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how did your culture/language influence your identity

There are many ways a person culture can change or influence there identity. Many of which help them be the person that they are now. For example for me my culture has made me more independent. As a Mexican-American i have two different cultures that influence the way i think and the way i let them guide me. Having both type of cultures helps be able to identify with who you are. For me it showed me how to be more independent and have that strong character that is needed sometimes in our…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on October 14, 2016 at 11:56am — No Comments

Scholarship Search Websites

Have you gotten a chance to read our article about scholarship opportunities? If not, you can check it out here:

Scholarship Opportunities: It’s a Latina’s game

In sum, our article talks about ways to pay for college which at times can seem pretty…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 29, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Scholarships for Latinas

As Senior year comes around so does the search of scholarships in order to go to college. There many scholarships out there to make it easier for us to go to college though there are some of which are specifically for Latina women. Some of these scholarships include:

  • Lubbock hispanic association of women
  • Sallie Mae first in my family scholarship program
  • Congressional hispanic Caucus,institute, inc
  • Adelante fund scholarship
  • McDonald's…
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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 16, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Looking for a Scholarship! We got you cover!

 

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As this school year begins it is also that time when highs school students that are graduating and who are looking into going to college start to look for scholarship opportunities but not many know there are many scholarships that are given to Hispanics/ Latinos. There are also some scholarships that the El Paso Community Foundation offers to students that they apply through there High Schools. Below are some links were you can find some…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 12, 2016 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Make this summer the best

During our summer camps the girls had the opportunity to give some suggestions on how to make this summer a great one 

Jayden:" I would suggest to go to the beach i have heard that they give surfing classes for free"

Unknown: " My suggestion are to go swimming, play xbox, go with your dogs to the park, travel and go to the mall"

Karen: " Yo lo que aria si estoy aburrida es ir a caminar y dibujar"

Adriana: " To make summer a best one…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 2, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

How latinitas inspired me

During our summer camps the girls wrote down ways continue to inspired them and help them lead the way: 

Paulina; " I got inspired by learning that in order to be a good leader i also have to think about myself and that only i can make my dreams happen"

Karla: " How to control my stress and some tips on stress situations" 

           " They helped me lead by showing me the meaning of leadership and how to show leadership to others"

Fernanda: "I was…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on September 2, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments

Music Review

 During the camps the girls were given the task to review the songs that they like the most and what is it about the song the they like. 

Desiree

" All of me by John Legend, i like this song because it is the best song in the world and it means love. It made me feel awesome because it tells girls that they are…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 29, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

Advice By Chicas

  This blog has some advice that was given to some of the girls that participated on the summer camps. There are some issues which we all have gone through at some certain point of our life or we are currently going through the same situation right now. Hope some of these advice help other latinitas that are going through  the same situation. 

Latinita:

   " I have a friend that smokes and when ever I hangout with her she always wants me to smoke also. I really…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 26, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Summer Tech Chica top Favorites

 In our summer tech chica the girls were given the assignment of writing down there top  favorite things to do, watch, and play.

" My favorite show is El Chavo del ocho becaue it's funny. I wish everyone would see that TV show."- Crisbelle

" I like the Big Bang theory because it is funny and cool and I love it. I recommend it for others to watch"- Makayla

" My favorite show is the Big Bang theory because I like the science jokes and the way they…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 24, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

Latinitas Healthy Snack

 Some of the latinitas that attended our camp shared some of there healthy snacks:

Greek yogurt with fruit

Ingredients: fruit ( any kind)

                    yogurt

                   Granola

Instructions: cut the fruit into small pieces and apply it to the yogurt along with the granola…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 17, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Chicas empowerring Quotes

 During the tech camps the girls wrote quotes describing why they are powerful,smart, and inspiring chicas

" I am powerful because I can do a lot of things" - Hellen

" I am smart because I passed the fourth grade with a 79% average."- Makayla

" I am a leader because I am smart and strong and like to know peoples strengths and weaknesses."- Rosalie

" I am smart because I listen and I like to study."- Mitzzie

" I am…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 17, 2016 at 11:33am — No Comments

What latinitas think about women being in STEM careers

 During the STEM camps we address the type of careers that are out there that are mostly dominated by males and that women are not seen working in those fields that much. Our girls got a lesson on what STEM means which is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The girls were then asked to write what they thought of women working in  these careers and to give an example of a women working in these careers.

" I think women would be best at mathematics. Women should…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on August 17, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

3 Basic Things a Girl Needs in Her Closet

The girls from our Fashionista Camp list 3 must-have clothing items every girl should have.

  1. Sandals for summer
  2. Fit jeans
  3. A comfortable dress

--Daelyn Marquez

  1. A girl needs a few pairs of shorts for hot days
  2. Also a couple of sandals
  3. A nice, comfortable, and fresh dress

--Jessia Reyes

"The 3 things I think every girl needs in their closet is shoes. The second thing is a dress…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 25, 2016 at 11:56am — No Comments

Beauty Tips

The girls from our Fashionista Camp learned about make-up and, afterward, each gave three beauty tips.

  • Always keep your skin moisturized.
  • When you get pimples, you can cover them with foundation.
  • Before you sleep ALWAYS take your make-up off.

--Celeste Hernandez

  1. Wash your face with face moisturizer.
  2. Clean off makeup after you're done for the day.
  3. On your face, you have a "+" where you get pimples…
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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 25, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Field Trip to the Cielo Vista Mall

Two weeks ago at the Latinitas Fashionista Camp the girls traveled to the Cielo Vista Mall. They describe what they liked about the trip and what they learned.

"I liked when we went to Justice I did my makeup and I learned how to dress a mannequin." -Learsi Lopez, age 9

"My favorite part was taking the mannequins apart. I learned that girls don't have to be skinny to be pretty. To be pretty, be yourself" - Celeste Aurora Hernandez, age 11

"What I…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 25, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments

How to Accessorize a Black Dress

Two weeks ago at the Latinitas Fashionista Camp the girls got to accessorize a black dress. They were given a budget of $10 and got to pick from several different accessories set at different prices. Here are the girls' explanations for the accessories that they picked.

“The reason why I picked pearls is because I think they go well with a black dress. I think that not to pick everything black because it will look like you came from the dark side where everything is black. At…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 25, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

Latinitas Describe Their Style

Two weeks ago at the Latinitas Fashionista Camp the girls were asked some questions about fashion.

1. How do you describe your style?

“Bright colors like yellow, orange, pink, and red. Sometimes dark colors like purple, green, and black. T-shirt, shorts, and jeans.”—Learsi Lopez

“My style is casual and plain. I also like shirts with designs and shorts, especially in the summer.”—Jessia Reyes

“The way I describe my style is casual. For…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 25, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Field Trip to Telemundo

On Wednesday last week the girls traveled to Telemundo as part of the Hollywood Camp. The girls describe some of the things they learned and their favorite part about the trip.

"We went to Telemundo.

1. They record the news.

2. I learned how to use a green screen.

3. When we went outside."

--Learsi

"Today at the Latinitas camp I went to the news studio, Telemundo. There they…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 25, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

Movies!

Last week at the Latinitas Hollywood Camp the girls wrote about either their favorite movie or the last movie they watched. These are their answers.

“My favorite TV show is Full House because it’s funny. I just finished watching. Season 1. My favorite character is Stephanie because she is so cute. My favorite movie of all time is The Phantom of the Opera. I just love the drama in the movie. My favorite actress is Emmy Rossum. She plays Christine Daaé. I am so in…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 25, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

Creating a Monster Character

At the Latinitas Hollywood Camp, the girls were asked to come up with a monster and describe it. Some of the girls also chose to write a story that included their character.

“A young 15 year old girl. Her name is Chelsea, and she has green eyes. She was a very bright girl. She hated her house. She thought it was very gloomy and dark. That’s why she always wore purple and her room was all of the colors of the rainbow.”—Sara Alderete

“There was a deep forest at…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 20, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments


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