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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 29, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Why it pays to be blingual

Added by Jasmine Villa on February 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

DIY Glass Magnets

Over at the Creative Place, they have a TON of awesome craft ideas. I fell in love with this the glass magnet project.



For instructions, click…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why the success of Latino faculty and students is critical

An interesting article written by Anne-Marie Nuñez and Elizabeth Murakami-Ramalho on improving educational standards of Latino students, encouraging students, and empowering them to become successful in their professions. Article heavily focuses on faculty involvement. Here's an excerpt:



While concerns about Latino educational access may not be of interest to everyone in this anti-immigrant climate, the positive economic…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Librotraficante in El Paso, Texas: Official Info

BorderSenses welcomes Librotraficante Caravan



February 21, 2012:BorderSenses, a literary nonprofit organization, in collaboration with CincoPuntos Press, La MujerObrera, UTEP's Chicano Studies Department, and local writers and activists,is proud to announce that we will be hosting a reading to welcome the Librotraficante Caravan passing through El Paso, TX on route to Tucson,…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

DIY Rotating Goal List

This looks like a fun idea from Cornflower Blue, for instructions click here.



Materials: post-it notes, a pencil, markers, a ruler, and an 11 x 14 inch piece of bristol board or heavy card…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 20, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Literature Undergrads or Grad students, MLA Convention opportunity!

Call for Papers for Special Session at the 2013 MLA Convention (Boston, Jan 3-6) Theorizing Indigenous Literatures in the Americas:



We seek papers that discuss the theoretical considerations of working with indigenous literatures in the Americas (North/South). What are salient analytical tools / methods / lenses for reading and researching indigenous texts? How does language (native or non-native) intervene…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 20, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 20, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Wait, you saw THAT?

I did not expect for Librotraficante to see my "dismay" post about the lack of events in El Paso, but they did .... and they shared it on Facebook. The post was made on a whim! I was curious why the "dismay" post was receiving so much traffic, checked on Facebook, and found my answer. Apparently if you Google "Librotraficante El Paso" my two blogs are ranked in the top ten hits -- at least this was the case on Sunday. Ladies, I'm not tooting my own horn, but it is a reminder of how you…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 19, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

A Letter to child readers

A Letter to Child Readers

Each year Pat writes a letter to her young readers. You can read this year's letter below and earlier letters are archived on Pat's website.  Teachers, feel free…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 18, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 17, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

This Means War

Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Chelsea Handler, how could I resist watching this? The previews ensnared me, despite my dislike to most romantic comedies. Okay, I will admit that having these stunning and crazy talented actors made me want to see it more -- if their roles were played by other people, I probably wouldn't have seen it in theaters. The film was funnier than I expected and my favorite…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Apply now! Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars

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. …

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 15, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Stages of Procrastination and How to Avoid Them

Henrik Eddberk from The Positivity Blog shares 7 sure-fire tips to beat procrastination.

1. Stop thinking. Start doing.

“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”

Eva Young

A bit of planning can certainly help you to achieve what you want to achieve. A lot of…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 15, 2012 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Looking for a journalism scholarship? Undergrads, check this out!

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Winners also receive an expense-paid trip to the RTDNA/SPJ National Conference. Candidates must be a full-time college student whose career objective is electronic journalism and have at least one full year of college remaining. To receive an award, winners must be officially enrolled in…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Poetry and Chicana Feminism

I was cleaning my bookshelf this morning -- by cleaning I really mean moving the books around to make it look "less" cluttered. I know, I know, I am terrible, but over the years I have accumulated too many books to the point where I have forbidden myself from purchasing any unless I absolutely need them, or if they're available for the Kindle or Nook -- yes, I have both .... but I like the Kindle better.

While I was "cleaning" I stumbled across a forgotten copy of Lorna Dee…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sibling Rivalry

I grew a little nostalgic after seeing that picture. I find it amusing/funny, mostly because it reminds me of the terrible moments my siblings and I have bickered over the years. I love them to death, but there have been a couple times when things were not as peachy as my mom would've liked. We have matured and no longer bicker,…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Pet Peeve, a personal rant towards careless walkers.



One of my major pet peeves is seeing someone, or a group of people, text while they're crossing the street. One, it makes the person look extremely idiotic for NOT paying attention to the surroundings, careless drivers, or potential hazards. Two, is it really that important to text, tweet, or update your Facebook status while you're crossing the street? It also bugs me when…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 8, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

DIY Valentines Day Craft Projects

Valentines Day is around the corner and if you're like me, I sometimes prefer the more "artistic" way of celebrating this holiday than giving a simple hand-bought card. Here are some FABULOUS craft ideas taken from the lovely host at Everything Etsy:…

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Added by Jasmine Villa on February 8, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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