TikTok: Understanding a social media platform’s success (Part I of a Series)




Analysis by Teresa Siqueira A Chinese tech company is challenging American companies for dominance of the social media world – and is giving the U.S. government cause for concern. The company is called ByteDance. Based in Beijing, it has launched TikTok, a short video creation and sharing platform with more than 500 million users, with […]

Wearing masks, hand washing and social distancing can stop COVID-19, study finds




By Roberta Pardo A new study reveals that three simple behaviors could stop most of the COVID-19 pandemic, even without a vaccine or additional treatments. If people wore masks, washed their hands regularly and kept their social distance from one another, the spread of the pandemic could be stopped, according to the study, published Tuesday […]

Area colleges making changes for upcoming fall semester




By Angie Baldelomar Many higher education institutions in Kansas and Missouri have released their plans to safely hold in-person classes this fall semester. In the Kansas City area, Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, announced its plans to return to in-person instruction on campus, though the term will start Aug. 31, two weeks later than […]