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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.

Rebecca standing on bridge in front of water

Exploring the UAE by Rebecca

05 Mar 2019 3:27 PM

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While most were enjoying the long winter break we had last semester I was also enjoying mine but in another country, Dubai! On December 28th, I left from Chicago on my first plane ride ever to Dubai! After a 13-hour flight, I had made it to the start of my adventure. Stepping out into the warm 80-degree weather in the middle of winter was something I would have never thought I would experience but was so happy I did.

Adventure     Study Abroad, College of Human Sciences

ETS Logo: The Praxis Series

Preparing for the Praxis Exam

05 Mar 2019 3:11 PM

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I received funding from Multicultural Student Affairs in order to take my PRAXIS Exam.

What is it?

This exam is required for all future educators. In order to pass the exam, you need to receive certain scores that have been set by Iowa State University.

This exam consists of three main topics: reading, writing, and mathematics. Most things to expect pertain to these topics.


SHPE-MAES Logo on a Red Box

Student Perspectives: SHPE-MAES National Convention

05 Mar 2019 12:12 PM

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The members of SHPE-MAES, the Iowa State University chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers traveled to Cleveland, Ohio for the National Convention. Click on the video to learn about their experiences.

Club Spotlight, Leadership Callout     College of Engineering

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Four Things Black Womxn Can Relate to on Campus by Joi

29 Oct 2018 11:27 AM

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It has been 4 years since I decided to leave my predominantly black neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri and come to Iowa State’s campus. It was a huge adjustment, but I’ve come to realize that a lot of other black womxn have had similar experiences on campus. Here’s a list of a few things that I think other black womxn will relate to:  

In My Words     College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Black/African American, Classroom

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Why You Should Apply to be a Cyclone Aide

28 Sep 2018 11:39 AM

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What does it mean to be a Cyclone Aide?  Why did You choose to do it?

Vincent (Vince), Marketing, Saint Charles, IL

Leadership Callout    

The Men in Brown Don't Mess Around! by Rene

05 Sep 2018 2:53 PM

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This summer I had the great opportunity to attend the 2018 Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Incorporated national convention hosted in Kansas City Missouri. Me and my four other chapter brothers from ISU had the great privilege to meet the 400 brothers and more in attendance the weekend of July 13th – July 15th. This rich and inspiring weekend will be one I won’t forget as it was my first convention with many more to come!

Adventure, Club Spotlight     Sorority and Fraternity Community, MGC

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Multicultural Greek Council: Meet the Greeks! by Julissa Garcia

19 Aug 2018 2:36 PM

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Culturally-based organizations grew at a time period in which students weren’t allowed to join some sororities and fraternities. The need for a space for minorities in college was expressed through the creation of organizations focused on their identity. This led to the creation of different culturally-based and identity-based organizations. Now there is over 100 culturally-based sororities and fraternities across the nation, that make up the sorority and fraternity community.

Club Spotlight     Sorority and Fraternity Community, MGC

Notebook paper. (Text) 15 things you should do the first week of classes

15 Things You Should Do the First Week of Classes

16 Aug 2018 5:00 PM

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Photo of TorrellDevelop a routine (breakfast, gym, studying, etc.) – Torrell

Photo of Andrew Map out your semester in a planner or web calendar. – Andrew

Staff/Faculty Interview    

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5 Things I am looking forward to this Summer!

27 Jun 2018 12:44 PM

Damien Damien

1. Spending time with Friends

It's great to finally finish school and go back home to meet up with my friends. Every time we see each other, we have a blast and bring out the best (and sometimes the worst) in each other. It's always great to be in a familiar place with familiar people. Going off to college is rough and kind of stresses me out, so when I get home it's awesome!

2. Going to Concerts

Adventure, In My Words     Summer, Study Abroad

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Top Songs that sum up my 2017-2018 Year

15 May 2018 4:41 PM

Tiffany Tiffany

For my top songs to describe the year I decided to do a song for each month of the school year! I picked either the most eventful or important days of the month and tried to match a song to it.  Check out my list of songs from different genres, time periods, emotions and much more: