Chapter One

My mom took a picture of me on my first day of every grade.  These were staged photos, the type families tend to be adverse to.  They always included a very fake smile. That cycle would repeat and did repeat, nearly every year of my suburban public school upbringing.  It was normal and expected. I hated it. However, after my parents had helped me move … Continue reading Chapter One

Student Outreach Staff – Meet the People

Howdy Hawkeyes, It’s Alec here with some exciting Hawkeye Hacks and general stories. Last Wednesday,  the Student Outreach Staff walked around the Pentacrest asking UI students to give their Hawkeye Hacks to incoming students. What they had to say was great, and everyone has their own “Hacks” for succeeding here, but it was not what they said that inspired me, it was why they stopped to talk … Continue reading Student Outreach Staff – Meet the People

Student Org of the week: UI Gardeners

In the spirit of Earth Day,  this weeks student organization of the week is University Gardeners. Check out our conversation below and check them out before schools over! What is the name of your organization? Do you go by any nicknames or abbreviations? We are the University of Iowa Gardeners, often shortened to UI Gardeners or just the Gardeners. What is the purpose/mission of your … Continue reading Student Org of the week: UI Gardeners

10 Ways Our Black and Gold Campus is Actually Green

With Earth Day a week away, we collaborated with the UI Gardeners, the Office of Sustainability, and the UI Environmental Coalition to bring you a ton of tidbits on the ways our campus strives to be a bit more environmentally conscious.  The BBE Greenhouse is home to a hydroponics system which grows veggies without soil.  As demand for agricultural land rises and soil conditions worsen, … Continue reading 10 Ways Our Black and Gold Campus is Actually Green

Student Org of the Week: The University of Iowa Bowling Club

Hey all! This week we are featuring The University of Iowa Bowling Club. As per usual, their President shared her thoughts with us on their organization and why you should join it! Although bowling puns are right up my ALLEY, I will SPARE you the misery and let you peruse Lauren’s responses.  Q. What is the name of your organization? Do you go by any … Continue reading Student Org of the Week: The University of Iowa Bowling Club

Keeping it Classy: Preparing for Fall Registration

Hey all… Olivia here! This week I sat down with Julie Nelson, who is an academic advisor at the University of Iowa, to get her professional take on the fall registration process. Julie was my first advisor and made a huge impact on my comfort in planning my college course load. I came loaded with plenty of questions for Julie, and she answered each with … Continue reading Keeping it Classy: Preparing for Fall Registration

Student Org. of the Week: Be the Match

This week, I had Laura Schneider from Be the Match answer some questions about the organization and their big 5K event coming up on April 1sts Q: What is the name of your organization? Do you go by any nicknames or abbreviations? A: Be the Match on Campus – UIowa Q: What is the purpose/mission of your organization? A: We offer students an opportunity to … Continue reading Student Org. of the Week: Be the Match

Student Org of the Week: Active Minds

For this week I sat down with me, Kelin, the President of Active Minds Q: What is the name of your organization? Do you go by any nicknames or abbreviations? A: Active Minds Q: What is the purpose/mission of your organization? A: The goal of our organization is to spread positivity and do what we can to end the stigma that surrounds mental health.  We … Continue reading Student Org of the Week: Active Minds