Archive for April, 2017

Opportunities for DMACC Students to De-Stress This Week

April 26, 2017 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

It’s the beginning of finals for the spring semester for students at DMACC. Students are currently both preparing for and dreading the process of taking their finals, so figuring out a way to release some built up stress is very important. Luckily, this week DMACC is holding “De-Stress Days,” whereRead More

The College Student’s Guide to Feminism

April 26, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Feminism (noun): the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes To some, feminism is the scariest “f-word” they know. To some, it’s the scariest word they know, period. To some, it stands for hatred of men, for over-dramatic, emotional women playing victim to things that doRead More

The word Summer written on a sandy beach, with beach towel, starfish and flip flops (studio shot - warm color and directional light are intentional).  Note: extreme wide angle shot with curvature of field and focus on the word Summer.

Top 10 Things to Do This Summer

April 24, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Travel to a big city. Even if it’s just for the weekend, there’s nothing like getting a few of your friends together and exploring a giant city you’ve never been to. And it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, either. Splitting a hotel room and the cost of gasRead More

Interview: Rashida Anderson-Abdullah

Interview: Rashida Anderson-Abdullah

April 21, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Rashida Anderson-Abdullah, DMACC Ankeny sophomore, won the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, worth up to $320,000. To be eligible for the scholarship, the foundation looks at academic ability, like outstanding performance and a GPA of 3.5 or higher, financial need, persistence, leadership, and service to others. Anderson-Abdullah wasRead More

Prof. Barbara Schmidt to retire after 25 years

April 21, 2017 at 8:53 am 0 comments

Barbara Schmidt, who has been teaching speech at DMACC full time for 16 years and taught as an adjunct for the 9 years before that, will be retiring this year. She has been an active member of the Dmacc community and will be retiring this year. Schmidt says she willRead More

Active Living through Farrell’s

April 19, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Fitness is a trend in America; people are realizing the importance of physical activity and health. New gyms are popping up all over the metro area. From yoga to crossfit, people are open to trying new ways to get in shape. There is one Des Moines franchise that has beenRead More

Ghost in the Shell

April 19, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Having not watched either the 1995 anime or read the manga, I didn’t know what to expect from a film adaptation of the popular “Ghost in the Shell franchise. “In saying this, I recognize the unequivocal attachment that fans have for it, and will try to consider this during myRead More

Des Moines Area Food Trucks

Des Moines Area Food Trucks

April 19, 2017 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Food trucks have been trendy lately especially in Des Moines. They have been popping up in the area and there are now more than 20 in Des Moines. Des Moines recently approved a new pilot program that requires vendors to license their truck with the city. This program has fourRead More