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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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Why You Should be a Destination Iowa State Team Leader This Summer by Nayelie

09 Feb 2018 4:39 PM

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Destination Iowa State (DIS) is the rite of passage many new students participate in to meet other new students and get adjusted to campus before classes start.

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The Color Line by Zakariyah

08 Feb 2018 6:08 PM

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Photo of ZakariyahI title this The Color Line because that is what my life is and has always been. I’ve been separated by two different races my entire life, and have felt the need to pick between the two, sort of like straddling a line.

In My Words     Multiracial, White, Black/African American

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In My Words by Jocelyn

04 Feb 2018 11:34 AM

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Being black in class, it don’t get no harder

Trying to push myself every day to get smarter.

Limited finances, no money in my pockets

Got a family at home supporting me and staving.


In My Words     College of Engineering, Black/African American

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Spring Break in Costa Rica by Lemuel

24 Jan 2018 1:27 PM

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As a minority student attending college is a financial struggle that has led me to lots of debt, so I figured I might as well get the most out of it by traveling/studying abroad. This is my first time studying abroad and I know it will be an adventure.

Adventure     Study Abroad, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Meet Dr. Consuelo "Liz" Mendez-Shannon

24 Jan 2018 10:43 AM

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Meet Dr. Liz, she is the Diversity and Inclusion Project Director in Hispanic/Latinx Affairs and this is her second year at Iowa State University.  Before here, Dr. Liz served as an Associate Professor at Metropolitan State in their Social Work Department. Having worked in Harlem, New York as a Program Director, she brings a wealth of social work experience and leadership in two key areas: Latinx issues and integrated health care. Learn more about Dr. Liz below! 

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Todos los hombres y las mujeres no son creados iguales. De Raul

24 Jan 2018 8:06 AM

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Todos los hombres y las mujeres no son creados iguales. Algunos nacen ricos y otros pobres. Algunos nacen débiles y otros con gran fuerza. Algunos nacen con oportunidades, y algunos nacen con problemas. Es por eso que hay discriminación, lucha y competencia en nuestro mundo. La historia del mundo nunca ha sido bonitas flores y arcoiris. Ha estado lleno de sangre, hambre, violencia y destrucción. Todos nacemos en diferentes entornos, hogares, sistemas educativos, posiciones económicas e influencias externas.

In My Words     Latinx, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, MVP

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All men and women are not created equal by Raul

24 Jan 2018 8:03 AM

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All men and women are not created equal. Some are born rich and others poor. Some are born weak and and others with great strength. Some are born with opportunities, and some are born with deficits. That is why there is discrimination, struggle and competition in our world. The history of the world has never been pretty flowers and rainbows. It has been full of blood, famine, violence and destruction. We are all born in different environments, households, education systems, economic standings, and external influences.

In My Words     Latinx, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Photo of Shirley Chishold (text) "You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.  You make progress by implementing ideas." - Shirley Chisholm

Ready to Run? Women in Student Government Event by Joi

22 Jan 2018 8:30 AM

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When I originally made a post for the hype back in September, I mentioned that my goal for Student Government was “… in the near future, when a black female student walks into senate for the first time, she will be able to look around the room and feel represented.”

Leadership Callout     Student Government, women

Child at chalkboard (text) "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Introducing ISU Leaders in Education and Diversity (ILEAD)

18 Jan 2018 2:43 PM

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ISU Leaders in Education and Diversity is an education organization founded for preservice teachers or any other individuals who are interested in social justice issues in education.

Club Spotlight     College of Human Sciences, School of Education

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Meet Justin Roberson

18 Jan 2018 2:23 PM


Come meet Justin Roberson! Justin Roberson is currently a graduate student finishing his last year towards his masters in higher education. He also is the graduate assistant for GWC. Continue reading in order to learn more about Justin, you might be surprised with a thing or two!

Staff/Faculty Interview     Cynthia