We all know the feeling, but somehow it gets worse in senior year: That fateful day when people find out their class ranking. My senior class is pretty miniscule, so within half an hour we could guess at the entire list of rankings, and it shook our world up. The people closer to the top were envied, and the people bringing up the bottom of the list expressed their freak-outs in various ways. This madness begs a question: When it comes to helping your friends, how much is too much?
Added by Lennon McCartney on October 31, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a manual handed to you at every holiday, that told you the "right" way for a Latino to celebrate it? Off the top of my head, I know Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July would get a lot easier! Since we come from a different culture, it can be complicated sometimes, knowing what to do on a Dia Festivo that isn't around in Mexico. So of course today, I have to ask, and I hope you will respond: As a Latina, how do you tweak Halloween to fit your culture, or what…Continue
Added by Lennon McCartney on October 31, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments
In case you aren't familiar with Linus, he is a little boy from the Peanuts comics or the movies that come out during the holidays. Linus carries around a blanket to bring him a sense of security whenever he feels he is in an uncomfortable situation to make him feel better and calm him down. As a college student I also have a security blanket but it isn't something that I have to carry around with me…Continue
Added by Karen Lopez on October 29, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments
Today in the mail I received my Graduation Cap and Gown :) I was so happy but at the same time sad. I worked so hard for the past four years of my college life and the end is here. All my friends are registering for the next semester and it makes me a little sad that I wont take any more classes. Unless I go to grad school. This moment is pretty scary for me. I'm…Continue
Added by Anna Ramirez on October 27, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments
So at the office, the interns and I, especially the avid blogger Araceli, talk about mylatinitas and blogging. We have 2 guy interns at our office that often feel left out since mylatinitas is GIRLS ONLY!!! And we would like to keep it that way but we would also like to give them the opportunity to blog, since we're all about equal rights right?? hehe.
Eric is our very funny and creative graphic design intern. He decided to write about a girl's true beauty, so here it is...oh…Continue
It is that time of year once again, time for the Halloween!!!
Latinitas interns have been talking about scary movies and their common themes. The one thing we can all agree on is that Paranormal Activity is the most popular "scary" movie this season. I am scared of scary movies and cannot watch them. But paranormal Activity is funny not that scary so I can watch that.…Continue
I remember being in middle school and not knowing what to expect when I went to college.
I knew I wanted to go to college but I all could see was myself walking around a big campus, carrying 30 books with me and being late to class.
The funny thing is I was lost but I got over it. I got myself a map, I got myself some e-books and I woke up a little earlier. Problems solved.
You might be thinking college is impossible or unattainable but it isn't! Look at my schedule and…Continue
Added by L.Marisol Carmona on October 25, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
ok so today in my psycology class we debate about nature vs. nurture development.
NATURE deveolpment is your genes basically;
the thing that you inherit from your parents when you are born and your personality.
NURTURE is how and environment affects or influences you in your behaviour,
your thoughts, your personality.
so do think you are because you were made that way or you think you are because the environment
the things around you make you that…Continue
Added by daniiela on October 25, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments
I want to ask y'all something...WHY do you go to school?!
Is it to talk to friends, see boys. or to, I don't know, get an education?!
My answer is....to get an education! :D
I know with all the other distractions in school and with friends, we tend to forget the main point of why we're in school, 180 days of the year, 8 hours a day.
School is the place to get your education on! It's the place to attain knowledge…Continue
Added by Maria Librado on October 25, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
The Texas Book Festival is a festival held at the capital every year. It is free to the public and it is tons of fun. This year was my first and it was a great experience. Authors that have published books come to this festival and participate in panels. They talk about their book and their writing experiences. On Saturday I visited the panel named "The Secrets That Girls Keep," the authors who participated in it were Jill Alexander, Rosemary Clement-Moore, and Jennifer Ziegler.
Added by Helen Fernandez on October 23, 2011 at 5:46pm — No Comments
My favorite band of all time by far has to be the BEATLES. It is what I listen to in my car and here in the office of Latinitas. I LOVE John Lennon before the age of 25. :) (I joke around that he is my soul mate) he made such amazing music and I am saddened that the world was robbed of his extended talents. I am also a true fan of his first wife Cynthia Powell, and have avidly been reading her biography. I love seeing pictures of them when…Continue
school can be hard and sometimes even boring
but school is what is going to take us reach our dream goals.
if we just star to slack in…Continue
If ANYONE is hurting you in any way, physically or mentally (this includes bullying and any other form of abuse), don't be afraid to speak out!
Let someone know what is going on and how you are feeling. Don't ever keep it in.
There are countless people out there that want to help and CAN help you feel safe again.
I know it is scary to tell someone what is going on, but it is not okay for you to feel hurt and afraid. You do not have to…Continue
If you have been watching the news or tmz you may have already heard that Selena Gomez received a temporary restraining order last week, against an Illinois man for stalking and making her a death threat target.
Thomas Brodnicki "presented a serious danger of violence" to Gomez, revealed court records from a doctor who talked to Brodnicki.
Hispanicbusiness.com, stated that the actress was told by authorities that he traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles to meet her and had…Continue
Added by Brenda on October 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
My experience with Latinitas has been incredible!
Every week, I look forward to seeing the bright and beautiful faces of my girls. No matter how my day is going or how stressed I feel, my girls always improve my day and put a smile on my face.
It has now been a month and a half since my experience as a Club Leader began. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I have the opportunity to work with 10-15 awesome young girls. Participating in activities from writing letters…Continue
One thing I love to write about is fashion! And since the cold front is coming in, it is about that time to bring out the sweaters. Living in Texas we have the opportunity to cover up without looking like a marshmallow. My favorite thing about the cold season is the all the layering you can do. I haven't fully mastered the layering technique but I am working on it. Boots are my favorite, I can never own too many pairs of boots. From cozy uggs to the fashionable leather boot, every girl…Continue
Added by Helen Fernandez on October 18, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments
Spending too much time on your Smartphone and not getting much done? Well it is not to late to turn some bad habits to good ones, and thanks to countless applications on the android market and the app store it is doable. Apps from agendas to help you become more organized, detailed maps and location-GPS, internet radio, news updates, vocabulary games, recipe finder, fitness tracking, to even apps teaching you how to play an instrument, the possibilities are endless. Finding apps that can…Continue
Added by Brenda on October 18, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments