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How to teach your children about saving money

Commentary by Chara Typically, children want to use money only for buying things they like. That is why parents should teach them how to manage it properly and prepare them for when they grow up. Here are some tips on how you can encourage your children to save money: *Have a children’s bank in the house: It can be a …

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Add Joy to Spring Cleaning

While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming. To add color and whimsy, and make spring cleaning a more joyous event, consider these ideas from mom and designer Joy Cho, the founder and …

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No screen time for babies, WHO recommends

By Roberta Pardo The World Health Organization (WHO) recently advised that children under 5 years old should have minimal screen time, and those under 1 should have no screen time at all. In its first-ever guidance on this subject, the agency said April 24 that kids under 5 should not spend more than one hour a day watching screens. Instead, …

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The history behind Cinco de Mayo

By Chara This Sunday, people in the United States celebrate a Mexican holiday. It’s not Mexican Independence Day. It’s not a big holiday in Mexico either, although some Americans might think so. It’s Cinco de Mayo. On Cinco de Mayo, Mexicans commemorate the Battle of Puebla. At the Battle of Puebla, the Mexican army faced and defeated the French army. …

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How to pick the right college

Commentary by Chara For many of you high school seniors, now is the time for you to make one of the most important decisions in your life: where you will attend college. Choosing a college can be stressful and difficult. If you are having difficulty deciding what college to pick, here are some tips that might help you: *Create a …

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Latin communities influencing the way rural America speaks English

Commentary by Eulogio JP I have often wondered how Latin culture will shape American culture. In Chicago and New York City, for instance, you can easily see how Italian immigrants have influenced the culture of both cities, including the way the residents speak. At times, I have doubted if I would live to see Latin culture exert that level of …

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KC Degrees helps adults return to college

By Roberta Pardo A Kansas City area organization is helping people who did not finish college return and earn a degree. KC Degrees provides area adults with personalized, consistent and reliable college success services to help them earn a college degree or high-quality certificate. Alex Villagran, KC Degrees bilingual college success navigator, said the organization not only helps people get …

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Discrimination in education?

Commentary by Eulogio JP A concerning educational trend has emerged during Trump’s presidency Recently, while walking through the halls of my alma mater, Park University, I noticed a huge change: There are few international students. My wife, a Park alumna, once told me that the one thing she enjoyed the most about Park was that you could encounter someone from …

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Study shows many families lack financial plans for college

By Chara Many American families are not prepared to pay for their children’s college education, according to a recent study published by Sallie Mae analyzing how families pay for college. According to the report, 40 percent of families do not have a plan to pay for college. The study also pointed out, however, that many American families start savings accounts …

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In defense of screen time

By Siri Fiske The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting kids’ brains. Technology “is wreaking havoc on our children,” warned one former Facebook employee. These parents need …

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