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Ashley Steel's Blog – April 2013 Archive (8)

Fully Clothed Superheroines?


Before & After Transformation

This semester, many of…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


Hey Ladies,

Have you ever thought about starting a business, or embarking on another costly adventure? If you have, then you’ve probably realized that doing so involves saving your money, possibly taking out loans, transferring money between accounts to make payments, and acquiring insurance. It’s a lot to think about! Here in America we are lucky to have banks and insurance agencies available to help us do these things, assuming we meet some basic requirements. In many parts of the…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 18, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Perilous Professions: Sandra Rodríguez Nieto

                                                                 Journalist, Sandra Rodríguez Nieto


                When many of us reflect on our dream career, we tend to focus on the rosier aspects of it: the prestige, importance, creativity, or fun that’s involved. However, sometimes an innocent career comes with very perilous…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Replacing Beef with Guinea Pig?

             Have you ever eaten a guinea pig? If you live in the US, chances are you haven’t, as guinea pig is still a relatively new culinary trend, but it’s possible you’ve had one as a pet. However, in Peru and Colombia guinea pig is a longtime popular delicacy, a trend that is growing worldwide.  

                Known as, “cuy” this delicacy is typically grilled or deep fried, and served spread down the middle, much in the manner of a lobster.  Proponents of this dish are…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 13, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments


Hey Ladies,

Do you ever find yourself switching from one language to another, say English to Spanish, as you think, speak or write? This is called code-switching, a phenomenon often experienced by multilingual persons.

However, today a much broader conversation is being had about code-switching. It looks at the ways we speak differently in our professional lives, with our parents, our friends, a specific group, etc. We may be saccharine, proper, and compliant on the phone with…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 9, 2013 at 7:22pm — No Comments

105 Stars You Never Knew Were Latino

Actor David Gallagher (L)


               It’s not always easy to determine whether or not a person is Latino. With the mix of European, African, and Asian populations found throughout Latin America, increased globalization and immigration,…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 9, 2013 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Growing Diversity Amongst US Hispanics-“Not Only Mexicans”

A new Brown University study has come out with the surprising results of over 10 years of data collection tracking trends within the Hispanic, or Latino community in the US. The study looks at everything from national origins, to socio-economic background, regional dispersion, levels of integration and separation from the mainstream community, and neighborhood quality.

The report can be found in full…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 9, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Study Help

Hey Girls,

I’ve got two important tests at the end of this week. Yikes! As a senior in college, you would think that I know all the best ways to study, but it turns out, I don’t.  

I’m a creature of habit, prone to the same methods of studying I’ve always used. I put myself through the torturous process of reading and note-taking, and then I proceed to go over my notes again and again in my head. Though I usually do fine on my tests, my study methods aren’t conducive to…


Added by Ashley Steel on April 2, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments




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