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Why do girls wear makeup

April 27, 2016 at 11:08 am 0 comments

by Mia Wang In the past few weeks, I have been noticing a lot that girls who love makeup are almost ashamed to admit that using makeup makes them happy. I still remember last weekend, my boyfriend and I planned to go out for a quick lunch and do someRead More

If you don’t know what to call me, please call me “Sir.”

April 27, 2016 at 11:06 am 0 comments

In the last issue of Campus Chronicle, my colleague Marian Stimson wrote a great opinion piece called “Please stop calling me ma’am (thanks!).” And while discussing with other newspaper staff I brought up my experience in this same area and some contrasting opinions on the subject. Sometimes I like beingRead More

Policies differ when it comes to phones in class

April 27, 2016 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Story by Mia Wang Cell phones are everywhere and have undeniably become an integral part of everyday life. And, of course, schools question the benefits of having a cell phone in class, particularly when they can be a distraction from instruction. Should cell phones be allowed at school? Can theyRead More

Acclaimed writers Matt Bell, Robin Block, Kevin Prufer, and Ada Limon pose for a picture following their reading Monday April 4 at Beaverdale Books during the 2016 Celebration of the Literary Arts Festival.

2016 Celebration of the Literary Arts brings authors to DMACC

April 15, 2016 at 11:58 am 0 comments

Ada Limon, a poet and freelance writer, began writing as a child when she would write songs and sing them to her giant Labrador. She always loved poetry and began to seriously study it in her junior year of undergraduate college. She received her M.F.A. from New York University in 2001. LimonRead More

2016 Celebration of Literary Arts Festival features DMACC student writers

2016 Celebration of Literary Arts Festival features DMACC student writers

April 15, 2016 at 11:46 am 0 comments

On Monday April 4, winners of the district-wide creative writing contest were invited to Beaverdale Books to perform a public reading of their writing. In addition to reading their work for the packed bookstore, each winning student was awarded a scholarship or cash prize. They also all had the opportunityRead More

Exploring Ankeny: Where is the best sandwich in town?

Exploring Ankeny: Where is the best sandwich in town?

April 15, 2016 at 11:37 am 0 comments

As spring appears the desire to go outside increases, and I find myself wanting to explore Ankeny.  One of the best ways to get to know a city is through its food. You can tell a lot about a place by the selection, variety, and offerings of restaurants in anRead More

Acclaimed writers Matt Bell, Robin Block, Kevin Prufer, and Ada Limon pose for a picture following their reading Monday April 4 at Beaverdale Books during the 2016 Celebration of the Literary Arts Festival.

Nationally recognized authors visit DMACC for the 2016 Celebration of the Literary Arts Festival

April 15, 2016 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Four nationally-acclaimed authors arrived in Iowa last week to take part in DMACC’s 2016 Celebration of the Literary Arts Festival. The three-day festival, which started Monday, April 4 and finished Wednesday April 6, allowed students to meet and speak with professional published authors. The festival was organized by Marc Dickinson,Read More

How to rock your own DJ party from a pro

How to rock your own DJ party from a pro

April 15, 2016 at 11:22 am 0 comments

If you follow my columns, you know I have a career outside of being a student at DMACC.  I have been a DJ for the last 25 years entertaining at approximately a thousand weddings, and probably another 500 parties/dances.  I also publish a trade magazine for such DJs (Mobile BeatRead More