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DEAR FRIENDS,

I have had some very tragic internet problems which has resulted in a lack of blog posts!Please be patient with me as I try to figure this out. I have a whole set of them that were suppose to be up but they never fully uploaded or something. BUMMER!Anyway, hopefully everything will be back to normal by tomorrow!See More
Dec 18, 2012
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Being Judged.

Roaming the halls of a high school set in the middle of suburbia, it's easy to stand out among the flowing wave of normality and regularity. The surprise individual, the one that stands out because of the hijab they wear, the color of their skin, the bright freckles on their face, their neon dresses, the holes in their clothing, their painted face, and the bright, dangerous red they've colored their hair with drowns and sinks into the waves of "normal" like an anchor. One that will not be…See More
Nov 30, 2012
Mary! Ruiz's blog post was featured

What I'm Thankful For

I am thankful for cold, sweater weather days.I am thankful for the warmth I get to come home too.For my sisters warm hugs and my brothers humor.I am thankful for my mama's hard working, loving hands.My father's endless encouragement and motivation.I am thankful for every single gray hair on my grandparents heads. I am thankful I can still see that gray hair without having to dream or remember. I am thankful for warm, homemade mexican meals.I am thankful for my friends and their laughter.I am…See More
Nov 19, 2012
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What I'm Thankful For

I am thankful for cold, sweater weather days.I am thankful for the warmth I get to come home too.For my sisters warm hugs and my brothers humor.I am thankful for my mama's hard working, loving hands.My father's endless encouragement and motivation.I am thankful for every single gray hair on my grandparents heads. I am thankful I can still see that gray hair without having to dream or remember. I am thankful for warm, homemade mexican meals.I am thankful for my friends and their laughter.I am…See More
Nov 16, 2012
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November Feelings

Things that are on my mind:ACTCollegeCalebMorningsFriendsHumorAngerDonutsWeightHeightSleepCollegeMusicMy JournalCollagingClothesMy SkinFriends that aren't friendsMathHow I'm feeling: This week has been incredibly strange and long and heart breaking. It's one of those weeks I cannot particulary deal with and wish instead to push aside, but I know that from now until the rest of my life I will always remember this week. Always. My school lost a student, he was lonely and there was tragedy and…See More
Nov 9, 2012
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//October Playlist//

Hey all!I am having a lot of fun with this song of the week deal!Here is the three song play list i've compiled for the month of October. I might started doing two songs a day.If I remember correctly, I also had two youth lagoon songs on here that I…
Nov 6, 2012
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An effort +weekly smile

I'm planning on doing a much better blog post on this, but just throwing it out right now as something to think about.At my school, our Latino population has increased substantially. No one really took much notice until a fellow Latino student pointed it out. He's in this year's ABP class which is our school's most advanced business class, they're in charge of our school's student store and marketing projects. It's really great. Anyway, this boy was the only one that had taken notice and been…See More
Nov 2, 2012
Mary! Ruiz's blog post was featured

DIY PROJECTS

I am ridiculously into making my own things. Last week, I took an over sized polka dress that belonged to my grandmother and made it into a top! (Okay, not really that fancy or outstanding, but I was still proud). Here's a list of some DIY Projects i'm really excited about trying! Share some of yours with me! 1. DIY Matte Nail Polish! …See More
Nov 2, 2012
Mary! Ruiz posted a blog post

DIY PROJECTS

I am ridiculously into making my own things. Last week, I took an over sized polka dress that belonged to my grandmother and made it into a top! (Okay, not really that fancy or outstanding, but I was still proud). Here's a list of some DIY Projects i'm really excited about trying! Share some of yours with me! 1. DIY Matte Nail Polish! …See More
Oct 28, 2012
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the internet

This past week our internet was down for quite some time. Unfortunately  it was down right around the time of my Latinitas article submission and a scholarship I was applying for. I figured everything out, but there was a lot of complaining on my behalf.I just never realized how much of a necessity the internet was in my life. It's weird to refer to it as a "necessity" too, but it's true. I use it for everything. My homework, my contacts, my writing, everything! It's all on the internet and it…See More
Oct 25, 2012
Mary! Ruiz's blog post was featured

Blog-a-thon! Day one!

Why do you think Latinas make strong leaders?A strong leader is someone that not only leads with their own voice, but with the voice of many.A strong leader is someone that challenges perspective and questions their own mindset rather then constantly thinking that they are right and always will be right.A strong leader is someone that does not wait for the world to react, but encourages the world to react. Challenges the world to react! Causes the world to react!For these reasons I believe…See More
Oct 8, 2012
Mary! Ruiz commented on Mary! Ruiz's blog post A simple first post.
"Hi guys! Thanks for the comments! Carolina, I started freaking out about college Sophomore year too! Don't wear yourself out too quickly! Focus on what's tangible during freshman and Sophomore year. Have fun with your friends, enjoy…"
Oct 8, 2012
Mary! Ruiz posted a blog post

Blog-a-thon! Day one!

Why do you think Latinas make strong leaders?A strong leader is someone that not only leads with their own voice, but with the voice of many.A strong leader is someone that challenges perspective and questions their own mindset rather then constantly thinking that they are right and always will be right.A strong leader is someone that does not wait for the world to react, but encourages the world to react. Challenges the world to react! Causes the world to react!For these reasons I believe…See More
Oct 8, 2012
Carolina Sosa commented on Mary! Ruiz's blog post A simple first post.
"Oh how I love the feeling of thinking you have homework and then it turns out you don't!  I'm a high school sophomore and I'm already freaking out about college! "
Oct 6, 2012
Veronica Porras commented on Mary! Ruiz's blog post A simple first post.
"Hey Mary! I'm glad to see your first post and how ready you are to share some of your world with everyone else! I will probably be reading regularly. Lol. I love blogging and hope you find it as interesting and powerful as I have. It's…"
Oct 1, 2012
Mary! Ruiz posted a blog post

A simple first post.

Hello there! As an introduction sort of to myself as a blogger and to everyone and anyone who reads this, here are just some lists I've composed! I think i'll post lists every first of the new month! Sort of as a monthly ritual and to reflect on what I am thinking about during that timeThings that get me stoked (Oct. 1, 2012)              + Sweaters.+ Buttons.+ Tacos.+ My mom laughing.+ Sleeping.+ My bed.+ Black Jeans+ New words.+ When you think you have homework and then you don't.+ Brushing…See More
Oct 1, 2012

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How did you hear about Latinitas?
Through a very lucky google search! :)
What is your favorite color?
Turquoise! Purple! Silver! Red! Indigo! Lavender! Mint Green!
What is your favorite type of music?
Alternative. (Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Talking Heads).
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
Anderson Cooper 360, Project Runway! Movies, anything by Wes Anderson.
What is your favorite book or magazine?
Too many books to choose from! I love anything Kurt Vonnegut though. Favorite Magazine? Rookie, Nylon, The New Yorker and Latinitas of course!
What is your favorite hobby or what do you do for fun?
Riding my bike, playing music, reading!

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DEAR FRIENDS,

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 10:02pm 0 Comments

I have had some very tragic internet problems which has resulted in a lack of blog posts!
Please be patient with me as I try to figure this out. I have a whole set of them that were suppose to be up but they never fully uploaded or something. BUMMER!
Anyway, hopefully everything will be back to normal by tomorrow!

Being Judged.

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:11am 0 Comments

Roaming the halls of a high school set in the middle of suburbia, it's easy to stand out among the flowing wave of normality and regularity. The surprise individual, the one that stands out because of the hijab they wear, the color of their skin, the bright freckles on their face, their neon dresses, the holes in their clothing, their painted face, and the bright, dangerous red they've colored their hair with drowns and sinks into the waves of "normal" like an anchor. One that will not be…

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What I'm Thankful For

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

I am thankful for cold, sweater weather days.

I am thankful for the warmth I get to come home too.

For my sisters warm hugs and my brothers humor.

I am thankful for my mama's hard working, loving hands.

My father's endless encouragement and motivation.

I am thankful for every single gray hair on my grandparents heads. I am thankful I can still see that gray hair without having to dream or remember. 

I am thankful for warm, homemade mexican meals.

I am…

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November Feelings

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:56pm 0 Comments

Things that are on my mind:

ACT

College

Caleb

Mornings

Friends

Humor

Anger

Donuts

Weight

Height

Sleep

College

Music

My Journal

Collaging

Clothes

My Skin

Friends that aren't friends

Math

How I'm feeling: This week has been incredibly strange and long and heart breaking. It's one of those weeks I cannot particulary deal with and wish instead to push…

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