Drake Admissions Counselor Rachelle Setsodi and Lillyana Crist, 5 years old.

My path to Drake

May 16, 2023 at 10:07 am 1 comment

As a college student who was even surprised that I made it through community college, I was completely blown away by my acceptance letter from Drake University.   For some background, I didn’t have a great support system growing up. Coming from a dysfunctional background and childhood, it was never supposedRead More

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Review: The non-traditional planner that will change your life

May 4, 2023 at 6:59 am 0 comments

If you struggle with ADHD or depression or if you’re a student that is having a hard time juggling simple everyday tasks, run, don’t walk to get this planner. With the turn of all things digital in today’s society, physical copies of any type of book are usually overlooked.  ThisRead More

Photo illustration by Anastasia Crist

Corporal punishment: break the cycle

April 27, 2023 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

I’ll never understand the mentality of adults who believe you can teach a child not to hit, by hitting them or inflicting pain. That is just my personal battle with the concept. Most people know that hurting a child is wrong but some people need a reason for why it’sRead More

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

Opinion : My American dream house

Opinion : My American dream house

March 22, 2023 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Most people want to move out of their parent’s house the second they turn 18 so they can feel like an adult, some might call their own place the “American Dream.” Most move into apartments for someone they move into houses around the college they attend. And that’s what IRead More

Anastasia Crist

Opinion: Pandemic results in DMACC daycare woes for students

March 22, 2023 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

Are you a parent attending or working at DMACC? Are you on the waitlist for the Childhood Development Center? Well then, you’re not alone.  You and 59 others currently remain on the waitlist for an opening in the daycare center on campus. Since the daycare is also open to theRead More

Maria Hernandez

Parasocial relationships can skew our thinking

November 4, 2022 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Have you ever felt a deep connection to a celebrity you may never meet? Do you defend all of their actions so they aren’t the bad guy? Have you spent an unhealthy amount of time researching their life? Have you ever felt like you know them personally? If you answeredRead More