Today I remembered that April is National Poetry Month and found myself revisiting some of my favorite poems. Most of them I have discovered through my English and Spanish literature classes. I love reading poems in class and interpreting them and learning about the author. It helps me understand the poem a lot better and becomes more enjoyable to read.
National Poetry Month was established by Academy of American Poets in 1996 to promote poetry and poems and so that…Continue
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Tomorrow is Cesar Chavez Day and I am very excited to commemorate a Latino leader of social equality. I did a profile on Cesar Chavez earlier this year and I got to know more of what a great person he was and how inspiring he continues to be for younger generations.
Last Friday, Marisol and I decided to go a work in progress film screening, "Cesar's Last Fast" by filmmaker Richard Ray Perez at Mercado Mayapan. an indoor Mexican market,
The film has…Continue
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I woke up in a very happy mood today. I do not know why but I felt refreshed and ready to start the day. I am also excited since it's the start of a brand new month and a month that I get to be with my family for their birthdays. I haven't been home in a few years during the month of April when my mom and dad celebrate their bdays so I'm happy that I will this year and I am excited to spend time with them. My brother's birthday is in the beginning of May so I'll get to spend it with…Continue
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Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, share a story, crack jokes or recite a poem? Well if you can and you're not too shy, then I highly encourage you to perform at an open mic.
Open mics are perfect opportunities for artistically talented individuals (like you, I'm sure you are) to showcase their wonderful abilities.
I went to an monthly open mic at a coffee shop in downtown El Paso and it is always a lot of fun. Now I have to admit, I have never…Continue
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March is Women's History Month in the U.S. During the month, various events like conferences, marches and rallies take place in order to celebrate women's achivements, address women's ongoing struggles and honor women all over the world.
At UTEP (the University of Texas in El Paso) a women's conference was held today to discuss women's triumphs, issues and activitism.. Some of the topics (that I might say were extremely interesting) were
To help young Latinas stay in school and prepare them to enter the workforce of the 21st century, NHLI created the Latinas Learning to Lead Program, targeted to Latinas 18-24 years of age, already in college.
NHLI’s Latinas Learning to Lead program promotes and fosters the development of young college-age Latina leaders through training, mentoring opportunities, access to national networks and tools to create a community impact through their leadership…Continue
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This Spring Break week was fantastic for me. I spent four days in Padre Island, Tx where some of the more nicer beaches in texas are located. I decided to take the trip to take some time off from the same routine I go through during my usual weeks. School, work, school, work, homework, school, we all know the routine that our lives can bring us into and one day you just get tired of it. During my beach time, I thought a lot about how beautiful our oceans, animals, and how lucky we are…Continue
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soooo.. I just got back from listening and interviewing a few bands... I think they had the names Tidal Waves... and the other one was Bahliyah... I think I don't know. Anyway, the first thing we did at the event, was a short little tour from the manager... showing us around the places. Then, a few groups took turns, interviewing and asking questions to the band Tidal Waves. We learned that they were from South Africa, and the genre of music that they play is rock and reggae. They sounded…Continue
It's never good to wake up to bad news. Inevitably it happened today. An devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan along with a 30 foot tsunami. I was in shock and immediately thought of the people in Japan that are being affected by this diaster. I watched news, looked at some footage and people that they interviewed. I also thought of my Japanese friend that lives in Kyoto, Japan. Thank goodness, she reported via Facebook that she, along with her family were safe and…Continue
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Just wanted to inform that I successfully completed my first 5K. It was a lot of fun AND I was not the last one to finish. It is something that I would definitely do again. I ran as much as my legs could take and now I'm paying for it. My legs are tremendously sore. lol. It was worth it though. The race started at 7am in a cool,crisp sunny Sunday morning. There was mariachi at the water stop, which I prefered over my ipod playing a random heartbreak Taylor Swift song. lol. …Continue
On Sunday, I will be running my very first 5K....that's 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles. Needless to say, I'm nervous and excited, but more nervous...
I am not what you would consider a runner. If anything I would rather be known as a swimmer. I haven't trained as much as I should've and I do not want to be the last one to finish. Also, I'm not the most physically active person out there. I never really excelled in sports or was ever a star…Continue
Continue your education, never give up, and strive to be the best you can be. Sound familiar? I hear that everyday! Education is very essential in life. It’s your foundation for success, and as you progress over time each year becomes yet another building block. I personally don’t agree that high school graduates should take a year off before entering college. Why stop now? Keep pushing and get yourself to where you want to be.
As a high school Junior I plan on going to…Continue
I was listening to Pandora while I was getting ready (it was on the "Julieta Venegas" station - one of my favorites) and there was a little beat in the beginning of one of the songs that triggered my memory. It reminded me of a Korean drama that I watched last year and fell in love with called "My Girl." The reason that it reminded me of "My Girl" was because that little beat was used in the drama when the characters were doing something funny or silly.
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In today's world, many of us go to school, work, and are inside a building, house, or place. I think a lot of us do not realize that there is so much you can enjoy doing outside. When I was a little girl, I remember going to the park with my sister and riding my bike or rollerskating. It was so much fun! Of couse, when you are a little girl a lot of things are more fun than when you get older. Anyway, I was just recently thinking about my life and how I do not spend enough time outside.…Continue
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Yesterday evening I talked to my old roommate, Vanessa. We haven't seen each other since graduation and are planning on reuniting soon along with our other friend, Sandra. When we lived together we were like the 3 musketeers. Sandra is the most outgoing girl I have met. She can go up to any stranger and be friends with them 5 minutes later.....I think that's how we met. :). Vanessa is a bit shy and serious but she definitely has a funny side. She's more to herself yet she's…Continue
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Traditionally, women have been seen as the lesser, weaker sex. After all, during the birth cycle, we stop developing at an earlier stage than males in some aspects. For years, we've struggled to change this stereotype. Lately, though, I've been reading a lot of articles that make me wonder how close we are to truly eliminating gender discrimination.
Recently, a CBS correspondent,…Continue