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i am NOT my hoops, my hoops are NOT me


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,…


Added by April C. Davila on July 22, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Can I re-connect

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.

I loved…


Added by April C. Davila on June 24, 2018 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Leaving States is Like Leaving an Old Life Behind

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…


Added by April C. Davila on September 19, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments

The Best Farms

I would like to highlight two special places- Vital Farms and Organic Pastures. These farms commercially sell eggs and dairy products, but both are Certified Humane, and offer the best care to their animals that I have seen in these industries.

Vital Farms, which produces eggs, is made up of several family-owned farms, all of which have been inspected and deemed humane, through the Humane Farm Animal Care (HFCA) guidelines. The hens are pasture-raised, meaning that they each have 108… Continue

Added by Taylor Figueroa on August 8, 2017 at 8:05am — No Comments

Day 4: Dell Field Trip

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…


Added by Kayla Segovia on July 13, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Day 4: Dell

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

Dell field trip

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…


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

Cine Chica Camp 2017 Day 3 survival

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. …


Added by Emily Alpuche on July 12, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Day 3

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…


Added by Kayla Segovia on July 12, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Handy Dandy Baking Soda

   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,…


Added by Taylor Figueroa on July 6, 2017 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Things I Thought of

  Imagine a meterstick. Both ends say “extreme” and the middle says “balanced.” There is no good or bad on this spectrum, just deviations from balance. This tool can be used to measure anything, but the mean, or balance, might be perceived differently by different people, like bad sampling leading to a faulty confidence interval. Only God can see the true mean (pun intended), the true balance, and the true measure of things. That is why we are not to judge.…


Added by Taylor Figueroa on July 5, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices

   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

Save the Wild Horses

   The Department of the Interior's​ Bureau of Land Management is given the responsibility of the Wild Horse and Burro Program, which seeks to manage the wild equine population. There is a debate about whether these animals are invasive species, or native to America, as thousands of years ago, horses became extinct in America, and weren't reintroduced until the 1500s, when Spanish conquistadors brought in their mustangs. Although the landscape has probably changed over the…


Added by Taylor Figueroa on June 11, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Hi Latinitas, 

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

The Importance of the Number 5

  Although polydactylism affects about 0.2% of the population, the fact that #5 represent the other 99.8%’s amount of fingers per hand may be one of the most important factors in the way society organizes itself. Because most people have two hands, your value became the midpoint from 0 to 10, with 9 in the highest place for a single digit. This is known as the base 10 system, which was developed in many ancient societies. Some societies even made you the base- a base 5…


Added by Taylor Figueroa on May 30, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Smart Growth in El Paso

  I would like to implement smart growth into the newer regions of El Paso.  Three smart growth methods include the discouragement of zoning, cultivation of a community identity, and mixing of house size and price.

  By discouraging zoning, businesses, parks, and schools would be able to be built within neighborhoods, making it easier for people to walk wherever they need to go. Walking reduces vehicle use, and therefore pollution and traffic,…


Added by Taylor Figueroa on May 30, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

The one with the first post

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…


Added by Daniela Marines on May 22, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments

Vegan French Toast


  • 1/2 medium banana (about 1/3 cup in slices)
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/6 cup pineapple juice (can also be apple juice or milk substitute)
  • 2 slices of bread (or an english muffin split in two)
  • coconut oil


  1. Cut 1/2 a banana into round…

Added by Taylor Figueroa on April 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cattle-Related Issues

  • large amount of methane, a greenhouse gas, is released through their digestion.
  • living in concentrated ares makes methane dense.
  • poor living conditions causes stress and health problems.
  • grain-based diet causes bloating, sickness, and premature death.
  • increased antibiotic use to counteract illness.
  • inappropriate living space is inhumane. Cows cannot walk.
  • nitrogen in manure (again, when in high concentration, which it usually is)…

Added by Taylor Figueroa on April 18, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

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