Articles by: Ndey Kumba Demba

My “Americanization”

My “Americanization”

October 24, 2014 at 9:34 am 0 comments

I define my Americanization as a process of assimilation and absorption, unconsciously and subconsciously. So, I have recently taken time to actually notice the effects of America on me. I was raised by very strict parents. My sisters and I weren’t given the freedom to go out a lot. AskingRead More

Liberal arts major Chani Pickett, 19, of Urbandale, holds up her phone with the DMACC app.

DMACC offers students new options with smartphone app

October 10, 2014 at 9:06 am 0 comments

DMACC has recently launched a new mobile app for smart phones. Information Solutions Executive Director Mark Clark was quoted on the school’s website saying: “The DMACC mobile app is designed to help students, perspective students, faculty, staff and others to stay connected with DMACC wherever they are.” According to LindaRead More

“Loop road” work close to being done

“Loop road” work close to being done

October 10, 2014 at 9:04 am 0 comments

The DMACC loop road is projected to be ready this fall after it was originally planned to be done in July. “It’s delayed because of the rain. So, if it quits raining, when it quits raining, there is probably a couple of weeks worth of work left,” said Ned Miller,Read More

When the time is ripe

When the time is ripe

October 10, 2014 at 8:59 am 0 comments

At what point is it okay to introduce a boyfriend or girlfriend to your parents? To many people the answer to this question is rather easy. However, the appropriate time and age is different in every culture. In The Gambia, like in many African countries, the only time it isRead More

College can mean fear, anxiety for new students

September 26, 2014 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Going to college for the first time can be scary: fear of people, fear of a new environment, even fear of failure. First year students Lai Pham and Mark Aaron say they fear people because they don’t know anyone. Aaron, who intends to transfer to Iowa state University to majorRead More