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North Las Vegas founder recognized by street, elementary school
It might seem surprising that the road in North Las Vegas named for Tom Williams, who created that city, is such a short and unheralded thoroughfare. It may be more surprising that an elementary school is also named for the man who championed having as little government as possible in the new city and keeping out black people.
The word might conjure images of coin-operated movies in closet-sized rooms. And the one movie theater Travis Bickle should NOT have taken his date to in “Taxi Driver.” Or that stack of forbidden magazines under your parents’ bed.
Take 5: What to watch for in UNLV’s 2015 opener at Northern Illinois
UNLV’s New Era has arrived and it kicks off at 4:34 p.m. Las Vegas time Saturday at Northern Illinois on CBS Sports Network. First-year coach Tony Sanchez begins his tenure as a 23-point underdog, bigger odds even than last year’s season opener at Arizona, which UNLV lost by 45 as 21-point underdogs.
New UNLV President Len Jessup answers Vegas' burning questions
You never know when you’re going to get a Slip ’N Slide question, even when you’re the president of a university. UNLV’s Len Jessup took it in stride, answering diverse queries cultivated from UNLV brass and alumni, a TV star and a city leader, Weekly staffers and our creative friends on social media.
Brittany Bronson Has A Master's and A Regular 'New York Times' Byline - And She's Also A Server on the Strip
Brittany Bronson’s résumé is admirable by any standard: She’s a monthly op-ed contributor to The New York Times and an adjunct English instructor at UNLV; she has a master’s degree in creative writing and—like more academics than you might realize—she’s a cocktail server on the Strip. One of these gigs is not like the others, but the combination is what keeps the Las Vegan of four years financially afloat, feeding her literary passion in the classroom and enjoying a more fast-paced restaurant job. The Weekly caught up with Bronson to talk about the state of education and how rude customers react when they find out the women in the aprons are more educated than they are.