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!

As an exponentially growing population, humans have more potential than ever to impact the environment. Although we have already caused a great deal of irreparable damages to the environment, there are still many precautions we can take to prevent further pollution of our earth. One thing we take for granted that is extremely detrimental to [...]

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 [...]

Many people believe that wearing a seatbelt is the right thing to do, and the law should require everyone to put one on.  I believe that people should have the choice to decide if they want to wear one.  There are times when the use of a seatbelt can actually harm the user, so the [...]

According to my Uncle Brian, and pardon my language as these are his words and not mine. “In life there are three major fucks, the circle fuck, the cluster fuck, and the pursuit of fuck.” Life is a “circle fuck” because we do pretty much the same thing every day. Life is a “cluster fuck“ [...]