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Opinion: The ugly truth about Black Friday

Opinion: The ugly truth about Black Friday

November 13, 2013 at 9:44 am 0 comments

By Ann Voight. Thanksgiving: A time for forcing family together to explain why they’re thankful for everyone else. A time for eating lots and lots of food until you’re stuffed full and practically passed out from a food coma. This is the time for gathering around the TV and watchingRead More

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus student Nikki Horn of Winterset gives a speech on drowning at the annual informative speech contest held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Horn got first place at the contest and received a $100 gift certificate from the DMACC Foundation for use in the DMACC bookstore. Photo courtesy Dan Ivis.

Nikki Horn takes top speech prize

November 13, 2013 at 9:42 am 0 comments

By Anna Duran. The finalists in this year’s Informative Speech contest were decided Nov. 7. Students presented their speeches on varying topics in two preliminary rounds leading to Thursday’s final competition. The speeches were presented extemporaneously, or as conversationally informative. This style of delivery allows the presenters to build aRead More

Huff Theatre packs a punch with “Punch”

Huff Theatre packs a punch with “Punch”

November 13, 2013 at 9:41 am 0 comments

By Martina Gutierrez. The Huff Theatre performed “Punch,” their 89th production, in the Building 6 Auditorium on Nov. 6 and 7. “Punch” is about two college students who invite people to their party—the catch is they all have to be honest for one hour. The idea of being honest forRead More

C4, PTK help students make commitment to succeed

C4, PTK help students make commitment to succeed

November 13, 2013 at 9:35 am 0 comments

By Megan Miras. Have you made the commitment yet? For two years now, Phi Theta Kappa has been using Community College Completion Corps, or C4, to educate students on the benefits of completing their degree at a community college level. Students are encouraged to “make the pledge” by signing theRead More

Grammar Grrrl: Then vs Than

Grammar Grrrl: Then vs Than

November 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

This society is becoming dumber. It is time for an intervention! Stop me if you’ve heard this one: I would rather cuddle then have sex. If you’re good with grammar you’ll get it. I would rather eat dessert first than my meal, because dessert first is better then second. IfRead More

Best of DMACC 2013

Best of DMACC 2013

October 30, 2013 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Help us find the Best of DMACC in our 1st annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Click Here to vote for your favorite.

Poinsettias grow in the thousands in the green house behind Building 4. The plants are adolescent, but will be ready for sale by the end of November. Photo by Anna Duran.

Horticulture Club: It’s more than just watching grass grow

October 30, 2013 at 10:10 am 0 comments

By Miriah Masching. DMACC Horticulture students strive to create the best looking plants, not only for a grade but also for their upcoming plant sales. The sales coincide with harvest times in the green houses, which are in fall, winter and spring. The mum sales just ended, and now theRead More

Home is where the food is

Home is where the food is

October 30, 2013 at 10:03 am 0 comments

By Avis Allen. The time has come for sweatshirts, flannel pajamas, football, and glorious comfort food. Close your eyes and think of home, wherever that may be. I am the youngest of thirteen children. We all know how to cook, but there is absolutely nothing that compares to my Mother’sRead More