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, [...]

Because this is not a traditional annotated bibliography, I’d like to start off by mentioning that the other day when discussing bib # 10 you said that I was well on my way with the way I related four of the readings we read in this class including “In Defense of Prejudice” by Jonathan Rauch, [...]

In this day and age, there is really no need to ever look up. We know we have a roof over our heads, we hear the birds over us, and smell the foliage that grows around. But what we are not aware of anymore is the sky. Our giant, light-polluting cities now hide the stars [...]

From a young age I had always wondered what my future was going to be like. What would my future hold for me? What was my career going entail? Was I going to follow the footsteps of my dad and go into real estate? All of these questions went unanswered for years, and the answers [...]