Just recently, I have started dating a boy that I had talked to for awhile, and built a friendship with. Thanks to my inner shyness and introvertedness, I was hesitant to pursue the relationship. On top of that, I couldn't stop (and still can't) thinking about what couples do these days, and what it seems like girls are expected to do...and that scared me.
From observing my friends relationships, and from hearing about what couples did last weekend, I was intimidated into not even…Continue
Sexual harassment sounds pretty serious, right?
I think so too, so when I learned what it was in high school, I was shocked and uncomfortable to realize that I had been experiencing sexual harassment since middle school. I never had a name for it, but I knew that it made me feel uncomfortable and ashamed of my body.
According to the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, sexual…Continue
Rotaract is composed by a group of young individuals who in solidarity collectively strive to respond to various social inequalities that emerge as a result of global coexistence. Having its origins as a Rotary International youth program in 1968, Rotaract has grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organization worldwide. Rotaract is a service, leadership, and community service organization for young men and women between the ages of 18-30 whose primary focus is to develop young adults into…Continue
Is anybody else out there as excited as I am for the movie The Great Gatsby to come out? Not only will the movie feature great actors such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey McGuire and Joel Edgerton, it will also feature beautiful and intricate 1920s inspired fashion. The 1920s was an era full of glitz and glamour with flappers and their sequined drop waist dresses, feathers headbands, and Mary Jane shoes. In order to create all the costumes we will see in the movie, producers…Continue
Most major news outlets have a branch they like to associate with latinos. For example, CNN Latino and NBC Latino were created to have a Latino voice in news, or as I like to think about it: a way to translate everything into Spanish to serve a Spanish-speaking audience, but still separate from the major brand. Although I may have some issues with this concept, of…Continue
Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Ever been volunteering?
Ever volunteered on the condition that you did it on your own?
Project Share is a local volunteer service that gets volunteers to distrubute food for people in the area who may not have enough food to eat.
I've been on their side of the line before. I…Continue
I was sitting in class Monday afternoon when my phone received several alerts from my CNN app. Two hours later, I was sitting in my friend's living room, watching the live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. We just sat there, wondering what was happening and mad at the world at the same time for being such a horrible place. My heart goes out to all those affected by Monday's tragedy.
Like most people, I was angry and upset that this happened. I couldn't believe an attack like…Continue
Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 20, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
*Takes a deep breath before typing..*
It is junior year and I've been sitting here staring at the same page of my history text book for all of twenty minutes. I've only had a hard time turning the page since I've been stressing out. I want to get so much done that, sometimes I just can't do much of anything. Then again, college has also been on my mind. And if I'm going to be honest, the mere mention of the word college raises my stress level.
Pioneer Drama Service Seeks Entries from Middle and High School Drama Programs for The Show Must Go On Video Contest Up to $10,000 in scripts and royalties will be awarded to middle and high schools for three-minute videos created by students and staff that demonstrate why "the show must go on" on at their school.... Deadline:…Continue
Added by Latinitas Intern on April 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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“Whoa! We’re half way there, Whoa oh! Livin’ On A Prayer!”
Maybe you’ve heard of the classic “Livin’ On a Prayer” somewhere, at least once. “Livin’ On a Prayer” has been around since 1986, it’s creators, Bon Jovi since 1983. Yeah. Pretty long time, and yes, they are still around and rocking around the world.
Last month, Bon Jovi released their twelfth studio album “What About Now”. It then became their fifth number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Being a devout fan, I…Continue
Added by Janette Mendoza on April 19, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments
My prom was last Saturday. I'm a junior, so I kind of didn't make this prom a big effort, but I didn't do nothing either.
1. Don't have a date? Don't fret, go with friends!
I know a lot of people who actually said they think they had more fun at prom when they didn't bring a…Continue
A cultural tradition that made an impact on my life is when I turned 15. My quinceanera was different than the typical big party and waltz. The way I decided to spend my 15th birthday was by taking a trip to Durango Mexico to visit my family. My vacation lasted about a month in which I volunteered at the local elementary school and I made a lot of friendships. I never wanted anything big for my quinceanera and plus my parents couldn’t afford it. So during my time at…Continue
Miss Lohan is infamous for her behavior, addiction to drugs, criminal background and all-around bad decisions, but she is also known as a heartwarming and impressionable childhood actress. Much like many Americans, and Latinas, Lohan is not alone. There are many girls in this country who battle addiction,…Continue
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My favorite part about spring isn’t just knowing that summer is quickly approaching (which of course means warm weather, sandals, and tank tops!) but actually that spring cleaning is bound to happen. It gives me a chance to remove all my winter clothing from my wardrobe and get prepared for the beautiful 70- and 80-degree weather.
Each year I go through the clothing I find clothing to donate to a local charity or clothing drive. It’s the…Continue
Added by Latinitas on April 16, 2013 at 11:08pm — No Comments
Mother's Day Essay Contest - El Paso
Attention teens from El Paso, Texas! Looking for a really special way to say thanks to your mom for a lifetime of love and support? Searching for just the right way to express your most sincere feelings about what she means to you? What have you always wanted to tell her? By entering the Latinitas Mother’s Day contest you can let your mom know just how important she is, get published, and enter to win a prize basket for your mom.…
Added by Latinitas Editor on April 10, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
This past weekend was a blast.
My friends kidnapped me and took me to Chesepeake Bay in Maryland. I think my friends enjoyed the nice weather as well. We spent the day window shopping and taking photos in front of every monument in sight. I'm sure people were thinking we were tourists, but it was fun!
I come from a big city, but knowing these sorts of oppurtunities are available, like travel, because I came to college, is infinitely the best decesion I ever made. I can see that…Continue
Added by April C. Davila on April 15, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments
Have you ever eaten a guinea pig? If you live in the US, chances are you haven’t, as guinea pig is still a relatively new culinary trend, but it’s possible you’ve had one as a pet. However, in Peru and Colombia guinea pig is a longtime popular delicacy, a trend that is growing worldwide.
Known as, “cuy” this delicacy is typically grilled or deep fried, and served spread down the middle, much in the manner of a lobster. Proponents of this dish are…
Added by Ashley Steel on April 13, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
It wasn't until recently, that it was brought to my attention that I am not as light skinned as I thought I was. In fact it was a life changing moment in which I became aware of how internally colonized I truly was. I felt awful for denying my own skin, in my mind, and at first felt embarrassed until I realized that although it is partially my fault, I must also acknowledge that this is a product of what society has put upon me. I began to ponder on the scenario I found myself in and…Continue
Added by Lizette P. Ruiz on April 16, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
She is a woman
with a child like mind
She wants to know what happened when that man entered
He carried a large belt in one hand as the other was red
He stomped his way in, not caring about what he smothered
She cries in utter desperation, “No! Not now, please. I beg you!”…Continue