As seasons change and nail and beauty salons remain closed until it’s safe to reopen, many are left wondering how to keep up with their beauty…

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These campus-goers took a clear day in between the April showers to rock their spring style.

Whether you’re ready or not, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us: winter in Iowa. The air is cooling and students are finally starting to bundle up. With the shifting of the temperature comes the shifting of wardrobes as well. 

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. 

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.

A 35-minute drive from Ames, Jester Park offers nature enthusiasts a variety of outdoor activities to experience on its 1,675 acres of land. Located off the western shore of Saylorville Lake, the park attracts much wildlife throughout all seasons and provides many opportunities for camping, fishing and boating. Hikers can explore more than eight miles of trails, including Lakeshore Trail and Hickory Ridge Trail, which leads to a bison-elk herd enclosure.

Wednesday, The Fashion Show torch was passed. Several students involved in The Fashion Show and faculty and staff of apparel, merchandising and design gathered in Morrill Hall to view the winning garments of the Fashion Show displayed in the Textiles and Clothing Museum, but also to hear the announcement of who the new producers for the 2019 Fashion Show would be.

A quiet anticipation filled the room as models of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds prepared to hit the stage for the 2018 Fashion Show. Behind the stage, Stephens Auditorium was an array of platform heels, pins, and hangers as students worked quickly to ensure models looked their best before walking the runway.

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Iowa State designers, models and fashion show members were in full effect this week at the fittings in order to prepare for this year’s 2018 fashion show. The third floor of Lebaron Hall was partially taken over in order to execute this event.


The ISU Fashion Show has selected their four judges that will evaluate the pieces that will make their way down the catwalk during this year’s show. The four judges are field professionals that work in all areas of the fashion industry.


The opening ceremony of an exhibit titled Queer Fashion and Style: Stories from the Heartland opened Friday night in the Textile and Clothing Museum located in 1015 Morrill Hall. The exhibit opening began with a lecture chronicling the exhibit itself and what it took to build the exhibit and the importance of giving a narrative to the history of queer fashion history that has been forgotten.


As we all know, the Fourth of July marks what feels like the middle of the summer. For most stores, that means starting to go out with the old and in with the new. Stores will be wanting to get rid of their summer clothes and make room for fall clothing. For shoppers, the fourth is a great opportunity to take advantage of sales to get clothing for the rest of your summer, as well as stock up clothing for next summer at amazing discounts.


For two years while studying at Iowa State, Kinsey Meyers was working at a consignment shop. After graduation she was set to move on to an internship at Coldwater Creek in Sandpoint, Idaho, which she hoped would turn into a full time job.

Around this time of the year some individuals choose to ditch their long locks of hair and opt for a shorter hairdo to carry them through the spring and summer months.