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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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2018 Challenge Week: Adjusting to New Classes

04 Jan 2018 1:48 PM

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Challenge #2: Adjusting To New Classes

A new semester means a new slate of classes to get used to.  Here are a few tips for finding success in  your new classes.

1. Whether you're in your second semester or your eighth, read the syllabus, read the syllabus, read the syllabus!  Don't assume the policies for this professor as the same as for previous ones.


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2018 Challenge Week: Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule

04 Jan 2018 11:37 AM

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Welcome back!  The first week back after break can be exciting, exhausting and challenging as we all get back into the swing of things.  Everyday this week, we'll post a challenge and how to overcome it as you gear up for a successful semester.

Challenge #1: Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule

    Mental Health

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Graduate Reflection by Natalie

12 Dec 2017 11:44 AM

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My time at Iowa State University was truly an adventure and I could not have done it without the support of family and friends.

In My Words     graduation, first-generation, Latinx, College of Human Sciences

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06 Dec 2017 9:16 AM

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Midwest African Student Organization Conference (MASOCON) was a three day event organized primarily for professional and leadership opportunities ranging from social interaction, entertainment and networking all in one weekend at Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio.


Adventure, Club Spotlight     Conference, Black/African American

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Why you should go GREEK!

05 Dec 2017 9:40 AM

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Why you should go GREEK!

The Sorority and Fraternity Community is a large and growing element on the Iowa State campus today with over 60 organizations recognized by the university. Approximately 14.6 percent of all undergraduate students are members of the Sorority and Fraternity community.

    Sorority and Fraternity Community, Greek, MGC, NPHC, Tiffany

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Meet Rachael Blansett

04 Dec 2017 3:56 PM

By: Satoriaw

Meet Rachael Blansett! Rachael is the Multicultural Programs Graduate Assistant in the College of Human Sciences. She is currently in her second year studying Student Affairs in Higher Education Administration, and her hometown is Detroit, Michigan. Rachel is also a thriving student activist, who works toward the goal of liberating marginalized groups in our communities.

Staff/Faculty Interview     College of Human Sciences

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Iowa State Representation Continues to Grow at SACNAS Conference by David Ortiz

03 Dec 2017 12:12 PM

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On the 21st of October, Bryan Juarez was recognized for giving the best graduate student oral presentation in Ecology/Evolutionary Biology at the national Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference. The multidisciplinary national SACNAS conference attracted over 4,000 scientists from undergraduates to faculty and everyone in between, hundreds of universities, several government agencies, and private tech companies to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Club Spotlight     STEM, Latinx, Indigenous

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My Name Is by Mirella

02 Dec 2017 1:35 PM

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Photo of MirellaI came to Iowa State from Texas knowing no one. The one thing I thought about most often about coming to Iowa State was not the usual “how was I going to make friends?” or “where Maple Hall is?” Instead, I thought about my name. My name is Mirella, pronounced Me-rhe-YA. My entire school career my name has been a struggle for other people to learn and pronounce.

In My Words     Latinx, WiSE, Womyn of Colour Network, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Tentative Timeline to Graduate or Professional School

30 Nov 2017 3:05 AM

By: Satoriaw

Are you a student that’s interested in attending graduate or professional school? Not sure where to start? Check out this tentative timeline for students who plan to attend graduate or professional school in the near future. Although this timeline starts the summer before the last year of undergraduate study, it is never too early, or too late to begin your quest towards graduate or professional school.


Summer Before Senior Year: