Post Tagged with: "opinion"

Ben Newell

Opinion: Technology can improve the voting process

November 28, 2018 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

Citizenship is to be valued and honored. American citizenship allows you the right to live and work in the country, and, most importantly, to participate in political life. As a citizen of the United States you are required to abide by laws set forth by the government and pay taxesRead More

Holly Dreesman

Opinion: Let food bring friends together

November 28, 2018 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Study after study has shown the benefits of close relationships. Those with strong social networks tend to live longer and have lower incidences of cardiovascular disease and stroke. On the flip side, according to a 2016 Harvard study, the absence of friends can have the equivalent effect on health asRead More

Paul Akpan

Opinion: Let’s talk about consent

November 28, 2018 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

It is 2018 and the movement of the moment is ending sexual violence and discrimination towards women. #MeToo and #TimesUp captured national headlines, but they were only designed to start a discussion. Now we need to talk about specific changes in how we act and communicate. There are a lotRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Opinion: A case for arming DMACC security

November 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

One day during my junior year of high school, I was in Mr. Hammerand’s chemistry class when there was a lockdown drill. “We are in lockdown. We are in lockdown,” the secretary announced over the intercom. For the drill we sat behind lab tables for about 10 minutes. However, beforeRead More

Anthony Arroyo (Photo editor)

Opinion: Don’t be scared of failure

October 31, 2018 at 8:39 am 0 comments

One issue I find in people my age is their perception of failure. Failing is bad, forbidden, and something we avoid at all costs. We do not want to fail as students, employees or in the relationships we make or are scared to make. People my age are so afraidRead More

Ben Breshears

Review: Slipknot’s “Slaughterhouse” worth the price

October 31, 2018 at 8:38 am 0 comments

Being treated like an animal has never felt so exhilarating. As Campus Chronicle staff Christy, Joe and I waited in line at The Slaughterhouse in Des Moines we heard constant screams of other participants in the building, and noisy clashes from metal that actors were sporadically throwing around. This attractionRead More

Paul Robidoux

Opinion: Don’t vote? Don’t complain

October 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Growing up, I was excited to turn 18, to be able to vote. In my house, my parents voted in every local, state, and national election. My dad would tell me that a school board or county supervisor vote is potentially more important than the presidential election because they couldRead More

Paul Robidoux

Dear college: please don’t let me down

October 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

What would be the worst possible outcome from my college experience? I fear spending all this money and time on a degree then not being able to find a career in my field of study. What I expect from college, nay, what I pray and hope for from college isRead More