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Sophia Belshe

Sophia Belshe

Sophia Belshe is a reporting intern for The Kansas City Beacon. She is from Overland Park, Kansas, and a rising senior at the University of Kansas.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at University Hospital.

KC health officials work to increase COVID vaccination rates as Delta variant spreads

By: - August 2, 2021

This story was originally published by The Kansas City Beacon. Health care leaders in Kansas City are working to get more people vaccinated to slow the recent surge of cases in the metro area as the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced that masks will again be required in public spaces […]

Why this KC tech camp draws kids with visual impairments from all over the country

By: - June 29, 2021

This story was originally published by the Kansas City Beacon.  Fifteen-year-old Lyra Thompson describes herself as tech-savvy. She likes to learn coding languages in her free time and uses HTML to build websites. But because she’s a person with albinism whose eyes are more sensitive to light, she needs to use a program like ZoomText that magnifies text […]