Opinion

Paul Robidoux

Opinion: Don’t vote? Don’t complain

October 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Growing up, I was excited to turn 18, to be able to vote. In my house, my parents voted in every local, state, and national election. My dad would tell me that a school board or county supervisor vote is potentially more important than the presidential election because they couldRead More

Paul Robidoux

Dear college: please don’t let me down

October 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

What would be the worst possible outcome from my college experience? I fear spending all this money and time on a degree then not being able to find a career in my field of study. What I expect from college, nay, what I pray and hope for from college isRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Politically charged art sparks protest

October 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Contrast and unity are two principles of design in art, and sometimes they coexist within the same piece. Artists  have to achieve a balance between them in order to compose their works. A recent assignment for my Art Appreciation class combined art and sociopolitical issues, both of which are decidedlyRead More

Ben Breshears

Opinion: Men should not be afraid to ask for emotional help

October 10, 2018 at 8:49 am 0 comments

In our society, violence and hate are seemingly as common as clouds in the sky. Unchecked rage can lead to physical agression, including murder. However, this does not seem to change media habits, nor is taught to our younger generations who suffer the most from violent acts. While gender stereotypesRead More

Opinion: Red Tide must be addressed

Opinion: Red Tide must be addressed

September 24, 2018 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

If you’re thinking about beautiful Florida beaches as a possibility for Winter Break, you might want to think again. Florida is experiencing the worst Red Tide it’s seen in years and it’s heartbreaking. Recently, hundreds of species of inshore and offshore fish are floating at the mouth of Tampa BayRead More

Holly Dreesman

Opinion: Serena Williams plays for more than match point

September 19, 2018 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

During the 2018 French Open, Serena Williams delighted fans when she stepped on court donning an all-black bodysuit with a red waistband. This match came nearly a year after the birth of her daughter, which during the pregnancy of she had multiple life threatening blood clots. Following the event, WilliamsRead More

Ben Breshears

Opinion: Embrace diversity at Ankeny DMACC

September 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

A new school year brings hundreds of new eager faces to our campus, compounding hundreds of different ethnicities and cultures. People of all backgrounds interact with one another as students collaborate and befriend strangers. But with an abundance of different cultures also comes potential for racism and unease towards theRead More

Paul Robidoux

Opinion: Why is Kim Reynolds afraid of Jake Porter?

September 19, 2018 at 12:52 pm 1 comment

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never received a job without a job interview beforehand. I see political debates as kind of the same idea, an opportunity to get face time and explain your stances to your possible employer (which in this case is we the people, as votersRead More