I have always had a fascination with staring at the night sky. Although my fascination is not one that keeps me outside for hours on my roof, star gazing or buying telescopes or what not, I loved the idea that here are millions of lights illuminating the earth from immeasurable distances.
So many things we don't realize are occurring in our skies, it's insane. I love seeing shooting stars, because not only do I believe in the (unscientific) wishing of them, i also think that the are times… Continue
Added by essined on March 29, 2010 at 11:05pm —
I am proud and excited to announce that one of our very own Latinita Teen Reporters will be heading to Dallas, TX on March 18 to compete with her school's Robotics team Eliana Grijalva, who has written a few articles for the magazine, is a member of the DaVinci School for Science and Arts Robotics Team.
The annual competition known as For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology or FIRST boasts robot submissions from across the nation. This year, Eli tells me, the robots… Continue
Added by essined on March 11, 2010 at 9:26pm —
Talking about how science is all around us: has anyone been keeping up with the Winter Olympics?
I do at times feel disappointed when that's the only thing to watch, but once I start watching the coverage, I can't help but sit there enthralled. My favorite events are Ice Skating, Speed-skating, Snowboarding, and Ski jumps (I'm not sure what the last one is called but the athletes are on skis and jump off a ramp and fly off the slope for a considerable amount of meters. Oh wait, that is… Continue
Added by essined on February 26, 2010 at 5:34pm —
This weekend I had the privilege of attending the Biennial El Paso Conference for Women. Hosted by the city's Mayor, the two-day event offered a variety of workshops, seminars and informational tables aimed at empowering the female movers and shakers of El Paso.
Friday was the opening reception which featured a number of interesting guest speakers, a tasty dinner with melodic accompaniment by a quartet of the El Paso Youth Symphony, and of course a performance by Mayor John Cook on his… Continue
Added by essined on February 23, 2010 at 3:30pm —
In the spirit of nostalgia and yearning I have for old Bill Nye the Science Guy episodes, I have decided to undertake the difficult task of blogging about anything science a few times a month.
Science is essential, it surrounds our every move and thought. There is science behind the very computer screens we're reading this on, the iPods we religiously listen to, and even that makeup we put on everyday has scientific backing.
According to the National Science Foundation in 2006, only… Continue
Added by essined on February 17, 2010 at 2:55pm —
A month ago, my little sister's car was totaled when a lady took a stop sign only a block away from our house. It was insane because I was home and she had just left then called me to tell me what happened. She was okay, though she did get x-rays to make sure her sore neck was fine,
Last week the insurance company of the other lady called to tell her that her car was totaled and that they were cutting her a check for the worth of the car. So now, off to go car shopping.
So that was a… Continue
Added by essined on February 9, 2010 at 3:48pm —
Alright everyone, since I've been displaced (tear) well, not really, but you know... because my outpost is no longer out of the Latinitas office, I have become a Starbucks loiterer.
Yeah, I said it. I loiter...kind of. I'm on the internet on the laptop, you know, updating my blogs, writing articles, applying for schools and replying to e-mails, but all at the coffee shop.
Nope, I don't buy anything, I mean- Why would I? My sister works there, and I, too, once worked for the man for… Continue
Added by essined on February 1, 2010 at 4:55pm —
I'm still not over the fact that my nights are now Conan-less ( I loveeeee him) and now I come to find out that ABC has decided that this will be the last season of Ugly Betty!
It was the show for us Latinas. None of those stupid George Lopez antics, Ugly Betty gave America Ferrera to the non-spanish-speaking world!
Ugly Betty provided young Latinas a real role model to look up to. Who will we look to now? And please don't say Eva Longoria, whose character is a pseudo sugar-baby on… Continue
Added by essined on January 27, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Under an overcast Saturday morning sky, thousands gathered at Falcon Park near downtown Phoenix to march for human rights. Young men, women, and even entire families--their babies in strollers-- made it out to the park with cardboard signs shunning Sheriff Joe Arpaio and demanding equality for all.
The event started with an hour-long rally while the crowd size intensified to what some local papers reported as close to 10,000 protesters. The rally was a segway to the nearly-five-mile-long… Continue
Added by essined on January 19, 2010 at 3:00pm —
I finally made it out to the theater to see "Precious." You know, that heart-wrenching flick that's supposed to be indie but has so many big names backing it (i.e. Oprah, Tyler Perry, of course.) that it's not really indie anymore. The movie is receiving all types of awards and media attention.
It was really hard to watch and I don't mean that in a bad way. It was a good movie but the issues were soooo tough and make you feel so helpless because stuff like this happens… Continue
Added by essined on January 12, 2010 at 5:11pm —
This past Saturday Jan. 2nd, my blog was featured on BronzeWord Latino Authors.
I was interviewed a few weeks ago for the blog brag.
so check it out here
there is only one minor note and correction i would like to add, the blog I am talking about in my blog brag is not about the… Continue
Added by essined on January 4, 2010 at 1:45pm —
Members of the community that are for human rights will gather in Phoenix, Arizona to take a stand against the abuse of undocumented immigrants and migrant workers by Sheriff Arpaio and the Bush administration's policies.
If any of you have been keeping an eye on everything going down in AZ, you should know that it's time that all of us get together against the injustices immigrants face everyday.
I want to go!!!…
Added by essined on December 30, 2009 at 2:30pm —
In the 90s, corpses began to appear in the desert lands that surround Cd. Juarez, Mexico. Linked by description, these corpses were of young women who were raped and beaten, their broken and bruised bodies sprawled naked and dead over the sand dunes. Most were employees of nearby maquilas
or factories as they're referred to in the area. They were working to support families, brothers, sisters, children, and seeking a better life for themselves. Working over-time, often late into the… Continue
Added by essined on December 30, 2009 at 11:30am —
With Christmas past us (awesome!), I am looking forward to the new year. I cannot wait for this year to be over! It's been a year of disasters, triumphs, good and bad times. It has been one that I look back on with mixed emotion.
I'm glad I graduated, while at the same time, the current state of the economy and job market have made it an undesirable year to have come to this milestone, and that disappoints me. I was uber-excited to go to Washington D.C. in the summer, and while I met some… Continue
Added by essined on December 28, 2009 at 11:17am —
As a few of you know, I earned my bachelor's degree from UTEP this past May. What a few of you don't know is that because I was unaware about my classification status up until March of this year, I was unprepared and really behind in the grad school application process.
This week marks the seventh month anniversary of the graduation ceremony where I became the first in my family to graduate from college. At this point I am trying to cope with my "career," taking my GRE, applying, and… Continue
Added by essined on December 15, 2009 at 1:38pm —
When someone asks about your background, what do you say? Chicana? Latina? Mexican-American? Puertorriqueña? LATINITA??? :)
Poll results just released from think tank Pew Research Center have a few interesting findings regarding how young Latinos define themselves.
It found that 52% of Latinos surveyed ages 16 to 25 refer to their family's home country first when identifying themselves.
20% use "American" first. and 24% use "Hispanic" or "Latino."
Additionally, 33% of… Continue
Added by essined on December 11, 2009 at 11:41am —
This past weekend I watched the new film "Brothers" starring big movie buffs Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhal, and Tobey Maguire. This movie was about a marine (Maguire) who is deployed to Afghanistan and leaves behind his wife (Portman), two daughters, and ex-con brother (Gyllenhal). The trailer alludes to the wife and the brother having an affair a short while after they are notified that the marine was killed in the war. (I'm going to keep referring to the trailer, because I don't want to… Continue
Added by essined on December 10, 2009 at 11:39am —
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 —
This weekend on their "Graph of the Day," Blog DC Progressive posted a graph titled "Cervical Cancer in Latinas."
The graph showed how Latinas are diagnosed more often for cervical cancer than any other females of any other race. According to this, Latinas fall second to the number of deaths by cervical cancer to Black women.
"One reason this population has higher rates is that nearly 11% of Latina women have never had pap-smear screenings while 5% of whites have never been… Continue
Added by essined on December 7, 2009 at 3:37pm —