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November 2012 Blog Posts (97)

Latinitas at Austin is recruiting Club Leaders!

            Ask Latina professional women what they wish they had growing up and most will tell you – mentors who looked, acted like, and grew up like myself.  Latinitas is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide role models in the Latina community by empowering young women using media and technology. It cultivates community leaders to mentor, teach technology, media and cultural literacy to Hispanic and other girls and is composed of different outreach programming in several Texas…


Added by Veronica Porras on November 30, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Being Judged.

Roaming the halls of a high school set in the middle of suburbia, it's easy to stand out among the flowing wave of normality and regularity. The surprise individual, the one that stands out because of the hijab they wear, the color of their skin, the bright freckles on their face, their neon dresses, the holes in their clothing, their painted face, and the bright, dangerous red they've colored their hair with drowns and sinks into the waves of "normal" like an anchor. One that will not be…


Added by Mary! Ruiz on November 30, 2012 at 12:11am — No Comments


Im fine, Im fine..... dont worry, just keep on going.

Hold your head high! Let them know you are not afraid to speak!

I look around, same faces every morning, everyday, never changes.

Im comfortable with people I know, one of my close friends, lets go get breakfast! Talk or hardly talk, what ever her mood is, I know my distance. 

The bell is going to ring, same faces I must see, say "Good Morning!" with a smile that shall…


Added by Irena Fierro on November 29, 2012 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

Umm...Pardon My Spanish

Going back home is always a bittersweet experience for me. It is so great to see all my family again and eat all the food I had been craving. At the same time going home always reminds me how much things have changed, and also how much I have changed. One thing I realized this Thanksgiving break is how bad my Spanish is getting. 

Every year that I am away from home it seems my Spanish gets worse and my Spanglish improves. While in El Paso I found it harder than ever to have a…


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on November 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Simple Oreo Fluff Dip

Oreo Fluff Dip:

1 Small Box White Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix, 2 Cups Milk,1 Small Tub Cool Whip 24 Oreos Crushed, 2 Cups Mini Marshmallows. Instructions: In A Large Bowl Whisk Together The Pudding Mix And Milk For 2 Minutes. Add Cool Whip, Oreos And Marshmallows, Stir Well. R efrigerate Until Ready To…


Added by Carolina Sosa on November 29, 2012 at 6:05pm — 3 Comments

Todays day in Latinitas

Today we are going to be finishing our games that we are making online. We are doing some thingy magiger for dell. Me and my partner Angelita Legarda made a game and we have a little bit so far but we can't figure out how to make them run or walk the last time we were in here. Angelita and I might have start O-V-E-R because the laptop that we were working on is either dead or not working at all. Soo I'm pretty mad right now because Ms.Maria is trying to make me start over!!! So thats whats…


Added by diamond watson on November 29, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments


going against other schools wee gon wiin !!! riight diamond causee wee is thaa best..!

Added by Angelita Marisol Legarda on November 29, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

why cant we as the kids vote

that's so not fair i am 12 and I Amani Williams want to vote. I mean we can risk are lives for people every where but the one thing we can do is vote that just doesn't make any kind since to me at all.  Don't any of y'all agree?

Added by Amani Williams on November 28, 2012 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

The Monarch. "Sierra Chincua"

Here they come, hear those hoofs hit the cold, damp earth. 

No, Hear those foot steps hit the cold, hard ground.

Hear them breathe, heavy, cold. Is this place to high for you?

See them amazed, haven't they ever seen such a place? We live here, in this cold, enchanted forest.

 Hear the horses snort and breathe, we watch along this trail, green left and right, can't believe this place is alive. Where can they be, these Great…


Added by Irena Fierro on November 26, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Hot Jeans

Clothing fads come and go, but there is one article of clothing that has always been and always will be “in”: jeans. They go with literally everything and only the shape, sizes and colors change. Denim has become a staple in almost every closet, and these are the hottest trends in jeans for 2013 to get you ahead of the fashion curve.



Added by Hannah Lovell on November 26, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Being Grateful After Thanksgiving Day

This month was the month of being grateful. People posted on Facebook what they were grateful for, and for some reason I didn't stop for a second and think about the thinks that I am grateful for, like family and friends, a roof and food for everyday. 

Now, the day after thanksgiving I am grateful for having a great father. May be he wasn't the best, maybe he did many things wrong, maybe he did not took care of me or my brothers, but he was there and he loved me as much as he could.…


Added by Areli Gonzalez on November 23, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Latina Influence, It Took 10 Years!

I grew up watching Disney and Nickelodeon, the shows that were on during my early years will always be a part of childhood. Besides the clothing and the technology used in the shows, the whole look of the protagonist has changed. The blonde, funny all american girl that was popular in the 90s and early 2000's now has evolved into a different image. As I flipped through the old channels that I grew up and identified with, I came to understand that the new image is…


Added by Karina Leonor Vallejo on November 21, 2012 at 12:55am — No Comments

The 5 Factors That Really Make A Difference---I give thanks to you!

Thanksgiving, the one National day to sit down, enjoy a lovely meal with your loved ones and give thanks for any personal reason. Like most people, I am thankful for my family, friends, education, health, etc... But as the celebration approaches I have come to realize, that all this time I was forgetting to give thanks for 5 very important factors, without them Thanksgiving would not be the same. I give thanks to my 5 senses:

Sight: I am thankful that I can see, so…


Added by Karina Leonor Vallejo on November 21, 2012 at 12:09am — No Comments


the month to be grateful, but doesn't we should be grateful the whole year?
there's people dying, with hunger, without anything...
let's try to be grateful everyday, every morning or evening. Not just one day..

Added by Areli Gonzalez on November 20, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Sheroes: Is it really so strange for the girl to save the day?

    When someone says the word "hero", what comes to mind? What does a hero look like? You probably think of strength, power, a fighter, or maybe someone who relies on their fierce intelligence and intuition (think "Spidey-sense") to rise above the challenge. If someone was to ask you to name some heroes, we think of a webslinger or Man of Steel. It just comes so much easier in the mind's eye. We see them everywhere, donning capes and costumes, rescuing women from evil villains or disasters.…


Added by Desiree Rios on November 20, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Ugh! These toys for girls are so upsetting!!

These toys for girls that have been coming out lately have gotten me to fired up angry.  I don't want my kids conditioned to think they have to like some toys over others because they're "for girls" or they can't play with a toy because it "for boys".  UGH!  Then there's this, a game that simulates primping and beautification as a cay to climb the social ladder and gain friends.  LAME-O if I do say so myself.!!  How does this make you feel?…


Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on November 20, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Why is Photography important? Sandoval club

These girls really enjoyed the lesson on improving photography skills. A few weeks before, there were some girls who said they would like to be a photographer someday. They got the chance to improve on their skills and see what it would be like to put this dream into action. They also just had a good time and got the chance to work in groups.

Here is what they said about photography:

"me gusta las fotos de la familia, los perros, los gatos, y de bebes. Tambien me gusta sacar…


Added by Courtney Riddlebarger on November 19, 2012 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Why is Photography important? Tays Club

This week, the ladies learned some photography skills and put them to the test with some photojournalism and scavenger hunts! They had a great time! In their journals, they wrote about why photography is important and their experience, as well as what they learned in our workshop. Here is what they had to say:

"Photography is important for memories. Maybe you want to remember a moment: photography helps you to remember those. I learned that we need to put fill flash sometimes and full…


Added by Courtney Riddlebarger on November 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What I'm Thankful For

I am thankful for cold, sweater weather days.

I am thankful for the warmth I get to come home too.

For my sisters warm hugs and my brothers humor.

I am thankful for my mama's hard working, loving hands.

My father's endless encouragement and motivation.

I am thankful for every single gray hair on my grandparents heads. I am thankful I can still see that gray hair without having to dream or remember. 

I am thankful for warm, homemade mexican meals.

I am…


Added by Mary! Ruiz on November 16, 2012 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Triangle Coalition For Science and Technology Education Essay Contest

The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Association is seeking entries from middle and high school students.The essays have to address crucial issues through original science. They are trying to come up with ideas to make a difference in America through science. If you are good in math or science and you want to change the your community please visit:…


Added by Latinitas Intern on November 16, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

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