Chuck.