it’s called a SOCIAL MEDIA…. yea, write it down. teachers take notes!

social media has been such a big and daily part of MANY young ppl. teens like me practically can’t live w/o it.but why? why is this so popular w/ many young ppl? i thought kids hated writing?  kids do hate writing (and i mean HATE) but the thing we hate about it is that most of the time we are FORCED to write! schools are always making kids write essays about who did what in history and who killed who. well guess what people, teens aren’t really fond of essays. & thanks to you, kids devolve a negative view on writing. but we can totally change that. i for instance don’t really like writing articles … unless I can but in my OPINION. it’s the truth, we kinda like showing our perspective on things. i think it makes feel more important, like our voices are being heard.

-much love:) Danny  

Summer is over;( … aren’t we all sad.

So summer has finally came to an end. you know what that means? school has finally started! (*tear*tear*). but hey look at the bright side ( always keep it positive(x ) you get to see your friends again! and it gets better… well if you like cloths like i do it does. fall fashion (my favorite type of fashion) has finally arrived … or in a couple weeks it will :P . start buying/unpacking those boots, gloves, sweaters, scarfs, jackets, and hats that we all so dearly love!:)
see so there is a bright side for fall! 
p.s
your also one less year away from graduating from school …. i can see that smile from here!:DDDD  

-much love :) Danny!

Are you looking forward to the summer?

Finally we have hot weather. I cant wait for next week when I’m on spring break. What’s the first thing you think about when someone tells you that next week is spring break and the weather is going to be nice? The first thing I think about is asking all of my friends if they could go to the beach. If not, to at least to go downtown. I really enjoy having fun with my friends. I know for sure that a lot people are going downtown.

What are you plans for spring break and have you ever been to Chicago? 

Nail Art!

Nail Art has been growing into a trend more and more nowadays! From nail colors, to nail pendents, to little textured nail polishes and pens… there all being used! I think that this new “hot topic” is a great way to express your individualism! I mean just look at the girl in the top picture ^^^. Yea, she’s creative as hell ,right? I mean her nails alone are just screaming “look at me”! So i suggest more girls start taking up these eccentric trend, it’s fun, flirty, and … a GREAT conversation starter!

-much love:) Danny

A GOOD GPA MEANS A FEW SOLID STUDY HABITS

How often do you think about your GPA? You need to have a good GPA to go to the college YOU want to go! Every time I have a quiz or even when I’m working on a worksheet, I think about my GPA. The reality is that every assignment is an opportunity to improve your “Grade Point Average.”  One great piece of advice is to study at least 30 minutes every day. While it’s easy to get home and start doing other things, the best idea is to get your homework out of the way first. I don’t do it every day, but it’s something I’m working towards!


Sometimes my cousins ask me to go to their house, but my mom insists that getting good grades comes first.  When I ask them what their GPA is, they don’t even know it. Even though they might call me a nerd, I know working hard to get a better GPA is really the most important thing for me right now. The fact is, bad grades aren’t cool, and there are 3 easy ways to get that GPA moving in the right direction!

Study at least 30 minutes every night.
Even if you don’t have a test coming up, there’s surely reading or smaller assignments to do. Making sure you do a little bit every day will keep you from getting behind.

Take notes in class
How are you going to know what to study if you didn’t write down any key points? Taking organized notes will make learning so much easier.

Keep an exam schedule!
Showing up to a class where en exam is being given that you didn’t know about is a bad feeling. Avoid it!

I think everyone has an opportunity to choose the path they want, but remember that doing well in school is the best way to advance, regardless of your interests. Any job with good pay will require you to at least finish college. SO STAY IN SCHOOL!

Gay Fashion Designers... Why Not Straight ??

Have you realized that if you google “fashion designer” there is a 70% chance that the designer will be a man and a 90% chance that he will be gay! Now lets face it, the media usually labels male fashion designers as “gay” and they have pretty good reasons to do that. I mean just look at the major gay fashion designers of modern day:

  • Mark Jacobs (Luis Vuitton) 
  • Dolce & Gabanna (yea both of them) 
  • Calvin Klein (well he’s bisexual)
  • Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel)
  • Jean Paul Gaultier 
  • Giorgio Armani 
  • Valentino 
  • Isaac Mizrahi 
  • Alexander McQueen 
  • Gianni Versace 
  • And the list is unless….

But why is it that there all gay? Coincidence perhaps? WRONG! The reason why there isn’t that many straight guys in this business is because of the reputation there career will bring them! If a straight guy wants to study fashion design than he will atomically be labeled ”Gay”. That shouldn’t be happening, but there is another role in play. Gay man LOVE FASHION! Gay man are scientifically proven to have more female hormones than straight men ( yea sounds crazy right). These hormones can cause the creative part of your brain to act differently, thus giving an advantage to gay men.

We do it subconsciously  

We see this happening in our own life (because I’m pretty sure we all have that gay friend, or cousin, or uncle, or watever!). I as a gay teenager see this in my DAILY life; I can guarantee you that if a straight guy gave a girl fashion advice and I later told the girl the EXACT opposite that the straight guy said, chances are she is probably going to listen to me! Sry straight guy. 

So yea gay guys like fashion… but why are they so successful? Can’t there be bad gay fashion designers? 


Of course there can be bad fashion designers! But the reason why a lot of gay designers are successful is because well …. there GAY! Yea sounds stupid but let me explain. Since childhood most gay teens have had to deal with the fact there “different” and thus they grow bigger confidence (usually) and sometimes develop a mentality that maybe “different” is “better”! AND THAT’S FASHION! In order to be good at fashion design you have to be DIFFERENT! Plus you need to have the BALLS to send down that dress that everyone told you looked horrendous on the model and turned out to be a million dollar dress! Trust me gay people probably got that confidence the moment they said “mommy, daddy … im gay”. 

So yea gay people have a good chance at being amazing fashion designers and they have reasons to be. Remember … there’s a reason why there was 5 male fashion designers that won Project Runway, not to mention the 5 guys who were runner-ups. 
-Danny :) 

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo of ‘28 Weeks Later’ fame presents new bilingual thriller ‘Intruders,’ starring Clive Owen

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By ANGIE ROMERO
Channel: Entertainment

Some people just have the ability to scare the crap out of us. In the grand tradition of Spanish filmmakers, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 44, is one of them. So it’s no wonder Danny Boyle handpicked him to direct 28 Weeks Later, the 2007 sequel to his highly successful zombie-fest, 28 Days Later.

Fresnadillo’s latest pic, Intruders (out today) centers on a Creepy McCreeperson named Hollowface who haunts two separate families in the U.K. and Spain. Though no one can see him, Hollowface lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. And it’s no wonder: dude has no face! He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after his teen daughter (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit.

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Marty Castro Is First Latino To Lead Civil Rights Commission : NPR

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New Futuro’s Co-Founder Marty Castro on NPR

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was once a leading force in setting the civil rights agenda for the nation. But in recent years, it has become something of a political battlefield. Host Michel Martin speaks with attorney Martin Castro — the new chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission — about its agenda, its future, and his own rise to become the first Latino to lead the commission.

Los Picosos

Are you a person that loves to put salsa all over your foods? Eres Mexicano? Think back to the last time you went to a Mexican restaurant. What did you order? Did you try their salsa? Was it spicy?

At a Mexican restaurant you will find a red or green salsa bottle on the tables. Some Mexican restaurants may bring the salsa bottles to your table after you order your food. Did you know that most Mexicans love salsa and chile? All Mexicans love to put salsa in their Mexican dishes to give them a little more taste. Most Mexicans make salsas in their homes to spice up their foods.

My parents ate chile growing up and got to putting chile in all their foods. I have been eating it ever since I was little boy. My parents told that they fed me chile because it was part of my culture.

I eat chile all the time. I put chile on almost everything! Even fruits! I always put salsa Valentina in my chips to make them more spicer. Whenever my mom makes tacos, sopes, gorditas, or tortas, she makes a delicious and spicy salsa to go along with the foods. My mom always asks “Sandro, quedo picosa la salsa?” I also love to eat hot peppers! I love the feeling I get after eating a really spicy pepper.

-Sandro

Capital Couture! Why The Hunger Games Is A NOT MISS Movie!

Has anyone seen this great movie “The Hunger Games”?! I think it’s one of the best movies I have seen in a LONG time(yea Hollywood I’m talking to you!). Aside from the action and emotional ride, the best feeling i got while watching The Hunger Games was AWE when I first laid eyes on Effie Trinket in her glamorous hot pink dress while walking on the dull, dry land that is called District 12. And the creativeness did not stop there! If you’re like me, and notice every little thing in movies, than you must have seen there unusual glass cups, half chopped chairs and astonishing hair grooming! Aside from their fancy items that they movie has it, at the same time, portrays a world with unjust and inhuman ways of living by annually holding the The Hunger Games. This movie cannot be missed !

-Danny:)

Mr.Kony, Who Are You?

So have you been hearing big news about this Kony guy? Joseph Kony is a warlord who rose to power in the early 1990’s, I believe. He is now involved in child trafficking, he kidnaps young boys, forces them to kill there parents (I guess to prove their cruelty and non-merciful ways) and Kony makes turns them into child soldiers . The young girls on the other hand are trained to become sex slaves for the child soldiers. It’s pretty huge news, but like most serious topics there are always skeptical people.

So…I have one question, do you believe this entire scandal? I mean I personally don’t know what to believe. I was just having this incredible debate at school whether or not it is true or fake and well after what they they had told me, I must admit I have doubts that it’s actually true. Apparently Joesph Kony had died a LONG time ago and if that’s true, well than what’s the whole point of this whole Kony 2012 thing? I mean wasn’t the main point of this campaign to capture Kony, well at least that’s the main point I got from watching the 30 minute video. Also, did you know that only 30% of the donations that people give to the campaign actually go towards the CAMPAIGN? So where does the other money go? Well it goes toward the staff, apparently helping children isn’t there only intention.

I admit people need a couple bucks to go and about, but 70%?! That seems like too much! Well I guess everyone has diffrent perspectives about this topic and I totally respect different views, but I just really hope that lives in Uganda get better because I do agree with one saying of the video “Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live.”

-Danny :) 

 This is exactly how I look like at school when I don’t get a new subject. I’m a slow learner and need to see things twice to fully understand something new. There is no reason for you to feel any less than other people, I know I don’t. I promise you that if you have a question there is at least 5 other people in class that don’t get it either. You know what I do when I don’t get some thing? I ASK QUESTIONS!!! I’ts better to ask than to fail the class or if your at work to do what your boss assigned to you wrong. We all do it sometimes because we fear looking dumb in front of people, But don’t because its better to ask it then to regret it.

 This is exactly how I look like at school when I don’t get a new subject. I’m a slow learner and need to see things twice to fully understand something new. There is no reason for you to feel any less than other people, I know I don’t. I promise you that if you have a question there is at least 5 other people in class that don’t get it either. You know what I do when I don’t get some thing? I ASK QUESTIONS!!! I’ts better to ask than to fail the class or if your at work to do what your boss assigned to you wrong. We all do it sometimes because we fear looking dumb in front of people, But don’t because its better to ask it then to regret it.

Turns out the Nokia wants to be the first phone company to turn people into Cyborgs. WHAT???? 
That’s right. They are in the process of creating a vibration tattoo that alerts you when ever you have a message, e-mail, or phone call. You can get the tattoo either on your belly, arm, or finger, As crazy as this idea looks, it sounds pretty cool but I would never get something like that. Just comes to show how much Technology has become part of peoples life, Literally.  

Turns out the Nokia wants to be the first phone company to turn people into Cyborgs. WHAT???? 

That’s right. They are in the process of creating a vibration tattoo that alerts you when ever you have a message, e-mail, or phone call. You can get the tattoo either on your belly, arm, or finger, As crazy as this idea looks, it sounds pretty cool but I would never get something like that. Just comes to show how much Technology has become part of peoples life, Literally.  

Latinos are moving up in society!
A report that focuses on education, health, civic engagement, economics and social justice has shown that  Latinos are ahead in the fight of equality than African-Americans. The greatest inequality that Latinos and whites have are in economics. Some of the reasons why whites have a higher economic status might be based on the fact that many Latinos don’t have documents to work. But that hasn’t stopped Latinos from moving up in society. It is believed the Latinos of 2012 will vote in this presidential election than in the previous election with a 25.6% increase. Lets hope one day Latinos can be looked at as high in society as Whites.   
-Nathalie. 

Latinos are moving up in society!

A report that focuses on education, health, civic engagement, economics and social justice has shown that  Latinos are ahead in the fight of equality than African-Americans. The greatest inequality that Latinos and whites have are in economics. Some of the reasons why whites have a higher economic status might be based on the fact that many Latinos don’t have documents to work. But that hasn’t stopped Latinos from moving up in society. It is believed the Latinos of 2012 will vote in this presidential election than in the previous election with a 25.6% increase. Lets hope one day Latinos can be looked at as high in society as Whites.   

-Nathalie.