Articles by: Emily Riley

Photography Instructor Aliva Schuring

Q&A with adjunct photography instructor Alivia Schuring

March 27, 2024 at 11:37 am 0 comments

Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What brought you to DMACC? What was the draw? What brought me to DMACC at the very beginning, as a student, I grew up in the Des Moines area and Ankeny was an easy place to commute to, I wantedRead More

A screenshot from Lama Abu Jamous's Instagram page as she covers the Israel-Hamas war.

A young journalist covers the war on social media

February 17, 2024 at 10:44 am 0 comments

The bravest faces in conflict can sometimes come from the most unexpected places.   In the ongoing conflict involving Gaza, the hardest hit populations have been women and children, thousands of whom are currently displaced, with no family or friends left to care for them.   Close to the heart of theRead More

“Godzilla Minus One” has heart and humanity

“Godzilla Minus One” has heart and humanity

February 5, 2024 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Fleeing from the brutal conflict of World War II, young Kamikaze pilot Koichi Shikishima lands on an island. While his plane is set to be repaired, he comes face to face with something far worse: a massive creature the Islanders call “Godzilla.” Released last year on Dec.1 and directed byRead More