Opinion

Review: New Life Singer’s “Captivate”

Review: New Life Singer’s “Captivate”

October 9, 2013 at 10:57 am 0 comments

By Alex Payne A new album captured my attention recently that has been great to listen to when I need something to help me through a stressful day. The members of Grand Canyon University’s New Life Singers released their album “Captivate” on September 12, 2013. The album is uplifting contemporaryRead More

Opinion: DMACC should reconsider use of Blackboard

Opinion: DMACC should reconsider use of Blackboard

October 9, 2013 at 10:50 am 0 comments

By Alex Payne Professors and instructors here at DMACC seem to be in a love affair with an online learning program called Blackboard. Unfortunately all of them seem to have a different relationship with the program. As I log onto Blackboard I am overwhelmed with a large number of notifications.Read More

Opinion: Right to know vs. right to privacy

Opinion: Right to know vs. right to privacy

October 9, 2013 at 10:38 am 0 comments

By Martina Gutierrez. When a person gets arrested, their name and picture is put on a roster allowing people in their community to know if there is someone who may be dangerous to the neighborhood. To keep people warned and informed, the ‘right-to-know’ is a good thing. But if theRead More

Opinion: Living with diabetes can be tough

Opinion: Living with diabetes can be tough

October 9, 2013 at 10:35 am 0 comments

By Alexandria Roth. Being a Type I Diabetic for eight and a half years has introduced me to more judgment and criticism than one would think possible. I’d like to clear up some common misconceptions about diabetes. There are three types of diabetes: Type I, Type II, and Gestational. TypeRead More

Opinion: Rep. Steve King’s comments harmful

September 25, 2013 at 11:24 am 0 comments

By Martina Gutierrez. Many people have asked me, “What made you come to Iowa?” My answer has always been, “My husband, who is a red-headed Mexican-American from South Texas.” We met in Topeka, Kan. on a Greyhound bus about 12 years ago. We have had our ups and downs beforeRead More

Opinion: Students’ lives not always considered with online coursework

September 13, 2013 at 9:32 am 0 comments

By Megan Miras. There are six quizzes due online, a paper to be submitted via Blackboard, three articles to be researched and written, and an online test. I have no Internet. My typical day consists of getting up around 6:15 a.m. to get ready for school and work, wake myRead More

Payne’s Pain: The Christmas Creep

Payne’s Pain: The Christmas Creep

September 11, 2013 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin,’ ring ting tinglin,’ too. Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you! I will be the first to say that I love Christmas and I go all out when it comes to Christmas time. It pains me to take downRead More

Opinion: Liar, liar, grass on fire

April 5, 2013 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Last year, I had an opportunity to drive across the entire country. It was a wonderful trip. It was also eye-opening in a scary way. I was in Oklahoma. The grass is usually a cool hue of sea foam, the dirt iron red underneath. Last year, everything was dry, dead,Read More