Articles by: Elijah Hernandez

What it means to be a hero in Spider-Man: No Way Home

What it means to be a hero in Spider-Man: No Way Home

February 25, 2022 at 11:45 am 0 comments

**Contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Far from Home** “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was arguably 2021’s most anticipated film for Marvel fans. Fans who had seen its prequel, “Far from Home,” were left on a cliffhanger in a post-credits scene that left fans in shock and excitement as Peter Parker’s identity wasRead More

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Ask Elijah: advice about college life and personal struggles

November 20, 2021 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

Although we hope this advice column is helpful, Elijah is not a trained professional! If you are having feelings of anxiety or depression, consider talking to an expert. What can I do to manage my stress better? If you can fit it into your schedule, dedicate time for yourself. ReadRead More

Dune and the magic of cinema

Dune and the magic of cinema

November 5, 2021 at 11:29 am 0 comments

I love science fiction. I was a huge “Star Wars” fan growing up and my love for the franchise is what got me into the complexities and wonders of the genre. I grew up daydreaming about intergalactic space battles, warring factions vying for planetary control, and the expansive possibilities ofRead More

Students work in Building 5 at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Photo by Alyssa Monroe.

Faculty petition for mask authority in classroom

October 28, 2021 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

A petition has been circulating among faculty members requesting the authority to mandate masks in the classroom. The petition states: “DMACC should mandate that students wear masks during classroom time per the discretion of the instructor.” Ankeny Speech Professor Julie Simanski created the petition, which has 100 signatures. “It’s notRead More

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Reflections on being back on campus

October 1, 2021 at 11:17 am 0 comments

As I sat outside of an empty classroom, waiting for my professor to arrive and my first class of fall 2021 to start, I looked around to see other students doing the same — some wearing masks and some not. I felt inclined to take mine off, seeing how manyRead More