Many American Christmas traditions have immigrant roots

By Tere Siqueira Christmas has weathered many twists throughout its long history. Americans, for example, celebrate Christmas with a mixture of traditions that came together with the mixing of immigrant groups. Here are some American traditions with immigrant roots: *Poinsettias: Native to Mexico, the plant known for its lush red leaves was brought to the […]

How to celebrate a more meaningful Christmas

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Christmas has moved beyond its religious roots to become an international celebration of gratitude and sharing. With that in mind, try implementing some of the following activities to enrich your Christmas celebration this year: *Give back to the community: There are many opportunities to make others feel better during the Christmas […]

Giving & getting the gift of companionship

Much of America is preoccupied with preparations for the impending holiday. Next Wednesday is Christmas. Shopping, giftwrapping, baking, reaching out and getting ready rule. For this most special day of the year, second in importance only to Easter on the Christian calendar, the heart and soul of observances are kinship, fellowship and tradition – in […]

5 Shopping Apps to Try Before You Buy

Find deals on holiday gifts and ways to save all year long By AARP You can save a load of money clipping coupons out of newspaper inserts, but you can save even more by adding digital coupons and other online shopping tools to the mix. One sign of how popular they’ve become: In 2018, Americans […]

Lawrence PD warns of college serial rapist over break at KU

By Roberta Pardo The Lawrence (Kansas) Police Department recently released a statement warning students at the University of Kansas that are staying in the city for the holidays to remain cautious over the semester break. Along with the Riley County Police Department, where Kansas State University is located, the police say they continue the search […]

Mexico passes law against plagiarism

By Roberta Pardo Mexican artisans are not alone anymore in the fight against plagiarism. Mexico’s Congress of the Union recently passed a bill that protects indigenous artisan creations, including clothing, from plagiarism. With the legislation, lawmakers hope to prevent national and foreign companies from taking advantage of cultural expression without benefitting the communities. “The purpose […]