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Sun Youth Forum

Keep drinking age at 21; prevent irresponsible sex
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Sun Youth Forum Essays:
We agreed that while the government cannot stop people, especially teenagers, from doing whatever they want, government’s duty is to protect, guide and help its citizens. It does this by …
Teens: Legalize marijuana, put cameras on officers
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sun Youth Forum Essays:
During the Sun Youth Forum, students gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center to discuss the most current and controversial topics, ranging from local to global. The spectrum of discussion included topics such as Around the World, Teen Topics, and Law and Crime. In one of the rooms dedicated to Law and Crime, issues including …
Opinions of young people are worth listening to
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Nevada Learning Academy junior Caitlyn Anderson shares teenagers’ thoughts on being heard.
Marijuana, assisted suicide spark lively debate
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Green Valley High senior Jeffrey Horn gives us a glimpse of the social topics discussed at the Sun Youth Forum.
Photo: Maci Jordan, center, of Legacy High School, laughs
Students air differences on hot-button issues, leave vitriol behind
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Unlike the mudslinging, belittlement and intolerance on display not just during overheated campaign seasons but, increasingly during legislative sessions, students raised hands to speak rather than talking over each other ...
Photo: Qunisha Fowler of Legacy High School listens to a
Participants plan on pursuing college, then the American dream
Thursday, November 20, 2014
As teenagers talked about their future during the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum, they weren’t fantasizing about dream jobs and fancy homes, or worrying about what school they’d attend next. Instead, they focused on the burden of student loans, facing unemployment, paying off bills and providing for their future family — issues faced by ...
Photo: Alexis Toone of Desert Oasis High School gives an
Moderators find ‘this generation is OK’
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The moderators include business executives, civic leaders, judges, educators, media representatives and members of the Las Vegas City Council, Clark County Commission and Clark County School Board ...
America losing position as a superpower
Saturday, January 4, 2014
America the beautiful. America the proud. America the 17th in education. America the 13th in quality of life. America the 10th in freedom. America the international power? There is no doubt that America is falling behind on the world stage.
On modern technology and age limits
Friday, January 3, 2014
Sun Youth Forum:
Although adults lay down the iron laws, make plans for the future and regulate society as it stands today, it is the adolescents who are — and rightfully should be — the voice of the future.
Photo: Jalen Jones, right, of Desert Pines High School, l
Poll finds most Sun Youth Forum participants rate their education above average
Monday, November 25, 2013
The vast majority of Las Vegas’ top high school students has a positive view of their education but said the Clark County School District needs much improvement, according to a Las Vegas Sun survey of 200 students attending the Sun Youth Forum earlier this month.
Photo: Jalen Jones, right, of Desert Pines High School, l
Hundreds of students, dozens of controversial issues and one enduring quality: Mutual respect
Friday, November 15, 2013
Nearly 1,000 Las Vegas high school students gathered this week at the 57th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum to discuss hot-button issues such as abortion and gay marriage. It was not the chaos you might have expected. Instead of displaying vitriol and rancor, these students debated one another with courtesy and respect.
Respect, politeness mark Youth Forum
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Where I Stand: Sun Youth Forum:
Typically thought of as rebellious and angsty, today’s teens are often excluded when it comes to voicing their opinions.
Students make nice on controversial issues at Sun Youth Forum
Students make nice on controversial issues at Sun Youth Forum
Thursday, November 22, 2012
About 1,000 students from 52 high schools across the Las Vegas Valley participated Tuesday in the 56th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum. The Sun Youth Forum gives students an opportunity to share their views with peers and community leaders.
Teens to share opinions on local cable station
Sunday, January 22, 2012
SUN YOUTH FORUM: Peers selected nine of about 1,000 students to appear on TV; others will be guests on public affairs radio broadcast
Some of Clark County’s brightest high school students will appear on a TV public affairs show today and next Sunday, offering viewers a flavor of the thoughtful discussions about current events they had during the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum.
Sun Youth Forum: School uniforms don’t curb bullying
Friday, January 6, 2012
Nov. 22 was one of many students’ first opportunity for fellowship with others from the Clark County School District and to discuss major topics in the world.

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