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FRIDAY 09.01.2017 No. 10 Vol 213



ISU vs. UNI:

Writing a new chapter BY AARON.MARNER Just less than a year ago, coach Matt Campbell and the Iowa State football team walked off the field at Jack Trice Stadium in disbelief. Campbell’s debut at Iowa State ended in a 25-20 defeat at the hands of in-state foe Northern Iowa. Penalties and turnovers plagued the Cyclones in the loss, and some members of the team felt the loss was self-inflicted. Campbell labeled it “hugely frustrating.” Former quarterback and current linebacker Joel Lanning said Iowa State “deserved

to lose.” Senior wide receiver and team captain Allen Lazard described the game as “terrible.” “[Turnovers are] something that we’ve worked on with detail that didn’t get displayed tonight,” Campbell said last year after the game. “That’s certainly an area that is huge. How are you going to win a game when [the margin is] 4-1?” “We’re not good enough and neither is anyone else to win games with that situation.”



Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard is brought down during the game against UNI on Sept. 3, 2016. The Panthers defeated the Cyclones 25-20.



Local police launch respect campaign The slogan is simple: Be a fan in the stands, not a pain in the grass. As part of a fall campaign launched Wednesday by the Iowa State and Ames Police Departments, the two departments are hoping to extend a message of respect as fans flood Jack Trice this football season.

“This particular campaign is focused on football and game day behavior,” said Anthony Greiter, community outreach officer for the Iowa State Police Department. “We want to encourage people to not be a pain in the grass.” “A pain in the grass” as defined by Greiter, could be someone causing problems both in and outside the stadium. That could also be through traffic or alcohol violations or general disrespectful behavior. The campaign, with support from the Iowa State Athletics Department, also encourages fans to buy tickets to the games compared to just tailgating outside. “We don’t want them to cause problems in the stadium, and we want them to go in the stadium to support the Cyclones and the game day experience,” Greiter said. The main message of the campaign, Greiter said, is to be respectful. This is branching off the police department’s campaign this past spring “Donut Disrespect.” Donut Disrespect promotes being respectful to one another and of each other in an effort to better community relations and unite the city.

The Ames and Iowa State Police Departments’ event went viral after a video of Greiter and Ames community outreach officer Eric Snyder stuffing their faces with donuts. “If we can continue that theme, and people will continue to unite, that’s our ultimate goal,” Greiter said. The police will be releasing promotional videos about once a week and also handing out t-shirts with the slogan. In a video released Wednesday, Greiter and Snyder -- decorated in Cyclone football gear -- eat donuts while discussing Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell’s philosophy to raise the standard. The two hope to release the videos around big events such as the Iowa vs. Iowa State game. “They’ll be quick, punch you with the facts, and then move along,” Greiter said. Iowa State and Ames Police are hoping to also extend the message of respect to fans outside of the Cyclone realm, Greiter said, who will be visiting both the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa to raise awareness of the campaign. “We just want people to have fun, but do it in a respectful way,” Greiter said. “That’s kind of always been our mission. “We recognize that not everyone is going to be alcohol-free, drug-free and ride the straight and narrow path all the way through college... but we want to encourage people to make intelligent decisions and those intelligent decisions often reflect in a way that is respectful.”




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New name means more inclusion “The Center” rebrands BY MARY.PAUTSCH The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success is rebranding themselves to better reflect their services and who they serve.

EMILY BLOBAUM/ IOWA STATE DAILY Clare Lemke is a student services specialist at the LGBTSS Center. The center is located at the Student Services Building and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender, with the plus sign signifying any identity not represented by a letter.

“The Center” for short, students are given a new name that better recognizes their identities while also being easier to roll off the tongue. Formally known as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services (LGBTSS), The Center made the official name change over the summer. Clare Lemke, assistant director of The Center, said that the change has been an ongoing conversation for some time. The Center has gone through many changes throughout its history, slowly making it more inclusive to various members of the LGBTQIA+ community. “This has really been a conversation that’s been going on for really years, longer than I’ve been here, really probably about the last 10 years,” Lemke said. The office was created in 1992, under the name Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Student Services. Transgender was added to the name years later, to address a wider array of LGBTQIA+ individuals who used the center. Now with their longer acronym, The Center hopes to increase their inclusiveness even further. Lemke said that the previous name did not completely reflect the identities of the students they were serving. “We knew we needed a name that spoke to a broader range of identities rather than LGBT,” she said. “So we’re seeing students who identify in many different ways that don’t fall under that abbreviation.” LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/ Agender with the plus sign signifying any identity not represented by a letter. This may include pansexual, non-binary, genderqueer or other sexualities and genders. “The longer acronym and language in our name mirrors the language that our students are using better,” Lemke said. The Center also wanted a new name that made a bolder statement on what they do. The office took into consideration input given by

other groups on campus, and what other similar centers are named at colleges nationwide. This research eventually lead to their current official name. “You have student success right in the name,” said Lemke. “So, our mission as an office is to develop personal and academic success, community and leadership for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies.” The office is also excited to have a new, simpler way to address themselves. The Center is how students have nicknamed the office in the past, so Lemke and other professionals rolled with it. “We want to be student-focused,” Lemke said. “So you’ll see that on some of the branding we’ll have ... rather than the whole name.” According to Lemke, students have been giving positive feedback to the name change. She hopes that as others get used to the change, they begin to use the name comfortably so those in the community know who they are and what they stand for. “Some of the things I’ve heard that have been positive are people like the longer abbreviation, I think people like the simplicity of calling it The Center,” Lemke said. “When I tell people our new name they’re like, ‘Oh, nice!’” The Center wants to also continue to serve students in ways they feel comfortable, whether that be in or out of their space in the Dean of Students Office. They also are working on more community building, and are looking for volunteers. To learn more about The Center, students can go to their website or stop in the Student Services building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Diana Kautzky teaches sign language in ASL 101 on Aug. 31. The class offers an introduction into American sign language.


Faculty call for ASL minor BY JILL.ALT

JILL ALT/ IOWA STATE DAILY Sandra Buchholz has been teaching college level American Sign Language for 18 years.




One little girl taught an entire community sign language, and today she teaches on a campus of over 36,000 students.

Sandra Buchholz, lecturer of world languages and cultures, has been teaching college level American Sign Language (ASL) for 18 years, and is looking to further the opportunities for her students by proposing a minor program in ASL at Iowa State University. “I was born deaf. I didn’t know why,” said Buchholz. “I have two hearing sisters, hearing parents, but my brother and I are deaf. My parents didn’t know that I was deaf until I was about 16 months old. Both of them are hearing so they didn’t sign. I didn’t learn until I was five years old.” According to research done by the U.S. National Institute of Medicine, the critical language learning window is from 18 months to five years old, so learning a language so late was a challenge for Buchholz. “I lived in Laurens, Iowa, which has a population of about 1,200,” Buchholz said. “Pretty small. So I started teaching people how to sign. Not long after, everyone in my town could sign. Everyone.” She is a resource to the 30 to 35 hard-ofhearing or deaf students on campus, as well as sign language interpreter, Megan Johnson. But these resources are too limited, said Kody Olson, director of governmental affairs for Student Government, who is also partially deaf. “The State of Iowa ­— and the U.S. in general — has a shortage of interpreters,” Olson said. “Mostly because there is no four year programs [for ASL] at the major universities. This leads to inexperienced interpreters and fewer interpreters — it really puts a chokehold on the community.” Iowa State University offers nine classes in

deaf culture and American Sign Language, however there is no major or minor program in place. According to President of the ASL Club, Jordyn Farver, this is causing people with an interest in ASL to choose not to sign up for classes, and even go so far as to transfer schools. “Many students have come to us stating that they want to learn more and they are interested in the culture and language but they can’t spend the time on the classes because there is not a major or minor offered for ASL,” Farver said. Farver said many students come to the club who want to learn more about ASL and are interested in the language and culture. These students either don’t take ASL courses since they do not have time, or transfer to schools that offer an ASL minor. “My own personal goal is to take as many classes here as I can before I graduate, then transfer to a school that offers a four year program because we do not offer one,” Farver said. “We are losing many students to reasons like that, I personally know of one student who will most likely be transferring because of our lack of a program.” Buchholz is proposing an ASL minor here at Iowa State, but for the past five years she has been unsuccessful due to low enrollment numbers for advanced level ASL courses, which as stated by Farver, is due to no major or minor program being offered. “Ultimately we hope that the World Languages and Cultures Department, The Liberal Arts and Sciences Department and the university in general determine that ASL offerings are a significant contribution to not only our community but to our body of students,” said Buchholz. If you are interested in ASL and getting involved, contact Jordyn Farver at jlfarver@



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FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO REPRESENT MINNESOTA IN U.S. SENATE TALKS WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar speaks to students and community members about women and their roles in leadership it the Great Hall on Aug. 31. Klobuchar came to campus as part of the Lectures Program through Iowa State. Her talk was titled “Women: Building Bridges to Get the Job Done.” She became the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate in 2006 and is currently serving her second term in office.



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GAME INFO WHEN: Sept. 3 | 7 p.m. WHERE: Jack Trice Stadium WATCH: LISTEN: Cyclone Radio Network | KASI 1430* (AM) & KCCQ 105.1* (FM) (Available in the Ames area only



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STADIUM INFO: • All gates will open 90 minutes before kickoff. • Student must enter through the East Gate. • Re-entry to the stadium will be allowed up until the start of the 4th quarter. Tickets must be scanned upon exit and re-entry.

No. 18 (FCS) Northern Iowa (0-0, 0-0 MVFC) Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa Conference: MVFC Head Coach: Mark Farley

Quick Hits: • Eli Dunne will likely take over quarterback duties for Northern Iowa. • The Panthers finished with a 5-6 record in 2016, their first losing record since 2012.


ISU will rely on offense BY JACK.MACDONALD If last year’s 25-20 loss to Northern Iowa gave any insight on what the season was going to be like for the Iowa State football team, then a win this Saturday could give a glimpse of hope to Cyclone fans that has been nonexistent in recent years.

TYLER COFFEY/ IOWA STATE DAILY Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park drops back to throw a pass against Oklahoma on Nov. 3, 2016 at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State lost to Oklahoma 34 to 24.

Coach Matt Campbell described that loss as a learning process that revealed what the true problems were, and they had nothing to do with football. “It was part of the lesson in growth process that our football team had,” Campbell said. “I say this a lot, guys were saying ‘how do you clean your locker at night and make sure your locker looks the right way and how do you do these things?’


“We weren’t even talking about what’s our scheme and what are we trying to do and how do you make the right reads. We just weren’t at that point.” Iowa State comes back a year later with experience under its belt and a quarterback poised to wreak havoc on a defense that held the Cyclones to 307 total yards, only 51 of which were rushing. “Everything was new, so we had to get all that gathered in,” said defensive back Brian Peavy. However, while the Cyclones might be slim on defense, the Panthers return nine starters that shut down the offense last sea-



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Iowa State vs. Northern Iowa BRIAN MOZEY

Iowa State 24, Northern Iowa 17

This game will come down to the quarterback battle between Iowa State’s Jacob Park and Northern Iowa’s Eli Dunne. The two have a similar style of play and it’ll depend on how efficient they can be in the pocket. It’ll be a tie game going into halftime and Iowa State will take a 24-17 lead in the middle of the fourth quarter with an Allen Lazard touchdown from Park. The Cyclones will start the season 1-0.

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It’s not going to happen this year. I just don’t see it. Northern Iowa expects to be good this year. The Panthers have a solid team with experience and offensive starters returning from the team that beat Iowa State last year. But it won’t matter this time around. Iowa State’s offense is going to be good this year. It has to be for them to have any chance of making a bowl game. Jacob Park and Allen Lazard may lead that unit, but the running back depth the Cyclones possess will be just as crucial. Mike Warren and David Montgomery should be able to get yards against a UNI defense with four new starters on the offensive line. The defense might have more issues. A young defensive line that will likely not be at its best until the middle of the season could be gashed by a veteran UNI offensive line. This is an offense that should be easy to handle if the Cyclones can win the line of scrimmage. I doubt this will be an easy game for the Cyclones, but they’ll score enough points to start the season off with a comfortable win.

Classes have started and Iowa State football is just one day away from kicking off its season against University of Northern Iowa. Students and faculty have been saying, ‘I want the Cyclones to beat those dang Panthers this weekend.’ I’m here to halt the brakes. Out of the past four seasons, the Cyclones have opened against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent. However, the Cyclones only won one match up (UNI in 2015) and the rest they have let slip through their fingers. The 2017 matchup will be no different. Last season in their 2520 win over Iowa State, UNI ran the ball for 232 yards and two touchdowns. Now, the Panthers have lost their two top rushers from last year. UNI coach Mark Farley knows the running backs should scare Iowa State because the Cyclones’ front seven is unexperienced. UNI may be the little brother for Iowa State fans, however, they are easily capable of winning Saturday. Prepare for disappointment once again Iowa State fans. It’s going to be another long season in Ames.





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Last year’s game against Northern Iowa was an anomaly. Iowa State had four turnovers to Northern Iowa’s one. With Jacob Park running the show at quarterback this year, Iowa State’s offense has the firepower it needs to score on anybody. Even with those mistakes, it was still a one-possession game in the end. Iowa State will play a much cleaner game this season and, thanks to a potent offense, the Cyclones should be able to put up points left and right.

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Iowa State 27, Northern Iowa 17

Iowa State comes back a year later with more experience and the memory of that gut-wrenching loss to the Panthers a year ago, giving them an added determination to beat its in-state rival. Led by Jake Campos, Jacob Park will finally have that offensive line that will give the Cyclones offense a chance to chew apart opposing defenses. Joel Lanning will look at home on defense, giving Cyclone fans confidence in a defense that should be much better than previous years.

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Iowa State 45, Northern Iowa 17

Iowa State 31, Northern Iowa 24

The sideline switch this year will make all the difference. Iowa State is pretty good at staying in the game, but facing the student section will give them the extra boost they need. Allen Lazard is in his prime, Jake Campos is back, Joel Lanning has found his place as linebacker, Jacob Park is ready to be the starting quarterback, and Zeb Noland and Kyle Kempt are ready to take his place if needed. Get excited Cyclone fans, it’s going to be a great game.



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Brian Peavy focused on Houston BY BRIAN.MOZEY

RYAN YOUNG/ IOWA STATE DAILY Brian Peavy breaks up a pass from Iowa’s Jerminic Smith at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City last year.

The phone rang Aug. 26 and Brian Peavy’s mother picked it up. On the other end was the voice of coach Matt Campbell. Her first reaction was that Peavy got in trouble, so she began to be a little nervous until she realized the meaning behind the phone call. Instead of nervousness, it became a sense of happiness and joy. Campbell was telling her that Peavy was selected as a co-captain for the 2017 football season for Iowa State. “It was nice to have that kind of news come to her,” Peavy said. “Especially with what’s been going on the past few days.” Peavy’s hometown is Houston and his parents were right in the middle of Hurricane Harvey’s path of destruction on the evening of Aug. 25. Fortunately, Peavy’s friends and family are all safe and accounted for, which is the main focus for him. His family is stuck in their house with flooding around their neighborhood. The good news is that the flooding has subsided and they are hoping to get out of their house soon to help others in the city. The only thing he wishes is that he could be there to help his family. “That’s one of the hardest things,”



son. This year the Cyclones have Jacob Park at the helm, not newly-named starting linebacker Joel Lanning. “I think [Park’s] done a really good job of staying in the details and trying to stay in the game plan and really understand what we want to do,” offensive coordinator Tom Manning said. “He’s been good for a while here. His study habits have dramatically improved from last season, as the time has gone on, his experience has grown; he’s been fun to have around.” Lanning switched to a defensive core that has been one of the few units

Peavy said. “Just knowing you can’t physically help, it’s pretty tough.” Since he can’t be in Houston at this time, Peavy is trying to do his part through donations. The idea was approved by the university and the athletic department. Iowa State University is partnering with Hy-Vee and providing a truck on Saturday for fans to donate non-perishable items, school supplies, clothes and toiletries. The truck will be located on South Fourth Street from 2 to 6:30 p.m. “We have a handful of players with parents in Texas currently,” Campbell said. “We’ve been keeping in touch and making sure they’re safe and healthy.” Peavy isn’t the only Texas native on the Cyclones roster, as there are 10 players from the state of Texas. All of them, along with the Iowa State football team in general have been tweeting out their prayers and best wishes to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Peavy, from Houston, along with redshirt juniors defensive back Darius Lee-Campbell, from Spring, defensive back Vic Holmes, from La Porte, and tight end Cole Anderson, from League City, are around the Houston area and were hit the hardest by the storm. The hardest part for Peavy is getting through this week. His focus is

on school, practice, preparing for the game and, most importantly, keeping in contact with his family. These four things to juggle is a hard task, but if anyone can do it, Campbell knows Peavy is the man for the job. “Family is always first,” said defensive coordinator Jon Heacock. “Brian [Peavy] knows that’s the first thing in life is checking on family, but he and I both know he’ll be ready to play on Saturday.” Now, the goal is to get Peavy’s parents to Ames for the Saturday night kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium. That was the goal before the storm hit and Peavy is hoping that it can happen still. “Hopefully the airport can clear up from the storm,” Peavy said. “I’d love to see my family in the stands for the first game of the season.” Whether or not Peavy’s parents are in the stands on Saturday, his mindset is still the same. He’s going out there to win a football game for his school, his family and his city of Houston. “We still got a game this week,” Peavy said. “I take the task at hand. It’s not just about myself, I’m playing for my teammates as well and my family and friends back home [in Houston].”

that still has a big question mark looming over them, specifically the front seven that has yet to prove themselves in any way. Most of that front seven has limited starting experience, which could pose a problem for a defense that allowed 367 yards of total offense in last season’s game. “In reality we’ve got some new faces up there and they haven’t been in Jack Trice before,” defensive coordinator Jon Heacock said. “That’s why you always try to focus really on what we’re doing and give them some of the looks we’ve seen and that kind of deal

and hope you’re right.” The Cyclones will need the few veterans they have on the front seven to step up and help the inexperienced guys get acclimated to college football quickly. If not, Heacock could be dealing with another defense that could allow 367 total yards to an FCS school again. “I think the big challenge for guys like J.D. [Waggoner] who’s been in the fire and Vernell Trent, those two seniors got to help those guys get through the first part of this game,” Heacock said. “Once they get in there it’s football.”

Iowa State Football Players From Texas - Kene Nwangwu, sophomore running back Frisco, Texas. - De’Monte Ruth, redshirt junior defensive back Dallas, Texas. - Brian Peavy, redshirt junior defensive back Houston, Texas. - Darius Lee-Campbell, redshirt junior defensive back Spring, Texas. - Vic Holmes, redshirt junior defensive back, La Porte, Texas. - Marchie Murdock, redshirt senior wide receiver Arlington, Texas.

- Arnold Azunna, redshirt freshman defensive back Grand Prairie, Texas. - J.D. Waggoner, redshirt senior defensive end Dallas, Texas. - Will Windham, redshirt junior offensive lineman Schertz, Texas. - Cole Anderson, redshirt junior tight end League City, Texas.


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BY MEGAN.SALO EMILY BLOBAUM/ IOWA STATE DAILY Columnist Salo writes how students are not receiving all the information about the Memorial Union fee. It’s better to vote for the fee than to take money from other ISU programs.

Last year, students voted against a referendum that proposed to increase student fees by $72 over the course of two years to total $99.55 per semester.

Despite the fact that students voted to not increase fees, Student Government voted at Wednesday night’s meeting that they would support a $15 increase per semester in order to pay for infrastructural issues in the Memorial Union. The fee will not be applied until Fall 2018 and would only be implemented if President Ben Allen and the Board of Regents approve. After listening in on the debate that ultimately led to the decision, I have a split opinion: the fee increase is a change that we need in order to keep the Memorial Union running, but student opinions should have had a larger influence in the decision. Corey Williamson, the associate director of the Memorial Union, shared at

Students need say in Memorial Union fee the meeting that the additional $15 fee would be used to fix important maintenance issues, such as plumbing and other renovations on the fourth through sixth floors. During the meeting, Associate Dean of Students Keith Robinder also stated that this maintenance is going to happen, but it was up to students to decide where the money came from - their tuition fees or from taking funds from other programs on campus. Personally, I would prefer to pay a small increase in fees in order to keep the Memorial Union running instead of getting rid of one of the great programs at Iowa State. But last year I didn’t know that other programs were at risk when I voted against it, and I’m not sure other students knew either. Although this new fee is drastically reduced from last year’s proposed amount, students still didn’t show support for an increase, according to some of the senators who spoke with their constituents prior to the meeting. Last year, students were able to easily

and decisively vote for or against the fee when they participated in Student Government elections. Nearly 70 percent of students voted to not raise the fees. But this year, the decision to support the increase doesn’t seem to be up to students who are not involved in Student Government. This was a hard decision for Student Government which could be seen from the in-depth and lengthy debate. I can’t say that they reached the right or wrong decision, but I can say that if Student Government is going to represent the students, then student input should be a larger factor in making decisions and there should be a larger focus on educating students about issues that will directly impact every student.


Drink responsibly this weekend With Iowa State taking on the Northern Iowa Panthers to kickoff the 2017 football season comes tailgating, boom cup and the return of “win or lose, we still booze.”

Most people know the drunk fan who ruined your game day experience or maybe the time that you didn’t make it into the game because you were too inebriated to do so. If your safety and the safety of others isn’t enough to convince you to drink responsibly, hopefully some other facts will. In 2016, more people were charged by Iowa State Police for alcohol-related crimes in September than any other month that year. With students back on campus, football and nice weather, it doesn’t seem to be a surprise. “Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men,” accord-

ing to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, while binge drinking usually means “five or more drinks on a single occasion for men or four or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about two hours.” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists the following health issues related to excessive alcohol use: Chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis (damage to liver cells); pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas); various cancers, including liver, mouth, throat, larynx (the voice box) and esophagus; high blood pressure and psychological disorders. Let’s get something straight, drinking isn’t great for you and you by no means have to do it. We aren’t saying not to drink, we’re just saying do so responsibly. If you choose to drink, keep your safety and the safety of others in mind.

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The hit HBO show and fan favorite “Game of Thrones” will be coming to a close in 2019.

BY THOMAS.SHREVE Note: Spoilers will be found throughout.


Over 12 million viewers tuned in to the “Game of Thrones” season 7 finale. The finale of the penultimate season broke the record not only for being the most watched episode ever, but also for being the longest episode in the series to date.

Recently, some disappointing news broke saying we may have to wait until 2019 for the final season. So, with maybe two years before we get new episodes, let’s take a look back at the 7th season. Less episodes

The most notable, and frustrating thing about season 7 is that the episode count has been condensed from ten to seven. When I first heard they were going this route, I was actually intrigued. There have been countless shows that have overstayed their welcome and, in turn, have run out of compelling material. So, to hear that the creators of the “Game of Thrones” television series, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, were choosing to end the show themselves and were giving the last two seasons shortened episode counts, I was excited. This meant that the amount of filler plotlines were most likely going to be diminished and that we would most likely see a lot more action. However, the final product was not what I expected. There is so much story here that is blown through way too quickly because of the low episode count. Some episodes feature plots that would normally take a full season to unfold, but instead, only take up one hour of screen time. For example, Jon Snow’s expedition north of The Wall in “Beyond The Wall” sounds like an incredibly engaging plot point that could have lasted for multiple seasons. Instead, we get an incredible cast of characters and one awesome action scene before almost everyone is returned safely back to the other side of The Wall. The problem with this breakneck action is that we never get a moment to reflect on what we just witnessed, because it is already being overshadowed by the next big thing. For example, Benjen coming in to rescue Jon and sacrificing his life would have been a huge moment in any other season, but here, it was sandwiched right between the death of Viserion, the dragon, and his resurrection. There are other similar moments that I completely forgot about, like the fact that Cersei may be pregnant. That revelation is a game changer, but not one that got ample time to react to because attention was immediately diverted away from it and back to the next action set piece. Unnecessary plotlines

With the speed of this season, one would expect the majority of unnecessary subplots to be all but removed. However, we are still stuck with at least one unnecessary plotline. Nearly every main character has been busy furthering the main plot, but we’re still stuck with three episodes of Arya, Sansa and Littlefinger playing each other in Winterfell. The conflict here felt very forced and overall I just really did not care. Other than Littlefinger’s fantastic death scene, there was almost nothing to like about this story.

Review: “Game of Thrones” is not the same game

It’s also annoying that with only a handful of episodes left they spend time on filler stories while there is still so much viewers are aching to see. How are they possibly going to fit revelations like Jon Snow’s parentage coming to the public, The Prince Who Was Promised, The Night King’s backstory and other mysteries into the final season? Perhaps next season will just be alternating between huge twists and epic action scenes. Not the game we knew

The other main gripe I have about this season is that it just does not feel as much like “Game of Thrones” as past seasons have. Tonally, it is a bit different. Maybe it is just the speed at which they’re going or where the story has progressed to, but it makes me miss the early seasons more. “Game of Thrones” used to feature sprawling narratives with many different characters that can be killed off at any moment no matter how essential to the plot they were. This is the reason I initially got into the show, I mean, what kind of show is bold enough to kill its main protagonist off after just nine episodes? Every season brought us at least one devastating tragedy whether it was The Red Wedding, the mind-numbing death of Hodor, or the destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor. We so often got these edge-of-your-seat moments in the earlier seasons, so I was expecting a major body count this year. However, it was mostly just the now irrelevant characters who ended up biting the dust, like the Martells, and the rest of House Tyrell, although Olenna’s death was an utterly fantastic scene. I remember watching Jon Snow take on a white walker in the season five episode “Hardhome.” The entire sequence had me shaking in my seat, wondering if my favorite character was finally going to meet his end, but as of season 7, I am rarely at the edge of my seat. “Beyond The Wall” featured seven fan favorite characters take on the entire army of the dead and all live to tell about it, save for Thoros, arguably the most expendable of the seven. We’re at the point where there are no more characters being introduced and so few left that the majority of the living characters are essential to the plot and therefore cannot die. It’s a shame, but it is something I think will change as we head into the final season. A better budget

While the condensed episodes were mainly an annoyance, they did make way for a much larger budget, a budget they used to great extent. There were quite a few times I had to remind myself that I was watching a TV show and not a big-budget blockbuster movie. This was most apparent in the final moments of the best episode of the season, “The Spoils of War.” “The Spoils of War” featured the most epic and large scale battle we have seen on the show to date. With a much larger budget, we were finally able to watch Daenerys unleash Drogon and witness the power we have heard so much of throughout the series. Watching Bronn fire a giant crossbow at Daenerys while riding an airplane sized dragon will forever be up there



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This week in music Iowan artists continue to pave the way in innovation in the scene BY PARKER.REED

WHAT HAPPENED? Slipknot to release new documentary based on first-ever Mexico performance

Des Moines-based heavy-metal group Slipknot first played Mexico City in December 2015 at that year’s iteration of Knotfest, the group’s annual festival which has been hosted by a variety of locations over the years. The group’s new documentary, “Day of the Gusano,” will document the event and showcase not only the band’s famously aggressive live show, but will also focus on the fanbase, known as “Maggots,” and how important they are to the band’s legacy. “Day of the Gusano” will hit theaters around the world on Sept. 6, 14 of which are located in Iowa. For more information on the film, visit Face value ticket resale program to debut stateside this fall

Last week, Taylor Swift introduced her controversial “Taylor Swift Tix powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan” concert ticketing system. The system essentially rewards those fans who dish out more cash for T-Swift merchandise by granting them prioritized access to show tickets. To help combat this, UK-based company Twickets will launch in the fall in the U.S. and allows users to trade concert and live-event tickets at face value. The company first appeared in Europe in 2015 and has since branched into Australia as well, and has been a success in both by partnering with artists based in both regions. For more information, visit

WHAT’S NEW? Albums

“American Dream” - LCD Soundsystem The New York disco-punk outfit has essentially been in the spotlight ever since they announced their reunion back in January of 2016. In that way, it’s kind of crazy to think that the group’s highly-anticipated fourth album is just releasing today. The group released two tracks back in May before performing both of them on SNL later that month. It’s been quite the journey for “American Dream,” but it’s finally here, and it’s fantastic. “Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom Underneath the Stars and the Moon” - Gloom Balloon It’s quite the mouthful of a title, but that’s what Iowa-based musician Patrick Tape Fleming does best: create a unique experience for anyone that wants to listen. Fleming’s experimental, multi-genre project Gloom Balloon has always been known to drop jaws. Whether Fleming is gyrating his hips at an all-out dance party, or timidly hunching over a piano to a quaint crowd at a smaller club, he’s always been known to engulf the listener with a strong sense of flair and enough personality to put other artists to shame. Check out of Gloom Balloon’s release parties tonight at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines.

COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Maroon 5 continues to tease new album supposedly due out in November.


“What Lovers Do” - Maroon 5 feat. SZA Remember when Maroon 5 was more than just the Adam Levine show? That seems so long ago. The band’s latest single continues a streak of three singles that have featured some of music’s biggest names, like Kendrick Lamar, Future and now SZA. In November of 2015, guitarist James Valentine spoke about making a more “traditional” record with the group, similar in spirit to the group’s debut “Songs About Jane.” Unfortunately, the group continues to delve further into the dance realm with an instrumental that sounds like a weaker version of The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” Hopefully Maroon 5 will eventually create a more focused, rooted project in the near future, but it seems unlikely. “Over Everything” - Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Barnett and Vile’s upcoming collaborative album “Lotta Sea Lice” (due out Oct. 13) is easily one of the most anticipated indie releases of the year. The duo’s first preview of the album sees the two trading vocals over a jangly guitar-led track, which appropriately represents the two’s individual styles well, if leaning a bit towards Vile’s more low-key vibes. A bit more Barnett would be appreciated, both in appearance and influence, but this is only one track, so we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Give this one a spin this weekend.

In case you missed it... LCD Soundsystem released a 14-minute single, separate from their album

James Murphy surprised the band’s fans Wednesday evening with the release of a single titled “pulse (v. 1),” an extended instrumental that Murphy called “super wonky” in a Facebook post Thursday morning. The 14-minute track was released just 24 hours before the release of the group’s highly-anticipated fourth album “American Dream,” and was originally supposed to appear on the record as the final track, but was cut because it wouldn’t fit on the vinyl version of the record. Regardless, “pulse (v. 1)” is now available on streaming services everywhere and could potentially be released one day as a 12,’’ according to Murphy.




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as one of the most exhilarating scenes in the show’s history. While serving as a bit problematic as far as pacing issues go, the action set pieces were downright stunning. One thing “Game of Thrones” has always done well is diversifying action scenes and battles. Watching thousands of soldiers slam into each other over-and-over can get boring. Luckily, this season spiced it up with dragons, white walkers and an eerie standoff in the middle of a frozen lake. It will be interesting to see how the final season shakes up the battles now that it is mostly just the dead versus the living. Finally united

Almost as entertaining as the battle sequences was the unexpected interactions between characters who had finally just met, and characters who had not seen each other in seasons. Uniting all the characters, essentially on the same side, meant there were a lot of hatchets to be buried. It was fun to watch, even if it was a bit predictable, but hands-down the best reunion of the season was Tyrion and Cersei in the finale.

These two characters have such a complex relationship that hasn’t been touched upon since season four. Their back and forth was so emotional, in that we have seen so much history between the two and their relationship that we understand what each one feels. Many of these character reunions appeared in the finale, but ultimately “The Dragon and the Wolf ” fell a bit flat as a setup for the finale season. I still have no idea how the next season is going to play out and it almost feels as if the writers are unsure as well. The finale

The finale featured nearly every main character that was still living confront each other in King’s Landing, and yet it didn’t feel as epic as it should have. Sure, the small interactions between supporting characters were great, but Jon’s reunion with Cersei was nothing special, and the two most powerful women in Westeros’ long awaited meeting only featured a few lines of polite dialogue.

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The finale was almost entirely salvaged by its final few minutes as Jon and Daenerys finally got together just as we got confirmation that not only is Jon the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, but he is a legitimate son and not a bastard. This is such an interesting development and makes me extremely excited for the dynamic between Jon and Daenerys after this. The final moments of the season featured the inevitable fall of The Wall, or at least a section of it. Honestly, this moment was not as hard hitting as I thought it would be, maybe it’s because we all saw it coming. All in all, season seven of “Game of Thrones” was another strong chapter in an amazing show, even if it wasn’t the strongest. I still cannot wait to see how the final six episodes wrap up so many epic storylines, even if we may have to wait two more years.

The Cyclones haven’t forgotten that feeling, and it’s easy to see why. After all, tomorrow’s game features the same two teams, in the same stadium, with the same kickoff time, on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend just like last year. Simply put, a lot about this matchup is familiar. But a lot can change in one year. All spring and summer, Campbell and the Iowa State coaching staff have talked about the difference from year one to year two. Last year, Campbell said, only one player could bench press 400 pounds or more. Now? The number is around 15. “I’m a lot more confident [right now],” Lazard said. “Not only in myself but in the team as well. We’ve got a really good vibe in the locker room.” Lazard has been in the program for over three years now, and has played in 35 of Iowa State’s 36 games since the start of the 2014 season.

“It makes a huge difference from last year to this year,” Lazard said. “Last year, people individually were trying to find themselves and their roles on the team, as well as figure out what the coaches were wanting from them. “Just seeing the change over a year and being comfortable within the program, you can just see the growth and what it’s made.” Redshirt junior quarterback Jacob Park didn’t play against the Panthers last year. “It’s definitely fun,” Park said about the difference since last year’s opener. “It’s fun to go out there every day and have guys that want to be at practice, want to get better and do the right thing. It’s contagious around here right now.” Lanning won’t have the same chance at revenge as some of his teammates. His role has changed, but his memory hasn’t. “Last year we went into the game still trying to figure out who we were,” Lanning said. “We’re a lot closer as a team now.”


The Iowa State Daily for Sept. 1, 2017.


The Iowa State Daily for Sept. 1, 2017.