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UNITED AS ONE!

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…

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Added by itzel barraza on December 5, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

STEM Chica: Science is for Girls!!

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…

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Added by Lucero Limas on December 2, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments

The Importance of... Game

   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…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on November 29, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments

The 2016 Election

  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…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on November 29, 2016 at 5:09pm — No Comments

What are you Thankful for?

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…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

#ChicaPoderosa

Nuestras Latinitas dieron mensajes positivos durante la Feria de la Familia de Telemundo!!…

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Added by itzel barraza on November 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lets Be Thankful For What We Have

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Added by itzel barraza on November 18, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

Girl Power

LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF 

In last week's after school clubs, we covered girl power. We did a…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Girl Power Week!

Hey Guys!!

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.…

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Added by Lucero Limas on November 14, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Latinitas on Day of the Dead

Hello everyone!!!

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…

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Added by Lucero Limas on November 14, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Calavera Poem Winner

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…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 8, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Day of the Dead Stones

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…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 3, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Friendship Wreath

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.…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

2. #TBT: Growing up, how did your culture/language influence your identity (Latina, Chicana, Hispanic, etc.)?

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…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on October 25, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

My First Blog Post

Hi Everyone!

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…

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Added by Lucero Limas on October 24, 2016 at 9:11pm — No Comments

#7-Traditions

As a child, nothing fascinated me more as seeing these individuals…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 21, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

#6- My biggest cultural struggle?

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Added by itzel barraza on October 21, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

#1- Spotlight Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez emerged as a rising star mostly due to her infamous role as Jane Villanueva in the CW comedy series Jane the Virgin. Earning her  first Golden Globe win for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015. Her inspiring acceptance speech won the hearts of many watching that…

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Added by Briana on October 20, 2016 at 3:41pm — No Comments

#5- Future Hopes?

In…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 19, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

#4 - Break that Stereotype!

That Mexicans are lazy!…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 18, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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