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Sun Youth Forum

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.
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.
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.
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?”
Youth of today give us hope for tomorrow
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Where I Stand:
We have much to be thankful for in 2010. I know it is hard to believe that statement, given all we have endured as a community and all that still lies ahead. But if it is true that there is no gain without pain, then Las Vegas should be among the biggest gainers when we come out of this economic meltdown because our community has certainly felt the pain.
Photo: Students react as surprise guests the Jabbawockeez
Teens tackle hot topics at Sun Youth Forum
Thursday, November 25, 2010
From education to the tax structure, health care to immigration, high schoolers make their opinions known to their peers
High school students are used to adults writing them off as flip-flop wearing tech junkies more concerned with texting and their iPods than with politics and the economy.
Sun Youth Forum participants to discuss issues facing students
Friday, January 22, 2010
Participants from the 2009 Sun Youth Forum will discuss a wide range of issues at 8 p.m. Sunday on Cox Cable Channel 110.
Teens need guidance, freedom to grow
Sunday, January 3, 2010
WHERE I STAND:
Nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools throughout Southern Nevada participated in the 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 24. The students were divided into groups to discuss a variety of topics. A spokesperson was chosen from each group to write a column about the students’ findings. Justin Gutzwa of The Meadows School writes about issues covered in the discussion group “Teen Topics.”
Teens take on hot topics, from gay marriage to marijuana
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
WHERE I STAND:
Nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools throughout Southern Nevada participated in the 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 24. The students were divided into groups to discuss a variety of topics. A spokesperson was chosen from each group to write a column about the students’ findings. SeHoon Park of Clark High School writes about issues covered in the discussion group Home in Nevada.
Students' plea: Prioritize education
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
WHERE I STAND:
Nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools throughout Southern Nevada participated in the 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 24. The students were divided into groups to discuss a variety of topics. A spokesperson was chosen from each group to write a column about the students’ findings. Catherine Cabo of Shadow Ridge High School writes about issues covered in the discussion group School Days.
Government responds only when people take action
Monday, December 28, 2009
WHERE I STAND:
Nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools throughout Southern Nevada participated in the 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 24. The students were divided into groups to discuss a variety of topics. A spokesperson was chosen from each group to write a column about the students’ findings. Asher Dvir-Djerassi of the College of Southern Nevada High School writes about issues covered in the discussion group “Around the World.”

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