Hundreds of college students in Southern Nevada walked out of classes last week to protest impending state budget cuts that could decimate higher education.
Students from UNLV, Nevada State College and the College of Southern Nevada made their feelings known to legislators in a protest at the Sawyer State Office Building in downtown Las Vegas.
Students walked out of class on February 9 to protest planned budget cuts. Adam Cronis, president of the UNLV student government, said students were protesting because: “We want to show what that would look like while we still have the power to stop it. … I think that after this is all said and done, [the walkout] will have been successful.”