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Podcast: Kosovo Energy Students

Podcast: Kosovo Energy Students

December 6, 2019 at 9:51 am 0 comments

This semester, DMACC welcomed 28 women from Kosovo to study energy with the help of a scholarship from the Kosovo Millennium Foundation. Christy Halverson sat down to talk with two of the students to learn about their experiences so far in Iowa.

Christy Halverson

The college transfer process can be daunting for first-generation students

December 5, 2019 at 11:38 am 0 comments

When someone graduates high school, a guest at the graduation party will likely ask, “What college do you plan to attend?” Many would answer with a university or community college, while others never really thought about it. Some graduates had already met their expectations or had other obstacles which preventedRead More

Grayden Wilson-Crumb

Doctor Sleep: An imperfect follow-up to The Shining

December 5, 2019 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Stanley Kubrick’s famed 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Shining” has left an undeniable influence and legacy on horror filmmaking and remains one of the most iconic horror films of all times. However, Stephen King himself has famously gone on record countless times to express his distaste for the film,Read More

Abby Buchanan

Decriminalizing all drugs could be the answer

December 5, 2019 at 11:32 am 0 comments

After nearly fifty years and over $47 billion spent since Richard Nixon initially declared a War on Drugs, America still faces a serious problem with drug addiction.  With the rise of the opioid epidemic and steady use of illicit substances throughout the decades, it’s clear our country’s current approach ofRead More

Brody Nicolaisen

Considering volunteering to help adults learn to read

November 20, 2019 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday Nov. 6 I attend the volunteer tutoring training session for the Adult Literacy Center at the DMACC Urban Campus. I was surprised to find that I was one of only five in attendance. I was even more surprised to find that I was the only DMACC student present. Read More

Review: The Lighthouse

Review: The Lighthouse

October 30, 2019 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

As I sat down to write down my review for Robert Eggers’ new film “The Lighthouse,” I ended up restarting the entire review not once, but twice. I struggled with framing a review for a movie that I adore, yet I know many people will likely not enjoy. As IRead More

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