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Lizette P. Ruiz
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  • El Paso, TX
  • United States
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Scholarships

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daisy Lucia Orellana Mar 28, 2013. 2 Replies

Is it best to begin thinking about college and scholarships during your junior or senior year?Continue

Question on abortion

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How did you hear about Latinitas?
UTEP Career Center
What is your favorite color?
Crimson
What is your favorite type of music?
Alternative rock
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
The Wedding Singer
What is your favorite book or magazine?
Book: Gingerbread/ Magazine: National Geographic
What is your favorite hobby or what do you do for fun?
Writing, cycling, martial arts,watching classic films, feeding squirrels

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Follow Your Heart

Posted on March 5, 2016 at 11:22pm 0 Comments

As a future Latina hero, what would you like to be known for?

I want to be known as a woman who was not afraid to follow her dreams no matter how outlandish they may seem.

I have been through an incredible journey in the past years of my life. I have learned a lot about life, who I am , and what I want to accomplish . As I have travelled down this never ending learning experience, I have realized that one of the most important…

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Time does not stop for anyone

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

As I am getting older and becoming more and more busy with school, work and many other commitments I have noticed a new phenomenon occurring in my life; time is passing me by at an accelerating rate. Of course, I know that time has not literally began to accelerate at a faster rate, but it sure seems like it. When I was in high school, I was so anxious to graduate and begin college. I felt that once in college, I would feel free and inspired. I was right, college was liberating and…

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Appreciating classic Films

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

I will never forget one teacher in specific, in high school, who taught me the value and beauty of classic films. Prior to that, I had never really cared too much for classic films until during my senior year when I took class that was dedicated to educating us on classic films and music. Our teacher was very fond of classic films so he showed us some of the best classic films including, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Vertigo, Rear Window and many more. After that I was in love with classic…

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Truly being comfortable in your own skin

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 12:21pm 0 Comments

It wasn't until recently, that it was brought to my attention that I am not as light skinned as I thought I was. In fact it was a life changing moment in which I became aware of how internally colonized I truly was. I felt awful for denying my own skin, in my mind, and at first felt embarrassed until I realized that  although it is partially my fault, I must also acknowledge that this is a product of what society has put upon me. I began to ponder on the scenario I found myself in and…

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