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Speaker coming Oct. 25 for International Year: Liberia

October 11, 2017 at 11:33 am 0 comments

When Joanne Dudgeon, a history and geography instructor at the Ankeny DMACC campus, became involved for the first time with the DMACC International Year campaign, she was intent on bringing knowledge about the continent of Africa to the forefront. With Africa as the target continent, Liberia was an easy choice. Read More

Professor Eric Foner of Columbia University spoke about the Reconstruction Era in the Building 6 Auditorium at DMACC on Monday, Sept. 18.

Noted historian speaks at DMACC for Constitution Day

October 4, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

One of the nation’s foremost historians spoke to a packed crowd as part of Constitution Day at DMACC Ankeny, Monday Sept. 18, in Building 5. Eric Foner, professor of history at Columbia University in New York City, is an expert on the Civil War.  He has written numerous books onRead More

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Advice from a Trail Point novice

September 22, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Did you know that if you take six credits or more you have access to free membership at Trail Point? As a person who fits into this criteria, I decided to check it out. Here’s what I learned: Signing up is shockingly easy. I just walked up looking confused andRead More

Editorial: Students against the repeal of DACA

September 20, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

It is important to remind ourselves that behind every government policy decision is a human being who is going to be directly affected by it. In the case of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, it will be close to 800,000. The history of DACA is not aRead More

Brady Mooers

Kaepernick remains in quarterback purgatory

September 20, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

When watching the pregame for an NFL game, you will often hear the announcers mention something pertaining to sitting during the National Anthem. It has recently become a hot-button issue as football season has just started up again. And with the recent events in Charlottesville, this issue has become hotterRead More

Salt Co. launched in Ankeny

Salt Co. launched in Ankeny

September 20, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Salt Company, a college ministry, that started in 1994 in Ames and has spread across the Midwest, launched in Ankeny on Aug. 31 at Keystone Church. The name comes from the book in the Bible, Matthew 5. “Back in Jesus’ time, salt was used to preserve things and as fertilizer.Read More

Taylor Burns

High school dress codes need to be updated

September 20, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

I have a younger sister who is a junior in high school. She recently wore an off the shoulder shirt to school which she got in trouble for later that day. She was told it was inappropriate, and she needed to cover up…For her shoulders showing. I don’t understand. IRead More

Do you want a balloon?

Do you want a balloon?

September 20, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

After seeing this film, my answer is a sharp NO. Based off the best-selling book by Stephen King, “It” creates a whole new meaning of fear. Originally published in 1986, this creature began its influence on horror culture. Turned into a mini-series in 1990, “It,” also known as Pennywise theRead More