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DMACC hosts refugee summit

DMACC hosts refugee summit

October 23, 2019 at 11:55 am 0 comments

On Thursday Oct. 10, DMACC hosted the Iowa refugee Summit inside Building 5 at the Ankeny DMACC campus. Over 200 professionals from various schools and businesses were present at the summit, each with the goal of learning how to better aid Iowa’s growing refugee population. Among those attending were representativesRead More

"Judy" chronicles the scandal and difficulty that plagued Judy Garland in her last years. Image courtesy of Pathé and BBC Films.

Review: “Judy” spotlights the woman behind the curtain

October 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

This review contains spoilers. The 2019 film “Judy” opens on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios executive Louis B. Mayer leading a fourteen year old girl into an audition room. According to Mayer, she’s a Midwestern farm girl; an ignorant nobody from nowhere worth nothing to anyone who has two pennies to rub together.Read More

Photography instructor finds beauty in “Fatal” flowers

Photography instructor finds beauty in “Fatal” flowers

October 16, 2019 at 1:11 pm 1 comment

Molly Wood, 54, works for the Meredith Corporation where she manages photo shoots; she also teaches History of Photography at DMACC, and has held numerous solo exhibitions, but her path was anything but ordinary. Molly’s grandmother passed when her mother was very young. Her grandfather didn’t have many photos ofRead More

Opinion: Trump’s Syria policy is a serious misstep

October 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Late on Sunday, Oct. 6, President Donald Trump took a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Almost immediately after the call ended, Trump announced that the United States would execute a complete “deliberate withdrawal” of the then-1,000 U.S. stationed troops from Northern Syria, where the U.S. conducted anti-terrorismRead More

"Joker" stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck,  a performance that's generated both controversy and awards-buzz. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Studios.

“Joker” is no laughing matter

October 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

“Joker” has no answers. The big screen has seen it before: the people of Gotham are growing angry, confused, and disillusioned with a city overwhelmed by crime, rat infestations, and corruption. The news pits a restless underclass against a complacent upperclass in an unfair polite society. And the Joker bringsRead More

DMACC Alumni Association 5k participants  Janti Tito, 21, Liberal Arts major, second place and Riley Heilskou, 19, Health and Fitness major, first place. Photo by Christy Halverson

5k raises money for scholarships

October 4, 2019 at 11:55 am 1 comment

On a cold Saturday morning Sept. 28 at the Ankeny DMACC Campus, a large crowd gathered to compete in the annual 5k Walk/Run race hosted by Des Moines Area Community College’s Alumni Association.  The race’s path first started started inside the DMACC campus parking lot, but it soon took participantsRead More

Retired 1st Lt. Gerald Berry stands in front of his presentation in Building 5 on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Photo by Kaleb Schlatter

Honored Vietnam War pilot speaks at DMACC

October 4, 2019 at 11:35 am 0 comments

“If anyone asks you who talked to you today, say that guy from Des Moines who ended the Vietnam War,” Gerald Berry began. Retired First Lieutenant Gerald “Gerry” Berry, recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses, spoke to a public audience in DMACC Ankeny Campus’ Building 5 about his experiences asRead More

Across the Aisle with Heather Matson

Across the Aisle with Heather Matson

September 27, 2019 at 11:47 am 0 comments

Bailey Perkins interviews Iowa House Representative from District 38 Heather Matson (D). They discuss healthcare, education, and the upcoming election.