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Today

POV: Your teen says it all the time. But why? Everyone knows that “POV” is short for “point of view” to represent a first-person perspective but teens also use it in the second-person to strengthen their opinions, both on social media and in verbal dialogue.

Fortune

Peppa Pig isn’t the average children’s cartoon. The family of two-dimensional pink pigs with protruding snouts, dressed in colorful clothes and speaking in English accents, has gone from a humble British TV show to a global staple in households with young children. On Friday, the Peppa Pig brand celebrated its 20th anniversary, and still tops most charts in kids’ entertainment.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Gerardo Velasquez is no stranger to the Las Vegas heat. Since moving to Las Vegas in 2004, the 56-year-old has worked in solar panel installation — a tough job in the summer without adequate breaks, shade and hydration. With no solid, enforceable regulations, not every company provides the same tolerable working conditions.

Bored Panda

When it comes to memes, nothing is off the table, even mental health. Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Professor Lynn Zubernis, Ph.D., writes that memes can actually help us cope. The humor and communication that they can provide help us deal with anxiety and stress. And when we relate to them, it validates our sadness and our struggles.

New York Post

Their slang game has rizzen to new heights. The youngins of Gen Z and Gen Alpha are evoking some old-time 1990s technology into their already-obscure slang. But their latest phrase, “fax, no printer” — a TikToker went viral for saying it in 2021 — has very little to do with dated office devices from before many of them were born.

Metro

No film has quite bore so much expectation as The Phantom Menace, the first entry in the Star Wars franchise in 16 years, since Return of the Jedi. In the era of streaming and mass content releases, it feels hard to imagine that level of anticipation and expectation.

Today

Is your teen saying, “Fax, no printer?” Yeah, it has nothing to do with old-school technology.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Two top Las Vegas-Clark County Library District employees accepted free Super Bowl tickets worth thousands of dollars each and requested a third ticket, potentially violating the district’s conflict of interest policy.

KNPR News

By the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether governments can ban the homeless from sleeping in public spaces. Homeless populations are growing nationwide, closing in on 1 million people total. On any given day, 6,000 people are homeless in Clark County. And the county says in a year, up to 16,000 people will be unsheltered. What happens, then, if the Supreme Court agrees with the ban, which sprung from an ordinance in Grants Pass, Oregon?

KTNV-TV: ABC 13

Clark County is set to add some new Ford Mustangs to its fleet, but these aren't your father's Mustangs. The county commission voted last week to approve just over $2 million for the purchase of nearly 60 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles. The move is a step toward the county's goal to have a fully EV fleet of vehicles in place by 2050. The overall goal: to help cut greenhouse emissions.

Las Vegas Weekly

What determines success for Las Vegas events? Super Bowl 58, held at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, achieved all sorts of superlatives, including an estimated 330,000 people visiting for the weekend and an estimated net spending impact between $500 million and $800 million. Gamblers in Nevada wagered a record $185.6 million on the game, up 21% from the previous year, and Harry Reid International Airport screened on all-time single-day record of 104,000 passengers the Monday after the game. And Las Vegas’ first Super Bowl was the most watched TV program of all time, averaging 123.4 million viewers across all platforms and elevating the tourist destination’s already impressive global awareness.

Scholarly Communication

Listen to this interview of Emma Frances Bloomfield, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. We talk about her novel analytical tool for helping you narrativize research! Bloomfield's new book is Science V. Story: Narrative Strategies for Science Communicators (U California Press, 2024)