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 age-old debate of whether or not gays should have the right to marry has been talked about enough. Gay marriage is defined as when two members of the same sex want to marry each other and have the same benefits as straight couples. Marriage can be beneficial on more than just a personal level, [...]

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, [...]

Throughout the hundreds and thousands of years that man has colonized Earth, who could have known that sooner or later the things we do to progress and adapt our ways of life could damage the planet we call home? Today most everyone believes the temperature on earth has risen due to pollution pumped into the [...]

Want to know how I did school? I flailed, Hucked and hoped just to get through the day. That right there was my plan on the daily. I had no sort of system in place or even a way to judge how I am doing. My performance was all over the place usually have about [...]