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June 2013 Blog Posts (56)

How long would you stand for your rights?

Three days ago Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth proved that she was willing to literally stand up for women's reproductive rights in Texas when she filibustered against the Texas antiabortion bill (Senate Bill 5). There are many ways that this can be seen as amazing on her part, considering that in order to filibuster, Davis would have needed to keep herself from sitting, eating/drinking anything, using the restroom or leaning against any sort of structure when she got tired. Not only did…


Added by Lizette Martinez Maldonado on June 28, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Senator Wendy Davis: Fighting for Your Rights

      Senator Wendy Davis' successful filibuster (according to, a filibuster is defined as "the process or an instance of obstructing legislation by means of long speeches and other delaying tactics") of Senate Bill 5 has made the senator a political star overnight. The bill, also known as sb5 would make it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after the first 20 weeks of her pregnancy and shut down 37 of…


Added by Coral Rey on June 28, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

HistoryPin Post

I posted this on . It's in Honduras and has a picture, please go check it out!!


I spent Spring Break this year with my father's family in Honduras. My father, my mother, and I flew from Houston to San Pedro Sula. It was a very long flight that had all…


Added by Michelle Contreras on June 28, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

El Buen Samaritano: By Ana Luisa

My name is Ana Luisa. In this picture, taken in 2004 by a volunteer, I am with my mom, colleagues and my teacher named Mary. I was at El Buen Samaritano while my mom was working. I was in the orange building in the first floor.

Just before this picture, we were singing the ABC song. I was the only one singing because the other kids were feeling embarassed and I wasn’t. I was the only one pointing at the letters, and my teacher Mary said I was cute.

I was feeling happy and proud…


Added by Brianna Walker on June 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Shall I go?


The first time I heard about Paris was during my freshman year of high school, in my French class. Since that day, I have always dreamed of going to that beautiful city. Later on in college I got a roommate who come from the heart of France, oh she was from Paris. Not sure if it was destiny that wanted me to practice my French, or just a simple coincidence. No kidding, it was the best semester of my life. Did I mention I still haven’t been to Paris? Oh yeah, my hope…


Added by Maria M. Cortes on June 28, 2013 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

DOMA is done...but the fight is far from over

     On June 26th, 2013 a major win was made in the name of human rights...DOMA was ruled unconstitutional! For those of us who don't know, DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) was a law enacted by Congress in 1996 to deny all benefits and recognition that heterosexual married couples have to same-sex couples. At the time, same-sex marriage wasn't recognized in any state. Today, 13 states legally recognize same-sex marriage. But until June 26th of…


Added by Coral Rey on June 27, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

Media is Power Summer Camp: Day one

Sorry for the late post! I'm Just starting to get a hang of blogging!

Day one of The Media is Power Summer camp involved the young ladies taking a trip to Dell in Round Rock, Tx! The facility was HUGE! We were given a tour by Dell professionals of the facility, with lunch graciously included. The girls were given the opportunity to ask Latinas working at Dell what it's like to work their as a woman of color. It seems like some of the girls were considering…


Added by Brianna Walker on June 26, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My trip to Dell

I went to Dell In round rock on Monday June 24 .Dell was very exciting place for me to be able to visit. The instructors gave me lots of information about their ways of helping people with problems with their computers. They knew everywhere in the world where people have trouble with their computers.

          I also got to see where they saw every bad tweet that people all over the world posted-like people saying they hate dell-and they would reply back asking them about their…


Added by vanessa mandujano on June 25, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

Dell Destiny

If my destiny is to work in a cubical, typing away on a computer, then I definitely want to work at Dell. First of all, it’s air-conditioned- which in Texas heat is like being granted life- and second, unlike the normal, average, boring office buildings in Austin (State Capital/Live Music City/Weird Place/etc.), Dell is practically a rainbow. Between the man walking on a treadmill and the strobe lights coming from a brightly lit room, I’d say that days in Dell office building were exciting…


Added by Michelle Contreras on June 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments


My experience with Dell was great. The building itself was very big, there were 8 of them! When we first got there, we walked through hallways of offices, cafes, then we went upstairs to a room with 3 women that worked there and they talked about their experiences cookies were passed around. They mentioned failing quite a few times and having to quit to take care of family. Also one of them said they became a teacher for a while. One of them explained that her counsler told her she couldn’t…


Added by Brianna Walker on June 25, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

my dell time trip- Jennifer Lopez

Hi my name is Jennifer lopez.

In my expieranse in dell was that we learned social


This happened on Monday 24, 2013

The most amazing thing I got to see was a place were u got to see :

Who wrote:

What contry:

And the best part is who wrote.

Added by Brianna Walker on June 25, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments

My experiance at DELL

 My name is Vaeda ! on Monday  I went to DELL!  I really liked the social media! I liked it because you got to see what other people said about DELL. Some people said good things, others said bad things, and even some people did not say things about DELL, they talked about completely different subjects! DELL was HUGE! Inside, it was really pretty  and the windows showed a really pretty view

Added by Brianna Walker on June 25, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Trip to Dell

Dell is a very interesting facility to see behind the scenes. Its social Media area works hard and by my understanding is quite effective on all social media networks. Its main networks seems to be Twitter where some of the staff helps people who tweet that they are having problems with Dell products, which are very effective considering 98% of the issues have been resolved so far,  Dell staff also praises them when someone says something good about the company or products. About halfway…


Added by Roxanna Woodhead on June 25, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

My experience at Dell- Daisy



Added by Brianna Walker on June 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


Walking into salons still makes me kind of sweaty. Okay, very sweaty. I’m nearly 20 and I still get flashbacks to my high school days when I would make an appointment at a fancy hair place either named “Alonso’s” or something clever (“clever”) like “Split Ends” to get a sweet updo for Homecoming or Prom.  Instead of feeling like a sleek J.Lo or a posh Alicia Keys, my hair appointment would run two hours over schedule and end with the whole salon staring at me as the poor person styling my…


Added by Rachel Jackson on June 24, 2013 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

Am I Latina Enough?

Almost a month ago now, Cheerios aired a commercial featuring an interracial couple and their biracial lil girl. It was crazy cute.  People also got crazy racist in the YouTube comments. So much so that the comment section was shut down.

Sometimes it’s hard to face, but racism continues to be…


Added by Rachel Jackson on June 24, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Its Better When You Do It Yourself

Growing up, I was the "crafty" one - always fascinated with the notion of making things, My friends would come to me with questions like "how would you make this?" or "what's an inexpensive way to get myself one of these?" and I could never resist trying to find an answer. Crafting to me represents a slower way of living, one full of contemplation and meditation over the project at hand. I assume that is why D.I.Y. practices are so appealing to me - they require thought and a certain amount…


Added by Lizette Martinez Maldonado on June 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Good things come to those who.....

Good things come to those who wait.  I'm sure eveyone has heard this saying at one point or another.  I was a strong believer of it until I realized this was not true.  People who wait, get nothing.  People who work, get something.  Good things come to those who work.  That's the reality and that's what the saying should really be.  Ask any successful person how exactly they obtained success.  It was not by waiting or sheer luck.  It was because they put their mind to accomplish whatever it…


Added by Marisol Figueroa on June 24, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Citi Bikes aren't just for City people, Right?

This morning in the New York Times, there was an article about Citi Bikes were in. People were actually looking forward to the bike sharing program for personal reasons. Still, there's a slight hesitation from me. If a bike program exists for a city as big as NY why could there not be such a thing for Houston. If we really are the 4th "fattest"city, why not us?


I am sure we can benefit from it greatly. In this city, residents complain that bikers are not given the…


Added by April C. Davila on June 24, 2013 at 10:13am — No Comments

Attention all STEM undergrads! This Scholarship opportunity is for you!

The BlackBerry® Scholars Program is a global four-year scholarship program for outstanding women entering their first year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. The Program is designed to help increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of mobile computing, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and particularly those with an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space.

Women who will be entering their first year…


Added by Latinitas Intern on June 24, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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