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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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Five Things I Learned Being Black and Abroad by Tasha

03 Apr 2018 3:30 PM

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My first trip out of the country was a 10-day school trip to Costa Rica with two of my best friends. We climbed mountains, hiked through rainforests, explored small towns by the coast, and danced with the locals. Although I was young and naïve and knew less about the systems the operate in our world today, I was given this insatiable need to experience the rest of the world, its people, and its cultures. Over the years, when I found the opportunity, I traveled internationally more. I found myself in St.

Adventure, In My Words     Study Abroad

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From Homebody to Adventure Seeker: How Getting Out of My Comfort Zone Changed My Perspective On Life by Baillie

29 Mar 2018 12:47 PM

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I never thought I’d want to leave the Midwest. I had always been a homebody, and the thought of even leaving Minnesota to go to Iowa was a huge deal (it’s really not, I know). During my spring semester of sophomore year, I received the weekly Psych Advising bulletin. I wasn’t expecting for much to “speak to me”, but then I came across an opportunity that would change my life. I came across an advertisement for “Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.”

Adventure     College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, GWC

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Meet Dr. Monica Howard

27 Mar 2018 4:43 PM

Damien Damien

Introducing Dr. Monica Howard, from the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Take the opportunity to learn more about here below!

What is your favorite thing about Iowa State University? My favorite thing about Iowa State University is that being here has given me an opportunity to have personal development.

Staff/Faculty Interview     College of Veterinary Medicine

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There Is a Gray Area by Christian

19 Mar 2018 5:35 PM

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I grew up in Iowa, in a polite rural suburb called Bettendorf. This area is a model for traditional American communities, going to every football game and church on every Sunday kind of stuff. I, a weird art kid, was not one to attend football games, I was more interested in personal pursuits like drawing, playing video games, and watching cartoons. The diversity in this area is pretty scarce and going to a predominantly white high school made this quickly apparent to me. These factors combined made me somewhat of a social nomad drifting from thing to thing, but never quite fitting in.

In My Words     College of Design

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A Healthy Culmination of Motivation

06 Mar 2018 8:29 PM

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Being a student of color at a predominantly white institution (PWI), acts of oppression, microaggressions, feelings of being unwanted at the university, and many other obstructions serve as motivation for students of color to become leaders in the community to be a part of changing the culture and atmosphere at Iowa State.

In My Words, Leadership Callout     Black/African American, first-generation

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What's it like to be a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader? by Luis

01 Mar 2018 4:44 PM

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As students, our job is to learn from our professors, whose job it is to teach us. However, sometimes students are given the opportunity to take on a teaching role as well. Being a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader is one of the few times this can officially happen. Having been able to work on the other side of the classroom as a teacher has given me a new perspective, one that has changed my outlook on both teachers and the classroom.

Leadership Callout    

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What can the Multicultural Greek Council offer you?

01 Mar 2018 4:33 PM

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What is MGC and why its important and unique The Multicultural Greek Council is made up of nine sorority and fraternities. Which include:

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Club Spotlight     Greek, Sorority and Fraternity Community

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Meet Dr. Denise William-Klotz

26 Feb 2018 4:55 PM

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Photo of DeniseWhat is your favorite thing about Iowa State?

The people and opportunities. I’ve worked at ISU for just shy of 10 years, and have worked with incredible students, staff and faculty.

Where is home?

Staff/Faculty Interview    

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I CAN DO THIS: My experience in the 3 + 3-year student at Iowa State and Drake University Law School by Jackie

22 Feb 2018 12:27 PM

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CyDog? BullClone? Sound confusing? Yeah it did to me too. I am a 3 + 3-year student at Iowa State and Drake University Law School. Essentially, I am finishing my undergrad while starting my first year of law school. So while I am no longer on ISU’s campus, and am full-time at Drake, I will be crossing the ISU stage this May (wooohoo!!!).  

So how's law school?!

Adventure     Graduate School, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Latinx

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My Time in the Land Down Under by Christopher

22 Feb 2018 12:24 PM

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Photo of Christopher on stepsOn February 13th, I left the states for what would be the best time of my life. After 20 hours of flying, I arrived in Sydney, Australia to study at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), my home for approximately five months. With my visa and passport in hand, I was out of the airport quickly and stepped outside in the beautiful city of Sydney.

Adventure     Study Abroad, College of Engineering

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