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

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.

We're not even halfway through the year, but we've already seen some amazing music come out in 2019. Whether you're in the mood for some chill R&B, psychedelic rock or aggressive hip-hop, here are a few of Limelight's picks for the best albums of the year (so far).

Moving away from home, living in a 9 by 14 room with a stranger and being exposed to new experiences, people and ideas are just a few of the aspects of freshman year that make it guaranteed to be unforgettable.

As students, there are many options for staying fit. Whether you’re an avid runner, strength trainer or a spiritual yogi, there is more than one place to meet your fitness goals. Orangetheory Fitness is one of those options. As a small group fitness class that focuses on cardio and strength training, it can be the perfect fit for a variety of people.

The school year is coming to a close but there is still time to create memories as a Cyclone to last a lifetime. Become a true Iowa Stater before you graduate by keeping your mind off of reality and relish the weeks you have left as a student.  

There is something to be said about a musical that is not afraid to push boundaries. There are feelings shows just can’t hit without pushing a few of its audience’s buttons and pulling on a few heart strings. “Rent” brought beauty, tragedy and powerful lessons to Stephens Auditorium Saturday night, and it accomplished all of these things.

Around this time of year, students usually undergo a lot stress. This is predominantly caused by final exams in classes, as they are something that can make or break a grade. Although this is a busy time for many students there are plenty of techniques and resources on campus to help relieve some of that stress.  

The “Flute Mom” of Iowa State’s Department of Music and Theater is by no means a nine to five professor. Sonja Giles, an associate professor of flute, makes the most out of her day and sets high standards for her students to be performers and adults.

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