In mid-September, more than 100 acts descended on Ames for the 2016 Maximum Ames Music Festival. On the four days of the sixth annual festival, music could be heard in Ames bars, restaurants, and even the public library. Relive the exciting weekend with our gallery below.
You find yourself smack dab in the middle of the United States, feeling deprived of fun and exciting things to do or see. You may ask yourself, “What the hell is there to do and see in Iowa?” We’re here to answer that age-old question by presenting a handful of ideas to save you from […]
Avoid boredom before school starts back up in August. By Kandyce McConico We spend the entire school year pining after summer. We daydream our way through finals with memories of beach trips, sun bathing and warmer weather. For those of us foregoing summer school, we look forward to the lack of academic stress and responsibility. However, […]
Before dismissing Ames as another Midwestern college town surrounded by cornfields, consider its unique history. By Rachel Vipond Believe it or not, our beloved college town had humble beginnings. Containing only 12 blocks and 844 residents when it was incorporated in 1870, Ames now has 58,965 residents (ISU students included). In 1864, Ames was […]