Simon Estes performs Friday; biggest jazz ensemble yet performs Monday

December 7, 2017 at 9:24 am 0 comments

To finish off “dead” week before finals, the Ankeny Campus Concert Choir and the Ankeny Campus Chamber Ensemble will perform with Simon Estes on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Building 6 Auditorium on the Ankeny Campus. Along with Estes and the two groups, will be a numberRead More

How tuition increases across Iowa colleges affect students

How tuition increases across Iowa colleges affect students

December 6, 2017 at 11:32 am 0 comments

Iowa’s two largest public colleges Iowa and Iowa State plan to raise in-state tuition 7 percent yearly for five years. This percent is added on to the tuition each year so instead of it just being an increase of 35 percent in five years it will actually be up toRead More

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Online courses provide more opportunity for cheating

December 6, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

“Adam” logged on to Blackboard to finalize the accounting homework due that night and realized he had an exam due in 30 minutes. The exam was 60 multiple choice questions, and he had 30 minutes to complete it. His plan of attack: Phone a friend. While he had the examRead More

The doors of The Ames United Church of Christ, photo courtesy their website.

Ames reverend responds to criticism after teens’ party

December 6, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

An Ames church became the victim of criticism after throwing a LGBT+ friendly Halloween party in October. The Ames United Church of Christ’s party was called “Drag-O-Ween.” Pizza was provided and activities included crowning a king and queen as well as a gender neutral ruler.  A vlogger called Activist MommyRead More

YesYes Book Tour: left to right Lynn Melnick, Raena Shirali, Brandon Courtney. 
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YesYes authors read their work

November 1, 2017 at 11:12 am 0 comments

In case you missed authors Lynn Melnick, Brandon Courtney, and Raena Shirali’s book tour stop at DMACC on Oct. 16. Published with the independent press YesYes Books, each author brought a series of poems to share. Lynn Melnick read from her recently published work “Landscape with Sex and Violence.” ItRead More

Liberia: A history of Americans in exile

Liberia: A history of Americans in exile

November 1, 2017 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Most people don’t think of the United States as a point of departure, but Dr. Claude Clegg of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, addressed 91 students on Oct. 25 to discuss Liberia, a nation with a history of Americans in exile. It is typical, Dr. Clegg said, that UnitedRead More

27 colleges come to DMACC for semi-annual transfer fair

27 colleges come to DMACC for semi-annual transfer fair

November 1, 2017 at 10:37 am 0 comments

DMACC holds a transfer fair in the fall and spring, which presents students with an opportunity to meet admission counselors from other colleges around the area. This year the transfer fair was held on Oct. 11 and 27 different colleges from state schools around Iowa to colleges in surrounding statesRead More

Eyewitness recounts events leading up to sexual assault

Eyewitness recounts events leading up to sexual assault

November 1, 2017 at 9:16 am 0 comments

In the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 1, Ankeny Police responded to a sexual assault report at the Campus Town Apartments. The DMACC student who was the victim was treated for her injuries later that night. The Chronicle spoke with an eyewitness who was in the same room just hoursRead More