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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.

(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.


Cardinal Circle, SJ2750 Across the diameter.  "It's not about changing minds, it's about changing structures" around circumference

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

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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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  • Are you a student at Iowa State?
  • Do you love Iowa State?  
  • Are you interested in talking about your love for Iowa State for $350?

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.

Leadership Callout    

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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

Tiffany Tiffany

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