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GEEK BEAT: Go wiki-free: Essential reference materials

You thought summer reading lists were only for high school students? Ha!

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Gruesome lessons in vigilante justice

“Kick-Ass” shows why you shouldn’t take the law into your own hands

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GEEK BEAT: State-of-the-art graphics, old-fashioned prejudices

I’ve been playing a little bit of “Mass Effect 2” lately and it suddenly hit me: This is a fairly progressive video game. After all, unlike so many other games, this one has a strong, hispanic protagonist. OK. Let me

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Rebel Yell Tune Town Podcast: Episode #1 – An Interview with a Wall Street Vampire

Jorge Labrador talks with the UNLV-alumni-fronted local band Wall Street Vampire

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GEEK BEAT: Second Life is a social science – for credit!

So, I’m taking a course that’s somewhere between “Facebook” and “The Matrix” trilogy…

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CHIEF INSIGHT: A break from the ordinary

There’s only one phrase in the English language that manages to get midterm-traumatized students excited — “spring break.” We’re all excited too. But what’s most exciting about spring break is the refreshingly selfless spin put on it by many students.

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CHIEF INSIGHT: Higher ed needs a stronger image

In addition to a laundry list of cutbacks and revenue-generating schemes concocted to pull Nevada out of an estimated $887 million budget gap for the fiscal year ending in June 2011, the state’s higher education system will receive a $46

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CHIEF INSIGHT: We won't shut them up, but you should speak out too

As the editor-in-chief of a college newspaper, I get all sorts of questions from curious students. Most are pretty mundane and have a simple response: “Can I have a copy of last week’s issue?” (Yes, if we have leftovers.) “Do

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GEEK BEAT: Where no one has clicked before

“Star Trek Online” sets my phasers to “video game-playing shut-in”

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"An absurd proposition"

 UNLV REBEL YELL 2009 Cuts “unwinding almost a decade of significant progress in higher education,” according to Chancellor.

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