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Wicked is wicked good

Wicked is wicked good

November 13, 2013 at 10:56 am 1 comment

By Buddy Jackson. “I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog too!” –The wicked Witch of the West My experience with this show will be a memorable one. I have been performing in shows ranging from melodramas to musicals since I was five years old. So you could imagineRead More

This Article Was Suppose to Have a Title but My Partner Was too Lazy to Write It

This Article Was Suppose to Have a Title but My Partner Was too Lazy to Write It

November 13, 2013 at 9:50 am 0 comments

By Miriah Masching. Group project. One of the most hated phrases a student could hear, next to the test will be on… When a group project is assigned, at first excitement sets in, only half the work, half the time, but still all of the points. Group projects are meantRead More

Soldier’s compelling tale inspires students, faculty

Soldier’s compelling tale inspires students, faculty

November 13, 2013 at 9:46 am 0 comments

By Ann Voight. DMACC campuses selected Brian Castner’s memoir, The Long Walk, an unflinching look at the war in the Middle East and the psyches of soldiers after returning stateside, as the book for the One Book, One College, One Community program. The purpose of One Book, One College, OneRead More

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