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Hot Topic - Going Back To School

What do I like most about going back to school? I would have to say the bustle and hustle that comes with the school year. I like to keep busy and we all know that once school starts life get crazy...but I rather be feeling the non-stop life then to be bored out of my mind:)

Added by Rosemarie Montez on August 13, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Chris Brown's Apology

I couldn't help but feel like Chris Brown's apology was insincere and staged. His words did not seem genuinly regretful and seemed like they were thoroughly rehearsed. Now how sorry can someone be when it doesn't come from the heart??

Added by Rosemarie Montez on August 1, 2009 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Hot Topic Response - Some of the biggest issues in our community...

Some of the biggest issues that we should be aware of within our community are affecting our youth. They include violence, criminal acts, and lack of positive guidance. The last one is the most important to me because I feel that by increasing the presence of a positive guidance we can actually eliminate the first two (and many other issues connected to those).

Some of our youth want to believe that they ‘know it all’, but that’s just not the case. But this type of attitude is exactly what… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on July 10, 2009 at 8:16am — No Comments

Hot Topic Response - Michael Jackson's Death

OMG! That's what I said to my husband on Thursday afternoon over a text message. Then again in the evening when I got home. And again at night when we were getting ready for bed. It was truly a shock and very hard to believe! My husband made the comment that everyone else seems to believe, "He (Michael Jackson) was the one person in the world I never thought would die! Or surely we would all be dead before HIM!!"

I think that his influence on us throughout his entire life was beyond… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on June 30, 2009 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Hot Topic Response: Is machismo a problem in our culture?

Yes, I do. In fact, I think it can be seen all over the world and in different types of cultures. However, it feels more prominent and obvious within our own culture because that's what we encounter day in and day out (especially in a border city where our culture is the majority).

The idea of a machismo provides mixed feelings for most of us, though. As a woman, I love my independence and to believe that my husband and I are a team. 50/50 in our relationship, so to speak. But, any time I… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on June 24, 2009 at 7:55am — No Comments

How do you relieve stress???

Hola, Latinitas!

Hope everyone has started off their week with a smile and a 'can-do' attitude! :)

So, I'm curious to know how you all relieve you workout until your dripping with sweat? do you slap on your headphones to Selena's beautiful music? or maybe you cook up a storm? I've been known to do all of these (although the last one isn't my forte!)

I find these and other past-times to be very soothing and opportunities to de-stress at a time when the levels of… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on June 22, 2009 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

President Obama Speech

Hola, Latinitas!

I've just come across a few articles about a young girl, Kennedy Corpus, who skipped school ths past Friday to hear President Obama speak on Health Care Reform. As if listening to our President speak wasn't enough, she also got a personally hand-written note from him that excused her from her absence at school!

So what I would like to know is....if you could skip one day of school to hear President Obama speak, what topic would you like to hear him talk about?… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on June 14, 2009 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Hot Topic Response

Wow! That's a good one...

Just about all my life I have been told by some people that I am Latina and by others that I am Hispanic. In all reality, I believe them to be interchangable. That is, I see myself as both. A Latina has been said to be anyone with Latin roots, which would include Spain, Italy and even Portuguese. Latin would be those that are from places that speak the romance languages (like Spanish, Italian, etc.). As for Hispanic, it seems to be used more broadly, but after a… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on June 11, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

You know you are Latina when...

Hey there, Latinitas! I just came across this article on-line in Latina Magazine. I thought it was pretty interesting becuase I (being a Latina) did not really relate to everything on the list. I'm interested to see what my fellow Latinitas think! Do you look at any of these and say to yourself, "!Ah! Si, that's me" ?

If not, what would your "You know you are Latina" list look like?

10 Ways To Tell You're Latina

With all the recent frenzy about who is Latina and who isn't… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on June 7, 2009 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

Thoughts on Hot Topic: Sotomayor

Sotomayor's nomination for the U. S. Supreme Court is a big milestone. Of course, it will be even bigger when she's accepted since this accomplishment will make her only the 3rd woman, after Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, AND the very first Latina!!! That's huge...

I find Sotomayor very inspiring and an ideal role model for our Latina community. She has broken limits that have only been dreamed of in the past. She was a part of the U. S. District Court (in New York) and the… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on June 4, 2009 at 8:23am — No Comments

Selena Gomez Article in Latina Magazine (on-line)

Selena Gomez Spreads Her Magic Through Many Mediums

by Christine Estevez | 06.02.2009 | 3:30pm | 0 Comments

Move over Miley Cyrus, Miss Selena Gomez has officially arrived. The Wizards of Waverly Place star has announced on her blog that she plans to film a web series titled "Under Pressure" that will document her personal experience recording her very first studio album. Both are tentatively scheduled for release this September.

Selena, 16, hopes that fans take away a… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on June 2, 2009 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Spelling Bee Achievement

I would like to acknowledge our very own El Pasoan, 14-year-old Katie Stone, for being a part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee! It's a great accomplishment and honor. Latinitas can see Stone as a good example of one of many great things that they can be a part of. It's always nice to hear (or read) about young girl's successes:) What other great accomplishments are out there?

Added by Rosemarie Montez on May 27, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

How do you see yourself?

We all have an image of how we see ourselves and the kind of girl/woman we want to be. Since I am new to mylatinitas I would like to share a little about how I see myself as a hispanic woman. I would also love to hear from my fellow latinitas about how they view themselves. I see my beauty's internal layout, since that's what matters the most.I value my intelligence and acknowledge the power it holds. I know my own strength because it's put to the test every day.I believe in being independent… Continue

Added by Rosemarie Montez on May 21, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments




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