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Teen Pregnancy by Athziry Loredo

Teen Pregnancy

 Teen pregnancy has a big part in my life because at the age of 16 my sister had her first baby she struggle a lot with my mom they would always get in an argument because og the pregnancy .…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on October 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Education is not a barrier for life -By Laura

Education is a big social isssue that a lot of people have in their lifes. There are a lot of barriers that of people have to overcome in order to succeed and they are not going to be easy. A college education is really necessary in order to be someone in life and also so that you can become a responsable adult. Along with education comes responsability and this is one of the…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on October 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

people being bullied by karen

some times i hear about people hating on twitter. mainly it leads to celebrties. I have always thought that hate is a strong word. but people take it too far sometimes.All this bullying on people and celebrities can lead them to the point of depression.People who bully maybe have been bullied themselves or at home.maybe they have seen their parents arguing and they take out their anger on their children.this causes the children to bully other to take out their anger on violence or words.some…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on October 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

When You Smoke You're Nothing But A Joke. By: Brandi.

Smoking doesn't make you cool. Just because your peers do it that doesn't mean you have to. When you smoke you mess up your life. Yeah people may say that weed doesn't effect you but it does. Be the leader for your friends, stand up against smoking and be the better example.…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on October 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sea Otters!!

Sea Otters!

Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on September 22, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Saturday Camp: My Neighborhood, Mi Barrio

This weekend, Latinitas kicked off the fall semester with it's first Saturday Camp at the Terrazas Branch of the Austin Public Library.  Our Club Leader Josiane lead them through setting up a profile on MyLatinitas.com and a writing prompt about their neighborhood and community and here are their responses:

My community By Amorae

We ride our bikes.

 

Our neighborhood…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on September 10, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Austin Teen Program!! CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS!!

New Austin Teen Program!! CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS!!

 

Latinitas Austin is happy to announce a new teen Program called Blogueras! We are teaming up with Reagan High and Eastside Memorial High to teach them traditional journalism skills while using MyLatinitas.com as their writing space.

In addition to the 2 after school sites, we will be hosting Blogueras meetings twice a month at our office for teens attending…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on August 29, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Pinterest: Latinitas

Pinterest is a place where you can add images (with links) to categorized boards.  These images can inspire you or be helpful for you later.  A lot of the board I personally have are food recipes, workout suggestions and funny things I see posted.

Is anyone on Pinterest?  Latinitas has an account with a bunch of really great boards. Follow us and…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on July 17, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

Stefanie Arias: My Friend, the Writer, the Journalist, the Blogger

Hi Everyone!  I thought I would share a link to my dear friend Stefanie Arias's blog.  She was the editor of the Paisano newspaper, the student publication at UTSA, where she was a Communications major and is currently working at the San Antonio Express News.  Pretty impressive track, huh?  Additionally, she is currently writing a novel and has started this blog to continue exercising her writing skills and engage an audience.  It hasn't been an easy road for Stef, though.  Although she may…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on July 16, 2012 at 8:43am — 2 Comments

My "In a Jar" obsession

For the past few days I have been obsessed with making food items "in a jar".  I totally 100% blame this on my addiction to Pinterest and ability to be productive when putting things off.  I spent most of the past few days dedicated to my new cooking hobby.  Here are links to my tumblr page where I give you a how to on 2 recipes- Pizza in a Jar and Eggs and Biscuit in a Jar.…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on June 26, 2012 at 2:53pm — 3 Comments

Community: The Oasis in the Food Desert

One in three Latinos face hunger on a daily basis in the United States.   Not an issue we hear about much with the equally daunting news that Latinos are facing the highest rates of obesity in the country as well. The two are not unrelated, as discussed this week during new Austin, TX media outlet Latino Metro’s latest campaign and festival: Tacorama.

Partnering with Austin’s Capital Area Food Bank and the print publication: Latino Magazine, the 1st Annual Tacorama was…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on May 10, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments

The untold stories of South Asians/Middle Easterners Post 9/11- College Writing Series

Cristal Cervantes, an Austin Club Leader and Advertising/ PR major at the University of Texas at Austin, has contributed this piece to the College Writing Series blog.  Please post your comments below for discussion.                 

 Have you ever wondered what it would be like if one day a Latin@ did something to harm this nation and as a result YOU were seen as a threat or an enemy to this country? I attended an educational workshop titled “…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on April 19, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sexism in Vintage Ads- Women in the Past Series

Que Horror!  When I saw these, I knew I just had to share.  What upsets me the most, is realizing that the young men of this time (of the ads) are the men who are now trying to justify having control over female reproductive rights.  This explains a whole lot.

Check out 30 sexist vintage ads.  …

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

“A Bush of a Beard”: Masculinity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight- College Writing Series

Megan is a Graduate from Trinity in San Antonio majoring in English Literature with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies.  Megan is currently the fundraising assistant in the Austin office.  Feel free to comment about other poems you have read and would like to share your interpretations.

“A Bush of a Beard”: Masculinity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States- College Writing Series

Cristal Cervantes, an Austin Club Leader and Advertising/ PR major at the University of Texas at Austin, has contributed one of her writing pieces to this blog.  The issue presented in the book Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives... should continue to be discussed.  Please post your comments below for discussion.

            CERVANTES_Book…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Racism in the Media- College Writing Series

Club Leader Roseann G. has written this essay in response to an Indian commercial airing on television.  Feel free to respond with how you feel after watching the commercial :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIUQ5hbRHXk

            Although Hall’s readings and lecture try to argue that recognizing these differences early in stage will help for the better long term future, I would…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Chicano Stereotypes- College Writing Series

One of our Club Leaders has written this essay for one of her college courses at UT Austin.  Please respond with how you feel about Latino stereotypes in the media.

George Lopez is a sitcom featuring a Mexican American middle class family that aired in 2002. . Although the show follows many normal family sitcom plot lines, they were done in a way that included Chicano stereotypes. George Lopez is a comedian whose most jokes come from making fun of his…

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Added by Samantha Rae Lopez on February 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments


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