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“If you’re just passing through or you’re here to stay — hooray! Let’s hear it for the city of Ames!”

This lyric may seem familiar if you were one of the thousands of people lucky enough to watch the viral “Hooray for Ames” video promoting our town of residence before it was tragically taken down from Youtube due to a “copyright claim” by the university. (I didn’t know deep, scarring shame could be copyrighted?) Complete with campy lyrics, liberal green-screening and grimacing professors, the video is a ridiculous, loveable mess — perhaps not an entirely off-base message for the subject matter.



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