Before anything else I have to say that the new Twilight movie was amazing. I actually believe it was better than the first one with more feeling and excitement into it. Maybe I have not read the books and missing out a lot of key points but I get impatient reading so I want to see the stuff right away. Next time Ill try reading the book and then watch the movie. Well either way I not only like Taylor Lautner but the entire wolf pack. I did some digging and the Native American wolf pack has… Continue
Added by Lupe Anchondo on November 25, 2009 at 5:21pm —
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to give thanks for some people in my life that I can always count on. I give thanks for my mom. She is a single mom and works hard to provide for our family. My aunt because she is someone I trust and I can turn to if I have problems. My friends because they are always there to make me laugh and we can talk about anything. Happy Thanksgiving!
Added by Alyssa on November 24, 2009 at 8:23pm —
So I am in SASW (Student Association of Social Workers) at UTEP and we had an opportunity participate in a kind of charity activity for thanksgiving.It was to make a thanksgiving basket, and let me just say i took it above and beyond haaa. With stuff like this i just get creative and carried away, I seem to get joy out of making something for someone else.Of course we had a standard list of foods to include, and as I shopped I just felt to lucky that I had a family that was united and would… Continue
Added by Rosana Lopez on November 24, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Well as you may know "New Moon" the movie just came out on the 20th.
If you saw it well then, comment on how different was it from the movie to the book?
So far, I have have heard myself on the radio,friends etc. that it was sucky which i don't really don't know why. First of all, i heard on the radio that the acting was bad, then my friends told me the same thing too!
Enough of the "New Moon" movie, i have decided that since the twilight book and the twilight movie… Continue
Added by Itzel Escobar on November 24, 2009 at 11:36am —
The day after tomorrow will mark the one day of the year where we're supposed to give thanks to the people in our lives as well as be grateful for what we have. Despite there being the word 'thanks' in the holiday's name, most people only care to have turkey and all the fixings without even so much as a thought. Many pray right before they take their first bite of food, and then settle in to their plates to fulfill their growling tummies and forget about all of it.
So today, I will not… Continue
Added by essined on November 24, 2009 at 11:00am —
I think physical education is an important part of school. My school has cut down on the time for PE and think we should keep it. I was watching a show with people that were morbidly obese and found out that it is a growing problem in our country. These people were seriously eating themselves to death. I think having classes like PE helps promote a healthy lifestyle and encourages people to get active. As girls we aren't always encouraged to play sports, but this is a good way to explore… Continue
Added by Alyssa on November 21, 2009 at 1:13pm —
So the question is do you think P.E is important? I think it is, not all the time are students given the opportunity through out the day or do like to exercise. The U.S. is one of the top or even possibly the top country to find obesity. The need for P.E to exist in schools is there. The fact that there are test or even grades I don't think is important. I think P.E should be a pass or fail kind of class. If you participate, try hard, and show up to every class then you pass. No need for test… Continue
Added by Cassandra Barraza on November 18, 2009 at 4:08pm —
The other night I was watching my favorite show on tv: PBS' Globetrekker.
It's awesome, I love it. I am real big on travel shows, because I would really love to see different places within and outside of the states. And I would really, really love to someday be a host on Globetrekker, or write a travel blog or something of that nature.
Either way, the other night's episode was all about Panama and Colombia. When co-host Megan McCormick was in Panama, she visited the Panama Canal and… Continue
Added by essined on November 18, 2009 at 11:30am —
BMI Foundation Announces
Opening of 7th Annual
November 16, 2009 -- The BMI Foundation, Inc. has announced the opening of the 7th Annual peermusic Latin Scholarship, a competition for young songwriters and composers. Established by music publisher Ralph Peer II and generously funded by peermusic, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best song or instrumental composition in a Latin genre.
According to Porfirio… Continue
Added by Alicia on November 17, 2009 at 11:20pm —
So yestreday I watched the George LOpez Show and it was pretty cool. I have to say though he makes a lot of dirty jokes and at times I thought it wasnt siutable for TV but overall it was a good show. Yesterday I guess was the first time it aired and he had Slash on as a musical appearence throughout the show he was playing with the band. He also had Charlie Scheen on. I was surprised when I had heard Charlie say that his real name was Carlos Esteves. I was like what, why did he change his name?… Continue
Added by Rosana Lopez on November 17, 2009 at 6:00pm —
In January I will be starting my junior year at UTEP. I am so excited and on Saturday they had new student orientation. We started off the day of the does and don't in school. Don't plagiarize, even your self, (which I found out was possible). Do sit in the first rows of the class and join organizations on campus. They said that by being involved and sitting closer to the front you get better grades and do well in school. They also informed us about the parking, and the campus police. They made… Continue
Added by Cassandra Barraza on November 16, 2009 at 3:39pm —
Today for my speech class we had to do a position speech.I sat their in my seat and listen to the students one by one talk about certain issues they favor. Some did not know what to talk about because they had no idea that there was an assignment for today, others just crashed and burned. There was one student that really opened my eyes and made me realize how bad Juarez has gotten. His position speech is that the police force in Juarez are incompetent and do not do anything to lessen the… Continue
Added by Lupe Anchondo on November 16, 2009 at 1:06pm —
I am bilingual.
I was born this way. Into a family that had a Spanish-speaking mother and father, and a bilingual brother and sister.
I learned to speak Spanish first, of course. But time was spent watching Nickelodeon and (gasp) The Simpsons with a lot of telenovelas mixed in.
When I started grade school in El Paso, I was placed in Spanish-language first grade classes. I didn't think anything of it, I thought I was doing okay at this school thing. However, I was apparently doing… Continue
Added by essined on November 16, 2009 at 12:11pm —
Anyone ever heard of the President's Fitness Challenge??
It's an initiative started in the late 50s while President Eisenhower was still in office and it continues on today. Worried about the lack of fitness among young Americans after a study was released in 1956 that compared American children to European children, the government set out to make a change.
Focus on fitness programs, getting kids active and healthy eating were what the newly appointed President's Council on Youth… Continue
Added by essined on November 13, 2009 at 11:13am —
I was recently reading about euthanasia and its horrible that this medical procedure has the option to take away lives for those that desire it. Its like having the right to commit suicide and kill those that are in pain. The pros about this "peaceful killer" is that it is a way to relieves extreme pain, the relief of the person's quality is low, frees up medical funds to help other people and it is another case of freedom of choice. The cons are that euthanasia devalues human life, health care… Continue
Added by Lupe Anchondo on November 13, 2009 at 11:06am —
I remember being in elementary school and middle school during lunch we had so many options to pick from. Little by little they started taking out the bad. Like soda and junk food the vending machines and all that good stuff to make the food choices healthy. I personally am not a milk fan so adding chocolate to that mix made it better for me. The one thing I always found i could count on them serving is milk and chocolate milk. Well now they are considering taking out chocolate milk from the… Continue
Added by Cassandra Barraza on November 12, 2009 at 5:18pm —
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is offering
more than 600 full scholarships to U.S. high school students to study abroad
and learn Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Turkish.
Programs begin in Summer 2010.
The Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in
cooperation with American Councils for International Education, AFS-USA,
iEARN-USA, and Concordia Language Villages, is awarding U.S.… Continue
Added by Alicia on November 12, 2009 at 3:19pm —
An article in today's El Paso Times cited members of the business community in Cuidad Juarez as seeking a resolution to the drug war plaguing the city by calling on the UN Peacekeepers.
I definitely think it is time for some outside forces to come in and squash all the chaos across the border. But I wonder if the UN would even consider bringing in peace officers and if they'd be able to handle drug cartel wars.
Many commute back and forth from Juarez, and many have family there too,… Continue
Added by essined on November 12, 2009 at 10:00am —
Every person has their own role model. The definition of a role model is: A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate. OR
a person regarded by others, esp younger people, as a good example to follow. (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/role+model
) Both definitions are basically the same in my opinion. So then what characteristics do you think a person should have in order to… Continue
Added by Cassandra Barraza on November 11, 2009 at 5:34pm —
“This is my dog Skip, and he is a vegetarian.” This may sound a bit strange, but with Amanda Loyola’s business, EcoDog Treats LLC, this is the idea. EcoDog Treats sells vegetarian dog biscuits for the environmentally friendly pup. Amanda isn’t your typical business owner, or entrepreneur, considering the fact that she is 15.
Amanda is featured in the upcoming documentary TEN9EIGHT: Shoot for the Moon
, along with other teenagers… Continue
Added by Lizette Espinosa on November 9, 2009 at 9:02pm —