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Parasite’s Best Picture win puts spotlight on international cinema

Parasite’s Best Picture win puts spotlight on international cinema

March 4, 2020 at 11:37 am 0 comments

This year’s Academy Awards was one of many firsts; the first female orchestra conductor, the first year the Best Foreign Language Feature category was renamed to Best International Film, and, along the same lines, “Parasite” was the first non-english language film to win Best Picture. Throughout the history of theRead More

DMACC to add Renewable Energy and Video degrees, new drama classes

DMACC to add Renewable Energy and Video degrees, new drama classes

March 4, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Starting fall 2020, DMACC will offer new associate degrees for Video Production and Renewable Energy Technologies, as well as eight new drama classes. Brad Luhrs is the program chair for Electronic Engineering Technology, Robotics, and Renewable Energy Technology. He comes from Norwalk, and has worked for DMACC for 11 years.Read More

Photo courtesy Dan Ivis/DMACC.

Somali refugee shares her story, encourages activism

March 3, 2020 at 9:57 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, inside DMACC Building 6 auditorium, Saida Dahir shared her story as a Muslim Somali refugee who, along with her seven siblings and single mother, fled to the United States. “I was one of the lucky ones,” Dahir said when referencing President Trump’s travel ban that listedRead More

Oscars Prediction Podcast

Oscars Prediction Podcast

February 10, 2020 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Cole, Justin, and Aaron discuss their predictions for the 2020 Oscars!

Behind the screen: DMACC’s social media team

Behind the screen: DMACC’s social media team

February 5, 2020 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Tucked away down the sidewalk from Trail Point sits Building 21; most students may have walked by without even noticing. This is where DMACC’s Marketing and Public Relations Office is housed, including the three-person team that runs the school’s social media. First, there is Lisa Schmitz of West Des Moines.Read More

‘Parasite’ effectively depicts class struggle with likable cast

‘Parasite’ effectively depicts class struggle with likable cast

February 5, 2020 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

At the recent 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2020, Boon Joon-Ho’s dark comedy and social thriller made history as the first foreign language film to win Best Cast in a Motion Picture, the ceremony’s most prestigious award. “Parasite” also won Best Foreign Film, and was nominated for Best DirectorRead More

World-renowned opera singer and DMACC visiting professor Simon Estes performs at the Sing, Ebenezer! concert in the Building 6 auditorium on Jan. 21. Photo provided by Dan Ivis.

Concert pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 5, 2020 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

On the night of Jan. 21, in a packed auditorium, DMACC hosted “Sing, Ebenezer! The songs and stories from Martin Luther King’s Neighborhood.” The DMACC choir was joined by three special guests: former assistant minister Albert Paul Brinson, soprano singer Sherry Dukes, Broadway performer Roosevelt Andre Credit, and world-renowned operaRead More

Meet Sara: The one who keeps campus caffeinated

Meet Sara: The one who keeps campus caffeinated

February 5, 2020 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Every DMACC student knows that Cafe X serves coffee, but who can students give thanks to? Sarah Volkman, that is who. Sara has been working with Cafe Diem for 12 years and has been an owner since 2014. She is the proud owner of Cafe X and Campus Grounds, theRead More