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I like Harry Styles. I like "Twilight." Pink is my favorite color. I like romcoms, and Hallmark movies, and sweet wine and wearing makeup. I l…

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It has been over a year since the Iowa State Athletic Department announced a recommendation to indefinitely close Stephens Auditorium, the flagship theater on the campus of Iowa State University. After immense public outcry, Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen responded to the recommendation, stating that both the university and the athletic department were committed to developing “a plan for how Stephens will operate into the future for the benefit of campus and the Ames community.” …

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Going to school as a young kid, I was always taught about artists in the classroom. Put simply; I thought it was fascinating stuff, seeing art that was capable of depicting so many things. After a while, we entered the modern period, and I thought it was an absolute joke that Jackson Pollock's art was put on the same level as someone like Francisco Goya, an expert at romanticism in his art. I did not blindly hate modern artists; I enjoyed paintings by Norman Rockwell or Thomas Kinkade bu…

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The concept of small government has long been a cornerstone of the Republican party’s advertised values. In a state as rural as Iowa, those sentiments often resonate well. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of a small government has been used as more of an excuse than an ideology.  

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I’m sure we’ve been seeing the news lately — hurricanes, fires, tornadoes and more are storming the United States and the world. According to the United Nations, the number of climate disasters in the world has increased five times in the last 50 years. It’s easy to feel helpless; individual impact is extremely low compared to the impact big businesses have on the environment. 

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This is to Cyclone fans in particular: I'm a lifelong Hawkeye fan and alum, but I've always rooted for Iowa State except for that ONE game of the year. I was shocked today by what I saw in the stands. Yes, you can fill up your stadium, but I've never seen one empty out so quickly. It looked like 90 percent of the seats were empty with lots of time left in the game. I'm afraid that makes you FAIR WEATHER FANS only.

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High expectations are not held for “far-right” conservatives when it comes to personal liberty. As Austrian economist Mark Thornton recently described, there are still some hold-outs on the issue of legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis. Thornton responds to several accusations that have arisen since states have begun to nullify federal law and legalize marijuana.

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If you are thinking about quitting school, you are reading the right column. I, personally, have been wanting to quit for a few years now. This last year has been brutal in terms of workload and life balance. Spoiler alert: I have no life balance. My family is supportive, but I am hanging on by a thread.

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