Latinitas - A Strong Voice for Latina Youth

Marcela Aguirre's Blog (29)

Last Day with Latinitas!

Today is my last day with Latintas. I can't believe how fast time has flown by. I remember when I first started my internship back in August. I remember being scared because I wasn't sure of how everything was going to work out. I remember having met Melissa on that very first day because it was her first day too. We were both quiet at first but then we immediately started to bond and became friends. I…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on December 17, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Christmas Around the World!

I've always been curious to learn how people in other parts of the world celebrate Christmas. I remember that when I was in the 3rd grade my teacher made us write a short essay explaining how Christmas is celebrated in a specific country. I vividly remember that I chose France because I love the french language and culture. It's been quite awhile since I heard my classmates present on their given subject so that's why I decided to research and write a little bit about how Christmas is…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on December 15, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Favorite Quotes!

I didn't know what to write for this blog but then Marisol asked Yuritzy, Melissa, and I to make an ornament with a quote that we like. I thus decided to write down a couple of some of my favorite quotes.

"Whatever you do in life will be insignficant but it's very important that you do it anyway." -Ghandi

"Dance as though no one is watching, Love as you've never been hurt before, Sing as though no one can hear you, Live as though heaven is on earth." -… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on December 8, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

End of the Semester

For today's blog, I just wanted to say how happy I am to be finished with the semester. I had my last final today and I feel relieved that school is finally over. I just want to rest from school. I can't believe that I now have only one more semester till I graduate. I'm excited but nervous at the same time. It also makes me very happy that my friends who are studying out of town are finally coming home. I haven't seen them since the end of July so it makes me really happy that I finally get to… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on December 8, 2010 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Express Your Feelings!

It seems to me that every day more and more people are afraid to express their feelings, whether they be of anger, sadness, love, or happiness. Most of the time people hold back their feelings because they fear being judged or even being rejected. I tend to go along with these kinds of people because it's always so much easier to hold back. However, I have come to realize that we shouldn't hold on to our feelings. We shouldn't take life for granted and we should express how we… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on December 3, 2010 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Black Friday: A day of conspicious consumption

This past Friday was considered Black Friday since it's the day in which all the stores have incredible prices on merchandise. It's amazing what people do just to get a super deal on something they've been wanting such as an ipod or a television. When my parents and I were driving back home after Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt's house, I could see the lines forming in front of Best Buy and Toys R' Us. To me, this was a bit crazy. I understand that people want to save money but do… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 29, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Never too old for Harry Potter!

On Friday afternoon, my friend and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie. I was super excited about this movie since it is one of the last Harry Potter movies ever. At the movie theater, I noticed a lot of people of different ages. I also realized that I no longer was a pre-teen. I remember that I was about 12 years old when the first Harry Potter movie was released. It felt weird thinking about this. I hadn't realized that it's been 10 years since the first movie was… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 22, 2010 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

Clean Water: A basic necessity we take for granted

The other day in my International Relations class my professor lectured on the North-South Gap. The North-South Gap is the gap between the more developed countries in the North and the less developed countries in the South. The gap refers to the amount of resources available in those regions. During this lecture, she told us about some of the things that most developing countries lack. One of those things was clean water. I was disappointed to hear this because it made me…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 18, 2010 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

10 Things That I'm Thankful For

As Thanksgiving gets closer, I decided to write a list of the things that I am thankful for. There are many things for which I am thankful, however, I have narrowed it down to a list of ten.

1. I am thankful for being alive

2. I am thankful for having a loving and caring family

3. I am thankful for having such amazing friends

4. I am thankful for my…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 18, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

Honoring Our Veterans

Today, November 11, is a national holiday in which we celebrate and honor our veterans: Veteran's Day. Most of us don't know how Veteran's Day came to place and that's why I decided to do some research on how this holiday was born.

According to the web site of the Department of Veteran Affairs, on November 11th, 1918, on the eleventh hour the fighting between the Allied nations and Germany had ceased. However, World War I did not officially…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 11, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments

Loving the Fall Season!

As the leaves of the trees turn red and yellow, one thing is for certain: Fall is here! Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love how the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. It is just perfect. I love being able to wear sweaters because I like feeling chilly. Another reason why I love Fall so much is that the spirit of the holidays are present. Thanksgiving is just the perfect start to the season of festivities. Just thinking of Fall brings the smell of cinnamon… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 10, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments

Put an end to bullying in schools

Bullying is defined as "the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something." Bullying most commonly takes place in school; however, it can also take place in other places such as at a playground and even on the internet. It seems as though bullying is occurring more often than it did in the past. There are statistics that show how the number of suicides and the number of school shootings among bullied kids are on the rise.…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 5, 2010 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

The Social Network

The Social Network is a movie based on the creation of the most popular social networking web site, Facebook. Because of the increasing popularity with Facebook, many people of all ages are curious to learn how such social networking site was created. I must admit myself that I was curious to learn more about how the idea had been thought out. Before having watched the movie,the only thing that I knew was that the creator, Mark Zuckerberg, had stolen the idea from some…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 1, 2010 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

The New Trend in Movies: Making a Movie Based on a Book

There is a growing trend in the movie industry, which is to make a movie based on a book. Some recent movies that have followed this trend include Twilight; New Moon; Eclipse; Harry Potter; Eat, Pray Love; Dear John; The Chronicles of Narnia; The Last Song; among many others. These movies have had a great acceptance from the general public. However, they have not been widely acclaimed by most fans of the book. I can say that I enjoy watching the movies but I rather read the…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 29, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

October is considered breast cancer awareness month. Many rallies and fundraisers are held throughout the month to help put an end to breast cancer. During these events, people wear pink to show their support for this noble cause. A strong advocate for breast cancer awareness is the Susan G. Komen for the Cure movement.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure global movement was created by Susan's sister Nancy Brinker. Nancy started this…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 25, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

Happy Early Halloween!

Orange, black, witches, spiders, and candy are some things that come to my mind when I think of Halloween. Halloween as most of us know is a widely celebrated American tradition. It is celebrated on October 31st. I remember that when I was young I would always look forward to Halloween because I wanted to buy a new costume. My two favorite costumes were my pink Power Ranger costume and my Belle dress from Beauty and the Beast. As a child,… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 21, 2010 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

What is El Dia de los Muertos?

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates people who have passed away. It is usually celebrated the night of November 1st up to November 2nd. It is a holiday in which families gather to create altars remembering their loved ones. The altars usually have pictures of the departed person, skull candies, food that the person liked, "pan de muerto" or bread of the dead, flowers, among other things. Some people really take a lot of time decorating the altars.The altars…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 18, 2010 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Shakira: A Latina With A Mission

Shakira is one of the most well-known Latin singers around the world. She has an incredible voice that many adore. A lot of her songs have been on the top of the list of Billboard charts. Her concerts have been sold-out around the world. Dates have even been added for concerts such was the case here in El Paso. Her albums are almost always on the best-selling list. These are just some of the accomplishments that Shakira has acquired throughout her years as a singer. However,…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 15, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Do what you love!

There are times when you might feel down because things aren't going the way you planned. Everything seems to be going wrong. People start to tell you that what you're doing is worthless or even worse they tell you that you're not doing it correctly that maybe you should just give up. I know that this has happened to me on various occasions but I knew better than to give up. You should do what you love regardless of what people think or say. It always feels good to accomplish… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 11, 2010 at 11:38am — No Comments

Facebook: Good or Bad?

Facebook is a social phenomena that is practically taking over the world. Pictures, News Feeds, Groups, Friends, and Farmville are just some of the things that you can find on this site. Almost everyone I know has a Facebook account. If it weren't for Facebook, I wouldn't be able to communicate with friends who live far away and I wouldn't be able to reconnect with people from the past such as old friends from elementary and middle school who I haven't seen in ages. Because of…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 7, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments




Latinitas created this Ning Network.

Links: Connect with Latinitas

Can't get enough of Latinitas.
Read the magazine:

Get an RSS feed of our latest updates.
Find us on MySpace.
Connect on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter!
Check our Youtube Channel.
Listen to our Podcast.
View our Flickr gallery.
Sign-up for our Enews.
Visit our blog.

Post questions & get Advice.
Post a blog.

View the Latinitas Video Tutorials to learn how to participate in our community.

Report abuse or problems to the moderator.

Read More From Latinitas

© 2023   Created by Latinitas.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service