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February 2012 Blog Posts (51)

The Ultimate Celebrity Beauty Secret is Out!

It's you, PERFECTED!

I'll admit it, I'd be curious to see what I look like "fotoshopped", BUT that's not the…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 29, 2012 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Latinitas Youth Editorial Advisory Board REMINDER!

Don't miss out!  It's going to be.........wait for it.................AWESOME!  

Dream of getting published? Latinitas is seeking motivated and talented young ladies, ages 13-25, across the U.S. who want to have their voice heard, motivate other Latinitas, make an impact, and build their resume.  Get…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Latina Smart

Application deadline has ended, but tab/bookmark this site for later,…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 29, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Hello Latinitas Community!!!

Hello Everyone!!!! 

It has been such a long time since I have written a blog on mylatinitas.com (last one was March 2010) and I am not exactly sure why. But now that I have started my new internship with Latinitas as the Video intern I have started my blogs up once again. 

  • To start with my internship: …
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Added by Cassandra Barraza on February 27, 2012 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

Sexism in Vintage Ads- Women in the Past Series

Que Horror!  When I saw these, I knew I just had to share.  What upsets me the most, is realizing that the young men of this time (of the ads) are the men who are now trying to justify having control over female reproductive rights.  This explains a whole…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 3:45pm — 2 Comments

Educational challenges for latina's

Most Latinas have goals to graduate and get a great job to make a living. But these days it seems many Latin woman face challenges such as discrimination, gender stereotyping and more just because they would like a fair chance like every other human being. The discrimination can sometimes come from educated people such as teachers or even just students. Many in my opinion do not bother to realize that because of the many challenges a Latin woman may already have to face that discriminating…

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Added by lisa marie on February 27, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

“A Bush of a Beard”: Masculinity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight- College Writing Series

Megan is a Graduate from Trinity in San Antonio majoring in English Literature with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies.  Megan is currently the fundraising assistant in the Austin office.  Feel free to comment about other poems you have read and would like to share your interpretations.

“A Bush of a Beard”: Masculinity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Why it pays to be blingual

Added by Jasmine Villa on February 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States- College Writing Series

Cristal Cervantes, an Austin Club Leader and Advertising/ PR major at the University of Texas at Austin, has contributed one of her writing pieces to this blog.  The issue presented in the book Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives... should continue to be discussed.  Please post your comments below…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

DIY Glass Magnets

Over at the Creative Place, they have a TON of awesome craft ideas. I fell in love with this the glass magnet project.



For instructions, click…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Who is this "Tamale King Pin" "Rancholo" "Versace Mariachi?"

Chingo Bling speaks to the UT community about his experience as a Mexican Rapper.

 “I just want to be fully triumphant,” says Mexican rapper Chingo Bling in his lecture Friday. His discussion added meaning and value to his work. He gave the audience personal and insightful information that…

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Added by Cristal N Cervantes on February 27, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Latina's struggling with beauty and body image

For Latin woman in the world today beauty and body image seems to be running short as well as the definition on what it truly consists of. Research shows

  • 81.4 percent of Latina women are satisfied with their beauty, but only 39.1 percent are satisfied with their weight
  • 74.2 percent have dieted
  • 25.6 percent say that print, television, and film media have most influenced their perception of feminine beauty
  • 4.7 percent have had plastic…
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Added by lisa marie on February 27, 2012 at 5:19am — No Comments

Why the success of Latino faculty and students is critical

An interesting article written by Anne-Marie Nuñez and Elizabeth Murakami-Ramalho on improving educational standards of Latino students, encouraging students, and empowering them to become successful in their professions. Article heavily focuses on faculty involvement. Here's an excerpt:



While concerns about Latino educational access may not be of interest to everyone in this anti-immigrant climate, the positive economic…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

No more glasses, no more contacts! I can see!!!

I underwent the Lasik procedure last week, on Valentines Day.

Even though I knew the risks, I was convinced I needed this procedure done. It angered me that I was defective. My vision was terrible and getting worse with the years. I was no longer able to see my alarm clock in the mornings or see the direction of peoples eyes 2…

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Added by Araceli Puente on February 22, 2012 at 4:12pm — 2 Comments

Puerto Ricans vs. Dominicans: A Never-Ending Controversy

Now I know we are all proud to be latinas in our own way. We either like our music, our food, or any other aspect of the culture. You would think that we would stand united with other latinas. However, we, for the most part, stand divided. There seems to be a constant war between Puerto Ricans and Dominicans. While racism spreads throughout the world, inter-racism spreads throughout here. It is unclear as to how this war started, but it seems to get more and more intense as years progress.…

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Added by Alexis G. Garcia on February 22, 2012 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Will YOU Change the World Through Service on Global Youth Service Day?!?!

Global Youth Service Day, also known as GYSD, (April 20-22, 2012) is the largest service event in the world, and the only event that celebrates the leadership of young people.


Don't miss your chance to change the world!  For more info on how to get involved with Global Youth Service Day, check out the…
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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 21, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Librotraficante in El Paso, Texas: Official Info

BorderSenses welcomes Librotraficante Caravan



February 21, 2012:BorderSenses, a literary nonprofit organization, in collaboration with CincoPuntos Press, La MujerObrera, UTEP's Chicano Studies Department, and local writers and activists,is proud to announce that we will be hosting a reading to welcome the Librotraficante Caravan passing through El Paso, TX on route to Tucson,…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

DIY Rotating Goal List

This looks like a fun idea from Cornflower Blue, for instructions click here.



Materials: post-it notes, a pencil, markers, a ruler, and an 11 x 14 inch piece of bristol board or heavy card…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 20, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Literature Undergrads or Grad students, MLA Convention opportunity!

Call for Papers for Special Session at the 2013 MLA Convention (Boston, Jan 3-6) Theorizing Indigenous Literatures in the Americas:



We seek papers that discuss the theoretical considerations of working with indigenous literatures in the Americas (North/South). What are salient analytical tools / methods / lenses for reading and researching indigenous texts? How does language (native or non-native) intervene…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 20, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 20, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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