Try art therapy to manage your anxiety

Commentary by Chara During stressful periods, experiencing anxiety is common. But anxiety can interfere with your daily routine if you do not act. One of the most common ways of anxiety treatment is art therapy. A report published in 2017 by the Mayo Clinic states that people over 70 years old who worked on arts […]

Shawnee Mission North senior receives scholarship opportunities

By Roberta Pardo Shawnee Mission North High School senior Jorge Luis Coromac’s family could not be more excited for him. Coromac has become one of the latest recipients of scholarship opportunities offered by the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s Scholarship Shawnee Mission program. Along with 600 other students of Shawnee Mission North, he recently received a […]

Joe Biden projected to be the next US President

By Angie Baldelomar After days of waiting for results, the race was finally called on Nov. 7 after Biden had secured the electoral votes needed to win, with a projected 290 votes in the Electoral College to Trump’s 214, according to The Associated Press (AP). At press time, the AP had not yet determined the […]

Mother shares experience with son’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis

By Angie Baldelomar Maria Orona’s life was forever changed when her 9-year-old son, Ramon, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Almost three months ago, Ramon lost 30 pounds in a month. Orona noticed he drank a 24-pack of water within two days. He also was having trouble sleeping. She took her son to his doctor. […]

Area veteran recalls military service as Veteran’s Day approaches

By Angie Baldelomar When he was a sophomore in high school, Michael Alvarado told his parents he was going to enlist in the Navy as soon as he graduated high school. Coming from a military family, it seemed like the inevitable path for him. Alvarado enlisted in 1975 when he was a senior. He graduated […]

BIDEN VS. TRUMP The ultimate battle

No winner yet, but Biden pulls ahead By Angie Baldelomar A full day after Election Day, neither candidate had reached the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. At press time, Democrat Joe Biden was ahead with 264 electoral votes, winning key battleground states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona, according to the […]

Mattie Rhodes celebrating Dia de los Muertos virtually

By Angie Baldelomar The Mattie Rhodes Center is holding a different kind of celebration for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) this year. Traditionally, Dia de los Muertos is a big community event at Mattie Rhodes — one that has brought together thousands of people in previous years. This year, because of the […]

Q&A: Barbara Bollier, candidate for the U.S. Senate

Interview by Angie Baldelomar Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier, a Democrat, is running to represent the Sunflower State in the U.S. Senate. Bollier is facing Republican Rep. Roger Marshall in the Nov. 3 general elections. Kansas has not elected a Democratic senator since 1932. Dos Mundos spoke with her over the phone to discuss her platforms […]

KC area offers five scary attractions to visit this Halloween

By Roberta Pardo The Kansas City area has a long history of haunted houses, at one time even being considered the haunted house capital of the world. With Halloween (Oct. 31) falling on a weekend, multiple frightening attractions around the Kansas City area are open for business, following safety guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

La Familia Dean-Lozoya Foundation donates $10,000 to J.C. Harmon High School

By Angie Baldelomar La Familia Dean-Lozoya Foundation presented a check donating $10,000 to J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas, during a small ceremony Oct. 14 in the high school’s cafeteria. The funds will provide J.C. Harmon’s families with a resource room equipped with technology and access to community resources. The money also will […]