Table of Contents

Articles

Zombies:  To Kill or Not to Kill ...........................................Jazmine Alfahoum
The Right to Choose Physician-Assisted Suicide ................Evelyn Hernandez
Hydroponic Farming:  Let's Cool Things Down a Bit ..............Linsi Gutierrez
Good Job, Higgs ....................................................................................Aeri Kim
Code for the Masses ...............................................................Lucas Michaelson
The House I Grew Up In ..............................................................Linda Mitchell
Deep Blue Subconscious .............................................................David Pacheco
We'll Leave the Light On For You ......................................................J.C. Smith
Video Games:  The Live Between Fantasy and Reality ..............Victoria Tiger
                                        
                                          
Literary Criticism
Keats' Pathway to Acceptance ...................................................Eric Pedersen



Personal Essay
Fine. Whatever.  I'll Just Date Myself ...............................................Leila Cass
My Place is in the Kitchen (Sexist Pun Intended) ................Amanda Earnest
Wandering .................................................................................... A. C. Norman
Why I Fish ....................................................................................James Rannow
My Morning View .........................................................................Sarah Rhodes

    
Poetry
With Scars and All .................................................................Kathleen Azevedo
Two Poems ....................................................................................Roshelle Czar
Scribble ................................................................................Trisha Juan Farinas


Art

Story -- Hummingbird .................................................(Lee) Charles Ransbury




Music

They Say (Song) .....................................................................Matthew Salkeld



Philosophy

Breaking the First Rule of Fight Club:  .......................................Alia Hussein
An Existential Examination                                                              
Feminist Care Ethics .....................................................................Bryn Moore
                 

FEATURED WORKS


Finalists for Philosophy Department Student Colloquium and
        David Arthur Memorial Scholarship Prize


On What Women Should Be ...............................................Tiffany Dauner
Untitled Ethics Essay ...............................................................Emily Lyons
Ethics of Manipulation ........................................................Andrew Martin

Winner
2014
David Arthur Memorial Scholarship Prize

TBA ................................................................................................................TBA



Essays From ENGL53

ENGL53 (Reading, Reasoning, and Writing) is a new course offered through
the Bakersfield College English Department.  
English 53 prepares students, who are eligible for either English 60 or English 50, for English 1a.

The following works were submitted by ENGL53 students.


Millenial Generation:  Possibly the Greatest .............................Edvin Benitez
The Impact of Music .............................................................Stephanie Blevins
PETA is Murder.............................................................Milagros Cabrera-Razo

Teenage Prenancy ..................................................................Adriana Guerrero
Valley Air Quality ....................................................................Westin Hubbell
Got Money? ...............................................................................Daphne Martin
Sex Trafficking:  Who's at Fault? ................................................Patrina Watt


THIS I BELIEVE

with Professor Paula Parks
In Professor Paula Parks' class, the prompt for this assignment asked for a statement beginning "This I Believe," explaining some aspect of the students' life experiences.


Hard Work Pays Off .....................................................................Reina Amaya
I Believe in Music ............................................................Carina Araceli Amaya
I Believe in Santa's Magic ..............................................................Kenia Barios
Family is Family, Never an Enemy ............................................Natasha Flynn
A Smile Can Go a Long Way ...........................................Elizabeth Hernandez
The Simple Act of Human Kindness ..........................................Yessica Lopez
A More Equal Opportunity ......................................................Kevin Martinez
Make Me Proud ..........................................................Yadira Miranda-Mendez
Where It Began .......................................................................Eduardo Salgado







WRITING CENTER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
Winner and Finalists in the Monthly Creative Writing Contest at the
        Bakersfield College Writing Center

At various times during the semester, the Bakersfield College Writing Center produces a prompt to elicit creative writing work from students. The winners and runners-up of these contests are published in Roughneck Review. Each issue will include the most recent choices, along with all  runners-up.   This informal, personal form of expression is too often overlooked in today's academic climate, so it is our pleasure and our honor to showcase these works.


Amores Immortalis ...............................................................Vanessa Frias 
       
Winner Creative Writing Contest
Red ......................................................................................Monique Hansen
 
        Runner-up Creative Writing Contest


WORKS FROM ENGL 41A
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING

ENGL 41A requires students to write poetry, short plays, and prose forms.  
The course emphasizes creativity and control of language,
sound, imagery and sense in poetry;
character, plot, theme, and point of view in drama and fiction.  
These works are from the Spring 2014 ENGL 41A class.



Buddha Sat (Poem) .....................................................................Portia Choi
Hands (Short Story) ....................................................................Portia Choi
A Fairy Tale (Short Story) ...................................................Catherine Evans

A Witch is a Witch (Poem) ................................................Fabiola Madrigal





















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