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Dec 20, 2017

San Diego native Jacqueline Phan passed on opportunities to study in California so she could contribute to biochemistry research here in Las Vegas.

Dec 11, 2017

By the time violence broke out at a white nationalist march and counterdemonstration in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II had had enough.

Dec 11, 2017

By the time violence broke out at a white nationalist march and counterdemonstration in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II had had enough.

Nov 22, 2017

Like most of us, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II is fed up with political polarization. “People can’t engage one another about contentious issues,” the 24-year-old criminal justice major says.

Oct 26, 2017

It didn’t take long for people to spin elaborate scenarios about the events of October 1. Suddenly, conspiracy theories were local—and struck a nerve. The speculation triggered painful memories and seemed to delegitimize survivors’ personal experiences. So, how to proceed when a friend posts a cringe-worthy conspiracy on social media?

Oct 4, 2017

Between a Facebook post Saturday morning promoting its resort and a post around 3 a.m. Monday expressing condolences and information about a lockdown, there was nothing on Mandalay Bay’s account.

Jul 14, 2017

Twelve high school students stood inside a classroom at UNLV, each facing a laptop and timer on a chair. Matt Gomez, the debate lab leader, instructed the students to set the timer for five minutes and pull up the lengthy evidence files on their screens.

May 30, 2017

Every 9 seconds a woman in America is beaten or assaulted.

Nevada consistently ranks high in deaths related to domestic violence. In 2016, there were at least 24, according to the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. The year before, 43 victims lost their lives.

May 1, 2017

In the United States, 10 million men and women experience domestic violence each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That includes physical and sexual abuse.

Feb 21, 2017

On April 22, Earth Day, another group of protesters will march on Washington: scientists. They generally attempt political neutrality, but President Donald Trump’s policy actions and appointments have pushed many experts across many disciplines to consider taking this very public stand.

Feb 13, 2017

The words “true love” often conjure up images of romantic scenes in Hollywood movies, but a California-based neurologist argues long-lasting love is a multilayered process and that falling out of love is a normal part of it.

Feb 13, 2017

Romance is in the air, where the wireless signal travels on the 2.4-gigahertz UHF radio band, where OKCupid algorithmically hunts, where virtual sex sort of happens, where love is both as clunky and apparitional in the post-reality era as truth. The cynics among us once rolled our eyes at the commercialization of love in the Valentine’s Day aisle of Walgreens. Today, the expression reaches beyond scheduled chocolates and roses and bounces through satisfying/not satisfying interweb encounters that leave us wondering what is real. Alexa, what is romance? Tinder, is this love? Facebook, should I change my relationship status?

Jan 9, 2017

Me: “So I have a New Year’s resolution for 2016.” My wife: “What is it?”

Nov 8, 2016

What was the most alarming of all the alarming moments in the unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign? Here’s a possibility: October 19, two-thirds of the way through the third presidential debate in Las Vegas, when Donald Trump, the strangest Republican presidential candidate ever, refused to say whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost.

Nov 8, 2016

What was the most alarming of all the alarming moments in the unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign? Here’s a possibility: October 19, two-thirds of the way through the third presidential debate in Las Vegas, when Donald Trump, the strangest Republican presidential candidate ever, refused to say whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost.

Oct 24, 2016

Tomorrow night is the final face-off in the 2016 race. At stake: the crucial, undecided voters.

Oct 24, 2016

Alright, so some reality mixed with satire. The last two debates have definitely let themselves to comedic moments.

Oct 10, 2016

The second presidential debate is in the books. The third and final debate is going to be right here in Las Vegas at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center.