There is a saying that says, " You can count your friends with one hand," this saying is certainly true. Although, many people have the ability of making new friends every day, some of those friends are not very reliable. To be able to recognize a true friend by not only how close you are, but how reliable she or he can be. Real friends will always help you with everything you need, and you automatically know if they will be there when you need them the most. A true friend will be completely…Continue
Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on December 11, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments
This past Saturday Latinitas El Paso held it's annual Aim High event at the El Paso Downtown Library. The event is meant for young girls from middle school through high school to learn about the different career options they have to explore. We encouraged the girls to attend college and pursue something that they truly love doing. We had multiple guest speakers sharing their experience with the girls while helping them to learn that no matter what obstacles get thrown your way you can…Continue
Added by Alexandra Castillo on December 9, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments
I have been thinking lately about how the manners of young boys have changed over the past years. Men used to stand up when a woman will get up, take their hats off to greet any person, even most of them would not dare to insult a woman. Now days men still open the door for you, but it is very rare to a men to open the door of a car for you; when are you going to enter and when you are going to get out of the car; some of them even move the chair in a way for you to properly sit. How these…Continue
*cues dramatic scary music*
There isn't much time left in this semester which is both exciting but stressful at the same time. On one hand we will have finished another semester but on the other next week starts finals week! (for me at least) Time for staying up late reviewing, late night village inn for the continuous coffee needed for the endless hours of studying. Which ever way you chose to prepare for finals one thing is certain, you are not alone in feeling this…Continue
Added by Alexandra Castillo on December 4, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments
The Saturday before thanksgiving week Latinitas had a Zumba workout. I really enjoy Zumba it is a workout that does not feel like a workout because you are having too much fun dancing. I feel that is the best workout for me personally and obviously for many people because it would not be so well known if others did not feel the same way. The interns and the volunteers enjoyed the workout we felt the burn in our legs. Right after Zumba we got into talking about all the different ways we can…Continue
Added by Bianca Castrejon on December 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I was gone, but now I am found.
I've been away ladies and I hope to be back in no time. For now, the library seems like the perfect place to reside during hrs. of unemployment (but actively persuing) and going hungry.
I talked to several young Latinas about their loved ones who happen to be in the military, but have no idea how to get their emotions on tract regarding the entire situation.
So here goes, I painted a picture for the start of this because…Continue
Added by April C. Davila on December 3, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments
I mean it seems like we just finished celebrating Thanksgiving, oh wait we just did! But now it seems like the countdown to Christmas starts immediately after having your Thanksgiving meal! Can we just have a small break to recover from the serious turkey overdose? Every year it seems like this push for Christmas starts earlier and earlier. For instance I was at the store a few days before Thanksgiving (dangerous I know) and I already saw the employees setting up the Christmas displays.…Continue
Added by Alexandra Castillo on December 2, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments
For a future Mr. and Mrs., organizing a wedding usually requires months of planning, thousands of dollars and stress. Aside from details like the venue, the flowers, the officiant and the bridal party, they must confront other details--like appropriate attire for their guests. As a wedding guest, a little preparation and consideration of traditional attire etiquette can go a long way and prevent creating more stress for the bride.
To gauge what style of attire you…
Added by lucy smith on December 2, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
As the holidays approach, we are bombarded with ads about all the new and wonderful things we can buy. Marketers know how to appeal to our senses. We live in a society where we are taught that exchanging money for goods feels really, really great. Have you noticed how stores play cool music, use cute bags and packaging, and place unnecessary items right in your line of vision or at check out to make you consider buying what you were not intending? Did you really need that extra…Continue
**Warning: Spoilers ahead!**
“Katniss is the hero, but she’s not very heroic.”
I stared at the sentence, squinting my eyes judgmentally. Immediately, I had counterarguments at the ready, mentally listing moments of heroism and bravery and self-sacrifice that our girl, Katniss, had done thus far in her (movie) journey. I skimmed briefly over the other words in the…Continue
Added by Diana Payne on November 30, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
What am I thankful for.....that is a vary difficult question."Why?," you ask. Because when you open your eyes (may they be blue brown, green or hazel) everything is beautiful even the little things have easily earned a thank you of some sort and sometimes never get one. For instance, the garbage truck man who hauls him self out of the warm covers into a scratchy suit that smells of coke and rotten bread at the crack of dawn. He climbs into a rumbling truck that while…Continue
Added by Surya Garcia-Crow on November 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As a Latina I know we are a proud race, we always have been. That being said, our outlook on life has changed since our abuelos were our age. I would first like to point out that we have not always been as free as we are now, obviously. There was a dark period in history that allowed people to be as discriminating as they wanted and sadly the dark period still hasn't fully passed yet. Granted there are more opportunities for us now than in the 1950’s and 60’s. Which leads me to my next…Continue
It's Thanksgiving week and I'm super excited for all of the wonderful movies that I've seen and been looking forward to seeing for months (or weeks).
First off, the Hunger Games: Catching Fire (don't worry, no spoilers here). To be honest, at first, I hadn't wanted to go see the movie. I didn't like the second and third book all that much, so I didn't plan on watching anything more than the first. Last week, however, my friends decided that it would be great if we all went to…Continue
Added by Michelle Contreras on November 24, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments
Last week I attended a journalism convention with my school publication in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, we all attended numerous sessions that would help us as young journalists. The sessions emphasized on how to conduct better interviews and write better stories. Capturing your audience's attention and maintaining it all has to do with the tone of your article.…Continue
Added by Isabel Meza on November 23, 2013 at 8:51pm — No Comments
This past Tuesday I got the opportunity to watch the advanced screening of the Hunger Games Catching fire and let me tell you it was the BOMB! I'm not a big reader so when I heard about the books I didn't even bother to check them out. Then, after hearing all sorts of comments about the books and with the release of the first movie I decided to go watch it.I loved the first movie because of Katniss.I love the fact that she sacrifices herself for her sister.She volunteers as a tribute for the…Continue
During the Be Unique Workshop the Latinitas girls wrote about a strong role model in their life that they think rocks! Here are some of their responses.
My role model would be my sister because since she was 14 years old she was already working and finished high school and college and she worked when she was in school and now she is working because she studied her career.
Zendaya because she tells everyone to follow their dreams and life has…Continue
Added by Alexis Bobadilla on November 22, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments
Since I moved to the U.S, I realized that today's parents doesn't seem to care if their kid wants a tattoo or not. At first I thought it had something to do with the U.S culture. Now days, people want to get a tattoo because it simply looks cool, when back at my original country, if you had a tattoo, it meant that you are some kind of criminal. Not only getting a tattoo can be a cultural thing, but it is also trending in our generation. Just recently, we have seen many people, among them…Continue
Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on November 22, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments
It's time to bust out the coats and start the massive layering for winter! Personally this is my favorite time for fashion because you can layer up and be comfy. For all of you out there who love sweaters, cardigans, coats, jackets, and hoodies this post is for you. I'm going to post some of my personal favorites from H&M this winter.
Cowl Neck Sweater
This past Monday Latinitas hosted a self image boosting workshop for girls in the El Paso community. I had the chance to help out and see the girls experience all the fun and creative activities that helped them think about all the things they love about themselves and how beautiful each of them are. I feel that the girls learned a lot about how society sees and treats woman but that there are many other strong woman out there who are fighting against these odds. That we as woman cannot rely…Continue
Added by Alexis Bobadilla on November 22, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments
I thought that the girls responded in a positive manner to the documentary and all the activities we did, the essay and painting activities were a good outlet for the girls to be creative in different way. In my opinion self esteem is something that comes from within a strength that gives you confidence to feel good even if you don't think you fit in society's standards. Beauty is a feeling and is a personality trait that you can develop yourself by thinking positive about yourself and…Continue
Added by mara on November 20, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments