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Back to school in August..

So who else is ready to go back to school in August? I have taken the semester off and I have to say I have missed the late night study sessions and the cramming in homework the night before its due. Although that is not something I recommend, especially since I'm in college. I want to hear about everyone's thoughts and feelings on the upcoming school year. Will you be headed to high school, college, or if your taking some time off. I know here in Florida I will be going through an epic…


Added by Fabiola Gonzalez on July 20, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Do's and Don't's for the Rest of Summer

Hey hey hey!!! I know it's been a while since my last blog post!! I have been really busy with cheerleading and also we have our annual family fiesta coming up this Saturday so my family has been preparing for that all week!!

So today, since it's nearing the end of the month and therefore getting us closer to going back to school, I've decided to prepare a Do and Don't list. This one we can call Do's and Don'ts for the Rest of Summer! I hope you enjoy!

Do: spend as much… Continue

Added by Dallas Gomez on July 23, 2015 at 6:27pm — No Comments


Hi Latinitas!

My name is Kayla, but sometimes I go by Angela. I am a high school senior in Florida and I was generously assigned by Jasmine to be one of Latinitas new contributing writers and multimedia producers. Pretty cool!

Here are a few random facts about…


Added by Kayla Angela Alamilla on July 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Fiesta!!

When my grandma first got sick, she was sad because she wasn't able to go to Puerto Vallarta. She was sad because she couldn't go to the fiestas there so my grandpa said he would throw her her own fiesta and that's how it all started.

When my grandma passed away, it hit us all really hard. It's been 6 years now, but it's like we were just getting the call yesterday. We all miss her a ton but we know that she wouldn't want us to be sad, she'd want us to be happy and having fun, so that's… Continue

Added by Dallas Gomez on July 27, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

Reaction to Marriage Article

To start off, if you’re interested in what this blog will be about, click this:

If you read the article above then you might know where this is going…

I was shocked after reading this article. I was astounded that this was actually in a magazine for readers to absorb the message and I’m shocked that this was okay-ed to be…


Added by Zaira Lujan on July 24, 2015 at 12:06am — No Comments

Donald Trump

Since Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president in mid-June, his remarks about Latinos and others have only become worse. As a reminder, in his first speech he made remarks such as:

“When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. They are not sending you. They are not sending you. They are sending people that have lots of problems and they are bringing those problems with us. They are bringing drugs, they are brining crime, they’re rapists, and some I…


Added by Zaira Lujan on July 20, 2015 at 1:07am — No Comments

Journalism in July experience

I want to tell you guys about the experience I had in this camp. I was there as a counselor and to see all these students that register to learn more about journalism was so great. The camp is basically for high school students pursuing their careers in journalism and the cam in on the month of July just one week. They have the opportunity to stay on the campus dorms, which are amazing, I had never been there and I just got very excited. They also went to the…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on July 20, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

Media's Beauty Standards

No matter what we are doing, where we are, or the time of day, we are surrounded by the media’s messages. You could be checking out groceries at the local supermarket when you see the blonde, blue eyed woman on the cover of a magazine or in the car when you hear about the latest weight loss product. The tools that the media utilizes to send out its message about beauty standards can vary from social media to advertisements on a billboard. What you see and hear around you has been…


Added by Zaira Lujan on July 18, 2015 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Dear magazine editor...

Dear editor,

     I don't think it's right to change models by photoshopping them or adding so much makeup. The reason behind this is because young girls will stress trying to look like that although they do not know that it's false. This is not fair to people reading and looking at the magazine because they may feel self conscious about the way they look. This is also disappointing for the model…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on July 15, 2015 at 10:10am — No Comments

I am a leader because... (Hollywood camp 2015)

Megan Cisneros

-I'm a leader because I love to help people that need the shelter and love.

-I make a difference because I'm a very energetic…


Added by Alyssa Downey on July 17, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments

A Little Bit About Me!!

Hi everyone! My name is Dallas and I'm new here. Today I'm jsut going to tell you a bit about myself. I'm 17 years old from Michigan. This year I am going to be a senior in high school and I'm very excited. My favorite subject in school is English. I want to become a journalist when I am older.

I have one little sister who is 8, a younger brother who is 13, and another brother who is 5. Yes, that means I am the oldest in my family. (Sometimes it's a better thing than others) I am also very… Continue

Added by Dallas Gomez on July 18, 2015 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

Self Care

It is important to take care of yourself. You have to keep your mind, body and spirit taken care of so you can work at your highest potential and so you can be happy. 

Here are some ways to take care of yourself:

Drink Plenty of Water

You're body is made up of mostly water, so it is important to be drinking enough throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated. Drinking plenty of water can keep you energized, and helps your body detox. Here is a good article…


Added by Selena Blanco on July 17, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments

La Gordita

I am 100% Dominican. And if you know any Dominicans you know the stereotypes. Big butt, tiny waist, loud, and of course expert bachata dancers. While there are so many amazing aspects of my culture like the passion for music and the pride that Dominicans have there are also many drawbacks. I am expected to have a big butt, tiny waist and also eat a huge plate of arroz con habichuelas y carne. And if I don’t soy exigente.

The expectations I am…


Added by Joanna Carrasco on July 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bullying Issues Advice Column (Hollywood Camp 2015)

Ever since I had a new friend I have felt bad about not spending as much time with my old friends what should I do to not leave friends out?

  • Try asking her if she would like to hang out with you and your old friends. If she doesn't want to, and only wants to hang out with you, then ask her why she feels that way. Also let your old friends know that you want her to hang out with all of you. If both your old friends and…

Added by Alyssa Downey on July 18, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

Why I love Science. :) (And a little motivation for being a great nerd)

I know many of you girls reading these blogs are interested in media, technology, journalism, etc., but I would like to take a break from all that good stuff just for a few minutes and give you a little information on another interesting topic: SCIENCE!

Yaaaay. :)

Most of you probably don't really like it,…


Added by Alyssa Downey on July 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Body Image

  • You're beautiful just the way you are!
  • Everyones beautiful inside and out.
  • Its not about "looks" it's about brains... etc. 

Added by Ariadne Venegas on July 1, 2015 at 10:38pm — No Comments


  • Be yourself!
  • Don't let people create you
  • Be unique
  • Feel your own beauty…

Added by Ariadne Venegas on July 1, 2015 at 10:31pm — No Comments

My response to Donald Trump

I can't think in anyone worse than Donald Trump. I feel like we are going back to the 50's or 60's when segregation was everywhere in the US. I feel that with him in power we are going to be worst than other decades. Instead of looking for a solution that will benefit both countries he just wants us extinct, so he can live happily ever after.…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on July 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Self-Esteem Tips

What advice do you have to help girls boost their self-esteem?

  • Remember people don't all look the same.
  • You are pretty in your own way.
  • We should focus on the brain and not just the body.
  • You are perfect the way you are.
  • You don't need makeup to look perfect. You are beautiful the way you are.
  • Everyone is different.
  • We can't all be models.
  • Say positive things about yourself.
  • Remember a lot of the models are…

Added by Latinitas Intern on June 23, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments




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