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    by kim83_50158 Written May 2, 2003

    Favorite thing: This is where like thousands of alumni and their families, not to mention the entire student body and some of their families, and the faculty, etc come out for a great weekend of fun...
    There's a parade and everything and then open houses, and like everything else.....

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  • VEISHEA. Sometimes there are...

    by OrdWhite Written Oct 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: VEISHEA. Sometimes there are riots, once there was a murder, some years it's just too cold to go outside. But you should try it anyway. Nothing like Central Iowa in April...

    Fondest memory: Seven drunken roomates, a wolf, and a blind, deaf, and retarded puppy. What do you think happened? Hint: The puppy is still alive.

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  • In general Ames is a college...

    by Burgfresh Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: In general Ames is a college town. The university is what brought me to Ames and will bring me back if I ever graduate.

    Fondest memory: My first semester at ISU was a great time, I was finally on my own.(pic. is of one of the towers that I lived in my freshman year)

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    You must:1. Visit the...

    by jpaustin Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You must:
    1. Visit the university.
    2. Have a beer at the Lost and Found Lounge and/or Whiskey River.
    3. Eat at Cafe Northwest.
    4. Visit the public library--apparently, it's one of the best in the country.
    5. Go to the art gallery.
    6. Visit Big Table Books on Main St.--great selection of writers teaching at ISU and University of Iowa.

    Fondest memory: Well, Ames will always be the site of my renewal: before I got here, I'd spent most of a year waiting tables and generally doubting myself on several fronts. Getting into ISU's English graduate program and moving here from Ohio signaled the end of my career as a server and the beginning of my (hopeful) career as a writer and professor.

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