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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 — No Comments

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

TaNia's Business

WHAT: TaNia Nails

WHEN:10:OOAM_8:15PM

WHERE:AUSTIN, TEXAS

WHO: WOMAN,KIDS

Added by Blazier Elementary on April 11, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Terry's Business Plan

who: I will be serving the public to all that want my service

what: My business is a finding business. I find people that other people want to find.

when: I am available from 2:45p.m to 10:00p.m…

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Added by Blazier Elementary on April 11, 2014 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Communicating in a team

Have you ever had to work in a team? Have you ever had issues come up while working in a team?

If you answered yes to any of these questions,don't feel bad. It's OK. Sometimes issues will arise from working in a team and it does not mean anything bad. It just means that you need to make sure you understand how to communicate effectively in a team and use this skill to raise your concerns to your other team members.

Are you shy like me? If so, I understand this might seem like…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 11, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Alanon/Alateen: A Life Changer

Growing up, we learn who or what an alcoholic is.  We see the image of the alcoholic on TV and in film.  Sometimes they are glamorized in comedies or in reality shows.  They are mostly portrayed by men, but an alcoholic can be any gender, young, old, your mom, your dad, your grandparent, your brother.  These are lovable people. They are just sick and suffering.  What we don't learn about is the other side of this disease. We don't learn about the Al-Anon. The Al-Anon (for adults) and…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on April 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Easter Snack

So Easter is coming up and I found a cute snack! These bites are really easy to make, taste good (in my opinion), and look elegantly simple. They look pretty enough for a party and are easy enough to make for a quick snack.

These are crackers topped with strawberry yogurt and halved strawberry slices, but…

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Added by Vanessa Aguirre on April 10, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

My First Car Accident

I woke up early this morning to get involved in some volunteer service. I was so proud of myself for actually waking up early on my day off from school to dedicate my time to others in need. I was in a car group with some friends when we collided with another car at a highway intersection. 

It was my first experience being in a car accident. All I remember is seeing the car come at a 90 degree angle right next to us, and I’ve never felt more helpless. The…

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Added by Nina Bonita Santillan on April 9, 2014 at 5:21pm — 3 Comments

Dealing with a Motherly Loss

On Sunday, I went out with a friend to eat dinner, we were laughing, sharing stories, and having a good time. While we were trading stories, I found out that her mother had passed away. She told me like nothing had happened. She didn't give it much importance, but the way I saw it was that I couldn't even imagine going through that, I am so happy and blessed to still have my mother with me. I couldn't think of what I would do if she weren't.…

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Added by Polet Espinoza on April 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

My Motivating Talks to Myself

Every now and then I get those little motivating rages. For example, one day I'm thinking "Tomorrow morning, I'm going to wake up early, make myself breakfast, go exercise, get my laundry done, and read ahead for the next class". Then when I actually go to sleep and wake up the next morning I'm more like this "5 more minutes!" Recently, like 5 minutes ago, I had another one of those motivational moments I hope to keep, and it goes a little like…

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Added by Polet Espinoza on April 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Glasses

Do you wear glasses? Contact lenses? Both?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then you might have felt like I feel right now at least once - insecure.

You see, I used to wear glasses for about three years until I begged my parents to let me get contact lenses. Once I did, I felt extremely confident. So it was a good thing. But those few times when I did have to start wearing my glasses again, all my insecurities would start coming again. So ... how can someone feel…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on April 7, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

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