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Holiday Celebrations

Latinitas share how they celebrate the holiday season....

We celebrate Christmas with my family. We eat tamales and menudo at night. The first thing in the morning, we open the presents. I celebrate Christmas with my mom, my dad, my sister, my tias and my grandma. I will go to Juarez, Mexico this year. I celebrate this holiday on December 24 and 25. I think this holiday is special because you…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Recovered, but Back to Square One





She wants to know what happened when that man entered

He carried a large belt in one hand as the other was red…


Added by April C. Davila on December 12, 2014 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

Proud Latinas

We asked some Latinitas what they like most about being Latina and here is what they said:

What does your culture mean to you?

It means Pride in everything we do. Our culture means self expression, satisfaction, and hardwork. It means to honor our family with all our effort. –Leslie B.

It means the freedom to express myself in any way. – Claudia B.

What is your favorite family tradition?

Getting together for…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 15, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

My Future Career

Girls were asked to write about the career they picked and why they decided on that career:

-I picked forensic scientist as my career because I love science. I like the idea of being able to investigate and solve crimes using science. I think this career is very interesting and exciting. –Leslie B.

-I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to help people who are sick by helping them in the hospital and when they are in danger. -Arlene L.

-I want to…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 15, 2014 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Women We Admire

Sonia Soto Mayor- A woman that I admire I Sonia Soto Mayor. She is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. She I only the 3rd female Supreme Court Justice. She came from humble upbringing , but she set high goals for herself. She attended Yale and Princeton, she is proud of her heritage and coined the term " Wise Latina". - Alicia

Selena Gomez- I think Selena Gomez seems more like girl power because she is a very beautiful role model, and singer. Selena Gomez is very kind and…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 15, 2014 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Time for Change (New Years Redolution)

Ever forget imortant events or things that you're supposed to remember? Well it always happens to me. I seem to think that my brain will remember every single thing. But the truth is it doesn't . Taking the time to actually write down events or tasks down in a planner seems to be too much work at times. But as technology moves forward it's also time to use my phone as a planner. It's time for a change, not to be that forgetful friend! I'll change to be more oraganized and complete tasks on… Continue

Added by Ariana Ortega on December 17, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Adult, teen, child, newborn-I want one, one day.

During our era when Angelina Jolie and Madonna make it seem so easy in adopting a child from Africa and certain parts of Asia, someone in America may feel that they should do the same.  From an ethics standpoint, a load of cash cannot determine a families formation if given to adoption personnel. On the one hand one must remember that it is here in the United States where the highest number of children in foster care, runaways and poverty stricken kids…


Added by April C. Davila on December 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Thanksgivivng Tradition

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my family because they have been there for me and they motivate me to reach my goals. The way me and my family celebrate thanksgiving is that we get together and eat turkey, before we eat we first give thanks for something that we are thankful for. Also sometimes on previous years we have gone out of town to my aunt's house in Dallas and we spend time with her and my cousins. I think that it is important that this holiday we…


Added by Latinitas Intern on November 26, 2014 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Use in this order: Knife, Fork and 'Excuse me'

For many Americans, generously displaying table manners is probably the least of their worries. They have their education at the forefront of their waking lives, it is college after all. If they are hungry they come to the dining hall to eat be it from hunger, stress or even both. International students and some…


Added by April C. Davila on December 6, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Made with Code

great opportunity from …


Added by Jasmine Villa on December 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Little Less Crazy

The other night, I was going through some old pictures I had saved to my computer, and found a quote from Orange is the New Black about love that I couldn't help but think about for a long time after.  I'm always telling everyone I care about how much I appreciate that they let me be my 'weird',…


Added by Elena Barrera-Waters on December 3, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments



WERE TALKING ABOUT FASHION AND I WANT TO BUY SOME NEW NAIL POLISH                                                        




Added by Barrington 2014 on December 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico became a trending topic around the world. Sadly, it was because of a mistreated political issue. It wasn't more than a year ago that President Enrique Pena Nieto was in the cover of Time Magazine with the phrase "Saving Mexico". This belief didn't last long, specially now that the whole controversy is a public issue.

Everything unleashed last September 26,2014 when 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero were kidnapped and taken in buses. After that, they…


Added by Kenia Guerrero on November 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

High School

       Yes, high school can be scary and it can make you nervous just thinking about, but there are many bright sides to starting/being in high school. One reason why high school can be scary is if you're going to be attending a high school with ALL NEW PEOPLE, like me. I went to middle school in another city and grew up around a whole other race. And because of that, I was terrified to start high school and leave all of my friends. To be completely honest, it's not too bad. Some days it can…


Added by Imani Caban on November 29, 2014 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Happy Veterans Day

Latinitas members shared their message to veterans...

I have met quite a few veterans that I think are special to me. I would like to tell them thank you for reading to us, taking time out of your lives to spend time at our school events. Thank you very much for what you have done for us at our school. Thank you for keeping us safe and alive. Veterans day is a day when people show that they…


Added by Latinitas Intern on November 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Austin City Limits - Remembering First...

Before I can start sharing about this year's national music festival: Austin City Limits, two weekends of star-studded as well as new music on 5+ stages in sunny Austin, TX, I have to reflect on years' past and the wonderful Latino music acts that have showed through the decade.  My first encounter with ACL Fest was my first encounter with Amigos Invisibles, back in 2005.  The band that never stops playing brings nodes of disco, techno, Latin "gozada" rhythms - Venezuelan beats that evoke…


Added by Laura Donnelly on October 7, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Too Blessed to be Stressed

Everyone has bad days where it feels like your stress level has hit a new high where it makes you feel a new low. The bright side is that you'll always bounce back, stronger and more prepared. 

School, work, family, friends, etc. are all essential parts of our lives that sometimes make us stress out. The best thing to remember when you feel like you're on a short fuse is to breathe. It's as simple as it sounds. Be surrounded by calming sounds or a quiet area, close your eyes,…


Added by Sylvia Butanda on October 10, 2014 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

dia de los muertos

Hi my name is Desiree I going to talk to you about dia de los muertos (The day of the dead) .I"m talking about selena quintanilla perez. She was born on april 16 1971 she die on march 13 1995. .selena was  a famous tejano singer. I look up to her because she strong.Her quotes amazing.She was special to me because she is tejano singer and beautiful .She just amazing.Selena inspire me to be a singer and myself .She make me happy when i listen to her . She pass a way…


Added by Blazier Bluejays 2014-2015 on October 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Two Different Cultures

While Mexicans and Puerto Ricans have many similarities, they also have many differences. I will be talking about those differences because I come from both Mexican and Puerto Rican backgrounds. Mexico and Puerto Rico are both very beautiful countries but their cultures are very different. Such as: the type of music they listen to, the food they eat, and how they talk.

Mexicans tend to listen to a type of music that they call "corridos". While many Puerto Ricans listen like to listen to… Continue

Added by Imani Caban on October 30, 2014 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

October Anti-bullying Month


Every October, schools and organizations across the country join together in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and…


Added by Latinitas Intern on October 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments




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