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 topic of making marijuana legal is a hot one.  People think that it will make the country worse but in fact it will do the opposite.  The legalization of marijuana would have only positive effect on the way that we live First off while havng marijuana illegal it makes people feel better by having [...]

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 [...]

Music festivals recently have been attracting attention around the world. In a place like Los Angeles on the night of HARD Summer, an annual music festival, the average pedestrian might encounter attendees of the festival. These attendees may either be dressed up in costume and/or with a large group of people, all with one common [...]

All my life I have lived near water.  I have grown up with a love for this beautiful, serene yet strong and powerful force of nature.  It has in many ways influenced my life.   I have been in, around and on water for as long as I can remember; I learned its many lessons.  I [...]