I had to postpone writing this blog until I could cool down and look back on this year's roommate disaster with a positive attitude. It is now that my school year is over and my apartment drama has long passed that I can look at my experience through a different lens. Last summer I left El Paso with nothing but positivity and excitement for my Junior year of college but as soon as I set foot in my new Austin apartment, a dark cloud formed over the new school year.
It's been two days since I graduated and I feel better than last times post.
It could be because I am still in my internship stages. I love interning with Latinitas, very much so. I love the whole communication process even if it is through email or social networks.
As sad as I was about leaving the students that I tutored, I am sure I left them a strong and positive impression of our relationship. Their attempts to read to me and complete their homework show me so much of…Continue
Added by April C. Davila on May 21, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments
Do you know a high school student who is an aspiring attorney?
Apply now to the FREE Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Legal Education Action Program (LEAP). The program takes place in Los Angeles, California on June 23-30, 2013. LEAP participants will be housed on a University campus for the one-week residential experience and will live in a protected campus environment with young attorneys, law students and college graduates serving as student-guides and mentors.…
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I am currently a new intern with Latinitas and this is my first blog. To formally introduce myself, my name is Jennifer Lopez. Many people think I was named after the famous star, “Jennifer Lopez,” but everything happened by coincidence. This blog is going to clarify how my name came to be and to prove that I was not named after the famous star.
The year I was born, 1993, Jennifer Lopez starred in a television show known as In Living Color. In…Continue
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In the past 3 months, I was searching for a new shampoo and conditioner. One of my friends who is studying cosmetology recommended the Suave Moroccon Infusion line. I have to admit that I didnt believe that such an affordable shampoo and conditioner will have good results.
I have to start by saying that the shampoo has an AMAZING SCENT!!! the scent lasts along time and it smells different than the other shampoos…Continue
I've come to the sudden realization that I do not want to leave Pennsylvania. This is because I met friends whom I love. Who like me for me and likewise.
I don't want to panic, but I am. I don't want to come home and "start all over again" with making friends. It took two years to make the friends that I did. I know, I know, "I can meet friends anywhere I go," it was just so hard for me to become vulnereable. I don't want to go through that for another set of people.
The final 2 weeks of my high school are finally here. All my classes were AP courses, and the test dates for those were the weeks before, so in class we have been playing board games. The school Administration did not like this apparently and so now teachers were forced to give us projects to keep us busy from here on. In my AP English class today, our teacher Mrs. Layton decided to show us a TED video of Dr. Sugata Mitra. …Continue
Not too long ago, I was writing here to describe my struggle in deciding whether I should continue living in Thailand. It was a place I was very attached to, with it's unique environment, full of different colors, sounds, sights and tastes. A place where people were kind and…Continue
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Just kidding, riding a horse is not at all like riding a bike. I went out with my friend Aly to York, PA to ride on a horse for the very first time.
Horses can be so therapeutic as I found out Saturday night. Instead of getting ready for finals I decided to go with my friend to her hometown. I figured I would have fun as I been working on a 30 page final for the last 2 1/2 weeks.
I know I will regret it coming tomorrow morning. Whatever the case, I went and I had such a…Continue
This afternoon the internet blew up after it was found out that Disney had filed an application to trademark 'Dia de Los Muertos. A trademark would allow Disney to put the phrase "Dia de Los Muertos" on everything from clothing to toys.
Dia de Los Muertos has recently become very popular here in the United States. Online you can find examples of 'artsy' pictures of women dressed up in skull makeup for fashion photoshoots, or during Halloween you see pictures of sorority girls in…Continue
Added by Clara Mandujano on May 7, 2013 at 6:50pm — No Comments
These are my ESL students I tutor for at Wilson College. Irvin and Lizbeth. It's amazing how much they loved to see their rocks like I promised them. Irvin and Lizbeth gave me the biggests smiles ever.I love coming to class to help them read in English, although I tend to find it really difficult that neither can write or…Continue
Added by April C. Davila on May 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
With news reporters watching, news station cameras rolling, and people passing by, I felt the power of our crowd. I might have been standing among one-hundred and nineteen other students, but this was different from standing in my own high school junior class. Our crowd was standing in front of the Sacramento Capitol building and even with the vast differences in hometowns and high schools, I felt connected like…Continue
Hey everyone, today is my last day as a Latinitas intern!
It's been a pleasure creating content for you! I really hope my posts have been interesting for you. I tried to vary my topics to keep you interested! Latinitas has been a great experience for me. I'm graduating college with a degree in journalism. I've been reporting for a couple of years now. This was my first internship, though. I learned about being a self-starter and pacing myself according to my schedule.
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This weekend is better, for lack of a better word, even though the amount of work left to do seems almost insurmountable. (I have a 30 page paper due by tomorrow evening and I only have five pages complete.) Gosh darnit, I needed a break. So, I was pretty glad that yesterday was Wilson Colleges' first annual Labyrinth Project.
For those of you who may not know, a labyrinth is like a maze, but unlike a maze it is designed to help you find yourself. So, when the oppurtunity to walk…Continue
Added by April C. Davila on May 5, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments
I watched a movie called "The Call". (don't read this paragraph if you're interested in seeing the movie, it has spoilers). SPOILER ALERT! Anyways, and it mainly focuses on a girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped by a serial killer and has a cell phone with her and is constantly calling the same 911 operator (Halle Berry). Throughout the movie, Berry gives Breslin tips and techniques to try and be saved (the phone the girl has doesn't have GPS and they cannot find her location).…Continue
Added by Marisa Martinez on April 30, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments
I am currently writing to you from the undergraduate (also happens to be UNDERground) quiet study room at Van Pelt Library. VP has been my home since last wednesday when readings days began. I won't talk about the stress, sleepless nights (although I did see the sunrise for the first time) and stacked coffee cups because anyone who has ever studied for a final already knows the drill but, I do want to share with you three…Continue
Added by Laura Ruiz Colón on April 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
This spring semester has been a marvelous and exhilarating experience for me so far. I currently attend Santa Monica College, an institution of higher education whose environment has nurtured my intellectual curiosity well.
I am a political science major with a strong interest in economics and sociology. I am currently working on earning a degree in public policy. My public policy course this semester has helped me understand eight models that are used when formulating and evaluating…Continue
I want to become a multimedia journalist.
I am currently learning how to work different journalistic branches from television to social media to print. I have writing samples, I am learning about all the popular social media platforms, improving my photography skills and learning more about behind-the-scenes television.
What's the problem? I have a fear of being in front of the camera.
My fear for being in front of the camera started during an…Continue
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