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Social media is changing daily life

Analysis by Yanis De Palma Modern people must move between two worlds: the tangible one and the digital one. Because of the digital world, many aspects of daily life are changing. Social media platforms have been particularly influential on daily life. Some of the ways social media platforms are changing everyday life include the following: *Communication: With greater speed and …

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Stop procrastinating, be productive

Commentary by Carey Juez-Perez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Procrastination seemingly helps us ease our stress by ignoring a dreaded task. Eventually, however, we must complete the task – and our procrastination will only increase our stress level as we frantically complete it. Here are a few tips to help boost productivity when you’re tempted to procrastinate: *Prioritize: Often, an undesirable …

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Gun safety at home: A few tips

Commentary by Carey Juez-Perez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Many families keep guns at home. Sadly, however, many children accidentally injure or kill themselves with those guns. Children are curious and don’t fully understand the dangers of guns. Therefore, it’s the parents’ or guardians’ responsibility to properly store guns and educate their children about having guns in the home. Here are …

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KCMO hosts national student business competition

The 2018 Enactus United States National Champion team from Brigham Young University – Hawaii with Dave Hall, President, Hallmark Cards, Inc. (far left); Alex Perwich, President, Enactus United States (2nd from right) and Rachael Jarosh, President & CEO, Enactus (3rd from right) Students display entrepreneurial acumen, pursue career opportunities Recently, teams of student entrepreneurs from various colleges around the United …

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Herrada shares insights about Enactus

Interview by Tere Siqueira The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Enactus team is working to empower students, government officials and business owners in America through its Kansas City Economic Development project. It’s also working to inform high school students through its Strategies for Success project. Mark Herrada, 23, has been part of the UMKC Enactus team for some time. Specifically, he has been …

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Enactus program alumnus helping students with their entrepreneurial pursuits

Commentary by Chara and photo cortesy Hallmark As a college student, the non-profit organization Enactus helped Luis Blanco. As a professional, Blanco is helping college students through Enactus. Headquartered in Springfield, Mo., Enactus is an organization for students and business leaders who strive to use entrepreneurial works to transform lives and improve the world. From May 20 to 22, Enactus …

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Tornado season: Some facts and terms to know 2

Part II of a Public Service Series Springtime generally means warmer weather for the Kansas City area. It also means tornado season is here. As was mentioned during the first part of this series, a tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground and is often (though not always) visible as a …

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KC area offers some enjoyable summer vacation activities

Commentary by Chara Summer vacation is here for Kansas City area schoolchildren. If you want to have some quality time with your children and enjoy some fun area family activities, here’s a list of suggestions: *Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library summer reading programs: The library offers free summer reading programs for youngsters and adults. Check with the branch nearest you …

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Tornado season: be prepared

Part I of a Public Service Series Springtime generally means warmer weather for the Kansas City area. It also means tornado season is here. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground and is often (though not always) visible as a funnel cloud. Lightning and hail are common in thunderstorms that …

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KC Scholars program expands funding, seeks to expand outreach

KC Scholars’ outreach is growing. In 2017, its first year, the program provided financial assistance to more than 600 applicants, estimated Val Salazar, program manager. Recently, KC Scholars announced in a press release that 900-plus applicants spanning six Kansas City area counties would receive funding this year to go toward their college education. The increase is largely because of “great …

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