Issue: March 24, 2011

Hi everybody,

Man, the teen years are great, aren't they? Everything seems so huge and important--especially music. The music you listen to during your teen years becomes part of who you are for the rest of your life. This week, for our annual teen issue, we asked our sweet and charming high school interns, Storm Kelly and A.J. Shugar, to write about music. The essays they wrote are passionate and angsty in that fiery way only teenagers can muster. The teenage years are still a time of big, oversized emotions that can be difficult to understand--difficult to understand, but music helps.

Also in this issue, food reviewer K.J. Sullivan visits Giant Burger, a popular downtown lunch spot; editor Brian Burghart talks to a university student raising money for victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan; and news editor Dennis Myers explores how the current Nevada government is robbing local teenagers of their futures.

As always, thanks for reading. If it weren't for you, we'd never have the pleasure of working with goofy high school interns.

Brad Bynum,

RN&R Arts Editor