The leaves are changing, the breeze is cooling and pumpkin spice is in full swing. Fall time has finally started, and with the changing of the seasons comes the changing of store racks everywhere. It’s a well-known fact that even before fall begins, stores are already stocking their shelves with jeans, sweaters and scarves in the hopes that consumers will once again fill their closets with the newest trends of the season. 

Fast fashion is a controversial trend. While the clothing that’s produced as a result of this trend is by far cheaper than the designer styles, its process of recreating and imitating high fashion is harmful to the environment and labor workers, causing some consumers to strike against it. 

The month of October is here. The weather is cooling down and fall weather is in full swing. There are many ways to get into the fall spirit on campus. The best part? All of them are on a student-friendly budget. 

“VSCO Girls": it’s a term that has circulated the internet for some time now, and even if you’ve never heard it before, you probably know what it looks like.

This month Netflix re-debuted "Netflix and Chills," a category that only comes around once a year highlighting the service's horror and thriller titles. Netflix also released a list of series and titles each month leaving the streaming platform the following month, as well as a ones that will be added soon. 

A burnt orange couch that can be recognized anywhere, one-liners that are understood and referenced by many and the presence of coffee and the theme of friends becoming family are all potential factors that make "Friends" one of the most successful television shows of our generation. 

Rain on your wedding day is supposed to bring good luck, right? United at the Union is hoping that’s the case with their bridal expo that took place Sunday. With hopes of drawing in a crowd of 350 or more potential clients, the event also brought with it some rain. 

Everyone wants to find a community in college. A home away from home where they can debrief, relax and be themselves. The BOLD learning community stands for Building Opportunities in Leadership and Diversity and serves as an escape for multicultural students on a predominantly white campus. 

This past weekend, thousands of fans gathered to watch the long awaited Cy-Hawk game unfold. With the presence of College Gameday in Ames, excitement increased. Chances are, if you live in the state of Iowa, you were either in Ames this weekend yourself, or could count the number on two hands of how many people you knew who were.

A University of Iowa onesie. Tailgates, watch parties, the colors black and gold everywhere you look. From an early age, parents teach their children to cheer for and be fans of certain teams. What happens when you were raised as a Hawkeye fan, but 18 years later, choose the opposition and attend Iowa State University? 

Motivation has dwindled for most students as first exams, papers and projects begin to appear on the course calendar. Distractions affect even the best of students, but there are ways everyone can combat them.

A common genre disliked among people everywhere is horror. Horror movies, haunted houses — Halloween even — are thought of as creepy, gory and straight-up terrifying. The scary effect of music alongside movie scenes, scary costumes and the amount of fake blood and creepy props can be too much for some people. 

Food delivery apps are one tool that helps make college life easier, and while there seems to be a surplus of food delivery apps that students have access to, each one is different in its own way. Cost, efficiency and quality of the app are deciding factors that play a key role in which app students choose for their food delivery needs.

Everyone’s worst nightmare, aside from showing up to class in nothing but their underwear, is acne. The small, four-letter word can cause major problems, especially in college. From eating an overabundance of sweets to stressing over the next calculus exam, acne stems from a number of things.

Ames is known for many things, from its Cyclone pride to the Main Street events. The city is also known for its intense coffee culture and, so many people have different specific tastes, ranging from an iced americano to a vanilla latte with two pumps of caramel.

As new diets and fitness plans surface, students are taking the initiative to reform old habits, but finding the time and energy for diet and exercise can be a barrier when striving to start a healthy lifestyle.

Moving into a new apartment can be challenging with all the fees and transportation — especially transforming that space into an area that feels like home. Here are some tips to consider when you're ready to start decorating. 

For those who are considering their next tattoo or first one, you may have a lot of questions. Caity Weeces has worked at Heroic Ink for eight years, five of them as a tattoo artist, and has some tips to consider when you are ready for your next tattoo. 

In this week’s installment of “Cheap Eats,” I will walk you through how to make delicious and easy-to-make imitation crab quesadillas. Perfect for when you’re in a time-crunch, this recipe adds a little seafood flair to a classic quick meal. The ingredients for this meal cost under $10 and will make multiple meals. All prices are approximate and prices vary by store and location. 

This week’s installment of “Cheap Eats” comes in the form of a tasty lunch/dinner that is not only easy to make but also healthy and delicious. With the ingredients provided, it is possible to make up to six meals of equal portions, all for under $10. All prices are approximate and vary by store and location.

As summer break continues and the warm weather seems to be becoming more consistent, many people opt for more outdoor activities. Here are some places and events to consider when planning your next get-together with family or friends.

As the health of the environment declines, organizations around the world try to educate the population about pollinators and their vital role in creating the Earth habitable for all organisms — including humans.

Schofer began her tenure May 31 and previously served as director of neighborhood and public services, at the Brooklyn Public Library in New York with 20 years of experience. Schofer achieved her master’s degree from Kent State University in Library and Information Science and her bachelor’s degree in English and History from St. Ambrose University.

The aroma of fresh coffee beans pours out a single window. A white door hangs wide open, welcoming the next person that takes the six steps down to the Vinyl Cafe. Blake Delaney is sitting on the stool that is typically occupied by a customer chatting him up. A regular named Matt steps inside the basement shop. Delaney sings to the customer and hugs him before taking his reusable cup and making him a pour over coffee. As the caffeinated beverage is dripping, he’s picking on a small plast…

There’s a well-known stereotype that college students are always broke and hungry. Unfortunately, it’s very true for a lot of people, including myself. Every Monday for the rest of the summer, I will provide a recipe that can produce multiple meals for under $10. Vegetarian meals will be included.

Overflow is an good place to go when a student wants to buy cute clothing at a reasonable price. However, not many people know about all of the charitable works the organization does for the Ames community.

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