Election season is in full swing for local elections and the upcoming caucuses. Local elections are just as important as national elections, and taking the time to research all of the candidates is essential before you head to the voting booths in November.

Halloween falls on a Thursday this year. While mid-week isn’t the most ideal time for the spooky holiday, the upcoming week and weekend starts the costume parties and festivities that will be throughout Ames and the rest of the state.

The lives of celebrities are constantly being discussed and broadcasted on multiple celebrity-focused outlets. A scandal happens, and you’re unable to escape the details of the occurrence no matter which media outlet you check out.

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.

It's been over a week since pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy. The company’s financial troubles stem from lawsuits against the company for its part in the opioid epidemic as the manufacturer of OxyContin.

There is no rivalry in the state of Iowa that even touches the intensity of the rivalry between Iowa State and University of Iowa. This rivalry peaks during the annual Cy-Hawk game, where the two universities go head-to-head on the football field. This year, the Cy-Hawk game is back at Jack Trice Stadium, and the energy in Ames has been building for weeks.

The third Democratic presidential primary debate will take place Thursday, marking the first time the Democratic National Committee has narrowed the field of candidates enough to contain them on one stage. The previous two debates saw 20 candidates making bold statements about important issues such as health care and climate change, but also about each other. 

There are times in our lives when we tend to get bored with our daily routine. Maybe you don’t feel like you’re doing enough on campus and wish to get involved somehow but don’t know where to start. Well, why not check out ClubFest to spice up your life with endless possibilities of clubs to join?

Three people were shot outside of the Minnesota State Fair on Monday in one of the most recent mass shooting events. Another recent mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, left seven dead and over 20 wounded on Saturday. These shootings are unfortunately only a few of the many that have occurred over the last year.

After 12 days of protests on the island, Gov. Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico has submitted his resignation effective 5 p.m. Aug. 2. The protests began after around nine hundred pages from a group chat that Rossello moderated revealed unnerving depths of corruption within the government. In these messages, Rossello and his associates in the chat — from both government and the private sector — revealed them mocking citizens and the more than 4,600 deceased citizens from Hurricane Maria, u…

Earlier this week, Ex Officio Ames City Council Liaison Devyn Leeson sent an email to members of the council and Mayor John Haila outlining nine issues he found with the state of landlord-tenant relations in Ames, based on discussions with tenants, activists and student leaders.

The Pew Research Center released a new study Wednesday, in which half of people surveyed listed “made-up news/info” as a top problem in the United States, ranking above climate change, racism and illegal immigration, among other issues.

After a long and most likely difficult year of classes, students all around the country will start to go on summer break this month. Some may spend summer taking classes on campus or online, some may spend it vacationing around the globe, some may spend it working at a job or internship or some may spend it doing nothing at all.

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