Students performed during the fourth annual CyFactor talent show at the Alumni Center Tuesday night. Photos by Ashley Siegner

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. 

The ultra-fast rise of Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X has shown no signs of slowing down as we begin a new month. The artist, best known for his omnipresent single “Old Town Road” and its subsequent remix featuring Bill Ray Cyrus, came out as gay Sunday, revealing to his Twitter followers various hints he had placed in music videos, lyrics and album covers along his rapid rise to fame.

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…

With rain and clouds in the forecast for the next 10 days, enjoying outdoor activities can be a struggle. Don’t let the rain dampen your mood, however. Limelight has the top rainy-day movies to watch on all platforms.

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.

In the midst of bad reboots, live-action movies and continuation of series’ (i.e. John Wick 3), Hollywood has found a new genre to exploit: music biopics. In addition to making filmmakers boatloads of cash, music biopics positively affect an artist’s chart performance, even decades after an album has been released.

Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us,” follows in the same vein as FX’s 2017 hit show “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” examining the viewpoints and experiences of both the defendants as well as the prosecutors and lawyers involved with the case.

After its steady stream of successes with films such as "Sinister", "The Conjuring", "Get Out" and "Insidious", Blumhouse Productions brings another chilling thriller in "Ma".

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.

The fourth episode of HBO’s “Chernobyl” aired Monday night, leaving viewers stunned at the level of cleanup necessary to contain the worst man-made disaster in human history. If you haven’t started the five-part miniseries, now is the time.

Following the same basic structure of the animated original, Aladdin delves deeper into the original animated classic and gives new light to the characters originally constructed.

Public art exploded in popularity during the 2010s. With companies such as Red Bull, Pepsi and Lexus contracting artists to work on advertisements geared toward a younger audience, public art quickly became a hot commodity for communities and individuals looking to liven up their area. It also created a lucrative job market for artists and gave business owners a way to make their buildings unique.

Thrifting is a very popular activity for students to do on a budget. You can get everything you need at one of these stores for a lower price than you would have paid for the original at a department store. While it may take a little bit of searching, the experience is worth it, and Ames has several options for those who are looking to save some money.

On their self-titled label debut, rap trio Injury Reserve takes their deepest dive into experimentation and exploration yet, emerging from the underground with their most triumphant insertion into alternative hip-hop.

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