I never thought a piece of jewelry would come to define me, but it has
And they do.
I love hoops and I can honestly say that hooking hoops on my ears is the one source of confidence I’ve managed to gain as I come to realize that without them, my outfit, my SELF feels as though it is lacking. It lacks a culture representation that Latina's hold. I've come to realize that without them on my outfit is plain. Nothing feels as good as feeling ready to take on the world,…Continue
Added by April C. Davila on July 22, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I've been away for what seems so long.
The last post makes me so sad to read. I was so frazzled, even reading the post reminded me that I was trying to keep things calm, but boy was I shaking. My bf, whom I cared deeply was troubled that I was heading back home. Mind you, I understand that his mother was dying, I KNEW she was. There were too many nights were she was intoxicated with prescriptions and couldn't keep her head up straight, literally. She was a mess.
Added by April C. Davila on June 24, 2018 at 3:08pm — No Comments
So I moved back to my homestate. It was a bitter sweet move, as when I left CA, I left behind what I thought was my forever life.
I left an SO who was madly in love with me, left his mother who was a prescription pill popper, a younger brother who dropped out of school, an older sister who happened to be addicted to meth.
It's been an intense last year as I have been using the time to take care of myself. I'm off anti depressants, found lifting as a way to cope and have…Continue
Added by April C. Davila on September 19, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Added by Taylor Figueroa on August 8, 2017 at 8:05am — No Comments
Today we had a field trip and went to Dell. It was great! First we went to a room where two software designers talked about what they do and stuff. Then we tried VR; you would be in a cage underwater and then let out, at the end a shark would eat you. For me it wasn’t even scary. After that we had lunch (which was really good) and got a free copy of the book The House on Mango Street. I got a light up Dell ball that I earned when I answered a trivia question correctly. later some Zumba…Continue
Added by Kayla Segovia on July 13, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Today we had a field trip and went to Dell. Let me tell you about it!
First we went on a bus and went to Dell.First Joyce told us about their self. Then we went to the software zone and also told us about 3D printing. Then we did a little bit of VR with sharks. That was cool. Then we got a free copy of The House On Mango Street! We read a chapter then ate enchiladas and talked with volunteers…
Added by Emily Alpuche on July 13, 2017 at 1:26pm — No Comments
i went to dell for a field trip and it was really long and fun.
we did some zumba and we ate it was like a buffet a little.
also we did VR and i did the shark one and i closed my eyes for a little bc i was a little scared of doing it but it was really fun,and that is what i did in…Continue
Added by Camila Sandoval on July 13, 2017 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Today i went to Dell. I had so much fun and my favorite part was doing zumba because the zumba teacher made it so up-beat and fun. Playing on the VR was also fun; it felt so real. Today's field trip was so much fun.
Added by Isabella Cruz on July 13, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It's my second year here at Latinitas with so many fun activities. So today we worked on our documentaries. Ours was a interview with Roan Salinas so cool. …Continue
Added by Emily Alpuche on July 12, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Today was a great day at the Latinitas Cine Chica Camp. We finished editing our documentaries (FINALLY!) and most of our groups added music. My group made some cool music on garage band and added it to the credits. Then we made our own movie posters Latina/o style, we could be in partners or on our own. My partner, Emily, and I made up a movie called “The Red Barn”. Our movie was about a…Continue
Added by Kayla Segovia on July 12, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments
Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), commonly known as baking soda (not to be confused with sodium carbonate or washing soda, or baking powder, a mixture between baking soda and cream of tartar), is mostly looked upon as a cooking agent, but it has so many other uses! In cooking, it works as a leavening agent in replacement of yeast because exposure to heat and acids, such as its “best friend” vinegar, the powdery white substance produces gas, giving treats like pastries, bread,…Continue
Added by Taylor Figueroa on July 6, 2017 at 5:16pm — No Comments
Just recently, an amazing new policy was proposed- Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices. This policy would ensure that companies using the USDA Organic label refer to “humane “ treatment of animals. Yes, more work needs to be done before the standards require 100% humane treatment, but it is far better than what is required now.
Some of the new standards include:
A minimum space requirement…
Added by Taylor Figueroa on June 11, 2017 at 1:19pm — No Comments
My name is Arely Valenzuela. I have recently joined to Latinitas as an intern and I am really excited to start working with this organization. I have recently finished my first year of college as a business major at the University of Texas at Austin. It was a challenging but very fun experience and thanks to that I found out about Latinitas. Now that I am back in El Paso I really wish to make a positive impact through this organization.
Added by Arely Valenzuela on June 1, 2017 at 1:47pm — No Comments
Hello beautiful people,
Lets get to know each other. My name is Daniela Marines. I am 26 years old (yay!). I am a college student, a full time manager at a wonderful restaurant, a blogger, a yoga fanatic and a new intern at Latinitas. For those that know me very well, they know my passion for comedy shows like the big bang theory, how i met your mother and friends. If you haven't notice the reference to friends in the post title, I encourage you to get on Netflix and watch…Continue
Added by Daniela Marines on May 22, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments
Added by Taylor Figueroa on April 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Taylor Figueroa on April 18, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments
There is no doubt that everyone wants to live a healthy life and to gain that healthy lifestyle you need some exercises and physical activities. If you’re a good exerciser and want to make your lifestyle just according to the way you’re expecting it to be, then leave your bed early in the morning and make an exercise schedule today. Physical Activity and Exercise fall into four prime categories in which strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility are included.…Continue
Added by Lina Edward on April 14, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments
She’s a Tree
Look at her,
see how tall she stands.
Carrying everything and a little more.
But we never notice,
because she stands so tall
Like a tree
Her roots showing on her forehead…Continue
Added by Alma Elizabeth Saenz on March 29, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments
My name is Sofia and I am 24 years old. I can't exactly remember how I heard about Latinitas I just remember wanting to be a part of it! I guess I will start off by introducing myself a little further, I was born and raised in El Paso and I went to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to study Sociology. I graduated in 2013 and after that I joined the Peace Corps, so I went to Paraguay in South America for a little over two years and I facilitated a lot of workshops about…Continue
Added by Sofia De Anda on March 27, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments
My name is Isabel Hernandez and I recently became a volunteer at Latinitas. I am 18 years old and a psychology major at UTEP. I have a Yorkshire terrier named Charlotte and I enjoy reading books on and learning about current affairs.
I knew I wanted to be a part of this organization because I wanted to contribute to something that I feel strongly about. I have always felt privileged to be a Hispanic woman. Whether that means I have to work harder to achieve my goals and aspirations or…Continue
Added by Isabel Hernandez on March 27, 2017 at 9:11am — No Comments