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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

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Resume Tips

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Blog Posts

Why I Say Latinx

Posted by Celeste Ledesma on June 17, 2016 at 6:17pm 0 Comments

My name is Celeste, and my preferred gender pronouns are she/her.


This is a statement that I had never been asked to say before I started college in Pennsylvania in 2013. That is,…


But first, let me take a SELFIE!

Posted by Celeste Ledesma on June 20, 2016 at 5:46pm 1 Comment

June 21st is National Selfie Day, so I thought I’d take this time to reflect on the role that the selfie has played in society in recent years. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the impact that selfie taking has on girls and women… Some sources suggest that being exposed to other people’s selfies on social media can really hurt someone’s self-esteem, while others say that taking and posting one’s own…


Tips for those that are going away from home for college!

Posted by Olivia Soledad on June 8, 2016 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Tips for those that are going away from home for college!


Leaving home for college is a challenging journey but it can be very exciting and fun! Throughout the year I developed ways to keep my life organized and as stable as I could.


Here is a list of tips that will hopefully make this hectic exciting ride just a bit easier:

  1. Keep in constant communication with your family.Being away from your family is difficult especially if they…

And Above All Be Yourself!

Posted by itzel barraza on June 10, 2016 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Letter to Orlando shooting victims

Posted by Celeste Ledesma on June 15, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Dear Orlando shooting victims,


I cried when I woke up to the news of your injuries and your deaths. It’s human to sympathize. The nation cried and prayed and still cries and prays even though they don’t know you and I don’t…


Happy National Best Friends Day!

Posted by Celeste Ledesma on June 8, 2016 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

"True friends are never apart... Maybe in distance, but not in heart."

It might be kind of late, but I just wanted to say Happy National Best Friends Day! I hope you have taken the time to tell your closest friends how much you care about them! A lot of us can admit that we owe the world to our homegirls for being…


My look on hip hop music & how to understand it

Posted by Kimberly Cobos on June 10, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

 Most people may think that hip hop music is too violent. I think hip hop is misunderstood since some of it may have bad language. I think that hip hop needs to be studied for people to understand it. I actually look up the lyrics and start to realize that the songs have a story about the artists life. I find that in hip hop it shows the struggles the artist when through. The voilence in the songs is the violence that the artist has exprienced in life. The artist dont always have an easy…


Movies to Watch this Month

Posted by Rebecca Portillo on June 13, 2016 at 11:47am 1 Comment

Finding Dory

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Even as an Adult Woman I find myself excited for the movie premiere of Pixar's "Finding Dory". This movie is a sequel to "Finding Nemo" which came out May 30, 2003, I was in third grade I believe when this came out so this a very long awaited sequel. In summary, Dory, who is a very forgetful fish, starts remembering things about her past (her…


A Tuesday for the Books

Posted by Cande Duran on June 8, 2016 at 7:56pm 0 Comments

     I woke up this morning, and nothing was different. The walls were still green. My phone was still on the nightstand. I looked in the mirror, and still didn't look like anybody on my TV screen. The newspaper lying in the driveway still could not tell me that a woman in California had been given any justice after being sexually assaulted. The beautiful faces plastered over a bulletin board at the grocery store still had the word "Missing" written above them. Women still walked through the…


Super grateful for Stay Teen Event!

Posted by Grecia Sanchez on May 20, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Last week, I attended the Stay Teen event at the Housing Authority of El Paso. It was great all the things that emerged from that day.

I was told to read one of the poems I submitted for a contest. Stay Teem contest had three categories: Video, Art, or Writing. With your entry, you had to tell the audience why do you think the youth should stay away of the adult's problems or why we (teens) should stay the way we are and live our now. For the contest, I chose the category of Writing and…


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How to Help Your Aging Parents

It can be a difficult conversation for any child to have with their aging parents. Talking about how to care for your once strong parents is a trying situation for everyone involved. Many elderly people may feel as though they are quite capable of taking care of themselves. This means that they will reject any and all help sent their way. Similarly, children may be unaware of how to broach the subject with the people who used to take care of them. Here are some ways that you can take care of…See More
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5 Ways You Can Help Stop Climate Change

Plant a tree! Trees help absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and release good ol’ oxygen back out for us. To help plant trees, volunteer with an environmental organization or see if you can get a program started at school.Instead of driving to school, take the bus or ride your bike if it’s not too far! You can also carpool to school with a neighbor. This will help cut down on carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the amount of cars on the road.Save our carbon dioxide-absorbing friends by…See More
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advice for teenagers

advice I have for some young ladies who are growing up are always be confident, don't let people opinions bother you. You are beautiful no matter what . Be positive because these years are difficult but if you always have so,etching to smile about then things just seem easier . Something I wish I had learned before was people come and go but the ones that brimg out the best in you hold onto, because when the time comes and you need someone to make you laugh they will be there.
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My first latinitas Experice

June 20 and June 21 we had to speakers.One was about media for the chihuahuas and the other one I was a writer. I personally do not want to go into law but I might think about going into the fields. They really taught me about all the work that you have to do to get where you want.I understand now that there is a lot of things for you. I know that I am going to work really hard to get enjoy and love. June 22 we went to three museums. The art,history and Uteps as usual the art museum was my…See More
Olivia Soledad posted a blog post

The Importance of Keeping up with the News

Following the news is a great way of keeping up with the world and its movements. It is important to learn about the things that are happening in your country as well as things happening all around the world. Although it might not seem like it at first, every news story affects you as well. Keeping ourselves informed allows us to think of ideas on how to fix the problems that surround us. Recently we have been surrounded by stories that are worthy of our attention such as the horrific attack…See More
Jessica Tarin posted a blog post


Today was such an amazing experience to walk by the El Paso's downtown streets and museums. Although it was very hot,I got the opportunity to take and edit cool pictures. My favorite part of this great journey was to make new friends, take pictures, and the fossils at UTEP.
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animal abuse

Animal abuse today happens all over the world.This abuse doesn't just happen to dogs it happens to wild animals. For example places like zoo's or animal parks like sea world put these animals through intensive training
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Kirsty Brewster posted a blog post

How to Get Over Anything That's Bothering You

I always try not to get upset so easily. I know it won’t make me feel any better, but it’s a natural reaction. It’s easy to dwell on the past and what went wrong—to think back on embarrassing moments or actions you wish you could take back—but the unfortunate thing about the past is that it can’t be changed. So how do you get over it? Here’s what I do: I ask myself: Will this matter in five years? The answer is usually no. In the moment, we don’t realize how insignificant something really is.…See More
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Carolina Betancourt commented on Celeste Ledesma's blog post But first, let me take a SELFIE!
"Hello Celeste, I believe you did a great job with this blog and you hit the main points of what a SELFIE really is and how it is not what many people believe it to be but a form of us being able to acknowledge our beauty because every single…"
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