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September 2011 Blog Posts (20)


All my seniors are feeling the college pinch right now, and I want to put a question out there. We all know what competition feels like, but it's getting just a bit intense around now! Best friends are willing to kill each other over that college acceptance letter, never mind stealing boyfriends...It's scholarships we're looking at now. So here's my question: Can your determination to succeed cost you friends?? Please reply. Also..are those the kinds of friends we want? Let me know your…


Added by Lennon McCartney on September 30, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments


SO......tomorrow is the SAT, and for those of you taking it, maybe the nerves are starting to set in, or you just turned down the date to the movies with THE GUY because you value your college experience over his dreamy eyes. But I am here to say, fear not! Although yes,college is more important than his curls or any boy! The SAT is actually pretty easy, as long as you know a little about what you're doing. Do the obvious: SLEEP, get enough time to get to your testing center in the morning, and… Continue

Added by Lennon McCartney on September 30, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Oh beautiful desert...

Hello!! This is my very first blog!! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Araceli and I am an intern for Latinitas. The other day I went to Hueco Tanks and fell in love with my surroundings. Hueco tanks is located about 36 miles outside of El Paso and is considered a holy site for many native tribes. I climbed to the top of a boulder and took in the spectacular… Continue

Added by Araceli Puente on September 30, 2011 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

National Hispanic Heritage Month Continues!

The national Hispanic heritage month is still not over yet; the holiday runs till October 15, so if you have not had time to engage in Hispanic heritage month it is not too late! This holiday serves to remember and celebrate rich cultures, histories, and the people who have made a difference. A great website I found that helps promote this:

From crosswords on Hispanic heritage, quizzes on…


Added by Brenda on September 30, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

How to Volunteer with Passion

How to Volunteer with Passion

Activist Reveals That Passion is the Key to Volunteerism
If volunteerism is a measure of someone’s passion, then Lisa Sellman’s knows no bounds.

Sellman, a professional dog trainer and owner of a pet care business, volunteers periodically with no fewer than 16 different organizations,…

Added by Brenda on September 30, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Calling All Digital Divas, Web Chix, and Coder Girls!

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is seeking applications from young women (grades 9-12) for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. National award winners will receive cash and prizes. Many states have local affiliates that also offer awards and recognitions. NGCP Collaboratives help conduct outreach to girls as well as… Continue

Added by Brenda on September 29, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Let's Try on These Elegant Wedding Party Dresses

Expensive general wedding party dresses usually make women worried. Most of people hope to purchase a beautiful and low priced party dress for their special occasions. Finding an online dress shop is a simple and reliable way of choosing your right dress.

If you want to select a bustier wedding party dress, you can just input “cheap strapless wedding…


Added by Bayliy Dress on September 23, 2011 at 12:45am — No Comments


Frozen yogurt, also known as "froyo" is a healthy snack choice that can help you feeling energized during the day. Although it is also considered a dessert, it contains many essential nutrients, such as calcium, complex carbohydrates, protein, and is even low in fat. Like many of you have noticed already there has been an increase in yogurt venues all across El Paso. Businesses are…


Added by Brenda on September 22, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Colgate-Palmolive Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month- "Haz La U" Scholarship Program

Colgate-Palmolive celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana este año con el lanzamiento del programa de Becas "Haz La U"
NEW YORK, 19 de septiembre de 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, Colgate-Palmolive está reforzando su compromiso con…

Added by Brenda on September 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Great First Experience:)

Hey girls!


So a brief intro about myself... My name is Ariana Vasquez and I am a second year student at UT! I am a current intern at Latinitas and I'm loving every minute of it:)

As of now, I am the club leader at Ann Richards Middle School and I've had the wonderful opportunity of meeting 9 very lovely girls. These girls are so eager to learn and express themselves. My first two weeks has been a great experience and I am definitely looking forward to the rest of the…


Added by Ariana Vasquez on September 19, 2011 at 10:17am — 3 Comments

Some thoughts/discussion about immigration

My first blog! First, to quickly tell you about myself, my name is Samantha Traeger! I'm a current intern working at Latinitas and I've been here for almost a month now. It's been great! For this blog I'm going to look at what is popular in the news, give a little of my opinion, and ask for yours! Today's topic: The republican candidate debates, and their views on immigration! Kind of a big topic huh? Let's start with what exactly…


Added by Samantha Traeger on September 16, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

School= the end os summer

Ahh it's great to be back in school yet it's a sad thing too!!!!!!!!  I mean i get to be with my friends and all but the homework is grueling. The upper classmen say they have less homework and they walk around with these small bags and i'm like isin't it supposed to be the opposite way?

Added by Ellie on September 14, 2011 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Latinitas Hot Topic- Blog Post Question

Hey Chicas! - Join the conversation & express yourself by posting a blog or a comment. Respond to our latest hot topic: HOW DID YOU HONOR 9/11? DID YOU DO SERVICE ON THIS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE?…

Added by Latinitas Intern on September 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call for Applications - Latinitas Youth Editorial Advisory Board

Wanna get published, have your voice heard and become a part of a magazine team? is the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. Latinitas is a dedicated to being a strong voice for young Latinas, telling the stories of our community and serving as a forum for self-expression. This national award-winning online magazine is currently recruiting female teens to serve as magazine writers and editors of our on-line magazine. From quinces to fashion, advice to… Continue

Added by Latinitas on September 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

SCMF Experience

SCMF, also known as Sun City Music Festival electrified music enthusiasts on September 3 and 4th with its jaw dropping lineup at the Cohen Stadium . I attended the Saturday show and absolutely do not regret going. Despite the massive crowd I still managed to find friends and not get lost in the frenzy. The show was lightened up by three stages, all which were right beside each other. The show’s set up made it very accessible to go back and forth if you wanted to hear another dj or…


Added by Brenda on September 13, 2011 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

¡Obtén una piel radiante sin maquillaje!

Life & Beauty Weekly: Ser hermosa

¡Obtén una piel radiante sin maquillaje!

By Holly Crawford for Life & Beauty Weekly

¡Obtén una piel radiante sin maquillaje!

Cuando llegamos a la edad adulta, nuestra piel no se comporta de la misma manera que cuando éramos adolescentes. Cuando uno es más joven, la capa superior de la…


Added by Studio One Networks on September 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

For A Moment

Today we all think back to where we were 10 years ago when the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred. Most of us were in classrooms, far away from the ongoing tragic events. We were staring at images on a t.v. screen that we couldn’t possibly comprehend. Fire, smoke, a falling building, people in tears, business suits coated in ashes, brave servicemen, and a confused president. Emotions ran wild. Some felt agony, some felt fear, some felt numb, some…


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on September 11, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Guest Blog: "Hermanaly" Advice for the First Day of College

Guest Blog: "Hermanaly" advice for the first day of college

By Jenn Sanchez

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When I left El Paso for the University of Texas at Austin in the spring of 1995, I was the first person in my family to leave for college. I also was one of a handful of students of my high school's graduating class of 300 to leave home.

My parents didn't know how to help me.…


Added by Latinitas Intern on September 9, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Guest Blog: Ways For Youth To Address Teen Depression with Demi Lovato & Chris Colfer

10 Ways to Get Ur Good On” for Teen Depression and Suicide by YSA

In September 2010, nearly one dozen teenagers committed suicide as a result of bullying and depression. Many organizations and people showed support by speaking out about teen suicide, depression, and anti-bullying. A year later, Miley Cyrus and her partners at YSA continue to raise awareness of these issues.…


Added by Latinitas Intern on September 9, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments


Hello ladies!!!! Hope you all are having a wonderful friday!! Have a great afternoon!!! :))

Added by Amanda Armendariz on September 2, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

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