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March 2012 Blog Posts (56)

Mestiza (a poem)

Disclaimer: This wasn’t written to insult anyone, this is just my own insight into a current issue that still lurks in many cultures, being of Mexican heritage, I thought I would focus on my community first.This poem was inspired by a 7th grader who is a Latinita who is an English learner and is possibly new to California. I tutor her along with other kids her age, all Latinos and Latinas. However when she did not fully accept her native…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on March 31, 2012 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

I am not an Object.

I am not an object

I am not some toy you can play with

I am not some flower you can display in a vase

I am not an animal you can cage in.

It may be easy for you too look at me as just a piece of meat

However I have more honor than that, I have dignity.

Unless I consent, please move on.

I am not a challenge or a future conquest.

Please don't honk at me or whistle or leer,

that's just rude, and I am not in the…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on March 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Legacy of César E. Chávez

These trends are part of the forces of history that cannot be stopped. No person and no organization can resist them for very long. They are inevitable. Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. Our opponents must understand that it’s not just a union we have built.…


Added by Jasmine Villa on March 31, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

My Motivational Playlist

Lets face it, being a motivated chica isn't always easy! We all have those days, weeks (or in my case months) where its hard to find inspiration to do anything other than be lazy or sleep. You know you have been there, whether you find yourself staring at a blank screen, a blank page or even a neglected pair running shoes.

Getting motivated isn't an easy task, thats why when I need a pick me up I rely on the power of music. It is truly amazing how listening to one…


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on March 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Strut your confidence!

Added by Jasmine Villa on March 29, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Latina pressures growing up

Many Latina families these days feel that if the young woman are not married by the age of 18-21 that they should get married. Since I myself was about 15 years old I was always focused on graduating high school and going to college and making a future for myself and some of the girls in my family had already been involved in relationships already setting there future and were not even 18 years old yet. Some never went to college they just took on the old fashioned beliefs of many Mexican…


Added by lisa marie on March 27, 2012 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

I Got To Be a Model For a Day

El Paso Fashion Week kicked off this weekend and Latinitas hosted their annual fashion show, Inspiring Fashionistas.  Local Hispanic girls and women of all shapes and sizes were given the chance to strut their stuff down the runway and show off some fun clothing pieces from local boutique shops.…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on March 27, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

life turns around...

soo its been a while since the last time o blog but something really weird catch my eye... from the last couple of months i have notice that life is so CRAZY! i mean we can think that every single day we follow the same path but its weird that after a while you notice that is not. we can have good days and bad days. i mean no day is going to be the same as yesterday and definetly life is TOO SHORT for us to live in yesterdays! i think we all should enjoy every single day get every experience…


Added by daniiela on March 27, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

DIY: Make Your Own Crayons

A pretty neat idea for an art party or as a party favor for a kids party.

You need: 

- broken crayons

- oven

- mini cupcake mold

- mini cupcake paper cups or vegetable oil


1. Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees,.

2. Place mini cupcake paper cups…


Added by Jasmine Villa on March 26, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Daysi La Latinita from Miami

Hey everybody! How are my Latinitas? 

My name is Daysi. I'm 25 and I'm half-Nicaraguense and half-Spanish. 

But to tell you the truth, I'm a big time Miami girl. I love this city. It's not 

just because of the amazing sunshine, beautiful downtown area or of course

the famous and infamous Miami beach, it's because of the people! 

I've often heard complaints about people from Miami. "They are loud", 

"sometimes they are rude", or the most common one…


Added by Daysi Calavia-Lopez on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Librotraficante Event in EPTX: A Week Later

El Pasoans, if you missed out on the Librotraficante event last week you truly missed out on some mind altering prose, as the Librotraficantes say -- they really weren't kidding. From behalf of BorderSenses, I helped coordinate the event. I may not have given monetary donations or have written any mind altering books to donate, but I did what I could and that was assist  Sonia with planning the event.  

Even if the…


Added by Jasmine Villa on March 23, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Thinking about Law School?

Thinking about law school?


Let me tell you, there are a lot of things that you need to keep in my when choosing this particular career path. Before I decided I wanted to go to law school, I had these ideas of what that would mean and how I would get there. Therefore, in order to understand the complexities of law school, let me take a moment to break down the myths surrounding it.


Myth #1: You have to major in a law-related field as an…


Added by Maryella Medina on March 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Sock Drive for Migrant Farm Workers

Farm Worker Sock Drive Items Needed: New Socks; New or Used: Jeans, Long sleeve shirts, and caps/hats.

Please help the farm workers maintain good health by helping MECHA provide them with these items.

Drop off: SDC Union West 106, Chicano…


Added by Jasmine Villa on March 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mission Accomplished: EPTX Girls Ready to Take Over the World

The Latinitas Spring Break Multimedia Camp was so much fun! I had a blast working with a diverse and unique group of talented ladies, ranging from 10 - 14 years of age. They were shy at first, but afterwards, their energy was slightly intimidating. Whoever claims that teachers are glorified babysitters have obviously NEVER been in the shoes of a teacher. Our main leader, and Spring Break Camp…


Added by Jasmine Villa on March 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments


I had the pleasure of teaching a short Zumba class on the last day of the Latinitas Spring Break Camp. It was a blast seeing all the younger faces laughing and trying to keep up with the routines. I began to reminisce about the first time I ever Zumba-ed. I participated in my first Zumba class…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on March 19, 2012 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Happy Saint Patty's Day!!! <3

Heyyy I just wanted to say Happy Saint Patty's!!! I haven't posted in a while so talk to me!!! Friend me! I want to know what is going on in your excitin life!!! I am good so yeah. I BLEED GREEN ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD I AM IN A PINCHY MOOD!!!! Hit me up. I am open to talk.<3 NinjaRabbit   ( that is me!)

Added by Rachel Marie Ellis on March 17, 2012 at 12:38am — No Comments

Last Day at the Latinitas Spring Break Camp!!!!(:

Well. today was the last day of the Spring Break Camp:(..&' it really good. We did our Flash Mob!!. that went really well. we dance to So What by pink,Thx to Esme and her Ipod!!(LOL:D).After that we had our showcase and showed our parents everything that we did this week!!...Cant wait until next Spring Break Camp:)

Added by Brianna Nicole Martinez on March 16, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Flash Mob! (preperation)

The flash mob has been really fun so far...

Added by Lily Gonzales on March 16, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments


Added by Alizae Victoria Soriano :D on March 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

yes boo yah................!!!!!!!!!!!!!  we just finished our amazing flash mob so lets see how it works for us hope every body likes it and cheers us on so lets hope it. byeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!…

yes boo yah................!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 we just finished our amazing flash mob so lets see how it works for us hope every body likes it and cheers us on so lets hope it. byeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Added by alyssa raeann martinez on March 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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