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Best V-Day Candy

Best V-Day Candy

Tynan Shahidi, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

The most loving day of the year is coming upon us very soon, many boyfriends and girlfriends are out getting gifts such as jewelry, clothes or anything to make their girls day. The obvious answer for any girls wishes would be to get them sweet treats for Valentines Day. Ranking the top treats avai...

A Love Letter to Skim Milk

A Love Letter to Skim Milk

Sonja Paulson, Profiles Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Skim milk, Ever since I was born, you’ve been there for me. Every cookie that needed to be dipped, every bowl of cereal, every lunch and dinner, you were there by my side. I can always count on you to be there for me when I’m dying of thirst. So many people misjudge you. They say you lack fla...

Stay on the Side of Love

Stay on the Side of Love

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

February 13, 2018


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“I don’t think that we are free in this country,” lawyer and civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson’s words seem to echo off of the walls of the Great Hall in the Iowa State Memorial Union. Some people in the crowd nod and grimace an affirmative others shift uncomfortably in their seats l...

A Dollar No More

A Dollar No More

Queen Victoria, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2017


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It had been several month since the first whispers of a new movie theatre. Day after day as I was taking the salon’s trash out I would try to peer beyond the brown deli paper that covered the glass doors. Then one night, to my excitement, a poster topped the paper announcing the open house and grand...

I Hate Anime

Dane Dorius, Weeb In Denial

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I hate anime. I certainly like some, but the medium on average is trash pandering to lonely otaku and pedophiles. The industry underpays everybody within it, and even the voice actors (who’re paid a kingly sum in comparison to the animators) go through terrible abuse- some report being in the rec...

Why Students Don’t Read Anymore

Why Students Don’t Read Anymore

Selaam Dollisso and Lisa Cochran

November 16, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Senior Caroline Paxton eagerly flips to the next page of her classic novel. A single light flickers above her, intermittently dancing onto the pages. Paxton, a bibliophile, is already invested in the plot of this novel and disregards the light. Sadly, Paxton and her love of the written word are both an...

I don’t cheat anymore

Queen Victoria, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I suppose it all started years ago when I was a freshman at Ames High School. The perils of my personal life were nothing compared to the consequences for cheating. I won’t go into much depth, but it was a difficult time for me. I can’t quite remember the first time I cheated  on something. It wa...

The conclusion of the matter

The conclusion of the matter

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

May 22, 2017


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  I will start by stating that it is in my very nature to rejoice and be glad. I need not elaborate the cause for these sentiments other than to simply say that life is, in itself, very good.   However, it is apparent to me, and those closest to me, that my continued bliss has been pitif...

The real reason people dislike Donald Trump

Sam Stuve, Reporter

May 3, 2017


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There are many reasons why people may or may not hate Donald Trump. That is why 54% of americans disapprove of what he is doing (according to NBC News and The Wall Street Journal). There are many reasons why people may hate one another. This should go without saying, but both of the presidential ca...

How ordering food online has changed my life

How ordering food online has changed my life

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In today’s very irritating world, you already start the day off feeling like god is testing you. You have to get to class on time (the horror), turn homework in on time (the horror) and then deal with many underclassmen who don’t seem to understand that school hallway is not a runway. Finally, you w...

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