Blaming declining interest in the Iowa 4-H camp is a weak excuse for selling over 1,000 acres for unbridled development and destruction. The e…
Content Warning: This editorial discusses the pervasive impact of domestic violence on our society at a national and state level.
While Ames offers a variety of activities in Campustown, it can be easy to forget about what Iowa State offers on campus for things to do on t…
The Trump administration’s willingness to ignore problems such as gun violence, climate change, infrastructure and its transparent, full-front…
The largest single-stage Democratic debate took place Tuesday night, featuring three hours of back and forth discussion over jobs, health care and foreign policy, among other issues.
When I saw that the New York Times and The Guardian were scalding the newest addition to the DC Films collection to the bone, I knew the film had to be good. Too good. It caused such an upset that hundreds of newspapers have reviewed the film on either side of the opinion spectrum: cataclysmically awful or miraculously genius. If you have not watched “Joker” yet, see the film and then get back to me. The fact that its reviews are so opinionated is enough for admission.
Hong Kong is currently in the midst of a rebellion. Hong Kong is a semi-autonomous “special administrative region” that is ultimately under the power of China. However, that relationship has always been strained and the final straw came earlier this year when the government created a bill that would allow China to extradite people from Hong Kong to the mainland.
The so-called “freshman fifteen” is a term often said on college campuses that illustrates how dining plans that emphasize high calorie foods with little nutritional value (such as easy to prepare fried foods) contribute to a noticeable weight gain among incoming students. This should be no surprise, as foods like pizza, fried chicken and sweets that are provided in an “all-you-can-eat buffet” style at dining halls have been shown to contribute significantly to freshmen weight gain.
Political dialogue and civility is crucial, especially in today’s political climate. There is an importance in engaging in dialogue and maintaining a level of decorum and civility amongst those individuals whom you may disagree with. No difference is made if one is a conservative, liberal or anything in between.
Please know, you are not alone in supporting Beto O’Rourke. I don’t want your generation to think you do not matter. I am an older American who is supporting Beto. For you and my grandchildren.
A letter to the editor on Oct. 3 argued that youth activism is irresponsible and only happens because parents and educational institutions “indoctrinate” students, specifically in regard to climate change.
As her twin sister, I have known Ames City Council candidate Rachel Junck since the minute we were born. No one knows Rachel better than I do, which is why I believe she will be a fantastic candidate to represent all of Ames. At every stage of our lives, Rachel’s leadership and competitive drive have inspired me to do better, and her compassionate spirit has served those around her. Our parents, both public school teachers, and other community members have encouraged us to strive to our …
World Mental Health Day is recognized every Oct. 10, landing on Thursday this year. The purpose of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness about mental health and fight social stigma about the conversation surrounding mental health and well-being.
With the 2020 U.S. election approaching, America’s democratic and political infrastructure is in crisis. Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, is key to allowing America and Ukraine to solve their shared crisis through the American legal system.
Brexit may be an absolutely devastating political and economic event for the United Kingdom, but it is still a better problem than Trump.
As we have all heard, climate change is more prominent now than ever. According to recent research, we only have a couple months (which was first believed to be 12 years) before the damage we have caused to our planet becomes irreversible.
Like all college students, I lead a busy life. We have papers to write, books to read and tests to study for. On top of all of the academic studies, most of us work. Most days feel like simply jumping from one task to the other, from when I wake up to when I go to bed, only to repeat the cycle the next day. Seeing your hard work pay off in the form of paychecks and high grades can be rewarding, but it is also incredibly stressful.
As a graduate student with a part-time job on campus, alongside many others, I struggle with balancing my work-study with my life. There are things I have to do. There are things I can choose not to do, which sometimes slip out of my control (like not sleeping on time). In an era when personal fulfillment is as far down on the priority list as anything that doesn’t help check things off my to-do, it’s astonishing how much of a difference an hour of “me-time” can do.
Carson King has done something remarkable. He raised over $2.5 million for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s hospital. Carson’s selfless act has shown Iowa State University, the state of Iowa and the nation what it means to be for the kids.
On Sept. 23, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old activist from Sweden, gave a speech before the United Nations Climate Summit. She chilled her audience with, “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words…We are at the beginning of a mass extinction…”
Last week, a friend of mine suffered a concussion from a hit-and-run accident in which a bicyclist knocked my friend over. The accident occurred on one of the walking paths near central campus. The cyclist saw that my friend, who had hit her head on the sidewalk, was unconscious. When my friend regained consciousness, the cyclist asked her if she was OK before getting back on their bike and riding off without offering to call for help or even giving my friend their name or contact information.
One of the infamous attractions held by public universities is their promise for free speech and expression embedded into their constitutions; private universities do not have this luxury. While living on a public university’s campus, you will see varying accounts of how students exercise these specific rights and privileges. For those of you who crossed through the lawn in front of Parks Library during the middle of last week, you know about the interactions between the street preacher …
My love for journalism stems back to junior year of high school when I took a mass communications class that focused on creating different news packages that included reporting, the weekly weather, school events and many other news related topics.
This letter is in response to a previous editorial regarding renewable energy being advantageous for the U.S.
Today is News Engagement Day, and it is a great time to take a step back and discuss the importance of engaging with local and national news on a daily basis.
I am the print managing editor of the Iowa State Daily, which means that I am responsible for getting the print product out every night — and I have no intention of being a journalist.
I think the reason I gravitated toward journalism is my curiosity.
With all due respect to my fellow Americans, most of us simply don't seem to know that a "Liberal/Progressive" is not the same thing as a "Socialist." This includes the Democratic Party presidential candidates (such as Bernie Sanders) as well as the members of "The Squad," such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.
The Carson King incident represents an occurrence of a much larger issue within the practices of mainstream journalism and media.
I have worked for the Iowa State Daily for over a year now, and in my time working for the paper I have made the leap from copy editor to copy chief.
I have always been a writer.
It's senior year. With the end so close in sight, a lot of students in my position are coasting through the easiest classes they can. Most have probably completed their major; the only thing holding them back from crossing the stage are those final 30 (or fewer) credits.
It's pretty wild what being bad at college golf can do to a person.
I never thought I'd go down a path like this.
The United States has a “reasonable chance” of losing its World Health Organization (WHO) measles-eliminated status in October due to an outbreak in New York.
Growing up in small town Iowa, I had literally no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Throughout my life there have been numerous instances where I have been searching for something, hoping that if and when I stumble across what I am looking for, I'll know when I see it.
There is a family down the street you are dangerously envious of because of their elegantly decorated interior in their colonial home, loving ambiance, close family connection and marvelously talented children. The wife probably works as a real estate agent, while the husband works at a finance consulting firm in the city. "This is the life," we all say at one point or another. Who wouldn't want the perfect, white picket fence dream instilled in us by our childhood cartoons and children'…
The Local Food Festival: An Adventure in Eating is the annual food festival located between Curtiss and Beardshear on Central Campus. This year’s festival takes place Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During that time, students can connect with local businesses and farmers, learn about the importance of eating locally, try food samples and learn more about the role of local food and produce on Iowa State’s campus and in the Ames community.