2016 Delta Winds
A Magazine of Student Essays
A Publication of San Joaquin Delta College 2016
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editors
- "You Don't Know How Good You've Got It, Kid"
Kayla King pays tribute to the woman who, despite many challenges, provided her a comfortable childhood.
- Selma: We Can't Wait
Nicholas Chellsen summarizes the events depicted in the film Selma and comments on the racial inequalities evident today.
- The Dehumanization of War
Sabrina Sanchez compares scenes from the film Fury to the eyewitness accounts she heard from World War II veterans.
- That Fool's Gold
Breanna Hildebrand finds that in Shakespeare's plays, fools speak truths and can criticize without reproach.
- Is Violence a Choice?
April Cox describes a physically abusive household and the woman who chose to ignore her conscience.
- Forever Alone (On Purpose)
Kayla King chooses a life of art and adventure over marriage and motherhood and supports her decision through research.
- I Get It from My Dad
Kayla Holdaway shares a stubborn streak with her father-the man who raised her and taught her through example.
- There's an App for That: How Gordon Allport's Concepts of In-Groups Apply to Facebook Friendships
Nicholas Chellsen applies the findings from a 1954 essay to the behavior prevalent in social media.
- Forest and Daniel
Khalid Saleh narrates a parable about a young man in search of a way to see the world in a new light.
- How to Hit Rock Bottom
Adán Álvarez creates a parody of a society where people in poverty never stand a chance.
- Discovering Inner Peace: Dao De Jing
Morgan Johnston finds that detachment, simplicity, and balance can lead to a more positive life experience.
- Voting as My Right and Choice
Maritza Villalobos speaks out on the importance of voting in our society, especially for the younger generation and for minorities.