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!

In an area like Lake Tahoe, it is not uncommon to hear people discussing the desire to crack open a cold beer and sit outside after a day of mountain biking,skiing, or sitting on the beach. This statement is one that you would hope to hear from only those older than 21,but is common to hear [...]

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 [...]

With recent disasters such as The Boston bombing, the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Hurricane Sandy, and all the other ongoing political and environmental crisis’ we face in the world today; I was baffled by the jaw dropping and influential documentaries called, “The Crisis of Civilization” and “Thrive”.  Both of these films present several different [...]

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 [...]