A divided United States Supreme Court has backed a Trump Administration regulation that restricts the application for permanent residency of immigrants who’ve received any federal public benefit. The five to four decision was issued Monday, Jan. 27. The regulation, which would restrict the ability of immigrants to seek permanent residency and eventually U.S. citizenship, ties… [Read More]
The student health center at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is advising students, faculty and staff to protect themselves as it encourages self-monitoring due to the spread of the coronavirus and flu season. According to a report by the World Health Organization issued Thursday, the outbreak of the new virus is now of international concern… [Read More]
The Reno Police Department seeks witnesses in the murder of 48-year-old Edward Long, whose body was found about two weeks ago inside a crashed Jeep near Sutro and Carville. Last Friday, Jan. 23 the alleged murderer was arrested. Investigators continue to unravel details of the murder that may have involved 34-year-old Daniel Muñoz who allegedly… [Read More]
Harsh criticism from the Latinx community has befallen the recently published novel “American Dirt” for its controversial portrayal of the immigrant experience. Los Angeles Times writer Esmeralda Bermudez called author Jeanine Cummins’ fourth book a “cheap-thrill narconovela.” It follow the story of a middle-class mother with “a small fortune,” who leaves Mexico because her journalist… [Read More]
Reno Police charged 21-year-old Brian Tschirhart with driving under the influence (DUI) after he reportedly struck one of three pedestrians crossing N. Virginia Street near 16th Street at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24. The RGJ stated that Tschirhart didn’t immediately realize that he struck someone, but cooperated with police after pulling over. The pedestrian,… [Read More]
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.