Archive for November, 2018

Ben Newell

Opinion: Technology can improve the voting process

November 28, 2018 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

Citizenship is to be valued and honored. American citizenship allows you the right to live and work in the country, and, most importantly, to participate in political life. As a citizen of the United States you are required to abide by laws set forth by the government and pay taxesRead More

Holly Dreesman

Opinion: Let food bring friends together

November 28, 2018 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Study after study has shown the benefits of close relationships. Those with strong social networks tend to live longer and have lower incidences of cardiovascular disease and stroke. On the flip side, according to a 2016 Harvard study, the absence of friends can have the equivalent effect on health asRead More

Paul Akpan

Opinion: Let’s talk about consent

November 28, 2018 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

It is 2018 and the movement of the moment is ending sexual violence and discrimination towards women. #MeToo and #TimesUp captured national headlines, but they were only designed to start a discussion. Now we need to talk about specific changes in how we act and communicate. There are a lotRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Opinion: A case for arming DMACC security

November 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

One day during my junior year of high school, I was in Mr. Hammerand’s chemistry class when there was a lockdown drill. “We are in lockdown. We are in lockdown,” the secretary announced over the intercom. For the drill we sat behind lab tables for about 10 minutes. However, beforeRead More

Zaire Swaby

DMACC Men’s Basketball draws from: Iowa, Delaware…England?

November 28, 2018 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

College is normally a place of great diversity, where  students can choose what they want to learn about in class as well as in experiences outside of class. Students come from many different high schools and backgrounds to learn together and meet people that have had different upbringings than whatRead More

Jared Jordison, come on down! DMACC student wins on Price is Right

Jared Jordison, come on down! DMACC student wins on Price is Right

November 28, 2018 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

  Q: How did this happen? We went on down to LA for spring break and one of the things we wanted to do, we are such big fans of “The Price is Right” and we always thought how cool would it be if I was on there. Once IRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Iowa Education: Community colleges falling behind in per-pupil state funding

November 28, 2018 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

The original legislation that founded community colleges in Iowa was introduced in 1965 by Senator Jack Kibbie, and tuition was a mere $25-30 per credit hour according to Jim Stick, dean of liberal arts at DMACC. Since then, Iowa’s community colleges have expanded and become invaluable assets to the healthRead More

Starting on a high note: DMACC’s new music director James Thompson

Starting on a high note: DMACC’s new music director James Thompson

November 28, 2018 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Interested in completing a music program here at DMACC? Don’t fret. DMACC’s new Music Department Chairman James Thompson plans to compose the now-minor music education program into a major transferring opportunity. After finishing his degree in Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Iowa in 2013, Thompson had theRead More