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April 2012 Blog Posts (34)

The Dance of Black Magic

As the sorcerer lifts the gentle ballerina up he also brings her down 

Every chance she has of escaping his grip, he pulls her back in

A terrible shame and embarrassment follows her like a shadow

She is now a broken toy mangled in his presence

Instead of putting her back together or throwing her away,

He merely keeps her on a shelf isolated and without hope…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on April 30, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Angry Chica Prequel: Devious Maids? Por favor!

 Okay, let me start off by saying I like Eva Longoria. I respect her as an actress and as a co-producer. I think she really needs to re-think what she's really doing before waving her proud Chicana flag and patting herself on the back for having four leading actresses that are Latina women of great acting standards. I mean, it is really amazing that it took someone this long to have a show centered around Latina's lives. If anything I agree with Eva Longoria and her beliefs that more…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on April 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

pregnant Latina's in School


Hello Ladies I come to you today with a subject I seemed to have come across lately that has truly made a strong affect on me. It has to do with pregnant Latina's. Sadly this is a subject that occurs more as days go by were many young woman especially Latina's are getting pregnant while they are still in school. I ask you does…


Added by lisa marie on April 27, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments

joseph kony vs media

**warning!! this blog post has content that some people might find offensive. you have been warned!**

a few weeks ago, my English teacher was teaching us about the holocaust. she showed us a video that had something that really disturbed me..... some people thought the holocaust was sone big hoax!! there is even a book about called "the hoax of the 20th century". I just couldn't grasp how people had blocked out that huge event in history. there were so many victims. what evidence was… Continue

Added by kailey on April 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Blogger Series: Healthy Study Snacks For Finals

Ok college chicas we all know what's lingering around the corner, the dreaded finals weeks! Personally I don't think I have been through a more stressful time in my life! Late nights, nerves and a whole lot of caffeine! One thing I have noticed though is that my healthy eating habits go out the window during finals week. My diet mostly consists of coffee, snickers, hot cheetos and a bunch of other things I am too ashamed to mention!…


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on April 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Advice Q & A: Other

Q: I want to go to the movies with my friends, but my mom says no. How do I convince her to let me go?

A: Well first, ask your mom why she does not want you to go. Have you done anything recently that has upset her? Talk to her about it if so. To ensure that you get to go, talk to your mom about the importance of going out with your friends to the movies. Talk about how big the movie is and how you just need some time with your friends.


Q: How do I survive high school…


Added by Alexis G. Garcia on April 26, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Advice Q & A: Relationships

Q: I’m going out with someone and they are pressuring me to do some things I’m not ready should I listen and do it?

A: Well first off, pressure is never a good sign. It all depends on how long you've been with the person. If it's only been a short time and they are pressuring you, then that's a very bad thing. If it's been a while and they are starting to pressure you, that is also bad. You should not listen to them because they do not own you. You have your own mind and have the…


Added by Alexis G. Garcia on April 26, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

What I Would do if i won the Lottery

A few weeks ago the main topic in everyones conversation was THE TEXAS Lottery. Made me think of course about what I would like to do :D because its ok to dream. I would do many things and I would help many people, again its fun to dream.

Let's assume the take home cash value is 325,000,000

I would donate a huge amount to Latinitas. that way both offices could expand. Alicia and other from Austin could have…


Added by Araceli Puente on April 25, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Latinitas Applauds Austin Screening of “Girl in Progress” Starring Eva Mendes, 4/28

AUSTIN, TX  -   According to mainstream press, the “sleeping giant,” Latinos, are awakening, inspiring the first Time magazine cover in Spanish.  But, despite such validating nods, mainstream television and film are slow to inclusivity.   Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry was asked to adapt a telenovela for American television and disregarding decades of Latinas being pigeonholed into roles of servitude in film and TV, Cherry chose “Devious Maids,” as his vehicle,…


Added by Laura Donnelly on April 20, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

My journey to Boston. (pre-departure)

The people closest to me at Latinitas will know that come May 19th I will be embarking on a summer long journey to Boston for an internship with a non profit organization called Yes Inc, Now I would like to share it with all of you and give you on inside on how I got the internship, what I've been doing to prepare, how I've been feeling and once I leave I'll keep updating on this journey. =) Hope you feel my feels. 



Added by Karen Lopez on April 19, 2012 at 1:43pm — 3 Comments

The untold stories of South Asians/Middle Easterners Post 9/11- College Writing Series

Cristal Cervantes, an Austin Club Leader and Advertising/ PR major at the University of Texas at Austin, has contributed this piece to the College Writing Series blog.  Please post your comments below for discussion.                 

 Have you ever wondered what it would be like if one day a Latin@ did something to harm this nation and as a result YOU were seen as a threat or an enemy to this country? I attended an educational workshop titled “…


Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on April 19, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

HACU Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program

Applications are available for the 8th Annual “Giving Flight to Your Success/Dándole Alas a Tu Success™ ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program, sponsored by Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria listed… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on April 18, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Got Self-Esteem: Mini Blog Series Day 3

The Parasite Within

For those days that you can't get you out of your head. Those blue, blue days. Because truth is, they will get to you every now and then, especially when you are starting to see the…

Added by Anna-Alizette on April 18, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Story of a Brave Latinita Dealing with Bullying

Hola Latinitas!  Bullying is a serious issue that far too many chicas have to deal with.  One of our brave Latinitas sent us this message and shared the challenges she has had to endure because of bullies. Let's send our love and positive encouragement her way.  Post a comment to share your advice on how to deal with bullying or share your own story of overcoming bullying. 

"I’m a junior in high school. In my theater class im being bullied. You…


Added by Alicia on April 17, 2012 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

10th year anniversary of my Quinceañera - April 13, 2002

As I was sitting down in class, I looked around my classmates. Some were actually reading their assignment; others were drawing, while the rest were just chit chatting. I was doing neither since all I thought about…

Added by Rossie on April 17, 2012 at 1:16pm — 4 Comments

Someday I will settle down

Have you ever been in love? I have. The feeling was so great, I never wanted it to end. There were days when I was sure I wanted to be with him forever. My parents worried a little bit, concerned that I might want to get married when I hadn’t even graduated from college, but I figured it was alright. Most of my friends from Mexico had long term relationships of at least two years and they were already planning on marriage too. At that time I had been living in Texas for two years, and had…


Added by Giselle Rosas on April 17, 2012 at 7:49am — 6 Comments

Daring to Cross Borders

Diversity is a beautiful concept. Over the past years we have been more commonly taught to accept it, especially with the availability of new methods of mass media communication such as Facebook and YouTube, where people can easily express their thoughts and beliefs to the entire world. Traveling has also become a more accessible practice, where younger generations are not only suggested but encouraged to work and study abroad. This means that the newer generations are gaining the…


Added by Giselle Rosas on April 17, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

Believe me, I’m a good girl

"I’m a good girl, right?" is the question that many of us women ask ourselves frequently. For centuries we’ve made an effort to adapt our manners, behavior and appearance to those that are asked of us. We all do it- men and women just as equally. The difference is that women have done it with the purpose of not only gaining acceptance but also avoiding mistreatment. And does it all matter? Are these expectations helping us or confining us to a limited amount of options and growth? The…


Added by Giselle Rosas on April 17, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Got Self-Esteem: Mini Blog Series Day 2

Got Self-Esteem? Day 2

Okay now that we have been shyly gazing at our mirrors, it is time to move on to the next step because it is going to take time to bring out that girl you see in the mirror. So I urge you…


Added by Anna-Alizette on April 17, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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