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Officials at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are considering handing over the school's student-run radio station to Nevada Public Radio.
Planes, trains and automobiles to get us to a destination where we might dread the conversation but we hopefully enjoy the food.
A big change may be on the horizon for the student-run radio station at UNLV. Next month, the Board of Regents is set to vote on handing over the operation of KUNV 91.5 FM to Nevada Public Radio.
Court can be a scary place for a kid. That’s why UNLV law student Wynn Tashman works for Kids’ Court School, a program designed by professor Rebecca Nathanson to educate child witnesses about the legal process. “I always have been passionate about youth advocacy, and also about LGBT causes,” says Tashman, who is fusing those passions and using his experience working with Nathanson to develop his own educational intervention program—one for LGBT youth facing bullying and harassment in schools.
The controversy about UNLV’s Hey Reb! school mascot heated up anew at a student rally on Nov. 17. The rally—a show of solidarity with students at the University of Missouri and students at campuses all over the country who are using the hashtag #BlackOnCampus to discuss overt and subtle forms of racism—became a public forum for continued debate about the Confederate origin of the Rebel mascot. Students at the rally asked UNLV President Len Jessup to revisit the issue of changing the school’s mascot – something that has been a frequent issue during UNLV’s history.
Don Snyder was honored during the seventh annual gala of Volunteers in Medicine Nov. 7 at The Venetian and Palazzo.
The 2015 Nevada Legislature adjourned on June 1, but the session never ended for state gaming regulators.
Though he’s presented as a Western frontiersman, UNLV mascot Hey Reb is under fire for the second time this year for perceived Confederate ties.
As the Chicago Police Department prepares to release a potentially explosive video that shows an officer killing a 17-year-old black teenager named Laquan McDonald, some police-transparency activists have taken a new and curious position: They want the video to remain secret.
When UNLV juniors Kenny Daniels and Jackson Dunn founded their nonprofit Pursue Positivity, they kept the objective simple: help others. Vague as that mission may be, it’s led to the duo hosting improvement workshops at local schools, taking a cross-country trip to Arkansas to build a home for a family in need, and recruiting 1,500 members devoted to putting more positivity into the world. Now, the organization is doing what Las Vegas does best: throwing an awesome party. - See more at: http://vegasseven.com/2015/11/20/theoria-music-festival-brings-positivit...
Nicholas Ohlson's addiction to methamphetamine began when he was only 14.
Over the next 10 years, he was in and out of rehab, served jail time, and wound up homeless. Christmas day 2009 became his turning point.
Another generation of college students are realizing their power after University of Missouri students, including football players and faculty members, used various forms of protest to force the resignations of both their president and chancellor.
For weeks, high-profile protests at college campuses across the country have forced schools to have uncomfortable conversations about race and diversity.
Las Vegas is a working city – whether working in hospitality, construction or other trades – people here work hard.
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