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February 2013 Blog Posts (106)

Going to my dream college: How I made it happen

When I turned twelve my parents got a divorce and I boarded a plane to a Fort Worth, Texas. My mom came to America from El Salvador in 1977 and has worked as a house cleaner ever since, so when we came to Fort Worth that’s what she worked as. Since residing in Fort Worth, living in a household run by a single mother with a low income has been very difficult.  My mom has always only made enough money to support my brother and I with food and a place to call home.

                While…

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Added by Alejandra Valeriano on February 28, 2013 at 10:57pm — 1 Comment

Everyday Latina Heroes

I am proud to live in a time where more than ever before, women are celebrated for their strength and determination. I am grateful for my own upbringing; I was raised to appreciate my heritage, to appreciate the gifts I was given and to work hard to achieve my goals.

 

I appreciate Latina celebrities who raise our status in the world, but even more than that I appreciate my mother, my aunts, my grandmother. These are women who have overcome a great deal of adversity to create…

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Added by Lea Thompson on February 28, 2013 at 10:41pm — 3 Comments

College student inspired by Oscars ceremony

Ahh awards season! For some of us, the favorite time of the year. A time where we can see some of Hollywood's biggest and up-and-coming celebrities all decked out for the finale of the all of the awards shows combined, the Oscars! Although lengthy, with coverage beginning at 10:30am and ending at showtime, the Oscars still receives many views and is talked about strongly the next day. Although some may think that that Oscars is a bit 'upscale'. While it is indeed among some of the most…

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Added by Marisa Martinez on February 28, 2013 at 10:16pm — No Comments

A Lifetime at Ewing Oil

There is a show airing on Monday nights on TNT called Dallas. The show is actually a continuation of the original television series, which aired from 1978-1991, of the same name. The original series centered on the Ewings, a genuine Texan family filled with greed and vengeance, who fight for wealth and power. From what I have been told and researched, Dallas was a big deal back in the day. People loved to watch the secrets unfold, the vows broken, and the…

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Added by Angelika Ochoa on February 28, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Colonization and Eurocentrism | Stream of Consciousness Series

Europe did not have the wealth it does now. Europe accumulated wealth by exploiting the people and resources of lands it colonized. Before colonization, the lands outside of Europe were able to enjoy their own resources and to have conflict between groups from within their own continent. After Europeans invaded their lands, they brutally abused them in several ways. Europeans committed genocide against all people of color, brought diseases to non-European lands, and replaced non-European…

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Added by Yesenia Treviño on February 28, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Growing Up

This is my first blog everybody and right now I just need to express my views of growing into an adult! As I'm getting older I'm starting to realize different things. I value my education more so than ever before. I feel like my life is speeding right by me and I can't even stop to look…

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Added by Destiny Rodriguez on February 28, 2013 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

Home Sweet Home

My appreciation for time is not something new. From a young age my sister and I have always been fans of countdowns. We made countdowns for birthdays, vacations, Christmas, last day of school, first day of college and my most recent countdown was "Countdown to Puerto Rico" (look at the picture I included!). I will finally be home this Saturday! I have never wanted spring break to come so badly; one would think that as the years go by(having six years of experience living abroad)…

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Added by Laura Ruiz Colón on February 28, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

boys and girls????

well throgh out the school year hear at pearce we hear things like the schools going to be an all boys school next year and my thoghts on that are like this if the boys were by them selfs they wouldnt have to worry anout us girls but now if the girls split up OH LORD HELP US ALL it will be bad their would be fight because of FACEBOOK OR TWIITER or somthing like that and even out of school what will happen?

write me what you…

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Added by alicia marie kura on February 28, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

HELP WITH THIS

MY CHALANGE IN LIFE IS GETTING BY BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE LIKES MY SOMETIME BECAUSE MY RACE OR HOW I LOOK AND THATS NOT FARE BECAUSE I SEE PEOPLE GETTING BULLIED ON A DALIY BASIS AND ITS HORRABLE SO MY CHALLANGE TO YALL ITS TO HELP SOME ONE IF THEIR ARE I NEED AND I MEAN HELP SO PLEASE AND SOME WAYS…

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Added by alicia marie kura on February 28, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Is Beauty Really What You Think ???

In Ther Club Today We Learned About How Much Photo Shop Can MAke You Look Differnt

Its Not Really The Real You

MAybe You Should Do Reshearch

Added by tyranee wood on February 28, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments

dove cover beauty

beauty is not from the outside like peopel might say but its from the inside how pepole act not look …

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Added by alicia marie kura on February 28, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments

CALLING ALL LATINA FILMMAKERS!

GOOD AFTERNOON LADIES!

Are you a latina filmmaker? Aspiring or Professional?

Well, then JOIN THIS AMAZING GROUP (Latina Filmmakers UNITE!) 

I made this group to bring in all filmmakers here on Latinita's and discuss our ideas/goals, contests and different programs and of course, FILMS!

I really hope to find a lot of amazing filmmaker here so please JOIN and…

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Added by Sara Celeste Martin on February 28, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Guest Blog: Women and the Web

written by Allison Morris, from OnlineClasses.org

 

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Added by Latinitas on February 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Guest Blog for College Students: When to Pursue a Ph.D. After Earning an MBA

Earning an MBA requires both a lot of time and financial investment, but the rewards include greater job opportunities and a chance for a higher salary. It’s not a stretch, then, to think that pursuing a Ph.D. will afford even greater opportunities, but it may not always be worth the additional time and money. For example, if you earned an Internet marketing MBA, would…

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Added by Latinitas on February 28, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Passes Congress

BIG NEWS ladies!

Violence against women is a gruesome and widespread issue that plagues our country. While many organizations can afford to be loud about the issue in an order to see some resolve, other more personal stories often go unheard. Many women suffer silently under the roof of an abusive partner, while many more keep quiet about rape, to name a few such stories. It’s not always easy to escape the situation, the fear, or the memory. Though the problem has not been solved,…

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Added by Ashley Steel on February 28, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Apply to this AMAZING SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM!!



Hi Everyone!!

If you are a high school student and are interested in Dance, Acting, Animation, Film, Art, and Photography - there is an amazing month long program called CSSSA (California State Summer School of the Arts) which is at the CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) Campus, and…

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Added by Sara Celeste Martin on February 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Thispiration: Be careful what you stumble, tumbl upon or pin.

We live in a lost world where cultures and ethnicity come together in a meshed conglomerate  as each and every individualistic character or detail is lost in the melting pot of society, where people are striving to be someone, anyone trying to survive; we call it the American Dream. The Dream for young girls today is not to become president, but to simply be thin. I'm not saying being thin is easy, but it's a goal that should be seen insignificant for most who want to make a difference in…
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Added by Laura Werthmann on February 28, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Land of Harry Potter and Doctor Who: I'm going to the UK!

This summer I will be visiting the land of Harry Potter and Doctor Who, also known as LONDON! Okay, maybe it's not exactly known as that. I'm super excited because this will be my first "out of the country" experience. I've been to Mexico, but that's 5 minutes from my house ...…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 28, 2013 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

After a year and a half- I'm going back home

I've lived in Thailand for almost a year now, and it all happened through a gradual move. I first moved to Paris- a city considered popular all around the world- where I worked as an English teacher. There, I met many people who knew more about traveling to Thailand. People…

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Added by Giselle Rosas on February 28, 2013 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Springing into Action in the Community of Dove Springs

 Work! Work! Work!  The Dove Springs community of Austin, Texas woke to the sound of eager college students on Feb. 23 ready to spring into action as part of the University of Texas’s Project 2013.  Dating back to 1999, The Project began as a student run day-long event and continues to do so commonly referred to as “UT’s largest day of service.” The Project has annually sent out more than 1000 volunteers into different communities in Austin and this year went even…

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Added by Ingrid Vasquez on February 27, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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