The Olympic Games are again nearing the end, having brought together the best athletic competitors from around the world to compete against one another and make the rest of the world feel inadequate. As people everywhere avidly watch these athletes perform extraordinary feats that have never before been achieved, there is a common feeling being shared among fans of disappointment regarding their own lives and their failure to become such amazing competitors themselves.

Everyone enjoys a quality film, particularly if it incorporates a worthwhile lesson or two that can be applied to one’s own life. If movies often present incomplete portrayals of reality, should we be so eager to learn values from them? In general, probably not, although there is one exception: romantic comedies. I personally feel that romantic comedies, affectionately called “rom-coms,” present the purest life lessons in all of cinema, particularly regarding romantic relationships.

I want to express gratitude for the recent column published in the Daily explaining why articles such as this are written. I am certain this appreciation is shared by all individuals who were fortunate enough to have read it.

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Iowa State recently participated in a basketball tournament involving teams from many colleges across the country. The goal of this tournament was to determine which basketball team is the best among NCAA colleges. Unfortunately, it was discovered that Iowa State was not the best. Eventually, our school’s team lost a game, which means they are now being called losers. Because this team represents our university, this means that our school also can be called a “losing school,” and as a st…

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It is ridiculous many people seem to think we live in an amazing time in human history and the current rate technology is advancing is unbelievable. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, we are clearly not advancing fast enough. The future is still too far away.

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Lately it has been ridiculously cold and generally unpleasant outside, and this is making it less fun to be here in Ames (which is not that fun to begin with). It is time for the administration of Iowa State to do something about this. It is just too damn cold, and this is unfair to both students and faculty of this university.

The start of the semester is a great time for us as students. Even though we have many assignments and projects, we still have time to get them done. We feel optimistic because our schedules are not yet full and we have yet to really screw up anything too bad.

We are nearing the end of another semester at Iowa State, and for many students this means devoting a large amount of time to finals. Being both ready for a break from classes and anxious about performing well on these last important tests is a time many students truly understand how stressful it actually is to be a college student. 

There is a very simple principle I use to guide what I do in life, and even though it is simple, it has unbelievably profound results. To put it simply: I don’t like to regret things. I don’t like to look back and think about how I might have missed out on something because I did not want to take a risk. It even bothers me when others feel this way. In fact, if there is one thing I wish I could teach every person I care about, it would be for them to welcome the feeling of insecurity, to…