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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

I entered high school like the majority of young, teenage boys, feeling short, socially awkward and afraid to open my mouth. Hormones and puberty dominate the emotions and feelings of children who enter this educational premise, and leave as completely different people. For many, this period of one’s life is where they become comfortable in […]