Cyclone Market replaces Veishea Village


Whitney Lynn/Iowa State Daily

Students and members of the Ames community gathered on Central Campus to visit the more than 35 different booths set up by student organizations for the Cyclone Market on April 11. The whole idea of Cyclone Market was to be a way to fundraise and promote the different clubs and organizations held by ISU students. An estimated 1,500 people attended.

Zach Clemens

A new institution fills the Veishea void once more.

Students looking for something to do before the spring football game can go to Cyclone Market, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday just north of Jack Trice Stadium.

Cyclone Market is a fundraising opportunity for ISU student organizations and clubs. Since Veishea Village is no longer a fundraising option for organizations, Student Government made another event.

“Cyclone Market provides an opportunity for student organizations to raise funds,” said former Student Government President Dan Breitbarth.

It is also an opportunity for student groups to display what they are doing and to interact with the community of Ames, Breitbarth said.

More than 30 student organizations will have a booth, selling food and unique items and letting others know about their different clubs and organizations.

One of those groups is the Culinary Science Club. The club allows culinary fans to go and learn about new techniques and sciences, and interact with other like-minded food fans.

Jessica Havel, the club’s president, said Cyclone Market is a “great fundraising opportunity, and it helps us to tell a large amount of people about our club and what we do.”

She said the club hopes to raise about $300 to help fund a fall trip to Kansas City, Missouri. It plans to sell Cyclone popcorn, which has a mix of raspberry and lemon, as well as freshly popped popcorn and club apparel.

Another group that will attend the event is the ISU Horticulture Club. It views Cyclone Market less as a fundraiser and more as a place to reach out to prospective club members, said Brooke Jerie, sophomore in horticulture and vice president of the ISU Horticulture Club.

“It’s really to reach out to other students and let them know what we do,” she said.

Jerie added that the club will sell succulents, a small, low-maintenance plant students can put in their dorm rooms.