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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 Jasmine Villa Feb 19, 2014. 3 Replies

Scholarships - Any Tips?

Started by Latinitas Intern in Advice. Last reply by Laura Donnelly Nov 4, 2014. 11 Replies

Dieting And its Negative Effects

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

Resume Tips

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

Blog Posts

Latino movie 'Chef' on Netflix now!

Posted by mariel on February 24, 2015 at 9:53am 1 Comment

I had been hearing great things about the movie 'Chef' for awhile but still hadn''t gotten around to seeing it yet. Then the other day while browsing Netflix I noticed it was streaming. I ended up watching it twice in a row! It's an uplifting, family-friendly film that not only features Hispanics [like Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo] but stars them. The Spanish language and the different Hispanic cultures are present throughout the film but are never portrayed as "exotic". The Hispanic…

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Keeping Good Company

Posted by Jackeline on February 23, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

         When I was in high school I was unsure of what I wanted to do with my life and which college I would attend. All I knew was that I had to start somewhere. I was not very involved in high school or any clubs that they offered but I always made sure to keep my grades up. What I was doing, which was not much was still a lot more than what my peers at the time were doing. For the most part most of my friends at the time were not interested in attending college and they were not used to…

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living in The United States!

Posted by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on February 2, 2015 at 11:49am 0 Comments

Hello this is Eunice, hope everyone have a great week. Today I am going to be writing about living in the U.S. I am from a small town in Mexico called Jimenez, Chihuahua. I lived my whole life there, until I finished High School. After that I went to Vancouver, Canada for 9 months and then came to El Paso. When I first got here I was living with my aunt (my dad’s sister) and her two daughters. At the beginning I started taking classes at community college, it was really hard for me because I…

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Latinitas Workshop: Review

Posted by Vianey Reyes on February 2, 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

On January 31, 2015, Latinitas hosted a workshop for young women living in the Border City. Las Latinitas had various activities and booths aimed at educating our girls on body image, mental illness, and much more very important topics. I took it upon myself to get educated, alongside these girls. And, here are some of the things I learned. …

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In a Nutshell

Posted by Pamela Juliana Castelán on February 5, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

I'm 22 years old, and I'm rolling with the punches like everybody else.

My name is Pamela Castelan, and I'm an advertising intern with Latinitas. Currently I'm at my fourth year at Texas State Univeristy, an advertising major, German minor and have no idea when I'm getting my degree; y'know it all boils down to whether or not to double major and then there's the whole "they're not offering the classes you need this semester", but I digress.

And honestly? I kind of owe Latinitas…

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Soccer

Posted by Vanessa Ramirez on February 5, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

For me joining a soccer team was something exciting because it is fun to be able to play and be part of a soccer team from my church. I like being outdoors and being involved in extracurricular activities like this one because I get to meet new friends. It is important to be active because being active makes us have a healthier life. I have been playing soccer for one year now and I like being responsible and go to practice because it helps me get better at it. Me and my team always try our…

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Girls had a great time at Healthy Chica and this is what they learned

Posted by Vanessa Ramirez on February 5, 2015 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

What I learned is

There are many things to your body healthy both mentally and physically.

Don’t listen to what others think or say to you.

Don’t think negative about yourself and love who you are.

 Elizabeth

What I learned today is to eat more vegetables and fruits. Also to be more active so that your body can stay active…

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My Second Name... Miyuki

Posted by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on February 9, 2015 at 10:38am 0 Comments

Hello girls, this is Eunice! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I am going to tell you the story behind my second name. My middle name is Miyuki, a Japanese name that means “beautiful fortune”. My mom picked this name because she wanted it to be original and also because of her family. My mom’s grandfather was Japanese, his name was Jose Fujiwara of course the name Jose was not his real name, but that is how we know him. When he got to Mexico he went to my hometown Jimenez,…

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Ballet

Posted by Vanessa Ramirez on February 10, 2015 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

Since I decided to join a ballet class it has been a great experience. I decided to join a ballet class at the University of Texas at El Paso because I want to gain more experience in dancing so that I can be part of the dance team at my church. For me it is a new experience to be in ballet, and I am learning new things and new dance moves. I am very excited for the things I will continue to learn and soon I will be able to be part of the dance team at my church because of the experience I…

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Living in my first apartment

Posted by Gissel Gonzalez on February 18, 2015 at 2:25pm 1 Comment

In January, I moved into an apartment with two random girls I'd never met before. For the two and a half years I've been attending Texas State University, I lived on campus -- the first year because it was required, the second year and last semester because I was a resident assistant at a residence hall. Living on my own is something new but I kind of always figured I'd be able to do it. I like to think I'm pretty independent; I've had a job since I was sixteen, so why not? Let me just say,…

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Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta posted a blog post

Eating Healthy

Eating healthy is very important for every human and not only because of good looking but also to be healthy and avoid a lot of diseases.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, since it gives us all the energy we need for the day.  Also if you do not eat breakfast your stomach starts to produce the sugar it needs and that is what makes you gain weight. After breakfast is very important that we eat five times a day, and I am not saying eat a whole meal five times a day. What I am…See More
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Nicole Varela liked Fabiola Gonzalez's blog post Just a little bit of thoughts that were floating around my mind.
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Fabiola Gonzalez posted a blog post

Just a little bit of thoughts that were floating around my mind.

I am a inspired writer trying to make it in this harsh yet beautiful world, I believe anything can happen if we try hard enough. My love for fashion is intense and I plan on making an entrance in the fashion world some day. My plan is to inspire young girls, like most on this page to believe in themselves, and to especially love thy selves. In this world we live in the society has depicted an image in young women's eyes that we all have to be the same, but do you agree with that statement? I…See More
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Nicole Varela posted a blog post

A Little about Me

Hey Everyone,My name is Nicole but some people call me Nikki.  I recently graduated from UTEP in December with my bachelor’s in Organizational and Corporate Communication.  It feels awesome that all my hardwork and dedication was all worth it. I’m not just going to stop there I have many more goals to reach.I am currently working at KTSM Newschannel 9 in Production and its awesome. My bosses and co-workers are super cool and friendly.  We always have food or cake because it's always someone’s…See More
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Jasmine Villa commented on Gissel Gonzalez's blog post Living in my first apartment
"Hang in there! Time management takes a while to perfect. What's helpful for me is starting the day with daily goals. This isn't a to-do list, but specific goals: today I will finish ____ and _____. If time permits, then I'll work on…"
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Jackeline commented on Elena Barrera-Waters's blog post Learning to Expect Expectations
"I too can really relate to this post, I understand that urge to want to surpass everyone's expectations. We are all a work in progress and we have to cherish the journey that life has for us without being so harsh on ourselves. Great advice!"
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Jackeline liked Vanessa Ramirez's blog post Experience of being a transfer student
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Jackeline commented on Barbi Ann Barbee's blog post Where I Come From
"Yes! I think it is important to let our roots be a part of us that we can take along everywhere, it is something to be proud of. "
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Jackeline liked Barbi Ann Barbee's blog post Where I Come From
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Barbi Ann Barbee posted a blog post

Where I Come From

I moved to Austin four years ago for college. I came from a small town so everything seemed busy and exciting. I visited the state capitol for the first time and all of the other tourist sites. Studying in Austin was a dream come true. It’s a dream that I’m still living every day. And while most days I wake up and love where I am, other days I get another feeling—homesickness.I used to feel homesick in the beginning, but in a different way. I wasn’t used to being away from my family for so…See More
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Jasmine Villa commented on Elena Barrera-Waters's blog post Learning to Expect Expectations
"We are own harshest critic, which can eat you up alive inside. It's really hard to let go of those expectations (I struggle with this a lot), but there will come a time when you lose sight of what really matters. Excellent post and advice,…"
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Jasmine Villa commented on lisa marie's blog post Hello Ladies!
"Great post!"
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Jasmine Villa commented on mariel's blog post Latino movie 'Chef' on Netflix now!
"I didn't realize it was on Netflix. Must add this to queue. "
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Jasmine Villa commented on Jackeline's blog post Time Management
"Time management is super important -- especially towards finding that balance between work, school, and family. I always put my family first, but they understand that I can't drop everything for just any little thing. :)"
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Jasmine Villa commented on Vanessa Ramirez's blog post Experience of being a transfer student
"I'm glad you had a smooth transition to a 4 year university. Starting at UTEP wasn't so bad :)."
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mariel's blog post was featured

Latino movie 'Chef' on Netflix now!

I had been hearing great things about the movie 'Chef' for awhile but still hadn''t gotten around to seeing it yet. Then the other day while browsing Netflix I noticed it was streaming. I ended up watching it twice in a row! It's an uplifting, family-friendly film that not only features Hispanics [like Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo] but stars them. The Spanish language and the different Hispanic cultures are present throughout the film but are never portrayed as "exotic". The Hispanic…See More
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