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I miss home.

It's Friday night and I've been home all day feeling sick. I think what makes me feel worse is that my mom isn't here to make me feel better. I mean, mom's always make everything better, right? 

Whatever or however I'm feeling, just being close to my mom helps. Her talks always put me…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 1, 2013 at 11:37pm — 2 Comments

Stress

It's halfway through the semester and I am kind of stressed out! 

It can happen to anyone because it can stem from school, work, or personal relationships. I have been feeling stressed lately. What I dislike the most is that there are days when I feel so…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on February 26, 2013 at 9:57pm — 2 Comments

Cultures Are Not Trends

Fashion trends are fluid. They change every season as soon as the fashion industry decides what's in and out. 

While I'm not a fashionista, I do enjoy a stylish look every now and then. There are some very cute patterns and styles out there, but there are also offensive trends. First let me begin with defining cultural appropriation, according to this article…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on February 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Double Consciousness

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, an American civil rights activist among other things, first coined the term "double consciousness." It is first mentioned in his book, "The Souls of Black Folk," published in 1903.

Du Bois' defines the term as the "sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity." …

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on February 16, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Journalism Evolution

It's safe to say that my passion has always been to write. It was in the sixth grade when I decided that journalism was going to fulfill my passion. I joined the newspaper in my middle school and loved it.

Fast forward to 2013: I am months away from graduation with a degree in journalism. Here's the thing, the dreamer hasn't changed, but the dream has. 

When I learned about journalism, it was through print newspaper and magazine. I hoped to end up writing for a major newspaper…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on February 12, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Noticing Race

Is it possible that members of our own racial or ethnic community surround us for a long time that it can be difficult to recognize others’?

 

I am from a border town where it is primarily Mexican or Mexican-American people. When I first moved to a different city, I recognized how different I was or appeared to be to others. I never paid attention to it, though. It was natural, to me that I was going to meet people of different races, cultures, and…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on February 9, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Introduction

Hi! My name is Linda Vasquez and I'm one of the new Editorial Interns here with Latinitas Magazine. I'm soon graduating university with a degree in Multimedia Journalism so let me tell you, this internship is a perfect opportunity for me. I love to write and give a voice to my community by doing so. 

Here are a couple of quick…

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Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on February 4, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments


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