Articles by: Derrick Underwood

Honors Program introduces scholarship, seminar changes

March 11, 2015 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The DMACC Honors Program is entering its third year, and with it some changes to scholarships and seminar class format. According to Honors Program Coordinator Sarah Waddle, the future changes will include more awards and scholarship grants for Honors classes. These changes will actually begin in the summer semester. SpecificsRead More

Eric Schwartz brings the funny

Eric Schwartz brings the funny

February 27, 2015 at 10:54 am 0 comments

There was a small crowd on the bitter cold night of Feb. 18, but if there was anybody who warmed up the night in the Building 6 auditorium on the DMACC Ankeny campus, it was comedian Eric Schwartz, aka Smooth-E. Schwartz started off by making a few funny comments aboutRead More

To rule is easy, to govern is difficult.

To rule is easy, to govern is difficult.

February 27, 2015 at 10:15 am 1 comment

The leader of the free world, the Commander in Chief, the head honcho, the President of the United States; these are just a few of the titles of the most prestigious and toughest job in the entire world. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be President?Read More

YMCA construction to displace students

YMCA construction to displace students

February 11, 2015 at 9:09 am 0 comments

DMACC is about to transform into a destination community college campus. At least, that is the plan after the construction of a new state-of-the-art YMCA facility right here on the DMACC Ankeny campus. Construction of the new $15 million YMCA building is set to begin right after the end ofRead More

Opinion: Free community college is a good investment

Opinion: Free community college is a good investment

February 11, 2015 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Can you imagine going to DMACC for free? Well dream on, because it’s probably not going to happen before you graduate. As for future generations, it could be a possibility. College for free? President Obama’s proposal of free community college is a game changing idea. With free community college, everyoneRead More

DMACC needs a “dead week” like ISU

December 8, 2014 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Two weeks left in the semester my fellow DMACC students! Do you know what that means? That’s right, finals are coming up. No worries though, we have this entire week to study, right? Well, that isn’t exactly the case. Believe it or not, many students are under pressure with numerousRead More

Media freakout not helping with Ebola

November 21, 2014 at 9:17 am 1 comment

I’m sure most of you have turned on the news or have at least heard about the Ebola scare in the United States. CNN and other news stations have dedicated entire news broadcasts to Ebola reaching the United States. Panic and paranoia have spread like wildfire; thousands of people haveRead More

The Bistro offers culinary options in the heart of campus

The Bistro offers culinary options in the heart of campus

November 21, 2014 at 9:14 am 0 comments

If you are looking for a gourmet place to eat, you don’t have to look far. The Bistro of DMACC in Building 7 offers an array of cuisines from DMACC’s culinary arts students. The DMACC Bistro is a full restaurant experience for aspiring chefs. According to DMACC Culinary Arts InstructorRead More