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January 2013 Blog Posts (28)

Networking & LinkedIn

     Last week, I had coffee with a fellow feminist friend that I had not seen in 3 1/2 years. I "ran into" her at BookPeople as I was trying to meet Sonya Sotomayor (which proved to be impossible because of the mass amount of people that showed up to the event). It was great to see her after so long since she is one of the first feminists I ever became acquaintance with. I think she is one of the first women ever to get me incredibly in tune with politics and really showed me what it was…

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Added by Veronica Porras on January 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Carnaval Brasileiro

Hey Ladies,

If you enjoy costume parties, face painting, Latin American music and dance, and a good time, you’ll want to listen up! This February 2nd at Austin’s own Palmer Event Center there will be a Carnaval celebration. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Carnaval, here is a brief history:

  • Carnaval is a Brazilian festival and parade based on the Christian festivities that took place in Medieval Europe just before Lent.
  • It is celebrated through…
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Added by Ashley Steel on January 29, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Running with the flow: My New Year's Resolution

This past New Year's I had no intention of making any resolutions because I never have, and I feel that if I were to make a life changing choice, it could be any day or any occasion; and I didn't have any in mind. But my friend did. He and I have been saying that we need to get in shape and follow our grad school dreams for the longest time, and he decided to do something about it. But of course, my friend Elmer decided to drag me along. His bright ideas for a new year's resolution were to…

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Added by Laura Werthmann on January 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Glasses

I HATE my current glasses.  Not only are they old, they're a little broken so they're floppy on my face.  I've had glasses since I was in the 2nd grade.  I finally got contacts when I was in the 7th grade and LOVED it because I could finally play sports.  Since then I have had contacts and would sometimes alternate with the glasses.  Recently, I tore one of my contacts and couldn't get more since my prescription is out of date.  I will be going to the eye doctor in February for contacts, so…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on January 29, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Communications/Public Affairs SPRING 2013 Semester, The Dewey Square Group/Latinovations, DC Office

The Dewey Square Group/Latinovations is seeking an intern to work in the Washington D.C. office to assist principals and associate with government relations and communications client support in the Latino strategies practice area. Candidate should possess superb writing skills for contributions to the Latinovations blog, La Plaza.

Responsibilities may include, but…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on January 28, 2013 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Love explained by Science

Love, is an interesting and touchy subject. With Valentines Day around the corner I could not help but read an article called, 10 Things You May Not Know About Love on CNN.com. What I read was surprising yet to an extent confirmed some of suspicions. It was refreshing yet disconcerting and left me even more perplexed on the subject than before. However, as a writer I always find my self analyzing life and not accepting what i am…

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Added by Lizette P. Ruiz on January 28, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

A Smile Can Make a Difference

I'm usually a shy person and because of this I can seem to have a rather reserved demeanor. Lately, I have been working on being more friendly and smiling more. What I have discovered is that smiling can have a lot pf positive effects. By smiling randomly at random people I have met many new and very amazing people. Not only is meeting new people one of the effects that I have gotten for smiling at people but it makes the day a more positive one.

Added by Lizette P. Ruiz on January 25, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

About Me

Hey Latinitas!

My name is Ashley Steel and I’m one of your new editorial interns. I attend the University of Texas and I’m starting my career as a writer.

Though I’m not Latina myself, here are some fun Latin American related facts about me:

  • I study International Relations with a focus in Latin American.
  • I also study Spanish and Portuguese language and literature.
  • I spent the summer of 2012 living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • I was in the…
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Added by Ashley Steel on January 24, 2013 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Warm Bodies: Prize Giveaway

Have you checked out the Latinitas' ZOMBIE contest? 

Zombie mode: ON! For a chance to win a WARM BODIES prize pack, submit a picture thematic to the movie by uploading a blog post on MyLatinitas.com with your best zombie chic, pose, and/or zombified friends. Stay gory classy, zombie chicas! E-mail submissions are also accepted; send your zombie pics to …

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Added by Jasmine Villa on January 22, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Warm body zombie

This year for our homecoming theme was "Haunted Homecoming" So my sophomore class decided to do a zombie wedding for our parade float contest. We actually won first place! I was the zombie bridesmaid on the left.…

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Added by Carolina Sosa on January 22, 2013 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

Will books soon be a thing of the past?

In such a day and age, as today, technology is amazingly advanced. It doesn't fall short of affecting the way read either, nowadays there are many different ways to read a book without having to ever set foot in a library. With the creation of the Nook, Kindle and I-Pad you can take a virtual copy, or many virtual copies, with you wherever you go. This can be convenient when you're a college or high school student who doesn't want to carry 15 pounds of books on their backs, however, for me…

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Added by Lizette P. Ruiz on January 22, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

How do You Identify Yourself?

      Latin America is a HUGE region. With 20 countries, many different languages, traditions, governments, and histories to be found, there is plenty of diversity. However, a common mistake made by people outside of Latin America is to characterize the region as if it’s all the same. Argentina’s non-spicy Italian foods are nothing like the spicy dishes of Mexico. Peru, with its large Asian population does not have the same traditions as Brazil’s black population. Across the region you will…

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Added by Ashley Steel on January 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

My Resolutions 2013

     I'm not sure if there are words to describe how phenomenally crazy the year 2012 was for me. At least it feels like there aren't any. It was like my favorite song of the past school semester, "Rollercoaster of Love" performed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. There were huge peaks in this rollercoaster where I almost flew out of my seat and lost all control. It was "no bueno" and you know what that leads too. Then, there was the adrenaline rush and the high hopes. Finally, there was…

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Added by Veronica Porras on January 21, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

My last semester

It is my last semester as a college student....exciting right? Well everyone seems more excited than me, and it makes me wonder why. Is it because I'm scared to leave my comfort zone as being labeled a student and all that surrounds it? I am excited don't get me wrong  but I feel like even tho I plan to go to graduate school it isn't the same. The upcoming change scares me, and I'm sure there are hundreds of others that feel the same way but as life is full of fears this is simply another…

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Added by Olga Lizbeth Ochoa on January 19, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Local Vintage Shoppes in El Paso

When we say Vintage we're not talking about the process of harvesting wine, we are talking about clothes, accessories, furniture, cars, or anything that has a maturity or an everlasting appeal. To be vintage is to be characterized by excellence, to be classic. Latinitas went around to a couple of El Paso’s very own vintage shops and had a fashion shoot to show how older hand-me-down clothes can still be in style.
First we stopped at …
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Added by Laura Werthmann on January 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

What is Body Image?

As school starts once more, I wonder how many girls are going back to school feeling insecure and with fear. My beautiful friend Sonia, refer me to this article and I think is good to look it up. I know fist hand how hard it is to "fit in" if you don't look like a model. Still, I want to remind you that we all are beautiful because we are UNIQUE!!

Here is the link to the article and remember to tell yourself every morning how beautiful you are!!…

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Added by Rossie on January 17, 2013 at 11:46am — 2 Comments

Are we doing enough for our pets?

Looking at adds from the ASPCA on the T.V this morning made me contemplate on what efforts we make for our pets. Not only for our pets but for animals around the world as well. For the longest time I have been making donations to different organizations in hopes that it will truly make a difference. I have to wonder, however, how many donations would it take to really make a significant impact? As a canine momma I now find myself more concerned with the over all being of all animals,…

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Added by Lizette P. Ruiz on January 17, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

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Added by Latinitas Intern on January 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What's up with music nowadays?!

Well driving down the freeway and listening to the radio in my Jeep, I couldn't help but notice that lately music lyrics have become more and more obscene. I guess this really came as an sudden realization to me, since I always, for the most part, listen to my I-Pod. I guess I got stuck in the eighties listening primarily to The Cure and The Smiths and other bands that are not so popular anymore, (I know, I know I'm a little outdated in the whole music scene deal,…

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Added by Lizette P. Ruiz on January 16, 2013 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Dear Magazines

The girls from the Saturday camp at the Judge Marquez Library wrote letters to the magazines that they are used to seeing everyday in their lives. They wrote letters to the magazines which are meant to make girls and young women stronger. The magazines which impact many little girls all over the world in many ways.

Dear Magazine Editors,

You people make beautiful unique women fake, not what they really are. So when other people or women see a model photo…

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Added by Marifer on January 15, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

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