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.

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9 Weird (But Totally Normal) Things That Happen During Pregnancy

Most moms knows that weird things happen during pregnancy. For those of you on baby number one (or those of you who had an easy first pregnancy!) learn more about the weird, wacky, occasionally gross (but totally normal) things that can happen to your body during pregnancy: 
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Inspiring! California Teen Fernando Rojas Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools
Inspiring! California Teen Fernando Rojas Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

Congratulations to this inspiring California teen! Fullerton Union High School senior Fernando Rojas has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.


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Amandla Stenberg The Hunger Games Cultural Appropriation Video
'The Hunger Games' Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone on Cultural Appropriation

"What would America be like if we loved black people as much as black culture?"

That's the question posed by Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in The Hunger Games, in a new video called "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows."


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Most Offensive Clothing Items
The 10 Most Offensive Pieces Of Clothing To Ever Hit Shelves

Fashion can be hit or miss, but, most of the time, the "misses" don't do much to offend anyone — except through their sheer ridiculousness. Unfortunately, on more than one occassion, brands have caused huge controversies through insensitive, careless clothing items.
Below, see the 10 most offensive (and slightly NSFW) items of clothing to ever hit shelves: 
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TIME 100 Latino Figures
6 Latinos On Time's Most Influential People In The World

TIME released the annual 100 Most Influential People In The Worldand innovators, titans, and icons like Kanye West, the Koch Brothers and Hillary Clinton nabbed spots on the list.


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Pope Francis Blessed Rodrigo Santoro
Pope Francis Gives Rodrigo Santoro the Stamp of Approval By Blessing Him

Rodrigo Santoro will play Jesus in the forthcoming Ben-Hur remake, and now he'll do so with the blessing of the leader of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis blessed Santoro, 39, on Wednesday as the cast of Ben Hur visited the Vatican. His co-star, Nazanin Boniadi, posted a picture of the special moment to her Instagram account.


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Sofia Vergara & Reese Witherspoon Are Set to Present at the ACM Awards

She's gone country! Sofia Vergara will present at the Academy Of Country Music Awards on Sunday night with Southern gal Reese Witherspoon

Vergara, 42, and Witherspoon, 39, appear together in the upcoming comedy, Hot Pursuit.

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Aaron Hernandez Verdict
Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first degree murder for killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. 

A jury also found Hernandez, 25, guilty of firearm and ammunition charges. The former New England Patriots player faces life in prison without parole. 

PLUS: Hernandez's Girlfriend Wants Perjury Charges Dropped


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Inspiring Latina: Entrepreneur, Producer & Professional Body Builder Dany Garcia!
Inspiring Latina: Entrepreneur, Producer & Professional Body Builder Dany Garcia!

What exactly does Dany Garcia do? It's a difficult question to answer — even for her.

"I run a holding company that's heavily invested in media," she told us. "I manage talent. I produce movies [and] television shows. I invest in individual entities, such as restaurants. I'll be moving into properties, as well."

"Oh, I'm also a professional body builder," she added. 


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