Mexican Gossip Girl Coming to TV

Gossip Girl may be over, but Gossip Girl: Acapulco is just beginning! Yep, Mexican Gossip Girl starts up in July, and it looks great. There are some slight changes to the character names, but it appears that the sulky stares and perfectly mussed hairdos are in full effect.

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In the back row, from the left, we have Vanessa (now named Vanessa García), Serena (now Sofía López-Haro), Jenny (now Jenny Parra), and Blair (now Bárbara Fuenmayor), and in the front, Dan (Daniel Parra), Nate (Nico de la Vega), and Chuck (now Max Zaga).

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Again, Vanessa, Blair, Serena, Jenny. Headbands know no language.

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Dan, Nate, and Chuck. Bow ties, too, know no borders.

[Gossip Girl: Acapulco]

[via AV Club]

Broadway Impact, the gay rights advocacy organization co-founded by Mormon's Rory O'Malley, has partnered with the American Foundation for Equal Rights to bring Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black's play 8 to audiences across the United States. is a powerful play with a script composed almost entirely of the real transcript of the federal trial on the constitutionality of Proposition 8.

This Saturday, at 7:30 PM Pacific time, you can watch the Los Angeles premiere of 8 streamed live! Rory O’Malley is featured in the cast, along with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Chris Colfer, Campbell Brown, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cleve Jones, Vanessa Garcia, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Jansen Panettiere, James Pickens Jr., John C. Reilley, Yeardley Smith, George Takei, and Bridger Zadina.

Be sure to tune in! Your mods had the great pleasure of seeing the play performed last month, and we can’t recommend it enough. This is a must-see if you’re concerned about marriage equality.

Upward Bound

         "In the past 3 years our students’ test scores have improved dramatically and as a result each class is being accepted to higher universities year after year even though Admissions has been increasingly tough” states Michelle Pajka.

         Pajka is the Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound at Loyola Marymount University.  Her role is to help get students accepted into a four-year institution. Although students are being accepted into different universities none have ever been accepted into Loyola Marymount University. This year is the first time that two Upward Bound students have been waitlisted for admission. How is it that Loyola Marymount University has adopted this program to assist students in preparing for a four-year university but has yet to have accepted one into their school? The programs’ focus is to help students become successful. Students come to LMU to study and take practice exams but are still not strong candidates to receive an admissions letter. 

     Pajka believes that Upward Bound students are not being accepted to Loyola Marymount University because they are not strong candidates. Admissions at the university have become more competitive which means students need higher test scores, grade point averges and can demonstrate major involvement in their community to be a well rounded student.

         Pajka states, “As the Academic Coordinator of LMU Upward Bound and it is my responsibility that students are receiving the academic services they need to be not only successful in high school, but competitive in college admissions.”

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