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Stop Summer Boredom

I remember when I was in middle school or high school I would have a hard time figuring out what to do with all my free time. The first few days of summer were really cool and relaxing, but after the first week I felt bored.

Here are some ideas to stop summer boredom:

Go on Rotten Tomatoes and watch the highest rated movies

This takes A LOT of time. I would spend hours just watching movies, but after a week I thought I needed to do something more…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on June 20, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

5 Ways You Can Help Stop Climate Change

  1. Plant a tree! Trees help absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and release good ol’ oxygen back out for us. To help plant trees, volunteer with an environmental organization or see if you can get a program started at school.
  2. Instead of driving to school, take the bus or ride your bike if it’s not too far! You can also carpool to school with a neighbor. This will help cut down on carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the amount of cars on the road.
  3. Save our carbon…

Added by Kirsty Brewster on June 23, 2016 at 8:14pm — No Comments

My cause: Mental illness

The cause or problem I had picked was mental health. This problem can affect everyone and every thing. It may come out of nowhere but there is always a reason why even if you don't know it. Mental health can be caused by a event that affected you greatly.This can lead to so many things like depression and other thing. But it can mostly lead to suicide that is th worst cost from it. Also if it doesn't get the right treat ment it will worsen. There are side affect to help you realize that some… Continue

Added by Isabella delgado on June 20, 2016 at 3:46pm — No Comments

The Importance of Keeping up with the News

Following the news is a great way of keeping up with the world and its movements. It is important to learn about the things that are happening in your country as well as things happening all around the world. Although it might not seem like it at first, every news story affects you as well. Keeping ourselves informed allows us to think of ideas on how to fix the problems that surround us. Recently we have been surrounded by stories that are worthy of our attention such as the horrific attack…


Added by Olivia Soledad on June 22, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments


I have had times when i was younger I wished I had a older sister to talk to. Well today I am going to tell you about and experience I had and that a still struggle with today, I like to start with school starting with those annoying and teachers, well When I was younger I was brought down by my teachers they judged my smartness by my grades. I remember dereding the day of parent teacher conference,they would tell my family how bad of a student I was,this was a scar I my life. I rember coming… Continue

Added by Amanda Torres on June 23, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Why you should work in retail at least once in your life.

Retail- an enormous entity that has taken over our lives unknowingly. We live surrounded by ads, stores, commercials etc., constantly being drawn into the retail world whether you work within the industry or you not. Whether you are picking up coffee, running an errand or just passing by, retail has become a part of our daily routines.

If you were to make a poll amongst your friends, most would opt out of working in retail due to misconceptions in the field. It is important to…


Added by Andrea Luna on June 27, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments


Having a leadership position is the best thing ever, it gives you the opportunity to build a strong team by guiding them to reach a certain goal. As a leader it's very important to build good relationships with your team because if your team feels comfortable then they can bring a positive impact whether is on your costumers or that specific goal. Also it's very essential to be creative and open-minded to create good relationships with your team members.

Added by Jessica Tarin on June 27, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments


There is a lot of tips in what to do when u are bullied but there is 3 most important tips to keep I'm mind. Number 1 is to keep your head up even when you are at your lowest point in your life.Its because when u keep your head up you don't just show everyone the you can be strong but you are also proving to your self that you are more than what people think of you and what they say about you. Tip number 2 is that just not saying or doing anything can be a goos weapon against the bully, because… Continue

Added by Alejandra Mendoza on June 27, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments


Women should receive the same respect as men! It gets me mad knowing how dumb and "machistas" men are. A women is capable of doing whatever she wants, accomplishing tasks that even men can't, but the point here is that women should be treated equal as men. Both men and women play a very essential role in this world. It's very important that women speak for themselves showing that with our strong, mature, and multi-tasking mentality we can change the world.

Added by Jessica Tarin on June 27, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

How to Get Over Anything That's Bothering You

I always try not to get upset so easily. I know it won’t make me feel any better, but it’s a natural reaction. It’s easy to dwell on the past and what went wrong—to think back on embarrassing moments or actions you wish you could take back—but the unfortunate thing about the past is that it can’t be changed. So how do you get over it? Here’s what I do:


I ask myself: Will this matter in five years? The answer is usually no.


In the moment, we don’t…


Added by Kirsty Brewster on June 22, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Why I Say Latinx

My name is Celeste, and my preferred gender pronouns are she/her.


This is a statement that I had never been asked to say before I started college in Pennsylvania in 2013. That is,…


Added by Celeste Ledesma on June 17, 2016 at 6:17pm — No Comments

But first, let me take a SELFIE!

June 21st is National Selfie Day, so I thought I’d take this time to reflect on the role that the selfie has played in society in recent years. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the impact that selfie taking has on girls and women… Some sources suggest that being exposed to other people’s selfies on social media can really hurt someone’s self-esteem, while others say that taking and posting one’s own…


Added by Celeste Ledesma on June 20, 2016 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

Tips for those that are going away from home for college!

Tips for those that are going away from home for college!


Leaving home for college is a challenging journey but it can be very exciting and fun! Throughout the year I developed ways to keep my life organized and as stable as I could.


Here is a list of tips that will hopefully make this hectic exciting ride just a bit easier:

  1. Keep in constant communication with your family.Being away from your family is difficult especially if they…

Added by Olivia Soledad on June 8, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments

And Above All Be Yourself!

Added by itzel barraza on June 10, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Letter to Orlando shooting victims

Dear Orlando shooting victims,


I cried when I woke up to the news of your injuries and your deaths. It’s human to sympathize. The nation cried and prayed and still cries and prays even though they don’t know you and I don’t…


Added by Celeste Ledesma on June 15, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Happy National Best Friends Day!

"True friends are never apart... Maybe in distance, but not in heart."

It might be kind of late, but I just wanted to say Happy National Best Friends Day! I hope you have taken the time to tell your closest friends how much you care about them! A lot of us can admit that we owe the world to our homegirls for being…


Added by Celeste Ledesma on June 8, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

My look on hip hop music & how to understand it

 Most people may think that hip hop music is too violent. I think hip hop is misunderstood since some of it may have bad language. I think that hip hop needs to be studied for people to understand it. I actually look up the lyrics and start to realize that the songs have a story about the artists life. I find that in hip hop it shows the struggles the artist when through. The voilence in the songs is the violence that the artist has exprienced in life. The artist dont always have an easy…


Added by Kimberly Cobos on June 10, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Movies to Watch this Month

Finding Dory

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Even as an Adult Woman I find myself excited for the movie premiere of Pixar's "Finding Dory". This movie is a sequel to "Finding Nemo" which came out May 30, 2003, I was in third grade I believe when this came out so this a very long awaited sequel. In summary, Dory, who is a very forgetful fish, starts remembering things about her past (her…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on June 13, 2016 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

A Tuesday for the Books

     I woke up this morning, and nothing was different. The walls were still green. My phone was still on the nightstand. I looked in the mirror, and still didn't look like anybody on my TV screen. The newspaper lying in the driveway still could not tell me that a woman in California had been given any justice after being sexually assaulted. The beautiful faces plastered over a bulletin board at the grocery store still had the word "Missing" written above them. Women still walked through the…


Added by Cande Duran on June 8, 2016 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Super grateful for Stay Teen Event!

Last week, I attended the Stay Teen event at the Housing Authority of El Paso. It was great all the things that emerged from that day.

I was told to read one of the poems I submitted for a contest. Stay Teem contest had three categories: Video, Art, or Writing. With your entry, you had to tell the audience why do you think the youth should stay away of the adult's problems or why we (teens) should stay the way we are and live our now. For the contest, I chose the category of Writing and…


Added by Grecia Sanchez on May 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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