Welcome to Sierra Nevada Chronicles!

The work published here represents the best of Professor Anderson's Freshman Composition classess at Sierra Nevada College. Working in editorial panels, the students themselves evaluated and selected the pieces to be published. Essays are organized into four main genres: research, narrative, argument, and comparison.  The essays represented on the home page of this site are a randomly generated selection of the work available. Click on one to get started, or go to the tabs above to select a category.  While all of the essays are interesting, the research and narrative essays are especially powerful. Feel free to read, enjoy, and comment. Thanks for visiting!

The age-old debate of whether or not gays should have the right to marry has been talked about enough. Gay marriage is defined as when two members of the same sex want to marry each other and have the same benefits as straight couples. Marriage can be beneficial on more than just a personal level, [...]

As a college student, from financial aid to finals, there is a lot going on at one time. One thing that is certain is some people believe college is unnecessary and all it does is put you in debt. The essay “Why College is a Waste of Time and Money” is a rather negative view [...]

Through human history, our bodies and systems have adapted to the environment and the food that has existed. Unfortunately, many people have made their diet more and more unnatural by ad a ditives, flavorings, and with products consisting of artificial preservatives due to our soil depletion. Many of us simply do not eat what we [...]

Growing up, I never really understood why my sister and I never got along.  I didn’t understand if it was me being a terrible sibling, or what would tick in her head to make her so angry at me or my mother.  There were plenty of times where fights would break out between the two [...]