Some Hometown Love – Ames, IA – Home of the Cyclones

Ames, IA. Gotta give the hometown some love. I have lived in Ames since I was born, and it has been a big part of my life. Whether you're a prospective student at Iowa State University or just browsing, I hope you'll find something special to see and do. Mucky Duck Pub: I love going to…

TLC – Taking Care of Yourself with Diabetes

Tender. Loving. Care. We could all use a little more of that. My diabetes is not under control. I'm gaining weight, my sugars are high, my gums are awful, and I'm not changing anything about my lifestyle. It's deceiving that I talk about people who weigh 500 pounds, but I'm no different than they are.…

My Consent Project (Paper)

It’s no secret that casual sex is becoming more and more accepted in today’s culture. Unfortunately, sexual assaults and nonconsensual sex are also still very prevalent in today's society as well. There is certainly more of an awareness of this subject which is has created a spotlight on the importance of acknowledging consent during sexual activity. Women and men are beginning to build a culture centered on consent.  This qualitative study researches the communication aspect of consent among young adults. This study draws from interviews regarding the communication behind consent of eight young adults. Major findings from these interviews indicated how the nature of the relationship, the timing of the conversation, and verbal and nonverbal messages are all critical factors when considering a conversation about consent. This study aims to help bring awareness to the importance of having a conversation about sexual consent with romantic partners.

Budgeting and Saving Money in College

Budgeting can be hard and tedious but essential, so I'm here to drop some tips on what I have done in the past to create a budget while in college. Through these actions, I managed to save a little more than $9,000.00 while working at a job that paid a little over minimum wage. 1.…

Traveling in Sweden! Part 2

What an amazing trip so far! I truly recommend visiting Stockholm. I've listed my itinerary and tips below. Day 39:00am Nobel Museum Tour2:00pm Visit the Vasa Museum Rise and shine! Today's agenda includes the Nobel Museum Tour as well as the Vasa Museum. Starting off with breakfast, I'm thankful for the Zinkensdamm hostel. The breakfast…

Mormor Diary Entry #34

Hey y'all! Here's another snippet from my Grandmother's diary that she kept while in Sweden. I found this entry on a page titled "comparisons" "Comparison:In those days people feared thingslike lion's faces. We fear things inthe shape of mushroom clouds -- nuclearbombs." ~ June 1986 IIn this entry, she's referencing the Vasa ship. *Swedish warship…