Articles by: Nick Longo

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The pandemic’s lingering effects on college

March 22, 2023 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Although COVID rates have been declining, the pandemic has had a lingering effect on higher education, which along with most other schools, was forced to go mostly virtual in March 2020. DMACC would not resume full face-to-face classes until Fall 2021.  DMACC Ankeny Speech Professor Karen Christiansen says she hasRead More

Nick Longo
Staff Writer

Super Bowl Preview

February 7, 2023 at 6:29 am 0 comments

The Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb.12 will feature two number-one-seeded teams from NFC and AFC conferences in the NFL playing each other: The Kansas City Chiefs and The Philadelphia Eagles. These teams tied for the best record in the league during the regular season at 14-3, so this game willRead More

DMACC to transition from Blackboard to Canvas

DMACC to transition from Blackboard to Canvas

December 7, 2022 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Blackboard will soon be a thing of the past for students and faculty at DMACC. Starting in the Fall of 2023, students will begin using Canvas as their new platform for classwork. Faculty will begin access to training on Canvas starting next semester.  The Director of Distance Learning and Technology,Read More

English Professor Marc Dickinson in his office in Building 2.
He advises the Creative Writing Club. It meets Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in 2-7

Prof. Dickinson shares his love of film

November 4, 2022 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Even though English Professor Marc Dickinson specializes in film and literature, he said that he was not great at playwrights and acting in college. Because of this experience, it gave him a greater appreciation for film.  “Playwrights were a requirement for one of my classes. We had to do aRead More

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Opinion: Packers won’t make playoffs

October 27, 2022 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

The Green Bay Packers are usually one of the best, most consistent teams in the NFL. However, they are off to a rocky start this season at a record of 3-4. They have lost their last three games, while only averaging around 18 points per game.   There are a fewRead More

John Preston

Meet philosophy instructor John Preston

October 7, 2022 at 9:23 am 0 comments

For his first lecture ever teaching Introduction to Philosophy, John Preston had written what he thought was the perfect 45-minute lecture. However, when the time came to actually teach, he was nervous and rushed through it in 10 minutes.   “I tried to emulate that style of sitting down andRead More

Cy-Hawk game prediction

Cy-Hawk game prediction

September 8, 2022 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

If I had written this story a week ago, I would have told you that Iowa would beat Iowa State convincingly. But after the first game, my confidence level in the Hawkeyes plummeted. Last week was probably the worst game (at least on offense) that I have ever seen themRead More

Tom Brady Retires

February 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

After spending 22 years in the NFL, Tom Brady has retired from the game of football. Not many people last that long in the NFL, and especially not quarterbacks.  He spent the first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, where he’s won six Super Bowls and has won threeRead More