In The News: Department of Sociology

Vox
March 2, 2021

A couple of months ago, I kept seeing the same burnt-orange avatar popping up on my TikTok feed, overlaid with black text that was almost too tiny to read. But if you squinted, you could see what it said: “Cancel P*rn.”

Nevada Current
February 18, 2021

Following summer protests calling for reforms to policing, the newly launched Nevada chapter of the Fines and Fees Justice Center along with UNLV sociology students began probing local data on traffic tickets to see who is most likely to receive citations.

AGORARN
February 3, 2021

Savannah Benavidez stopped working as a doctor's secretary in June to look after her two-year-old son after the nursery closed. Having to survive, she created an account on OnlyFans - a social networking platform where users sell original content to monthly subscribers - and started posting photos of herself naked or with a piece of lingerie.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
January 30, 2021

A Las Vegas man has been identified for his alleged involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

exame.
January 28, 2021

Savannah Benavidez quit her job collecting medical bills in June to look after her two-year-old son after the daycare center closed. Needing a way to pay her bills, she joined OnlyFans - a social media platform on which users sell original content to monthly subscribers - and started posting pictures of herself naked or in lingerie.

Las Vegas Sun
January 21, 2021

When companies like Google, Apple and Amazon cut their business ties with the Henderson-based social media site Parler by removing its app from their platforms, many Americans undoubtedly saw it as a positive step toward curbing the violent right-wing extremism that is plaguing the nation.

New York Times
January 14, 2021

Savannah Benavidez stopped working at her job as a medical biller in June to take care of her 2-year-old son after his day care shut down. Needing a way to pay her bills, she created an account on OnlyFans — a social media platform where users sell original content to monthly subscribers — and started posting photos of herself nude or in lingerie.

Bloomberg CityLab
January 12, 2021

Robert Futrell has spent decades studying right-wing militia movements. A professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he watched as a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, killing a Capitol Police officer. Four others also died in the attack, which was part of an ongoing effort by President Donald Trump to subvert the presidential election. Similar demonstrations, some violent, also erupted at several state capitals, including Salem, Oregon.

Yahoo!
December 29, 2020

In March, after France entered into lockdown as the first wave of the coronavirus throttled the nation, Lorian De Sousa turned to Twitter with nothing but time on his hands.

NBC News
December 24, 2020

In March, after France entered into lockdown as the first wave of the coronavirus throttled the nation, Lorian De Sousa turned to Twitter with nothing but time on his hands.

Live
December 24, 2020

In March, after France entered into lockdown as the first wave of the coronavirus throttled the nation, Lorian De Sousa turned to Twitter with nothing but time on his hands.

Western Independent
November 19, 2020

“I just thought it was a quick nude here or there,” Mary nervously laughs.