Beauty for girls


Price of Beauty

Written by Jackie Aguilar In 2013, the European Union decided to ban all products or product ingredients that have been tested on animals. In the United States we have laws for animal cruelty yet none on them seem to ban animal testing. According to the Humane Society, 92% of experimental drugs that are deemed “safe”… Read more

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Spring Braids

Whether you are studying for a big test or working on your soccer skills, your thick hair always seems to be getting in your face. Do these scenarios sound familiar, chicas? Instead of slicking your hair back in a head ache inducing ponytail, try out some of these braided hairstyles just in time for spring…. Read more


Hairstyle MatchMaker

There are so many hairstyles in this world, but so little hair! There are so many factors when it comes to picking the perfect style for your hair. Whether you’re a person that’s always on-the-go or someone who likes to take things slow, there is a perfect haircut for everybody! Something that is important to… Read more


Beauty Diary

From Covergirl and Revlon to MAC and Clinique, we are surrounded by advertisements and the pressure to be pretty with the help of cosmetic products. Some girls love makeup while others can’t stand to wear so much as tinted moisturizer. Thus, wearing makeup really means something different to each individual. Beauty Is Truly In The… Read more


How to Start Experimenting with Makeup

Deciding whether or not to wear makeup should come down to two things: if you want to and if you are comfortable with it! According to tenth grader Ana Rivera, girls should wear makeup “if they like it, not if they [feel] they need to [according to] someone else’s [opinion].” Twelfth grader Nancy agrees with Ana, saying: “[it]… Read more


How to Have Flawless Skin

In order to have a porcelain skin you need to take care of it in many ways, especially on how you clean it. Your facial cleaning routine is very important because you can get rid of dead skin cells and it prevents breakouts. It is important to remove all your makeup before you go to… Read more


Five Fresh Summer Hairstyles

Summer – school is out and experimenting with hair styles is in. From messy braids to flower crowns, the key to fresh summer hair is to mix it up. One thing about summer hair is clear:  The “ombre” hairstyle is out. “You walk down the halls and everyone has hair that goes from brown to… Read more

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Fingertip Fashion- Nailed It!

A girl’s hands have an image of its own and are able to express themselves through colors and accessories just like any outfit. Dressing your fingertips in colorful nail polishes has taken a twist from the average French Manicure every lady was sporting a few years ago. Stickers, rhinestones, stripes, hearts, polka dots, and a… Read more

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Natural Beauty Masks

Nowadays, more and more beauty products include natural ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen. Instead of spending on expensive treatments, revive your skin using these age old “mascarilla” (facial mask) recipes. Quenching Agua-cate Mask for Dry Skin Vitamin E in honey helps sooth and heal dry skin. At the same time, the… Read more


Beauty At Any Cost

As a teenager with Hispanic roots, Victoria Banuelas has experienced first-hand the physical demands of a Hispanic female. Banuelas is a high school junior who feels that while in El Paso her “culture” focuses on the importance of being “religious and educated”, but soon found “that experience opened [her] eyes to reality” and that she… Read more

Body & Soul for Girls


Yummy Snack Recipes

Summer is around the corner, which means the paletas, raspados, and other summer treats are going to be plentiful. Here are three easy homemade treats that will satisfy those summer cravings. Strawberry and Kiwifruit Popsicles Ingredients Popsicle molds (if you cannot find these, plastic cups and popsicle sticks can work as well.) 4 Strawberries 2… Read more


Food for Your Brain

Who doesn’t love food? Tacos, pizza, hamburgers, salads, and cake, you name it. But does your body really need all these foods? During your teen years the body grows and changes constantly, therefore, chica,you have to make wise choices to grow healthy and strong. Food is your body’s fuel, so if you choose the right… Read more


Boosting Your Self-esteem

Hola Chicas, you can believe that you are special in every way. Sometimes school, friends and changes as you grow can make you feel uncertain of that. highlights the many developmental changes that occur between 8 to 13 years old such as physical, emotional, social and cognitive or how you think. You are not alone,… Read more


Be Proud of Yourself, Chica!

As humans, we tend to feel embarrassed of ourselves sometimes for things that make us unique or different. We can feel insecure because of our smile, how we speak, our height, our dreams, ideas, or anything else that makes us distinct. In fact, we should embrace all of that! Here are 5 things that can… Read more

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At-Home Workouts for Busy Chicas

Being a student can definitely make it hard to fit in time for a workout. However, it is definitely something that will benefit you in the long run to have the energy to do your best at school and work. When you are stressed out because of an upcoming exam or maybe just a bad… Read more


Zumba Your Heart Out

Dancing Salsa may have been considered exercise before, but now it’s one of the most popular exercising techniques around. The Zumba craze began in the 1990s and was started by a Colombian dancer. Imagine how many other salsa dancers were upset when they found out they could have gotten so many people across the globe… Read more

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DIY: Holiday Recipes

Holiday season is just around the corner! It  is the  best time to pamper family and friends with the ultimate holiday desserts, YUM! Check out these recipes that are guaranteed to make you and your family’s sweet tooth happy. These recipes require you to use the stove or oven, so ask an adult for help… Read more


Hairstyle MatchMaker

There are so many hairstyles in this world, but so little hair! There are so many factors when it comes to picking the perfect style for your hair. Whether you’re a person that’s always on-the-go or someone who likes to take things slow, there is a perfect haircut for everybody! Something that is important to… Read more

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Staying Fit for a Healthier You

Fitness is a mixture of staying physically active and eating a variety of foods to help keep your heart, mind and body balanced. Most people choose a fit life because they want to feel great about themselves, because when you feel good it shows on the outside — great vibes all around! Benefits of Exercising… Read more


Gluten-Free Dessert Pizza

Gluten intolerance has become more common in many people today.  More often than not, many are gluten intolerant without even knowing! Being gluten intolerant means your body is rejecting gluten, which is commonly found in foods process from wheat. They may be experiencing stomach troubles and not able to figure out why this is so…. Read more

Buzz for Girls


Ringing in the New Year: Self-Reflection

The year is almost over! Therefore, give yourself some time ahead to spend a moment doing personal reflection before the year ends.  Self-reflection is a great way to start the new year. Practicing self-reflection has been practiced for centuries and it’s rooted in the world’s greatest spiritual traditions. But what does self-reflection mean? Self-reflection can be… Read more


6 Latina Olympians to Watch

Although summer may be more than halfway through already, there is still plenty to look forward to with the Rio Olympics just around the corner. As the August games approach, those prestigious spots on the U.S. national team are filling up fast, many of them by Latina athletes. Balancing elite physical training with families, academics,… Read more

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Actress Spotlight: Aubrey Plaza

Ever since the turn of the century, deadpan has been the most popular comedic device in critically acclaimed movies and television shows. (Deadpan is a comedic strategy in which an actor delivers a joke in the most emotionless way. Also known as dry humor or dry wit.) There is one half-Latina actress that is perfecting… Read more

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Latina Activists: Huerta, Sor Juana and Anzaldúa

Learn more about these Latina activists: Dolores Huerta Huerta is a labor leader and civil rights activist who was an early member of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta was the daughter of Juan Fernandez, a miner, farmer worker, union activist, and state assemblyman, and Alicia Chavez. Chavez raised… Read more


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic heritage month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15th,  and it focuses on our history and how Hispanics have helped shape the United states. Former president Gerald ford proclaimed September 10th-16th being national Hispanic heritage week in 1974. It was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the… Read more

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Tips To Become a Better Writer

Writing should be super fancy, long, and sound as if you’re a  academic all-star, right? Wrong! Writing has come a long way since Ernest Hemingway’s times. Writing is a great way of expressing yourself, unrestricted and free, and can be something very fun and entertaining to do. In fact many creative writers, such as Sandra… Read more


Latina Leaders in Business

By Areli Gonzalez & Jasmine Villa In recent years, there has been an influx of Latina women in the workforce. Women have been gaining momentum as successful entrepreneurs in the business field and opening paths for the next generation of future business leaders. If you dream big and work hard, you’ll be part of the… Read more

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Friendship Mistakes

Friendships are often complicated and can end up in sticky situations where people get hurt. There are certain guidelines than can damage your relationship. Here are 5 friendship mistakes you should avoid : 1.) Using toxic words: Verbal abuse entails, yelling, using profane language or belittling others. When you are verbally abusive to someone, you are damaging your… Read more

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Beat The Heat This Summer

It’s that time of year again. You are out of school, your parents and siblings are driving you crazy, and its 100 degrees outside! Yes summertime is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer from bad case of summer boredom. Summer is a great time to get active, build your resume, gain some… Read more


Discover Your Future

Choosing a career is not easy. Starting to explore your career options early will give you a headstart in preparing for future success in your field. The first step in exploring career fields is to take a calming breath and reassure yourself that you will find a career that is a good fit for you…. Read more

Fashion for Girls

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Nurture Creativity With Writing

How do you know when they are being struck by an urge to create through writing? How does one funnel that creative urge into something productive and beautiful? And what’s the point of taking the time to write, anyways? The preteen and teenage years are ripe with creative urges, as girls are unfolding new ideas… Read more


Accessorizing Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts

Fashion is power, and accessories can help to achieve your ultimate look. Ever wonder what type of accessories would compliment your overall look? Well, there are many concepts that you have to know when choosing the best type of accessory.  But once you know exactly what to look for, accessorizing eventually becomes simple! Here are… Read more


Finding Your Perfect Look

Fashion for a girl is usually very important, so we all know how stressful it can be looking for an outfit. Everyone has a different style, so remember to just be thinking about what you LOVE when it comes to expanding your wardrobe this school year. By following these rules, you’ll be on your way… Read more


Winter Wear

The winter season is the best time for getting together, but you want to stay comfortable chic in the process. Scarves, socks, and beanies, if you don’t have them now’s the time to start. Cute accessories are the best way to stay warm and you can finally bust out with those cute boots; unless you… Read more


Summer Fashion Trends

Written by Liz Ruiz with contributions from Jasmine Villa   The sun is out, the heat is here and it’s that time of year to get new summer clothes! This summer the 90’s are back with a modern twist. You will see trend setters wearing jean jackets with cut off arms and floral patterns. Additional… Read more


Fashionistas Abroad

Have you been thinking of new ways to change your wardrobe? Are you bored with the current fashions in your hometown? Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Look to our hermanas abroad for inspiration. From Tokyo to Paris to Latin America, and back to the U.S., look around the globe to get… Read more

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Shopping Review: Looking Deeper than a Label

Gap is a store for people who care about how they look. They give people ideas on what would look good. The clothes are pretty fashionable clothes for all people. The Gap website has great security so even if someone robs a Gap, your card I.D number is still safe. They also have a Privacy… Read more

School for Girls

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Energy Boost for School

Eating healthy and being active will give you the energy boost you need to stay alert and focused in school. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, chica, here are some ways to start leading a healthy and active lifestyle: Eat breakfast Having breakfast is better than having no breakfast because breakfast is the most… Read more

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The 3Ps for Time Management

There are three easy steps that you can practice right now to have a successful and less stressful school year. Planning: Planning out ways to balance successful grades while still having a social life is possible. Having a big calendar, or planner to record all tasks needing to be completed is a great way to start…. Read more

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5 Things Every Teen Should Have in Their Bag

By Yulissa Zambrano Now I know what you’re thinking, “But I already carry all these textbooks and folders! I can’t make room for more things!” Luckily, all of these items are small, so the struggle of squeezing in more things in your backpack or bag won’t be too bad (unless you’re really loaded on those… Read more


Career Prep: Fashion Designer

Being a fashionista means more than only knowing how to sew. If a girl is truly passionate about wanting to become a fashion designer, then she must understand the different skills that are needed in order to succeed in the fashion industry. A fashion designer is usually in charge of everything when it comes to their clothing collection…. Read more


Aspiring Journalist

Journalism is a good career for those who are tech savvy and likes to write. Many journalists find themselves writing for newspapers, magazines, and internet sites, or  producing, editing and taking pictures. Time management and being organized are important for succeeding as a journalist, which means you don’t have to wait until college to start preparing… Read more

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Planning For Your Future

Do you know what you want to study or what you want to be when you grow up? If you don’t, that’s okay. Your parents or friends have probably encouraged you to start thinking about what you want to be when you grow up so you can pick the best college for you. From financial aid to… Read more

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College Prep Year by Year

Going to college is one of the toughest decisions you are going to make in your lifetime. It is important that you plan ahead in order to accomplish your goals. Time goes by so fast, which is why it is essential to prepare yourself at an young age. In order to be well prepared for… Read more


College Readiness

Thinking about your future and what comes after you finish high school can be a stressful step in your life. Many girls feel a little confused and might even feel overwhelmed with information the college application process.  There are no hidden college ready secrets, but the key to getting ready for college is to start… Read more

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Have the Best School Year

As the freedom of the summer comes to an end to welcome the new school year, students go back to their normal routines of school, homework, projects, presentations, quizzes, and tests. All the stress comes back and our life focuses on school. Many students spend their time going to school, then going home, eating, relaxing,… Read more

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7 Tips to Get Ahead in School

If you are anticipating stepping into the halls of a high school for the first time this fall, there is always something to be learned when it comes to being prepared for the challenges of high school. Here are a few tips to keep you ahead of the game! Eat Breakfast! –Starting the day without… Read more

Tech Girl for Girls

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5 Tips to Break the Phone Habit

Since social media is everywhere, there has to be a balance between the world we create and share online, the life we lead, and the responsibilities we have every day. With all the social media websites and apps nowadays, instant communication and information is at the touch of our finger tips. Young Latinas have been brought… Read more


Inspired by Twitter

It is easy to get bogged down on Twitter by the negativity that flies around sometimes. Maybe you check twitter first thing and the morning and you see the latest twitter battle between celebrities. Who wants to start their day that way? Twitter connects us with people all over the world. More than a third… Read more


Leading Chicas of YouTube

Sometimes surfing the internet can either be very fun or very boring. Maybe you have a day where there aren’t any updates from your favorite tweeters, or maybe you’ve spent just too much of your time scrolling through Tumblr. For days like these, Andrea Acevedo, 13, likes to head over to YouTube. “I check out… Read more


Family VS Facebook

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. The social media world; entertaining, but can also become harmful to people. Have you ever seen a person that never has time for anything else but surfing through their phone on social media? What if a close family member or friend is too busy on their social network to spend… Read more


Stand Up to Cyberbullying

As technology advances, so do the problems that come with it.  Cyberbullying is defined as the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostel behavior by an individual or group who wants to harm others. It is a serious social problem that seems to be growing among teens. Cyberbullying has led to… Read more


Tech Girl: Facebook Protection

Staying in the loop of things has become as easy as logging onto Facebook. There, you can find out what your friends from school are up to and what’s on their mind. Nowadays, networking sites like Facebook serve as our main source of our information and communication. Through the power of the Internet, people can… Read more


Tips to Better Digital Pictures

1) Get on the level of your subject When photographing someone smaller than you (ex: pets, children, fruit bowls), get down on your subjects’ level. This creates a more personal feel in the photos. Also, it will give the photo dimension and life as the photo will be on the same eye level as the… Read more


Texting in the Fast Lane

As technology becomes more closely tied to our daily lives, a growing problem for young drivers is using gadgets while behind the wheel. Cellphone texting is distracting and endangering the lives of its users. A group being seriously affected is teenage drivers who despite being new to driving are risking it all to send that… Read more


Get Set to Dial!

In today’s wireless world, many teens cannot live without being connected. Cell phones are fast becoming the portal from just simply staying in touch to managing entire social lives.  There’s a plan for everyone, yes even chicas who have to have all the latest chisme. If you are like most teens, you probably have a… Read more

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Net Safety Quiz

Do you think you know it all when it comes to cyber safety? Take the net safety quiz and test your knowledge. 1. It is okay to give your personal information (real name, age, address, phone number) to friends over the web. A. True Incorrect B. False Correct No matter how well you think you… Read more