In The News: Honors College

KNPR News
November 22, 2019

Imagine traveling down the Colorado River from Wyoming all the way down to where the Colorado and Virgin Rivers meet. Now imagine doing it 150 years ago, without today’s transportation, technology, and settlements. That’s what John Wesley Powell and his geographic expedition did.

KGET.com
November 12, 2019

During the 1970s, the MGM Hotel was the grandest of them all, but there was a popular novel that would change the way people think of our growing city. However, it’s the end of the King’s reign that many people will never forget.

Las Vegas Sun
October 26, 2019

Faced with the realities of change, many state and local governments are taking action by passing legislation to incentivize the use of renewable energy.

Leafly
October 11, 2019

Two Ukrainian associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested on Wednesday night and charged with funneling foreign money into US elections, an illegal activity. The headlines have been dominated by the pair’s alleged donations to a pro-Trump super PAC last year, but there’s another charge hidden in the indictment that has left some in the cannabis industry—and many in the state of Nevada—scratching their heads.

Quad-City Times
October 2, 2019

After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington.

Associated Press
October 2, 2019

After mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington.

El Tiempo
September 24, 2019

Fourteen years after acquiring the family-friendly Circus Circus, MGM Resorts International is in talks to sell the property to the IT owner: Phil Ruffin.

El Tiempo
September 24, 2019

Fourteen years after acquiring the family-friendly Circus Circus, MGM Resorts International is in talks to sell the property to the IT owner: Phil Ruffin.

Casino.org
August 29, 2019

On Thursday, SLS officially reverted to The Sahara Las Vegas, the iconic brand that evokes Rat Pack-era hipness. The north Strip property is in the midst of a $150 million rebranding that will allow it to reconnect with its past — as well as with a Las Vegas audience for whom the name “SLS” didn’t really evoke anything at all.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 29, 2019

The SLS Las Vegas is returning to the hotel-casino’s roots. After operating under the name SLS for five years, the property is circling back to the iconic Sahara name, starting Thursday.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
August 26, 2019

Americans owe more than $1.53 trillion in student loan debt. Research shows that 1 in 4 Americans have student loan debt, that is nearly 45 million people.

History
March 1, 2019

Record numbers of 19-century immigrants arrived in American port cities from the UK and Western Europe following the War of 1812—but that’s only if they managed to survive the journey. Many of the new arrivals were desperately poor, paid very little for their passage and were treated as nothing more than cargo by shipping companies.