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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 Victoria Navarro Jul 30. 10 Replies

Dieting And its Negative Effects

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

Resume Tips

Started by Yajanetsy Ruano in Advice. Last reply by Mariana Stavig Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

Blog Posts

Alone time can be the BEST time

Posted by Megan Garcia on August 26, 2014 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Ever get so caught up in life where you forget to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride? It hit me yesterday that I hardly ever take the time to enjoy life.

 

I was on my way to go to lunch, alone, which was completely different, but fine with me. As long as I had my cell phone to look at my social media, that was all that I needed to entertain me. I decided to sit outside because it was such a beautiful day, and, I never get the chance to sit outside anymore—I am always cooped…

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Thoughts on being First Generation College Student

Posted by Kenia Guerrero on August 26, 2014 at 12:58pm 0 Comments

I can’t say I had a difficult childhood everything was so easy for me, I went to a great private school in my hometown, I took as many extracurricular classes as I wanted and I didn't start working until recently.

But my parents had it so different; my dad had to start working when he was 5 years old to support his mother and 4 sisters, he did this by selling copies of a comic book, selling candy on the streets and cleaning shoes, later by the age of 15 he started working in a boot…

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Telling me to smile is like telling you to close your mouth...while talking

Posted by April C. Davila on August 23, 2014 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Please don’t tell me to smile.

Please, don’t tell me to smile.

Just don’t tell me to smile.

I say, “Tell me” on the basis that most men don’t ask. They disrespectfully tell me to do so as though they control what is going on in my head.

That is beside the point though.

Perhaps, I am alone in this city and am too busy listening to the running commentary in my head to give you a wholehearted smile.

Maybe I am lonely and don’t see your face as…

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"Back-to-School Beatitudes: 10 Academic Survival Tips"

Posted by Victoria Navarro on August 24, 2014 at 10:30pm 3 Comments

As many of us are now beginning a new school year, I thought I would share this really great article with academic survival tips. I absolutely loved the advice!

Here was my most favorite tip: 

"Be confident in your abilities. If you feel like a fraud, you very likely are suffering from impostor syndrome, a chronic feeling of intellectual or personal inadequacy born of grandiose expectations about what it…

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Casting Call - Latina Looking Youth Actresses - English and Spanish post here

Posted by Laura Donnelly on August 25, 2014 at 8:03am 0 Comments

Casting a Feature Film with an A List Cast

 

Looking for

 

HISPANIC FEMALES & MALES – 14-70 years old from Bolivia or with bolivian native features - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia. Must look bolivian.

 

HISPANIC GIRLS – 4-9 years old from Bolivia or with bolivian native features – Peru, Ecuador, Colombia. Must look bolivian.

 

Rate - $859 per day. Also, if talent is traveling to New Orleans and…

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Letter to my 8 yr. self

Posted by April C. Davila on August 21, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

I see you. I see that you are hurting.

I’m sorry I didn’t better equip you with a stronger voice to tell others that you hurt.

You were taken advantage, but I am here to tell you, “it wasn’t your fault.”

You know this even as a young girl. You know this even though you are a prepubescent girl. You feel like you take too much space, the fact that you ate too much, felt confused over those nights and the possibility that things just never go as they plan i.e. guys,…

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Celebrate My Drive Campaign

Posted by Latinitas Editor on August 8, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

State Farm® and Celebrate My Drive® offer teens a chance to win a private concert for their high school!

 

Bloomington, Ill.,…

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The Misconceptions of Depression

Posted by Juanita Rivera on August 19, 2014 at 10:30am 2 Comments

I’ve had depression for periods of time my entire life. That’s not to say that I’ve never had long moments of happiness, I have, but it’s always been fifty-fifty. There are different things that have triggered it, but the dominant reason was not being happy and satisfied with my state of life. I’ve never taken medication for it and I don't want to for the time being.…

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Back to School

Posted by Sofia Villarreal on August 17, 2014 at 4:09pm 1 Comment

It's that time of year again. You can see it in the aisles of Target, Walmart, and your local grocery stores that have the supplies ready for buying. Time to come back to school. For many of you all and my past self included, coming back to middle or high school is kind of a drag. But for college, the reality could not be more different. Not everyone might be as tentative to embrace the back to school energy as I was in my grade school years, so if you are excited, stay excited and this will…

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The Giver - Prize Giveaway

Posted by Latinitas Intern on August 8, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

THE GIVER - PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Here is your chance to get a prize package from the upcoming The Giver movie release....…

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Latest Activity

Liza Ray posted a blog post

Save More Money On Last Minute Back-To-School Shopping

The first day at school after vacation is somewhat an exciting experience for most of the students. Moreover, there is also a lot to do on parents behalf as soon as the first day is on the cards. An increasing trend in Back to School and Back to College shopping is witnessed at the last days of vacations. With just days to go, most of the shoppers choose to buy online which can help them a lot in finding the best type of apparel, supplies and much more. Online shoppers can be benefited in many…See More
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Rebecca Salazar is now a member of Latinitas
12 hours ago
Claudia B. Mendoza posted a blog post

Civil Rights in the 21st Century?

It has been decades since we last experienced a Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  The U.S. is known to be the land of the free, of equality, land of opportunities, and a country with cultural diversity.  If that is so, how is it that the nation has not been able to free itself of prejudice, racism/discrimination, racial profiling, and stereotypes? Sadly, minorities continue to be looked down at by the White Supremacy.  The Latino and African American populations continue to grow but…See More
12 hours ago
Victoria Navarro posted a blog post

New Nail Polish as Defense Against Sexual Assault

Recently news has come out that a new nail polish is being developed, known as Undercover Nails , that will help girls in defense against sexual assault. The nail polish is designed to change color when coming into contact with common date rape drugs, so that if a woman dips her finger in her drink, she'll know whether her drink has been spiked or not.The idea came from four young men studying Chemistry at North Carolina State University, stating, "Our goal is to invent technologies that…See More
yesterday
Monica Christine Angel is now a member of Latinitas
yesterday
Megan Garcia's blog post was featured

Alone time can be the BEST time

Ever get so caught up in life where you forget to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride? It hit me yesterday that I hardly ever take the time to enjoy life. I was on my way to go to lunch, alone, which was completely different, but fine with me. As long as I had my cell phone to look at my social media, that was all that I needed to entertain me. I decided to sit outside because it was such a beautiful day, and, I never get the chance to sit outside anymore—I am always cooped up in a…See More
Tuesday
Kenia Guerrero's blog post was featured

Thoughts on being First Generation College Student

I can’t say I had a difficult childhood everything was so easy for me, I went to a great private school in my hometown, I took as many extracurricular classes as I wanted and I didn't start working until recently. But my parents had it so different; my dad had to start working when he was 5 years old to support his mother and 4 sisters, he did this by selling copies of a comic book, selling candy on the streets and cleaning shoes, later by the age of 15 he started working in a boot factory,…See More
Tuesday
Kenia Guerrero posted a blog post

Thoughts on being First Generation College Student

I can’t say I had a difficult childhood everything was so easy for me, I went to a great private school in my hometown, I took as many extracurricular classes as I wanted and I didn't start working until recently. But my parents had it so different; my dad had to start working when he was 5 years old to support his mother and 4 sisters, he did this by selling copies of a comic book, selling candy on the streets and cleaning shoes, later by the age of 15 he started working in a boot factory,…See More
Tuesday
Megan Garcia posted a blog post

Alone time can be the BEST time

Ever get so caught up in life where you forget to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride? It hit me yesterday that I hardly ever take the time to enjoy life. I was on my way to go to lunch, alone, which was completely different, but fine with me. As long as I had my cell phone to look at my social media, that was all that I needed to entertain me. I decided to sit outside because it was such a beautiful day, and, I never get the chance to sit outside anymore—I am always cooped up in a…See More
Tuesday
Latinitas Intern commented on Victoria Navarro's blog post "Back-to-School Beatitudes: 10 Academic Survival Tips"
"I love that line. Yes, we all need to tell ourselves "I'm smart enough!""
Monday
Victoria Navarro commented on Victoria Navarro's blog post "Back-to-School Beatitudes: 10 Academic Survival Tips"
"Me too!! I definitely experienced the impostor syndrome all throughout my freshman year of college, sitting in big auditoriums full of students I almost always felt were much smarter than me. With it came a lot of self-doubt, and self-questioning…"
Monday
Jasmine Villa commented on Victoria Navarro's blog post "Back-to-School Beatitudes: 10 Academic Survival Tips"
"Love this! Sadly, I'm a little too familiar with the impostor syndrome. "
Monday
Jasmine Villa commented on April C. Davila's blog post Telling me to smile is like telling you to close your mouth...while talking
"I.love.this.post! The "smile more" comments irks me soooo much. I get the "you look so mean! You should smile more because it makes you more approachable." What the..? Just because I'm not smiling all the time doesn't…"
Monday
April C. Davila's blog post was featured

Telling me to smile is like telling you to close your mouth...while talking

Please don’t tell me to smile.Please, don’t tell me to smile.Just don’t tell me to smile.I say, “Tell me” on the basis that most men don’t ask. They disrespectfully tell me to do so as though they control what is going on in my head.That is beside the point though.Perhaps, I am alone in this city and am too busy listening to the running commentary in my head to give you a wholehearted smile.Maybe I am lonely and don’t see your face as appeasing as you may feel.Or maybe that is just my face.Or…See More
Monday
Victoria Navarro's blog post was featured

"Back-to-School Beatitudes: 10 Academic Survival Tips"

As many of us are now beginning a new school year, I thought I would share this really great article with academic survival tips. I absolutely loved the advice!Here was my most favorite tip: "Be confident in your abilities. If you feel like a fraud, you very likely are suffering from impostor syndrome, a chronic feeling of intellectual or personal inadequacy born of grandiose expectations about what it means to be competent. Women in particular suffer with this issue, but I argue that it is…See More
Monday
Laura Donnelly's blog post was featured

Casting Call - Latina Looking Youth Actresses - English and Spanish post here

Casting a Feature Film with an A List Cast Looking for HISPANIC FEMALES & MALES – 14-70 years old from Bolivia or with bolivian native features - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia. Must look bolivian. HISPANIC GIRLS – 4-9 years old from Bolivia or with bolivian native features – Peru, Ecuador, Colombia. Must look bolivian. Rate - $859 per day. Also, if talent is traveling to New Orleans and lives within 500 miles a per diem and lodging (if applicable) will be paid. Audition Date – Not yet decided.…See More
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