Archive for March, 2015

A view of the current Ankeny YMCA, located at Northview Middle School.

DMACC-YMCA partnership falls through

March 25, 2015 at 10:46 am 0 comments

DMACC and the YMCA will no longer be partnering for the student center redesign coming late 2016 or early 2017. (Previously: YMCA construction to displace students) The partnership was to give free YMCA membership to DMACC students, faculty, and staff. The redesign, which will bring new recreational and exercise facilitiesRead More



March 23, 2015 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Q: What does STEM stand for in your name? A: “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” Q: Since this club just started up what goals does this group have moving forward? A: “We are trying to catch the attention of other students so we can pass the torch and also weRead More

When you see “24” coming my way, please send it packing

When you see “24” coming my way, please send it packing

March 11, 2015 at 11:20 am 0 comments

I have always been on the bandwagon of “age gracefully,” “age is a beautiful thing.” However, I find myself dreading the number 24. Why? That is because I will be turning 24 May of this year. No, I’m not crazy, “it just a number,” I’m aware of that. I usedRead More

DMACC’s Internet Speed: The good, the bad, and the ugly

DMACC’s Internet Speed: The good, the bad, and the ugly

March 11, 2015 at 11:16 am 0 comments

Don’t you just hate it when the Internet is slow or unresponsive? You try to watch that one video on Youtube that everyone is talking about and you end up sitting there for an hour waiting for it to load; You try to do some research online for a paperRead More

Withdraw or take the F? What is the best option for a student failing a class?

March 11, 2015 at 11:11 am 0 comments

According to Michelle Vaccaro, academic counselor, first and foremost, a student in that situation should meet with an advisor. Every student’s individual situation is different, and can call for a different plan of action. Many factors contribute to the decision of dropping a class. One factor has to do withRead More

Honors Program introduces scholarship, seminar changes

March 11, 2015 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The DMACC Honors Program is entering its third year, and with it some changes to scholarships and seminar class format. According to Honors Program Coordinator Sarah Waddle, the future changes will include more awards and scholarship grants for Honors classes. These changes will actually begin in the summer semester. SpecificsRead More