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 [...]

I’m 17 years old, sitting on a beach in Bodega Bay, putting my wet suit and flippers on. My father and I start swimming out to the rocks to get abalone for dinner. The water was actually warmer than previous years so I almost didn’t need a wet suit. I dove down the face of [...]

After I woke up from a black-out from the night before, the stone cold concrete floor of the tiny jail cell smacked me back to reality immediately.  Almost to tears, I thought to myself, “What the hell am I doing with my life!?”  This was the third time I had been arrested for sheer stupidity.  [...]