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September 2012 Blog Posts (71)

I'm Homesick...Now What?

If you are a college student who has moved away from home like I am, homesickness is probably creeping up on you. I find the fall semester to be the time I get homesick the most. This weekend I heard from several people that they were heading back home for a couple of days, and it made me extremely jealous. The change of season along with rainy days in Austin this week really hasn’t helped my case of homesickness. Because I am 8 hours away from my hometown, the first time I am able to go…


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on September 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

I am, because you are

Sometimes I don't want to keep on going, the many obstacles that I (we) counter in our daily lives, leaves me wandering if I should keep on going...

I was born in a family of 4 men, my dad, and mom. My mom never had a strong voice over my father, but she did had a power connection to each of my brother and myself. I love my oldest brothers, like I love my fushia shirt. Why? because I was not raised with them, and when I met them, they only thing they did was criticized me. I know they…


Added by Areli Gonzalez on September 28, 2012 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Scholarships for High School Juniors & Seniors!!

Are you a Junior or Senior in high school? Do you live in the district of a Hispanic Legislator? The National Hispanic Caucus of Sate Legistalors (NHCSL) is giving out scholarships worth $3,000 are you interested? These are the guidelines for all applicants: 

Deadline: SUNDAY, Sept. 30!

Applicants must be:

- A legal Hispanic student in the U.S.

- Have a (GPA) of 3.0 or better

- Nominated by their school principal, teacher, guidance counselor or Hispanic…


Added by Latinitas Intern on September 28, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

All Female Art Show - Mujeres de la Tierra


 This past weekend I was able to make it out to the downtown art market (DWNTWN ARTMRKT) to support El Paso's local female artists. There were dancers, singers, art vendors, jewelry makers, bakers, artists, and numerous organizations helping the…


Added by Laura Werthmann on September 27, 2012 at 5:21pm — No Comments

a subtle protest against book banning

Recently, I've noticed that I've been surrounding myself with people who read. Not just people who read magazines, blogs, facebook statuses or twitter, but people who actually sit down and enjoy a good page turner - or the new technological rendition,Kindle, or something of the like. My old roommate would sit for hours reading The Lord of The Rings, my cousin, and some good friends from El Paso use books to pass the time instead of watch whatever's on the tube, but I wonder if it's just the…


Added by Laura Werthmann on September 27, 2012 at 4:52pm — 3 Comments

How I Learned To Put Down My Cell Phone!

4 techniques for curbing smart phone addiction

When I first started university I was, shall we say, a bit too attached to home. By this I mean, I had just started a post-graduate degree in Journalism in New York, yet my heart (my family, my friends, and my boyfriend) were home in San Francisco, California.

What’s a homesick, lonely girl to do, but text and chat on her cell phone every waking hour to keep tabs on what’s going on at home? However, my school work started…


Added by Jane Johnson on September 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Want to know more about College? Rumbo al College Webinar can answer all your questions!!

McDonald's and LULAC are inviting young students to participate in their webinar.It's the 3rd episode of this series and it helps students to apply and get ready for college.If you have any questions about college,financial aid,scholarships or tuition ou can join the webinar Next Wednesday the only thing you need is Internet access! interested check out the discription below or visit :…


Added by Latinitas Intern on September 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Wells Fargo and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are offering 40 scholarships of $2,500 for Hispanics!!!

The Hispanic Scholarship fund in collaboration with Wells Fargo Bank are giving out Scholarship for Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members or employees each scholarship is worth $2,500 for any graduate and undergraduate student or past chamber members. So if you are to graduate on the 2013-2014 semesters and know some one in the Cahmber of Commerce this is your opportunity to apply! Here are the requirements:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund/USHCC-Wells Fargo scholarships for…


Added by Latinitas Intern on September 26, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Join the Latinitas Hispanic Heritage Month Blog-a-thon & Social Media Campaign

Hey Latinitas!  Share your cultural pride during Hispanic Heritage Month. We are kicking off a blog-a-thon and social media campaign to promote cultural pride, celebrate Latina power, highlight powerful Latina leaders and motive young Latinas. During the week of October 7th through October 13th, we are inviting guest bloggers to blog on a specific question…


Added by Latinitas Editor on September 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

I am the best.

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”Marilyn Monroe…


Added by Veronica Porras on September 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Halloween, anyone?

It's that time of the year again... well, almost. Okay, okay, so it's more than a month away, but I'm already thinking up some great costume ideas. I'm a sucker for history and I'm in love with the clothes and music from past eras (I'm a little disappointed in my generation's aesthetics), so I'll take any excuse I have to dress vintage. In the past, I've done:

- Audrey Hepburn (specifically Holly Golightly from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's)

- 1920s flapper



Added by Lucia Benavides on September 26, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

A great quote to keep in mind

Added by Lucia Benavides on September 25, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

Register to Vote!!!

One of the most important things we can do is exercise our right to vote. I am currently working at the U.S. House of Representatives and can really see the importance of casting your vote to bring in the people that make our policy decisions.

Today is also National Voter Registration Day so if you can vote and haven't registered yet, do it here! And if you can't, tell your parents, friends, tias,…


Added by Sonia Rangel on September 25, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Scholarships for Latina Moms in College!!

Are you a Latina mother? If you are one and you are attending school this opportunity is for you!!! The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Clorox is giving out six scholarships each worth 10,000 for Latina ,o,s in colleges here are the requirements:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund /Clorox Sueña Sin Límites Mothers Scholarships for Latina moms in college.

Six (6) awards - $10,000 each - for 2013-2014.

Deadline: Dec. 21!

Applicants must be -

- a Latina legally in the U.S.…


Added by Latinitas Editor on September 24, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

New Futuro; Free college Prep fair for Latinos.

Are you about to go to college? have no idea where to go? New Futuro is a college prep fair for Latinos. This fair is hosted around the U.S. There are thousands of universities who are looking for you. The event is free and all representatives are bilingual. By attending the fair you will have the chance to win hundreds of dollars worth of scholarships.The next Fair will be held at L.A. September 29,2012.

If you are interested or want to register in New Futuro please visit:…


Added by Latinitas Editor on September 24, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Finding the Perfect Computer for School

Narrowing down the options for campus technology


These days you can’t get by in college or university without a computer. The days of carrying a notebook and pen to school for note taking are long gone. Today, technology dominates when it comes to taking notes, doing research for school papers, connecting to students for group work, listening to audio and…


Added by Rebecca Keller on September 24, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

Staying focus...

Sometimes is hard to stay focus... specially when the commitments and deadlines come at the same time. I really try to stay focus and get everything done before I get a serious breakdown. 

There are many recommendations to stay focus in anything you do, but I want to hear more; what are you recommendations to stay focus? 

  1. motivation?
  2. eating healthy?
  3. working out? 

Added by Areli Gonzalez on September 23, 2012 at 10:48am — 2 Comments

Sea Otters!!

Sea Otters!

Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on September 22, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

The Future

Okay Girls,

So for as long as I can remember i've always told people i wanted to be journalist. I was pretty convinced. It was what I wrote about for my high school papers, it was what i honestly thought I wanted to do. So when people told me that I would change my major once I got to college, that it's what everyone did, I always got mad. "No, not me. I know what I wanna do. I'm not changing my major."

So this is awkward. Lets fast forward about 2 years. I'm just about…


Added by Cristina Chavez on September 21, 2012 at 8:39pm — 2 Comments


Sometimes I just wish it can all go away!!Im just so tired of all of it!I might even change schools just to get away from all the mess,but i learned that running away from your problems dont solve anything it just make it worser than it was!Running away from problems to me makes me regret that i did run away from them like i should have done something because it would havee made them stop talking mess and put them in CHECK AND HUSH MODE!!

Added by diamond watson on September 21, 2012 at 6:55am — 2 Comments

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