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2015

Iowa State University

Leisure Studies

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The Ames Beat: Entering The Local Music Scene, Celeste Welshhons, Ryan Eiffert, Jonathan Laczniak, Meredith Kestel Jul 2015

The Ames Beat: Entering The Local Music Scene, Celeste Welshhons, Ryan Eiffert, Jonathan Laczniak, Meredith Kestel

Ethos

Becoming involved with the Ames music scene might sound a bit difficult at first, but if you simply go to a few shows around town, you may start networking and maybe even picking up band members before you know it. Nate Logsdon is the President of Maximum Ames Records, the co-founder of the Maximum Ames Music Festival and one of the co-owners of the Iowa Music Store. One of the other co-owners of the Iowa Music Store is Bryon Dudley, who is also one of the people in charge of Nova Labs, another Ames record label.


Road Trip! A Guide To Four-Wheeled Fun, Aleks Ivanisevic, Stephanie Breen Jul 2015

Road Trip! A Guide To Four-Wheeled Fun, Aleks Ivanisevic, Stephanie Breen

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Sure, taking a long drive alone can be relaxing, but being alone on a full-length road trip can push you to insanity. When planning a road trip, it’s a good idea to go with your friends. Be selective in who you choose to travel with. Make sure you get along with everyone for the most part because you will be in a confined space for an extended amount of time. Road tripping with friends makes for better company and better memories. So, gather your squad, and get your show on the road!


Who Do You Think You Are?, Andreas Haffar, Ryan Eiffert, Tomhas Huhnke Jun 2015

Who Do You Think You Are?, Andreas Haffar, Ryan Eiffert, Tomhas Huhnke

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Ethos talks to Katey Way, dressed as Princess Mononoke from the movie Princess Mononoke, about the incredibly popular culture that is cosplay; from becoming and portraying genuine characters to congregating together to collectively form a great appreciation and passion for the art.


Friday Night Magic The Gathering, Elaine Godfrey, Alixandria Collins, Hunter Herold Jun 2015

Friday Night Magic The Gathering, Elaine Godfrey, Alixandria Collins, Hunter Herold

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“Count these!” Someone shouts. “How many knuckle blades do you have?” “Don’t worry, I’m not gonna ankle shank nobody.” In the game room, rules are being established. Tournament brackets are being drawn. And sixteen players stand at the ready. “FNM players!” calls out a man in a dress shirt and tie. “ROUND STARTS!” Tonight is Friday Night Magic, and these are Planeswalkers, navigating the multiverse with a team of creatures, spells and enchantments of various colors and abilities. Th ey might be Liliana Vess, exercising the dark art of necromancy – or elder dragon Nicol Bolas, shattering minds with ...


Football Returns Home, Andreas Haffar, Stephanie Breen May 2015

Football Returns Home, Andreas Haffar, Stephanie Breen

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On March 7, 2003, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced that one of the greatest spectacles on the globe would be on the soil of a country that lives, breathes and ultimately loves the beautiful game of football (soccer)—Brazil. Every four years, more than 200 nations strive to reach the finals, and only 32 teams get to compete on the big stage known simply as the World Cup. The players have the opportunity to display their abilities while at the same time, represent their respective homes. This summer marks the 20th FIFA World Cup.


City Guide: Bar Style, Dallas Daws, Renae Meines, Dale Johnson May 2015

City Guide: Bar Style, Dallas Daws, Renae Meines, Dale Johnson

Ethos

We know you love heading down to Welch where the music blasts and mug night prevails, but step away from Campustown and you’ll fi nd a unique array of bars attracting more than the average college crowd. We also know that being a broke college student is no joke, so remember, more mugs next to the bar means more money out of your pocket.


Who Do You Think You Are?, Liz Zabel, Mitchell Yoon May 2015

Who Do You Think You Are?, Liz Zabel, Mitchell Yoon

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Adam Grimm, senior in horticulture and German studies at Iowa State, is training to swim the English Channel. After years of heavy smoking and struggling to accept his sexuality, he’ll make his ! rst attempt during his scheduled July 20–30, 2015 window.

A question-and-answer column with Adam Grimm.


Drinking In Different Cultures, Terigele, Becky Eilers May 2015

Drinking In Different Cultures, Terigele, Becky Eilers

Ethos

Name a culture that doesn’t like to drink. (OK, so maybe Mormons, Muslims and Catholic Priests aren’t so keen on it.) Drinking is one of the most common social activities among American college students. Shocker, no? ! e love of alcohol reaches across cultures, so Ethos gathered information on how other countries enjoy knocking one back..


Quickies: How To Avoid Gymtimidation, Traer Schon, Amira Khatib, Ethos Magazine, Jessica Bartemes, Miranda Cantrell, Jared Raney May 2015

Quickies: How To Avoid Gymtimidation, Traer Schon, Amira Khatib, Ethos Magazine, Jessica Bartemes, Miranda Cantrell, Jared Raney

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Going to the gym can be a pretty intimidating experience. From the moment you walk in, you are inundated with impressive displays of human ability. Some guy is in the corner benching what looks like 3,000 pounds. You see someone else flex and rip his shirt off . A girl is just finishing up lap 300 on the track. The air is filled with the sound of weights crashing, the faint smell of body odor and frequent usage of the word “bro.” For some people, adapting to this strange environment is a breeze, but for those of us not yet ...


Who Do You Think You Are? Kate Poore, Devon O'Brien, Briana Wengert, Yue Wu May 2015

Who Do You Think You Are? Kate Poore, Devon O'Brien, Briana Wengert, Yue Wu

Ethos

A kingdom reigns in the Midwest: the Kingdom of Calontir. Kate Poore, or Katherine of Arles as known by her lads and ladies, leads Iowa State’s Medieval Re-Creationist Club (MRC) as part of this kingdom. The sophomore in history gives us the lowdown of the Middle Ages existing in the 21st century.

A question-and-answer column with Kate Poore.


Festival 101, Amira Khatib, Mackenzie Ferguson May 2015

Festival 101, Amira Khatib, Mackenzie Ferguson

Ethos

Every summer brings a huge list of music festivals, each a jam-packed weekend full of your favorite artists and a slew of new bands and experiences. Whether you’ll be back home, working in a cool city or stuck in Ames, there is a music festival nearby or cool enough to warrant a weekend road trip. We’ve done all the dirty work for you and made a list of some of the best festivals in the country, so pick one, gather your friends and go.


Pull The Trigger: Students Stick To Their Guns, Nguyet Bui, Yue Wu May 2015

Pull The Trigger: Students Stick To Their Guns, Nguyet Bui, Yue Wu

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Four blasts echoed through Ames 30 minutes before midnight on Saturday, March 9. The noise fired from the barrel of a revolver during a disagreement between two minors in the parking lot of Zeke’s, less than a mile west of campus on Lincoln Way. The shots were heard by Ames Police officers who “observed several people fighting in the parking lot and running from the area,” according to a press release from the Ames Police Department. After interviewing people at the scene, officers took the minors to juvenile court for carrying a concealed weapon, reckless use of a firearm ...


A Newbie's Guide To The Bars, Amira Khatib, Jordan Welch, Kait Mckinney May 2015

A Newbie's Guide To The Bars, Amira Khatib, Jordan Welch, Kait Mckinney

Ethos

Your first time at the bar can be a tricky rite of passage. We share our beginner tips so your friends won’t find you in the corner Googling “proper bar etiquette,” or “best drinks to order at the bar” the night of your 21st birthday.


Who Do You Think You Are?, Traer Schon, Taylor Wertzberger, Tiffany Herring May 2015

Who Do You Think You Are?, Traer Schon, Taylor Wertzberger, Tiffany Herring

Ethos

Walking on central campus on a Sunday afternoon, you may notice a strange game being played. This game isn’t soccer, it isn’t dodgeball, it isn’t capture the flag—it’s a combination of all three. For Quidditch president Andrew Folkmann, it’s not just a game—it’s a competitive sport.

A question-and-answer column with Andrew Folkmann.


Taking Adventure To New Heights, Dallas Daws, Renae Meines, Liz Zabel, Craig Brown May 2015

Taking Adventure To New Heights, Dallas Daws, Renae Meines, Liz Zabel, Craig Brown

Ethos

I lean forward and as we flip through the air, my stomach leaves my body. I am free falling, plummeting to the earth at 120 miles per hour. An inexplicable feeling of invincibility mixed with a humbling sense of my mortality wash over me. Intense adrenaline rushes out every extremity. Somehow, there is a huge grin on my face which wouldn’t disappear until long after I arrived back on the ground.


The Board Border, Cole Komma, Lynne Reiter, Tiffany Herring, Ditch Skateboards May 2015

The Board Border, Cole Komma, Lynne Reiter, Tiffany Herring, Ditch Skateboards

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Skateboard culture is a lot like high school—cliques rule. You have your technical skaters, your punk skaters blah blah and so on. Certain skateboarders fi t into these cliques and stay within them. When an individual does something diff erent—let’s say longboarding, for example—an openminded few may accept that person, but most will ostracize him or her.