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Happy Mothers Day!

Tomorrow we celebrate perhaps one of the most important days of the year. For most of us our moms are not only the most important and influential people in our lives but also our best friends and confidants.…


Added by itzel barraza on May 7, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

10 Things they never told me about college (and they totally should've)

As we close off yet another school year, high school seniors are getting ready to make that big leap into the abyss. Yes, I said that. For months, they have sugar coated college for you and how it will be a great great experience, and don't get me wrong, by all means college is fun. You get to have a say in your life that you haven't before and all of a sudden you feel very, grown. But it seems as if everyone fails to give you the "side effects" of being in…


Added by Andrea Luna on May 9, 2016 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Teacher Appreciation Week: "Why do you Appreciate Teachers?"

May 2 through May 6 is teacher appreciation week. This is a week to tell all the teachers why they matter, why they make an impact, and why they are like no other! So in the height of this celebration I asked the Interns of Latinitas why they appreciate their teachers.

They see your potential and set…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on May 6, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Self-esteem v. Photoshop

Hello chicas! Let me give you the latest: Latinitas was present last Saturday April 30th at Anthony Middle School to present the workshop BeYounique. This workshop emphasized the controversy of body image and media, focusing on the low self-esteem some girls may experience concerning media photos or even images from models which are modified by the use of Photoshop.

One of the many activities presented at this workshop consisted of writing a letter for the editor of such magazines, the… Continue

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 2, 2016 at 1:20pm — No Comments

10 Reasons to Love Yourself

Today, we are faced with an every day challenge to conform to what society believes she should look like, act like, and think like. It seems as if our generation has lost touch of what being ourselves is really like. We are immediately stopped by thousands of ads that remind us that seem to aim to drill into our minds that one imperfection is enough to stain our entire being, and that's not the case.

I want to remind, not only women, but also men, that it doesn't matter where you come…


Added by Andrea Luna on April 28, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Spotlight on Elisa Garrido, art historian Latina!

"Life Magazine actually sent photographers and painters to get the two perspectives from the war. These are different because with the camera you get to relieve the moment and with he painting you tell a whole story behind the colors and elements," said Elisa Garrido, Latina speaker at the 3rd Annual UTEP Art History Symposium. 

Last week I attended to this outstanding event! A symposium at UTEP in which three speakers talked about their past research on different subjects. It was an… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on May 2, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Dear Mama, Con Amor

Para mi mama, my first love... Happy Mother's Day!

Yours was the first shoulder I cried on and the first lap that I sat on.

You taught me to talk, and you taught me to walk.

You have shaped me, and  you have made me.

My personality, my behavior and my abilities, I owe them all to you.

You were the one to teach me...

That broken hearts are mendable and nothing is irreversible.

That sadness and happiness are two faces of the same…


Added by Andrea Luna on May 5, 2016 at 10:36am — No Comments

Arrested by last name: Gonzalez!

"We have to continue to fight for the families like the family that I saw inside. As I was being processed and I was being questioned; as I was trying to defend my rights and being pushed back on, I saw the faces of two children in one of the holding cells. That's why we have to continue to fight and that's why we're, you know,  going to say 'not one more' and dump Trump," said Jacinta Gonzalez, a US citizen who was arrested at one of Trump's rally in Arizona. 

This Latina attended…


Added by Grecia Sanchez on May 3, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Bad luck Ms. Bennett

I got mad at reading this story chicas. A nurse student sued her college for fallacies! Terri Bennett complaint to the director of Pima Community College about classmates disrupting her learning process inside the classroom due to Spanish speakers. 

What? Let me then say I am disrupted by English speakers all the time at UTEP. Does this makes sense? Of course not! You cannot just tell people in which language they should talk or not! With what bases is she suing the college? With… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Sexual Harassment Errors

Yesterday I walked through my college campus.  I saw a row of T-shirts hanging like dead men on a clothesline with words written all over them.  As I walked closer, there was the usual "No means No," "Still not asking for it," and a variety of other phrases used to "encourage" victims of sexual harassment to continue being the strong people that they are.  However, instead of feeling proud of these well-meaning individuals, I was rather frustrated.  Yes, a person shouldn't force themselves…


Added by Jazmine Arreola on April 16, 2016 at 12:25am — No Comments

Sexual Harassment month

Hello Latinas! In honor of the sexual assault's month, I am listing and giving you information about some organizations out there who are willing to help any girl in trouble! 

Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (casfv) 

An organization from El Paso girls. It has educational programs, community services and even an emergency shelter. It has an open line, common asked questions in case you don't know what happened to you. With CASFV, you can always call if you feel insecure… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 15, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

Dear Future President:

Last week we had a political lesson at our after school clubs.  Here are some of the letters our Latinitas wrote to our future president.

Dear future president,

Please work on student debt and immigration issues. I am a Latina and would like to see these issues addressed. I know both of these are concerns for the future generations.

Thank you.


Dear Donald Trump,

I am very aware that you are running for president of the United States, and I…


Added by Gabriela Garcia on April 19, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments

Music of the Moment!

I've always been really into music blogs like Blalock's Indie Playlist, Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Noisey, etc. I've always wanted to make one but kept running into excuses for myself. So here it is Becky's April Playlist hope you like it! 

 First artists I wanted to highlight were the Arcs. I didn't hear about them until last week.LAST WEEK! Can you believe that? If you think they're very reminiscent of the Black Keys you are on to something because the lead singer of the Black Keys…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 22, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

This Latina is doing something girl, what about you?

Would you believe me if I tell you a Latina athlete is already doing activism for stopping racism at her college? Yes chica. Sanjuanita Martinez didn't stop for a degree nor organization to help supporting her origins at Cornell College from Iowa, institution in which she is currently studying. 

She belongs to the land of Bowie, Texas and is currently one of Cornell's most prominent athletes at cross country and track runner. Last season, she made it to the 19th place at the Division… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why seeing Gina Rodriguez on the cover of Women's Health was so refreshing

This Saturday morning, I needed a pick me up and reading something inspirational and powering is always the ticket. Well, I started out with my usual cup of coffee and watched Jane the Virgin to distract me. Like every morning, I check all of my social media and sweeping through Twitter is nothing unusual. I then came across Gina Rodriguez being talked about and I decided to follow the trend and I came across Women's Health magazine and right in the cover was Gina Rodriguez. Something deep…


Added by Emily on April 16, 2016 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Send us your poetry.

Attention poets! Help us celebrate National Poetry Month & submit your poetry to be published in Latinitas. Submit your poetry as a blog on or submit it online here:…


Added by Latinitas Intern on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Growing up, we learn to develop fears, things that hold us back from enjoying life as much as we can. However, what if I told you that fears don't hold you back but rather empower you?

Many of us are scared of typical everyday occurrences and we've been scared since we were in diapers of these things,

fear of spiders

fear of heights

fear of the darkness

fear of clowns

fear of public speaking, etc.

But what about real fears? The kind…


Added by Andrea Luna on April 1, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's death. As it has been tradition for many years now, many dedicated this day to remember and honor her and her successful career, grand influence and the legacy she left behind  as a Mexican American woman who never gave up…


Added by itzel barraza on April 1, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

Language deprivation: better practice or denial of our culture?

I remember when I was at elementary school at Juarez when the teacher told us not to speak Spanish at all during class. "He has academic reasons to tell us this of course", I thought at the time. "This will serve you as a practice", said my English grammar teacher. We actually got privated off the Spanish language during all of our English classes (and I had classes in English half the day). Rules were simple: if you want to talk, you do it in English; and if you talk in Spanish, you have -2… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 4, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

My Last Year of College

It feels like it was so quick and yet it took forever. Two degree changes and 4 years later and here I am 8 months away from graduating with my Bachelors in Marketing. I am the first in my family to go this far in my education and I am very happy about it. My little sister (she hates it when I call her that but I'll do it anyway) just started college I am proud of her value of higher education. 

I am excited about the opportunities that may come up moving forward, but also in the back…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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