Editorial: Stick around for campus events this weekend


Max Goldberg/Iowa State Daily

The 2016-2017 student government kicked off their governing year with Cyclone Market, April 16 in the Jack Trice parking lot. The market allowed different clubs and organizations to sell food and items to help raise funds for the upcoming year.

Editorial Board

After a long week of school, students should reward themselves with a weekend full of fun and joy.

Iowa State will offer one of its most unique weekends Saturday and Sunday, with a lot of events on campus. Students need to go no further than our gorgeous campus to have a good time. Cyclone Market and International Food Fair will allow you to taste the world and learn about different groups on campus.

Student Government will host its annual Cyclone Market on Saturday. It is relatively new event, started only a few years ago, but it is full of fun activities. About 40 clubs and student organizations will present their work, including activism clubs that will talk about issues they advocate for and other clubs that will present their products.

Multicultural and international student organizations will also be present to showcase their culture.

There will be wide variety of foods from all around the world, from Japanese and American to Middle Eastern and much more. The event, which will take place in the parking lot in front of Jack Trice stadium, will start at 10 a.m. and expects to continue until 2 p.m.

Cyclone Market is free for everyone to attend, but some of the clubs charge for food and other items. It is not only a great opportunity for students to learn about and meet different clubs and organizations but also for the organizations to promote themselves and fundraise.

The fun will continue Sunday when the International Student Council hosts its annual International Food Fair. The event is one of the most popular on campus, with hundreds of people attending every year. Fourteen international student organizations will participate in the fair, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Iowa State students will cook and serve a wide spectrum of dishes, desserts and drinks at the event, which will be open to the public. 

This weekend is the best time to explore the campus organizations by attending the Cyclone Market and the International Food Fair. A fun and unique experience is guaranteed at both events. And guess what: They don’t start super early. If you are a morning person, or if you have other plans the night before, 11 a.m. is a good time for an event to start. So stick around this weekend and enjoy the events going on at our beautiful campus.