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Iowa State Daily Editorial Adviser Mark Witherspoon. Photo courtesy Iowa State Media Group.

Profile: Mark Witherspoon, editorial advisor for the Iowa State Daily

March 3, 2021 at 11:45 am 0 comments

With an inviting and warm Texan accent and a spoon inked on his forearm, Mark Witherspoon, the editorial advisor for the Iowa State Daily, is one of those rare personalities where rapport is easily found.  After any conversation with Spoon, a name he is commonly referred to by his youngRead More

Emily Anderson at Smokey Row coffee shop in Ankeny, where she often meets in-person (but still safely) with friends.

Pandemic poses challenges to social lives for DMACC students

September 23, 2020 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Even as some places around Iowa and the nation begin to open up and return to normal, students still feel the effects of the deep lack of socialization accessible to them.  Our very own DMACC students reported that maintaining a social life is difficult in the midst of pandemic-related safetyRead More

“Beat the Blame Game” webinar; Catharsis Productions tackles victim blaming and the stigma surrounding sexual assault

“Beat the Blame Game” webinar; Catharsis Productions tackles victim blaming and the stigma surrounding sexual assault

September 23, 2020 at 11:40 am 0 comments

DMACC Student Activities has planned a number of webinars for students to attend in the absence of in-person events and activities.  Last week, Catharsis Productions held a seminar through GoToWebinar titled “Beat the Blame Game,” an examination of victim blaming and how people can better support people facing abuse, asRead More

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

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

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

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

Luke Dickens, owner of Vinyl Cup Records in Beaverdale and Marv's Music in the East Village.

The Return of Vinyl

December 5, 2019 at 11:54 am 0 comments

It may be hard, if not impossible, to find a Blockbuster store around, but finding a record store has become easier and easier in recent years. Des Moines is seeing them pop up just about everywhere. With seven stores across the metro, people young and old are ditching, or atRead More