The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society invites high school students to the best week of their summer! The 18th annual Wildlife Conservation Camp will be held July 8-14, 2012 at Camp Tyler near Tyler, Texas. The registration deadline has been extended to May 15, 2012. This camp has been opening doors for college-bound students interested in the outdoors. Regardless of their career path,… Continue
Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 8, 2012 at 12:31pm —
So I stumbled upon this article about bullying within the Latino community and I found it surprising.
I started researching the topic and then it got me thinking, is there anyone on MyLatinitas that has been… Continue
Added by Alexandra Murillo on April 13, 2012 at 9:00am —
Latinitas, this is a great opportunity to intern with NASA! Women in Stem High School Aerospace Scholars (WISH) is intended for high school juniors and seniors across the US interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers. …
Added by Jasmine Villa on February 15, 2012 at 4:00pm —
This semester got started pretty well. I have many things on my plate including the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Grad Internship at UT for undergrads. My mentor, Juan Portillo, and I met for the first time last Thursday to discuss our plans for my exploration of graduate school.
Juan is a Master's student in the Women's and Gender Studies program. He's… Continue
Added by Andrea Zarate on February 3, 2012 at 4:30pm —
Unfortunately there are many kids who drop out of school. When people drop out of school this makes it very hard for them to go to college and to get a job.
Why do you think it is important to stay in school and love it?
Added by Laura Flores on March 10, 2011 at 4:07pm —
I was skyping a couple of college friends in Austin last night. It was the first time we had used it, and it was pretty cool. I miss them so much and I was exctied to see them after so long even if it was through a web camera.
We were catching up on what we had been up to, talking about school, work and things we had done. One of my friends, Denise, an education major, planning on graduating in December was telling me that she was a little worried about her future due to the… Continue
Added by Sonia Rangel on February 23, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Every girl has an idea as to what she'd like to do someday, right? I know all of my friends and I once had a dream job we aspired to have, whether it was to be a doctor, a veterinarian, a ballerina, or a fashion designer. For me, I wanted to be a ballerina and a veterinarian. Looking back fondly on these memories, I'm glad I had hopes and dreams for those sorts of things- it's all part of being a girl! These days, there's a lot of pressure for teen girls and what they're considering for their… Continue
Added by Leticia Gabriela Hernandez on February 2, 2011 at 7:39pm —
The 2011 application cycle has begun for the Space Scholars Program at the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Space Scholars is a paid summer internship opportunity for students at the graduating senior level through PhD candidates (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects. Complete details, including application instructions, a list of mentors and research topics can be… Continue
Added by Helen Rodriguez on December 15, 2010 at 12:04pm —
Yo! To all the Latinitas of this website(:
I am a freshman at Akins High School in Austin,Texas and I am now just figuring out how high school works and its typos lol.
First of all, I had noticed bunch of drama,new friends,hard working teachers,loads of homework,and not to mention BOYS!.
I think pretty much high school can be pretty cool and sometimes a drag.
My life in high school is just a part of life you know?? Well,, high school has to be in life to be able… Continue
Added by Itzel Escobar on January 16, 2010 at 8:21pm —
After reading Rosana's blog
, I had to write about this awesome school I came across while updating Latinitas' Twitter feed
It's a high school in Southern California that focuses on teaching girls trades that are traditionally considered to be for men. Rosie the Riveter High School Plumbing offers courses on plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and other trades,… Continue
Added by essined on December 9, 2009 at 10:32am —
So I've been putting it off, and when I say 'putting it off" I mean, think of the worst situation where you've procrastinated to death and made excuses over and over for yourself: I've put off taking the Graduate Record Examinations.
For all you college-bound ladies, this is the equivalent to the SAT but for students who already graduated from college with a bachelor's degree and want to go into Grad school.
I'm nervous, because I haven't studied much, and this, like the SAT, plays a… Continue
Added by essined on December 8, 2009 at 12:02pm —
So the question is do you think P.E is important? I think it is, not all the time are students given the opportunity through out the day or do like to exercise. The U.S. is one of the top or even possibly the top country to find obesity. The need for P.E to exist in schools is there. The fact that there are test or even grades I don't think is important. I think P.E should be a pass or fail kind of class. If you participate, try hard, and show up to every class then you pass. No need for test… Continue
Added by Cassandra Barraza on November 18, 2009 at 4:08pm —
In January I will be starting my junior year at UTEP. I am so excited and on Saturday they had new student orientation. We started off the day of the does and don't in school. Don't plagiarize, even your self, (which I found out was possible). Do sit in the first rows of the class and join organizations on campus. They said that by being involved and sitting closer to the front you get better grades and do well in school. They also informed us about the parking, and the campus police. They made… Continue
Added by Cassandra Barraza on November 16, 2009 at 3:39pm —
I am bilingual.
I was born this way. Into a family that had a Spanish-speaking mother and father, and a bilingual brother and sister.
I learned to speak Spanish first, of course. But time was spent watching Nickelodeon and (gasp) The Simpsons with a lot of telenovelas mixed in.
When I started grade school in El Paso, I was placed in Spanish-language first grade classes. I didn't think anything of it, I thought I was doing okay at this school thing. However, I was apparently doing… Continue
Added by essined on November 16, 2009 at 12:11pm —
High school is such a blast! but unlike most students my age by the time me and my friends graduate this year we will be close to getting our bachelors degree. I go to this school with a really long name, Mission Early College High School, and I love it! For those of you that have never heard of an early college high school, this is how it works: the general goal is to attend high school and college at the same time in order to finish about six years of school in only four years. At my school,… Continue
Added by Cassandra Barraza on October 12, 2009 at 3:01pm —
I think the biggest issue facing us Hispanics is education. I read a blog that only 41 percent of Hispanic girls graduate from high school. YIKES! Ladies, we need to change that. I was sad to read that number, but I've think it is true. I've seen girls in my school dropout, but then they just get jobs flipping burgers. It is totally not worth it to drop out. Education is important to helping you have a good career and taking care of yourself so you don't depend on a man. My mom is a single mom… Continue
Added by Alyssa on October 6, 2009 at 7:11pm —
I must say, going back to school is something that I don't really understand. I like school...once I'm in it. Actually going back (especially the Sunday night before) is the difficult part. When I go to my classes and do all that, I settle in easily. I guess it's a mental thing.
Back in elementary, middle school, and high school, I liked to go back to school shopping. For the clothes!, but also for the supplies. Getting my new binders and thinking about how I would decorate it.… Continue
Added by Lizette Espinosa on August 13, 2009 at 12:30pm —
"Haha, you're such a retard! That's so retarded!" I've heard many students use these types of phrases throughout school to make fun of someone who made a silly mistake or as an adjective to describe odd or stupid. What they do not realize is that these remarks should not be taken as a joke. People with disabilities are not a matter to be laughed at. When I interviewed some Latinitas, most of them said that they do use these expressions, but they "never use it to be mean to people" and most… Continue
Added by Vanessa Rodriguez on July 17, 2009 at 1:15pm —