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Sun Youth Forum

On pay scales, technology, immigration and language
Friday, December 25, 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. Jessica Menchaca of Advanced Technologies Academy writes about issues covered by her group.
Nevada’s just not for us, many top high schoolers at Sun forum say
Friday, November 27, 2009
DAILY MEMO: EDUCATION:
At the Sun Youth Forum this week, 100 students were asked whether they planned on living in Nevada as adults.
Photo: Vanessa Trujillo of Mojave High School debates ano
Teens tackle the issues
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools gather for 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum
In 1955 then-Sun Publisher Hank Greenspun worried that adults weren’t doing enough listening and too many young voices were going unheard. For the 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum, nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools gathered Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They made full use of the opportunity to tackle the issues of the day, including such statewide concerns as whether to legalize marijuana and how to diversify Nevada’s economy.
Group confronts national, global issues
Sunday, January 4, 2009
WHERE I STAND (GUEST COLUMN):
Nearly 1,000 students from 49 Southern Nevada high schools participated in the 52nd annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 26. The students were divided into groups to discuss a variety of topics. A representative was chosen from each group to write a column about the students’ findings. Noel Gordon of Coronado High School writes about issues covered by his group, America.
Discussion focuses on issues that hit home
Saturday, January 3, 2009
WHERE I STAND (GUEST COLUMN):
Nearly 1,000 students from 49 Southern Nevada high schools participated in the 52nd annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 26. The students were divided into groups to discuss a variety of topics. A representative was chosen from each group to write a column about the students’ findings. Julian Franklin of Green Valley High School writes about issues covered by his group.
Youths share opinions on age and accountability
Thursday, January 1, 2009
WHERE I STAND (GUEST COLUMN BY SEAN POWER):
Nearly 1,000 students from 49 high schools throughout Southern Nevada participated in the 52nd annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 26. The students were divided into groups to discuss a variety of topics. A representative was chosen from each group to write a column about the students’ findings. Sean Power of Green Valley High School writes about issues covered by his group.
Teenage expressions
Thursday, January 31, 2008
CLASS MAGAZINE:
Few times throughout our high school careers do the best of the best get together to discuss key issues, especially the issues that affect students on a daily basis. That's the opportunity that the Sun youth Forum has given students for more than 20 years -- the chance to come together of one accord to teach and learn from on another.
The leaders of tomorrow express concern today
Thursday, January 31, 2008
CLASS MAGAZINE:
Once again Clark County's brightest students have come together at the annual Sun Youth Forum to discuss many pertinent issues pertaining to the society we live in today. Though many controversial topics were debated at the forum with widespread opinion on each, the students stepped up to the plate, disclosing not only how they felt about the issues but also what they felt were viable solutions.
Youth justify contrasting positions
Thursday, January 31, 2008
CLASS MAGAZINE:
Living a sheltered life in which I am rarely subject to contrasting opinions has blinded me from those divergent ideas. The Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum proved to be extremely beneficial to both the developing and mature minds because it exposed people like me to different educated views.
Converging ideas
Thursday, January 31, 2008
CLASS MAGAZINE:
Ideas were proposed with deep conviction while contemporaries met with harsh opposition. The raised voices along with the incessant scratching of pen on paper echoed through the walls. People listened intently as they anxiously awaited their turns to speak. Heated debates raged across the room and burnt through the controversial topics.
Issues concerning students
Thursday, January 31, 2008
CLASS MAGAZINE:
I would like to start by saying that this is my first year attending the Sun Youth Forum and I am honored to be in a room full of students that are ware of what is going on in the world today. I am also honored to be selected as a spokesperson of my group, which represents Teen Topics.There have been many questions, comments and concerns discussed by students across Nevada during this year's Sun Youth Forum. Students have deliberated many pressing issues and topics that concern teenage youth in today's society.
Agreement uncommon on issues of civil liberty
Sunday, December 30, 2007
WHERE I STAND:
Forty high school students plus topics that could press anyones button equal a very compelling discussion. At this years 2007 Sun Youth Forum I had the chance to be part of such an exchange.
Law, crime challenge students
Friday, December 28, 2007
WHERE I STAND:
As I attended the Sun Youth Forum for the second straight year, many things were racing through my mind. I couldn't help but be curious about all the interesting topics that were going to be discussed in the group covering law and crime issues.
Teens tackle nuclear waste, prostitution, education law
Thursday, December 27, 2007
WHERE I STAND:
These were a few of the many issues discussed in the "Home in Nevada" group. Every student in the room had an opinion. The reason: The issues affect everyone in Nevada, old and young.
Teens approach basic issues practically
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
WHERE I STAND:
A roomful of opinionated teenagers made for a great discussion in our group.The first topic we discussed: Should contraceptives be available in high schools? That health education needs to teach about sex and the use of contraceptives at a younger age was unanimous.Half argued that condoms should be available because that might cut the number of teenage pregnancies. The group said teens are practicing unsafe sex because they don't know how to practice safe sex.

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