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Sometimes it can be hard

   As a young adult, school, work and social life can get into a knot, but sometimes that isn't the problem. Although I have social media it is hard to express your feelings without people worrying about you. I enjoy this one because people can read it, worry about you but it's not a big rock that hits you in the face.…

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Added by Marlett Mojica on July 21, 2016 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Dear Older Me!

We asked the girls to write a letter to their older selves so they'd be able to open them when they become adults or teenagers. This is what some of them wrote. "Dear Celeste, I really like the

Added by Ana-Paola Perez on July 19, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Why Females Athletes Are Capable of Surpassing the Guys

Today I get to watch my favorite TV show, American Ninja Warrior (ANW). I love this show. The competitors are like real-life super heroes. Every time I watch, I am in awe of what the human body is capable of. 

I am especially in awe of what the female competitors are capable of.

ANW is a unique show in which men and women compete against each other, but from a young age, we (girls) learn that boys are naturally stronger. We start to believe that we can’t possibly compete…

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Added by Kirsty Brewster on July 19, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Confronting the world at my own

Hello girls! It's been a while since I don't get in touch with you. This is partly because of what happened at me at the bridge one Monday I was heading to Latinitas office. 



Let me explain how afraid and frustrated I was that day starting from the moment I walked out of home. As every normal Monday, I had to go to my internship at Latinitas office. I had to bathe, get on some clothes, have breakfast, brush my teeth and prepare my stuff for the day, which includes my documents for… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on July 6, 2016 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Why Frida Kahlo is so important

Frida Kahlo is an important and prominent figure that broke numerous barriers in reaching her level of success. Kahlo was born in Coyoacan, Mexico in 1907. She contracted polio from a young age and later suffered serious injuries following a bus crash when she was 18 years old. She suffered a great deal of pain but despite these events, Kahlo continued to paint and engage in her passion. She mostly painted self-portraits because she often spent time by herself since she was often left…

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Added by Olivia Soledad on July 15, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Latinitas Give Advice: My Friend is Depressed

A letter is written to Latinitas anonymously and different Latinitas give their point of view and personal advice.

My friend is depressed. She doesn't talk about how she feels.She struggles in school, was separated from her real mom and is being raised by her Grandmother. She is sad and lonely. How can I help her?

She can get professional help or to let go of her past and keep moving. She needs to understand that she's a strong and independent…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 1, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Latinitas Give Advice: How Can I Be More Independent?

A letter is written to Latinitas anonymously and different Latinitas give their point of view and personal advice.

 

What would help me in this scenario?

How can I be more independent as in taking care of myself and my family?

Both of my parents aren't home right now and I have to do things on my own now.

Umm this is hard to give advice to but I'm going through the same thing. I still…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 1, 2016 at 9:58am — No Comments

Latinitas Give Advice: How Can I get Through Bullying?

A letter is written to Latinitas anonymously and different Latinitas give their point of view and personal advice.

 

How can I get through bullying?

Bullying is tough. Adults and teachers and talk shows advise you to ignore the problem, but I know that's much much easier said than done. The good thing about bullying, is that it's based completely on falsehood. Anything that someone says to you that makes you feel…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 1, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Being Mindful

     My cousin, an eight-year-old boy, was becoming increasingly frustrated by what he felt to be an unwise control of the car stereo. His desire to change the station from his mother's 80's alternative grew into the brink of an all-out tantrum. "Hey," she checks him, "remember what you learned in your mindfulness class." Mindfulness class, I think from the passenger seat, I've done one of those. Practicing mindfulness is what helped lift me out of my freshman year depression.

     My…

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Added by Cande Duran on July 7, 2016 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Descabellado pesar de una mexicana

Hello girls, this is one of the poems I wrote in times of despair. Every time I read about deportations, immigration experiences, and/or abuses on behalf of immigration officers, professors, or any other authority in the US towards immigrants, I just feel attacked.

I wrote how I feel and what I think of following the "American dream." I wrote this because for me, every experience I hear and…

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Added by Grecia Sanchez on July 7, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Why You Should Rock Climb

Friday was my first time in two months that I was able to climb after my hip injury. Normally I’d have to wait until I got back to Austin, but a rock climbing gym just opened in El Paso. It’s called the Cave Climbing Gym and I recommend checking it out if you’re in the area. So, in celebration of my return to climbing, I present a list of reasons on why you should rock climb.

  1. You’ll get a full-body workout. While climbing never quite feels like a workout, it works out…
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Added by Kirsty Brewster on July 5, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Embrace your body.

ESPN Magazine has announced that its legendary "Body Issue" will be hitting the newsstands on July 8. For those of you who have yet to take a peek at this magazine, it is truly inspiring.

The article consists of pictures of nude/semi-nude athletes, (don't worry, nothing wildly inappropriate!), showcasing what I believe are the countless hours training, the hard work, and the contours of their body that they have earned. To these athletes, they aren't only bodies, this is the…

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Added by Andrea Luna on July 6, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments

How to Motivate Yourself

Trying to find motivation is kind of like trying to find buried treasure; it’s a little difficult. Actually, it’s A LOT difficult. At least for me, anyway. I’ve always had trouble with motivation—probably because I’m a little lazy by nature. So if motivation is something you struggle with too, here’s a little information that I learned from one of my psychology professors at UT-Austin.

 

Replace “should” with “could.” The word “should” saps motivation because it takes…

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Added by Kirsty Brewster on July 1, 2016 at 12:25pm — 2 Comments

First day jitters

I know we are quite a bit form the first day of school but still, you could have your first day at a job or even a internship, like me. And most of us face those pesky butterflies in our stomach that wont let us sleep the night before or make our stomachs upset when you eat.

Tips to help-

  • Breath and relax (everything is going to be fine)
  • Before your first day take some time to prepare
  • Create situation in your head that might happen and think of solutions…
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Added by Xochitl Carmona-Lopez on July 5, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

Bullying Advice

Latinitas gave advice to questions about bullying.

"My friend was being bullied because she was too dark. I didn't know what to do since the boys didn't really care when people confronted them. What do I do in this type of situation when the boys don't listen?"

First, tell an adult. If the bullying is happening at school, tell a teacher. If it is happening in your neighborhood, tell a parent or guardian. Know that you are not being a tattle-tale by doing this; you are…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 5, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Name Acrostic Poems

Jackie:

Just

Amazing

Cute

Kind

Intelligent

Elegant…



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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 5, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Self-appreciation Acrostic Poems

Gifted

Intelligent

Resilient

Life

Gorgeous

Independent

Respectful

Loving

Beautiful in any shape

Over the moon, happy

Decent with your shape

You're very pretty no matter what!…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 5, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Selena Quintanilla Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.....FINALLY!

Also known as the "Queen of Tejano Music" she was adored by her many fans and was a role model for many young Latina girls.

Her star is set to debut of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. "It's about time" is one of the most prominent comments on the news because this is taking place 22 years after her death. She died March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas by the President of her fan club/employee. 

Selena won "Best Female Vocalist of the Year"…

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Added by Rebecca Portillo on July 1, 2016 at 11:57am — No Comments

Stop Summer Boredom

I remember when I was in middle school or high school I would have a hard time figuring out what to do with all my free time. The first few days of summer were really cool and relaxing, but after the first week I felt bored.

Here are some ideas to stop summer boredom:

Go on Rotten Tomatoes and watch the highest rated movies

This takes A LOT of time. I would spend hours just watching movies, but after a week I thought I needed to do something more…

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Added by Rebecca Portillo on June 20, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

5 Ways You Can Help Stop Climate Change

  1. Plant a tree! Trees help absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and release good ol’ oxygen back out for us. To help plant trees, volunteer with an environmental organization or see if you can get a program started at school.
  2. Instead of driving to school, take the bus or ride your bike if it’s not too far! You can also carpool to school with a neighbor. This will help cut down on carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the amount of cars on the road.
  3. Save our carbon…
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Added by Kirsty Brewster on June 23, 2016 at 8:14pm — No Comments

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