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This Young Latina’s Work With Robots Will Give You All The Feels

One young Latina in Dallas, Tex. is making sure both Latinos and students with learning and mental disabilities get a fair shot at diving into the beautiful world of robotics.

This is Ivonne Torres, a senior at Sunset High School and captain of the robotics team, Robo*Flash, dedicated to students with disabilities.

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Since students with disabilities are often excluded from participating in robotics — something Ivonne knows firsthand given her own battles with dyslexia — this high schooler formed a team exclusively for them.

Ivonne started Robo*Flash to help students feel like part of a team to help prepare them for future employers.

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“We had an idea that if they’re in robotics and actually in STEM, companies are going to look at them and be like ‘Wow, I didn’t know you guys were capable of this stuff,’ and hopefully draw that attention towards them,” Torres told the Dallas Morning News.

Robo*Flash works alongside members of the main team that offer support.

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Robo*Flash has already won awards, including the teamwork award at the first Robotics FTC South Super Regional Championship in San Antonio, Tex.

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“I really hope that this program does get more attention out into the public, and that the world sees that these kids have a lot of potential, and hopefully more companies start looking at hiring these kids because they need a future,” Torres says.

Watch the full video below to learn more about Robo*Flash.

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Fashion Crimes That Are Totally Okay IF You’re In Selena’s Band

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Fashion Crimes That Are Totally Okay IF You’re In Selena’s Band

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Selena was such a style queen, but what’s a style queen without an entire court that can keep up with the same level of flawless fashion? Nothing. Luckily, Selena was surrounded by fierce Dinos who slayed the 90s fashion game. Here’s their individual breakdown of style.

Abraham Quintanilla III

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If you weren’t wearing a Kangōl hat, you def weren’t on top of trends.

And when he wasn’t rocking that Kangōl hat, he looked a little something like this…

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Side swooped bangs with squared transitional glasses.

Suzette Quintanilla

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Susie was the band fashionista, always helping design their outfits. She also helped with hair and makeup.  Also, is that a Dave & Buster’s t-shirt?!

Chris Perez

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Chris was definitely the cool guy in the group. The cool, quiet guy who kept his style simple, yet so rockstar with his long curly hair.

Pete Astudillo

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Pete looked pretty normal until he hit you with the side view…

Pete 2

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Most. Iconic. Mullet. EVER.

Don Shelton

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He was known as one of two things: Selena’s backup dancer or the guy with the tight leather pants. Here’s why:

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Freddy Correa

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He was known as the hottie who wore his shirt open down to his six-pack. But just like Don, he also got down in tight leather pants…

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?Baila, baila esta cumbia?

Together, they formed our favorite band ever ?❤️.

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Slay.

Don’t forget to share with all your friends if you’re still into Los Dinos’ 90’s style.

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