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Personal Narrative: The Hawkeye Spirit

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The Hawkeye spirit is a group of people coming together to contribute to others and themselves. This spirit challenges students to become more than individuals in the classroom and on campus. In the literal sense, the Hawkeye spirit is black and gold on the outside, but it is more than that. The Hawkeye spirit on the inside drives students to achieve, become a better student, and be an enhanced community member. I was timid when I first moved up to Iowa City. I was coming from a graduating class of 52 to a school with about 30,000 people enrolled. However, having a campus filled with black and gold gives you a sense of belonging. I noticed this sense of belonging when I was at Kinnick during OnIowa and taking the class picture with the other …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the hawkeye spirit is a group of people coming together to contribute to others and themselves. it challenges students to become more than individuals in the classroom and on campus.
  • Describes how they were timid when they first moved up to iowa city. having a campus filled with black and gold gives one the sense of belonging. they were proud to show their spirit for this school with pride.
  • Describes how getting involved with organizations like dance marathon, salt, the university of iowa's wrestling team, intramurals, and the division of world languages, literatures and cultures helped them discover new things about themselves.
  • Opines that the hawkeye spirit taught them all of these great things and can't wait for what's in store.

Throughout my first year, I got involved with Dance Marathon, SALT, The University of Iowa’s wrestling team, Intramurals, being a Peer Advisor for the Career Center, and working for the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Each organization offers something different that helps discover new things about myself. For example, participating in Dance Marathon taught me to see the bigger picture and understand the struggles that many families go through. In SALT, I learned how to utilize my faith while still being in college and branch out to new people. Being a Mat Aid for the Univeristy of Iowa’s wrestling team gave me the experiences that even the people doing the little things are the reasons why the big things happen. Intramurals taught me the true value of teamwork and how to work with new people towards a common goal. Being a Peer Advisor has taught me that resources are out there to help you with everything. Learning how to utilize them correctly is only going to benefit you. Lastly, working for the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures has given me the opportunity to work with so many students, staff, and professors from all over the

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