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 [...]

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 [...]

Through human history, our bodies and systems have adapted to the environment and the food that has existed. Unfortunately, many people have made their diet more and more unnatural by ad a ditives, flavorings, and with products consisting of artificial preservatives due to our soil depletion. Many of us simply do not eat what we [...]

Not too long ago,I sat along a riverbank with my good friends and family. My eighteenth birthday was four days earlier, and my mother did the honor of bringing along with her a “time capsule” she had kept through the years. Encapsulated in time were objects from my past, and dreams I had held for my [...]