Archive for February, 2018

Josiah Sutton

A reaction to the State of the Union

February 12, 2018 at 11:59 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union began by painting the previous year as a success. The hardships that took place during 2017 like the hurricanes and wildfires were conveyed as evidence of America’s strength. There is a general attitude about politicians that acknowledges that they will obviously alterRead More

A glimpse of Des Moines through a photographer’s eyes: Anthony Arroyo

A glimpse of Des Moines through a photographer’s eyes: Anthony Arroyo

February 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm 0 comments
Opinion: An inspiring speech from Oprah provokes a media storm

Opinion: An inspiring speech from Oprah provokes a media storm

February 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

I try not to underestimate the weight words can carry. A speech like Oprah’s in acceptance of her Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes was nothing short of influential, boldly shining a light on the sexual harassment charges spreading throughout Hollywood. The “Time’s Up” movement was the centerRead More

Opinion: A satirical stance on social media challenges

Opinion: A satirical stance on social media challenges

February 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

My generation has seen its fair share of odd internet challenges, the gallon milk challenge, the cinnamon challenge, chubby bunny, and most recently the Tide Pod challenge. I believe this is one of the bad effects of social media; the drive to want to become viral and have the entireRead More

An argument for bringing baseball back to Iowa State

An argument for bringing baseball back to Iowa State

February 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Iowa State University is a nationally-recognized institution. Many of its collegiate sports have been in the national spotlight on and off for many years for their respectful successes. One sport in particular isn’t in the picture, and hasn’t been for nearly 17 years. I’m talking about men’s baseball, which usedRead More

Opinion: Trump’s policies politicized by Washington

Opinion: Trump’s policies politicized by Washington

February 7, 2018 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

Donald Trump began his unconventional campaign to become President of the United States by pledging to voters to “Make America Great Again”! To accomplish this, he proposed to make changes in healthcare, taxes, immigration, trade and foreign policy. His method of communicating and promoting to achieve his goals is genuinelyRead More

Julie Simanski (left) and Eden Pearson (right) during their Marriage & Family and Composition II class

Learning Communities; group learning at DMACC

February 7, 2018 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

DMACC’s Ankeny campus provides students with “learning community” opportunities. Learning communities are classes that allow students to work in a small group setting with two different instructors while completing two different classes. Students are used to being taught one subject at a time: Math, History, Sociology, English, etc.  Learning communitiesRead More

photo by Anthony Arroyo

Profile: Whitney Riggs

February 7, 2018 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

DMACC Advisor Whitney Riggs is someone you may have seen advising students, teaching an Honors or Student Development class, or even leading a committee. She is one of those staff members here at DMACC that can’t seem to sit still. Riggs has held many positions here at DMACC, starting inRead More