Opinion

Opinion: Consider a “clearance dog”

April 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Guest column by Abigail Lee “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Writer Josh Billings said that. I would have to agree with Josh Billings. Dogs do love their owners more than themselves. I want you to consider a “clearance dog,”Read More

Opinion: Tutoring makes a difference

April 6, 2019 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

Guest column by Adam Elmkarkech At every juncture of higher education, grades are king. Students, whether at a technical school, community college, top one-hundred university, or Ivy League, are embroiled in a collegiate culture that emphasizes their graded academic performance. From undergraduate to grad school, all students stress and strategizeRead More

Opinion: Iowa needs to focus on mental health

April 6, 2019 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

Guest column by Kelsey McLellan According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 1 in 5 adults in Iowa live with some form of mental illness. With the prevalence of mental illness in the state, mental health care should be widely available and taken seriously. However, in recent years, mentalRead More

Opinion: AR-15 should not be banned

April 6, 2019 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

Guest column by Katherine Jarvis What do you think when you hear the phrase “assault rifle?” Most of you that oppose gun rights would say “an AR-15, because that’s what the AR stands for, plus it just looks scary.” I hear this a lot. It’s wrong. The AR stands forRead More

Opinion: CRISPR will be key in medicine and agriculture

April 6, 2019 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Guest column by Sophia Cordaro When you hear the word “crisper,” you might think about the texture describing a chicken nugget, or the way the grass feels in the dry heat of July. However, this word is also the name of a life-saving gene-editing technology. CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspacedRead More

Opinion: The importance of court reporters

April 6, 2019 at 12:22 pm 1 comment

Guest column by Madelyn Schmidt As the world has recently undergone dramatic technological advancements, societies of developed countries have stood by, amazed at the disappearance of jobs they formerly considered irreplaceable. Unnervingly efficient mechanical substitutes have taken the place of scores of factory workers, customer support representatives, and even groceryRead More

Abby Buchanan

Opinion: Online media creates political echo chambers

April 1, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Whenever I discuss politics with my mothers we tend to run into trouble fully understanding each other’s perspectives. This trouble of bridging the gap between our politics has made me question how our understanding of the world could be so different while experiencing the same current events. Each of ourRead More

Make friends, find success

Make friends, find success

March 29, 2019 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Guest column written by Academic Adviser Matt Sprengeler I have a problem. There’s this great piece of advice I want to share. Heck, if you’re a DMACC student, your tuition dollars are already paying me to give you advice like this. And I’ve been doing this for years and years,Read More