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August 2016 Blog Posts (24)

A Brief Guide for Buying and Wearing Suits

A fine suit can make a man look good and feel confident. Unless you require a specially-tailored suit, you can easily find store-bought suits that will really make an impression. Of course, buying the suit and wearing it right are not easy to pull off if you are not an expert. This brief guide should give you a starting point.…

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Added by Sarah James on August 31, 2016 at 10:31pm — No Comments

#NoMakeup

Last night, the internet was buzzing with videos and images from MTV’s “Video Music Awards”. The evening was filled with incredible fashion and beautiful acceptance speeches. Also, I want to congratulate Rihanna on being the youngest recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard award! Her talent, success, and passion are incredible!  

However,…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on August 29, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Feeling Beautiful

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, but most importantly, beauty comes from within.  There are various ways that women and young ladies like to assess their beauty.  I am here to tell you that the way you choose to express yourself makes you beautiful.  Beauty is unique, and there are many different ways to feel beautiful.  More than that, I am here to tell you to not let anyone shame your beauty for wearing a certain type of clothes, makeup, or no makeup.

Often times, girls are…

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Added by Celeste Acevedo on August 29, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

Music Review

 During the camps the girls were given the task to review the songs that they like the most and what is it about the song the they like. 

Desiree

" All of me by John Legend, i like this song because it is the best song in the world and it means love. It made me feel awesome because it tells girls that they are…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 29, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

Internet Safety Tips

In todays world, almost anyone can access the web and reach tons of different information about anything. Knowing the responsibilities and dangers that exists with this, our Latinitas learned a few internet safety tips during our two weeks of Tech Camp this summer at the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso. Our Latinitas got a great lesson from our interns and volunteer and then got to give advice on their own on how to behave,…

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Added by itzel barraza on August 29, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

Advice By Chicas

  This blog has some advice that was given to some of the girls that participated on the summer camps. There are some issues which we all have gone through at some certain point of our life or we are currently going through the same situation right now. Hope some of these advice help other latinitas that are going through  the same situation. 

Latinita:

   " I have a friend that smokes and when ever I hangout with her she always wants me to smoke also. I really…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 26, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Media Misrepresentation

     

This past week rumors surfaced that actress Zendaya Coleman would be playing the role of Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming film Spiderman: Homecoming. While many people came out in support of Zendaya, others were vocally upset that Zendaya, an African-America woman, would be playing Mary Jane, traditionally a white woman in the original Spiderman…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on August 25, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Single Sex Education

Same sex education is considered an archaic form of teaching in the present day. It involves taking the students at a mixed-gender school and putting the boys and the girls into separate classes for certain activities and subjects. At a lot of private schools, the practice is still in full swing, but it hasn’t gained much traction in public schools until very recently. So are there any real benefits to the segregation of boys and girls during the course of their education?

One of the…

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Added by Sarah James on August 24, 2016 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Summer Tech Chica top Favorites

 In our summer tech chica the girls were given the assignment of writing down there top  favorite things to do, watch, and play.

" My favorite show is El Chavo del ocho becaue it's funny. I wish everyone would see that TV show."- Crisbelle

" I like the Big Bang theory because it is funny and cool and I love it. I recommend it for others to watch"- Makayla

" My favorite show is the Big Bang theory because I like the science jokes and the way they…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 24, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

3 Powerful Motivation Tips For Ripped Abs

Can you see your self walking down the street at your favorite location looking and feeling great. Or as you stroll down the beach and you notice people glance over there shoulders to admire your beautiful ripped abs that belong to you. Feeling so confident in your self that your vacation seems perfect like a dream. You pinch yourself and realize that you have arrived.

Everyone in this green earth would love to have six pack abs and be fully healthy. Can everyone archive this goal?…

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Added by Ariana Smith on August 22, 2016 at 10:36am — No Comments

Back to School Tips

For many students, these next couple of weeks will be the beginning of back to school season. While I may not be returning to school this semester because I just finished college, I wanted to provide some advice that I have gathered from attending school for a grand total of 17 years!

Here are 4 tips for back to school:…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on August 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hello, everyone!

Hola! My name is Jazmin and I am originally from Los Angeles. I will be volunteering and working with Latinitas on a variety of projects for the next year. I would love to hear any suggestions you may have for blog posts and workshops.

I recently graduated from college and I really enjoy talking about my experience. If you have any…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on August 22, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Senior Year: Day 2

  Day 2 was actually better than the first. I was worried because I had two AP courses on that day, and all new teachers. However, the Psychology teacher is very organized in her lesson plans, and it seems as though she set up the class to make it easier on us. She doesn't do after school or Saturday tutoring, and has already given us our homework ahead of time. As for Statistics, it kind of seems like a lot of work and does do Saturdays, but the teacher said if I cannot make it I can go…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on August 22, 2016 at 7:20am — No Comments

Tech Camp -Web-Designers!

For one of the assignments for Tech Camp, our Latinitas got the chance to create their own websites on paper. They got to design them and explained to us what they are each about. Here they are:

www.Anasdress.com.mx

What is the theme of your website? What is the…

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Added by itzel barraza on August 18, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

#PowerfulChicas

During our Tech Camp at the Boys and Girls Club, our Latinitas learned about hashtags and used the #PowerfulChicas tag to give out positive messages…

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Added by itzel barraza on August 18, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

SUMMER TECH CAMP 2016

This year during the summer Tech camp the girls had the opportunity to learn about social media and how to used Twitter. Here are their posts. 

"People like me now before people hated me."- Romely

"We are all drawing different drawings and coloring."- Emerald

"People should love, be nice. People who are nice is Amber, Nydia, Celecy and the rest."- Makayla

"Yesterday my mom in work she found a turthe and she bring it some."-Kennya

"Good morning!!! Hi…

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Added by Cynthia Araceli Barraza on August 18, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Senior Year

   I know it's an overrated topic, but I'm going to talk about my school life. Yesterday was my first day as a senior. This year, I am going to have some of the best classes I've ever had. AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, Art 1, and PE. Yesterday, I went to Environmental, PE, English 4, and US Government.

  According to the syllabus, AP Environmental seems manageable, and not too stressful. There are no study sessions after school or on the weekends, and the homework is…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on August 18, 2016 at 7:58am — No Comments

Letter to Myself

After learning about Photoshop and the effects it can have on our self-esteem, our Latinitas wrote letters to themselves expressing everything they like about them, most specially, appreciating their won flaws which makes them beautiful and unique.

"Dear Nevaeh,…

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Added by itzel barraza on August 17, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Latinitas Healthy Snack

 Some of the latinitas that attended our camp shared some of there healthy snacks:

Greek yogurt with fruit

Ingredients: fruit ( any kind)

                    yogurt

                   Granola

Instructions: cut the fruit into small pieces and apply it to the yogurt along with the granola…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 17, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Tech Camp- Learning about Photoshop

During our summer Tech Camp where we partnered up with the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso, our Latinitas got a lesson on Photoshop and their effects on young girls.

They got to learn that before photographs come out on magazines, they go through the long process of being…

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Added by itzel barraza on August 17, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments

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