Entries Tagged as 'AP Issues'

A Different Vision for Campustown: Instead of Demolition, Beautification

February 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Update: In June, the Ames city council declined to give Lane4 more time to come up with a workable plan for Campustown redevelopment but said that the city may approach the Kansas City development company in the future. It is not necessary to tear down blocks’ worth of buildings in Campustown in order to improve [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · February 2011 · Lane4 · Nate Logsdon · Of Local Importance

Give Up: Notes Toward the Apocalypse

February 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’ve been waiting for the apocalypse for a long time. Ever since I discovered peak oil somewhere around my sophomore year of high school, I’ve been waiting – eagerly. Nothing could be more satisfying to me than to experience the decline of Western Civilization, and especially of the United States, through a disastrous cataclysm of [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Commentary · February 2011

Bob Vander Plaats’ Lost Cause: Why Same-Sex Marriage Will Win the Day

February 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Last April, I sat in a pew of an Ames Baptist church sanctuary and listened to Bob Vander Plaats rail against the evils of abortion. En route to his third consecutive failed bid for governor, the lanky, likeable evangelical stood by the pulpit and encouraged his audience to partake in a 40-day vigil outside Planned [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Commentary · February 2011 · Gavin Aronsen

Boots: Finding Home in Mississippi

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Specialist Christopher Robinson is a member of the Iowa Army National Guard. Due to the unpredictability and delay of mail, Robinson pre-filed this piece for the current issue. He has arrived safely in Afghanistan and will write his next column from there. This is part four of his series of dispatches on the war. Two [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Boots · February 2011

The Space Celebrates Three Years

February 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

On Saturday, February 5, the Ames Progressive Space celebrated its third anniversary. A birthday party of sorts, it was a success by any stretch of the imagination – as a community event, as a cultural display, as a coming together of musicians and local activists, and as a celebration of everything that is good about [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · February 2011 · Reviews

An Appeal for Social Peace

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

If you happen to stumble onto most message boards on the Internet that include politics, religion, or philosophy sections, you might see it: one common voice seething in negativity against opposition. These people aren’t worth talking to at all. They lack the intelligence to comprehend truth. There’s something to be said about the effect of [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · February 2011 · Letters to the Editor

Filth: The Writings of Archibald Crouton Part IV

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

You envision a man resting on his knees, hands atop the thighs, shoulders and back bowed and curved forward, head low. His eyes are closed and he only moves from his breath. Heaving upward from his chest to the ambit of his arched body. Maybe it is raining and humid. Maybe somewhere nearby a fire [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · February 2011 · Filth · Poetry

tree tops

February 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

they’re talking about the pope on the radio later it’s oscar wilde then arabic television outside a brick chimney pushes out smoke that is dissipating through trees squirrels are running through london streets squirrels are balancing through a labyrinth of branches and telephone wires their little gripping toes scraping across conversations squirrels are bouncing through [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · February 2011 · Poetry

Filth: The Writings of Archibald Crouton, Part III

December 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

In parts one and two of our unexpected sally into the mystery of the unknown poet Archibald Crouton, we had questions and searched for answers. Often those searches led us kicking empty cans down the back allies he seemed to love so much. But every time we could return to the poems themselves, seemingly the [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · December 2010 · Filth · Poetry

Boots: The Box

December 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Specialist Christopher Robinson is a member of the Iowa Army National Guard deployed to Afghanistan during 2010 and 2011. This is part three of his series of dispatches on the war. It was our first week in The Box when the orders came in. We were to defend a mountain. We knew nothing about it, [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · Boots · December 2010