Articles by: Richelle Castillo

Holly Clark, Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives Program Coordinator. Photo courtesy DMACC.

DMACC adds Community Engagement and Diversity coordinator

April 22, 2020 at 1:38 pm 1 comment

Applying to college can be scary, especially when you have no guidance and you don’t even know where to start.  Luckily, DMACC has people like Holly Clark set on making your transition to college as successful as possible, and help you feel secure along the way. Holly is the newRead More

We need more Latinx empowerment, fewer stereotypes

We need more Latinx empowerment, fewer stereotypes

March 6, 2020 at 11:28 am 0 comments

I don’t know much about football, but when it comes to Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, I can tell you anything. It was amazing to hear that two of the singers I grew up with were going to perform at the Super Bowl — especially since they were representing the LatinxRead More

Meet Sara: The one who keeps campus caffeinated

Meet Sara: The one who keeps campus caffeinated

February 5, 2020 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Every DMACC student knows that Cafe X serves coffee, but who can students give thanks to? Sarah Volkman, that is who. Sara has been working with Cafe Diem for 12 years and has been an owner since 2014. She is the proud owner of Cafe X and Campus Grounds, theRead More

Des Moines authentic Mexican food guide

Des Moines authentic Mexican food guide

December 5, 2019 at 11:47 am 0 comments

Sometimes it can be hard to find authentic restaurants near you. Google Maps can only do so much to tell you what restaurants are good, but most of the time it sends you to places that are not at all authentic. Not to worry, I have compiled a list ofRead More

Richelle Castillo (Social Media Editor)

Counseling: A solution for students’ sanity

September 26, 2019 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Starting off school is an exciting thing to experience.  New classes, new people and new memories you have yet to make. When you start, you make sure to buy all of the books and notebooks you’ll need for class.  You make sure that all your pencils are sharpened, and yourRead More

Netflix’s On My Block gives characters difficult choices

Netflix’s On My Block gives characters difficult choices

September 26, 2019 at 9:01 am 0 comments

How do you explain to everyone how you feel on the inside, or what’s running through your head?  Especially to your family, your caregiver, your one true love, or your ride or dies? This is the dilemma we see Cesar facing in the show “On My Block.”  Cesar is justRead More