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UNITED AS ONE!

This past Saturday, our Latinitas team was present at the United as One event at Bowie High School.

We had tons of fun interacting with kids and playing STEM games.

The event was geared towards children…

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Added by itzel barraza on December 5, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

#4 - Break that Stereotype!

That Mexicans are lazy!…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 18, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

#5- Future Hopes?

In…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 19, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

#1- Spotlight Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez emerged as a rising star mostly due to her infamous role as Jane Villanueva in the CW comedy series Jane the Virgin. Earning her  first Golden Globe win for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015. Her inspiring acceptance speech won the hearts of many watching that…

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Added by Briana on October 20, 2016 at 3:41pm — No Comments

2. #TBT: Growing up, how did your culture/language influence your identity (Latina, Chicana, Hispanic, etc.)?

I was born in the United States, but my parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents were born in different parts of Mexico. My dad and grandma only speak Spanish, which made it very difficult for me to communicate with them because I was accustomed to the English language. As I got older, I took Spanish classes and was becoming fluent in the language. I was very afraid to speak Spanish because we live in El Paso where the majority of people speak Spanish and judge you for not…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on October 25, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

#7-Traditions

As a child, nothing fascinated me more as seeing these individuals…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 21, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Friendship Wreath

Starting our after school clubs, the girls had the chance to get to know one another. The start to all friendships in the clubs begin with setting the right atmosphere by having rules.…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Girl Power Week!

Hey Guys!!

Last week the girls learned about Girl Power within the Latina community. The girls were taught that they can do anything they set their minds to. The girls were asked to write a letter to their future self and date the letter to be open exactly one year from the day they wrote it. The girls were encouraged to decorate their envelopes to make them more personal. In this same lesson the girls were asked to make a superhero logo of their own and stand in a superhero pose.…

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Added by Lucero Limas on November 14, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Girl Power

LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF 

In last week's after school clubs, we covered girl power. We did a…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What are you Thankful for?

With thanksgiving coming up, the girls in the after school clubs were taught the importance of being thankful and appreciating the things and the people that make an impact in their life. The girls created a "thankful tree" where they used paper bags to create the…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Importance of... Game

   I want to start writing about the importance of things; mainly the importance of specific species of animals. Plants and natural resources are great too, but other topics can be considered. There are too many choices if I just take some off the top of my head, so I am asking for any suggestions. If you find yourself questioning, “why are sting rays important?” for example, you can leave that comment on my blog or page, and hopefully I’ll be able to answer it. This could…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on November 29, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments

STEM Chica: Science is for Girls!!

A few weeks back we had the STEM Chica Workshop where we had a college panel of UTEP student majoring in computer science, engineering, and biology. I got to be one of the students in the panel. We were asked to share out experiences about classes, organizations, finals week, and college like over all. One of the questions we were asked was "what advice would you given to an upcoming college student?" I had the opportunity to answer this question, My advice to any upcoming college…

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Added by Lucero Limas on December 2, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016: Prompt 1: Latina Feminist

  Whenever I think about feminism in the Latin culture, I imagine Sandra Cisneros. Sandra Cisneros is a contemporary, Mexican-American author of novels and short-stories. Most of her stories feature insight into Latin culture. For example, she will incorporate Spanish words into English text, in a way that people who aren't familiar with Spanish can infer what the Spanish words mean.

  The theme of Cisneros's writings is often how it feels to live everyday life as a Latina. In books…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on October 10, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016: Prompt 2: Growing up Latina

  I've always felt a little out of tune with my ethnic cultural background. For the most part, I was raised purely American, but there were little hints of Mexican culture. Just not to the extent of many of my classmates.

  What I mean is, I always go to school and wonder what people are saying. I probably know more French or Chinese than I do Spanish (I'm not fluent in those languages either though.). Yet, there are some Spanish words I've picked up on through the years. For example,…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on October 11, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Texan Beauty

Texan Beauty



A view of the Chisos Mountains in big Bend National Park.

Sometimes it's hard to see the beauty in your homeland.

When people think of wild animals, it's common to think of tigers, elephants, monkeys, and lions- rarely does anybody imagine the animals native to their state. Here in Texas, we might not have biodiverse tropical rainforests, but there is a level of beauty. Nature's beauty in Texas best…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on September 13, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

Scholarships for Latinas

As Senior year comes around so does the search of scholarships in order to go to college. There many scholarships out there to make it easier for us to go to college though there are some of which are specifically for Latina women. Some of these scholarships include:

  • Lubbock hispanic association of women
  • Sallie Mae first in my family scholarship program
  • Congressional hispanic Caucus,institute, inc
  • Adelante fund scholarship
  • McDonald's…
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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 16, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Scholarship Search Websites

Have you gotten a chance to read our article about scholarship opportunities? If not, you can check it out here:

Scholarship Opportunities: It’s a Latina’s game

In sum, our article talks about ways to pay for college which at times can seem pretty…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 29, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

How latinitas inspired me

During our summer camps the girls wrote down ways continue to inspired them and help them lead the way: 

Paulina; " I got inspired by learning that in order to be a good leader i also have to think about myself and that only i can make my dreams happen"

Karla: " How to control my stress and some tips on stress situations" 

           " They helped me lead by showing me the meaning of leadership and how to show leadership to others"

Fernanda: "I was…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 2, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments

Que Viva La Reina del Tex-Mex

On Tuesday, 300 fans gathered in front of Los Angeles’ Madame Tussaud for the unveiling of Selena Quintanilla’s wax figure. People from all over the country flew in to see the beloved Tejana artist. Not surprisingly, being that Selena was from Corpus Cristi, many of the guests in attendance were from Texas. Additionally, many of the fans in attendance spoke about how Selena’s wax figure also paid tribute to the incredible contributions Selena made to…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

“Her accent is a stubborn compass/ Always pointing her towards home”

Growing up, I was always nervous of speaking in class because I was afraid someone would make fun of my accent. I would avoid eye contact whenever a teacher would be looking for someone to read the next passage. Of course, this only led to the teacher calling on me to read. I never quite understood why teachers did this. I suppose it’s because they think it will help shy students speak more in class. Well, let me tell you,…

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Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 6, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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