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A week full of exploration and discovery is underway with more than 40 educational events throughout the Las Vegas Valley as part of the Science & Technology Festival. Hands-on exhibits, debates and tours of various facilities are scheduled, even an appearance by a creator of infamous “Star Wars” vehicles on May the Fourth.
A’s management responded firmly Friday to a report that connected the team to Las Vegas. According to the Chicago Tribune, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told a group of sports editors “if we were looking at relocation, Las Vegas would be on the list.” He then added that “until the Tampa Bay and Oakland situations are settled, I can’t see talking about expansion.”
After a year of hibernation, the Runnin’ Rebels are back. In a span of 24 hours, head coach Marvin Menzies added three top-tier recruits and instantly breathed new life into the program, and a team that finished last in the Mountain West a year ago is now poised for a major revival.
Holly Ramella says she embarked on a life of advocacy when she'd felt a sense of helplessness when a friend disclosed to her a sexual assault suffered. “I didn’t know what to do or how to help,” Ramella, 22, said at the end of the "SlutWalk" event, which aimed to bring to light sexual assault awareness at UNLV.
Marvin Menzies' UNLV rebuilding project has its foundation. A year after scrambling to pull together his first recruiting class, Menzies put together a strong one for his second season in the desert with a six-player class that includes heralded big man Brandon McCoy and the nation's top-rated junior college player.
UNLV student Alexa Mateos was a high school freshman when she said classmates began calling her a slut after finding out that she was sleeping with older men.
People stared as dozens of UNLV students marched across campus in the "No Shame Slut Walk" Wednesday.
Students at UNLV called for an end to rape culture, in an unconventional way.
Using his executive authority, President Donald Trump directed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Wednesday to review national monument designations dating back to the Clinton administration.
Las Vegas is a gambling mecca that attracts millions of tourists from around the world with its great climate and entertainment-packed resorts. Those millions of visitors, hotel marketing experts say, can be categorized into four buckets: wholesale customers, group customers, FIT (free independent travelers) and casino discount customers.
Five-star prospect Brandon McCoy committed to UNLV over Arizona, Michigan State, Oregon and San Diego State on Tuesday night.
Tuesday night’s biggest news came on Twitter when one of the top prep basketball players in the country announced his intentions in a simple tweet. The seven-foot center Brandon McCoy announced that he's going to play for UNLV.
UNLV’s new medical school, touted as an engine for economic diversity and a solution to a growing physician shortage throughout Southern Nevada, already faces possible setbacks amid rising tension between the Board of Regents and Dean Barbara Atkinson.
As someone who's been at this parenting gig a while, and has subjected myself (and my kids) to quite a few parenting trends over the years, I tend to view most parenting choices, as "you do you and I'll do me." However, I draw the line at choices that might put someone or their kids in harms' way. I don't want people to get hurt just because something seemed like a good idea and everyone else was doing it. That's one of the many reasons why I refused to eat my placenta and, honestly, why I think you shouldn't either.
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