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January 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Do Something Girl!

With all kinds of crisis and catastrophes on the news these days, it's easy to let yourself get down in the dumps and feel helpless.  Turn that frown upside down and DO SOMETHING chica!  Check out these two websites for information on current and upcoming opportunities to contribute your awesome skills to the world!  A little goes a long way, ladies! Happy Monday!…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 30, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Why I wanted to become a Reporter.

When I listen to music from a different era or watch movies that depict certain events my mind wanders. Most of those people are dead, sick or old. Elderly are constantly pushed to the side yet they have some of the most…


Added by Araceli Puente on January 27, 2012 at 4:08pm — 2 Comments

Highschool Essay Contest for Future Journalists!

Hey ladies!  Just wanted to share this great opportunity for any future Latina journalists out there!  Do you have an interest in current affairs and love to write?  Ever dream of becoming the next Soledad O'brien? Here's your chance to start a career path in journalism! 

The Society of Professional Journalists wants to increase high school students' knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 27, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

GREAT Scholarship Opportunity!

Hey Chicas!  Just wanted to share this great scholarship opportunity! The deadline is less than a week away!  Happy Friday!  


Deadline: February 1, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 27, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Which SOPA should we be worried about?

In the midst of last week's SOPA and PIPA outrage the members of club Latinitas at Langford Elementary made a shocking discovery. Langford Latinitas sought to find more info on the stop online piracy acts and the protesting that had gone hand in hand with them. While researching one girl came across a startling article.

This article had nothing to do with SOPA the piracy act but with the sopa we eat, sopa Maruchan to be exact. This blog post stated many of the health risks that go…


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on January 25, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Need More Dinero for College?

El Paso Social Network Scholarship for El Paso high school seniors planning to study in the Austin area in the fall 2012 - St.Edward's, University of Texas at Austin, Southwestern, Austin Community College, Huston-Tillotson.

Deadline: March 30,2012…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 25, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Nominate Much???....Scholarship Opportunity!

Do you know of a fabulous, young latina who has gone above and beyond to make the world a better place?  well..........

YSA is…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 25, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

After Graduating from College

So its been almost 2 months since I've graduated from UTEP and I still cant believe I don't have to wake up every morning and go to school. With that said, I have been job searching and job searching since I walked. But it still feels awesome that I can sleep in and not worry about textbooks or materials for the semester. But I do miss some part of being in college.…


Added by Araceli Puente on January 25, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Take A Stand Against Name Calling and Bullying!

Listen up Latinitas!  January 23-27 is No Name-Calling Week, an annual week of  activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds.  I think it's safe to say that most of us are guilty of saying something mean about someone else and I also think it's safe to say that no one likes to be made fun of or put down by others.  So let's challenge ourselves to not talk…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 24, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Dinero for Future Latina Leaders!

Check it out ladies!  Another great scholarship opportunity for our future Latina leaders!  Who knows, this could be the beginning steps towards becoming the first Hispanic, female President of the United States! ;-) You never know!…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 24, 2012 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Keep Going

     Happy Monday y'all!  I know it sounds crazy but I love Mondays!  The beginning of the week always serves as my clean slate to stick to my homework and workout schedules. Forget New Year Resolutions, you get 52 new starts a year to get and keep your act together!

     One of the goals I have set for this week is to continue the study schedule I set three weeks ago for the GRE (graduate school exam). I'm scheduled to take the test on February 6.  I have to be honest, I was pretty…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 23, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Latinitas Club 2012!


     Hey y'all! I hope everyone had a great first back for the Spring semester. This past Tuesday I returned to lead my club at Hart Elementary School along with my co-club…


Added by Stephanie Yuki McCoy on January 22, 2012 at 10:10pm — No Comments

At Last, Etta Rests in Peace

My day started quite early and was non-stop all morning.  It wasn't until I got to the Latinitas office that I heard the heart-breaking news that the one and only Ms. Etta James had passed away this morning in Riverside, California at the age of 73. 

I can't remember the first time I heard Ms. James' classic, hit song, "At Last", but I do recall at a very young age relishing in the splendor of the lyrics as well as her brilliant voice.  There is something timeless about her…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on January 20, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments


This is an emergency. I was doing research of this famous Black Woman,Leona Ford Washington, and noticed not many people know about her. This  lady had changed the thoughts of may El Pasoans. Washington couldn't teach here in El Paso EVEN if she had two college degree so she had to teach in Las Cruces NM. Washington would encourage and believed in her students. Washington was honored and the Missouri Community Center was renamed. El Pasoans don't know who this lady is, not only that,…


Added by Marlett Mojica on January 18, 2012 at 12:56am — 3 Comments

Death in the Family.

Deaths are always a sad topic. But they do happen. Every time a loved one is lost I'm always there "being the strong one." What I mean is that lately, the family members and loved ones who have passed away are all related to my mom (siblings or friends) And my mom always breaks down. It's the saddest thing ever but I have to keep it together. ... For her.…


Added by Araceli Puente on January 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments


i want to reach out nnd help everybody i the world that is bored!!!!

Added by Alizae Duarte on January 4, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

This video is really sad....i watched the whole thing and i almost cryed through out the whole thing! WATCH IT!!!

This video is really sad....i watched the whole thing and i almost cryed through out the whole thing! WATCH IT!!!


Added by Alizae Duarte on January 3, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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