Category: Life in Las Vegas

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Hoover Dam: A Day Trip Away

By Marisela Thompson - August 16, 2017

Hoover Dam Whether you are a visitor to Las Vegas or a born and raised resident, a trip to Hoover Dam is a definite must. Just a day trip away, this monolithic effort stands proudly just outside Las Vegas. The largest dam in the world at the time of its completion, the National Historic Landmark is one […]

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Behind the City Lights

By Marisela Thompson - July 18, 2017

Behind the City Lights Neon Past Nicknamed the City of Lights, it comes to no surprise that Las Vegas has a history of spectacular, eye catching signs. Moving away from the standard pole and box design, 1929 marked the beginning of the golden age of neon lights.  In 1929 the Oasis Cafe started an unforeseen stream […]

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Paradise Palms — A Source of Inspiration

By Brenda Tena - July 11, 2017

Mid-Century Modernism The 1950s and 1960s in Las Vegas sought out a different type of track home — it was affordable modernism. Mid-Century Modernism (MCM) in Las Vegas is a hidden jewel most natives don’t always know about. MCM Beginnings It all started back in 1950s California. A group by the name of Alexander Construction […]

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Solar One: Concentrated on Nevada’s Future

By Alexis Lawson - May 18, 2017

Solar One: Concentrated on Nevada’s Future Las Vegas is well known around the world for various reasons including one of the city’s most enticing features, its weather. Las Vegas experiences almost perfect weather all year long. It has an average of about 294 sunny days each year. In a city where it is almost always sunny, […]

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Las Vegas Thrives in the Mojave

By William Zheng - May 9, 2017

The Mojave Desert is a harsh environment where very little life exists, but against all odds, Las Vegas continues to grow. Considering the climate of the Mojave Desert, it is difficult to figure out how Las Vegas came to be. Rain is scarce at four inches per year, and the long summer season frequently exceeds […]

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The Las Vegas Valley and Drought

By Dylan Cabico - May 2, 2017

Las Vegas is definitely a fantastic place to live. I move a lot back and forth between here and California so there isn’t much difference in weather. Hot to warm summers and cold cold winters. Unfortunately, they do share one common thing: drought. Las Vegas’ origins were that settlers found a spring in the desert […]

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Las Vegas-A Place Where Experience Interacts with Architecture

By Asawari Pawar - April 25, 2017

When we say Las Vegas, first thing that comes to our mind is a place known for tourist attractions. That however does not fully define Las Vegas. It is not only a visual attraction but also an experience to relish. This city had its own journey to becoming what it is now. Walking down The Strip one can […]

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The Vegas Nature

By Veronica McKinney - April 12, 2017

Tourists are always curious on what Las Vegas locals do for fun? Well, many of us go outside!  With all the glistening lights, buzzing slot machines, and clubs on every corner, most would not have guessed tourists would drop by for the Vegas Nature! There are many attractions around the valley that attract outdoorsmen and women […]

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From The 9th Island of Hawaii to Las Vegas

By Kalewalani Bancaco - April 6, 2017

My name is Kalewalani Bancaco and I am the student construction manager for Team Las Vegas. I moved here in 2008 to attend UNLV on the WUE scholarship. I took the road less traveled through college and will be graduating this May 2017. I will graduate with my Bachelors of Science in Entertainment Engineering and […]

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How Las Vegas’ Depends On Conventions to Drive It’s Economy

By Brian Sanchez - March 28, 2017

The city’s attractiveness and its many sunny days help bring in many attendees to Las Vegas every year. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), in 2016 alone, convention and meeting attendance increased by 7.1 percent to a record 6.3 million attendees. This surge in attendees helped create an estimated 54,800 jobs, paying […]

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Las Vegas’ Regional Climate and Our City

By Brenda Tena - March 21, 2017

As a Las Vegas native, I appreciate air conditioning and water far more than any other city dweller. Without these two indispensable items, Las Vegas would not exist. Our community has learned to be frugal with both. We understand our “place” to know how to manage water usage for a nearing 3 million people.

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