Articles by: Alyssa Monroe

Meet English professor Dan Platt

Meet English professor Dan Platt

March 22, 2023 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

Dan Platt is a new English professor here at DMACC. Platt was born and raised in New Jersey near Philadelphia. He spent his teenage years there and went to the College of New Jersey and grad school at the University of Oregon.  “I like New Jersey. I feel like it’sRead More

Opinion : My American dream house

Opinion : My American dream house

March 22, 2023 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Most people want to move out of their parent’s house the second they turn 18 so they can feel like an adult, some might call their own place the “American Dream.” Most move into apartments for someone they move into houses around the college they attend. And that’s what IRead More

Think of the victims: let’s stop idolizing serial killers

Think of the victims: let’s stop idolizing serial killers

November 4, 2022 at 10:59 am 0 comments

With it being a Halloween and spooky season, most people like scary stories, especially killer documentaries. Recently, Jeffrey Dahmer’s docudrama series was released on Netflix, starring Evan Peters in the main role.  The show is a very accurate rendition of what happened to the victims, and the attention to detailRead More


The ICI experience

November 4, 2022 at 10:31 am 0 comments

DMACC offers a full-service restaurant located in Building 7 on the Ankeny Campus. This restaurant is open to the public and is used as a classroom for students currently studying at the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC.  Students work together to create the restaurant menus, they will also prepare theRead More

Phi Theta Kappa Officers and Advisors picture after the first annual campus clean up. Photo courtesy Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa honors society ramps back up

October 7, 2022 at 9:21 am 0 comments

When schools went virtual due to COVID, most clubs went dormant, including the Phi Theta Kappa on the Ankeny campus. This year, it is their goal to get it back up and running. PTK recognizes the academic achievement of community college students and provides opportunities for its members to growRead More

Richard Alvarenga-Lopez teaches photography classes at the DMACC Ankeny campus.

Q&A with Richard Alvarenga-Lopez

March 23, 2022 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Richard Alvarenga-Lopez is 24 years old, and as he says, “living the dream right now.” Richard teaches the Photoshop classes for DMACC’s Photography program. He plans on moving more into the art world, focusing more on community issues. Not all about himself, but rather giving back and hopefully inspire theRead More

Photo illustration courtesy Canva

Cancel “Cancel Culture”

February 25, 2022 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Cancel Culture is “a way of behaving in a society or group, especially on social media, in which it is common to completely reject and stop supporting someone because they have said or done something that offends you,” according to Cambridge Dictionary. Cancel culture is incredibly toxic and draining. WeRead More

Photo courtesy Julie Klocke

Recap of DMACC Building 6 flood

February 9, 2022 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

There was a water main break causing a major flood in the basement of Building 6 on Dec. 21, 2021. Jay Tiefenthaler, Director of Energy Management, Safety, and Security, said, “Building 6 has a basement storage area that runs along the west wall of the building (under the library). TheRead More