Opinion

Opinion: The wage gap isn’t what you think it is … Or is it?

Opinion: The wage gap isn’t what you think it is … Or is it?

February 27, 2019 at 11:28 am 0 comments

The wage gap has become a heavily-contested, hot-button issue with the rising clash of ‘SJW liberal snowflakes rekt’ YouTube compilations from anti-feminists, and a ‘#woke’ Twitter culture holding politics and individuals under a left-leaning microscope. Of course we have all heard the long-standing statistic that women make 75 to 82Read More

Opinion: Stay gucci, avoid shade: Getting lit with woke slang (yeet)

Opinion: Stay gucci, avoid shade: Getting lit with woke slang (yeet)

February 27, 2019 at 10:59 am 0 comments

Day by day we see the English language evolve, and with it the phrases and terms we use. Gone are the days of radical, gnarly terms and groovy language. Away with the classic “talk to the hand,” “eat my shorts,” and like totally righteous words. Like, why can’t slang justRead 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

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Non-traditional students sought for podcast

February 24, 2019 at 10:58 am 0 comments

By Stanley Fredericksen, Guest Writer Dear DMACC Student, Did you know that non-traditional students (over the age of 25) are slowly becoming the new majority of college students as opposed to those fresh out of high school? Are you a late bloomer? A returning student? Do you want to shareRead More

Opinion: An argument for legalizing recreational marijuana

Opinion: An argument for legalizing recreational marijuana

February 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Over time, states have slowly begun decriminalizing, and even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. What once was met with scare tactics and propaganda (e.g., “Reefer Madness,” 1936) has increasingly been perceived as a drug comparable to alcohol. The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that marijuana is the mostRead More

Opinion: Why I chose DMACC

Opinion: Why I chose DMACC

February 4, 2019 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

There are many things to consider when choosing which college to attend. When it came time for me to make this choice, I had no clue where I wanted to go. All my friends were either going to a four-year university on scholarships, or they were going straight into theRead More

Opinion: Military transgender ban is discrimination

Opinion: Military transgender ban is discrimination

February 4, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

On Jan. 22, the Supreme Court announced its decision to allow President Trump’s policy banning transgender people from serving in the military to be upheld until more cases concerning the subject have been heard by lower courts. Under the Obama administration a policy was passed stating that transgender individuals couldRead 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