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 [...]

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, [...]

Just from even looking at this title a lot of people wouldn’t even know what I’m taking about. That’s because the garbage patch floating out in our oceans is not common knowledge.  Before doing any research about this topic, the only thing I knew was that there are these huge sections of the Pacific, and [...]

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“ [...]