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In brief: Las Vegas Pride moves to October, Western High’s big win and more

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Guests attend the Las Vegas Pride Festival at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater on September 19, 2015.
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PRIDE TIME Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc. recently announced it will shift Las Vegas Pride weekend from mid-September to a potentially cooler October 21-23—the same dates as the locally hosted World Gay Rodeo Finals. While the traditional night parade will remain Downtown and on Friday night, the festival will expand to two days (Saturday and Sunday) and move from the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater to Sunset Park, where the first outdoor Pride rally took place in 1984. Also announced: Former Assemblyman James Healey is now SNAPI president, a role he first served in 2003-2004. –Mike Prevatt

WOOT FOR WESTERN! Western High defeated Sierra Vista January 22 in CCSD’s Varsity Quiz district finals, winning its first league championship since 1971. The school’s academic quiz bowl team’s success is noteworthy not only because of that long hiatus, but also because of Western’s recent academic history. In 2011 CCSD identified it as one of the district’s lowest-performing “turnaround” schools, a distinction it has since shed. To boot, the team recently got invited to the national academic quiz championship, scheduled for May in Dallas. To that we say: Go Warriors! –Mark Adams

GO GREEN UNLV has launched a new bystander-intervention program called Green Dot, aimed at training students and faculty about reducing violence and sexual assault and “how to intervene in high-risk situations.” Office of Violence Against Women program manager Lisa McAllister says the hope is to change cultural attitudes surrounding power-based personal violence. The program includes six hours of training and teaches students and staff strategies to decrease violent situations on campus and off. Students can request a presentation for their class by emailing [email protected]Leslie Ventura

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