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Here at Iowa State by Rene

03 Mar 2020 2:06 PM

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As I got here to Iowa State, I didn’t realize how much of an impact this new environment would have on me and my identity. I come from Des Moines, Iowa, which definitely has a diverse population when in comparison to Ames Iowa. I grew up playing soccer most of my childhood and with the sport, I was able to meet many different people from different demographic groups. With that I found myself making friends with a lot of my peers, we came from different parts of world, but our love of the sport united us.

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

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I Deserve This by Max

11 Feb 2020 2:50 PM

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Content Warning: This post briefly discusses depression, suicide ideation, and planning.

 

In My Words     Latinx, LGBTQIA+, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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No, I’m Not Moving by Maribel

16 Oct 2019 1:36 PM

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Although Iowa State’s campus is not New York City, it can still be hectic making your way from one end of campus to another on any given day.

We’ve all had our share of experiences weaving through packed sidewalks on our way to our next class, or lunch, to our rooms, or any of the other dozens of places we as busy college students need to be. We all know the feeling of squeeeeeezing by a group of people along Osborn while hurrying to catch the next bus.

It can be rough out there, can’t it?

In My Words     Latinx, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Things That Remind Me I'm Black by Toni

16 Sep 2019 1:43 PM

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I don’t consider being Black to be a major part of my personality but somehow, it’s the first thing that people notice about me. I don’t walk around campus constantly thinking about the fact that I’m Black but every once in a while (meaning very often), something happens that brings it to the forefront. Here is a list of the most common things that remind me that I’m Black:

In My Words     Black/African American, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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From Homebody to Adventure Seeker: How Getting Out of My Comfort Zone Changed My Perspective On Life by Baillie

29 Mar 2018 12:47 PM

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I never thought I’d want to leave the Midwest. I had always been a homebody, and the thought of even leaving Minnesota to go to Iowa was a huge deal (it’s really not, I know). During my spring semester of sophomore year, I received the weekly Psych Advising bulletin. I wasn’t expecting for much to “speak to me”, but then I came across an opportunity that would change my life. I came across an advertisement for “Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.”

Adventure     College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, GWC

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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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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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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

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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

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