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The Mexic-Arte Museum

Going to a museums is all about learning different histories and cultures. And the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas is the epitome of just that. The museum opened in 1984 and was founded by Sylvia Orozco, Sam Coronado, and Pio Pulido. This museum started off with artwork based around Mexican culture throughout Texas. It opened… Read more

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Mural Art Celebrates Culture

For muralists, a canvas is too small to capture their story.  Instead they look to walls covering entire buildings as their gallery. The Chicano mural movement started in the 1960’s throughout the Southwest in Mexican-American communities inspired by Mexican revolutionary-era painters like José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaros Siquieros as well as pre-Columbian… Read more

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Soy Unica

Latinitas showcase their unique beauty in this Soy Unica photo essay.

DIY

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DIY – Emoji Jar

written by Ana-Paola Perez This Jar is perfect for a gift to give a friend,or even for yourself! All you need is a small jar, yellow paint, sharpies (color depends on the emoji you want to make), a paint brush, and a stencil of the emoji you’d like to make. You can start by adding paint… Read more

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DIY Grad Gift: Succulent Painted Tin Can

What’s something that graduates love to get on their special day? Flowers! But this time, try something different than the usual roses. Succulents. Lately, these little plants have been taking over desks, offices, bedroom, living rooms you name it! And no wonder, since these plants are so easy to take care, last longer than roses, and… Read more

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Crafty Gift Ideas

We all tend to do our gift shopping last minute, and sometimes we can’t find what we want because it is last minute. But why not, instead of stressing out at store check-out lines or whether they would like it or not, why not give them something they’ll love and keep forever. Crochet Candleholder You’ll… Read more

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DIY: Lace-Trim Shorts

We can all agree that trendy shorts can be a little over-priced. There are a variety of shorts that are in style such as high-waisted, distressed, and detailed, yet we may still have trouble finding the style that best suits us. So, instead of worrying about the money and whether you will find the right shorts… Read more

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DIY: Father’s Day Gifts

Finding out what to give your dad on Father’s day can be extremely hard. And sometimes, even when you have the best idea ever, you may not have money for it! So what’s the point? Well, giving him a gift is still a great idea, and, believe it or not, there are ways to give… Read more

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DIY Vision Board

For many ambitious girls, there are plenty of goals that are waiting to be met. The struggle is staying focused and completing them. Whether it’s a short-term or long-term goal it can be done! Follow these DIY tips to create your own vision board to keep you on track to reach your goals. Decide On… Read more

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Healthy Twist to Classic Dishes

Does your mouth water every time you think of your mamá’s home cooked meals? Let me give you a second to reminisce on all the glorious meals and food comas you’ve survived thus far. Unfortunately, the ugly truth is that a lot of those delicious home cooked meals are filled with sodium and fats that… Read more

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DIY Last Minute Holiday Gifts

The happiest time of the year is right around the corner, and you’re eager to see your family and friends. For those looking for last minute DIY gifts, these gifts are quick and easy to make. 4 in 1 Mix and Match For this project you will need: A Wooden box (without a top and… Read more

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Beat the Heat: Summer Recipes

Summer vacation is the perfect time to try out new cool recipes in order to beat the heat. Since we don’t want to turn on our ovens for that, here are some cool recipes to try that can help you beat the heat, not turn it up. Mango Lassi This is a type of smoothie recommended by… Read more

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DIY Graduation Gifts

Graduation season is here! While you are searching for that “unforgettable gift,” you will find the typical stuffed animal with a cap and a diploma, candy, flowers, and gift cards card. If you are looking for something really special to get the graduate instead of the boring gift cards, why don’t you get creative and… Read more

Girl Talk

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Life Lessons of an Introverted Photographer

Written by Nadia Gutierrez When I started my photography journey I had so many goals and dreams and I even created deadlines. Seven years ago I thought it was going to be easy to embark my journey and achieve my goals. Well — it didn’t happen because I kept trying and not doing. But, do… Read more

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Self-Love is a Revolution

Above my bedroom wall you will see a piece of paper and written on it is Love Yourself. It serves as a reminder to do just that, love myself. There is no magic book, no magic cure to self-love. Self-love can only come from one source and that is you. You are the person that… Read more

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Maximizing Your Summer Staycation

Summer vacation as a college student is quite different from summer vacation in grade school. It suddenly becomes taboo to spend your summer days waking up late, watching cartoons, and just goofing around. In college, the generic “have a great summer” yearbook greeting gives way to a slightly different email signoff: “Have a productive summer.”… Read more

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The Wonders of Quotev

written by Angie Flores With so many people using the internet daily, it is not uncommon to see multiple social media web pages, such as Facebook or Twitter, with millions of users logging in and constantly stating updated/connected with friends. But digging away from the commonly known social media sites, there is one peculiar page with a… Read more

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¿Quien Soy Yo? / Who Am I?

There are many things that shape who you are, your identity. For me, it deals with my name, nationality, roots, and family history. They have shaped me who I am today, but it hasn’t always been easy. So, who am I? My name is Ariadne and I am 24 years old. This is my story…. Read more

Books for Girls

Literature Picks for Spring Break

For book lovers, it might seem that there are endless lists of books to read, but we’ve stumbled across a couple of selections that you might pick up during your Spring Break vacation. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez This historical book is about the famous Mirabal sisters who lived in the Dominican… Read more

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Dealing with Family Problems

Families are those whom we can rely on for support, for love and those whom we have a special bond with, but we don’t always choose to embrace our feelings towards one another. According to Psychology Today, it is common to have family problems, especially when living with several teenagers at home with their parents…. Read more

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Girl Talk: Tips to De-Stress

In order to fight stress, first you have to know what it is. Stress is a a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, may it be at work, school, bullying or even family. Stress can result in insomnia, extreme fatigue, headaches, tense muscles and an upset stomach among others…. Read more

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Latin@ and Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, which affects our daily life in a variety of different ways. A healthy mental state affects how people interact with other individuals, form relationships, handle stressful situations, and be able to perform daily tasks without much difficulty. However, when there is a disruption or compromise of… Read more

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Finding Your Shade

Makeup is found both in the drugstore and high end stores, but finding the right shade and product can be tricky, especially for Latinas. The following is a guide for chicas who are looking to play with makeup, and to those experienced ones who are looking for extra tips. So, andando! 1. Foundation and powder… Read more

OMG Moments

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Embarrassing Moments

I was putting gas in my car and as I was going into my car to wait for it to pump. I stepped over the gas pump but my second leg didn’t make it. I tripped and fell on my face.- Monica In my basketball game, my friend pulled down my shorts when I was… Read more

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Embarrassing Moments

I was in swimming and I had to wake up real early and I forgot to get my clothes ready the night before so I was rushing to get my clothes and to get to practice. Well I just ended up getting my underclothes and jeans. I FORGOT MY SHIRT! So I was freaking out…. Read more

Poetry

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Father’s Day Poem

Ability to negotiate Unreachable capacity to listen Stumble, smart, and noble character Who has proposed to himself to be my father From before I was born you were already thinking of me My steps, my laughs, my falls Made themselves onto their way on your childish mind Your teen and adult mind Your sleepless nights,… Read more

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Poem: El Sol

El Sol by Celeste Ledesma The garbage man, Our country once called Him a no one, a ghost Of nothing that slipped In through the night of our Nation and wouldn’t dare Leave the shadows. Our country then called Him a someone, finally, A someone who didn’t belong In civilian clothing, And so he was… Read more

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Poem: Room

Written by Stephanie Hernandez It’s just an empty room A naked window and wooden floors Beige walls and red doors The shadows of falling leafs reflect on the window While the sun rays leak through With golden light that sways with winter scents Their smells are lingering content The wind whispers stories in the walls… Read more

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Poem: I Am A Puerto Rican Woman

by Sandra Diaz I Am A Puerto Rican Woman And You Will Not Experiment On Me. Gone are the days of eradicating our babies Sterilization of our population No consent castration Making us an empty shell of our former self Maria’s and Jose’s… Vanished from Our wombs Brown Castano skin Pupils of wonder, Innocence ripped… Read more

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Poetry: Drifting Thoughts

Drifting Thoughts  by Andrea Barreto I keep my heart where blue kisses gold, near sand that sparkles like the facets of a diamond. Sunlight beats down, reflecting off the constant waves. These waves gleam golden for the day, then fade to an incandescent glow in the silver light of night. With every splash against the shore,… Read more

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Poetry: The Beautiful Truth

Turn the page, perfect symmetrical body Wearing the clothes you wish you have With their glowing colored eyes and skin. Turn the page, expensive make-up ads, Make your eye lashes look longer than your hair, Make your flawed skin look flawless And your lips look bigger than your face. Turn the page, tips on boys,… Read more

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Poem: Broken

by Fallon Sousa, 18 As I glance out past my window and I see these broken skies; Oh, how they closely mirror the teardrops in my eyes. I have listened to such thunder as I walked beyond the trees, like a chained, forgotten lover who hopes only to be freed. As I fade into the… Read more

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Poem: The Island Of The Free

By Ashley Paramo The first time I went to America I had high hopes for what I would see. And even though I enjoyed myself I did not enjoy how Americans treated me. “It’s because you look Puerto Rican” My aunt said to me. But Puerto Rico is a part of America! How can Americans… Read more

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Poem: Mi Barrio

Poem: Mi Barrio by Keila Gomez, age 16 Mi barrio, a place that defines the person that I am. Mi barrio where I am from. The place that defines the way I talk, the way I walk and the way I think. My neighborhood that made me tough, the neighborhood that taught me to not… Read more

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Poetry: My Name

My Name – Ellazahe Ellazhe is originally spelled Alize. Ellazahe is an alcohol. I got my name cause my dad just came home and said her name will be Ellazahe. I have many nicknames: Lizard, Zahezahe, Zaheweezze. I got them randomly but my favorite nickname is Zahezahe because my great grandma would only call me… Read more