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May 2013 Blog Posts (114)

First Time: Being Employed

This week I had my first experience working. I can honestly say that my work is not work because of how much I enjoy being a camp counselor. 

I am counselor of the baby campers, also known as the cute ones (they line up in choo-choo train form). Every morning I welcome the parents with their babies who smile as soon as they walk in. That is he smile I work to keep! And as much as I know I have taught them, they have reminded me of how simple it is to have fun when you…

Added by Laura Ruiz Colón on May 31, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Approaching Summer

Summer, you are almost here. What will I do with you?

I will need to rest after this intense, rewarding term, and there is a lot of work that I must continue to do and new things I will experience this summer.

I will be

  • reflecting on the friendships and knowledge I have gained during the past few months
  • using the swings at the beach
  • reading books on economics and sociology
  • having breakfast with mentors and friends while talking about…

Added by Yesenia Treviño on May 31, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A total 360, the transformation from shy freshman to ambitious sophomore

As my sophomore status soon comes to a close I would like to reflect back on the year. This has been an EPIC school year! I have not only grown as a person, but I have helped others to grow too. Last year as a high school freshman, I had little ambition and no direction. I just did what everyone else did. I never really did anything for myself and I was not happy at all! I knew I was meant for something bigger, but the people I was surrounding myself with were just pulling me down. I wanted…


Added by Carolina Sosa on May 31, 2013 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Teen sees downside to living in a booming city

Terms to know:

I am talking about an event that took place in Austin, Texas

SXSW- a film, music and entertainment festival that takes place every year in Austin where now many famous movies, and their famous directors and actors come to town to check out the festival or promote their 'product'.

SXSW=south by south west

South Congress=a popular main street in Austin, Texas

Ever since last year's SXSW when a plethora of celebrities showed up in town.…


Added by Marisa Martinez on May 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The interviewing process

I miss the feeling of personally interviewing people.

I love communicating through phone as that is the closest I'll get to "feeling" the other person's feelings. Still, I can recall the rush I felt as I made my way down the stairs of my college, or the imprints in the dirt as I rushed to my next joint, where there were multiple personalities to be interviewed!

Good thing, I live near a high school. I will be able to do the same for the last month of Latinitas…


Added by April C. Davila on May 31, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

The end of a wonderful semester with YEAB (Youth Editorial Advisory Board)!

As the final deadlines come around for this wonderful program, I feel very emotional for what I'm leaving behind as I become an alum of this amazing program! With this program, I was able to write two articles about latinas in the film industry and really influence younger latinas to get into the film world. I am truly honored to have been selected as a writer and have been able to be part of this great magazine. It's truly incredible to see other latinas that are passionate about their…


Added by Sara Celeste Martin on May 31, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments


The other day at school we held our annual school wide assembly to present all the class awards and faculty awards. I was sitting in the bleachers, not thinking that I would win anything, when I heard my name announced, for a special foreign language award... for LATINITAS!!!!!  The teacher presenting it made a speech about my writing, but honestly, I cant remember anything of what she said because I was shocked and nervous, having…


Added by Samantha Brault on May 31, 2013 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Rags to Riches and the American Dream: The Reality

Gatsby's got me good lately, but I'm not referring to Leonardo DiCaprio or the lavish movie he recently starred in.

I recently read The Great Gatsby in my English class and the book just got me to thinking about much of what the United States in Gatsby and Nick's time was like. Then again, I also drew parallels to the…


Added by Adriana Ramos on May 31, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

2 Years Later

I was very excited once I finished my last final for the school year. I went to visit my sister and came back home right in time for my high schools' band concert. It had been 2 YEARS since I saw anybody from my old band days.

But that's not all. The band director, who served more than 20 years was retiring. He was like a second father who I dearly missed. I knew I had to be there.

Some of my most darkest days were in the band hall, and coming back meant being face to face with…


Added by Ingrid Vasquez on May 30, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Americans too lazy for microwave popcorn?

America, we've hit a new low!

According to Advertising Age, they explain, "

“Microwave popcorn at its inception was all about convenience, having only to wait three minutes to get warm, delicious popcorn,” said Colleen Bailey, Orville [Redenbacher]'s brand director. But “as times have changed, the definition of convenience has changed.”

“You don't have to take the extra step of opening the box, opening the wrapper,” and “hoping you have the skill to watch it…


Added by April C. Davila on May 29, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments


Getting diagnosed can either be stressful or relieving. 

I've been absent from Latinitas for three weeks after collapsing from stomach pains and spending nights in the ER. What most would have assumed to be stress, what with countless final projects and finals approaching for the end of school, it could…


Added by Heather M. on May 28, 2013 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

Who do I seek?

I may be 18

But, as it turns out, I see that I've reached that light.

Not the light to…


Added by Marlett Mojica on May 27, 2013 at 11:21pm — No Comments

A Day in the Life of a Graduate

So it's been eight days since I graduated from college. It feels like an eternity. This is because I have no job at the moment. In the last four days that I sleep so much, perhaps my body is recovering from the lack of sleep I have endured in the months previous to graduation. Oh! But let me tell you that the sleeping is going to extremes. I think I may be sleeping too much!

Can that really be?

I do note that my exercise routine is on hiatus at the moment. The one thing that…


Added by April C. Davila on May 27, 2013 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment


I am 9 years old my name is hayley and my strength is play video games and teaching people how to play them.

Added by College Chica on May 25, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments


My strengths are drawing, because I think that is my way to feel creative.

Another strength is math because its one of my favorite things to do.  My other strength is music because I think it's fun.  My values is to always be clean because I don't like it to be messy.  I always want to be good to people…


Added by College Chica on May 25, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments


I am 9 years old and my name is celeste  and my   strength is that I am good at soccer and I am smart .

Added by College Chica on May 25, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

all about me

My strengths are cursive,  soccer,  reading and  running. My values are  being kind.Goals are to  help animals , help mom dentist,  help people

Added by College Chica on May 25, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

Group 1:


Added by College Chica on May 25, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments


Hi,my name is Samantha Oser and I'm 10 years old, I'm in Girl Scouts, Troop 1781. I also go to Pirrung Elementary. These are some of my strengths : I am helpful, I give good advice, I am a good friend, I make good grades. Have a wonderful day Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by College Chica on May 25, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

way shud i go to collig

I want to go to college because i am good at math, making things, and singing. The values that i have are food and friends.

Added by College Chica on May 25, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

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