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October 2012 Blog Posts (226)

respecting halloween

Today is halloween, and as in any "holiday" there are some people who don't celebrate halloween, for whatever reason you like. As far as I know, and as far as I want to be make a difference for people, I cannot stop and be impress by all the criticism around this colorful festivity. 

Please, do not judge the celebration of other people; be respectful to what they do and celebrate; and don't judge their religious beliefs, because they are free to belief whatever they…


Added by Areli Gonzalez on October 31, 2012 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Have a Safe Halloween!

Happy Halloween ladies!

What are your plans?

I usually don't do much for Halloween.  It's not a holiday that I get too excited about mostly because I get scared way too easily (haha so no haunted houses or scary movies for me!) but I do enjoy dressing up and hanging out with friends.  Plus, I love candy!  

So this year I will be rocking this costume: (That's me on the far right!  And my lovely sisters)…


Added by Kristyn Anguiano on October 31, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Frida Kahlo Halloween

I’ve never been one for Halloween celebrations. I don’t know if it’s because of twelve years of Catholic school or because my parents never got excited about it. In any case, I really want to try and get into it this year. All of my friends get so excited and put a lot of time and effort into their costumes. I was thinking about all sorts of things, but I remembered one character or historical figure that I tried to recreate a few months back. One of my friends studying theatre asked me if I…


Added by Melissa Aleman on October 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Día de los Muertos

Tomorrow’s the 1st of November. As everyone in the Mexican community knows, tomorrow is the  celebration of the day of the dead or a day better known as día de los muertos. As a much bigger and cultural holiday than Halloween, I look forward to…


Added by Melissa Aleman on October 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Added by Olga Lizbeth Ochoa on October 31, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

SEMA Memorial Scholarships for Communication,Business and Engineering majors.

SEMA Scholarship fund is offering scholarships, Loans and Technical College Scholarships for any student who has 50 or more credit hours.The minimum GAP requirement is 2.5. They also offer Loan forgiveness options for students in automotive programs who are seeking to go to grad school. Interested? these are some of the requirements:

• SEMA Scholarships for $1,000 - $2,000

• SEMA Loan Forgiveness $1,000 awards for graduates

• SEMA Ohio Technical College…


Added by Latinitas Intern on October 31, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Things to do for free or under $10

Things do for free or under $10

Here in El Paso people are always saying that there's nothing actually to do, but actually if you look you can always find things to do. So here are some things to do. So here are some things you can do on a budget.

Go to the UTEP cinema- They show a film at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday and Friday and the best thing is it's only $1.

Go hiking with some friends- Right now the nice little breeze makes the hike more… Continue

Added by Victoria Servin on October 31, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

My graduate advisors fail to do their job right once again!

     The following post is not going to be sensible and I will try not to hold back everything I'm feeling right now. I just got out of my advising session for graduate school. It lasted ten minutes and it was the most pointless session that I have ever attended. My advisor, Rusty Todd, met with me for what was supposed to be a time to discuss my academic progress at the…


Added by Veronica Porras on October 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The La Llorona Nightmare Comes To Life This Halloween

I’d like to believe the only reason I behaved as a child is because of my intense fear of La Llorona. I still remember the first time my grandmother told me the story, I was traumatized to say the least. It didn’t make it any less comforting that my grandma used to live two houses and a highway away from the rio that ran along the Mexico border. I had to sleep with my grandma every time I spent the night at her house because I swore I could hear La Llorona coming for me. The…


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on October 30, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Traditional schooling vs. Online Schooling

To answer the question as to whether traditional or online schooling is better, I believe that traditional schooling is better. Although online schooling may seem more convenient and less time consuming, there are important aspects of traditional schooling that are beneficial to students. With traditional schooling, we are face to face with the work. We do not have time to put it aside. We must face it right there. If a student has a problem, they can talk to the teacher about it and receive…


Added by Alexis G. Garcia on October 30, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Tips on Becoming an Interior Designer

4 tips for your professional success in interior design

I have a girl friend that always set up any room, with limited supplies, in a gorgeous state. You’d be stunned at what she could do with a patterned rug, a few framed photos, and a window treatment. And she always got style compliments regarding the way her own house was decorated. It’s no surprise that this same friend of mine is now a very successful interior designer!

A career as an interior designer is more than…


Added by Carol Graham on October 30, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

My Project was about models from magezinesbeing sad, unhappy. in pain, or something like that.....It was so easy to find pics of about my 2 seconds i found 1-5 pics there. It was so fun.…

My Project was about models from magezinesbeing sad, unhappy. in pain, or something like that.....It was so easy to find pics of about my 2 seconds i found 1-5 pics there. It was so fun...^_^ :D Continue

Added by Dobie MS on October 29, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Stereotypes: Curly Hair

I was looking for curly hair and my assignment was easy because I went to Vouge and Glamour magazine and searched for curly hair, and I found a lot of pictures of women with curly hair. But there was still more women with straight hair than curly hair. I don't feel good about this because I was seeing more women with straight hair than with curly hair like mine.

By: Yaneli Caldaza

Added by Dobie MS on October 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Recommendations for college entrance essays

My recommendation for all Latinitas applying to college is to be honest with yourself when writing your college entrance essays. Universities enjoy reading about what got you to this point- the point of applying to college, how has your life shaped you into who you are today, and what are your hopes and dreams for the future. I wish I can remember what I wrote back in 2007 when I was applying to college, but I know I included my perseverance and positive attitude to school and staying involved.… Continue

Added by Gabriella Landeros on October 29, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments


I am ridiculously into making my own things. Last week, I took an over sized polka dress that belonged to my grandmother and made it into a top! (Okay, not really that fancy or outstanding, but I was still proud).

Here's a list of some DIY Projects i'm really excited about trying!

Share some of yours with me!


1. DIY Matte Nail Polish! …


Added by Mary! Ruiz on October 28, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month-Tays Club

The Tays girls talked about the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship and later they came up with some reasons that violence exists in the world today. Here is what they had to say!

Sonia said,

"In an unhealthy relationship, people are always fighting. They don't fight in a healthy one. Healthy relationships are when people are nice to each other, they help each other and have respect for each other. Abuse is an example of unhealthy…


Added by Courtney Riddlebarger on October 28, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Put Men In Our Shoes


Weaker than boys. 

Do nothing but what boys say. …


Added by Rodriguez Elementary School on October 27, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Gender Stereotypes

They say boys rule and girls drool. That boys are strong and girls are weak. This make boys tease girls and make us feel bad. 

-Elizabeth Don Juan



Added by Rodriguez Elementary School on October 27, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments

"Black Kid"


They say that I'm black and not ordinary. They say I come from India. I don't like people to call me black because it makes me sad and awkward and hurts my feelings. 

Cecilia Moran-Aguilar

Added by Rodriguez Elementary School on October 27, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellowship Program Spring Opportunity.

The Senate Hispanic Research Council is looking for students who would like work for the Senate at Washington. They offer Fall and Spring. You must be 21 years old to apply here are some of the requirements If you are interested:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholars: An undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited educational institution with at least 60 semester hours completed
  • Fellows: A graduate student currently enrolled in…

Added by Latinitas Intern on October 26, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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