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The Hype features submissions from Iowa State University multicultural students. The Hype is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Students Affairs; however, the views expressed are not necessarily those of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Iowa State University, the Iowa Board of Regents or the State of Iowa.

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Get to Know The Gammas: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

20 Sep 2017 2:07 PM

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Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is one of the nine organizations within the Multicultural Greek Council. You may hear them commonly referred to as SLG or Gammas. Their mission is “To be the premier organization dedicated to providing a mechanism of empowerment to all women.” Members of the sorority are constantly striving to live out their five principles of Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Social Interactions, and Morals & Ethics.

Club Spotlight     Greek, MGC

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A Little Inspiration: Positive Quotes

19 Sep 2017 10:54 AM


Have you ever had a bad day? The type of day where you feel down and not yourself? When even comfort food doesn’t make you feel any better?

I’ve definitely had my fair share of these days. One thing that helps me get through them is to read inspirational quotes and messages. It makes me realize that feeling down is normal and that I’m not the only one struggling to get back on my feet again. I’ve selected 5 of positive quotes to share with you and hopefully they help you feel better the next time you’re feeling down.



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Friends, Food, and Guidance – Being a Connect Four Mentor by Sergio Torres

18 Sep 2017 1:32 PM

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Being a Peer Mentor for Connect Four allows students of different races and ethnic backgrounds to work with one another and achieve great things such as holding leadership positions, a 4.0 GPA, and overall, success.

Leadership Callout     College of Human Sciences, Mentor

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Meet Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky

17 Sep 2017 11:17 AM


Let me introduce you all to Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky! Elizabeth works as a Multicultural Liaison Officer for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Elizabeth is from South Texas-Rio Grande Valley but currently lives in Ames Iowa with her life partner Joey and her children. Students can come fine her as 0020 Curtis Hall.  

Staff/Faculty Interview     College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Multicultural Business Network: Who We Are

16 Sep 2017 12:31 PM

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If you have not heard of the Multicultural Business Network, we are a student organization in the College of Business that provides students with a way to network with recruiters from companies that recruit at Iowa State for internship and full-time employment opportunities. We participate in volunteering events, social events, and networking events such as the Leadership Breakfast and CEO Speaker Series.

Club Spotlight     College of Business

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In My Words: Moving Forward by DeQuan

15 Sep 2017 12:07 PM

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I believe that I didn’t choose Iowa State; Iowa State chose me.

In My Words     Men of Color

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Good One, Dad: 20 Dad Jokes That Will Make Anyone Laugh

08 Sep 2017 3:57 PM

By: Satoriaw

Dad Jokes; embarrassingly bad jokes or puns that end up being so bad that they are actually hilarious. If your first few weeks of the semester are going anything like mine, you could definitely use a laugh or two. Lucky for you, I’ve put together a list of some of the best dad jokes I could find on the internet. So, sit back, relax, and have a laugh.


What do you call somebody with no body and no nose?

Nobody knows

Why do bees hum?

Because they don’t know the words.


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The Chevron Way by Michael Hiraldo-Santana

07 Sep 2017 1:41 PM

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THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY!!! Scary, right? Well, ever since I was young I’ve heard plenty of bad things about the oil and gas industry. I’ve heard things like “You’ll lose your job right when you receive your offer” or “You’re going to die from all the toxic gases if you work there.” Let me start off by saying I didn’t lose my internship and I’m still alive today! Not only did I have an amazing experience with Chevron, but I really enjoyed Mississippi as well!

Adventure     Internship, Engineering

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Meet Alejandra Flores

07 Sep 2017 1:40 PM


Stop by in the office and come meet Alejandra Flores! Alejandra Flores is from Sioux City, IA entering her second year as a Graduate Assistant for the Multicultural Vision Program. I have had the great oppurtunity to meet over that past year and have the honor to share some interesting things about her. Read down below to get some deets!

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Introducing Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

07 Sep 2017 1:34 PM

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The purpose of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. is to open doors of opportunity to Latinas within our community. This organization is all about the betterment and success of the women that are in it. In the end what matters is that we achieve our career and academic goals through the experience of sisterhood; one that will inspire us to keep moving forward and that will help us develop our skills. We hope to create a space where all women of color can feel welcomed and where they can voice their thoughts and ideas without altering their culture and identity.

Club Spotlight     Greek