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New Ankeny Hy-Vee offers the largest options in Iowa

New Ankeny Hy-Vee offers the largest options in Iowa

September 27, 2013 at 10:46 am 0 comments

By Alex Roth. The Prairie Trail Hy-Vee located at 2510 SW State Street, less than a four-minute drive from DMACC Ankeny campus, opened on Sept. 24, 2013. Store Director Kevin Hudachek shared his excitement about the opening of the new Hy-Vee. After seven months of building, the enormous 92,000 squareRead More

Constitution Day celebration

Constitution Day celebration

September 27, 2013 at 10:43 am 0 comments

By Anna Duran This year’s annual Constitution Day highlighted the Second Amendment and was presented across all campuses by “Dr. Politics.” Honors Students primarily staffed DMACC’s the planning committee for the event this year. The main speaker at both events was Dr. Steffen W. Schmidt, “Dr. Politics,” professor of politicalRead More

3D coalition aims to bridge Des Moines’ minority gap

3D coalition aims to bridge Des Moines’ minority gap

September 27, 2013 at 10:34 am 0 comments

By Ann Voight. DMACC, Drake University and Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) are collaborating and have started the 3D Coalition. The program is designed to help identify, recruit, educate, and employ minorities who would make outstanding teachers.  This follows two previous efforts in recruiting minorities for the educational system, theRead More

Project SEARCH works

Project SEARCH works

September 25, 2013 at 11:36 am 0 comments

By Nevin Cornwell. Six DMACC interns meet every morning at 9 a.m. in a conference room in Building 24. They go over the schedule for the day’s work, make plans for completing tasks, and then head off to start their workday. The situation seems normal for any business as bigRead More

Review: GTA V offers chaotic fun

Review: GTA V offers chaotic fun

September 25, 2013 at 11:32 am 0 comments

By: Buddy Jackson Assignments are in, homework is done and now it is time to strap on my driving gloves and get right down to business with Grand Theft Auto 5. The Xbox 360 version of the game comes as a two-disc set, which is a little disappointing. One isRead More

DMACC, student settle for $14k

September 25, 2013 at 11:25 am 0 comments

By Alex Payne. DMACC settled a lawsuit with a student for almost $14,000 last May, in a case that drew attention from national sites like Fox news. Former DMACC student Jake Dagel, 21 of Sheldon, filed a lawsuit against DMACC for infringing on students’ Freedom of Speech. “Thousands of [American]Read More

Opinion: Rep. Steve King’s comments harmful

September 25, 2013 at 11:24 am 0 comments

By Martina Gutierrez. Many people have asked me, “What made you come to Iowa?” My answer has always been, “My husband, who is a red-headed Mexican-American from South Texas.” We met in Topeka, Kan. on a Greyhound bus about 12 years ago. We have had our ups and downs beforeRead More

Opinion: Students’ lives not always considered with online coursework

September 13, 2013 at 9:32 am 0 comments

By Megan Miras. There are six quizzes due online, a paper to be submitted via Blackboard, three articles to be researched and written, and an online test. I have no Internet. My typical day consists of getting up around 6:15 a.m. to get ready for school and work, wake myRead More