Cristina Arreola Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor at Latina.com, where she manages the site's social media, writes articles, and creates content, with a focus on entertainment, cultural, and lifestyle news. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @c_arreola.

Miguel To Star In John Legend Produced Film
Miguel To Star In John Legend Produced Film

John Legend already has an Academy Award; does he want his friend, Miguel, to have one, too? 


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Que?! Mindy Kaling's Brother Posed As Black To Get Into Med School
Que?! Mindy Kaling's Brother Posed As Black To Get Into Med School

Mindy Kaling's brother, Vijay Chokalingam, a graduate of the University of Chicago, knew that his mediocre grades and test scores would be a tough sell on medical school applications. The son of Indian immigrants, Chokalingam decided to take an unusual course of action: he posed as African-American, because he believed he would have a higher chance of getting into school as a black man.


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Rand Paul Announces His Bid For The Presidency — Watch The Campaign Video!
Rand Paul Announces His Bid For The Presidency

Rand Paul will officially join the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday. The Republican Senator from Kentucky will announce his candidacy at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky. 


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Oops? Jeb Bush Identified As Hispanic On 2009 Form
Oops? Jeb Bush Identified As Hispanic On A 2009 Form

Oops? Jeb Bush, a potential presidential candidate for the Republican party, identified himself as Hispanic on a 2009 voter registration form, The New York Times reports


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Fidel Castro Makes First Public Appearance In Over A Year
Fidel Castro Makes First Public Appearance In Over A Year

Former President of Cuba Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance on Friday as he greeted a group of Venezuelan visitors.


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8 Selena Lyrics For Every Situation
8 Selena Lyrics For Every Situation

Twenty years after the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla, fans across Texas, across the country and across the world still turn up the volume every time "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" plays on the radio. Selena's legacy and music transcend time (and death) — and we constantly turn to her songs for inspiration and comfort.
Going through a breakup? Falling in love? Check out these Selena lyrics for every situation: 


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TK Things To Know About IVF
5 Things To Know About IVF

In vitro fertilization came under fire several weeks ago when famed designers Dolce & Gabbana referred to children conceived via IVF as "synthetic babies." Countless celebrities — including Ricky Martin and Dan Bucatinsky — boycotted the brand, and praised IVF for making their dreams of


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43 Missing Students Parents Seek Help Rival Drug Gang
Parents Of Missing Mexican Students Are Seeking Help From An Unlikely Source

Some of the parents of the 43 missing Mexican college students have turned to an unlikely source for information on their children: a drug gang. 


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Better Think Twice: Giving Your Kids A Sip Of Beer Could Turn Them Into Teenage Drunks
Better Think Twice: Giving Your Kids A Sip Of Beer Could Turn Them Into Teenage Drunks

Check yourself before you wreck yourself — or your kids.

New research suggests that giving your children tiny tastes of alcohol could lead to teenage drinking. Researchers at Brown University found that kids who tasted an alcoholic beverage before they started middle school were five times more likely to have a whole drink by ninth grade compared with classmates who had not tasted alcohol. 


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It's A Smack Down! ESPN Reporter Shuts Down Anti-Gay Soccer Fan
ESPN Reporter Shuts Down Soccer Fan For Making Anti-Gay Comment

This reporter is officially our new hero!

Gabriela Moreira, a Brazilian ESPN presenter, was interviewing a Palmeiras fan on live television last week when things took a turn for the hateful. When she asked the interviewee, a man named Felipe, about his team's chances at victory, he responded that he expected them to "beat the fags."

 

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