Opinion

Productively procrastinating amidst a pandemic

Productively procrastinating amidst a pandemic

April 27, 2020 at 11:57 am 1 comment

When the threat of COVID-19 led to all college campuses closing, my lifestyle took a major, yet not unfamiliar turn. Confined to a farmhouse, surrounded by seven family members — not to mention 24 chickens, eight horses, and two large dogs — and schooling at home, my life is almostRead More

Podcast recommendations to feel less lonely

Podcast recommendations to feel less lonely

April 22, 2020 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

Over the years, the popularity of podcasts has increased drastically. Now, there are so many options when trying to find something to listen to, it can be overwhelming. As someone who’s been listening to podcasts for years, I’ll offer some of my favorite podcasts to help start your search.  OneRead More

Fully formed "chaffle" sandwich, where the bread is replaced with an egg and cheese mixture. Photo by Cole Griffin

Can I offer you a nice egg in this trying time?

April 22, 2020 at 1:59 pm 1 comment

Whether scrambled, fried, over easy, hard-boiled, or sunny side up, eggs are a great source of protein and are easy to prepare. However, not every egg preparation is valued equally, and some are more appropriate than others depending on the purpose for which they are being made. If I amRead More

When sports ended

When sports ended

March 31, 2020 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

It was unreal. I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself. Sports are my life. Then, a couple of days after covering the final DMACC Bears baseball game, it all came to a halt.  It was one thing after another. The men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments, the NBA suspended,Read More

Missing The Little Things During Quarantine

Missing The Little Things During Quarantine

March 30, 2020 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

With the spread of COVID-19, our normal lives have been put on hold. Many businesses have temporarily shut down, and people have been advised to stay in their homes. While this will help slow the spread of the virus, one can’t help but miss normal life and all the littleRead More

Quarantine life, how my daily routine has changed

Quarantine life, how my daily routine has changed

March 30, 2020 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

I assume that my daily routine was similar to many other college students. Have ambitions of waking up two hours early, but fail and wake up with enough time to brush my teeth, get dressed, and leave. My 30-minute drive to DMACC’s Ankeny Campus was oddly relaxing, even though everyRead 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

Animation has the potential to appeal to a wide range of ages

Animation has the potential to appeal to a wide range of ages

March 4, 2020 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

People of all ages have fond memories of watching cartoons as a child, whether it be “SpongeBob Squarepants” or “The Flintstones.” But cartoons and animation as an art form can be so much more; not only can it be a vital form of early learning for kids, it can alsoRead More