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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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Gracias por formar parte de la comunidad Latinitas. Aquí tu puedes leer blogs de editoras Latinitas y de reporteras jóvenes; crea una discusión preguntando por algún consejo y da tu opinión comentando sobre lo que tú quieras. Comenta, sube una foto, un video, crea un grupo o invita a tus amigas a que participen. ¡Empieza ahora mismo!



Tips for Future College Students

Started by Alicia in Advice. Last reply by Jasmine Villa Feb 19. 3 Replies

Scholarships - Any Tips?

Started by Latinitas Intern in Advice. Last reply by Ingrid Vasquez Feb 23. 9 Replies

Dieting And its Negative Effects

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

Resume Tips

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From a Latinita with a big dream to making it a reality

Posted by Karen Lopez on July 10, 2014 at 9:04am 0 Comments

Two years ago, I made the decision to accept an internship in Boston for the summer (All in previous blog posts). That decision changed my life for the better. After graduating from UTEP I moved to Boston to work for the non-profit that had given me the internship the year before. I am not going to lie to any of you and say it was easy. I cried so much the week before leaving that I was emotionally exhausted by the time I got on the plane to make the eight-hour flight to what I would call my…


Be Spontaneous and Travel Abroad!

Posted by Sara Eunice Martinez on July 1, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Something that I have always dreamed of was to travel all over. I ended up traveling for the first time abroad last year and now I'm hooked!

Traveling abroad has changed me as a person because it made me feel more independent. Why?

Because first of all, trips are never free. I wanted…


Wise Latina Guest Speakers

Posted by Polet Espinoza on July 2, 2014 at 9:09am 0 Comments

About two weeks ago, I had the chance to attend to the Wise Latina Conference with Several guest speakers. These wonderful ladies are writers, producers, and directors. Nancy De Los Santos and Denisse Chavez.

Nancy De Los Santos was one of the producers in the famous film "Selena" she had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Lopez and the Quintanilla family. She was also the first Latina to serve in the board of directors. It amazes me that someone this important with many…


Student Discount

Posted by Ixchel Perez- Sajquim on June 28, 2014 at 11:11pm 0 Comments

The second semester of my freshman year in college I stumbled upon a something incredible. You know that student ID that they make you take at Freshman Orientation? The one where you either look amazing or like a child?  The one that you hide in your wallet and hope that no one ever asks to see it? Well, it’s time to start using it. Turns out you get crazy discounts at different stores and restaurants by flashing your student Id.  I use it all the time and its really quite helpful because…


Movies to Watch

Posted by Latinitas Intern on June 24, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments


The movie 13 wishes is an exciting movie and has beautiful moral. When Howleen finds a genie named Gigi, she has her at her command but when she didn’t know there was a bad side. Gigi’s shadow grows stronger every second she makes a selfish wish. Soon she made a horrible wish to be popular. Can the ghouls save her before Wisp takes over the monster world? ~Elizabeth

My favorite movie is Dear John. This is a romantic movie. Its about this brave…


Summer Reading List

Posted by Latinitas Intern on June 24, 2014 at 11:22pm 0 Comments

Latinitas share their favorite summer reading list...

My favorite book is Flora and Ulysess. It is about a squirrel and a girl. Flora’s mom was vacuuming because she got vacuum. It is by Kate Dicamillo. A squirrel got sucked into the vacuum. Flora saved the squirrel. They lived together for a long time. ~Crystal

The book Walls Between Walls is an amazing book full of adventure. When a family moves to New York and finds an eye behind the wall they find out there…


Healthier LIfestyle

Posted by Claudia B. Mendoza on June 23, 2014 at 1:57pm 1 Comment

During the summer we tend to pack on weight because in reality, all we tend to do is sit on our butts all day, eating, watching television, or going out and eating at fast food restaurants.  Ladies.. let us go against that norm! Especially if you are a college student.  It is said that as a Freshman you gain the "freshman 15."  The "freshman 15" is the theory that as a college student you are bound to gain weight.  Sadly, the theory does apply to most students.  

You might be asking…


Take your headphones off

Posted by April C. Davila on June 20, 2014 at 12:23pm 0 Comments

Based on my understanding of music and its effects  is that it speaks to anyone in its own manner. This is probably the reason many of us choose to single ourselves out, unknowingly of course, by putting those ear buds/phones, or phones in our ears.

It's like every one of us wants to channel our feelings within our song, by our lonesome selves. This can be done while waiting for a bus and letting our eyes wander to the others who may want to sit on the bench, but you are too stubborn,…


How to Cure Boredom This Summer

Posted by Sofia Villarreal on June 22, 2014 at 9:13pm 0 Comments

If you aren’t actively involved in something during the awesome down time that is summer, it can get pretty boring. Even those lucky enough to score a job, internship, volunteer work, etc., can have some days where we simply have nothing to do. Those days can be fun if you like laying back and vegetating for a while, but even that gets tiresome.  Or, if you’re anything like me, down time is hard to enjoy because I simply can’t sit still…


College Life: Where Sleep is Gold

Posted by Sofia Villarreal on June 15, 2014 at 8:29pm 1 Comment

In highschool, I thought very highly of myself for staying up until 2 or 3 a.m. I imagined I was getting in some practice before college, and I was thrilled at the idea that I was preparing myself for an exciting and fun-filled life ahead. This became a half truth in college. Yes, I am staying up late and this time it is past 3 a.m. on a regular basis, and yes it is…


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Fashion Forward

           I do not like the idea of retouchers using Photoshop to make the models perfect and the way they think the people want them to look. Photoshop makes the models fake and to perfect to be true.                 The retouchers assume that the people know that they made the models entirely different from what they really are. Commercials say you are beautiful so why don't magazines think the models are good enough to be on a cover page without being photoshopped? I think the real reason…See More
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Coconut Oil, and Why You Need This In Your Life

I'm sitting down in the sand, tucked away in the shade because that's all that my pale complexion can afford at the beach, and I attempt to run my hands through my hair... and it just doesn't work out the way it did in my mind. My hand doesn't even make it halfway down my locks, it gets tangled in the mass that I like to call "unfortunate beach hair". So, I turned to my best friend for all things hair rescue related, Pinterest. I found a…See More
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Last night when I pulled up on my driveway, there was a black cat on my porch. At the time I was with my friend's girlfriend and right away she told me "That's bad luck; the cat walked across us." I told her I didn't believe in superstitions, if people believe they're going to have bad luck, they'll get bad luck. I'm not sure if superstitions are real or not, but at the moment, I haven't received bad news. What do you think about superstitions? See More
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Dilemmas:To move or not to move

I am a sophomore at the University of Texas at El Paso.  As a 20 year old you would think I have more freedom than high school kids do but unfortunately that is not the case. My typical strict, Mexican mother watches my every move and gives me a curfew because I still live under her roof; her house...her rules.  I don't party and I don't do illegal things however she still tries her best to over protect me.  With a cut in my financial aid my hopes of moving out to the dorms have slowly…See More
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