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COLLEGE: ¡Si se puede! College is for you! Reach your dreams by continuing your education. Latinitas are making their mark in the academic world and showing off their smarts in college. Tell us about your future plans for college. Why do you think college is important? How are you making your college dreams a reality? What are your tips to navigating the path to college?

SCHOOL Similar to college section, but a focus on elementary, middle school, and high school.

 

BEAUTY Looking for beauty tips from the expert? There is so much beauty advice and so little time! Sometimes we overlook the best advice, and it comes straight from our mamás and abuelitas! Interview the women in your family to find out what beauty secrets have been passed down from previous generations of mujeres bellas.

 

BODY & SOUL How do you take care of yourself? From dancing salsa to capoeria, Latinitas are getting active and staying healthy. Smart chicas are treating themselves like princesas and making healthy choices. Taking simple steps like giving yourself time to destress, eating your veggies and frutas and exercising can make your feel better inside and out. Write about the steps you take to stay active, eat healthy, destress or support your body & soul.

 

FASHION Put the Y-O-U back in YOUnique. Just wearing something to fit in is so out of style. How boring would it be if we all looked the same? You can express yourself not only through your words, but through what you wear with FASHION! Having a unique style is what makes you stand out and special. Describe your own unique sense of style.

 

TECH GIRL Are you a gadget girl? What kind of technology do you get to use on a daily basis? Cell phones? Texting? A lap top? Do you play video games or use certain software like Microsoft Office in creative ways? Technology reviewers get a chance to test out the 2.0 version of everything. What’s your favorite gadget, game or use of computer programs – describe why you love this form of technology and what it does.

Want to contribute to Latinitas Magazine for the Fall 2017 issue? Contact Jasmine at editor@latinitasmagazine.org. 


Read one of our articles below:

Girl Talk: Latinx and Education by Yunuen A. 

business chicaAccording to the Pew Research Center, the Latinx community is the largest minority group in the country, making up about 17% of the United State’s population. However, while many Latinx students go on to pursue higher education beyond high school, many end up dropping out due to economic strains and the pressure to provide for their families rather than themselves.

Then, there are those of us whom are perhaps lucky to not be considered a sole provider for our household. Growing up in the U.S. and watching my mom struggle to make ends meet without a college education, cleaning toilets and breaking her back for hours on end in heavy labor has made me realize how important education is.

I’m not saying that other Latinx students watching their parents struggle don’t realize it either, but I guess I am privileged. As I stated before, I do not face the pressure to be the sole provider within my household — I, unlike thousands, millions, of other Latinx students, am given the opportunity to pursue higher education.

Without a college degree in the U.S., we are basically nothing – people see us as inferior and brush us off as unintelligent because we don’t speak their language or broken parts of it.

Education is important to me because I am an undocumented student and I don’t have many opportunities for financial stability without it. Undocumented students like me cannot afford to mess up anything – we have to know exactly what we want to do with our life very early on in order to plan accordingly or else the financial cost of staying an extra year in college can burden us for the rest of our lives.

Education should be important to the Latino community because people see us as crime rate and dropout statistics. We are just a number to people and they can’t see the struggle – the blood, the sweat and tears our parents go through in order to give us a better life, an education. Education should be important to the Latino community so that we can give back to everyone that helped us achieve our dreams of getting a college degree to make something of ourselves – our parents who spend hours and days on end without breaks working in harsh conditions to bring bread to the table, our teachers who go above and beyond their duty in order to encourage us to never give up even when we’re feeling at our lowest, and our friends who are always there to support us.

Education should be important to the Latino community because we deserve a future, we deserve better because we are not just some crime rate, some “stupid illegals” or another high school dropout. We are so much more than that and we need an education to prove it not only to everyone who is against us but to ourselves and to give back to everyone who once gave to us first.

Want to contribute to Latinitas Magazine for the Fall 2017 issue? Contact Jasmine at editor@latinitasmagazine.org. 

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