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Thanks for joining the Latinitas community by and for Latina teens 13 & up. In our community, you can read blogs from teen reporters, add your own blog posts, ask for advice, ask questions by creating a discussion and voice your opinion by commenting or blogging about whatever you want. Comment, upload a photo, discuss, add a video, create a group or invite your friends to join. Get started now!


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Tips for Future College Students

Started by Alicia in Advice. Last reply by Klarissa Perez Apr 7, 2015. 4 Replies

Scholarships - Any Tips?

Started by Latinitas Intern in Advice. Last reply by Latinitas Intern Apr 14. 12 Replies

Dieting And its Negative Effects

Started by Wendy Gonzalez in Hot Topic. Last reply by ivanova Apr 29, 2014. 5 Replies

Blog Posts

How latinitas inspired me

Posted by Latinitas Intern on September 2, 2016 at 9:54am 0 Comments

During our summer camps the girls wrote down ways continue to inspired them and help them lead the way: 

Paulina; " I got inspired by learning that in order to be a good leader i also have to think about myself and that only i can make my dreams happen"

Karla: " How to control my stress and some tips on stress situations" 

           " They helped me lead by showing me the meaning of leadership and how to show leadership to others"

Fernanda: "I was…

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Que Viva La Reina del Tex-Mex

Posted by Jazmin Lopez on September 2, 2016 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

On Tuesday, 300 fans gathered in front of Los Angeles’ Madame Tussaud for the unveiling of Selena Quintanilla’s wax figure. People from all over the country flew in to see the beloved Tejana artist. Not surprisingly, being that Selena was from Corpus Cristi, many of the guests in attendance were from Texas. Additionally, many of the fans in attendance spoke about how Selena’s wax figure also paid tribute to the incredible contributions Selena made to…

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“Her accent is a stubborn compass/ Always pointing her towards home”

Posted by Jazmin Lopez on September 6, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Growing up, I was always nervous of speaking in class because I was afraid someone would make fun of my accent. I would avoid eye contact whenever a teacher would be looking for someone to read the next passage. Of course, this only led to the teacher calling on me to read. I never quite understood why teachers did this. I suppose it’s because they think it will help shy students speak more in class. Well, let me tell you,…

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Financial Aid and Scholarships for College

Posted by Jazmin Lopez on September 7, 2016 at 10:00am 2 Comments

Hola chicas!

For many seniors in high school, the college application process has already started. And from experience, I know it can be a bit overwhelming.

Thus, I have decided to write a post today dedicated to the financial aid and scholarship application…

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Feeling Beautiful

Posted by Celeste Acevedo on August 29, 2016 at 11:44am 0 Comments

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, but most importantly, beauty comes from within.  There are various ways that women and young ladies like to assess their beauty.  I am here to tell you that the way you choose to express yourself makes you beautiful.  Beauty is unique, and there are many different ways to feel beautiful.  More than that, I am here to tell you to not let anyone shame your beauty for wearing a certain type of clothes, makeup, or no makeup.

Often times, girls are…

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#NoMakeup

Posted by Jazmin Lopez on August 29, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Last night, the internet was buzzing with videos and images from MTV’s “Video Music Awards”. The evening was filled with incredible fashion and beautiful acceptance speeches. Also, I want to congratulate Rihanna on being the youngest recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard award! Her talent, success, and passion are incredible!  

However,…

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A spotlight on Laurie Hernandez

Posted by Olivia Soledad on August 10, 2016 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

Laurie Hernandez is not only the youngest but also the only Latina that is a part of the United States gymnastics olympic team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was born on June 9, 2000 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and is of Puerto Rican descent. After Laurie began taking recreational classes, she was spotted by Maggie Haney who has been her coach ever since. Quickly, both Laurie and her trainer proved that they had what it took to make it to the Olympics one day. In 2012, Laurie finished 21st…

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What latinitas think about women being in STEM careers

Posted by Latinitas Intern on August 17, 2016 at 10:53am 0 Comments

 During the STEM camps we address the type of careers that are out there that are mostly dominated by males and that women are not seen working in those fields that much. Our girls got a lesson on what STEM means which is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The girls were then asked to write what they thought of women working in  these careers and to give an example of a women working in these careers.

" I think women would be best at mathematics. Women should…

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Letter to Myself

Posted by itzel barraza on August 17, 2016 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

After learning about Photoshop and the effects it can have on our self-esteem, our Latinitas wrote letters to themselves expressing everything they like about them, most specially, appreciating their won flaws which makes them beautiful and unique.

"Dear Nevaeh,…

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#PowerfulChicas

Posted by itzel barraza on August 18, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

During our Tech Camp at the Boys and Girls Club, our Latinitas learned about hashtags and used the #PowerfulChicas tag to give out positive messages…

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Latest Activity

Jazmin Lopez posted a blog post

Maria Mercedes Coroy: Actress of Ixcanul and Activist for Indigenous Rights

Last year, director Jayro Bustamante’s film Ixcanul premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. Critics and audiences alike praised the film’s incredible story about a young, Mayan girl from Guatemala. The film focuses on the main character, Maria, as she comes of age in a society that perpetuates sexism and racism against Mayan women.  The lead of the film is played by María Mercedes Coroy, an extraordinary actor and activist from Guatemala. Coroy’s performance is absolutely amazing…See More
Thursday
Emily Alpuche posted a blog post

Big Oppurtunity

HI all of you guess what have you heard of the Latinitas in film Festival? I was a moderater i met all 4 panelists Co owner of trouble maker studios Elizabeth Avellan, then Sharon Arteaga making a movie called Plane pretend, Chelsea Hernadnez a documentrey filmaker making building a american dream and Sandy Avila starred in Lying game and American crime. Then i asked them questions after we did trivia and Games. It was a big oppurtuniy thank youuuuuuu.See More
Wednesday
Lucero Limas is now a member of Latinitas
Sep 19
Latinitas Intern posted a blog post

Scholarships for Latinas

As Senior year comes around so does the search of scholarships in order to go to college. There many scholarships out there to make it easier for us to go to college though there are some of which are specifically for Latina women. Some of these scholarships include:Lubbock hispanic association of womenSallie Mae first in my family scholarship programCongressional hispanic Caucus,institute, incAdelante fund scholarshipMcDonald's hispanic American CommitmentSpanish American Institute (SAI)…See More
Sep 16
Jazmin Lopez posted a blog post

Melissa Villaseñor: First Latina SNL Cast Member

After being on the air for 41 years, Saturday Night Live (SNL) has hired its first Latina cast member, Melissa Villaseñor. Melissa is originally from Whittier, CA and has been in the comedy business for a while. In an interview with the Daily Dot, Melissa spoke about discovering her love of impressions when she was 15 years old. After performing in a high school talent show, Melissa knew she wanted to pursue comedy as a career and started doing just that. In 2009, she auditioned on “America’s…See More
Sep 14
Taylor Figueroa posted blog posts
Sep 13
sophiesmith replied to Amber Herrera's discussion What type of music is your favorite??
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Sep 12
Latinitas Intern posted a blog post

Looking for a Scholarship! We got you cover!

 As this school year begins it is also that time when highs school students that are graduating and who are looking into going to college start to look for scholarship opportunities but not many know there are many scholarships that are given to Hispanics/ Latinos. There are also some scholarships that the El Paso Community Foundation offers to students that they apply through there High Schools. Below are some links were you can find some scholarships  Scholarships offer through El Paso…See More
Sep 12
Profile Iconsophiesmith and Ana joined Latinitas
Sep 12
Taylor Figueroa commented on Celeste Acevedo's blog post Balance
"I am kind of like you in that I try to schedule out my days. Actually, more than a schedule, I follow more of a routine. In this way, it is a little more flexible. Always set aside time for yourself. This can be for watching TV, going on the…"
Sep 12
Celeste Acevedo posted a blog post

Balance

I am a person who has a routine set for everything I do during the week, Monday through Friday is carefully planned out, from when I have meetings, to when I set aside time for homework and reading, to how many minutes I get to spend watching Netflix.  Sunday is usually the day I get to spend reading for classes, and doing my homework for Creative Writing for the whole week.This schedule was interrupted because of my impromptu road trip to Austin this weekend to support my school, the…See More
Sep 12
Grecia Sanchez posted a blog post

Te vamos a extrañar Juanga!

Sad news about this month is we have said goodbye to one of the most outstanding singers of Mexico chicas. Juan Gabriel represents not only Mexican culture but Latin American culture. His songs and trajectory as a Mexican artist have made him Hijo Prodigo de Ciudad Juarez.This tragic event happened few hours before Juanga was appointed to perform at the Don Haskins Center. There were families who heard about the rumor and didn't believe it until concert was cancelled and anuncios were put…See More
Sep 9
Latinitas Intern's blog post was featured

How latinitas inspired me

During our summer camps the girls wrote down ways continue to inspired them and help them lead the way: Paulina; " I got inspired by learning that in order to be a good leader i also have to think about myself and that only i can make my dreams happen"Karla: " How to control my stress and some tips on stress situations"            " They helped me lead by showing me the meaning of leadership and how to show leadership to others"Fernanda: "I was inspired today by sara's presentation on stress.…See More
Sep 9
Jazmin Lopez's 3 blog posts were featured
Sep 9
Jazmin Lopez commented on Jazmin Lopez's blog post Financial Aid and Scholarships for College
"No problem! Thank you for asking about this topic.  Good luck! "
Sep 8
Alexandra Griffin is now a member of Latinitas
Sep 8
 
 
 


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