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December 2013 Blog Posts (26)

The Real World's Definition

The use of the term "The Real World" is thrown around like if it were candy.


My memory goes as far back as my 8th grade graduation when people were asking me if I was ready to enter the last chapter of my life before going into the “real world”—high school.


What exactly is this “real world” you talk about?


The cap and gown hanging in my closet during my senior year told me graduation would open the door to a new world with many…


Added by Adriana Candelaria on December 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

What is love? Baby don't hurt me

On my nine hour flight from Miami to Paris to visit my amorcito, I had A LOT of time for reflection. I giggled as I thought about all the slime balls and egomaniacs I dated in the past. It was a mental bloopers video. I couldn't help but laugh at all the mistakes that led me to where I am now, feeling my best in a healthy, positive relationship. But boy how my bloopers video goes on forever...You name the red flag, I ignored it. Unhealthy dynamics? Been there, done that.

When I first… Continue

Added by Mariana Stavig on December 27, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Cleaning your make-up brushes

Hello ladies!!

Yesterday I was hanging out with my cousins at my house and I started to clean my makeup brushes and they did not know that we need to clean our makeup brushes at least every week!

So Im going to tell you the way I clean my make-up brushes!!

First let me tell you that its very important to clean your brushes because they store makeup and bacteria which might cause you to get…


Added by Jessica Salcedo on December 26, 2013 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments


2013 is almost over and I can honestly say that it was probably the best year of my life. I don't think I have ever enjoyed a year as much as I have this one. Although it sounds depressing and pessimistic, I often end my years thinking, "Well, next year will be much better!" This year, though, I'm ending it with a smile on my face and feeling fully satisfied with the way the year went. 

This year, I did experienced so many new things and tried really hard not to let myself get in the…


Added by Cynthia Amaya on December 23, 2013 at 1:39am — 1 Comment

Being an Older Sister: Beauty or Burden

As much as I love being an older sibling, it was hard as a teen. Not only do you have to set an example for your younger siblings, you're also your parents’ guinea pig. Seeing my sisters grow is one of the best things in my life, I can say I’ve been there from day one. The downfall is your parents don’t really know how raise their first born, everything is new to them. Of course, babies don’t come with a manual. For this reason, my…


Added by Jazmin Barragan on December 22, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

That red

Lately I see a lot of girls wearing red lip stick.

There's no problem with artist/fashion expression, yet I find it fad like. So much so that many of these teens are even give the "sullen expression" to express pain? ache? or even comtempt?

Whatever the case why has this fad embodied the young crowd?

I swear, and i hardly ever, that these young girls look better without the gunk on their face.

On the way home from work, I spotted two girls, at about the same age.…


Added by April C. Davila on December 22, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Friends, Friends, and the Vast Difference Between


"A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets."

                                    -Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall


                For the longest time, friends had never really been important or desirable for me. I'd never wanted to have lots of friends to share things with. To be honest, for a while, I hadn't had any friends (I went the…


Added by Michelle Contreras on December 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


As we all know, school can become challenging when reaching the end of a semester. Taking honors or AP classes makes the toll even larger when you need to complete current assignments as well as study for the upcoming finals. I think it's important to take every day of the school year seriously because then, when it comes to the end of the year and you're being tested over information from nine months ago, those days that you slacked off may come to haunt you.

This year was the first…


Added by Isabel Meza on December 20, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

The girls in our El Paso Clubs tell us what they are Thankful for this Holiday Season

I'm thankful for food, my pets,electronics, my soft warm bed, water,glasses and the opportunity to go to school.  

-Leslie Canales 

I'm thankful for my ipad, computer,cell phone,education and food. -Yaira Rodriguez 

I'm thankful for my dogs/pets, electronics, that I have hot water when I shower, I have a bed and pillow. -Alexa Gomez 

I'm thankful to have an education, to have clothes,,teachers,for the water I drink, because I have good…


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Salazar Girls talk about Cancer Awareness

It is important to go to the doctor regularly because cancer is a silent killer you might feel fine and have it. Lessly Poot 

Si te sientes mal, es importante que vayas al doctor de inmediato. Uno nunca sabe si puede tener cáncer .El cáncer llega sin avisar. Si te da cáncer te puedes morir.  -Diana Hernández 

Es importante saber qué es el cáncer por que si no estás informado y no vas al doctor puedes ignorar las señales y síntomas de la enfermedad.  …


Added by Latinitas Intern on December 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

La Virgen De Guadalupe

Tis the season! Today in America our Christmas trees are up glimmering in our windows. We are busy gathering gifts for one another as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ on the 25th of December each year.  While I have always noticed the Virgen de Guadalupe displayed on the walls of homes and churches year round, it is this Christmas that I have personally been affected by her story and her kindred spirit which has its own unique festivities to commemorate the…


Added by Surya Garcia-Crow on December 20, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

5 Superstitions I Believe In

You can say superstitions fill the empty holes in my life. It's just fun to have a reason behind random habits I maintain.

Maybe all of this started when I was a little girl and my mother would say, "don't do that, because then this will happen." And mamá is never wrong! 

In addition to the occasional "limpia de huevo" (egg-cleansing) and touching things I've stared at to avoid "ojo", my dedication to superstitions continues to grow as a young adult in college.…


Added by Adriana Candelaria on December 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

I'm not "pretty" and "beautiful"


Grown women, between the ages of 18 and 25 who happen to be Latinas had the same game to do as some of our younger Latinitas did late last week.

Perhaps because they understand the concept of being YOURSELF as highly probable to being happy, they easily  described themselves in self affirming words.

Gina Linn Espinoza wanted to create a paragraph, but was able to narrow it down to a list to best fit…


Added by April C. Davila on December 17, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My best friend slobbered on the phone for me :D

I miss my best friend. My friend is so cute.

He's white with a black spot over his left eye. Gosh, darnit he's sssoo adorable.

The other day I was in need of being reassured that he still remembered me. I asked my brother, David if he'd call him closer to the phone, to which he did. I could hear his call out to my puppy, "boy! Snoopy come here boy!"

:D My little nugget of a dog is so adorable.

Next thing I hear is a loud breathing that nearly air knocked me out my…


Added by April C. Davila on December 17, 2013 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

10 Words That Describe A Girl

Latinitas wrote ten words that describe a girl without using the words beautiful and pretty. 

1) Nice 

2) Smart 

3) Cool 

4) Funny 

5) Kind 

6) Sweet

7) Awesome 

8) Creative 

9) Cute 

10) Strong 


1) Nice 

2) Sweet 

3) Smart 

4) Kind 

5) Cool 

6) Awesome 

7) Loving 

8) Funny 

9) Fun to play with 



Added by Alexis Bobadilla on December 17, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Book Review: Fostered Adult Children Together, On The Bridge to Healing ... Will we ever get over it?

This book tells the stories of over 60 former foster children who faced the obstacles of the American Foster Home system and came out scarred, broken yet positive, hopeful and faithful. I opportunity to read this book and aside from the devastating parts of the stories I read, there were some positive notes to these stories as well. Most of the journeys throughout this book end in the writer emotionally scarred yet with…


Added by Alexis Bobadilla on December 16, 2013 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Plastic Surgery

It might be hard to believe, but I am the kind of girl that wouldn't do any type of plastic surgery on my body unless, my  health requires to. I simply do not understand the concept of changing your entire face to get more attention to people. I do understand that it is hard to love your body, because I've been in that situation. I used to be often teased about being chubby when I was younger, or even when I had a lot of pimples, but somehow, I learned that plastic surgery is not the right…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on December 16, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments


There is a saying that says, " You can count your friends with one hand," this saying is certainly true. Although, many people have the ability of making new friends every day, some of those friends are not very reliable. To be able to recognize a true friend by not only how close you are, but how reliable she or he can be. Real friends will always help you with everything you need, and you automatically know if they will be there when you need them the most. A true friend will be completely…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on December 11, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Aim High

This past Saturday Latinitas El Paso held it's annual Aim High event at the El Paso Downtown Library. The event is meant for young girls from middle school through high school to learn about the different career options they have to explore. We encouraged the girls to attend college and pursue something that they truly love doing. We had multiple guest speakers sharing their experience with the girls while helping them to learn that no matter what obstacles get thrown your way you can…


Added by Alexandra Castillo on December 9, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments

True Gentlemen

I have been thinking lately about how the manners of young boys have changed over the past years. Men used to stand up when a woman will get up, take their hats off to greet any person, even most of them would not dare to insult a woman. Now days men still open the door for you, but it is very rare to a men to open the door of a car for you; when are you going to enter and when you are going to get out of the car; some of them even move the chair in a way for you to properly sit. How these…


Added by Melissa Torres- Flores on December 6, 2013 at 4:14pm — 2 Comments

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