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Graduation: the start of something great

Notes of Pomp and Circumstance in the air. Caps and gowns lining up. Faculty beaming with pride. Families gathered to celebrate. All sure signs of an impending graduation ceremony. Until 2020, these things happened like clockwork at Marshalltown Community College and Ellsworth Community ...

For the Left, children are either obstacles or tools

In the aftermath of a leaked Supreme Court draft majority decision prospectively overruling Roe v. Wade, the Left in the United States has gone into full-fledged panic mode. That outsized panic has manifested as a variety of unconvincing or blatantly immoral arguments: the argument that ...

Selma, Iowa man receives both heart and kidney transplant

Thad Crane and his wife Laura live in the old Selma school house. In fact, Thad sleeps in his old home room. You wouldn’t know it from the outside, but their living space on the first floor of the school is a beautiful, 3,500 sq. ft. mansion. They have nine foot tall doors, 15 foot high ...

If the Court loses its legitimacy, can its authority be far behind?

To the Honorable Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: Dear Sir: Have you ever met your wife? Yes, it’s an impudent question, but it seems justified by the speech you gave Friday at a judicial conference in Atlanta and a question-and-answer ...

Democrats should look at the only partly cloudy side

Political seers confidently insist that Democrats are going to lose big in the upcoming midterms. On one hand, they may be right. On the other, they don’t really know. On the third hand, Democrats do have reasons to hope the predictions of doom are overwrought. Here are three: One: The ...

Financial aid untangled

Graduation is fast approaching. While figuring out their next steps in life, many students are looking at college options and training opportunities. One of the biggest questions students ask is, “Can I afford it?” At Marshalltown Community College, we make sure that the answer is always ...