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Podcast: Kosovo Energy Students

Podcast: Kosovo Energy Students

December 6, 2019 at 9:51 am 0 comments

This semester, DMACC welcomed 28 women from Kosovo to study energy with the help of a scholarship from the Kosovo Millennium Foundation. Christy Halverson sat down to talk with two of the students to learn about their experiences so far in Iowa.

Luke Dickens, owner of Vinyl Cup Records in Beaverdale and Marv's Music in the East Village.

The Return of Vinyl

December 5, 2019 at 11:54 am 0 comments

It may be hard, if not impossible, to find a Blockbuster store around, but finding a record store has become easier and easier in recent years. Des Moines is seeing them pop up just about everywhere. With seven stores across the metro, people young and old are ditching, or atRead More

Des Moines authentic Mexican food guide

Des Moines authentic Mexican food guide

December 5, 2019 at 11:47 am 0 comments

Sometimes it can be hard to find authentic restaurants near you. Google Maps can only do so much to tell you what restaurants are good, but most of the time it sends you to places that are not at all authentic. Not to worry, I have compiled a list ofRead More

Christy Halverson

The college transfer process can be daunting for first-generation students

December 5, 2019 at 11:38 am 0 comments

When someone graduates high school, a guest at the graduation party will likely ask, “What college do you plan to attend?” Many would answer with a university or community college, while others never really thought about it. Some graduates had already met their expectations or had other obstacles which preventedRead More

Grayden Wilson-Crumb

Doctor Sleep: An imperfect follow-up to The Shining

December 5, 2019 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Stanley Kubrick’s famed 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Shining” has left an undeniable influence and legacy on horror filmmaking and remains one of the most iconic horror films of all times. However, Stephen King himself has famously gone on record countless times to express his distaste for the film,Read More

Abby Buchanan

Decriminalizing all drugs could be the answer

December 5, 2019 at 11:32 am 0 comments

After nearly fifty years and over $47 billion spent since Richard Nixon initially declared a War on Drugs, America still faces a serious problem with drug addiction.  With the rise of the opioid epidemic and steady use of illicit substances throughout the decades, it’s clear our country’s current approach ofRead More

Kaleb Schlatter

Opinion: Elevated impeachment dialogue is better late than never

November 22, 2019 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is long overdue.  As the inquiry continues later into the year, so rises the likelihood that the House of Representatives will vote to impeach the President before the New Year. The future of the impeachment in the Senate has become less clear. SenateRead More

Brody Nicolaisen

Considering volunteering to help adults learn to read

November 20, 2019 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday Nov. 6 I attend the volunteer tutoring training session for the Adult Literacy Center at the DMACC Urban Campus. I was surprised to find that I was one of only five in attendance. I was even more surprised to find that I was the only DMACC student present. Read More