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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!


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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?

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Dieting And its Negative Effects

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Blog Posts

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016: Prompt 1: Latina Feminist

Posted by Taylor Figueroa on October 10, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

  Whenever I think about feminism in the Latin culture, I imagine Sandra Cisneros. Sandra Cisneros is a contemporary, Mexican-American author of novels and short-stories. Most of her stories feature insight into Latin culture. For example, she will incorporate Spanish words into English text, in a way that people who aren't familiar with Spanish can infer what the Spanish words mean.

  The theme of Cisneros's writings is often how it feels to live everyday life as a Latina. In books…

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2016: Prompt 2: Growing up Latina

Posted by Taylor Figueroa on October 11, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

  I've always felt a little out of tune with my ethnic cultural background. For the most part, I was raised purely American, but there were little hints of Mexican culture. Just not to the extent of many of my classmates.

  What I mean is, I always go to school and wonder what people are saying. I probably know more French or Chinese than I do Spanish (I'm not fluent in those languages either though.). Yet, there are some Spanish words I've picked up on through the years. For example,…

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Texan Beauty

Posted by Taylor Figueroa on September 13, 2016 at 10:43am 0 Comments

Texan Beauty



A view of the Chisos Mountains in big Bend National Park.

Sometimes it's hard to see the beauty in your homeland.

When people think of wild animals, it's common to think of tigers, elephants, monkeys, and lions- rarely does anybody imagine the animals native to their state. Here in Texas, we might not have biodiverse tropical rainforests, but there is a level of beauty. Nature's beauty in Texas best…

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Scholarships for Latinas

Posted by Latinitas Intern on September 16, 2016 at 12:02pm 0 Comments

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 women
  • Sallie Mae first in my family scholarship program
  • Congressional hispanic Caucus,institute, inc
  • Adelante fund scholarship
  • McDonald's…
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Scholarship Search Websites

Posted by Latinitas Intern on September 29, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Have you gotten a chance to read our article about scholarship opportunities? If not, you can check it out here:

Scholarship Opportunities: It’s a Latina’s game

In sum, our article talks about ways to pay for college which at times can seem pretty…

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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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Latest Activity

Stephanie Puente posted a video

Thank you Latinitas

With Thanksgiving coming up, the girls in our after school clubs created a video in honor of thanking those they are thankful for.
17 hours ago
itzel barraza posted a blog post

UNITED AS ONE!

This past Saturday, our Latinitas team was present at the United as One event at Bowie High School.We had tons of fun interacting with kids and playing STEM games.The event was geared towards children and with the intent of informing parents about different services our community provides. They had food, prizes, live music performances, jumping balloons and lots of different organizations.Not only did we share some information about Latinitas and what we do but we also got to learn about a lot…See More
19 hours ago
itzel barraza liked Lucero Limas's blog post STEM Chica: Science is for Girls!!
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Lucero Limas posted a blog post

STEM Chica: Science is for Girls!!

A few weeks back we had the STEM Chica Workshop where we had a college panel of UTEP student majoring in computer science, engineering, and biology. I got to be one of the students in the panel. We were asked to share out experiences about classes, organizations, finals week, and college like over all. One of the questions we were asked was "what advice would you given to an upcoming college student?" I had the opportunity to answer this question, My advice to any upcoming college student is to…See More
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Taylor Figueroa posted blog posts
Nov 29
Stephanie Puente posted a blog post

What are you Thankful for?

With thanksgiving coming up, the girls in the after school clubs were taught the importance of being thankful and appreciating the things and the people that make an impact in their life. The girls created a "thankful tree" where they used paper bags to create the tree. They wrote people and things they were…See More
Nov 22
itzel barraza posted a blog post

#ChicaPoderosa

Nuestras Latinitas dieron mensajes positivos durante la Feria de la Familia de Telemundo!!See More
Nov 22
itzel barraza posted a blog post
Nov 18
Stephanie Puente posted photos
Nov 18
Stephanie Puente posted a blog post

Girl Power

LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF In last week's after school clubs, we covered girl power. We did a variety of activities to make girls feel proud of who they are as a Latina woman. The girls had the opportunity to write a letter to her future self, which is to be opened in exactly one year from now. In the letter, the girls wrote…See More
Nov 15
Stephanie Puente and Lucero Limas are now friends
Nov 15
Lucero Limas liked Stephanie Puente's blog post Day of the Dead Stones
Nov 15
Lucero Limas and itzel barraza are now friends
Nov 14
Lucero Limas posted blog posts
Nov 14
Norma Rivera is now a member of Latinitas
Nov 8
Stephanie Puente posted a blog post

Calavera Poem Winner

Day of the Dead started as a way to celebrate and embrace the dead. Calavera poems are short poems recited on Day of the Dead that take a humorous approach on the holiday. It is an imaginary obituary in which someone or something still living or deceased is poked fun at. They describe qualities or funny stories we remember about the deceased and those still alive. Our after school club members participated in a poem competition, where they competed their poems against one another. Only one club…See More
Nov 8
 
 
 


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