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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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Make a difference in education

6 ways to contribute to schools in your community In communities across the country, many cities and towns revolve around their local school districts. As education is considered one of the backbones of society, it’s common for community members to seek ways to assist students through school- related programs. If you’re interested in making a positive impact on your local …

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Street Talk: What is the meaning of Valentine’s Day?

Interviews by Tere Siqueira What Valentine’s Day means depends on who you ask about it. Recently, Dos Mundos asked some people what the Feb. 14 holiday means to them. Here are their answers: “For me, (it) is a celebration that allows (for) creating stronger relationships in couples and friendships. People do this by sharing gifts and their time together as …

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Researchers working to develop apps to monitor teen depression

By Angie Baldelomar Researchers are trying to develop apps that would monitor teen depression to fight against an impending mental health crisis, according to an Associated Press report. For years, studies have linked heavy smartphone use to worsening teen mental health. But that also means they leave digital footprints that might offer clues to their psychological state. According to preliminary …

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How to land a scholarship for college

Commentary by Chara Having a scholarship can be beneficial in many ways. For one, it helps ease the burden of paying for a college education. In addition, it is a confidence-booster because it provides recognition. And after college, it can help a résumé stand out from those of other job applicants. Here are some tips that might help you to …

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What to look for in a college

Commentary by Yanis De Palma If you are considering going to college, you should be thoughtful about what kind of experience you want for the next four years of your life. There are many factors you should consider when choosing a college, including the following: *Academics: Education is the key factor in your college search, so search for schools that …

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College offers many benefits

Commentary by Tere Siqueira College is expensive. But the benefits of a higher education outweigh the costs. Some of those benefits include the following: *Better financial earnings: On average, college graduates earn 56 percent more than high school graduates. And compared to earlier generations, millennials with college degrees have lower unemployment and poverty rates. Data shows that the income levels …

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Many mentoring programs available in KC area

By Yanis De Palma  Mentoring is a common practice, especially in education and in the business world. In a mentoring relationship, a more experienced individual serves as an advisor and/or teacher to someone who is less experienced in a profession or subject of education, with the mentor responsible for offering the mentee support and feedback. The Kansas City area offers …

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