In The News: Department of Sociology

The Verge
July 31, 2021

Digital fan clubs are turning into single-purpose social networks

July 27, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has always been a nightmare for higher education, but in the 2020-21 school year, it has largely spared the country’s sparsely populated campuses from growing political tensions.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 26, 2021

College leaders should be ready for protests, provocations, and lone attacks, experts say.

Nevada Independent
July 19, 2021

Less than five years after bringing the NFL’s Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, Southern Nevada is dancing with Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics, the Northern California city’s last professional sports franchise, which is seeking to flee the crumbling Oakland Coliseum for possibly a new multi-billion stadium in the desert.

June 23, 2021

Ammon Bundy became infamous in 2014 when he was involved in an armed standoff with federal officials in Nevada, where his father, rancher Cliven Bundy, refused to pay grazing fees.

Washington Post
June 22, 2021

Ammon Bundy has carried a small copy of the U.S. Constitution in his front pocket for the past seven years. He does so to remind himself of what the government is supposed to do to serve the people without abusing its authority, he said.

June 4, 2021

Oregon's House Judiciary Committee held an informational hearing Thursday on a bill that would decriminalize prostitution in the state.

Portland Tribune
June 4, 2021

Local activists are pushing state lawmakers to decriminalize sex work across Oregon. As much as 68% of the public supports the idea, according to a ballot measure consultant.

June 4, 2021

As much as 68% of the public supports the idea, according to a ballot measure consultant.

The Mercury News
May 19, 2021

Demi Lovato’s announcement Wednesday about being nonbinary means, among other things, that people will continue to hear the word more often.

Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2021

His book, “American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate,” cowritten with Robert Futrell, includes interviews with white supremacists and details how hate groups cultivate new members.

NBC News
May 10, 2021

Jessica Washington, a single mother of two, moved from Chicago to Las Vegas in 2006 after she lost her airline job and needed a fresh start. In some ways, she found it: She moved into a roomy apartment, got hired by the Transportation Security Administration, and bought a used BMW. Then the police began stopping her.