Archive for December, 2017

Bailey Perkins

Opinion: Keep Net Neutrality

December 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

Under the Obama administration, regulations were setup to protect consumers from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) restricting the flow of the internet for higher profits. This came after many years of lawsuits from service providers like Comcast and Verizon. In 2003 Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School, wrote a paperRead More

Simon Estes performs Friday; biggest jazz ensemble yet performs Monday

December 7, 2017 at 9:24 am 0 comments

To finish off “dead” week before finals, the Ankeny Campus Concert Choir and the Ankeny Campus Chamber Ensemble will perform with Simon Estes on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Building 6 Auditorium on the Ankeny Campus. Along with Estes and the two groups, will be a numberRead More

How tuition increases across Iowa colleges affect students

How tuition increases across Iowa colleges affect students

December 6, 2017 at 11:32 am 0 comments

Iowa’s two largest public colleges Iowa and Iowa State plan to raise in-state tuition 7 percent yearly for five years. This percent is added on to the tuition each year so instead of it just being an increase of 35 percent in five years it will actually be up toRead More

Barbara Fisher

Taming the wild beasts

December 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

For eight years, I  trained tigers for a living.  Most people think this is done via brute strength.  The traditional image of a big cat trainer features a brawny man with a chair and a whip and maybe a pistol at the ready.  As a small, nonvilolent vegetarian woman whoRead More

Twitter: A platform for hate

December 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Over the course of the last weeks, Twitter has brought updates to users. They have increased the character count of a tweet from the classic 140, to a larger 280. Doubling the characters, in the mind of Twitter’s staff, will enhance users’ experience and allow them to communicate their thoughtsRead More

DMACC tutoring center: An inadvertently flawed system

December 6, 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

DMACC’s tutoring center offers a unique and free service to struggling students. For its tutors it offers  a frustrating experience. Beware! If you are looking for a stable work study position next semester, this might not be the right opportunity for you. What’s so wrong with a tutoring position? TutorsRead More

The Campus Chronicle staff share their holiday stories

December 6, 2017 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Taylor Burns: Santa’s red bag of gifts I take family traditions very seriously and when they don’t happen, I really feel like something is missing. Like I’m supposed to be doing something else. A tradition that comes to mind is on Christmas Eve when my family visited  grandma’s house. WhenRead More

Dean Stick weighs in on Grade Inflation

December 6, 2017 at 11:27 am 0 comments

The topic of grade inflation has become very prevalent in today’s school climate. I got the chance to sit down with Jim Stick, the dean of arts and sciences here at DMACC and talk about this topic. “When I was in school, the average GPA was around 2.3 to 2.4Read More