Articles by: Sarah Bogaards

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Harris campaign launches caucus training on DMACC campus

March 29, 2019 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ campaign announced in a press release Thursday that five Iowa colleges, including DMACC in Ankeny, will hold trainings teaching students about the caucus process and how to get involved in caucus organizing. The trainings will take place from April 16-18 where students will hear from theRead More

Pixar’s director of lighting speaks at ciWeek 2019

Pixar’s director of lighting speaks at ciWeek 2019

March 27, 2019 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Danielle Feinberg works at Pixar, but when she’s successful, you might never notice. As the director of lighting and photography, the goal of her work is to keep viewers from noticing what she has done and keep them immersed in the film. With 19 years and counting at Pixar, FeinbergRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Opinion: Agreement on better mental health care for Iowa’s schools signals larger shift

March 27, 2019 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

Mental health is an issue which has long been subject to societal attitudes, and I’m glad to say I believe American society is at a turning point in its views of mental illnesses and those who live with them. Clifford Beers is credited with the first pointed effort to battleRead More

DMACC Board approves arming security

DMACC Board approves arming security

March 27, 2019 at 11:03 am 0 comments

The DMACC Board of Directors authorized administration to increase security on all six campuses, including the ability to hire armed personnel, during a March 11 meeting at the Newton campus. Following the board’s unanimous vote, a March 12 press release announced a plan to bring armed security to DMACC beginningRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Opinion: Iowa winters call for better driving

February 27, 2019 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Ah, Iowa winter. After several mild years, it has emerged from hibernation, not with the same vengeance we have known in the past, but still enough to keep us tucked inside and off the roads. I do not think many Iowa natives would deny the fun of sledding down hugeRead More

Roll with the punches at DMACC’s newest gaming club

Roll with the punches at DMACC’s newest gaming club

February 27, 2019 at 10:48 am 0 comments

The newest DMACC club, The Tabletop Collective, held its first gaming session on Feb. 8 following a week of preparations and character creation. Before the game began, Evan Davis, president of the club and Game Master of the campaign, addressed the group: “Alright everybody, I’m going to get something toRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Opinion: Try yoga to get results and find mindfulness

February 4, 2019 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Over the past several years, I have developed a belief in practicing balance on a daily basis. I am both indecisive and a people pleaser, so, if I could avoid picking sides in any circumstance, I would. I have tried and succeeded in gaining distance from both of those habits,Read More

After split with Liberal Arts, SEMSS moves to Building 9

After split with Liberal Arts, SEMSS moves to Building 9

February 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

When students step into the main entrance of Building 9, they may wonder if they are in the right place. Where vending machines and a glass display case stood last semester, students will now find renovated office spaces for the brand new sciences division. Plans were laid to make BuildingRead More