Anastasia Crist

Avatar 2: Worth the wait?

March 22, 2023 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

Ask me on any given day what my favorite movie is, and I am going to say “Avatar.” I’ve had that same response since 2009 when the movie was first released. I was fascinated by the potential for “real” avatar technology and I fell in love with a culture thatRead More

Maria Hernandez

Glass Onion Review

March 22, 2023 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

I never watch movies twice, like ever. And if I do, it’s usually years after I watched it the first time, never the next day. But there was one movie last year that changed that pattern for me, and I’ve seen it four times now. “Glass Onion” has been onRead More

Halloween Superstitions and Traditions!

Halloween Superstitions and Traditions!

October 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

Halloween may seem like it’s all about costumes and trick or treating. This holiday has some history; it became popular in the early 1900s with roots in pagan beliefs. About 2,000 years ago, Halloween marked the Celtic New Year, originally called Samhain, which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic. With HalloweenRead More

Photo by Krister Strandskov, courtesy DMACC Theatre.

“The Turn of the Screw” has twists and turns

October 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

The DMACC Ankeny Theater performed “The Turn of the Screw” six days in October. The play was written by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James. It is directed by Carmen McDermott. The performances are free to attend and watch and held in building five in the Black BoxRead More

Could you survive these Haunted Attractions?

Could you survive these Haunted Attractions?

October 1, 2021 at 11:28 am 0 comments

The Slaughterhouse: It’s a personal favorite and each year has something new to offer! The slaughterhouse reenacts the bone-chilling story of a family based out of the book, “The Biggs: A Family Affair: A Tell-All Account of America’s Most Heinous Cannibals.” Staff will be taking COVID safety measures as directedRead More

2020 Bingo ensamble, from left to right: Faruk Garibovic, Adam Horton, Kaylynn Bousman, Jessica Katzung, JaKharri McKinney

Students share their pandemic stories in “2020 Bingo”

March 26, 2021 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

This spring, the DMACC Ankeny Theatre program performed “2020 Bingo,” a devised theater piece, a form of creative collaborative theater that is developed entirely by the cast and crew. The performance featured stories inspired by the lives of the diverse 10-person cast and crew during the pandemic the past year.  Read More

Godzilla vs Kong Prediction

Godzilla vs Kong Prediction

February 10, 2021 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

When it comes to movies there is one genre that serves as my guilty pleasure: monster movies. Even though I know they’re usually terrible, there’s something about watching giant monsters destroy cities and beat each other up that makes me happy.  In my opinion, these movies are at their bestRead More

Iowa Basketball’s Fast Start to the 2020-21 Season

Iowa Basketball’s Fast Start to the 2020-21 Season

December 11, 2020 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

The Hawkeyes are off to a fast start this season in basketball with a 4-0 record and sit at number three on the AP Poll and number three in the Coaches Poll. Iowa has been lights out in every performance so far this season beating every team by 27 pointsRead More