Archive for October, 2017

Des Moines columnist Rekha Basu

Exploring social justice and equality with Register’s Rekha Basu

October 18, 2017 at 10:16 am 0 comments

By Loretta McGraw, special to the Chronicle Rekha Basu, opinion columnist for the Des Moines Register, says the most negative responses she has received were in response to columns on interracial relationships, gay rights, and abortion rights. Sometimes Basu receives hate mail, particularly in response to controversial subjects. Readers tendRead More

Beth Lee

Life in Ankeny: Housing, road construction, and cost

October 13, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Ankeny, Iowa is the “biggest small town” in Iowa. I’ve lived here all my life in the same house. I was the first graduating class from Ankeny Centennial high school. Since I’ve been here, the population has hit one of the top in the state. Back in 2000 there wereRead More

Small talk with the Chronicle Crew Oct. 11, 2017

Small talk with the Chronicle Crew Oct. 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

Bailey, Barbara, and Hilary chat about some hot topics. Search for us on iTunes and subscribe!

A trip to the Silver Hills

A trip to the Silver Hills

October 11, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

I gripped the armrest of the seat on the airplane as we banked hard left circling the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, entering one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Looking to my left to get a better view of what country we were about to land in, IRead More

Josiah Sutton

The echo chamber problem

October 11, 2017 at 11:52 am 0 comments

In mid-September of 2017, ProPublica launched a study attempting to see whether Facebook users could be categorized and targeted for advertisements based solely off of ideological views – particularly, hateful or racist viewpoints. Using Facebook’s algorithms, ProPublica was able to target an ad directly at “Jew Haters,” causing a lotRead More

Sam Kennedy

Tolerance, understanding help in the process of coming out

October 11, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

In 1988, Robert Eichsberg and Jean O’Leary founded National Coming Out Day on October 11, which marked the one year anniversary of the national march on Washington D.C. for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The struggles of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Plus community (LGBT+) were apparent years before this march.Read More

Tips and tricks for travel

October 11, 2017 at 11:50 am 1 comment

I’m definitely not a world traveler. In fact, I’ve never traveled out of the country. But I’m curious. What does it take to travel internationally? I’ve enlisted the help of my peers, the internet, and Stacy Amling (a DMACC instructor and avid traveler) to pull together a list of tipsRead More

Textbook prices continue to put strain on students’ wallets

Textbook prices continue to put strain on students’ wallets

October 11, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

 Textbooks are expensive. Long gone are the carefree days in public school when books were provided in class. In college, you need to find your own.  Sometimes one needs to purchase a gigantic, heavily-bound tome, but it is not unusual to have to buy a bundle of loose pages sealedRead More