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April 2013 Blog Posts (146)


So, a couple weeks ago, as I am about to head to bed (it's almost 1am) - I see that many facebook friends posting photos of their siblings and how great they are - because it's Sibling's Day (or was Siblings Day). So I decided to post two photos with both my brothers, Salvadore and Joey. Salvadore looks like the typical high school kid that…


Added by Sara Celeste Martin on April 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Know the Relay Story

Have you heard the Relay story? If you haven't, hear it now!…


Added by Daisy Lucia Orellana on April 30, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

My Spring 2013 Learning Experience So Far

This spring semester has been a marvelous and exhilarating experience for me so far. I currently attend Santa Monica College, an institution of higher education whose environment has nurtured my intellectual curiosity well.

I am a political science major with a strong interest in economics and sociology. I am currently working on earning a degree in public policy. My public policy course this semester has helped me understand eight models that are used when formulating and evaluating…


Added by Yesenia Treviño on April 30, 2013 at 9:08pm — No Comments

First Time: Seeing the Sunrise

I am currently writing to you from the undergraduate (also happens to be UNDERground) quiet study room at Van Pelt Library. VP has been my home since last wednesday when readings days began. I won't talk about the stress, sleepless nights (although I did see the sunrise for the first time)  and stacked coffee cups because anyone who has ever studied for a final already knows the drill but, I do want to share with you three…


Added by Laura Ruiz Colón on April 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"The Call": and it's "call" to female independence

 I watched a movie called "The Call". (don't read this paragraph if you're interested in seeing the movie, it has spoilers). SPOILER ALERT! Anyways, and it mainly focuses on a girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped by a serial killer and has a cell phone with her and is constantly calling the same 911 operator (Halle Berry). Throughout the movie, Berry gives Breslin tips and techniques to try and be saved (the phone the girl has doesn't have GPS and they cannot find her location).…


Added by Marisa Martinez on April 30, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Women on the BIG and little screen: How they are represented differently

It's 1925. You're sitting at home (yet again) with your mother as she shows you how to make a home-cooked meal for your father. And once again you ask the question you always ask her in times like this: and although you know the answer, you still bother to ask the question. "Why do we have to do this? Why can't dad or my brothers stay home for once?" You already know the answer, she replies with the ever-popular phrase "A woman's place is in the kitchen". 

This was just the…


Added by Marisa Martinez on April 30, 2013 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Time does not stop for anyone

As I am getting older and becoming more and more busy with school, work and many other commitments I have noticed a new phenomenon occurring in my life; time is passing me by at an accelerating rate. Of course, I know that time has not literally began to accelerate at a faster rate, but it sure seems like it. When I was in high school, I was so anxious to graduate and begin college. I felt that once in college, I would feel free and inspired. I was right, college was liberating and…


Added by Lizette P. Ruiz on April 30, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Express yourself through zines!

Lately, I've been really interested in zines - how to create them, where to buy them, etc..

First of all, you may be wondering... what is a zine? A zine is a cheap, self published magazine. In fact, the word zine is a shortened version of the word maga(zine). Zines became popular in the 1970's when science fiction fans began publishing their own stories, then in the 1980's zines became an important way for…


Added by Clara Mandujano on April 29, 2013 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Granfather don't cry, change is all around us

As we close poetry month, I decided to do it with a bang. Yearly, the Spanish club at our school hosts a poetry reading from any language you may choose, but the method it's been done is so boring that I decided to spice things up a bit. If you know any other language than ENG you will be asked to join. No way around that. I did a Native American poem title, "Please don't cry grandfather" by Charles Phillip Whitedog, a Native American. I CAN say that as soon as I…


Added by April C. Davila on April 29, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison

In day to day life, I rarely think about how my lack of disability affords me privileges in a world that is often designed for people without disabilities. When one of my roommate introduced me to the Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison, I was reminded of this reality. Watching some of Edison's videos, I realized two things. First, movies are often made without blind consumers in mind. Second, blind people…


Added by Casey Locey on April 28, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Disabilities in Children's Media

In the past week, I have become quite aware of my own ability.

On Monday, we did a disabilities in media lesson with the Latinitas girls at Langford Elementary.  Preparing for the lesson, I jotted down some TV shows and movies I have seen with characters with disabilities. My list consisted of Glee, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, I Am Sam, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Benny & Joon, Daredevil, Mary and Max, and CSI and West Wing, which featured…


Added by Casey Locey on April 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Fully Clothed Superheroines?


Before & After Transformation

This semester, many of…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Im Just a Girl by Miriam Manzano Santos

I'm just a girl in the world....

Doesn't mean I don't know how to play soccer

Doesn't mean I can't get good grades…


Added by Sanchez Elementary School on April 26, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Just the Way You Are- a show for everyone, disabilities or not!

This is a show about three girls, Abby and Jennifer are normal. Ariana has a disability. She is mentally challenged. They are all best friends and Abby and Jennifer are going to help Ariana get through the school year. 

Abby and Jennifer do their best to help Ariana but they don't really understand how she is feeling because they are not mentally challenged like her. Ariana feels scared and different as she grows up because she doesn't know anyone like her at school. And to…


Added by Sanchez Elementary School on April 26, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Intern in El Paso Event.


Added by Latinitas Intern on April 26, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Mexican Inspired Clothing: Fashionable or Disrespectful?

As the weather starts to warm up in Austin, I’m starting to notice a very interesting new fashion trend. There seems to be more and more people wearing clothing items that resemble traditional Mexican clothing. I have seen a handful of people wearing shirts with Mexican-style embroidery and even seen a few people wearing ponchos and huaraches. I started wondering if someone had raided my grandparents' closet! …


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on April 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A Lesson on Sexism in Video Games

This post is late in the making, but it’s not any less relevant now.

Earlier this year in Latinitas after school clubs, we did a video game activity. The girls used to develop their very own video game ideas. The girls really enjoyed the activity!

Encouraging the girls to use their creativity was just one part of the lesson. When we first introduced the lesson, I wanted the girls to think about why this lesson…


Added by Casey Locey on April 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

MTV: Girl Code

Tuesday night, MTV premiered a new show called "Girl Code." It focuses on, yes you guessed it, a girl code that women should follow. Yeah, I know. You've heard about a guys code, right? Something about bros before women and other dumb stuff. Well, I guess MTV thought women needed the similar rules within their gender. The show consisted of female commentators, comedians and celebrities. There's a lot of snarky commentary, but it has potential with its underlying important themes. 



Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on April 25, 2013 at 9:09pm — No Comments

The Search for Recognition....

This story is based on my life with my disabled brother...

There once was a girl who wished she had a brother and sister, then her brother came. Her parents expected him to be active but something was wrong ,he wasn't. They took him to a doctor and once they found out the news, they were devastated....then the girl learned to grow up with her brother along with her sister for the rest of her life until she's about 14 or 15 and while she's living she tries to make a…


Added by Blazier Elementary on April 24, 2013 at 2:05pm — No Comments

disability whyyyyy...

     well it all started  off in the second grade. It was this boy his name was Caleb (he was the a-a-a-a-autistic one in the group) and he felt that he was being left out of the whole class. So I came in and change that a little bit to make him feel like he could have a friend in the class room. SO as we went on through the rest of the year neing the best of friends then we had a…


Added by Blazier Elementary on April 24, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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