How to celebrate Children Day’s at home

Commentary by Tere SiqueiraThis Friday (April 30) is a special day in Mexico. That is when the country observes Children’s Day.As Wikipedia and other sources state, the World Conference on the Welfare of Children officially declared an International Children’s Day in 1925. Since then, countries worldwide have designated dates to stage their national observances of […]

Make the most of graduating during the pandemic

Commentary by Tere Siqueira As someone who is finishing college this spring, I have a message for my fellow graduates: We should try to stay positive and make the most of the challenge of graduating under a pandemic.As part of the class of 2021, finishing college amid the pandemic has a bittersweet flavor for me […]

Voces Consulares: Awareness and tornado season 

Each year more than 100 tornadoes of diverse intensity are registered in the states of Kansas and Missouri, on average: about 60 take place in the Sunflower State, and about 50 in the Show Me State.There is little we can do to avoid them, but we can do a lot to prepare. A good prevention […]

Voces Consulares: What should I know about mental health?

Discussing mental health can be complicated because among us, our friends, family, colleagues or even in our own home there may be prejudices and obstacles preventing us from taking care of ourselves beyond our physical health, such as fear of asking for help or expressing feelings such as sadness or crying.Mental health is “a state […]

Voces Consulares: What your Consulate can do for you

About 500 thousand people who identify themselves as Mexicans live in the states of Kansas and Missouri and the Western half of Oklahoma.The Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, Missouri, is tasked with providing services and outreach to this community, and with protecting their rights across a jurisdiction of approximately 500,000 km², almost twice the […]

Voces Consulares

Virtually a year ago, when we were barely learning how to deal with the SARS-COV2 virus, those who were considered essential workers in industries like food processing, agriculture, retail and food preparation, continued to work with dignity and resilience to provide us all with the basic services that we used to take for granted.Among many […]

La columna de la Dra. Nancy Álvarez: El 911 y los niños

En EEUU enseñan a los niños que, ante cualquier señal de maltrato, llamen al 911. Cuando esto pasa, se desata una gran tragedia y un real abuso emocional hacia el niño. O sea, que a quien se pretende “salvar” de un posible abuso, termina siendo abusado fuertemente por las autoridades. Además, se olvidan de que, […]

Northwest-Kansas City offers college completion programs

By Angie Baldelomar Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City offers many degree completion programs.“If a student has already attended a community college and has already achieved the associate degree, they can transfer that degree into here – and then, we help them get two more years of major-level classes to achieve that bachelor’s degree,” said Amy […]

LNESC-KC director offers scholarship search tips

By Angie Baldelomar For any high school student considering college or trade school, looking for scholarships is as important than deciding where to attend college — maybe more so.Mike Macias, director of the LULAC National Education Service Center in Kansas City (LNESC-Kansas City), said the main takeaway in searching for scholarships is to not do […]