Carolina Alonso, a biochemistry student at the University of Nevada, Reno, on Tuesday advanced to the next round of NBC’s nationally syndicated singing show The Voice. Alonso, a 23-year-old whose parents immigrated from Mexico, chose to sing the ballad “Triste” by the popular Mexican artist Yuri. Her choice so impressed Kelly Clarkson, one of four… [Read More]
COVID-19 contract tracers continue to be in short supply. That’s especially true for bilingual ones. According to health officials in Nevada, bilingual contract tracers are working seven days a week and up to 14 hours a day. “Right now, it is a very difficult time, and as far as having enough [bilingual contact tracers], I… [Read More]
Several months into the pandemic, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is seeing record numbers of people using their food assistance services. With many food pantries housed in schools, food availability over the summer is different than during the rest of the year. Before the pandemic, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada served about 91,000 people a… [Read More]
An existing language gap between patients and healthcare workers is being further exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and University of Nevada, Las Vegas medical students are working to close communication challenges in the university’s simulation lab. In Nevada, 31 percent of people speak a language other than English in the home. That’s according to a… [Read More]
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has released a small business resource guide in both English and Spanish.
By Stephanie Serrano Sarah Perez is a dance instructor who teaches a handful of small children the traditional Hispanic dance Folklórico. “In Artown, I have a group of kids that are going to be doing some Folklórico dances mainly from the region of Guadalajara and one Veracruz dance,” Perez said. “They are described as more… [Read More]
By Alexa Solis The fluorescent lights of a small, Mexican restaurant flickered as a friend and I ducked in after a long day of classes. Rain tapped on the windows as we waited to order. I stepped forward, clearing my throat. “Yeah, uh, I’ll have a burrito,” I said, rolling my r’s as I spoke…. [Read More]