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Closing Street Compromise

Closing Street Compromise

Sonja Paulson, Features and Profiles Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Archives, Lifestyle, Showcase

The worst thing about summer is the road work. It creates traffic and chaos. This year, it was 13th street’s turn. The previous 4-lane road was turned into a 2-lane roadway as construction workers added a much needed sidewalk to the North side of the street. The construction took all summer, and is taking ...

I, For One, Bow Down To My New Phone Overlords.

Dane Dorius, Reporter

May 9, 2016


Filed under Archives, Lifestyle, Showcase

Note that this will be even more incomprehensible than my usual ravings. Proceed with caution. Last November (had to pull out my phone to check the date), my uncle Ryan died suddenly. It was an incredibly difficult period for my family, and one thing that helped us cope were some photos we took over the...

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Hayley Martens, Social Media Editor

May 6, 2016


Filed under Archives, Lifestyle, Showcase

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW ABOUT GAME OF THRONES Not many shows can boil your blood and affect your heart rate like Game of Thrones. It’s filled with immense deceit around every corner and more characters than one can keep track of. This season of Game of Thrones is off to a thrilling start and fans a...

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


Filed under Campus Life, Lifestyle, Opinion

  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...

She said, “are those zippers?”

She said, “are those zippers?”

Skip Stevens, The reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Archives, Lifestyle, Showcase

“Yes. Yes they are,” I said. No, they are not for some hidden pocket that somehow is hidden in the sole of my shoes. And no, they are not just for style. They are literally the link that holds the shoes together. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing shoes with zippers on them. To have a zipper be...

It’s Not ‘Cool’ to Hate Popular Things

Hannah Sumpter and Braxton Buser

April 13, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Reviews

The word basic can be used in several different ways. For example, in chemistry class. A compound can be basic, or acidic. Or, if you’re a millennial, the word basic is an insult to you. The girl you don’t like that’s always wearing uggs and leggings could be a likely candidate for such an insult. B...

Go Puff Yourself

Braxton Buser, Reporter

April 13, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Reviews

Who cares about Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram when there’s a website that allows you to transform yourself into a powerpuff girl? Honestly I’ve been waiting for this opportunity since I was a 6 year old on Halloween wearing my Blossom costume. The website (found at https://www.powerpuffyourself....

Boyf Jeans

Boyf Jeans

Bella Andersen, Reporter

April 13, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Boyfriend jeans have recently gotten quite popular. They are the perfect combination of the 80s mom jeans (that are also back in fashion,) and the classic boot cut denim style of the 90s. They also give off the feel of that comfortable pair of too-big jeans you stole from your boyfriend, but fitted for...

Ivy Park

Ivy Park

Hayley Martens, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Archives, Lifestyle, Showcase

Many things come to mind when thinking of Beyoncé: fierce, fabulous, feminist, and successful are just a few. A few less fun things come to mind with exercise: sweaty, tired and exhaustion. But Beyoncé’s new athleisure wear is sure to put the class in your ass. Athleisure is a branch of clothing style tha...

Girls wearing Tims

Girls wearing Tims

Kub Stevens, Co-editor in chief

March 31, 2016


Filed under Archives, Lifestyle

The year was 1993. Tupac Shakur walked into the Soul Train Music Awards wearing a dark denim jacket, matching denim jeans, and a fresh new pair of wheat-nubuck Timberland boots. The year is 2016. Margit Herrmann walks into Ames High school wearing an army green jacket, dark-wash skinny jeans, and a f...

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