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Linda Maria Vasquez's Blog – April 2013 Archive (6)

MTV: Girl Code

Tuesday night, MTV premiered a new show called "Girl Code." It focuses on, yes you guessed it, a girl code that women should follow. Yeah, I know. You've heard about a guys code, right? Something about bros before women and other dumb stuff. Well, I guess MTV thought women needed the similar rules within their gender. The show consisted of female commentators, comedians and celebrities. There's a lot of snarky commentary, but it has potential with its underlying important themes. 

The…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 25, 2013 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Latino Voices are not suppose to be funny voices.

Most major news outlets have a branch they like to associate with latinos. For example, CNN Latino and NBC Latino were created to have a Latino voice in news, or as I like to think about it: a way to translate everything into Spanish to serve a Spanish-speaking audience, but still separate from the major brand. Although I may have some issues with this concept, of…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

My first grown up pictures.

Yesterday, I finally got to take my graduation pictures. I'm not much of a hair and makeup person. I just kinda threw some eyeliner on and straightened my hair. I thought about going to a salon and getting model-ready for my picture. I didn't because I wanted the girl in the picture to be all me, so I just trusted myself and got ready without help. This picture means a lot more to me than any other picture. It's me, wearing my cap and gown, announcing that graduation happened. I made it and…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 21, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Boston is my reminder.

I was sitting in class Monday afternoon when my phone received several alerts from my CNN app. Two hours later, I was sitting in my friend's living room, watching the live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. We just sat there, wondering what was happening and mad at the world at the same time for being such a horrible place. My heart goes out to all those affected by Monday's tragedy. 

Like most people, I was angry and upset that this happened. I couldn't believe an attack like…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 20, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

My graduation isn't only changing my life.

It's a month until classes are over and two more weeks after that until I walk across that stage. The closer my graduation gets, the more scared I get about "entering the real world." I've already started looking for jobs and trying to settle down in Austin. I knew I wanted to stay here after graduation, but I don't think my family understood quite well until now. 

I spoke to my mom yesterday and I mentioned my post graduation plans. She responded with, "Well, I'm moving back to…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 8, 2013 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

My niece.

My brother started having kids at an early age. Him and his long time girlfriend started a family so soon, I was an aunt by the time I was 8 years old. He is 36 years old now and he has eight children. 

I grew up with three brothers, so I can only imagine having seven siblings - five sisters and two brothers. 

My first niece was born into a family willing to spoil the heck out of her. From the start, she was the center of attention. A little too much center of attention, if…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 1, 2013 at 9:04pm — No Comments


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