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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…

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Added by Karen Lopez on July 10, 2014 at 9:04am — No Comments

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…

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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…

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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…

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

Movies to Watch

MOVIE REVIEWS

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

On Reading

Now that I have graduated from college I sort of have all this free time that I just don't know what to do with. I say sort of because I know that my time will eventually be filled up with a job (boo) but even then I'll probably still have a lot of time. I've been doing a lot of Googling for new things for me to try, places to go once I really start driving, DIY crafts that need to be made.

I'm looking forward to catching up on all the reading that I never got to do. I read everything…

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Added by Erica Laque on May 30, 2014 at 6:38pm — 1 Comment

How to Dress Up In White This Summer While Living On Budget?

There is not anything more inspirational than putting on a white dress for the summer. After suffering over the dull and boring colors that come alongside with the winter season it is the time to break out into somewhat bright and clean. There are so many great dresses for women accessible nowadays that it can nearly be too difficult to pick which options are right for your body type, your style and your fashion desires. There are lots of things you will require to consider while you are…

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Added by Anna Rachel on June 3, 2014 at 2:41am — No Comments

Wonderful News!

Good Evening chicas,

So today I found out that I am accepted as a Journalism student at UT Austin for the Fall of 2014! (Woo!)



I believe that anything is possible if you work for it! That is why my advice is to keep trying because if it's meant to be, then what you are seeking will come to you.…

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Added by Sara Eunice Martinez on May 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Divorced Parents

For all of us who have divorced parents, we know it is not the easiest thing to endure. We have to go from house to house, readjust to the living environment, and worst of all, may sometimes have to hear our parents fight.

Life is already pretty tough as it is, and it’s even harder when the two people you love so much aren’t together and may not get along.

But as anything, when we are in tough situations like these, we need to make the best out of life. I’ve always humored…

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Added by Megan Garcia on May 13, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments

The Language of Flowers

        Hello! So I'm reading this book called "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (she has the same first name as me!), and it introduced me to the fun, kind-of-forgotten "flower code" (also known as floriography). Flowers have a language of their own, expressing a sentiment in one form or another. I think it's a very cute and unique code that almost has a certain magic to it, a wordless language that is expressed through nature's beauty.

       The language of…

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Added by Vanessa Aguirre on May 13, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Why it's Beneficial to take Summer Classes in College

Even though school can be hard at times, it's beneficial for everyone (Nooo...).



Something that we look forward to is summer (Yes!), unfortunately we can't always have things our way...



But summer school gives us all very beneficial opportunities!



1) For example,…

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Added by Sara Eunice Martinez on May 16, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

UT Spectrum Fashion Show 2014

Good afternoon chicas,

Buenas tardes chicas,

So last Thursday, I ended up going to the annual UT Fashion Show!



El Jueves pasado yo fui al la program de estillo en la UT!



Before I start blabbering, let me inform you a little bit about the UT Fashion Show....…

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Added by Sara Eunice Martinez on April 28, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


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