This fall, the University of Nevada, Reno has been confronted with numerous acts of white supremacy, hate and bias on campus. Different incidents have occurred across multiple buildings, including Wolf Pack Tower, a residence hall located in downtown Reno. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck and Andrew Mendez visited the tower to see how students and staff are… [Read More]
KUNR’s bilingual student reporter Andrew Mendez has been looking into the unique obstacles Latinx students may face when they enter college. Along with reporting on the hurdles, he’s been researching potential solutions on the local level. He joined our news director Michelle Billman to share his findings.
Nearly one in five students at the University of Nevada, Reno identifies as Latinx. Latinx is a gender-neutral term for Latino. Often, these students are first generation or “first gen” college students and face a unique set of challenges when it comes to retainment and support. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez explores.
The campus community at the University of Nevada, Reno has been rattled by multiple white supremacist and anti-LGBTQ actions since the fall semester started up. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez reports.
As an effort to increase and sustain diversity, the University of Nevada, Reno has added two new dorm wings this school year, specifically for Latinx and LGBTQ+ students. Latinx is a gender neutral term for describing Latinos. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez has this report.
Balikbayan boxes are a traditional shipment Filipino immigrants send to help family members in their home country of the Philippines. According to the 2016 U.S. Census, more than 10,000 Filipinos live in Washoe County.
Riley Slane is involved on campus, even though it hasn’t always been easy for her. She grapples with anxiety and depression, but her mental health struggles started in middle school, where she was frequently bullied.
Nevada has the highest rate of unaccompanied homeless youths in the nation, and constant transition can have deep effects on foster youths’ transitions into adulthood.
Meet Nina Shapey, a woman who faced a troubled upbringing in the foster system but who now works to inspire and support girls through the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP).
Brianna Murry, 18, graduates from Galena High School this week. She was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder last year after a suicide attempt that resulted in hospitalization. Exercising is one of the ways she copes with her mental health. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez caught up with Brianna during one of her gym sessions.
Approximately 38.5 percent of Spanish-speakers in Washoe County speak very little English, which raises concerns on the lack of Spanish-speaking healthcare workers in the area.