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…The short answer is no, you don’t need to bring a car to campus. But, it’s worth weighing the pros and cons as it depends on your individual transportation situation. Last year when I lived on campus, I had a parking pass for the Towers lots which was a ten-minute bus ride away. I only […] [READ MORE]

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Hello! This last summer, I worked as a full time marketing intern at Octadyne Systems here in Ames! Having only held part-time jobs and completing coursework before then, it was definitely a new, fully blown hands-on experience for me. I learned a lot about what it’s like to work in my field, and I have […] [READ MORE]

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Your classes have started, you’ve figured out how to do laundry, and your planner is organized with all of your due dates (if it’s not, see my previous post! 🙂 ). But now what do you do with that three-hour block of free time you have every day? You could take a nap, watch the […] [READ MORE]

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Last weekend, I decided to go on my first visit to the Ames Farmers’ Market, located on Main Street in the downtown area. It was lively, full of people, and fun! The farmers’ market is held every Saturday from 8am-12:30pm from May to September, and from 9am-12:30pm in October. For more information on specific vendors […] [READ MORE]

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Ada Hayden Heritage Park, located at 5205 Grand, is one of my favorite places in Ames. If you like walking/running, biking, boating, fishing, grilling, or really any outdoor activities, then you really should check it out! Named after the botanical instructor and preservationist Ada Hayden, the first female and fourth person to receive a doctoral […] [READ MORE]

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