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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

Counseling: A solution for students’ sanity

Counseling: A solution for students’ sanity

September 26, 2019 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Starting off school is an exciting thing to experience.  New classes, new people and new memories you have yet to make. When you start, you make sure to buy all of the books and notebooks you’ll need for class.  You make sure that all your pencils are sharpened, and yourRead More

Beto O'Rourke intervied by IPTV's David Yepsen Sept. 21. Photo by Kaleb Schlatter.

Beto O’Rourke interviewed at DMACC

September 26, 2019 at 9:11 am 0 comments

DMACC hosted Democratic Presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke on Saturday, Sept. 21 for an hour-long interview with Iowa Public Television in the Building 6 auditorium.  O’Rourke spoke about myriad controversial issues, but a few topics discussed at length included student debt, gun control policy, the climate crisis,Read More

We need to rethink allowing stun guns on campus

We need to rethink allowing stun guns on campus

September 26, 2019 at 9:03 am 0 comments

Recently, an Iowa law made it legal for students to carry stun guns on campus. As Rep. Matt Windschitl  told The Des Moines Register in June, “The law would help prevent sexual violence.” However, did they stop to think about what would happen if a stun gun fell into theRead More

Netflix’s On My Block gives characters difficult choices

Netflix’s On My Block gives characters difficult choices

September 26, 2019 at 9:01 am 0 comments

How do you explain to everyone how you feel on the inside, or what’s running through your head?  Especially to your family, your caregiver, your one true love, or your ride or dies? This is the dilemma we see Cesar facing in the show “On My Block.”  Cesar is justRead More

Great cast, slow pace in IT: Chapter 2

Great cast, slow pace in IT: Chapter 2

September 26, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

“It: Chapter 2” is the sequel to the 2017 film “It,” which followed a group of young teenagers combatting an evil entity that takes the form of the clown known as Pennywise. Directed by Andy Muschietti and based on the book by famed horror author Stephen King, the first filmRead More