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October 2011 Blog Posts (43)

The oxygen masks of class ranking? Please reply!

We all know the feeling, but somehow it gets worse in senior year: That fateful day when people find out their class ranking. My senior class is pretty miniscule, so within half an hour we could guess at the entire list of rankings, and it shook our world up. The people closer to the top were envied, and the people bringing up the bottom of the list expressed their freak-outs in various ways. This madness begs a question: When it comes to helping your friends, how much is too much?



Added by Lennon McCartney on October 31, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

How do you celebrate Halloween?

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a manual handed to you at every holiday, that told you the "right" way for a Latino to celebrate it? Off the top of my head, I know Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July would get a lot easier! Since we come from a different culture, it can be complicated sometimes, knowing what to do on a Dia Festivo that isn't around in Mexico. So of course today, I have to ask, and I hope you will respond: As a Latina, how do you tweak Halloween to fit your culture, or what…


Added by Lennon McCartney on October 31, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Can anyone else relate to Linus?

In case you aren't familiar with Linus, he is a little boy from the Peanuts comics or the movies that come out during the holidays. Linus carries around a blanket to bring him a sense of security whenever he feels he is in an uncomfortable situation to make him feel better and calm him down. As a college student I also have a security blanket but it isn't something that I have to carry around with me…


Added by Karen Lopez on October 29, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Graduation came sooner than I thought!

Today in the mail I received my Graduation Cap and Gown :) I was so happy but at the same time sad. I worked so hard for the past four years of my college life and the end is here. All my friends are registering for the next semester and it makes me a little sad that I wont take any more classes. Unless I go to grad school. This moment is pretty scary for me. I'm…


Added by Araceli Puente on October 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

What inspires you?

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." Eleanor Roosevelt 

Sometimes, you're having a muddled kind of bummed-out day and a grey cloud seems to be hanging over your head. Sometimes, you need a little sunshine. Quotes can be helpful. They…

Added by Maria Rivera on October 28, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

IT'S COLD!!!!!!! :(

Its soo cold outside!!!! :( i hate the cold weather!!! On the other hand, its friday and its halloween weekend!!!! Yeaa buddie!!! :) :) hope everyone has a great halloween weekend!!!! <3 "OHH YOUR FANCY"

Added by Amanda Armendariz on October 28, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

oldest, middle,youngest or only child

me as a middle child i would say that the advantages of it

is that i am more independant, i have more freedo

because my parents are not all over me

 like they do with my oldest & youngest sister; but then…


Added by daniiela on October 27, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Brrrr...Its finally cold!!!

So I woke up at 6:45am to take my boyfriend to work and my son with his grandma. When I got back home I started getting ready. As I was getting ready for school I thought to myself, why couldnt all three of us (boyfriend, baby, and me) stay im bed under the warm blankets watching cartoons drinking hot chocolate? Now Im at school outside enjoying the nice cool breeze still wishing the same. :( Why cant there be days where we all just stay home with our loved ones on these cold winter days???

Added by Anna Ramirez on October 27, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Guest Blogger - A GUY talking about True Beauty

So at the office, the interns and I, especially the avid blogger Araceli, talk about mylatinitas and blogging. We have 2 guy interns at our office that often feel left out since mylatinitas is GIRLS ONLY!!! And we would like to keep it that way but we would also like to give them the opportunity to blog, since we're all about equal rights right?? hehe.


Eric is our very funny and creative graphic design intern. He decided to write about a girl's true beauty, so here it is...oh…


Added by Sonia Rangel on October 26, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Scary Scary time of Year

It is that time of year once again, time for the Halloween!!!

Latinitas interns have been talking about scary movies and their common themes. The one thing we can all agree on is that Paranormal Activity is the most popular "scary" movie this season. I am scared of scary movies and cannot watch them. But paranormal Activity is funny not that scary so I can watch that.…


Added by Araceli Puente on October 26, 2011 at 4:06pm — 1 Comment

A Day in the Life of a College Student...

I remember being in middle school and not knowing what to expect when I went to college.

I knew I wanted to go to college but I all could see was myself walking around a big campus, carrying 30 books with me and being late to class.

The funny thing is I was lost but I got over it. I got myself a map, I got myself some e-books and I woke up a little earlier. Problems solved.

You might be thinking college is impossible or unattainable but it isn't! Look at my schedule and…


Added by Maria Rivera on October 26, 2011 at 8:40am — 8 Comments

Friends for Rent.

I believe we all have been in this situation, you are doing some research on the internet and then you start getting all these websites, some of them interesting, some of them kind of lame.

So there I was, doing my research, when I bumped into this website; a website that claimed to be not a social network, but a website in which you are able to… Continue

Added by L.Marisol Carmona on October 25, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

nature vs. nurture

ok so today in my psycology class we debate about nature vs. nurture development. 

NATURE deveolpment is your genes basically;

the thing that you inherit from your parents when you are born and your personality.

NURTURE is how and environment affects or influences you in your behaviour,

your thoughts, your personality.

so do think you are because you were made that way or you think you are because the environment

the things around you make you that…


Added by daniiela on October 25, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Be ProActive! :D

Hey Latinitas!


I want to ask y'all something...WHY do you go to school?! 


Is it to talk to friends, see boys. or to, I don't know, get an education?!

My answer get an education! :D 

I know with all the other distractions in school and with friends, we tend to forget the main point of why we're in school, 180 days of the year, 8 hours a day. 


School is the place to get your education on! It's the place to attain knowledge…


Added by Maria Librado on October 25, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

More Pictures!

Inside the Capitol


Tents outside, with authors signing their books! 



Added by Helen Fernandez on October 25, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Pictures from the Texas Book Festival !

Authors: Left to Right: Rosemary Clement Moore, Jill Alexander, and Jennifer Ziegler 


Added by Helen Fernandez on October 25, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments

Texas Book Festival! Day one!

The Texas Book Festival is a festival held at the capital every year. It is free to the public and it is tons of fun. This year was my first and it was a great experience. Authors that have published books come to this festival and participate in panels. They talk about their book and their writing experiences. On Saturday I visited the panel named "The Secrets That Girls Keep," the authors who participated in it were Jill Alexander, Rosemary Clement-Moore, and Jennifer Ziegler.



Added by Helen Fernandez on October 23, 2011 at 5:46pm — No Comments

AHHH the Beatles

My favorite band of all time by far has to be the BEATLES. It is what I listen to in my car and here in the office of Latinitas. I LOVE John Lennon before the age of 25. :) (I joke around that he is my soul mate) he made such amazing music and I am saddened that the world was robbed of his extended talents. I am also a true fan of his first wife Cynthia Powell, and have avidly been reading her biography. I love seeing pictures of them when…


Added by Araceli Puente on October 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

slackers at school!

school can be hard and sometimes even boring

but school is what is going to take us reach our dream goals.

if we just star to slack in…


Added by daniiela on October 21, 2011 at 12:46pm — 3 Comments

Don't be afraid to SPEAK OUT!

If ANYONE is hurting you in any way, physically or mentally (this includes bullying and any other form of abuse), don't be afraid to speak out! 


Let someone know what is going on and how you are feeling. Don't ever keep it in.  


There are countless people out there that want to help and CAN help you feel safe again.  


I know it is scary to tell someone what is going on, but it is not okay for you to feel hurt and afraid. You do not have to…


Added by Maria Librado on October 20, 2011 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

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