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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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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

Damien Damien

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

(Text) “This program definitely changed my outlook on life, it made me want to do more, it made me stay hungry. I know that I need to keep making change, and keep not only the conversation moving forward about racial justice/social justice, but also to enact action through my words as well.”  Blue and White striped background.

The Journey from the ISCORE/NCORE Project to Graduate School

22 Feb 2018 12:09 PM

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Note: Brian is an ISU Alum who participated in the NCORE/ISCORE project.  He joins hundreds of students who have embarked on this journey.  the Thomas L. hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity will be held this Friday, March 2, 2018.

Going through the experience of ISCORE/NCORE literally changed my outlook on life and what I wanted to achieve.


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Steel Melts at 2,750 Degrees F

22 Feb 2018 12:01 PM

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“SJ2750 is an elite group of students charged with identifying and addressing a large social justice concern on Iowa State’s campus. You will work alongside one another and University administrators to move the conversation, to bring things in the shadows to light and to address systemic inequity.”

Club Spotlight    

Just Chill

18 Feb 2018 4:57 PM

Damien Damien

I meditate daily, and have overcome a lot of obstacles thrown my way, such as being out of work for over a year, being depressed, confused about where I want to go in life, and what I want to do. I began meditating before my freshman year of college and continued to do so for about 6 months until I became swamped with homework. From there, I stopped doing anything I was interested in and solely focused on my studies. I even quit my job. During my fall semester of sophomore year, I was down in the dumps,with clouds of doubt constantly in my head.

In My Words     Meditation, Relaxation