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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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Meet Tabatha Cruz

18 Jan 2018 2:02 PM


Everyone say hello to Tabatha Cruz! Tabatha Cruz is the coordinator for the Mulicultural Vision Program. She has been at Iowa State for four years now and loves interacting with students and helping others. Some of Tabatha's favorite things include Star Wars and Tejana Singer Selena Quintanilla, read down below to learn more!


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Staff/Faculty Interview     MVP

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Embracing Failures and Thriving by Luis

17 Jan 2018 2:34 PM

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When I started at Iowa State a year and a half ago, everything seemed so new, and filled with possibilities. I was enthusiastic about making new friends, connections, and pursuing the interests that I once thought would become my passions. Iowa State was my new beginning, the place where I could finally be who I am and live out my identities to the fullest. Although my intentions were to be as successful as I could during my first semester, I was not able to navigate college as seamlessly as I thought I could.

In My Words     College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Latinx

How to Study for the GRE by Zeb

16 Jan 2018 10:45 AM

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The GRE was one of the hardest tests I’ve had to study for in my college career because there is such a vast amount of information within the test from all aspects of life.

    Studying, Graduate School

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: Ten Things to Know by Darnesha

16 Jan 2018 10:36 AM

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1. It can be expensive. However, this true of any study abroad destination. But especially true when studying abroad in big cities in Europe. To avoid overspending make a monthly budget before you go abroad. If you need help with this stop by the ISU Study Abroad Office in Memorial Hall and the staff will be able to help you. When creating a budget make sure the budget is realistic and affordable for YOU. But the most important thing is that once you create the budget make sure you stick to it.

Adventure     Study Abroad

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Pizza, Treadmills, And Supplemental Instruction by Daniel

16 Jan 2018 1:34 AM

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We’re all familiar with that one course that everyone talks about. The course has a stigma for being an assassin of GPAs, a pothole on the road to academic conquest. Sour faces and stories of defeat arise when the subject is spoken of:

       “I barely passed that class.”        “The averages were so low.”       “Nothing in that class makes sense.”

Leadership Callout     Resource

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Introducing Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. by Kristi

12 Jan 2018 4:52 PM

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Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. CrestDelta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. (DPhiL or DFL) was founded on December 5, 1998 at Athens, Georgia by seven dedicated female leaders. DPhiL is a sorority that seeks to develop women into strong, independent leaders and advocate for Asian awareness within and outside our community. The Iowa State University Nu Chapter chartered back on March 1st, 2015 by eight lovely women.

Club Spotlight     Greek, Sorority and Fraternity Community, Asian American

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Let Love Guide You Through It All by Tiara

11 Jan 2018 1:05 PM

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Learning to love your learning will guarantee you success in college (and arguably in your life). While we all come to college for various reasons, there is a singular implied objective that we all share: earning a degree. The journey to the degree is not always on a clearly defined, straight path; I personally have had my share of challenges and discouragements, ranging from personal to financial to academic, along the way.

In My Words     Black/African American, College of Engineering, WiSE

(text) you can't pour from an empty cup

2018 Challenge Week: Self-Care

04 Jan 2018 2:02 PM

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Challenge #4: Care for Yourself