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Let me be content

Keep searching and asking, then acting. Don't think on the purpose too much and you'll find meaning.

EVEN if meaning, to you, goes beyond school intellect or a stationary, habitual work ethic. The road to finding yourself is a journey.

Before you know it, you'll be so consumed with you that he/she will be that blurry dot in your life.

That dot that was a speck.

That speck that  became a blob.

That blob that  became a figure.…


Added by April C. Davila on July 30, 2014 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Being a leader & a volunteer

 You would think volunteering might be a lot of work or boring but, honestly it's a lot of fun. Not only do you make small connection with the girls at camp, but you also meet the creative magical imagination of their brain. Also while the girls at camp are learning cool things, I am  learning fantastic things as well that I wish someone would have teach me or expose me at such a young age. I have learned how to edit a video, the…


Added by Guadalupe flores on July 29, 2014 at 7:22pm — No Comments

The Sad Truth About Our Privacy

When was the last time you thoroughly read the "Terms and conditions"? No one? Anyone? Don't worry, I'm guilty, too. "They're so long" and "confusing," you're thinking. And that's intentional. Consequently by doing this we're giving our privacy away. The sad truth about privacy is that we have no privacy.

Do your research and soon you will find this out for yourself. The NSA has a surveillance program…


Added by Juanita Rivera on July 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dilemmas:To move or not to move

I am a sophomore at the University of Texas at El Paso.  As a 20 year old you would think I have more freedom than high school kids do but unfortunately that is not the case. My typical strict, Mexican mother watches my every move and gives me a curfew because I still live under her roof; her house...her rules.  I don't party and I don't do illegal things however she still tries her best to over protect me.  With a cut in my financial aid my hopes of moving out to the dorms have slowly…


Added by Claudia B. Mendoza on July 20, 2014 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

Dear editors of magazines,

I think you should not Photoshop because we then the people that are reading the magazines we can't see what their real body/face looks like. I also think you should not Photoshop because some people that are in the magazines that think they look good and fancy but really they are not. I don't think you should Photoshop because some people like how they turned…


Added by Latinitas Healthy Chica Camp on July 29, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Latinitas is seeking members for their Youth Editorial Board!

Deadline to apply: September 8th, 2014

Young Latinas who want to develop their writing and multimedia skills are invited to apply to the Youth Editorial Advisory Board, an online writing program for girls between the ages of 13-25. The program will run from September 10th to December 31st. YEAB serves as a forum of self-expression among female youth across the country. YEAB members will contribute content to the, the first…


Added by Jasmine Villa on July 27, 2014 at 5:55am — No Comments

Las Morenitas y Las Güeritas

It's so sad to have prejudice alive today ... in my fellow Latinos. Sadly, there are countless of times I've heard Latinos say extremely offensive and ignorant comments like, "Oh she's…


Added by Juanita Rivera on July 26, 2014 at 11:42pm — 2 Comments

From a Latinita with a big dream to making it a reality

Two years ago, I made the decision to accept an internship in Boston for the summer (All in previous blog posts). That decision changed my life for the better. After graduating from UTEP I moved to Boston to work for the non-profit that had given me the internship the year before. I am not going to lie to any of you and say it was easy. I cried so much the week before leaving that I was emotionally exhausted by the time I got on the plane to make the eight-hour flight to what I would call my…


Added by Karen Lopez on July 10, 2014 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

Be Spontaneous and Travel Abroad!

Something that I have always dreamed of was to travel all over. I ended up traveling for the first time abroad last year and now I'm hooked!

Traveling abroad has changed me as a person because it made me feel more independent. Why?

Because first of all, trips are never free. I wanted…


Added by Sara Eunice Martinez on July 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Wise Latina Guest Speakers

About two weeks ago, I had the chance to attend to the Wise Latina Conference with Several guest speakers. These wonderful ladies are writers, producers, and directors. Nancy De Los Santos and Denisse Chavez.

Nancy De Los Santos was one of the producers in the famous film "Selena" she had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Lopez and the Quintanilla family. She was also the first Latina to serve in the board of directors. It amazes me that someone this important with many…


Added by Polet Espinoza on July 2, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Student Discount

The second semester of my freshman year in college I stumbled upon a something incredible. You know that student ID that they make you take at Freshman Orientation? The one where you either look amazing or like a child?  The one that you hide in your wallet and hope that no one ever asks to see it? Well, it’s time to start using it. Turns out you get crazy discounts at different stores and restaurants by flashing your student Id.  I use it all the time and its really quite helpful because…


Added by Ixchel Perez- Sajquim on June 28, 2014 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Movies to Watch


The movie 13 wishes is an exciting movie and has beautiful moral. When Howleen finds a genie named Gigi, she has her at her command but when she didn’t know there was a bad side. Gigi’s shadow grows stronger every second she makes a selfish wish. Soon she made a horrible wish to be popular. Can the ghouls save her before Wisp takes over the monster world? ~Elizabeth

My favorite movie is Dear John. This is a romantic movie. Its about this brave…


Added by Latinitas Intern on June 24, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Summer Reading List

Latinitas share their favorite summer reading list...

My favorite book is Flora and Ulysess. It is about a squirrel and a girl. Flora’s mom was vacuuming because she got vacuum. It is by Kate Dicamillo. A squirrel got sucked into the vacuum. Flora saved the squirrel. They lived together for a long time. ~Crystal

The book Walls Between Walls is an amazing book full of adventure. When a family moves to New York and finds an eye behind the wall they find out there…


Added by Latinitas Intern on June 24, 2014 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Healthier LIfestyle

During the summer we tend to pack on weight because in reality, all we tend to do is sit on our butts all day, eating, watching television, or going out and eating at fast food restaurants.  Ladies.. let us go against that norm! Especially if you are a college student.  It is said that as a Freshman you gain the "freshman 15."  The "freshman 15" is the theory that as a college student you are bound to gain weight.  Sadly, the theory does apply to most students.  

You might be asking…


Added by Claudia B. Mendoza on June 23, 2014 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Take your headphones off

Based on my understanding of music and its effects  is that it speaks to anyone in its own manner. This is probably the reason many of us choose to single ourselves out, unknowingly of course, by putting those ear buds/phones, or phones in our ears.

It's like every one of us wants to channel our feelings within our song, by our lonesome selves. This can be done while waiting for a bus and letting our eyes wander to the others who may want to sit on the bench, but you are too stubborn,…


Added by April C. Davila on June 20, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

How to Cure Boredom This Summer

If you aren’t actively involved in something during the awesome down time that is summer, it can get pretty boring. Even those lucky enough to score a job, internship, volunteer work, etc., can have some days where we simply have nothing to do. Those days can be fun if you like laying back and vegetating for a while, but even that gets tiresome.  Or, if you’re anything like me, down time is hard to enjoy because I simply can’t sit still…


Added by Sofia Villarreal on June 22, 2014 at 9:13pm — No Comments

College Life: Where Sleep is Gold

In highschool, I thought very highly of myself for staying up until 2 or 3 a.m. I imagined I was getting in some practice before college, and I was thrilled at the idea that I was preparing myself for an exciting and fun-filled life ahead. This became a half truth in college. Yes, I am staying up late and this time it is past 3 a.m. on a regular basis, and yes it is…


Added by Sofia Villarreal on June 15, 2014 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Modern day feminist

I just spent the last hour notating FB posts that young girls put on their feed as a means of laughter or seriousness and they all have in common the fact that they learn from each other and therefore perpetuate a cycle of not knowing the seriousness of who may watch them.

For example, posts of Rihanna and her now ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, giving the message that if you say long enough or endure the "ups and downs of a relationship" you too can conquer their partners demons and…


Added by April C. Davila on June 13, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Call for Writers!

Added by Jasmine Villa on June 11, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

The Beautiful Truth

These past few weeks I've been dealing with several friends and young girls dealing with self-esteem. It especially catches my attention when girls say to a magazine "Why can't I be this skinny?" But the truth is, they're not. They were altered with technology to make it seem as if they're "perfect", but are they really? Along these talks, I had the chance to write a poem specifically on this topic which I hope you like and give any feedback…


Added by Polet Espinoza on June 5, 2014 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment




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