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February 2012 Blog Posts (28)

The Ultimate Celebrity Beauty Secret is Out!

It's you, PERFECTED!

I'll admit it, I'd be curious to see what I look like "fotoshopped", BUT that's not the…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 29, 2012 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Latinitas Youth Editorial Advisory Board REMINDER!

Don't miss out!  It's going to be.........wait for it.................AWESOME!  

Dream of getting published? Latinitas is seeking motivated and talented young ladies, ages 13-25, across the U.S. who want to have their voice heard, motivate other Latinitas, make an impact, and build their resume.  Get…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Hello Latinitas Community!!!

Hello Everyone!!!! 

It has been such a long time since I have written a blog on (last one was March 2010) and I am not exactly sure why. But now that I have started my new internship with Latinitas as the Video intern I have started my blogs up once again. 

  • To start with my internship: …

Added by Cassandra Barraza on February 27, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Sexism in Vintage Ads- Women in the Past Series

Que Horror!  When I saw these, I knew I just had to share.  What upsets me the most, is realizing that the young men of this time (of the ads) are the men who are now trying to justify having control over female reproductive rights.  This explains a whole lot.

Check out 30 sexist vintage ads.  …


Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

Educational challenges for latina's

Most Latinas have goals to graduate and get a great job to make a living. But these days it seems many Latin woman face challenges such as discrimination, gender stereotyping and more just because they would like a fair chance like every other human being. The discrimination can sometimes come from educated people such as teachers or even just students. Many in my opinion do not bother to realize that because of the many challenges a Latin woman may already have to face that discriminating…


Added by lisa marie on February 27, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

“A Bush of a Beard”: Masculinity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight- College Writing Series

Megan is a Graduate from Trinity in San Antonio majoring in English Literature with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies.  Megan is currently the fundraising assistant in the Austin office.  Feel free to comment about other poems you have read and would like to share your interpretations.

“A Bush of a Beard”: Masculinity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight…


Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States- College Writing Series

Cristal Cervantes, an Austin Club Leader and Advertising/ PR major at the University of Texas at Austin, has contributed one of her writing pieces to this blog.  The issue presented in the book Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives... should continue to be discussed.  Please post your comments below for discussion.



Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Who is this "Tamale King Pin" "Rancholo" "Versace Mariachi?"

Chingo Bling speaks to the UT community about his experience as a Mexican Rapper.

 “I just want to be fully triumphant,” says Mexican rapper Chingo Bling in his lecture Friday. His discussion added meaning and value to his work. He gave the audience personal and insightful information that really changed my perception about him and his music. Overall, the…


Added by Cristal N Cervantes on February 27, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Latina's struggling with beauty and body image

For Latin woman in the world today beauty and body image seems to be running short as well as the definition on what it truly consists of. Research shows

  • 81.4 percent of Latina women are satisfied with their beauty, but only 39.1 percent are satisfied with their weight
  • 74.2 percent have dieted
  • 25.6 percent say that print, television, and film media have most influenced their perception of feminine beauty
  • 4.7 percent have had plastic…

Added by lisa marie on February 27, 2012 at 5:19am — No Comments

No more glasses, no more contacts! I can see!!!

I underwent the Lasik procedure last week, on Valentines Day.

Even though I knew the risks, I was convinced I needed this procedure done. It angered me that I was defective. My vision was terrible and getting worse with the years. I was no longer able to see my alarm clock in the mornings or see the direction of peoples eyes 2…


Added by Araceli Puente on February 22, 2012 at 4:12pm — 2 Comments

Puerto Ricans vs. Dominicans: A Never-Ending Controversy

Now I know we are all proud to be latinas in our own way. We either like our music, our food, or any other aspect of the culture. You would think that we would stand united with other latinas. However, we, for the most part, stand divided. There seems to be a constant war between Puerto Ricans and Dominicans. While racism spreads throughout the world, inter-racism spreads throughout here. It is unclear as to how this war started, but it seems to get more and more intense as years progress.…


Added by Alexis G. Garcia on February 22, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

Will YOU Change the World Through Service on Global Youth Service Day?!?!

Global Youth Service Day, also known as GYSD, (April 20-22, 2012) is the largest service event in the world, and the only event that celebrates the leadership of young people.

Don't miss your chance to change the world!  For more info on how to get involved with Global Youth Service Day, check out the…

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 21, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Racism in the Media- College Writing Series

Club Leader Roseann G. has written this essay in response to an Indian commercial airing on television.  Feel free to respond with how you feel after watching the commercial :

            Although Hall’s readings and lecture try to argue that recognizing these differences early in stage will help for the better long term future, I would…


Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Chicano Stereotypes- College Writing Series

One of our Club Leaders has written this essay for one of her college courses at UT Austin.  Please respond with how you feel about Latino stereotypes in the media.

George Lopez is a sitcom featuring a Mexican American middle class family that aired in 2002. . Although the show follows many normal family sitcom plot lines, they were done in a way that included Chicano stereotypes. George Lopez is a comedian whose most jokes come from making fun of his…


Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

NYC, Need I Say More?

Spend the summer in New York City and gain the experience needed to start your career as a journalist!

NBC Universal and NAHJ offer four fellowships to work for ten weeks on the networks top shows this summer along with a stipend to live in New York. All students are eligible if graduating directly after the summer 2012 or still attending school in the Fall 2012. Applications must be postmarked by March 2, 2012!…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 17, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Apply for Student Projects at UNITY 2012

This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase your work! Take advantage of it! Apply for UNITY 2012 Student Multimedia Journalism Projects to be put on during the largest journalism convention in the world in Las Vegas this summer. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 9, 2012:

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 17, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Semester in Washington internships for Undergrads!

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program is looking for fall interns and a post-graduate multimedia fellow. Fall program dates are Sept. 10 to Dec. 14. Check out the Website for deets!

2012 program and application deadline dates:

Fall 2012 (Sept. 10 to Dec. 14) Stipend $2,520, plus free housing. Application deadline postmark: March 15, 2012

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 17, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Swag Bag

No Name-Calling Week 2012 Creative Expression

Enter for a chance to win a GLSEN Swag Bag filled with prizes!  This year the Creative Expression Exhibit will be themed "365 Days of Respect."

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Friday, March 2, 2012 All entries must be postmarked on or received by 6pm Eastern time on Friday,…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

2012 Young Ambassadors Program

Up to 24 graduating high school seniors with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures will be selected to participate in an all-expenses paid interdisciplinary training seminar in Washington D.C. and a four-week internship in museums and cultural institutions across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations. Through the program, they empower Latino youth to…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on February 13, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

League of Women Voters

While many of us will be celebrating this coming Valentines Day with chocolates, roses and a special someone, there is another significant reason to celebrate the date. On February 14th, 1920 the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago, Illinois.  The League of Women Voters helped to bring the political attention which eventually led to the passing of the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, allowing women to vote. 

Why not celebrate women being granted a voice, this…


Added by Alana Ramirez on February 12, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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