I'm sorry for not standing with you. Sorry for getting too comfortable. Sorry for thinking that I had more important issues to attend to. Sorry for separating myself from the political.
This week in particular I found myself feeling down. A lot of changes in my life with new responsibilities. I find myself with water on my neck and this is why I thought I couldn't attend the march, but this is the most important reason for me to go.
I would have found support and…Continue
Added by Veronica Martinez on January 22, 2017 at 5:46pm — No Comments
2016 has been a great and terrible year for me. From finally graduating college with a journalism degree to going through a heartbreak. So many things happened. To make things concise, I'll list out the events in two categories.
Added by Emily on January 9, 2017 at 4:54pm — No Comments
Both “King Corn” and “Food Inc.” are relatively outdated movies- 2007 and 2008 respectively. Things have changed since then, but for the most part, agribusiness and food production have stayed the same. It may be, however, that these documentaries brought awareness of corruption in the food industry, and some of these changes owe it to the documentaries.
Two changes that I have seen in the past eight years are the lowering of high fructose…Continue
Added by Taylor Figueroa on December 23, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments
This is a good activity to try when you're feeling self-conscious. I did it for a scholarship competition, but it can easily be done whenever you want. What you do is write your name, and come up with traits that you have and like about yourself. You don't have to explain them like I did, so long as you know why you like the chosen traits. Here is my example:
Tomboy- a girl that doesn't fall into gender…Continue
Added by Taylor Figueroa on December 23, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments
This past Saturday, our Latinitas team was present at the United as One event at Bowie High School.
We had tons of fun interacting with kids and playing STEM games.
The event was geared towards children…Continue
Added by itzel barraza on December 5, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A few weeks back we had the STEM Chica Workshop where we had a college panel of UTEP student majoring in computer science, engineering, and biology. I got to be one of the students in the panel. We were asked to share out experiences about classes, organizations, finals week, and college like over all. One of the questions we were asked was "what advice would you given to an upcoming college student?" I had the opportunity to answer this question, My advice to any upcoming college…Continue
Added by Lucero Limas on December 2, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments
I want to start writing about the importance of things; mainly the importance of specific species of animals. Plants and natural resources are great too, but other topics can be considered. There are too many choices if I just take some off the top of my head, so I am asking for any suggestions. If you find yourself questioning, “why are sting rays important?” for example, you can leave that comment on my blog or page, and hopefully I’ll be able to answer it. This could…Continue
Added by Taylor Figueroa on November 29, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments
Lately, people have been afraid of the 2016 Election’s results. I admit that it has been annoying to hear so many people complain, and I feel bad for complaining further.
The best thing to do would have to be, rather than complain, accept and respect the upcoming President, and influence him. We can let him see things our way. However, complaining just annoys people, and wouldn’t be effective in helping him see alternative points of view. A…Continue
Added by Taylor Figueroa on November 29, 2016 at 5:09pm — No Comments
With thanksgiving coming up, the girls in the after school clubs were taught the importance of being thankful and appreciating the things and the people that make an impact in their life. The girls created a "thankful tree" where they used paper bags to create the…Continue
Added by Stephanie Puente on November 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Nuestras Latinitas dieron mensajes positivos durante la Feria de la Familia de Telemundo!!…Continue
Added by itzel barraza on November 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF
In last week's after school clubs, we covered girl power. We did a…Continue
Added by Stephanie Puente on November 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Last week the girls learned about Girl Power within the Latina community. The girls were taught that they can do anything they set their minds to. The girls were asked to write a letter to their future self and date the letter to be open exactly one year from the day they wrote it. The girls were encouraged to decorate their envelopes to make them more personal. In this same lesson the girls were asked to make a superhero logo of their own and stand in a superhero pose.…Continue
Added by Lucero Limas on November 14, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I have been offline for a while but I have been keeping mental notes as to what I wanted to blog about my club. The week of Halloween my club met on the day of Halloween. For this lesson the girl learn about the importance of The Day of the Dead. As Hispanics we celebrate a day where we celebrate life for those who are no longer with us. Personally, this is my favorite Mexican Celebration. One of the activities the girls were asked to do was to make a sugar…Continue
Added by Lucero Limas on November 14, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Day of the Dead started as a way to celebrate and embrace the dead.
Calavera poems are short poems recited on Day of the Dead that take a humorous approach on the holiday. It is an imaginary obituary in which someone or something still living or deceased is poked fun at. They describe qualities or funny stories we remember about the deceased and those still alive.
Our after school club members participated in a poem competition, where they competed their poems…Continue
Added by Stephanie Puente on November 8, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments
In honor of Dia de los Muertos on November 2nd, the girls were able to paint stones as if it was a sugar skull, seen on altars on the day of the dead. A big part of the Mexican tradition is to honor our relatives…Continue
Added by Stephanie Puente on November 3, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments
Starting our after school clubs, the girls had the chance to get to know one another. The start to all friendships in the clubs begin with setting the right atmosphere by having rules.…Continue
Added by Stephanie Puente on November 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
I was born in the United States, but my parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents were born in different parts of Mexico. My dad and grandma only speak Spanish, which made it very difficult for me to communicate with them because I was accustomed to the English language. As I got older, I took Spanish classes and was becoming fluent in the language. I was very afraid to speak Spanish because we live in El Paso where the majority of people speak Spanish and judge you for not…Continue
Added by Stephanie Puente on October 25, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments
My name is Lucero Limas and I just joined the Latinitas family about a month ago. I have been apart of a workshop and have an after-school club. In this short time that I've had with the organization, I have become more humbled. Before I get into my month experience, I would like to just share a little about myself.
I'm a dual major student in Biology and Psychology at The University of Texas at El Paso, and I aspire to be an Army Trauma Doctor. I'm…Continue
Added by Lucero Limas on October 24, 2016 at 9:11pm — No Comments
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