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, [...]

The snow industry has been about the same thing since I have started snowboarding 8 years ago (FUN), but now in Lake Tahoe the experience has completely changed. Vail corporation has jumped into the picture taking over about 9 ski resorts from the East Coast all the way towards the west coast. In the lake [...]

In my sophomore years English class in high school during the second semester, my teacher announced that we would have a guest speaker talking about an opportunity avilible to all of us next year. Along side him stood the guest who was a short filipino man who seemed very enthusiastic to be there. He stood [...]