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Started Sep 30, 2013 0 Replies

Zumba! There's a lot of buzz about this workout, I want to know what you think. Have you tried it? Did you like it, why or why not? It seems like a lot of fun but I've never tried it.Continue

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Glee Star, Naya Rivera, is now an up and coming solo artist. What do y'all think about her? Has she influenced you in any way?Continue

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How did you hear about Latinitas?
Poster on UT Campus
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What is your favorite type of music?
90's R&B
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
TV Show:How I Met Your Mother Movie:Forrest Gump
What is your favorite book or magazine?
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
What is your favorite hobby or what do you do for fun?
I love to write!

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Young Conservatives of Texas at it again!

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

Today there was a lot of buzz surrounding a particular event that is scheduled to be held this Wednesday on the UT Austin Campus. The Young Conservatives of Texas are no strangers to controversy. Just last month, they held a bake sale in which prices were determined based on ethnicity.

I couldn't believe my eyes. How could they think this was ok? It's not. It's…



Posted on October 28, 2013 at 11:48am 0 Comments

I'm a very symbolic person. I always try to find meaning in things and I guess it's my way of motivating myself to keep pushing forward. I never really stick with the same "symbol" for too long, though. Whether it's a quote, a picture or an object, I always find a new one after about 2 weeks or so but this one is different.

This past summer, somehow, I stumbled across a picture of a lion. I remember looking at it for a while and getting this immediate burst of inspiration. I wrote for…



Posted on October 23, 2013 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

As the semester comes to its midpoint...papers, tests and assignments begin to pile up. For me, it's really hard to pull all nighters. I'm the type of person who functions way better during the day but inevitably, there are times when I have no choice but to stay up way past my bed time to complete important assignments. I've tried a bunch of different things as far as caffeine goes but nothing ever really seemed to work for me. Hot coffee, weirdly enough, would actually make me sleepy…


Spanglish: "Boomiando"

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:21pm 0 Comments

I think language does have a huge impact on culture. There is constant pressure for Latinas to be able to speak Spanish fluently but this can be difficult for those whose parents don't teach them while they're young. I'm a 4th generation Mexican-American. When I was growing up, my parents only spoke to me in English at home. The only time I ever heard Spanish was at my great grandma's house and even then, I never had to speak it because she understood English. So, she'd talk to me in Spanish…


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