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 current drinking age has led to a culture of dangerous, clandestine binge-drinking,” Reported by Slate Magazine in an article by Darshak Sanghavi. Underage adults feel belittled and underappreciated by the federal government. Instead of obeying the minimum drinking age law, underage drinkers are resorting to irresponsible, dangerous drinking. Lowering the drinking age will not [...]

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 [...]

The United States public school system is in trouble. It is failing and we need to do something about it. As of now, the public school system produces sub-par students and embarrassingly low student performances. Quality teachers are the answer. To ensure that every student has access to quality teachers we must fire bad teachers. [...]

After I woke up from a black-out from the night before, the stone cold concrete floor of the tiny jail cell smacked me back to reality immediately.  Almost to tears, I thought to myself, “What the hell am I doing with my life!?”  This was the third time I had been arrested for sheer stupidity.  [...]