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Sun Youth Forum

Sun Youth Forum: No time to waste — the future is here
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
WHERE I STAND:
The first thing to come across the minds of the students in room N241 of the Las Vegas Convention Center was the ever-so-touchy topic of whether marijuana should be legalized and taxed.
Sun Youth Forum: Teens empowered by discussion
Sunday, January 1, 2012
WHERE I STAND:
For teenagers, it sometimes seems as though the world dictates every waking aspect of life.
Sun Youth Forum: Discussion prepares youth for future
Friday, December 30, 2011
WHERE I STAND:
If you put a group of kids with different ideas in a room, what would happen?
Sun Youth Forum: Improving education is critical for the future
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
WHERE I STAND:
The future of America lies with its youth.
Sun Youth Forum: Perspectives can be changed when people work together on the issues
Sunday, December 25, 2011
WHERE I STAND:
When I walked into the mammoth Las Vegas Convention Center, I was unsure of what to expect.
Sun Youth Forum: Local issues bring out passionate but friendly disagreement
Friday, December 23, 2011
WHERE I STAND:
Should there be a constitutional amendment banning abortions?
Sun Youth Forum: A lottery, bullying and immigration
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
WHERE I STAND:
Las Vegas is a city that knows a good fight.
Sun Youth Forum: On crime and punishment
Sunday, December 18, 2011
WHERE I STAND:
Although humans have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of prosperity, some rights procured by the people in their natural state are relinquished in order to have a functioning society.
A look at interests, ambitions of Sun Youth Forum attendees
Thursday, November 24, 2011
A few of the Sun Youth Forum participants share what they like and dislike about living in Las Vegas. Also, they offer what concerns them most, both in Nevada and the world.
Sun Youth Forum scholarship winners
Thursday, November 24, 2011
SUN YOUTH FORUM:
At each year’s Sun Youth Forum, several students are randomly picked to receive $1,000 scholarships. Here are this year’s recipients, their names pulled from a revolving drum.
Bright teens engaged in dialogue offer lessons in civility
Bright teens engaged in dialogue offer lessons in civility
Thursday, November 24, 2011
SUN YOUTH FORUM:
Fans of talk radio, TV news shows and political rallies have grown accustomed to the rudeness, acrimony and vitriol that typically accompany discussion of politics and public policy. Civility seems a lost virtue. Imagine, then, what might happen when nearly 1,000 people gather to debate the issues of the day.
Students brainstorm ways to improve education
Thursday, December 30, 2010
WHERE I STAND:
About 1,000 students from high schools throughout Southern Nevada participated in the 54th annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 23. The students were divided into groups to discuss various topics. A representative was chosen from each group to write a column about the students’ findings. Ashley Martinez of Green Valley High School writes about issues covered by her group, “School Days.”
Education, advice were hot topics at forum
Monday, December 27, 2010
Where I Stand:
An opportunity to give your opinion — to be heard — is such a valued opportunity. The Sun Youth Forum, for nearly six decades, has given this opportunity to juniors and seniors in Southern Nevada. Every person who attends has an opinion and voices it — and the best part is that their voices are heard.
Forum gives teens chance to voice their opinions
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Where I Stand:
Teen topics today are often controversial but, for some reason, most teens do not get to have their opinions heard.
Forum debate yields a few surprises
Friday, December 24, 2010
Where I Stand:
One of the many questions participants of the 54th annual Sun Youth Forum were presented with was “Should prostitution be made legal?”

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