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The odd one whose not graduating yet ...

Hi Everyone!

For my JOURNALISM PORTFOLIO course, I am currently working on a multimedia project about  college graduation, And wow ... even though I am not graduating till May 2015, this project is making me soooooo sad. I've come to realize that a lot of my friends are seniors, and even my best friend, is graduating a semester earlier as well.

WHY DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO GRADUATE?

Ok .... graduation is a GREAT thing .... don't get me wrong. I just hate the thought of…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 23, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

What's On My Horizon

Hey y'all! It's been a while since I've posted. These last few weeks have been stressful. As a graduating senior, I not only have finals and graduation itself on my mind but the future as well.

I feel as if for the last few years I've simply been floating by while my peers have been rushing around with internships, grad school ideas, and jobs. I feel like I'm so far behind compared to all of them! And I know, I should not compare myself to them but it is a little hard now that I have…

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Added by Erica Laque on April 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

When it rains, it pours

The month of April has been nothing short of being a huge pain in the butt.

Pain #1: I caught a cold and could've sworn a trip to the emergency room was in the horizon. You know something is horribly wrong when you take a cold shower … with only the cold water on…. and you become frustrated because it's not cold enough. The good news is that I can partially breathe now, but I still…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on April 23, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Get Rid Of That Green-Eyed Monster!

Have you ever felt that ugly emotion called jealousy (a.k.a. “The Green-Eyed Monster”)? Unfortunately, most of us have.  BUT, do not feel too bad, because this is completely normal.

 

Have you felt it towards your girlfriends, siblings, or anyone else? Well, we all feel jealousy, but for different reasons. However, you do not want envy to get the best of you because you are better than that!

 

Envy is a terrible thing to feel and have. So, get…

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Added by Megan Garcia on April 22, 2014 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Pachangafest Austin Founder Shares Inspiration

We had a little chat with Rich Garza, founder/creator of the premiere alternative Latin music fest that takes place in Latinitas' base-city Austin, TX.

What was the origin of Pachangafest? Where did the idea come from and what made you do it?

I have worked in on touring festivals going back 15 years.  These were in the general market but they put an emphasis a wide range of interesting programming to create a…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on April 22, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

Summer Classes !Si se puede!

Since I am so determined to be a double major, I realized that I have to take summer classes (...Dang!)



But it's okay because in the end it would be worth it right? Of course!



Life will always be hard, but in the end, hard work and determination will take you a long…

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Added by Sara Eunice Martinez on April 21, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Treating Yourself

Whenever you are about to have a difficult couple of days, it is important to get yourself mentally ready. That means, whether it may be treating yourself to a work out every week or treating yourself to your favorite snack, you need to do whatever it may be to get yourself ready.

One of the things I love to do is get my nails done. So in order to get ready for the next two weeks, I just got my nails done. And let me tell you everyone, it was amazing!

I need a manicure and a…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 21, 2014 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

College 101: Don’t Stress Over Your Wardrobe

Before every new school year in grade school, it’s always so exciting to go back-to-school shopping—wouldn’t you agree? Is it the same once you get to college? While it doesn’t hurt to buy some new college-appropriate clothes before your first semester begins, don’t stress over it too much. 

Packing to leave home and to my first semester of college, I admit that I did pack quite a bit of clothes that I might have worn on a regular day of grade school. I…

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Added by Nina Bonita Santillan on April 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

It'll Be Worth It

So being that this is a holiday weekend and everyone has made their way back to their hometown to spend priceless time with their families, it is only natural to feel a little jealous if people like me have to stay in their college town either because their hometown is too far or they have finish up some work for their classes. In my case, I fit both of this criteria.

I live about 5-6 hours away from my hometown depending on traffic, and I have an essay due…

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Added by Nina Bonita Santillan on April 19, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

What Makes a Good Friend?

We all want to have good friends—someone we can spend our spare time with, someone we can confide in, someone we can laugh with. But we need to also make sure we are “good friend” material ourselves. So what really makes a good friend?

1.   Show that you really care.

True friendship implies that you are committed to your relationship with that other person, showing that you truly care. It requires sacrifice and effort but well worth it if it means…

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Added by Nina Bonita Santillan on April 18, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Stress & a little bit of happiness

Hi Latinitas,

I don't know about all of you, but I have so much going on at the moment. Yet, I'm actually still kind of really happy. Why? I don't really know. I have always been a person that stresses out real easily, but somehow I have learned to accept the fact that everything will be ok.

I am beginning to learn to take a moment to breathe and accept the fact that things happen for a reason. But if you work…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 18, 2014 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

So Hard Work Actually Does Pay Off

Good Morning everybody!



I have great news as my first blog post!

BUT first... Maybe a quick introduction? *Cough*



Ahem... So my name is Sara Eunice Martinez, you can just call me Sara.…



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Added by Sara Eunice Martinez on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Take a second

Today I registered for my last year of school! It is bittersweet to know that next year I will be a COLLEGE SENIOR. I have gone through so much within my time at UT and I swear that sometimes I never though I would get here, but I did. 

At the same time, it is extremely stressful too. I am in the process of trying to see what I will be doing during the summer because this will be the first summer where I am not going to be going home. So, it is a bit scary.

And at the same…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 16, 2014 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Honesty IS the best policy

Today I lost my newest pair of headphones. And let me tell you, that was so frustrating. 

You see, I am the worst person with headphones. I will never go anywhere without my headphones. I love mus and believe it truly is a soundtrack to life. So, I usually don't lose my headphones. What does happen though is that they typically do mess up after a while since I store them in all types of places, fall asleep with them on, etc. 

And so today when I lost my headphones I was…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 15, 2014 at 10:45pm — No Comments

My I Am Poem.

Because April is Poetry Month. I want to share this I AM poem model, I came across it last year, and now I always give it to people to fill out, and make their own. You can be as deep as you want or as funny as you want. You can always change it, ALL up to you! 

I Am Poem

My name is

I am

I come from

Mine is the color of

I am a doctor of(/in)

My love

My passion

I believe 

No matter  _________________, I…

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Added by Nancy Jessenia Gomez on April 15, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

College 101: With Freedom Comes Responsibility

Leaving high school and the environment and people you’re most familiar with can be both exciting and devastating. Leaving high school and moving on the college doesn’t only mean leaving your parents’ supervision, it means taking on responsibilities that you may not have ever thought about when you thought of leaving to college. 

More than likely, to all those getting ready to leave to college this coming fall, have thought about how you’ll have so much more…

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Added by Nina Bonita Santillan on April 13, 2014 at 9:26pm — 1 Comment

How do YOU keep organized?

Hi Latinitas!

Even though I find myself constantly attached to my planner, I find myself forgetting certain things I had planned from time to time. For example, it might forget to write an assignment down and then I find myself extremely angry since I know I am usually really good at organizing stuff but just had one assignment slip my mind.

Therefore, what are other ways you keep organized?

Here are some of the things I have heard my friends do instead of/ in addition…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 13, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Big Time Rush

Hi Latinitas,

Did any of ya'll watch the show, Big Time Rush when it on Nick?

Big Time Rush starred Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Peña, Logan Henderson, and James Maslow as a band of four friends who moved from Minnesota to LA in hopes of perusing a music career. It used…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My Ring Day!

When I first arrived to Texas A&M University, my freshman year, the day I would receive my Aggie ring seemed so unreal. It felt so far away and now, three years later, I have finally earned it after so many years of hard work. My family came to celebrate my accomplishments with me. Even though this isn’t exactly my graduation day, I still feel so accomplished and that after all the tears, all-nighters, and foreign professors who barely know how to speak English, it has finally paid…

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Added by Nina Bonita Santillan on April 12, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Sophia's Business Plan

WHAT: Fashion Forward

WHO: For the poor people 

WHERE: Downtown Austin 

WHEN: Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00am to 12:00 pm

Added by Blazier Elementary on April 11, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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