The Vegas Golden Knights took the ice against the Minnesota Wild this past Friday night.
The Wild have been playing with playoff intensity as they fight for a spot in the postseason, which showed against the Knights.
Las Vegas has welcomed our first professional sports team, the Golden Knights, into the city with open arms. With the city’s full support, the Golden Knights continue to make their first season an unbelievable one. The team has already made a huge impact on Las Vegas, not only on the ice but also within the community. They have given so much to the city, it is only right we return the favor.
Although the holidays are generally a time for celebrating, for some members of the Las Vegas community, this may not be a reality. For victims of domestic abuse and their children, the holidays can be stressful and confusing. It’s important for all members of the community to keep those like victims of domestic violence in our minds during the holiday season. Giving back to victims of domestic violence helps show these individuals that Las Vegas residents are here to help and that they are important members of the local community.
Although the city of Las Vegas has long been interested in hockey, it wasn’t until the arrival of the Golden Knights that the city’s interest in the sport seriously peaked. As this is Las Vegas’ first franchise in any of the four primary North American professional sports, the level of excitement surrounding their presence in the city has been astounding. Besides the economic implications of hosting a professional NHL team in the city, another exciting benefit of having the Golden Knights as Las Vegas’ hometown team is the impact it’s expected to have on youth involvement in the sport.
So far, 2017 has shaped up to be a whirlwind year for the global environment. The Earth has seen several natural disasters that have threatened humans, essential infrastructure, and critical environments. In the U.S. alone, there have been several hurricanes that have devastated coastal communities, and powerful wildfires that ravaged cities across the nation. The continual rise in globally devastating natural disasters has renewed the conversation about the importance of environmental sustainability.
With back to school season upon us, thousands of children will soon be descending on schools across the Las Vegas Valley. Many of them eager to begin a new school year and fill their minds with knowledge of subjects far and wide. For many Clark County School District schools, including Ronzone Elementary School located in the central Las Vegas Valley, severe funding shortages can have a lasting impact on student’s ability to get the education they deserve. Especially for younger students, having the necessary supplies is crucial to help supplement their capacity to learn new things.
It’s no secret that one of the main barriers to young adults deciding to pursue a college education is the cost. The high price tag of a college education can deter some of the brightest minds from following their dreams. This consideration is especially amplified when it comes to specialized degrees, like a law degree, which generally requires more time and money to complete.