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Suspended? YOLO

A Texas boy was suspended after taking a photo of a standardize test. It was what was written in place of the mandatory essay that got him into trouble.

He wrote, "I don't need to study for this TAKS test craziness. YOLO :)" and tweeting it to the Texas Education Agency. The district officials were none to happy about this so they suspended him!

I realize that…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Latinos in California

I wish I had something as politically charged as other women on here have written.

Lately, because I am almost done with school, I am overwhelmed to finish already. I've become impatient.

I want to leave, I'm getting antsy.

Perhaps because I plan on taking my mother to CA in August, just her and I, I want to become weak and just not do a thing.

The thing is that she's never been on a plane, but she told me once that she'd like to feel the rumbling of the wheels,…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 22, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Giving a little means the a lot more than you think

Ever been volunteering?

Ever volunteered on the condition that you did it on your own?

 

Project Share is a local volunteer service that gets volunteers to distrubute food for people in the area who may not have enough food to eat.

I've been on their side of the line before. I would go to these places with my mom, standing in these lines for…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 20, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

What is she now?

She is a woman

with a child like mind

She wants to know what happened when that man entered

He carried a large belt in one hand as the other was red

He stomped his way in, not caring about what he smothered

She cries in utter desperation, “No! Not now, please. I beg you!”…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

I can wait, I CAN wait for summer, please?

This past weekend was a blast.

My friends kidnapped me and took me to Chesepeake Bay in Maryland. I think my friends enjoyed the nice weather as well. We spent the day window shopping and taking photos in front of every monument in sight. I'm sure people were thinking we were tourists, but it was fun!

I come from a big city, but knowing these sorts of oppurtunities are available, like travel, because I came to college, is infinitely the best decesion I ever made. I can see that…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 15, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments

HAPPY SIBLINGS DAY

Today is happy siblings day.

 

I don't know how to give thanks to all 13 brothers and sisters I have.

 

There are 7 guys and 7 girls, with myself. That makes a family of 14.

No, we aren't a soccer team. Though there are enough siblings to create one.

Oh, and i love my mom!…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 11, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Calidonia and other things that make my neck sore

This weekend was a blast. My friends willingly took me to a famous place called Caladonia. Calodonia is a state park in Pennsylvania.

Oh my joy, so much green out there. I was not prepared to go exercising that is for sure. My friends Aly, Nadja, and Anna pulled a fast one on me when they began to run towards the open clearing. Besides so much grass everywhere, I really enjoyed viewing the landscape. The hills are breathtaking, the streams were cold. I was too afraid to dabble my feet…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 8, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

To Oppurtunity to Meet Linda Stein

Yesterday evening our institution had the oppurtunity to meet artist/female activist, Linda Stein.

She is more known for her perculiar sculptures that depict a woman's torso that are shaped like that of a knight.

Some of the sculptures are adorned with the most powerful super hero of all: Wonder Woman.

I know many of you may feel that Wonder Woman is a sexually clad woman in a bathing suit. NO, clearly Linda's talks of WW as the super hero who makes  "The Fluidity of…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 4, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The American Life: Through the eyes of a Native American culture.

A clear defenition of a normal American life is hard to condense into one sentence. What is normal? Who is American?

My mother's take on American life is so much different than what the media portrays. I recall as a young girl my mother telling me, "When I came to…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 2, 2013 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Times are a Changing

The following blog title is none other than my favorite singers, Sam Cooke. I start my incredible journey as a virtual intern specifically today. I am not ready for the challenges ahead, but I suppose if I could just pretend that I am, then surely it won't be long until I am seeing the ending of my journey.

Speaking of college journeys, my college, Wilson College will…

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Added by April C. Davila on April 1, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Haya yay como me duele and OTHER Selena memories

PHOTO provided by Google stock photos.

As we approach Selena Quintanilla's passin by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar,  let us not forget her as an inspirational chicana, or would you ladies prefer the term, LATINA, who embarked on a singing career by performing music in Spanish.

She became a star as lead singer of her father's band…

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Added by April C. Davila on March 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Snowing during Spring?!

I woke up this morning with a bad case of the sniffles. It felt a little chilly and much to my surpise and dread I saw snow falling outside my dorm room window. "Oh geez, groundhound day was a week ago?! No snow please!," I thought.

Frankly, I am far too scared to admit it to my classmates here in the northeast, but not so much to my Latina other halves, but I am terribly freightened that the world is coming to an end.

I am not sure about everyone else, but my mother grew up on…

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Added by April C. Davila on March 25, 2013 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Interning for Latinitas

It's great that I get to become an intern for Latinitas, but I feel the pressure already.

 

I have 5 courses this semester and this internship to take care of. How do you all work with managing time?

 

Is it just me or do I feel like its impossible to complete so many tasks before the end of the semester?

I feel the pressure. Please, I need all the support I can get!

 

 

 

Added by April C. Davila on March 24, 2013 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Female Rapper Busts a Flow and Succeeds

Most rappers start at the bottom of the music chain. Many rise above it all to maintain a career spitting verses that reflect their struggle as an artist. However, there exist rappers who reach the mainstream and their fans suddenly disconnect from them because their lyrics no longer reflect their personal lifestyle.

 Gavlyn, a 23-year-old rapper from Los Angeles, California is re-defining this process. She is raising the female rap game with a new re-released album called From the…

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Added by April C. Davila on March 22, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments

I love Latinitas

To be honest, I think I feel a bigger community feel to Latinitas than I ever had with Facebook.

True, I try to create networking happen on Facebook, but I still feel so disconnected from everyone. Latinitas is a mini-community. I often feel very encouraged to let my fears known. Like its okay to make mistakes almost as though you all were family.

I want to be honest, as old as I am I often feel like that nerdy 13 year old girl from 7th grade, but hearing everyone's story…

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Added by April C. Davila on March 21, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments

Let's stop comparing: Something that is easier said than done.

Let's face it: Everyone compares.

It's when we compare and judge ourselves so harshly that it begins to affect our self-esteem. True, I've done it far more often during my early teen years, but I notice it never stops. I am 24 and still comparing myself to others that I feel I will never match up to. I compare my grades, my clothes, my choice of music and my style preferences.

This is when I have to stop this negative train of thought and breathe. I need a moment of reflection…

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Added by April C. Davila on March 18, 2013 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment


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