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August 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Are you kidding JC Penney? Et tu Yaycee Penny, tambien?

Been watching this link pop up in the blogosphere on Bust Magazine's site and amongst Latinitas' supporters. My question is what design team thought this was worth publishing on a shirt for girls already facing innumerable amounts of mixed messages about sex, beauty, their value in the world...

JC Penney T-Shirt Choosing Pretty over Smart as a campaign! …


Added by Laura Donnelly on August 31, 2011 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Designer outfits!!

So...I was reading and found a link one of my sorority sisters shared with me which is GREAT and I want to share it with you all! If you need to find a cocktail dress or even a cute outfit for a special occasion there’s a website that rents designer outfits, gowns, and even jewelry for a very reasonable price. They allow you to get an extra size just in case, and if you find your outfit not fitting you can return it and get your money back. If interested check out the website:… Continue

Added by Brenda on August 25, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

News Taco - Latina founded Latino News Blog You Should be Reading Kiddies.

Latinitas Blog Heads - here's a site for you to start monitoring as you embark on college and further. They will not sell your info and host some great posts/bloggers focused on you and your people. Sign up for their newsletter here:

And check out this great piece on how you Latinas are going to…

Added by Laura Donnelly on August 25, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments


Saw promos for Zoe Saldana's new movie Colombiana. Curious to know the premise of this movie. Hard to tell in the commercial, but excited to see Zoe re-acculterating to her Latina roots in a role clearly defined as Afro-Colombiana.  Zoe is often relegated to roles intended for African Americans only and we have rarely seen her engaged in a Latina identity, something sad for all the Afro-Cubanas, Colombianas, Dominicanas and other women waiting for this kind of exposure.  I fear that the story… Continue

Added by Laura Donnelly on August 22, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Opportunity for Youth

Applications are now available for new Board members for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB).  It is an amazing opportunity for a young person to grow as a leader, help out communities, and network with other youth from across the U.S. and Canada.  Represent yourself and your community as a member of a diverse group of 30 youth, aged 17-20.  The board is charged with managing and distributing $5 million per year in service-learning grants. …

Added by Samantha Rae Gonzalez on August 16, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments


Discover your leadership talents through our year-long leadership institute. The Teen Leadership Institute is currently accepting applications from high school girls in grades 9-12 interested in developing their leadership potential in El Paso, TX. A select group of high school girls will be chosen to participate in our leadership program to learn how they can become a strong voice for their community. Members will commit to monthly meetings throughout the school semester to learn about…


Added by Samantha Rae Gonzalez on August 9, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments

My Answers To My Big Fat Question

   QUESTION:why do people call two peices of paper art???????????????????????




WELL, IT'S UP 2 U!!!!!





Added by Olivia Holston on August 7, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

My Really Random Blog Post

   Okay, don't get to exited but, I went to new york city and saw some of the latest styles!!!! i also went to the googenhime museum there. every thing was really random. i even made up a song about it!!!!

   FUN FACT: new york is one step obove us in fashion!!!!

   MY BIG FAT QUESTION: why do people call a rock under two peices of paper art????


Added by Olivia Holston on August 5, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Cedar Park got $leazy.

Spank Rock, LMFAO, and Ke$ha- in that order. Wednesday, August 3rd, at 7:00 P.M., the line to get into Cedar Park Center was out the door- literally. Hundreds of glitter-covered girls eagerly waited on the sidewalk, tickets in hand. Spank Rock kicked it off to a great start and had the floor going wild- so much that a push pit was initiated! After a few songs, there was an intermission, and LMFAO's banner was unrolled for all to see, eliciting a few excited screams from the crowd. Minutes… Continue

Added by Leticia Gabriela Hernandez on August 5, 2011 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments

For Vanessa Villegas

This was written for a friend, she lost her mother a couple of days ago and there was no other way of expressing how I felt but through words..



If the sun has set,


Let it rise in your heart,


For we all have to live through a dark night,


Let the…


Added by Saray Argumedo on August 5, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Raul Figeroa by Saray Argumedo

This story is about a special someone in my life. He was in the Vietnam war and I just couldn't let this chance pass me by. There is nothing like putting yourself in someone's shoes in order to better understand where they are coming from.. I thank him for this opportunity I hope you girls enjoy it and it inspires you to share someone elses story...


 My surroundings have turned upside down. I now lay in bed with an angel whom I never thought of having. The future is all I…


Added by Saray Argumedo on August 5, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

Ke$ha concert yesterday 8/3/11 at Austin,Texas

This picture shows Ke$sha performing at the Cedar Park Center with her guitar. :)


First of all, I'd like to thank the Latinitas for giving me and my little sister some tickets to be able to see her in concert. Well anywaaaaaayyyysss, so I went to the Ke$ha concert yesterday and that concert was full of surprises :O. Haha To start off the show Spank Rock opened…


Added by Itzel Escobar on August 4, 2011 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

Ke$ha Concert

I think the Ke$ha Concert was fun and exciting to see and to be there. It was definetely weird but overall it was really a pumped up concert! I did not know that Spank Rock or LMFAO were going to be singing there so that was new to me and this was my 1st concert so it was really fun. There were some parts that were awkward but they were really funny also. Ke$ha as the main event she was great and altough her voice was different from how she sings in videos and in her songs she was good. Her… Continue

Added by Penelopy Dalphibn on August 4, 2011 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

School - and Bullies.

As much as we hate to admit it, another school year is creeping up on us. Time for new teachers, new friends, and brand new pencils. It's also the time for bullying to start again. Make sure you treat your friends nicely and stick up for others. Don't let someone be stepped on because they're different or just easy to pick on. Also keep in mind that a bully doesn't just crush smaller people for fun, she might do it to feel better about herself or because it's "cool". If you are being bullied or… Continue

Added by kailey on August 4, 2011 at 8:27am — No Comments

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