Articles by: Cole Griffin

Fully formed "chaffle" sandwich, where the bread is replaced with an egg and cheese mixture. Photo by Cole Griffin

Can I offer you a nice egg in this trying time?

April 22, 2020 at 1:59 pm 1 comment

Whether scrambled, fried, over easy, hard-boiled, or sunny side up, eggs are a great source of protein and are easy to prepare. However, not every egg preparation is valued equally, and some are more appropriate than others depending on the purpose for which they are being made. If I amRead More

DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts Festival postponed

DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts Festival postponed

April 12, 2020 at 8:27 pm 0 comments

This will be the 19th year that DMACC will be holding its annual Celebration of Literary Arts Festival. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers to reorchestrate their plans. Originally slated to have begun on April 6, the event has been postponed until sometime in the Fall 2020 semester. EmailsRead More

DMACC introduces new pass/fail policy for Spring term, drop deadline extended

DMACC introduces new pass/fail policy for Spring term, drop deadline extended

April 1, 2020 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

DMACC is introducing a new opt-in system for pass/fail grading. Along with including a designation on all student transcripts that shows that the Spring 2020 semester was affected by the pandemic, students can also submit a request for a pass/fail designation on the transcript instead of the usual letter grade.Read More

Quarantine life, how my daily routine has changed

Quarantine life, how my daily routine has changed

March 30, 2020 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

I assume that my daily routine was similar to many other college students. Have ambitions of waking up two hours early, but fail and wake up with enough time to brush my teeth, get dressed, and leave. My 30-minute drive to DMACC’s Ankeny Campus was oddly relaxing, even though everyRead More

Streaming is not the money-saver we thought it would be

Streaming is not the money-saver we thought it would be

March 4, 2020 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Many people year after year are ditching their traditional television providers, whether it be cable or satellite, and are switching over to streaming services. There are many reasons why this shift in the way people choose to watch shows and movies has taken place, but cost isn’t one of them.Read More

Parasite’s Best Picture win puts spotlight on international cinema

Parasite’s Best Picture win puts spotlight on international cinema

March 4, 2020 at 11:37 am 0 comments

This year’s Academy Awards was one of many firsts; the first female orchestra conductor, the first year the Best Foreign Language Feature category was renamed to Best International Film, and, along the same lines, “Parasite” was the first non-english language film to win Best Picture. Throughout the history of theRead More

DMACC to add Renewable Energy and Video degrees, new drama classes

DMACC to add Renewable Energy and Video degrees, new drama classes

March 4, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Starting fall 2020, DMACC will offer new associate degrees for Video Production and Renewable Energy Technologies, as well as eight new drama classes. Brad Luhrs is the program chair for Electronic Engineering Technology, Robotics, and Renewable Energy Technology. He comes from Norwalk, and has worked for DMACC for 11 years.Read More

Behind the screen: DMACC’s social media team

Behind the screen: DMACC’s social media team

February 5, 2020 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Tucked away down the sidewalk from Trail Point sits Building 21; most students may have walked by without even noticing. This is where DMACC’s Marketing and Public Relations Office is housed, including the three-person team that runs the school’s social media. First, there is Lisa Schmitz of West Des Moines.Read More