Local student discusses graduating, prepping for college during a pandemic




By Angie Baldelomar Senior year of high school can be full of stress, in between deciding about college and preparing to say goodbye to friends. The stress can more than double when the end of a student’s senior year occurs in the middle of a pandemic. For Grace Knight, who recently graduated from Lincoln Prep […]

Area Hispanic student graduates Sumner Academy with highest honors




By Angie Baldelomar For Chelsea Cartagena, getting into Sumner Academy of the Arts and Sciences in Kansas City, Kansas, was the opportunity she had worked for since she was little. “When I received the letter, I knew I wanted to go because I felt like it was the environment for me,” she said. “My teachers […]

Celebrate Independence Day safely during COVID-19




Commentary by Chara Celebrating Independence Day (July 4) safely this year means taking some additional precautions. Along with the usual safety when shooting fireworks, Americans must be careful to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) this year. Just because activities are slowly returning to normal does not mean it is O.K. to organize large gatherings […]

Hispanic DJ “El Norteño” dies of coronavirus




By Tere Siqueira Francisco Molinar, known as “El Norteno” (Norteño in Spanish), died June 26 after battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Born in La Junta, Chihuahua, Mexico, Molinar had been a Hispanic radio personality in the Kansas City area since 2001. He worked for the radio station La Super X. Recently, he had begun transitioning […]

Longtime Hispanic DJ La Jarocha dies of coronavirus




By Angie Baldelomar Esther Solis, known as “La Jarocha,” died June 19 after a few weeks of battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Born in Tres Valles, Veracruz, Mexico, Solis was a Spanish radio DJ personality in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years. She worked for the radio station La Super X for […]

Dos Mundos celebrates anniversary by adapting to COVID-19 crisis




By Chara Dos Mundos is not celebrating its latest anniversary in typical fashion. Rather than staging a big party, as is often the case, the bilingual newspaper is observing its anniversary this month by dealing with a problem that is affecting the rest of the world: the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 has affected the way […]

COVID-19 survivor wants to create awareness




By Chara A few months ago, Maria Beatriz Gonzalez was skeptical about the existence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). That changed when the virus attacked her and her family. It started when Gonzalez felt dizzy. Because she suffers from high blood pressure, she thought that was causing her dizziness at first. One night after fainting, […]

Palacios discusses fatherhood and co-parenting




By Angie Baldelomar Becoming a father has been perhaps one of the greatest moments in Edgar Jose Palacios’ life. Born in Miami, Palacios is the father of two children: a 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter. “Being a dad is a lot of fun,” he says. “I love taking them to new places, seeing them […]

Hernandez helping connect KCMO Mayor’s Office with Latino community




By Angie Baldelomar The office of Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas has increased its efforts to reach the Latino community in Kansas City — particularly during this pandemic. Aly Hernandez, external relations manager for the office, has been a key member in making this effort happen. Hernandez is in charge of handling local press […]

Frontier Schools Using 3D Printers to Create Face Shields for Medical Personnel




Kansas City, Missouri – In reaction to the shortage of protective wear for medical personnel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small team of teachers at Frontier Schools are doing their part to help. Mr. Azat Ovezov, Director of Science Curriculum, Shukru Kilic, Engineering Teacher and Islam Kamilov, Computer Teacher, are working tirelessly in their […]