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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

Say No to Drugs


Say No to Drugs/ Di No a Las Drogas

Red Ribbon Week takes place October 23-31 and promotes awareness of the dangers of drugs. Our Club Members share their red ribbon week message...


SAY NO TO DRUGS!!! They are bullies to your body plus you can get sick from them. - Delaney


You should not do drugs because they are bad for you and they can make you die .When you do drugs they make your breath smell.…


Added by Latinitas Intern on October 24, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Have a Fun & Safe Halloween

Tips To Have a Safe Halloween:

Our club members shared these tips to have a safe Halloween

1. The way of having a safe Halloween is by wearing bright colors. 

2. When you trick or treat, check the candy before eating them.

3. Take a flashlight with…


Added by Latinitas Intern on October 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How I handle my stress

I never use to get so stressed out until I came to college. The balancing act of school and a social life is possibly one of the most difficult things to do. When things start piling up on me, from multiple tests and papers due all in the same week, my reflex is to hide under my blanket until it's all over. Not the best way to handle stressful situations, so I've learned to do other things instead.

When I am studying during tests and I get overwhelmed and feel like I can't do it, I…


Added by Selina Bonilla on October 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Your Invitation to the Sisterhood

“Women’s progress is human progress.” –Hillary Clinton

Trending this past month was the word “feminism” and what it means to be “feminist.” We were brought to tears when Emma Watson moved us with her #HeForShe campaign speech at the UN. Clapped out loud when Lena Dunham called out to women to join together instead of being pitted against each other. What is the use of the word “feminism” if we aren’t all standing together for it? Instead we are debating on…


Added by Anna-Alizette on October 2, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

My Education is Worth It

“When you are in college, we won’t be there to make you do your work. As a matter of fact, when you are in college, odds are you will not have a professor that will allow you to make up your work or even turn it in late. It is your responsibility, no one else’s, and you need to start getting into that mindset already!”

I have heard that speech uttered countless times from numerous high school teachers’ lips as they preached to our juvenile minds about the expectations that await us at…


Added by Selina Bonilla on October 6, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Latinitas Code Chica Conference

Latinitas First Code Chica Conference

 According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by the time girls in middle school now attend college, there will be one million more computer science jobs than computer scientists to fill them. When we look at the number of girls and women pursuing that career path, things look bleak, women of color, worse. Less than…


Added by Erika Martinez on October 3, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Dreams do come true

Hola muchachitas!

Sorry for not being able to update my blog here b/c so many things have just happened in only a matter of months!

I will admit though, that they are good things :D…


Added by Sara Eunice Martinez on October 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Latina Rosa Parks - Carmelita Torres

Have you heard of Carmelita Torres? She was a part of the Bath Riots of 1917. She has been compared to Rosa Parks because she took a stand against discrimination and inhumanity. In the early 1900's, it was common practice for U.S. health officials to force Mexicans crossing the bridge into the U.S. to bathe, strip naked in front of an inspector and undergo a lice treatment. These toxic and harmful chemicals were used to kill lice and prevent typhus. A 17-year-old Mexican maid crossed the…


Added by Alicia on October 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Latina Identity

Being a Latina means being resilient. It means working hard and not letting bumps in the road, no matter how big or small, stop us from reaching our goals. It means putting our utmost effort to everything we do because people are expecting us to fail and we're going to prove them wrong. It means working twice as hard to make ourselves, our parents, and our families proud. It means ignoring stereotypes that claim we are lazy and being the hard workers that generations of Latinos have proven…


Added by Cynthia Amaya on September 27, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Mexican-American Me

Throughout my life I have been at a constant limbo between my roots (Mexican) and my birthplace (American).  Struggling to identify myself was never fun and even more so now that I am attending a university.  I grew up speaking Spanglish and when I do so at school I am looked at funny because of it.  People either enjoy it or get annoyed by it.  Now that I am a 20 year old I now understand what it is to be a latina.  I have the best of both worlds: the modern American world mixed with the…


Added by Claudia B. Mendoza on September 29, 2014 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

Classroom reflections: What being Latina means to me...

I’ve never been so immersed in my culture until this semester. On top of being an intern here at Latinitas, I am currently taking a ‘Chicano Educational Struggles’ course and a ‘Minorities in the Media’ course. I’ve learned so much about my roots in this semester than any other semester of school in my life.


How crazy is that? I’m twenty years old and have lived my entire life in South San Antonio, where my community is entirely Hispanic. Approximately over 90% of my friends…


Added by Selina Bonilla on September 30, 2014 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Falling into September

     Books are quite literally my kryptonite. There is nothing I love more than walking down the aisle in a library or bookstore and seeing the hundreds of stories at my fingertips. But as I started growing older and viewing my world in a more critical way, I was able to apply that same perspective to the books I would read. In a society where women are still treated as second-class citizens, no matter how subtly, I was suddenly searching for contradictions…


Added by Andrea Barreto on September 30, 2014 at 11:14pm — 3 Comments

My brother's kidnapping, leaving home and living as a refugee.

I think everyone by the age of 20 have had to overcome certain obstacle, for my best friend was the death of her older brother, for other friend was having to move because of financial difficulties and for me was the kidnapping of my brother.

I am from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

I'm pretty sure that if you've seen the news you've heard the name of my city and if you have, it had the word murder or…


Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 25, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Leading Latinas - #WCW: Who runs this? Girls! c

I started this blog by looking on Google "Important Latina Women" and I was surprised that the first websites that pop in my screen were this websites talking about the curves of Jennifer Lopez, Shakira's pregnancy and Sofia Vergara's new boyfriend, and as much as I like the work of these 3 women I have to say this wasn't what I was looking for AT ALL.

And I'm a bit disappointed that the Latina image is immediately associated with this hyper sexual or poor background…


Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments




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