Articles by: Aaron Adams

DMACC security fights back against COVID-19

DMACC security fights back against COVID-19

November 6, 2020 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

COVID-19 cases in Iowa have continued to rise, Friday alone saw 3,533 new cases and 912 hospitalizations. Despite this, DMACC’s campus security has been facing the challenge head-on.  When COVID-19 first hit the country and colleges began going virtual, security was faced with uncertainty. Director of Campus Safety Jay TiefenthalerRead More

Remembering RBG

Remembering RBG

September 30, 2020 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died Sept. 18 at the age of 87, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was known not only for her work as a Supreme Court justice, but also as a pioneer of women’s rights and an icon of justice for many. She isRead More

Relief grant funds available for students

Relief grant funds available for students

September 16, 2020 at 11:51 am 0 comments

In the wake of COVID-19, students across the country have had their education disrupted as many schools transition to online learning. This has left some students struggling to pay for the resources required to attend classes online such as technology, internet, or childcare. In response to this, the federal governmentRead More

Podcast recommendations to feel less lonely

Podcast recommendations to feel less lonely

April 22, 2020 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

Over the years, the popularity of podcasts has increased drastically. Now, there are so many options when trying to find something to listen to, it can be overwhelming. As someone who’s been listening to podcasts for years, I’ll offer some of my favorite podcasts to help start your search.  OneRead More

DMACC English Professor Lauren Rice

Remembering DMACC Professor Lauren Rice

April 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

On Sunday April 5, DMACC Professor Lauren Rice was killed in a hit-and-run incident near her home in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines.  Around 8 a.m., Rice was walking her dog when a driver struck her with a truck at a high rate of speed; police said they believeRead More

Missing The Little Things During Quarantine

Missing The Little Things During Quarantine

March 30, 2020 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

With the spread of COVID-19, our normal lives have been put on hold. Many businesses have temporarily shut down, and people have been advised to stay in their homes. While this will help slow the spread of the virus, one can’t help but miss normal life and all the littleRead More

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Iowa colleges respond to COVID-19

March 11, 2020 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

DMACC has announced that face-to-face classes will be postponed after spring break until further notice, although they will continue online. An email to students stated that between March 23 and 28 there will be no face-to-face classes, and beginning March 30 all classes will be strictly online. However, select lab-basedRead More

Philosophies differ on the use of tech in the classroom

Philosophies differ on the use of tech in the classroom

March 4, 2020 at 11:44 am 0 comments

In a modern classroom setting, one may find two kinds of students: some who use their laptop to take notes and organize materials, and others who use traditional paper and pencil. Professors today are forced to adapt to this change, which causes a divide in expectations between themselves and theirRead More