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Payne’s Pain: The testing center is not my favorite place

Payne’s Pain: The testing center is not my favorite place

April 16, 2014 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Students who need to make up a test, extended time on tests or have certain accommodations for testing go to the testing center in Building 6 everyday. It is a space that is supposed to help students take tests in a quiet area. Unfortunately, I have found it to beRead More

The ‘Morels’ of mushroom hunting

The ‘Morels’ of mushroom hunting

April 4, 2014 at 10:53 am 0 comments

By Avis Allen. Morels are my favorite mushroom, more so than any other. It could be they’re popular simply because they taste so good but I think it is more the tradition and memories for me. Morels are so prized they sell for up to $20 a pound in groceryRead More

Portfolio Day: How do DMACC students “measure” up?

Portfolio Day: How do DMACC students “measure” up?

April 4, 2014 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Since 1972, the Graphic Design program has hosted an event every year for graduating students called Portfolio Day. Students display a portfolio of their finer work for prospective employers, family, and colleagues, and network with industry professionals. Around 300 professionals from many creative disciplines are invited to the event. LastRead More

Online classes cost students more for the convenience

Online classes cost students more for the convenience

April 4, 2014 at 10:38 am 0 comments

If you’ve ever taken an online class or web-blended class, you may have noticed an extra charge to your tuition cost. For residents and nonresidents, the tuition costs are different. For residents it’s $136.00 per credit hour and for nonresidents it’s $272.00 per credit hour. But for any extra feesRead More

Ask Courtney

Ask Courtney

April 4, 2014 at 10:37 am 0 comments

Dear Courtney, I had my laptop on a table in Building 5 and a friend of mine accidentally knocked their drink on it. I brought it in and they said it would be $500 to fix it. It’s a little bit of an older laptop and I was kind ofRead More

Poetry writer to visit campus

Poetry writer to visit campus

April 4, 2014 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Evie Shockley will be visiting the DMACC Ankeny campus to read her poetry at the Celebration of Literary Arts event April 9th. Evie started writing at an earlier age. “ I was one of those kids who was reading and writing since before I can remember, which means before IRead More

Response to reaction from my last “Pain”

Response to reaction from my last “Pain”

April 4, 2014 at 10:31 am 0 comments

I hit a nerve with some people with my last “Payne’s Pains” opinion piece. It was not that much of a shock. I knew that some would not like the one comment where I critiqued the lighting in the theater, but it was a point I used to show howRead More

Award winning author to visit DMACC

Award winning author to visit DMACC

April 4, 2014 at 10:29 am 0 comments

DMACC students will get a treat in coming weeks when the Celebration of Literary Arts kicks off in early April. Among those scheduled to speak is award winning author Alan Heathcock. However, he did not always begin as a writer. “I started probably my senior year, I started kind ofRead More