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Maria Mercedes Coroy: Actress of Ixcanul and Activist for Indigenous Rights

Last year, director Jayro Bustamante’s film Ixcanul premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. Critics and audiences alike praised the film’s incredible story about a young, Mayan girl from Guatemala. The film focuses on the main character, Maria, as she comes of age in a society that perpetuates sexism and racism against Mayan women.  

The lead of the film is played by María Mercedes Coroy, an extraordinary actor and activist…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Big Oppurtunity

HI all of you guess what have you heard of the Latinitas in film Festival? I was a moderater i met all 4 panelists Co owner of trouble maker studios Elizabeth Avellan, then Sharon Arteaga making a movie called Plane pretend, Chelsea Hernadnez a documentrey filmaker making building a american dream and Sandy Avila starred in Lying game and American crime. Then i asked them questions after we did trivia and Games. It was a big oppurtuniy thank youuuuuuu.

Added by Emily Alpuche on September 21, 2016 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Scholarships for Latinas

As Senior year comes around so does the search of scholarships in order to go to college. There many scholarships out there to make it easier for us to go to college though there are some of which are specifically for Latina women. Some of these scholarships include:

  • Lubbock hispanic association of women
  • Sallie Mae first in my family scholarship program
  • Congressional hispanic Caucus,institute, inc
  • Adelante fund scholarship
  • McDonald's…
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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 16, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Melissa Villaseñor: First Latina SNL Cast Member

After being on the air for 41 years, Saturday Night Live (SNL) has hired its first Latina cast member, Melissa Villaseñor.

 

Melissa is originally from Whittier, CA and has been in the comedy business for a while. In an interview with the Daily Dot, Melissa spoke about discovering her love of impressions when she was 15 years old. After performing in a high school talent show, Melissa…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 14, 2016 at 11:26am — No Comments

Texan Beauty

Texan Beauty



A view of the Chisos Mountains in big Bend National Park.

Sometimes it's hard to see the beauty in your homeland.

When people think of wild animals, it's common to think of tigers, elephants, monkeys, and lions- rarely does anybody imagine the animals native to their state. Here in Texas, we might not have biodiverse tropical rainforests, but there is a level of beauty. Nature's beauty in Texas best…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on September 13, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

Looking for a Scholarship! We got you cover!

 

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As this school year begins it is also that time when highs school students that are graduating and who are looking into going to college start to look for scholarship opportunities but not many know there are many scholarships that are given to Hispanics/ Latinos. There are also some scholarships that the El Paso Community Foundation offers to students that they apply through there High Schools. Below are some links were you can find some…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 12, 2016 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Racist Crops

Ambition itself isn’t a harmful ideal.

However, when ambition turns to greed, Earth’s natural balance is disturbed, and conflicts arise. Monoculture has existed as long as agriculture all over the world. As crop production sciences have improved in the past century, the environmental impact of monoculture has been most prevalent since the 1930s to 1960s. However, some of the worst instances of the social impacts of monoculture formed in America…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on September 12, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Balance

I am a person who has a routine set for everything I do during the week, Monday through Friday is carefully planned out, from when I have meetings, to when I set aside time for homework and reading, to how many minutes I get to spend watching Netflix.  Sunday is usually the day I get to spend reading for classes, and doing my homework for Creative Writing for the whole week.

This schedule was interrupted because of my impromptu road trip to Austin this weekend to support my school,…

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Added by Celeste Acevedo on September 12, 2016 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Te vamos a extrañar Juanga!

Sad news about this month is we have said goodbye to one of the most outstanding singers of Mexico chicas. Juan Gabriel represents not only Mexican culture but Latin American culture. His songs and trajectory as a Mexican artist have made him Hijo Prodigo de Ciudad Juarez.





This tragic event happened few hours before Juanga was appointed to perform at the Don Haskins Center. There were families who heard about the rumor and didn't believe it until concert was cancelled and… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on September 9, 2016 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Financial Aid and Scholarships for College

Hola chicas!

For many seniors in high school, the college application process has already started. And from experience, I know it can be a bit overwhelming.

Thus, I have decided to write a post today dedicated to the financial aid and scholarship application…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 7, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

“Her accent is a stubborn compass/ Always pointing her towards home”

Growing up, I was always nervous of speaking in class because I was afraid someone would make fun of my accent. I would avoid eye contact whenever a teacher would be looking for someone to read the next passage. Of course, this only led to the teacher calling on me to read. I never quite understood why teachers did this. I suppose it’s because they think it will help shy students speak more in class. Well, let me tell you,…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 6, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Que Viva La Reina del Tex-Mex

On Tuesday, 300 fans gathered in front of Los Angeles’ Madame Tussaud for the unveiling of Selena Quintanilla’s wax figure. People from all over the country flew in to see the beloved Tejana artist. Not surprisingly, being that Selena was from Corpus Cristi, many of the guests in attendance were from Texas. Additionally, many of the fans in attendance spoke about how Selena’s wax figure also paid tribute to the incredible contributions Selena made to…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Latinas Blogging

Blogging is a wonderful way to share your story, your experiences, and your opinions. While some may say that blogging promotes self-centeredness, I would argue that in many cases blogging does quite the opposite.

Yes, in a blog you are sharing your perspective but that doesn’t mean that your sentiments are…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 2, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Make this summer the best

During our summer camps the girls had the opportunity to give some suggestions on how to make this summer a great one 

Jayden:" I would suggest to go to the beach i have heard that they give surfing classes for free"

Unknown: " My suggestion are to go swimming, play xbox, go with your dogs to the park, travel and go to the mall"

Karen: " Yo lo que aria si estoy aburrida es ir a caminar y dibujar"

Adriana: " To make summer a best one…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 2, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

How latinitas inspired me

During our summer camps the girls wrote down ways continue to inspired them and help them lead the way: 

Paulina; " I got inspired by learning that in order to be a good leader i also have to think about myself and that only i can make my dreams happen"

Karla: " How to control my stress and some tips on stress situations" 

           " They helped me lead by showing me the meaning of leadership and how to show leadership to others"

Fernanda: "I was…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 2, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments

A Brief Guide for Buying and Wearing Suits

A fine suit can make a man look good and feel confident. Unless you require a specially-tailored suit, you can easily find store-bought suits that will really make an impression. Of course, buying the suit and wearing it right are not easy to pull off if you are not an expert. This brief guide should give you a starting point.…

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Added by Sarah James on August 31, 2016 at 10:31pm — No Comments

#NoMakeup

Last night, the internet was buzzing with videos and images from MTV’s “Video Music Awards”. The evening was filled with incredible fashion and beautiful acceptance speeches. Also, I want to congratulate Rihanna on being the youngest recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard award! Her talent, success, and passion are incredible!  

However,…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on August 29, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Feeling Beautiful

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, but most importantly, beauty comes from within.  There are various ways that women and young ladies like to assess their beauty.  I am here to tell you that the way you choose to express yourself makes you beautiful.  Beauty is unique, and there are many different ways to feel beautiful.  More than that, I am here to tell you to not let anyone shame your beauty for wearing a certain type of clothes, makeup, or no makeup.

Often times, girls are…

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Added by Celeste Acevedo on August 29, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

Music Review

 During the camps the girls were given the task to review the songs that they like the most and what is it about the song the they like. 

Desiree

" All of me by John Legend, i like this song because it is the best song in the world and it means love. It made me feel awesome because it tells girls that they are…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 29, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

Internet Safety Tips

In todays world, almost anyone can access the web and reach tons of different information about anything. Knowing the responsibilities and dangers that exists with this, our Latinitas learned a few internet safety tips during our two weeks of Tech Camp this summer at the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso. Our Latinitas got a great lesson from our interns and volunteer and then got to give advice on their own on how to behave,…

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Added by itzel barraza on August 29, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

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