Articles by: Riley Dickerson

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Video games, pool tables available in new Building 5 lounge

March 6, 2024 at 8:42 am 0 comments

The eSports lounge opened last November in Building 5 and offers students gaming on consoles, PCs, and pool tables.  Currently, the lounge hours are 4 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Campus Recreation Coordinator Andy Nelson said they are considering changing the lounge hours to accommodate student demand. “We areRead More

Super Bowl LVIII: A tale of two halves

Super Bowl LVIII: A tale of two halves

February 17, 2024 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Pat Mahomes threw a game-winning touchdown to Mecole Hardman in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers to win the Super Bowl 25-22.  Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP with this performance. He threw for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.  To me, this game was a tale of twoRead More

The USS Vella Gulf in 2010. Photo Courtesy the U.S. Navy.

Life in the Navy during COVID-19

February 7, 2024 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

Many things happened during my time in the Navy but nothing larger than the COVID-19 outbreak in the weeks before my deployment to the Middle East. In the weeks following the news of COVID, the Navy was very slow in their response, thinking as many others did that it wouldRead More

Spanish instructor Andrea Mendoza-Estling poses in Building 2. Photo by Riley Dickerson

Spanish instructor says American dream is alive and well

January 29, 2024 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

Andrea Mendoza-Estling teaches Spanish I and Spanish II at DMACC. She has resided in the U.S. for 20 years, eight of those in Iowa, and has been teaching for 13 years, something she said she finds passion in. “I’m from the capital of Colombia, Bogota. When I was living inRead More