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February 2010 Blog Posts (58)

El Paso Playhouse (:

ah you all should really check that place out!

It was my first time today and I loved it! It is a really cute, small, and intimate setting. The play was great and it ended up being a full house! If any of you ever get the chance you all should really check it out (:

Added by Jackie Gallinar on February 28, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Is it possible to dominate two languages?

Only a few months after leaving home for Arizona State University, I went back to Nogales for my mom's birthday. During a conversation with my dad -- which tend to be intellectual -- I caught myself scrambling

for the correct way to say 'bachelor's degree' in Spanish. My dad leaned

back in his chair, let out a sarcastic laugh and said, "Nooo, ya se te

está olvidando el español a ti," which meant, "Oh boy, you're…


Added by Carolina Madrid on February 27, 2010 at 11:45pm — 4 Comments

Latinos in Hollywood: Blog Series

It's that time of the year again. When the good, the bad, and the really bad have come together to entertain America. That's right. It's American Idol time. This week kicked off the first live shows of the season, and with Ellen DeGeneres replacing Paula Abdul. Big changes are happening on the show. Most of all for the contestants.…


Added by Lizette Espinosa on February 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Latinos in Hollywood


Added by Lizette Espinosa on February 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

SICK SCIENCE: The Science of the Olympics

Talking about how science is all around us: has anyone been keeping up with the Winter Olympics?

I do at times feel disappointed when that's the only thing to watch, but once I start watching the coverage, I can't help but sit there enthralled. My favorite events are Ice Skating, Speed-skating, Snowboarding, and Ski jumps (I'm not sure what the last one is called but the athletes are on skis and jump off a ramp and fly off the slope for a considerable amount of meters. Oh wait, that is… Continue

Added by essined on February 26, 2010 at 5:34pm — 2 Comments

They are just words, let's talk it out ;)

It has been almost two months into my Latinita clubs and these girls have taught me so much. Every time tuesday and thursday come around I have the biggest smile on my face excited to see the girls and listen to the stories they have to tell me. Although, the stories are not always what I want to hear. Sometimes they all come in their own little groups not saying a word, and I notice there is about one or two girls missing. I ask my self "What is going on here?"… Continue

Added by Jackie Gallinar on February 26, 2010 at 2:07pm — 3 Comments

Should you still talk your ex. after breaking up?

Today in the morning a radio station in El Paso, brought up the discussion that many people are still talking to their ex, even though they are in a new relationship. Many callers called in and gave their opinion.…


Added by Claudia on February 25, 2010 at 11:52am — 5 Comments

Living in a Virtual World and Immigration 101

Everyone knows I am not a regular blogger. Yes I enjoy reading everyone else’s blogs and posting comments but I don’t really see my self as a “blogger”. I quote Rihanna’s

Hard “Where them bloggers girls at Where them bloggers girls at Where they

at, where they at, where they at”
certainly not here, well so I thought somehow I got



Added by cloud.eah on February 25, 2010 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Girls Night Out...

Well ladies as the week is coming to an end, there are some of you who are probably wondering how to spend your weekend. There are so many things that you can do with your girlfriends. Plan a girls night out!!! It is so easy to do and you won't regret it at all. If you are parent, leave the kids with your mom, dad, or even babysitter. You too deserve a night of fun with your girlfiriends. Now if you don't know what to do on your Girls Night Out, don't worry I have a couple of ideas for you…


Added by Claudia on February 24, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Ch:2 Lessons to be learned...

For the past week, I have been in contact with so many teachers all over the El Paso area and have been speaking to them about test testing skills. So today my blog will be involved with prepping yourself for test that are coming up.

For my young girls that will be taking TAKS next week:…


Added by Claudia on February 24, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Latinitas Hot Topic: Weekly Blog Question

Latinitas - Join the conversation & express yourself by posting a blog. Click on the ADD BLOG POST button to respond to this…

Added by Latinitas on February 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Recipe for culture

Mexicans don’t cook with measuring cups or spoons, organic herbs and spices, or extra-virgin olive oil.

Nah, we Mexicans follow some simpler guidelines: add a lot of consomé de pollo to everything, stock your pantry and fridge with at least nine types of hot sauces and chiles, and keep a ton of lard around —

preferably the one in the blue box — for holiday cooking.

Culinary traditions are one of the most important elements of culture. It…


Added by Carolina Madrid on February 24, 2010 at 12:25am — 3 Comments

Operation Beautiful: From the Inside Out

Learn to celebrate the things about yourself that have nothing to do with how you look.

Don’t weigh your self-esteem! It’s what’s inside that counts! Share this info with a friend. …


Added by Alicia on February 23, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

El Paso Conference for Women

This weekend I had the privilege of attending the Biennial El Paso Conference for Women. Hosted by the city's Mayor, the two-day event offered a variety of workshops, seminars and informational tables aimed at empowering the female movers and shakers of El Paso.

Friday was the opening reception which featured a number of interesting guest speakers, a tasty dinner with melodic accompaniment by a quartet of the El Paso Youth Symphony, and of course a performance by Mayor John Cook on his… Continue

Added by essined on February 23, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

First Club Experiences

When I started with Latinitas I was assigned to both an Elementary and Middle school club. Elementary was fairly like I expected it to be, chaotic but controlled with the help of the other club leader. The girls are all so different but little by little their unique enthusiasm has shown through and it's great to see them have a voice.The older girls in the middle school definitely have some stronger opinions about their extracurricular activities but I was glad to see that they're focusing…


Added by Mary Zambrano on February 23, 2010 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Guardian "Girls Going Places" Awards (Deadline: February 26)

The Guardian Life Insurance Company's annual initiative is designed to reward the enterprising spirit of girls aged 12 to 18 who are demonstrating budding entrepreneurship, taking the first steps toward financial independence, and making a difference in their schools and communities. Every year prizes totaling $30,000 are granted to three…


Added by Alicia on February 22, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

SAT and ACTS application deadlines!!!

If you have not submitted or signed up for your SAT or ACTs, here's a chance to do so. The following dates should be taken into consideration.

MARCH 5th is the deadline to submit your application for ACT. The test will be on Saturday, April 10

MARCH 25th is the deadline to submit your application for SAT tests and SAT Subject Test. The test will be on Saturday May 1st.…


Added by Claudia on February 22, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Vagina Monologues

This Saturday I went to go see the Vagina Monologues at the Magoffin Auditorium at UTEP! I have to say it was worth every penny. These women put on a great show! They tackle different issues like Female Genital Mutilation, Violence, Cleanliness, Hair, Sex, Transgendered People, and the one that took out a tear The Rapes in the Congo. The story of a girl who is a sex slave and is giving instructions as to how to get out and survive. It is a play that is full of emotions because… Continue

Added by Miriam on February 22, 2010 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

Los Monologos de Vagina

I had the fortunate experience of attending the Monologos de Vagina, the Spanish-language version of the Vagina Monologues in Austin, TX this past weekend. What a refreshing twist on the original I saw in NY City, read by its author Eve Ensler, when it opened in 1998. Some of the monologues particulary the one about women and war was especially poignant because of its reference to the disappearing women in Ciudad Juarez. The monologue put a spotlight on a large group of women silently…


Added by Laura Donnelly on February 21, 2010 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Saturday's Workshop

So today Stephanie and I presented at the Career Day 2010 at UTEP for the Mother Daughter/ Father son Program. It turned out great we had a lot of fun with kids creating personal Zines. It was a different experience because the kids were middle school aged and our class was filled with both middle school girls and boys. We had a blast though. Alot of the girls were interested in Latinitas and seems like they will be joining us soon, either online or at some clubs, the teen… Continue

Added by Rosana Lopez on February 20, 2010 at 8:09pm — 2 Comments

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