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Ames, IA


Alum of Iowa State
- 1/29/2006
I graduated from Iowa State in 2003 and I have to say, I miss Ames terribly. I'm afraid I don't know much about the education system (except for Iowa State, which is consistenly one of the best public universites in the country), but I do know that Ames does have a lot to do, and is only 30 miles away from Des Moines, which has just about everything else Ames doesn't. However, as I get a bit older and look upon starting a family with my husband, I'm not sure if Ames is the best place to raise a family. One problem is drunken driving. I wouldn't even go out driving on a Friday or Saturday night because I knew drunk drivers would be out in force. There is also a lot of things to do...for college students. The last time I was there last year (I was 24), I felt bored (I don't know, going out with friends and getting drunk off my rocker doesn't seem too fun anymore). Anyway, what I'm trying to say that Ames is a great little college town, with a great college in it, but I'm just not sure I would raise young children there. GO CYCLONES!

Sioux Falls, SD


Here you go Jay...
- 1/29/2006
I have no idea what you are talking about as far as Roosevelt High School being "racist" (if you are implying that I myself am racist by attending the school, I take extreme offense to that. I am just on here trying to make a case for my beautiful hometown and you are on here ripping me to shreds). I just called my mom to see if I was missing something and she has heard no such thing. RHS (and Lincoln and Washington for that matter) are your normal, typical high schools, and if any racial mistreatment is going on at any of those schools, it should be immediately addressed. I know for a fact that several teachers that I myself had while I went to school there are still teaching there and I can defintely say I never saw any hint of racial bias while attending RHS.

Sioux Falls, SD


I LOVE SIOUX FALLS!
- 11/25/2005
I moved to Sioux Falls when I was 8 years old and moved away when I went to college. In my experiences since then, I have yet to see another community like Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls is a beautiful city with nice people (I don't know what Dee was thinking...we do not have personalities of doorknobs) and lots of things to do. The nice thing about Sioux Falls is that even though it is a small-to-medium sized city, it still maintains a small town atmosphere. Sioux Falls is home to one of the largest malls in the country, and a revitalized downtown with many cute and sometimes zany shops. SF also has many restaurants, both chains and local ones, for you to whet your appetite. The school system is fabulous (I should know, I'm a proud 1998 graduate of Roosevelt High School), and most of my classmates ended up going to college. The housing market is great...you can get a brand new house in a great neighborhood for very cheap. Oh yeah, and crime is virtually non-existent. You can leave your front door unlocked if you wish! Unfortunately, I live in the Omaha area and I hate it. I long for the atmosphere and people of Sioux Falls (it would be nice to live in an area where people don't automatically judge you for not worshipping the Nebraska Cornhuskers), and I'm trying my best to convince my husband to move. Wish me luck!
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