Divulgando la cultura en dos idiómas.

How to celebrate Father’s Day in a special way

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Father’s Day is almost here.The holiday, observed the third Sunday in June each year, provides a day for families to express their appreciation for the sacrifices, hard work and unconditional love fathers provide. Whether you’re celebrating a biological father, stepfather, grandfather or a father figure, here are some meaningful ways to […]

Arvest Bank Offers Tips to Avoid Common Financial Fraud

Fraud continues to be a prominent issue impacting consumers, businesses and financial institutions. As part of Arvest’s continued commitment to financial education, the bank is highlighting smart money management skills that includes knowing how to spot potential fraud.According to the Federal Trade Commission, people reported losing $10 billion to scams in 2023. That’s $1 billion […]

Tornadoes, floods hit Heartland

By Tere Siqueira After a weekend marked by severe weather, some Kansas and Missouri residents are assessing the damage following a series of tornadoes and floods that swept through parts of the Midwest and the South.According to multiple media outlets, a storm system that stretched from Texas to southern Wisconsin produced some tornadoes and considerable […]

Family support is key to success in college

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Going to college is a significant milestone not just for students, but also for their families.Because college is a time of big changes and new challenges, family support is key for a student to make the transition from high school or the workforce to college. And everyone in the family has […]

At a glance: High school and college graduation ceremonies

By Tere SiqueiraFrom the tossing of caps to the turning of tassels, there are certain customs that are part of U.S. high school and college graduation ceremonies, including some with a Hispanic flavor.Some of those customs include the following:*Cap and gown: As multiple sources have stated, this wardrobe dates back to medieval universities in Europe. […]

KCKPS shares new Kansas graduation requirements

By Angie Baldelomar Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (KCKPS) is spreading the news about new state graduation requirements that will be in place for ninth graders, starting with the 2024-25 school year.Students who’ll enter the ninth grade next school year and plan to graduate in 2028 will see slight changes to the classes they take. […]

At a glance: Dia del Niño

By Tere Siqueira On April 30 each year, Mexico celebrates Dia del Nino (Niño in Spanish), also called Children’s Day.Rooted in cultural tradition and community values, the observance of Dia del Nino varies by country in Latin America, but the unifying theme remains clear: It’s a celebration of children’s well-being, happiness and importance in society.Here […]

How to celebrate Earth Day

By Tere Siqueira Earth Day, observed each year on April 22, is a call to action.Since its origin in 1970, Earth Day has been a call for individuals, communities and governments to collaborate in protecting the environment and fostering a sustainable future. And as we humans face critical challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss, […]

How to interact with people with autism

Commentary by Chara Interacting with people on the autism spectrum requires a special approach that acknowledges their needs and challenges.Specifically, it requires patience, empathy and specialized strategies. In observance of April as National Autism Acceptance Month, here are some tips to help improve your interactions with people on the spectrum:*Be clear and concise: Communicate in […]

Multicultural Festival set at Frontiers

By Angie BaldelomarFrontiers Schools is holding its annual Multicultural Festival.The festival will run 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday (April 12) at the gymnasium of the Frontiers School of Innovation Middle School, located at 1575 Universal Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri.The festival will include live music, face painting and balloon artists. But the highlight will be the opportunity […]