Do Our Mavericks Actually Like Living in Vegas?

As a reader, ask yourself the question of “Do I like living in Las Vegas?” The answer that is given reflects different interactions that a person has had with their surrounding area (in this case Las Vegas) and any past experiences in different states (or even countries!).

It was really interesting to find out about different students’ stories of where they grew up and what their opinions were about the city that we live in. Different students and even teachers had some input of how they felt about Las Vegas.

“I used to live in Japan when I was little, so I don’t remember much about it. In my opinion, Las Vegas is a pretty lively place because there is always something to do in Vegas. As long as you’re looking for something to do, you’ll find plenty of activities in Vegas,” explained Senior Kayla La Rose.

“I lived in California for a big part of my childhood and moved here to Las Vegas. I would say that I like Vegas because when you take a step back and look at it, Las Vegas is pretty safe from natural disasters. Vegas is also an epicenter for natural activities like hiking due to the various mountains we have here. Overall, Las Vegas is a fun and great city, people just like to overreact to the weather here,” added Senior Daniel Magana.

“I like it in Las Vegas because it’s a relatively safe place when it comes to natural disasters. Vegas is a wonderful place for boredom because there is just so much that you can do in the city, from going down by the strip to hiking up at Mt. Charleston,” said Senior Stephanie Perez.

Lucas Gearhart, a teacher of Graphic Design explained, “I grew up in a lot of places spanning from Buffalo, New York all the way to Germany. Las Vegas is a good and bad place to raise a family. While crime is quite noticeable in Vegas, it is filled to the brim with activities that kids can do. Las Vegas is also a place that always feels new and tech savvy.”

Gearhart then compared Germany to Vegas “Compared to Germany, where there were castles and were more in tune with their history, Las Vegas is always flashy with something new.”

Kritsten Vanwoerkom is another one of our teachers that wasn’t from Las Vegas, saying, “I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [I] moved to Las Vegas just before my 4th birthday.”

Vanwoerkom then added, “My thoughts on living in Vegas have changed. As a teenager I hated it, it felt like I couldn’t do much because Vegas catered move to adults, but as I’ve gotten older I enjoy it more]; it’s affordable,  there’s so many outside activities like hiking & backpacking, and I’ve made some wonderful friends.”