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October 2010 Blog Posts (39)

The New Trend in Movies: Making a Movie Based on a Book

There is a growing trend in the movie industry, which is to make a movie based on a book. Some recent movies that have followed this trend include Twilight; New Moon; Eclipse; Harry Potter; Eat, Pray Love; Dear John; The Chronicles of Narnia; The Last Song; among many others. These movies have had a great acceptance from the general public. However, they have not been widely acclaimed by most fans of the book. I can say that I enjoy watching the movies but I rather read the…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 29, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments

Goal Setting

It is very important that every person know what they want in life, what they want to achieve and how they gonna get there. Goal Setting can bring a lot of positive changes to your life. In order to achieve something, you first need to set up your goal, it can be for sports, health, learning, career , contest or your life in general. "Life is a journey, how will you get there if you don’t have an itinerary?" Goals tell you where you are going, how you are going to get there…


Added by yuritzy ramos on October 29, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments


Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31, is a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic and Roman religious rituals and European folk traditions that blended together over time to create the holiday we know today. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition, it has long been thought of as a day when the dead can return to the earth. Ancient Celts would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the 19th century, Halloween began to lose its…


Added by yuritzy ramos on October 29, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

Teens in the Media!

As girls at times we get extremely caught up in the things we see on tv and especially in all the drama we hear about our favorite stars, but is the message they send us teens always a good one?

Recently the media was raving about Justin Beiber allegedly hitting a 12 year old boy, is it true? well we're still not completely sure but it's crazy to hear something like this about the guy girls are crazy about and the one some younger boys really look up to. What message is Justin really…


Added by Stephanie Taylor Clark on October 28, 2010 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Prepared for College

For a lot of us seniors we can't wait to graduate and well others whish we still had another year. I had always thought a lot about my college plans and I always took initiative when it came to finding information, but for a while now i've been wishing that maybe I could have a little more time.

As seniors we're swamped with making the best out of our grades, joining as many clubs as possible, applying for colleges and trying to attend all of our last high school events, but at times…


Added by Stephanie Taylor Clark on October 27, 2010 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

Proud to be a Part of Latinitas!

As of yesterday I am officially now a member of Latinitas. I really wanted this internship because I wanted to be a part of an organization that is good for the community. I like the fact that it focuses on Hispanic girls and guiding them through a good path. I personally never really had this when I was growing up, and I'm sure that if I did I would've done a couple of things differently. I look forward to writing everyday about my ideas and also reading about what everyone has to say.…


Added by Janette Lujan on October 27, 2010 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

You're Hispanic?

Blonde hair, fair skin, green eyes, standing at 5'6", that's me. Growing up I was always called "guera" and people at school insisted I was white. In fact I am hispanic. Not only am I hispanic but I am full hispanic. Many of my friends after meeting me the first time could not believe it but, yes it's true. Many people have an image of what a Latina or a Hispanic girl should look like. I am definitely not what they think of. I however, am proud of who I am and my culture. It is something…


Added by Alyssa Romero on October 26, 2010 at 4:47pm — 3 Comments

in need of your support

the other day a kid in my school named francisco was in a car accident, they said he died but i dont know, thats why its important you pray for the loss and the hard pain his family is going through right now

i would also like to let you know that a teacher in my school is going through breast cancer please pray for these people and keep them close to our hearts we need a lot of support
-thank you

Added by alyssa g on October 25, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments

What's on Your Ballot?

My mom and I are both very opinionated people. Today we had a discussion concerning the well being of our community. We realized that the November 2nd elections are coming up and we have no idea who is running and what their platforms are. I did my research and I'm ready to vote now.

It's important that we be…


Added by Helen Rodriguez on October 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Border cities: A common mindset

Living in a border city has its own cultural implications. Now imagine living in both border cities. I am not talking about being a resident in both cities, but doing your daily activities in both of them. In my case, I am talking about Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and El Paso, Texas in the U.S. The contrast of these two cities are notorious, so are their similarities. The contrast is primarily the economic development from both countries, and their similarities are the cultural mindset people from… Continue

Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on October 25, 2010 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

October is considered breast cancer awareness month. Many rallies and fundraisers are held throughout the month to help put an end to breast cancer. During these events, people wear pink to show their support for this noble cause. A strong advocate for breast cancer awareness is the Susan G. Komen for the Cure movement.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure global movement was created by Susan's sister Nancy Brinker. Nancy started this…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 25, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

The importance of self esteem :)

Self esteem is your opinion of yourself. High self esteem is a good opinion of yourself and low self esteem is a bad opinion of yourself. Self esteem is very important because it affects how you think, act and even how you relate to other people. It allows you to live life to your potential. Low self esteem means poor confidence and that also causes negative thoughts which means that you are likely to give up easily rather than face challenges. You can loose opportunities and…


Added by yuritzy ramos on October 22, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

One Of The Guys

So we've all heard of the term one of the guys right? Well the other day a friend was talking about how in her drivers ed class a boy was upset that he was missing the baseball game due to their class, so when he sat down she turned around and told him what the score was, and where the players were currently positioned and just about all you would possibly want to know about the game. The boy in her class was extremely surprised to hear that she knew so much information and that she actually…


Added by Stephanie Taylor Clark on October 21, 2010 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Happy Early Halloween!

Orange, black, witches, spiders, and candy are some things that come to my mind when I think of Halloween. Halloween as most of us know is a widely celebrated American tradition. It is celebrated on October 31st. I remember that when I was young I would always look forward to Halloween because I wanted to buy a new costume. My two favorite costumes were my pink Power Ranger costume and my Belle dress from Beauty and the Beast. As a child,… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 21, 2010 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Great Help :)

For school we recenlty started this fundraiser for kids in third world countries who couldnt't afford school supplies. The fundraiser is called UNICEF and it takes place during the month of October. The fundraiser was a bit tedious because we had to go around practically begging students to donate change to fill little halloween themed boxes. At first I was etremely excited to be doing this community service project but then I found out something great that inspired me even more!

As I…


Added by Stephanie Taylor Clark on October 20, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

A stand against bullying

In many recent stories and reports, bullying amongst teens has become a huge deal, and there's a lot we can do to put a stop to it, but many teens won't stand against bullying. As teens we don't always realize when we are bullying but we do it quite often, when we talk about the way someone looks, talks, or maybe just who they are in general we are bullying and it can be extremely painful.

I remember a time when one of my friends was constantly being bullied and made fun. She was the…


Added by Stephanie Taylor Clark on October 19, 2010 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

A Word From the Wise

This past Sunday was my little sister's birthday. We had a small get together at home in honor of her 9th birthday. We had so much fun! It was the first time in four years that I was able to celebrate with her. I am so grateful to have a sibling. I was an only child for a long time. When she finally came into my life I was ecstatic to learn I was going to be a big sister.

I have learned so much from her these past nine years. I remember one time I was feeling down and, as always, she… Continue

Added by Helen Rodriguez on October 19, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Classifying Messages in Advertising

We live in a world where advertising plays an important role in our society. We are bombarded with lots and lots of messages about what should we have, what should we wear, what should we eat, where should we go, etc. etc. etc. Advertising is everywhere, it is practically your daily bread, so we have to deal with that. The issue here is, how are you dealing with ads. Do you let ads influence your life that much, or are you able to classify ads into what is convenient to you and what is not?…


Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on October 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

What is El Dia de los Muertos?

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates people who have passed away. It is usually celebrated the night of November 1st up to November 2nd. It is a holiday in which families gather to create altars remembering their loved ones. The altars usually have pictures of the departed person, skull candies, food that the person liked, "pan de muerto" or bread of the dead, flowers, among other things. Some people really take a lot of time decorating the altars.The altars…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 18, 2010 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Are our friends here, for a reason, a season or a lifetime?

Many of us are fortunate enough to have friends who are part of our lives throughout all our ups and downs. However, sometimes others we consider friends appear to enter, then depart from our lives for reasons we try to, but don't always, understand. Yes, thats because some people come into our life for a…


Added by yuritzy ramos on October 18, 2010 at 9:57am — 1 Comment

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