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The Voice of One, the Power of All

Guest Blog: National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week 2015 is from May 17-23, and embracing this year’s theme, The Voice of One, the Power of All.

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. Everyone plays an important role in the prevention of behavioral health…


Added by Latinitas Intern on May 21, 2015 at 7:09am — No Comments

How I Deal With Stress

I am no stranger to stress or having the feeling that I have "bitten off more than I can chew." I have to work at least 25 hours a week as well as continue to go to school full time. I like most college students work in an environment where customer service is essential. Working at a bingo hall, I often deal with people that have a gambling addiction and are known to get rowdy even if the best customer service is being offered. When I started working there I used to take rude comments to…


Added by Jackeline on May 18, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Mental Health Development: Get Done with the Stress

       Stress can become a major problem for any teen that has its battles with school activities, clases, exams and homework. Most of the time affects our sleeping habits and even provokes on us an eating disorder, where our diet changes completely and sometimes we even skip some important meals. …


Added by Ariadne Venegas on May 18, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Why My Mom Is Special To Me

 The most influential person in my life is definitely my mother. Growing up she always set an example of independence and what it meant to do things on her own without a husband. I remember seeing her come home from work when I was young and although very tired, she would kick off her heels and join me on the couch to watch movies and catch up on how our day went. She made me believe that everything was possible, a great mother and she had a career. I remember daydreaming of the day that i…


Added by Jackeline on May 18, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Loving my mom

       My mom is special to me because she has been my best friend through my life. She is a strong women and…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on May 18, 2015 at 11:44am — No Comments

Quote of the day


1. Dream Big. 

2. Set Goals.

3. Work Hard.…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on May 18, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

Motivational quotes for a new week!

"We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark…


Added by Alyssa Downey on May 17, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments


Es literalmente la semana más pesada de todas las semanas del semestre. I'm gona die!!!

Gracias a Dios llevo buenas calificaciones pero no se como vaya a terminar para cuando termine esta semana. Deséame suerte porque estoy segura que la necesitare. …


Added by Ariadne Venegas on May 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

DIY projects!

I know it might be finals for some of us, but I have some really great DIY (do it yourself) projects that you can try once you ace those exams to help get into the feeling of summer! Lately, I've been obsessing over Pinterest, and have fallen in love with all of the DIY projects people post. So I expanded my search to Youtube and found some really cost-efficient projects that you and your friends/family can do during the next few summer months. The link I'm…


Added by Alyssa Downey on May 10, 2015 at 8:58pm — No Comments

I am a grown up


Added by April C. Davila on May 8, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Please, don't do things for attention

Just ranting...

Romanticizing mental illnesses, anorexia, abusive relationships, seriously, what is up with that? Suicide is not beautiful, scars are not pretty, mental disorders really aren't that special, in fact, they are more of a hassle to maintain. Being a "weirdo" seems now is a way for the younger crowd to generate some sort of status, "I'm pretty, I think, but I am broken in the inside and therefore everyone should be trying to get to know me and my…


Added by April C. Davila on May 7, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de mayo is known as the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. The battle was in 1862 when a small outnumbered Mexican army defeated the French . It is also celebrated in Mexico , the way Mexicans celebrate it is by having parades, eating Mexican food and stuff like that. I really don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo because it is not an American holiday or I don't know much about it. Many people outside of Mexico confuse it with a celebration of Mexican independence but that one is celebrated…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on May 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My Favorite Teacher in college this semester

For me my favorite teacher in college that I had this semester is my education teacher because she has really been a good example of what a teacher should be. I want to be an elementary teacher, and I have learned many things from her on how we should involve parents in their child's education and why it is important that they keep helping their children with their education. Since the first day I knew that her class was going to be very interesting, well for me because I am learning…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on May 5, 2015 at 1:56pm — No Comments

How to better prepare for finals week

School is almost over and the semester has gone by very quickly and finals are coming up. I know how hard it can be to deal with finals and all the home works cramming up all together because I am a student at the University of Texas at El Paso. For me right know I know that I have all these homework's to complete and final exams before school ends. I am trying my best to do good in an essay that is 12 pages long and complete it and put all my effort and…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on May 5, 2015 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Don't Forget Our Next Event

Added by Ariadne Venegas on May 4, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Poetry Scholarship

The Frost Place’s Conference on Poetry

July 12 – 18, 2015 

For all details see link below.


This scholarship is designed to encourage the Latin@ voice in poetry and the literary arts, both at The Frost Place and in the broader literary community.  It covers tuition, room, and board for the 2015 Conference on Poetry, July 12 – 18, 2015. Deadline for applying is…


Added by Laura Donnelly on May 4, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

Some inspiration :) Let me know if you need the meaning of this poem clarified!


BY William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to…

Added by Alyssa Downey on May 3, 2015 at 8:50pm — No Comments




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Added by Ariadne Venegas on April 30, 2015 at 9:58pm — 1 Comment

A trip to Disneyland with friends!!

A trip to Disneyland with friends!!…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on April 30, 2015 at 9:50pm — No Comments

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