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