Articles by: Alyssa Monroe

Don’t get scammed! (Like I almost did)

Don’t get scammed! (Like I almost did)

February 9, 2022 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

One of the great things about technology is we can reach people from anywhere, which is great if you have a small business as I do. The downfall, however, is that all your information is out there for the public, which increases the likelihood of being scammed. In the U.S.,Read More

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Limit time on social media, especially for kids

November 15, 2021 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

During COVID, we have seen ourselves on social media more than usual, which is expected. We can all agree that social media has its pros and cons, however, I think we need to limit our time spent on social media not only due to the negative side effects but theirRead More

Halloween Superstitions and Traditions!

Halloween Superstitions and Traditions!

October 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

Halloween may seem like it’s all about costumes and trick or treating. This holiday has some history; it became popular in the early 1900s with roots in pagan beliefs. About 2,000 years ago, Halloween marked the Celtic New Year, originally called Samhain, which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic. With HalloweenRead More

Photo by Krister Strandskov, courtesy DMACC Theatre.

“The Turn of the Screw” has twists and turns

October 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

The DMACC Ankeny Theater performed “The Turn of the Screw” six days in October. The play was written by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James. It is directed by Carmen McDermott. The performances are free to attend and watch and held in building five in the Black BoxRead More

The pop-up shop outside Building 6 supporting the fashion trip to NYC. Photo by Alyssa Monroe.

Fashion students to visit NYC

October 8, 2021 at 10:28 am 0 comments

It’s every fashion major’s dream to go to New York City and experience city life, and this year their dreams come true.  Fashion major Jamie Moreno, from Des Moines, said, “I’ve always wanted to go to New York City, the city is so beautiful and I’ve always wanted to getRead More

Could you survive these Haunted Attractions?

Could you survive these Haunted Attractions?

October 1, 2021 at 11:28 am 0 comments

The Slaughterhouse: It’s a personal favorite and each year has something new to offer! The slaughterhouse reenacts the bone-chilling story of a family based out of the book, “The Biggs: A Family Affair: A Tell-All Account of America’s Most Heinous Cannibals.” Staff will be taking COVID safety measures as directedRead More