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Linda Maria Vasquez's Blog – May 2013 Archive (5)


Hey everyone, today is my last day as a Latinitas intern! 

It's been a pleasure creating content for you! I really hope my posts have been interesting for you. I tried to vary my topics to keep you interested! Latinitas has been a great experience for me. I'm graduating college with a degree in journalism. I've been reporting for a couple of years now. This was my first internship, though. I learned about being a self-starter and pacing myself according to my schedule. 



Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on May 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Last class day

It is May 2 and it is officially my last class day!! 

I can't believe this is the last time, as an undergraduate, that I'll have class! Of course, Thursday is one of my busiest days! I'm on campus from 9:30-5pm, long day. I did have an exam this morning, but I think I passed it. I'm just glad that this semester is over with. I had way too much on my plate. I was so stressed most of the semester. 

I'm practically done with college and it's scary! I facing the world as a…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on May 2, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments


Every time May comes around, I always get a little nostalgic.

My dad's birth date is May 6, 1950. He passed away May 31, 2006. He was only 56 years old. 

In November 2005, my dad suffered a stroke at work. I remember that day so well. It was a friend's birthday party and my family refused to tell me what was happening, so as long as I would still go to that party. I felt really guilty for doing so, but that's what my family told me to do. 

When I got home from school…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on May 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Online Gratitude

Social media goes a long way, and one never knows which way is better. In some cases, the online world has made people easier targets for bullying.

However, there are also very good people out there who create supportive systems online. 

I was browsing through my news feed on Facebook and I noticed that a lot of my friends shared motivational pages, links, pictures, etc. I always thought of it as spam, taking over my news feed. I didn't pay much attention to it. I'm not much of…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on May 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Immigration Detention

Immigration detention is an issue that hits home with me. This term refers to incarceration of undocumented people, basically because they are 'caught without papers' in the U.S. However lawful this may seem, how unfair is it really? 

Personally, I would believe that this in most cases is an extreme measure. I'm from a border city, where if an undocumented immigrant from Mexico is caught, they could easily be deported to Mexico. The bridge is right there. However, most face jail for…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on May 1, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments




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