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!

Many people believe that wearing a seatbelt is the right thing to do, and the law should require everyone to put one on. There are times when the use of a seatbelt can actually harm the user, so the choice should be left up to the individual. Why should the law dictate someone’s personal choices? [...]

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 [...]

Music festivals recently have been attracting attention around the world. In a place like Los Angeles on the night of HARD Summer, an annual music festival, the average pedestrian might encounter attendees of the festival. These attendees may either be dressed up in costume and/or with a large group of people, all with one common [...]

When I was 16, I moved to the US from Mexico to help out my sister with the last month of her pregnancy.  At first, I was incredibly nervous about moving to the United States.  I really didn’t know what to expect.  I was worried that kids would not accept me because of where I [...]