Politics

Libertarian candidate for governor, Jake Porter. Photo courtesy jake-porter.org.

Post-Debate Interview with Jake Porter

October 11, 2018 at 9:07 am 0 comments

During Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate in the DMACC auditorium, supporters of Hubbell and Reynolds took turns cheering and applauding when their respective candidate made a strong point. But the loudest noise came from outside the building. Jake Porter, the Libertarian party candidate who was not invited to participate in the debate,Read 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

Josiah Sutton

A reaction to the State of the Union

February 12, 2018 at 11:59 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union began by painting the previous year as a success. The hardships that took place during 2017 like the hurricanes and wildfires were conveyed as evidence of America’s strength. There is a general attitude about politicians that acknowledges that they will obviously alterRead More

Spring Episode 1: Small Talk with the Chronicle Crew

Spring Episode 1: Small Talk with the Chronicle Crew

January 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

In this episode of Small Talk with the Chronicle Crew, Bailey, Laurenn, Ben, and Sarah talk about their classes, a new bible literacy bill, and the influence of social media.

The Presidency

March 22, 2017 at 10:47 am 0 comments

This presidency is a sick and twisted joke. The leader of the free world uses Twitter to spark controversy and drama. He is a conspiracy theorist who tells “alternate facts” instead of leading the country. Lately in a not so subtle effort to distract from the on going investigation onRead More

Name- Parker Elwell
Hometown- Ankeny, IA
Major- Criminal Justice
“I thought Hillary was going to win. But go Trump. I liked his views on things.”

Presidential Election Reactions

November 9, 2016 at 11:09 am 0 comments

With the presidential election over, there is a mix of emotions being felt around DMACC this morning. Last night, Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States. Below there is a few different opinions from DMACC students on the election.  

Caucus underwhelms first-timer

Caucus underwhelms first-timer

February 24, 2016 at 10:46 am 0 comments

The usual cacophony of hungry teenagers talking over each other, trying to squeeze a full day’s events into their 30-minute lunch break was gone. Replacing it was the calm rumble of politically-inclined, aging middle-class voters. Scanning the room, I looked for familiar faces, but I only recognized a few people.Read More

Live from Des Moines, it’s the second Democratic Debate

Live from Des Moines, it’s the second Democratic Debate

December 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

Many historical events have taken place at Drake University. They include the annual Drake Relays, which launched the careers of many famous runners, and the campus paper starting the infamous “Paul is Dead” hoax. Drake recently added a new accomplishment to their roster: the site of the second Democratic DebateRead More