I never use to get so stressed out until I came to college. The balancing act of school and a social life is possibly one of the most difficult things to do. When things start piling up on me, from multiple tests and papers due all in the same week, my reflex is to hide under my blanket until it's all over. Not the best way to handle stressful situations, so I've learned to do other things instead.
When I am studying during tests and I get overwhelmed and feel like I can't do it, I…Continue
Added by Selina Bonilla on October 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Everyone has bad days where it feels like your stress level has hit a new high where it makes you feel a new low. The bright side is that you'll always bounce back, stronger and more prepared.
School, work, family, friends, etc. are all essential parts of our lives that sometimes make us stress out. The best thing to remember when you feel like you're on a short fuse is to breathe. It's as simple as it sounds. Be surrounded by calming sounds or a quiet area, close your eyes,…Continue
Before I can start sharing about this year's national music festival: Austin City Limits, two weekends of star-studded as well as new music on 5+ stages in sunny Austin, TX, I have to reflect on years' past and the wonderful Latino music acts that have showed through the decade. My first encounter with ACL Fest was my first encounter with Amigos Invisibles, back in 2005. The band that never stops playing brings nodes of disco, techno, Latin "gozada" rhythms - Venezuelan beats that evoke…Continue
Added by Laura Donnelly on October 7, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments
“When you are in college, we won’t be there to make you do your work. As a matter of fact, when you are in college, odds are you will not have a professor that will allow you to make up your work or even turn it in late. It is your responsibility, no one else’s, and you need to start getting into that mindset already!”
I have heard that speech uttered countless times from numerous high school teachers’ lips as they preached to our juvenile minds about the expectations that await us at…Continue
Added by Selina Bonilla on October 6, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments
Sorry for not being able to update my blog here b/c so many things have just happened in only a matter of months!
I will admit though, that they are good things :D…
Added by Sara Eunice Martinez on October 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Latinitas First Code Chica Conference
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by the time girls in middle school now attend college, there will be one million more computer science jobs than computer scientists to fill them. When we look at the number of girls and women pursuing that career path, things look bleak, women of color, worse. Less than…Continue
Added by Erika Martinez on October 3, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments
“Women’s progress is human progress.” –Hillary Clinton
Trending this past month was the word “feminism” and what it means to be “feminist.” We were brought to tears when Emma Watson moved us with her #HeForShe campaign speech at the UN. Clapped out loud when Lena Dunham called out to women to join together instead of being pitted against each other. What is the use of the word “feminism” if we aren’t all standing together for it? Instead we are debating on…Continue
Added by Anna-Alizette on October 2, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Have you heard of Carmelita Torres? She was a part of the Bath Riots of 1917. She has been compared to Rosa Parks because she took a stand against discrimination and inhumanity. In the early 1900's, it was common practice for U.S. health officials to force Mexicans crossing the bridge into the U.S. to bathe, strip naked in front of an inspector and undergo a lice treatment. These toxic and harmful chemicals were used to kill lice and prevent typhus. A 17-year-old Mexican maid crossed the…Continue
Added by Alicia on October 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Books are quite literally my kryptonite. There is nothing I love more than walking down the aisle in a library or bookstore and seeing the hundreds of stories at my fingertips. But as I started growing older and viewing my world in a more critical way, I was able to apply that same perspective to the books I would read. In a society where women are still treated as second-class citizens, no matter how subtly, I was suddenly searching for contradictions…
I’ve never been so immersed in my culture until this semester. On top of being an intern here at Latinitas, I am currently taking a ‘Chicano Educational Struggles’ course and a ‘Minorities in the Media’ course. I’ve learned so much about my roots in this semester than any other semester of school in my life.
How crazy is that? I’m twenty years old and have lived my entire life in South San Antonio, where my community is entirely Hispanic. Approximately over 90% of my friends…Continue
Throughout my life I have been at a constant limbo between my roots (Mexican) and my birthplace (American). Struggling to identify myself was never fun and even more so now that I am attending a university. I grew up speaking Spanglish and when I do so at school I am looked at funny because of it. People either enjoy it or get annoyed by it. Now that I am a 20 year old I now understand what it is to be a latina. I have the best of both worlds: the modern American world mixed with the…Continue
Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 28, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments
Being a Latina means being resilient. It means working hard and not letting bumps in the road, no matter how big or small, stop us from reaching our goals. It means putting our utmost effort to everything we do because people are expecting us to fail and we're going to prove them wrong. It means working twice as hard to make ourselves, our parents, and our families proud. It means ignoring stereotypes that claim we are lazy and being the hard workers that generations of Latinos have proven…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on September 27, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments
My first language was Spanish. Neither of my parents spoke English and basically no one in my life spoke English, so I grew up around Spanish and Spanish only. I didn't start learning English until I was in headstart, a school aimed at children of lower incomes so we won't be behind when 'actual' school starts, and then continued learning when I was enrolled in pre-kinder. By the time I was in kindergarten, I was fluent in both English and Spanish, but I stayed in bilingual classes until…Continue
Do me a favor. Take a second and think about the complexity of language. There are so many languages in this world that I think we sometimes forget that not everyone speaks English. Growing up, I thought English was the one and only language. My grandparents spoke this very strange sounding language to me, which I later learned was called Spanish. English is my first language. I grew up with Spanish speaking parents and grandparents, yet I don’t consider myself a fluent Spanish speaker. I…Continue
I feel like this is a cliche answer, but when I was younger, I was influenced by Selena.
I remember being a little girl and begging and pleading for the Selena cassette so I could play it on my Walkman. It was black and it was my favorite thing in the world. I think before my Selena cassette, the only other cassette I had was one on which I had recorded songs from the radio. Once I got the Selena cassette, I played it over and over and over. Unlike the me of today who needs hundreds…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on September 25, 2014 at 10:38pm — No Comments
I started this blog by looking on Google "Important Latina Women" and I was surprised that the first websites that pop in my screen were this websites talking about the curves of Jennifer Lopez, Shakira's pregnancy and Sofia Vergara's new boyfriend, and as much as I like the work of these 3 women I have to say this wasn't what I was looking for AT ALL.
And I'm a bit disappointed that the Latina image is immediately associated with this hyper sexual or poor background…
Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I think everyone by the age of 20 have had to overcome certain obstacle, for my best friend was the death of her older brother, for other friend was having to move because of financial difficulties and for me was the kidnapping of my brother.
I am from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
I'm pretty sure that if you've seen the news you've heard the name of my city and if you have, it had the word murder or…Continue
Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 25, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments
A perfect gift is the one that wins the heart of your sweetheart. There can be many options for buying a gift for your honey however flowers and teddy bears are the most fancied gifts of all and are loved by women of all age. Every girl would love to have a teddy bear as a gift from her sweetheart. The reason is that teddy bears symbolize warmth, comfort and care and is a loving creature that can be perfect companion on her happy days. This is the reason that it is always advised to buy her…Continue
Added by Anna Rachel on September 24, 2014 at 2:29am — No Comments