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How does it feel to graduate from college!!

Hi girls, this is Eunice Sanchez I am an intern in marketing with Latinitas. I have graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) this past December.  My major is on Marketing, I choose this degree because I think is really interesting the way you can communicate different messages depending on who are you talking to. Well, graduating from college feels great, amazing, and fantastic. Its like everything you have worked so hard, finally pays off. Everything all the nights you had…


Added by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on January 26, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Latinitas Speak Out Against Media

Dear Magazine Editor;

I think you should stop because people may not feel good about themselves. They may think they are not pretty enough to be without makeup or photoshop. They may be sad to see themselves look different from what they naturally look like. We honestly believe that they should stop photoshop because they should be able to be themselves. Honestly if girls are going to be photoshoped I think boys should be too. ~Celeste and Desiree




Added by Latinitas Intern on January 26, 2015 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Combating the Cycle of Cyberbullying- Kristina Kenney

Many times a child being bullied is like a duck floating along a pond as predators swim below. They struggle to appear calm and unruffled on the surface, but below where no one can see they are paddling like mad, consumed with fear.


Bullying is not as rare an occurrence in the contemporary world as it was 20 or 30 years ago. The growing diversity among schoolchildren today as well as the emergence of new digital social venues are two large examples of why this is true. The…


Added by Latinitas Intern on January 26, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments

Be YOUnique

   Every girl is made differently! Nobody is perfect, embrace your flaws, they are what makes you beautiful. Every girl has bad days where we don't feel too good about ourselves but the important thing to remember is who we are and to stay true to ourselves. You are beautiful. You are smart. Avoid the negativity and rise above it. A beautiful personality is more attractive than anything you can buy at the store! - Kristin

Don't listen to the bad things other people tell you. You tell…


Added by Latinitas Intern on January 24, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Great Opportunity! EdX and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Middle School Scholarship Challenge

Press Release: EdX and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Middle School Scholarship Challenge 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and edX today announced a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Every eligible seventh grade student who successfully…


Added by Jasmine Villa on January 14, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Guest Blog: Mexican American Studies Program Goes to Court


Guest Blog by Cemelli de Atzlan 

On Monday, January 12, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit regarding the elimination of Mexican American Studies in Arizona’s Tuscon Unified School District.  The plaintiffs, including Tuscon teachers and students state that the elimination of Mexican American Studies in public…


Added by Latinitas Intern on January 10, 2015 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Take Care of Texas Art Contest


Added by Latinitas Intern on January 8, 2015 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Seeking Writers for Latinitas Magazine

Apply today: …


Added by Jasmine Villa on January 7, 2015 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Transfer International

I think the title sums it all up.

I was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico a border city right next to El Paso, Texas so it was easy to decide where to go to college, I just apply to UTEP and I've been there for a year a half but for a while now I've thinking on transferring and of course the idea sounds great, being in a bigger city, in a college I like better, living by myself or with friends but now that I've been accepted I'm thinking of how scary it actually is because I…


Added by Kenia Guerrero on December 21, 2014 at 11:21am — 2 Comments

On the Road

I've never been on a road trip in my life. It's always seemed a little scary to me, considering I can barely keep calm and still in a car ride of just two or three hours. 

But, this year, when approaching the holidays, I was invited to go on a small road trip, just 12 or so hours, to a different state to go skiing, yet another thing I've never done in my life.

And while I've never tried either of things and am, admittedly, a bit afraid of both, I'm excited more than anything…


Added by Elena Barrera-Waters on December 18, 2014 at 11:15pm — 1 Comment

Tis' The Season... To Start Fresh

Hi all! 

Hope you are all enjoying this winter break! 

I recently came across this article and I thought I'd share it here since I haven't written anything in here in a long time! 

This article, entitled "10 Toxic people You Shouldn't Bring with You in the New Year", talks about how we get…


Added by Diana Abou-Saleh on December 17, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

How I celebrate Christmas Holiday

This year for Christmas I am going out of town with my family to go visit my grandma , my aunts and uncles from my mom's side of the family in Chihuahua , Mexico The way we celebrate Christmas is in our very own unique way were we usually  get together at my grandma's house and we wait and make sure all our family is together. Once we are all together we gather and have a good time and  just talk and prepare the food for dinner, what we usually eat during Christmas is tamales, menudo and my…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on December 17, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Season of Giving

During this season of giving, Latinitas club members wrote about how they spread the spirit of giving and help their community.

I care about the environment! I help the community by collecting cans. I recycle it and earn lots of money. If I earn just enough money I give it to people in need. At my old school, I entered a program and I would pick up trash and make things out of it. One time, I…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 17, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Holiday Celebrations

Latinitas share how they celebrate the holiday season....

We celebrate Christmas with my family. We eat tamales and menudo at night. The first thing in the morning, we open the presents. I celebrate Christmas with my mom, my dad, my sister, my tias and my grandma. I will go to Juarez, Mexico this year. I celebrate this holiday on December 24 and 25. I think this holiday is special because you…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Time for Change (New Years Redolution)

Ever forget imortant events or things that you're supposed to remember? Well it always happens to me. I seem to think that my brain will remember every single thing. But the truth is it doesn't . Taking the time to actually write down events or tasks down in a planner seems to be too much work at times. But as technology moves forward it's also time to use my phone as a planner. It's time for a change, not to be that forgetful friend! I'll change to be more oraganized and complete tasks on… Continue

Added by Ariana Ortega on December 17, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Women We Admire

Sonia Soto Mayor- A woman that I admire I Sonia Soto Mayor. She is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. She I only the 3rd female Supreme Court Justice. She came from humble upbringing , but she set high goals for herself. She attended Yale and Princeton, she is proud of her heritage and coined the term " Wise Latina". - Alicia

Selena Gomez- I think Selena Gomez seems more like girl power because she is a very beautiful role model, and singer. Selena Gomez is very kind and…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 15, 2014 at 4:15pm — No Comments

My Future Career

Girls were asked to write about the career they picked and why they decided on that career:

-I picked forensic scientist as my career because I love science. I like the idea of being able to investigate and solve crimes using science. I think this career is very interesting and exciting. –Leslie B.

-I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to help people who are sick by helping them in the hospital and when they are in danger. -Arlene L.

-I want to…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 15, 2014 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Proud Latinas

We asked some Latinitas what they like most about being Latina and here is what they said:

What does your culture mean to you?

It means Pride in everything we do. Our culture means self expression, satisfaction, and hardwork. It means to honor our family with all our effort. –Leslie B.

It means the freedom to express myself in any way. – Claudia B.

What is your favorite family tradition?

Getting together for…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 15, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

what I am doing for winter brake

What I am doing for winter brake is going to Houston to see my cousins. A for christmas I am going to see my nana. I can't till winter break.



Added by Blazier Bluejays 2014-2015 on December 13, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Recovered, but Back to Square One





She wants to know what happened when that man entered

He carried a large belt in one hand as the other was red…


Added by April C. Davila on December 12, 2014 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

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