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 legalization of marijuana has always been somewhat of an elephant in the room but, let’s face it, the subject of the drug needs to be dealt with. Consumers of the United States spend ranges of money every year on the secretive industry with the government seeing no return other than spending more on prisons, [...]

For my last and final bib I was assigned to compare two or more of the previous bibs. Therefore, I will choose to compare the theme of Prejudice, a common theme within the ten essays. I Think that Chris Anderson might have schemed a master plan where he hand picked nine essays with little hints [...]

An increasing number of pupils are graduating from Swedish High Schools without an approved rating. The consequences of this have been that the originally planned emergency programs for students are filled to their broadening. All this is occurring while the Swedish government is passively standing by, though it is every now and then implementing a [...]

My High School life is what I considered fairly normal; I would wake up in the mornings, go to school, then hang out with my friends, and somehow find some space for homework. As I said, it’s what “I would considered fairly normal”, because I currently do not believe that is how High School is [...]