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November 3, 2010


Chronicle covering the campus beat

Chuck Grassley rejoins Tom Harkin in the Senate Find out the other election results Pg. 5



Volume 10, Issue 8 Copyright 2010

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Results for the 2010 elections

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Profile: Parlours

Drop deadline this Friday By CJ Eilers Staff Writer The last day to drop a class this semester is Friday, Nov. 5. DMACC students are allowed to drop classes up until Nov. 5, but after the first two weeks of class the student does not get a refund. Students may only drop full term classes. Other classes do not apply. There are two ways to drop classes. First, students may drop their classes online. The second option is to go to the registration office in Building 1 and fill out a drop sheet. Building 1 is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After that, the counselors and advisors move to Building 5 until 5 p.m. The best time to

go to Building 1, without having a long wait, is before 10:00 a.m. Many students drop classes this late in the semester because they have low grades that will affect their GPA or financial aid. Before dropping, however, students should consult a counselor to see if it’s really the best idea. “Students don’t realize how it would affect their financial aid and their majors,” said Tina Carpenter, a counselor at DMACC. “Academic planning is essential. Talking to a counselor or adviser is critical.” Some students find that the due date is too late, though. “I think that students should know if they want to be in the class after the first month,” said first-year student Roanna Schoppe. “It prevents serious students from getting their first pick.”

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November Calendar Sunday

Monday 2









Leadership Workshop 11:15 a.m.

Writing Workshop: Commas 11:15 a.m.

Phlebotomy Info. Session 12:30 p.m.




Grocery Bingo 11:30 a.m.

Venus Family Planning Clinic 1 p.m.



Karaoke 4 p.m.




Thanksgiving Meal 11 a.m. Writing Workshop: Verb and Pronoun Consistency 1:25 p.m.


Workshop: Preparing for Workshop: Preparing for Final Exams 11:15 a.m. Final Exams 11:15 a.m. Licensed Mental Health Counselor 4 p.m.

Clearly Crystals 10 a.m. UNI Admissions Counselor 10 a.m.

How History Shapes Today’s China 8 a.m.

Nurse Practitioner 10 a.m.

Writing Workshop: Sentence Variety 11:15 a.m.


DMACC Play: “Safe Haven” 10:10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 7 p.m. Nurse Practitioner 10 a.m.


Last Day to rdop Regular Term Classes

Scholarship Deadline 4 p.m.


Wednesday 3



Thursday 4



Mall of America Trip 7 a.m.




Friday 5

Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy 52°/27°


DMACC Play: “Safe Haven” 11:15 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 7 p.m.

*For more information on events and their locations, go to and click on the calendar.





Nurse Practitioner 4 p.m. Licensed Mental Health Counselor 4 p.m.

Drake Admissions Counselor 10 a.m. Nurse Practitioner 10 a.m.



China, Then, Now, and Look Forward 9 a.m.





Saturday 6



Sunday 7

Monday 8

Tuesday 9

Partly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy 60°/36°



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DMACC World War II study tour to Europe Provided by DMACC Press Release


es Moines Area Community College (DMACC) History Professors Dr. Lisa Ossian and Joanne Dudgeon are leading a DMACC World War II study tour of Europe.

The 14-day study tour departs on Thursday, May 19 and returns on June 1. The cost is $3,587 per person and includes round trip airfare to Europe, all hotels, breakfasts, most dinners and additional ground transportation. The trip is open to the public and is also available for college credit. The WW II and Western Front tour begins with an arrival in London and visits to the Imperial War Museum, Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, along with a cruise on the Thames River. The fourth night will be a night ferry from Portsmouth across the English Channel along the D-Day route to Normandy with tours of


the beaches, the Caen Memorial and American Cemetery. The sixth and seventh days are in Paris and include tours of the Rouen and Notre Dame Cathedrals along with an exploration of Versailles. Other events include trips to the Ardennes American Cemetery and Bastogne, a train ride to Berlin and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Nuremberg, the Dachau Concentration Camp, Salzburg, the Eagle’s Nest and finally the bunker where Hitler spent his last days. The Group leader is Dr. Lisa Ossian, author of The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1939-1945 (University of Missouri Press, 2011) and The Forgotten Generation: American Children (University of Missouri Press, 2011.) To enroll in the class, visit www. or call EF College Tours at 1-800-8732250. The tour number is 671074. The enrollment deadline to assure a place on the trip and the quoted price is November 4th with a deposit of $95.

The Entance to the Eagle’s Nest. This is one of the stops where students will get a look at one of Hitler’s hang out spots


Election Selections 2010 Page 5

U.S. Senator: Chuck Grassley 64.43%

U.S. Representative 1st District Bruce Braley (D) 49.54% U.S. Representative 2nd District Dave Loebsack (D) 51.06% U.S. Representative 3rd District Leonard L. Boswell (D) 51.14% U.S. Representative 4th District Tom Latham (R) 65.52% U.S. Representative 5th District Steve King (R) 68.31% Governor/Lt. Governor Terry E. Branstad/Kim Reynolds (R) 52.49% Other results can be found at


‘Saw 3D’ not worth being seen By Roger Moore The Orlando Sentinel (MCT) The cop, who doesn’t seem shocked, horrified or even embarrassed by the mass murderer he and his mates can’t catch, calls it in. “How many bodies?” Detective Gibson (Chad Donella) wants to know. “Enough pieces to make four.” Another October, another torture porn outing for Jigsaw, or his successors, at the movies. With “Saw 3D” it’s “Live or die, make your choice” time again as that creepy marionette with the disembodied voice of Tobin Bell instructs various victims he’s packaged into nasty, elaborate and gory

traps about the lives they’ve led, the ways they’ve been found wanting, the “rebirth” he promises if they survive his “game.” It’s all bunk and has been for years. Whatever moral lessons were presented in the earliest “Saw” seem to have been dispensed with as the movies grow more and more gruesome, with filmmakers caught up in “What would it look like if somebody’s jaw was ripped out, or their skin was glued to a car seat?” Pandering to the “’Cool, let’s see that again” crowd has made Lionsgate rich but done nothing for this unendurable endurance contest of this long-enduring film franchise. Jigsaw’s victims are getting together in a support group these days, people

we’ve seen lose a limb or a loved one in past films sit and insist “I’m better off for enduring it.” The most better-off is Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flannery), a hustler with a book on his survival and a ready, bloody tale for whichever talk show has him as a guest. But Bobby hasn’t had his real test, has he? Because we know that murderous cop ( Costas Mandylor) is still out there, carrying on Jigsaw’s post-mortem murder spree, renting all that recessioncheap real estate one needs for these vast ingenious obstacle courses of death and destruction, courses that the main victim must negotiate in an hour, failing time and again in quests to save friends, family and business associates. “Saw 3D” flings a few entrails at the lens, but it’s a humor-


less affair, murder by rote. “Let’s see if we can make them avert their eyes from THIS gag.” “Let’s make them DUCK here.” Two performances, the return of Cary Elwes from the first film (missing a leg, which he had to cut off to escape) and another chilling flashback turn by iguana-eyed Tobin Bell, stand out. Elwes has a testy resignation about him and Bell is just plain sinister. Most everybody else has read the credit lists for this series on the Internet Movie Database and realized no actor or filmmaker has “graduated” from the “Saw” abattoir and gone on to better things. Any signs of life the series showed in the last installment (“Saw VI”), a dash of humanity here and there, were premature. This corpse is cold and getting colder. At least NEXT October is still a long way off.

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Upcoming movies in theaters By Rene Rodriguez McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) “DUE DATE” (R): Robert Downey Jr. returns to full-on comedy mode for director Todd Phillips (“The Hangover”) with this story of an expectant father who must hitch a ride with an obnoxious aspiring actor (Zach Galifianakis) in order to get home in time for the birth of his baby. “FAIR GAME” (PG13): Doug Liman (“Go,” “The Bourne Identitity”) directs Sean Penn and Naomi Watts in this thriller about a CIA agent who is discredited after her husband writes an op-ed piece critical of the Bush administration’s Iraq War tactics. “FOR COLORED GIRLS” (R): Tyler Perry directs this adaptation of

Ntozake Shange’s play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” The cast includes Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kerri Washington and Whoopi Goldberg. “MEGAMIND” (PG): In this computeranimated 3-D adventure, the eponymous supervillain (voiced by Will Ferrell) finally defeats his heroic arch-enemy (Brad Pitt), then discovers that his life has no meaning without someone to scheme against. “127 HOURS” (R): The latest film from Danny (“Slumdog Millionaire”) Boyle dramatizes the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston ( James Franco), who has to resort to desperate measures to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

• Breasts. Boobs. The Girls. Whatever you call them — just remember to feel ‘em every month. • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get a badge on Facebook or Twitter to remind your friends to feel theirs, too.


• Visit for breast self-exam information, and learn the right way to feel ‘em.

Stay “safe and sexy” this year. ppheartland ppheartland

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