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April 2016 Blog Posts (22)

10 Reasons to Love Yourself

Today, we are faced with an every day challenge to conform to what society believes she should look like, act like, and think like. It seems as if our generation has lost touch of what being ourselves is really like. We are immediately stopped by thousands of ads that remind us that seem to aim to drill into our minds that one imperfection is enough to stain our entire being, and that's not the case.

I want to remind, not only women, but also men, that it doesn't matter where you come…


Added by Andrea Luna on April 28, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bad luck Ms. Bennett

I got mad at reading this story chicas. A nurse student sued her college for fallacies! Terri Bennett complaint to the director of Pima Community College about classmates disrupting her learning process inside the classroom due to Spanish speakers. 

What? Let me then say I am disrupted by English speakers all the time at UTEP. Does this makes sense? Of course not! You cannot just tell people in which language they should talk or not! With what bases is she suing the college? With… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 2:25pm — No Comments

This Latina is doing something girl, what about you?

Would you believe me if I tell you a Latina athlete is already doing activism for stopping racism at her college? Yes chica. Sanjuanita Martinez didn't stop for a degree nor organization to help supporting her origins at Cornell College from Iowa, institution in which she is currently studying. 

She belongs to the land of Bowie, Texas and is currently one of Cornell's most prominent athletes at cross country and track runner. Last season, she made it to the 19th place at the Division… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Music of the Moment!

I've always been really into music blogs like Blalock's Indie Playlist, Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Noisey, etc. I've always wanted to make one but kept running into excuses for myself. So here it is Becky's April Playlist hope you like it! 

 First artists I wanted to highlight were the Arcs. I didn't hear about them until last week.LAST WEEK! Can you believe that? If you think they're very reminiscent of the Black Keys you are on to something because the lead singer of the Black Keys…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 22, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

9 Things Busy People Would Like Others to Know

Lately I've been feeling very pressured in situations regarding my responsibilities not only in school, but outside of school. At home, with my friends, at work, etc. Sometimes it feels as if others don't understand you! (Yes, momma I'm talking to you)

But I don't want to sound like some troubled individual because quite frankly I'm not. I enjoy the things I do, and I enjoy having a million things to do, however... there are a few things I'd like to explain to some of you who just…


Added by Andrea Luna on April 20, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Dear Future President:

Last week we had a political lesson at our after school clubs.  Here are some of the letters our Latinitas wrote to our future president.

Dear future president,

Please work on student debt and immigration issues. I am a Latina and would like to see these issues addressed. I know both of these are concerns for the future generations.

Thank you.


Dear Donald Trump,

I am very aware that you are running for president of the United States, and I…


Added by Gabriela Garcia on April 19, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments

Cultural discrimination cartoon

This cartoon made me realize of the discrimination and stereotypes Mexicans have. 

When did the origins for this generalization of stupidity among Mexicans begin? How is it that US citizens think they are better and highly ranked than other cultures? Why does the European always have to be the ones who are better at everything?

From what I have read, the Mayas were…


Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 18, 2016 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Why seeing Gina Rodriguez on the cover of Women's Health was so refreshing

This Saturday morning, I needed a pick me up and reading something inspirational and powering is always the ticket. Well, I started out with my usual cup of coffee and watched Jane the Virgin to distract me. Like every morning, I check all of my social media and sweeping through Twitter is nothing unusual. I then came across Gina Rodriguez being talked about and I decided to follow the trend and I came across Women's Health magazine and right in the cover was Gina Rodriguez. Something deep…


Added by Emily on April 16, 2016 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Sexual Harassment Errors

Yesterday I walked through my college campus.  I saw a row of T-shirts hanging like dead men on a clothesline with words written all over them.  As I walked closer, there was the usual "No means No," "Still not asking for it," and a variety of other phrases used to "encourage" victims of sexual harassment to continue being the strong people that they are.  However, instead of feeling proud of these well-meaning individuals, I was rather frustrated.  Yes, a person shouldn't force themselves…


Added by Jazmine Arreola on April 16, 2016 at 12:25am — 1 Comment

Sexual Harassment month

Hello Latinas! In honor of the sexual assault's month, I am listing and giving you information about some organizations out there who are willing to help any girl in trouble! 

Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (casfv) 

An organization from El Paso girls. It has educational programs, community services and even an emergency shelter. It has an open line, common asked questions in case you don't know what happened to you. With CASFV, you can always call if you feel insecure… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 15, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

True or False: Sorority Edition

As a currently active member of the Greek community, I've found myself stuck in many awkward conversations with those who are outside looking in. There are many stereotypes I've heard about and some range from understandable to absolutely absurd.

What bothers me the most is that these sterotypes are based on how the media chooses to portray us, or by one person's experience rather than what we actually experience in Greek Life. I personally believe that these stereotypes can lead some…


Added by Andrea Luna on April 14, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Become aware of the wage gap!

Chicas, I think by this point in history we all have heard: "because you are a woman in this world, you have to overcome many obstacles.", "being a woman is harder than being a man", "women do not get much rights throughout human's history", among others.

I get to listen to these quotes at least once a week and I hear them everywhere. My world right now divides into: college at El Paso, work at El Paso, home at Juarez and the rest of the time I spend it at Juarez (libraries, malls, houses… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 13, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Conclusions about El Paso citizens' involvement in politics

After finishing one article talking about the trends of Latinitas in politics, I realized there is not an interest in becoming informed about actual candidates in El Paso milenials. I have been talking to an average of 15 girls (some were citizens and some were studying immigrants) and all I was getting as a response was "Bernie Sanders just because"; I was getting the same answers I kept seeing at the short clips of Facebook or even worst, these kind of answers: "I don't know, he seems nice",… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 13, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Send us your poetry.

Attention poets! Help us celebrate National Poetry Month & submit your poetry to be published in Latinitas. Submit your poetry as a blog on or submit it online here:…


Added by Latinitas Intern on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tips for college

Some girls share with us what they have learned and wath advices they woul give to girls on how to do good in college.

Maggie: I learned that time management, dedication, and responsability is a key to do great in college. Being involved in organizations and in social communities can really help you fit in and get familiar with the college and other students, this helps build relationships. Maintaining good grades and GPA in high school and taking AP and dual credit classes can really…


Added by Latinitas Intern on April 8, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Why it is important to go to college

We had some of our girls write down why it is important to go to college and also to write some advices they will give to their future selfs. This is what they share with us:

-It is important to go to college because you get an education and you get a good job to gain great amoun of money

-Dear future me, college is very important because now on days you can't get a good job.

-It is important to go to college ecause you can get a good career and so you can grow…


Added by Latinitas Intern on April 8, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Last Year of College

It feels like it was so quick and yet it took forever. Two degree changes and 4 years later and here I am 8 months away from graduating with my Bachelors in Marketing. I am the first in my family to go this far in my education and I am very happy about it. My little sister (she hates it when I call her that but I'll do it anyway) just started college I am proud of her value of higher education. 

I am excited about the opportunities that may come up moving forward, but also in the back…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

(1-9) , never felt so fine!

They say you shouldn't work on your birthday, but I'm just gonna completely toss that thought out because hard work is all year long, no? #inspirational

I've never been a big fan of birthdays. For those of you who know me, I've always been a very talkative person, but I'm shy too. I don't like having the spotlight on me, and sometimes it can feel very overwhelming. and turning 19, is a very awkward step stone! You're old enough to be considered an adult, but too young for most…


Added by Andrea Luna on April 7, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments

Language deprivation: better practice or denial of our culture?

I remember when I was at elementary school at Juarez when the teacher told us not to speak Spanish at all during class. "He has academic reasons to tell us this of course", I thought at the time. "This will serve you as a practice", said my English grammar teacher. We actually got privated off the Spanish language during all of our English classes (and I had classes in English half the day). Rules were simple: if you want to talk, you do it in English; and if you talk in Spanish, you have -2… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 4, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

5 things you realize when hanging out with a Juarense

Hey latinas from El Paso, have you talked to a juarense about the richness of his/her culture? Well guess what! Here you find out about the 5 things you know for sure if you are a friend from a Juarense. Let's check them out! 

Tacos are the best food ever

Yes girls, and we are not referring to the ones at Taco Bell. Those tacos sudados recien saliditos del sarten...just delicious! They actually have a nasty name but if you give them a try chica, any Juarense will assure… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 3, 2016 at 10:35pm — No Comments

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