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November 2010 Blog Posts (31)

Black Friday: A day of conspicious consumption

This past Friday was considered Black Friday since it's the day in which all the stores have incredible prices on merchandise. It's amazing what people do just to get a super deal on something they've been wanting such as an ipod or a television. When my parents and I were driving back home after Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt's house, I could see the lines forming in front of Best Buy and Toys R' Us. To me, this was a bit crazy. I understand that people want to save money but do… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 29, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

How to Prepare Yourself for Final Tests



As everyone knows, December is here, that means the end of the year, that means FINALS!! As the semester gets to the end, its quite normal for anyone to feel a bit pressured while knowing we need to prepare ourselves to take the finals. However, some students get so nervous during exams, that oftentimes they have a hard time focusing and recalling all the things they…

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Added by yuritzy ramos on November 29, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Scholarship: Tostitos Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund

Tostitos, Cesar Chavez Foundation Join Forces to Establish $500,000 Scholarship Fund to Support Latino Students Across Arizona

Scholarship Fund to Promote Academic Success Among Latino Youth Through 11 Annual Scholarships
The Tostitos brand today announced the creation of the Tostitos Cesar Chavez

Latino Scholarship Fund to benefit Latino students in the… Continue

Added by Alicia on November 28, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Modern Chivalry

I was on Facebook last night and I found that my friend's status said something close to "Why can't men be more chivalrous?" A few guys started commenting and arguing that it's women's fault that men are no longer chivalrous. One guy mentioned that women don't like it when men open the door.

I personally don't believe any woman is against courtesy As a woman I appreciate a man who is…

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Added by Helen Rodriguez on November 23, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

BLACK FRIDAY!!



Is coming!! Is here!!!! It is time to get ready for big savings! Finally, the most wanted sale for all the Americans is around the corner! Black Friday, the biggest event of the year. Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving, and is one of the busiest days in terms of pedestrian traffic at shopping centers. I’ve been in malls and shopping centers and its in saint, you can even be lined up to…

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Added by yuritzy ramos on November 22, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Never too old for Harry Potter!

On Friday afternoon, my friend and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie. I was super excited about this movie since it is one of the last Harry Potter movies ever. At the movie theater, I noticed a lot of people of different ages. I also realized that I no longer was a pre-teen. I remember that I was about 12 years old when the first Harry Potter movie was released. It felt weird thinking about this. I hadn't realized that it's been 10 years since the first movie was… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 22, 2010 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Day

Yes, time flies... holiday season is around the corner and what celebration could be a better beginning for it than Thanksgiving Day. I love Thanksgiving Day, not only because of the delicious dinner, or the excitment of getting the family reunited, but because I think gratitude is one of the most important feelings you may experience. When you are grateful for the things you have or the situation you are living, you experience peace. Inner peace is priceless, you need inner peace in order to… Continue

Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on November 22, 2010 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

Clean Water: A basic necessity we take for granted

The other day in my International Relations class my professor lectured on the North-South Gap. The North-South Gap is the gap between the more developed countries in the North and the less developed countries in the South. The gap refers to the amount of resources available in those regions. During this lecture, she told us about some of the things that most developing countries lack. One of those things was clean water. I was disappointed to hear this because it made me…

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Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 18, 2010 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

10 Things That I'm Thankful For

As Thanksgiving gets closer, I decided to write a list of the things that I am thankful for. There are many things for which I am thankful, however, I have narrowed it down to a list of ten.

1. I am thankful for being alive

2. I am thankful for having a loving and caring family

3. I am thankful for having such amazing friends

4. I am thankful for my…

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Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 18, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

Sexy Pride



I recently had a conversation with one of my friends about the way Latinas dress. Because I posted up a previous blog about this and my friend isn't Latina, and asked me if I thought that Latinas dressed more provocatively than women in other cultures. I really didn't know what to answer. I mean, Latinas are very diverse and our ideologies are extremely varied.

Still,…

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Added by Helen Rodriguez on November 17, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Opportunities

THE HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications will be available online from Nov. 15, 2010 to March 1, 2011

Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 and will be awarded for the 2011-2012

academic year.



To be eligible to apply, students must fulfill the following requirements:



* Be of Hispanic background

* Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)

* Have graduated from high school in the U.S.…

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Added by Helen Rodriguez on November 17, 2010 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Undecided about your major?



Many students enter college not declaring a major. There’s those students who often change their minds up to three times. College is a great time to explore multiple college majors and an optimal time to grow socially and intellectually. Many colleges offer a club of majors for students to investigate about what they might like. Students usually do not need to declare a major until the end of their sophomore year. Being…

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Added by yuritzy ramos on November 17, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

Let's heal the world!

It's always a pleasure to meet people that are conscious about several "diseases" our society has nowadays. Unfortunately, we are "ill till death", we suffer from different diseases as a society. Fortunately, diseases are being detected by a large number of people and a small but yet considerable part of this group aware of our illness is doing something about it. We suffer from racism, violence, egoism, materialism, cruelty, ignorance, indifference, etc. I could go on and on telling you…

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Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on November 15, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Prison developers and SB1070 Governor in AZ Bedfellows After All

I was profoundly moved by this report out of NPR http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130833741 that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, infamous for her creation and enforcement of the SB 1070 law that allows Arizona cops to pull over anyone and make arrests if they just "feel" like someone might be an undocumented person. The atrocity to civil rights aside, she has been linked in the above story from… Continue

Added by Laura Donnelly on November 12, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

How to look Pretty

The best way to be pretty is to look natural, but there are things that can help augment your natural beauty. You don't need to cover your face with makeup, eyeshadow and mascara to look beautiful. The main thing, though is to just be yourself, and people will like you for who are. You could have acne, glasses, braces and not be super skinny, and still be beautiful. Think good of yourself, love yourself and other people will too. Always believe in yourself and never get yourself down about…

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Added by yuritzy ramos on November 12, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Honoring Our Veterans

Today, November 11, is a national holiday in which we celebrate and honor our veterans: Veteran's Day. Most of us don't know how Veteran's Day came to place and that's why I decided to do some research on how this holiday was born.

According to the web site of the Department of Veteran Affairs, on November 11th, 1918, on the eleventh hour the fighting between the Allied nations and Germany had ceased. However, World War I did not officially…

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Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 11, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments

A little bit of craziness never hurts

What a world of ours! Every one of us living our hectic lives, following our own routines, experiencing the same things over and over again. I am sure there are some fortunate ones that are not immerse in a robotic every day routine. However, I am sure most of us have found ourselves in this kind of situation and that's why I must tell you that a little bit of craziness never hurts. You might want to spice up your life just a little bit, or maybe spice it up at all. It is OK to do something… Continue

Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on November 10, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Loving the Fall Season!

As the leaves of the trees turn red and yellow, one thing is for certain: Fall is here! Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love how the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. It is just perfect. I love being able to wear sweaters because I like feeling chilly. Another reason why I love Fall so much is that the spirit of the holidays are present. Thanksgiving is just the perfect start to the season of festivities. Just thinking of Fall brings the smell of cinnamon… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 10, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments

Job hunting: Make it less stressful

We know we are living tough times. It's getting harder and harder to find a job in today's stationary economy. Therefor we have to take advantage of whatever opportunity it may come. For instance, job fairs, seminars to improve your resume and your interview skills, internet job search engines, networking and referrals among others. First you have to have an easy-to-read, informative, and straight to the point resume. The next step is to look for a job, you can search on the internet. There are… Continue

Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on November 10, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

The importance of college



During our high school, we as students begin to question the importance of a college education. We ask ourselves, "Why is it important to go to college?" The answer is that, more than ever, attending to college provides much more opportunities for graduates to those who have not received a higher education.

Why should you go to college? One…

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Added by yuritzy ramos on November 8, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

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