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10 things I wish I could tell my freshman self

10 things I wish I could tell my freshman self

Madi Franco

May 5, 2016

  Your friends now will not be your friends in four years. I know you’re stuck in the mindset that you will have the friends that you have now forever, but you won’t. You will meet so many new people in high school and slowly grow apart from others. Don’t be afraid to branch out and...

Why Grey’s Anatomy Ruined my life

Why Grey's Anatomy Ruined my life

Madi Franco and Sahar Sebghati

April 13, 2016

  There aren’t any McDreamy’s or McSteamy’s in real life. Don’t get your hopes up. You will be disappointed. I’m always on edge because I’m afraid I’ll be in a bombing, a shooting, or a plane crash. How is Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital still running? Whenever someone I k...

A Multitude of Madi’s

A Multitude of Madi's

Madi Franco

March 31, 2016

My name is my identity. It’s the name that I write on every paper, the name that drives social connections, and the name that I’m stuck with for the rest of my life. I’m my own person. I have my own quirky character traits, my own dreams and aspirations, and my own personality. I am Madi, a uniq...

Why I love Catcalling

Why I love Catcalling

Madi Franco

March 10, 2016

Dear Catcallers,   There are many claims that catcalling is a direct objectification to a woman’s body, but I can’t even begin to wrap my head around these hefty accusations. There is no way to intelligently claim that whistling directly objectifies a woman’s body. Whistling is simply o...

Tidal is Not The New Spotify

Tidal is Not The New Spotify

Madi Franco

March 1, 2016

Music streaming apps are by far some of the most profitable apps available on the app store. Entrepreneurs and app developers are in a continuous battle to claim their spot on the top of the charts, and the newest addition to the battle is the app Tidal. Tidal claims to offer “HiFi” sound quality, and ...

Battle of Ames Coffee Shops

Madi Franco, Reporter

February 10, 2016

I’ll be the first to admit it: I spend way too much money on coffee. Supplying my addiction isn’t a cheap task to do, especially when I’m being becoming increasingly critical of the coffee that I drink the more often I drink it. I decided to go to three of the most popular coffee shops in Ames, order my go t...