There is a saying that says, " You can count your friends with one hand," this saying is certainly true. Although, many people have the ability of making new friends every day, some of those friends are not very reliable. To be able to recognize a true friend by not only how close you are, but how reliable she or he can be. Real friends will always help you with everything you need, and you automatically know if they will be there when you need them the most. A true friend will be completely…Continue
Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on December 11, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments
What am I thankful for.....that is a vary difficult question."Why?," you ask. Because when you open your eyes (may they be blue brown, green or hazel) everything is beautiful even the little things have easily earned a thank you of some sort and sometimes never get one. For instance, the garbage truck man who hauls him self out of the warm covers into a scratchy suit that smells of coke and rotten bread at the crack of dawn. He climbs into a rumbling truck that while…Continue
Added by Surya Garcia-Crow on November 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
**Warning: Spoilers ahead!**
“Katniss is the hero, but she’s not very heroic.”
I stared at the sentence, squinting my eyes judgmentally. Immediately, I had counterarguments at the ready, mentally listing moments of heroism and bravery and self-sacrifice that our girl, Katniss, had done thus far in her (movie) journey. I skimmed briefly over the other words in the…Continue
Added by Diana Payne on November 30, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
As the holidays approach, we are bombarded with ads about all the new and wonderful things we can buy. Marketers know how to appeal to our senses. We live in a society where we are taught that exchanging money for goods feels really, really great. Have you noticed how stores play cool music, use cute bags and packaging, and place unnecessary items right in your line of vision or at check out to make you consider buying what you were not intending? Did you really need that extra…Continue
This past Saturday Latinitas El Paso held it's annual Aim High event at the El Paso Downtown Library. The event is meant for young girls from middle school through high school to learn about the different career options they have to explore. We encouraged the girls to attend college and pursue something that they truly love doing. We had multiple guest speakers sharing their experience with the girls while helping them to learn that no matter what obstacles get thrown your way you can…Continue
Added by Alexandra Castillo on December 9, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments
I have been thinking lately about how the manners of young boys have changed over the past years. Men used to stand up when a woman will get up, take their hats off to greet any person, even most of them would not dare to insult a woman. Now days men still open the door for you, but it is very rare to a men to open the door of a car for you; when are you going to enter and when you are going to get out of the car; some of them even move the chair in a way for you to properly sit. How these…Continue
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There isn't much time left in this semester which is both exciting but stressful at the same time. On one hand we will have finished another semester but on the other next week starts finals week! (for me at least) Time for staying up late reviewing, late night village inn for the continuous coffee needed for the endless hours of studying. Which ever way you chose to prepare for finals one thing is certain, you are not alone in feeling this…Continue
Added by Alexandra Castillo on December 4, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments
The Saturday before thanksgiving week Latinitas had a Zumba workout. I really enjoy Zumba it is a workout that does not feel like a workout because you are having too much fun dancing. I feel that is the best workout for me personally and obviously for many people because it would not be so well known if others did not feel the same way. The interns and the volunteers enjoyed the workout we felt the burn in our legs. Right after Zumba we got into talking about all the different ways we can…Continue
Added by Bianca Castrejon on December 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I was gone, but now I am found.
I've been away ladies and I hope to be back in no time. For now, the library seems like the perfect place to reside during hrs. of unemployment (but actively persuing) and going hungry.
I talked to several young Latinas about their loved ones who happen to be in the military, but have no idea how to get their emotions on tract regarding the entire situation.
So here goes, I painted a picture for the start of this because…Continue
Added by April C. Davila on December 3, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments
I mean it seems like we just finished celebrating Thanksgiving, oh wait we just did! But now it seems like the countdown to Christmas starts immediately after having your Thanksgiving meal! Can we just have a small break to recover from the serious turkey overdose? Every year it seems like this push for Christmas starts earlier and earlier. For instance I was at the store a few days before Thanksgiving (dangerous I know) and I already saw the employees setting up the Christmas displays.…Continue
Added by Alexandra Castillo on December 2, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments
During the Be Unique Workshop the Latinitas girls wrote about a strong role model in their life that they think rocks! Here are some of their responses.
My role model would be my sister because since she was 14 years old she was already working and finished high school and college and she worked when she was in school and now she is working because she studied her career.
Zendaya because she tells everyone to follow their dreams and life has…Continue
Added by Alexis Bobadilla on November 22, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments
This past Tuesday I got the opportunity to watch the advanced screening of the Hunger Games Catching fire and let me tell you it was the BOMB! I'm not a big reader so when I heard about the books I didn't even bother to check them out. Then, after hearing all sorts of comments about the books and with the release of the first movie I decided to go watch it.I loved the first movie because of Katniss.I love the fact that she sacrifices herself for her sister.She volunteers as a tribute for the…Continue
This week I had my first experience working. I can honestly say that my work is not work because of how much I enjoy being a camp counselor.
Added by Laura Ruiz Colón on May 31, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Last week I attended a journalism convention with my school publication in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, we all attended numerous sessions that would help us as young journalists. The sessions emphasized on how to conduct better interviews and write better stories. Capturing your audience's attention and maintaining it all has to do with the tone of your article.…Continue
Added by Isabel Meza on November 23, 2013 at 8:51pm — No Comments
It's Thanksgiving week and I'm super excited for all of the wonderful movies that I've seen and been looking forward to seeing for months (or weeks).
First off, the Hunger Games: Catching Fire (don't worry, no spoilers here). To be honest, at first, I hadn't wanted to go see the movie. I didn't like the second and third book all that much, so I didn't plan on watching anything more than the first. Last week, however, my friends decided that it would be great if we all went to…Continue
Added by Michelle Contreras on November 24, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments
This past Saturday the Latinitas volunteers and I had the the chance to experience a new workout craze known as Crossfit. I have heard that it is super addictive and you never repeat the same workout twice. Arriving at the gym intimidated me but thankfully our trainer for the day was very sweet and patient with those of us that were not familiar or experienced with the workout. We started with a warm-up that included stretching with a plastic pipe, then for the next 20 minutes we had to do…Continue
This past Monday Latinitas El Paso held a Be Unique workshop at a community center. The workshop helped girl learn about self-confidence and healthy body image through fun games and activities. For one of the activities we had the girls write self- esteem boosting sayings on the paint canvas and also asked…Continue
Added by Alexandra Castillo on November 20, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments
Today there was a lot of buzz surrounding a particular event that is scheduled to be held this Wednesday on the UT Austin Campus. The Young Conservatives of Texas are no strangers to controversy. Just last month, they held a bake sale in which prices were determined based on ethnicity.
I do think that Katniss plays a good role model for girls. She shows many great leadership qualities such as being selfless for instance. When her sisters name was picked from the drawing Katniss instead volunteered to take her sisters place, she knew her sister wasn't strong enough for the games so she acted quickly to save her. There is also the part in the movie where the smaller girl, Roo, was all alone and Katniss took care of her as best she could even though it was a game. Katniss…Continue
Added by Alexandra Castillo on November 15, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments