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 [...]

As a college student, from financial aid to finals, there is a lot going on at one time. One thing that is certain is some people believe college is unnecessary and all it does is put you in debt. The essay “Why College is a Waste of Time and Money” is a rather negative view [...]

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 [...]

My childhood was so long ago and sometimes, it feels like it was only yesterday. To understand living with my mother, I need to give some background information. I am one of two adopted children. Before I was born, my mother and father adopted another little girl. But, before the adoption was finalized, the parents [...]