One of the many themes that have become clear in this voyage is that of women and their role in society. To begin, I think it starts in the home. What role does your mom play in your household? A huge one, I bet. I know that without my mom, the strongest pillar of the family unit would crumble. Her role in making income, taking turns preparing meals, cleaning when my lazy siblings don’t, and offering motherly warmth and advice only moms can is priceless. Although the activities that are… Continue
Added by Nashielly Victoria on January 29, 2010 at 4:34pm —
I'm still not over the fact that my nights are now Conan-less ( I loveeeee him) and now I come to find out that ABC has decided that this will be the last season of Ugly Betty!
It was the show for us Latinas. None of those stupid George Lopez antics, Ugly Betty gave America Ferrera to the non-spanish-speaking world!
Ugly Betty provided young Latinas a real role model to look up to. Who will we look to now? And please don't say Eva Longoria, whose character is a pseudo sugar-baby on… Continue
Added by essined on January 27, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I am writing this blog today to create awareness. I just want girls to know the importance of keeping focused and not losing track of what you want in life. You could say I was the typical spoiled brat. I graduated from a catholic school and I was the first person in my family to go to college, so I was even more spoiled! I was a psychology major and on my way to succeed, when I got distracted. My parents never asked anything from me. They gave me a nice car, money, clothes everything I could… Continue
Added by Miriam on January 27, 2010 at 8:44am —
At night it gets rather cold. The rural landscape, away from the warmth of motors, lights, and masses of people, causes lower temperatures when compared to the city. Additionally, the fact that there are no beds and we sleep in hammocks – knit hammocks for ventilation in the summer – makes the situation breezier and cooler. Only a small supply of blankets exists in each household. Whereas we tend to have a closet of extra sheets and blankets at home, here everyone (if that) has one small… Continue
Added by Nashielly Victoria on January 26, 2010 at 6:42pm —
Hola! Does anyone have a garden? In Austin I keep a small plot with some friends at the Alamo Community Garden. Luckily they have been taking care of it; from what I hear, the weather has been a tad cold so the plants required some cover. The weather in Merida has warmed up considerably – though it never got quite cold, at least in my opinion – and I am told that it will remain this way. A pathetically short winter if you ask me though I am not complaining. Returning to the garden topic, I find… Continue
Added by Nashielly Victoria on January 25, 2010 at 6:22pm —
Vote for YSA on Best Buy's Big Give
Best Buy's @15 Big Give competition and virtual philanthropy initiative ends on January 30. That means teens, ages 13-18, only have nine more days to earn points and donate them Youth Service America. As a Lead Agency, grantee, teacher, youth, NSB reader, or someone who just loves YSA, this is a great opportunity to help us make $250,000 that we will use to engage children and youth all over the world in service and service-learning initiatives. To earn… Continue
Added by Alicia on January 25, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Okay so I am having a quinceñeara and I am thrilled but will I be able to get stressed for the whole planning thing?
Cause I already started to get stressed about my quince practice yesterday (Sat, Jan 23) and I was all stressed about if this kid was coming or not... so yeah but I'm still excited for all this planning and doing practices:)
So a question who had a quince, or just know advice. Should I be stressed??
Well to give a sneak peek here is my quince… Continue
Added by Itzel Escobar on January 24, 2010 at 5:30pm —
What could possibly make a teenage girl get pregnant on purpose? The Pregnancy Pact
, which aired last night on Lifetime, addressed this question, and more.
The film surrounds real news reports from June 2008 stating several high school students in Gloucester, Massachusetts all agreed to get pregnant, raise their babies together, and have everything they’ve ever dreamed of. It should be noted that this pact has never been confirmed by any of the real life teens, and the film… Continue
Added by Lizette Espinosa on January 24, 2010 at 10:13am —
Hello ladies! Pardon my delay, I have been in the ejido in these past weeks and there is no internet, not even a cell phone signal. This seeming lack of technology is more than made up for with the amount of roaming pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, and chickens. The ejido has been graciously open with me. At 5’4 I am actually tall compared to everyone else, so that – along with my lighter skin, nose ring, and ‘western’ clothes – make me stand out a tad. Despite this, people were very welcoming… Continue
Added by Nashielly Victoria on January 23, 2010 at 12:46pm —
You might remember in the summer of 2008 some media reports about a group of high school girls who all got pregnant. Well, unfortunately that seems to happen often. What made this situation different was the fact that the pregnant teens were accused of entering into a pact where they all agreed to get pregnant. Did they actually get pregnant on purpose?
Here's a short description of the film:
Inspired by a true story, the film explores the costs of teen pregnancy with a… Continue
Added by Lizette Espinosa on January 22, 2010 at 5:02pm —
The recent and sudden end to imeem still has me shocked. The online music service had the largest variety of songs (from mainstream/non-mainstream artists) that I've ever seen. Pandora--no match for imeem. On imeem, users could search songs by artist or song name and could find related songs (a great tool for discovering musicians/songs and expanding your music tastes). Playlists and favorites were other helpful features. Users could also explore… Continue
Added by Smez on January 21, 2010 at 10:00am —
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Seeks
Applicants for 2010 Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships
New Secondary and Higher Education Graduate Fellowships to Launch in 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s premier Hispanic educational and youth leadership development organization, is recruiting Hispanic students — college-bound, undergraduate and graduate — for its leadership development programs that… Continue
Added by Latinitas Teen Reporter on January 20, 2010 at 1:01pm —
Believe it or not, a lot of planning goes into a huge party like a Quinceanera - it’s a complicated process and if you aren’t prepared you can easily get overwhelmed.
Sandy Hines of Jersey Street Furniture Rental of Clifton, NJ, an event décor production company, says “It’s important to clearly define your goals to make your Quinceanera Spectacular.”
Sandy gives the following tips to plan a great party, while still staying sane and keeping on budget.
-Set an event… Continue
Added by Latinitas Teen Reporter on January 20, 2010 at 12:56pm —
The violence in Cuidad Juarez seems to be getting worst and worst each year. Over the Christmas break I had my cousin Silvia come and stay with me. She is 21 and is a student at the UPN (Universidad Pedagogica Nacional). She wants to be a special ed teacher and is in her second year. I talked to her about how the violence in Juarez is affecting her and she told me that it is very scary. Her boyfriend, who has been robbed at gunpoint twice last year, picks her up and they go to school. She says… Continue
Added by Miriam on January 20, 2010 at 9:14am —
Under an overcast Saturday morning sky, thousands gathered at Falcon Park near downtown Phoenix to march for human rights. Young men, women, and even entire families--their babies in strollers-- made it out to the park with cardboard signs shunning Sheriff Joe Arpaio and demanding equality for all.
The event started with an hour-long rally while the crowd size intensified to what some local papers reported as close to 10,000 protesters. The rally was a segway to the nearly-five-mile-long… Continue
Added by essined on January 19, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Anyone watch the American Idol audition this last Tuesday??
Well I did! haha There so many people at Atlanta,Geo auditioning for this specific show.
Many people sang so good they got the yellow ticket to Hollywood.
Some well let me say this nicely, um not so great as I would say.
But there was this one 62 year old who was very enthutiastic to do a song for the judges, by not looking like a fool with yo' pants on the ground. BTW he was a veteran. Haha old… Continue
Added by Itzel Escobar on January 16, 2010 at 8:39pm —
The terrifying photos are all over the news and the headlines are just as horrific. The first time I was actually able to sit down and watch a news clip about the disaster, tears welled in my eyes. My grandma was sitting next to me, also watching as the camera panned onto small children with streaky faces from crying into the dust caked onto their cheeks. "Pobrecitos..." she whispered as shots of more children flowed onto the screen. Eerily, they trudged along, looking for their parents, or… Continue
Added by Zyanya on January 16, 2010 at 3:11pm —
I bet you all heard about the earthquake in Haiti and are feeling horrible. Well here's a way you can help! My school is having a charity sale on Saturday the 23 with ALL PROCEEDS going straight to the Red Cross for Haiti. You're going to find everything you need here for such a low price you won't believe it. New stuff, cool stuff, everything you want! There's even going to be some cute guys there! I can guarantee it; they're my friends. So swing by and snag a great deal for an even better… Continue
Added by Lennon McCartney on January 14, 2010 at 6:02pm —
This is my first Thankful Thursday, and Iwant to take this opportunity to ask all who read this blog to give. I personally only give to the Red Cross when international disasters occur. I trust them, and I know they know what they are doing.
I am asking everyone to give because we here in America have so much to be thankful for. It is in times like these, we must remember that as bad is it may be here, it is far worst in other countries.
I encourage you to give…even if only a… Continue
Added by Carolyn Monden on January 14, 2010 at 8:45am —
I finally made it out to the theater to see "Precious." You know, that heart-wrenching flick that's supposed to be indie but has so many big names backing it (i.e. Oprah, Tyler Perry, of course.) that it's not really indie anymore. The movie is receiving all types of awards and media attention.
It was really hard to watch and I don't mean that in a bad way. It was a good movie but the issues were soooo tough and make you feel so helpless because stuff like this happens… Continue
Added by essined on January 12, 2010 at 5:11pm —