Free condoms come with cookies at the University of Nevada, Reno this week!!!

Free condoms come with cookies at the University of Nevada, Reno this week

College senior Chris Baldwin and 20 members of the Public Health Coalition, a university club to promote healthy lifestyles are selling baked goods and handing out condoms this week.

College senior Chris Baldwin and 20 members of the Public Health Coalition, a university club to promote healthy lifestyles are selling baked goods and handing out condoms this week.

Baldwin said the two day bake sale raises awareness of sexually transmitted diseases, a health concern that affects college students. According to the Center for Disease Control, half of the new 20,000 STDs diagnosed nationally each year are from people between the ages of 15 and 24.

“I think students and parents have a blind eye to this issue,” Baldwin said, adding recent health scares making headlines including measles and Ebola are less likely to affect college students than a STD.

Baldwin said the university needs to stress health issues as much as priorities such as graduating on time. He said parents need to make it a conversation before their son or daughter starts college. He said he would like to see college orientation to include more on safe sex.

“What can happen at college can have lifelong health effects including infertility,” he said.

According to the Student Health Center at UNR, a free clinic paid by student fees for those enrolled in six credits or more, 2,900 students were tested for sexually transmitted diseases in 2014. Of those 9.4 percent were diagnosed with Chlamydia. Diagnosed cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, HPV and HIV were low. MANDATORY CREDIT: Marina Malygina/Rex Features. Only for use in story about Marina Malygina's work. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Marina Malygina/REX (4383495c) The pizza condom Condom designed to look like a pizza box, Russia, Nov 2014 FULL BODY: A Russian designer has created a quirky concept for condom packaging

Enid Jennings of the Student Health Center said in a 2014 survey of 800 UNR students, 2 percent self-reported they had been diagnosed or treated for HPV, 1 percent for herpes, .7 percent for Chlamydia and .1 percent for gonorrhea.

Jennings said those numbers are in line with national statistics at other colleges across the country.

“We try to emphasis and create a culture that testing becomes a routine part of your health care,” Jennings said. She said she recommends sexually active students be tested once a year.

The bake sale and condom giveaway continues from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday outside the Joe Crowley Student Union.

UNR graduate Cody Z Kiser a stuntman in popular American Sniper war propaganda movie

Sniper Chris KyleRENO, Nev. ( & KRNV)–If you go to see the block buster movie, “American Sniper,” you will see a local featured in one of the scenes. Recent UNR graduate Cody Z Kiser appears in the film as a stunt double for actor, Bradley Cooper. Kiser said, “I graduated from UNR in May of 2014 in civil engineering and I ride bucking horses, I do that professionally now. I got into this because a good friend of mine makes a living cowboying and doing stunt work.”

It was that friend and his bronc riding skills that helped him land the part in the movie. He said, “There were a lot of options for a lot of different guys to get in on this and he(Director Clint Eastwood) ended up handpicking me out of a lot of guys who also still can ride and have skills. But I was still chosen.”

Cody KiserKiser is a professional bronc rider. He said if you see the movie, it will be obvious which scene he is in since it features a rodeo. Kiser explained, “It’s the only scene where he’s at a rodeo and there’s horses you know. It’s the opening scene of a rodeo arena and then that’s me kind of on the horse in the bucking chute.” Kiser said Bradley Cooper asked him a lot of questions, “He was very detailed oriented. Everything from just the way I stepped up on the back of the bucking chutes. He did it exactly the same way.”

Kiser does not think he looks like Bradley Cooper however, whether he resembles the star or not, he said he received star-like treatment. Kiser said, “I had a room with my name on the door my own dressing room. People were there to cater to me for wardrobe changes or like, if I needed a water.” He also said he had the opportunity to talk with both Cooper and Director, Clint Eastwood. He said, “Both very nice gentleman. I mean they came up shook my hand, like I did not know who they were. Clint Eastwood was very soft-spoken, very quiet and Bradley Cooper walked up and introduced himself and said, ‘Hope we get to have some fun tonight.”

Kiser now has an agent. He also is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. In addition to those recent events, he said he is doing some local acting and hoping for his next big break. He said, “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity I think but I hope it is not. I would like to get more jobs like that. You know I hope to get into the stunt business a little more, so will see.”

UNR students stage ‘die in’ to protest police violence

unr die inBetween 100 and 200 students staged a protest against police violence at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on Tuesday.

Students held up signs that said “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe.” The students moved inside the knowledge center during the protest and staged a “die in” where they all laid down for more than four minutes.

Similar protests have been happening around the United States as a result of fatal police encounters of unarmed black men and boys in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland and New York.

The Abuse of meth and ‘Study Drugs’ at UNR

Reno, Nev. ( & KRNV) — It’s that time of year, students are gearing up for finals and they may be taking prescription drugs illegally to help them pull an all-nighter.

“I didn’t know Adderall was like that when I was first prescribed it. I had never heard of it.”

A student at the University of Nevada, Reno, who prefers to remain anonymous, says it’s fairly easy to get the drug at school. But unlike statistics from other universities, a psychiatrist at UNR says students here aren’t demanding prescriptions.

“I’ve been doing this for 15 years and I’ve had 1 or 2 people in my whole 15 years who I thought were kind of being pushy about it and not wanting to hear kind of what my opinion was,” said Dr. Steve Zuchowski. “They just wanted the prescription and they wanted it now.”

So if they’re not getting these medications from doctors, then where?

“I was just like yeah you can have some of it. I don’t use all of it,” said the anonymous student.

Students at UNR who sell their prescription stimulants say they didn’t start selling intending to create a business. Rather their friends approached them seeking to buy. But it seems many students are unaware of the negative side effects that can come with taking medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.

According to the anonymous student, he says “I can’t my heart rate is just, sometimes I can’t breathe. It’s kind of a nervous feeling.”

But what students may not know is that the possession of one Adderall pill without a prescription in Nevada is a felony and could result in prison time and hefty fines. A new organization on campus is working to raise awareness about the dangers of abusing prescription medications. P.U.R.E. stands for prescription use reduction education and campaign officials say they just want to improve mental and physical health in order to increase student success.

Kerry Walsh, a leader of the P.U.R.E. campaign said, “If people are more educated I feel that they are less likely to do things that are unhealthy for them to do in the end. So I just really want to educate people and help them be the best person they can be.”

According to a recent study by the National College Health Association, in the past 12 months 6.8% of students here at the University of Nevada, Reno have admitted to illegally using prescription stimulants. But despite the appeal to pop pills, some think that doctors should advise alternatives for helping students to focus.

“If I had a kid and Adderall is still around, I would never let my kid take it, at least not be prescribed it,” said the anonymous student.

P.U.R.E. officials encourage students who are thinking about taking prescription stimulants to start study groups with their friends or go to the Tutoring Center on campus. If you want to learn more about this program you can visit their Facebook page.

Letter: Nevada Woldpack fans are rude….

nevada wolf packMy husband and I attended the Nevada-Boise Game this past weekend. We are both students at Nevada and live in Nevada. The difference between us is that my husband was born in Boise; therefore, Boise is his family team. He represents Nevada at all games, except for Boise games.

This past weekend, we stood next to each other in the stands, he in his Boise gear and me in my Nevada gear. I’ve never been treated so horribly by my fellow classmates and townspeople. We were threatened that if Nevada were to lose, we would be the first people that would be jumped, cursed at, assaulted, and I was called a traitor for standing next to my husband.rude wolf

I love my school, and I’m proud of my team, but I am not proud of how Nevada represented me. If Nevadans want to improve the way the country looks upon them, they should start by improving the way they treat people at events as simple as football games.

Molly Moore



rudeI congratulate your football team for its efforts against Boise State, even though Boise is at a rebuilding time, but, I have to say, I wonder if it is a good thing to do business in Reno after the rude nature of the Reno fans, chanting the F word to Boise State fans and throwing drinks at them, keying their cars. What is up with that? Does that happen when you come to Boise? No.

You have a vibrant city. You just need to teach your fans to have a little class. Just imagine their tactics and views of what is acceptable when they are older. It does not make for very mature adults.

Steve Hahn

Fruitland, Idaho


Former Nevada football coach Chris Ault is paid over $400K by Nevada Taxpayers

chris aultChris Ault is surely making more money now that he is “retired,” and he can thank the state’s Public Employees Retirement System (or PERS) for the bulk of it.

Ault, who officially didn’t retire (he called it a resignation on Dec. 28 because he planned to continue to work), is now a consultant for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. He also has had some speaking engagements, and he has worked with his Reno-based agent, Bob LaMonte, about a possible book deal that would center on his Pistol offense and how it has affected college football and the NFL. chris ault big money

Those other forms of income, though, are just the cherry on top of the PERS retirement, per an RGJ analysis of public data. Ault, who worked for the state for more than 35 years as a coach and athletic director, is fully vested and topped out, which means he’ll receive 90 percent of the average of his highest three years of pay, or roughly $402,000 annually (90 percent of about $447,000).

If that seems high, Ault was regularly recognized as one of the top bargains in college football. When the Wolf Pack went 13-1 in 2010, for example, Nevada paid Ault about $35,000 per victory. That year, Texas paid Mack Brown $1 million per victory ($5 million salary and the Longhorns went 5-7). PERS is a publicly funded. This year there are about 47,000 retired public employees in Nevada receiving funds through the system. PERS funding and agency matches vary depending on the government entity. Continue reading

Former UNR soccer coach Terri Patraw releases a book “One Thousand Showers: A University Immersed in a Culture of Retaliation and an Avalanche of Lies”

Terri PatrawPublication Date: June 13, 2013

Playing by the rules was the only game in town as far as Terri Patraw was concerned even though it was the consensus that the town in question – Reno, Nevada – played by its own rules. Terri Patraw was a highly successful Division I soccer coach and recruiter with the requisite aggressive, scrappy personality that goes with it. When she reported wrongdoing of a fellow coach her world was turned upside down by a culture of retaliation that engulfed an entire college campus. Eventually, Athletic Director Cary Groth and others including the Nevada System of Higher Education, the university legal team and the band of mercenary attorneys that they over time amassed against her, the local media, the entire Nevada judicial system and ultimately even the NCAA would learn that she is a fighter, a winner, and not one to be intimidated. This story is straight out of today’s headlines – Lance Armstrong, Penn State, Rutgers, Mike Leach/Texas Tech, University of Miami, and others – and will turn heads nationally in the NCAA, judicial, and higher education communities. 

An Interesting, Easy Read
By A Soccer Mom on June 19, 2013

After reading this book I am amazed what has happened to a winning soccer coach and her soccer team at the university. It appears that the AD did not care about the soccer program nor the student athletes. How sad. After reading this book I would not want any of my children to attend the University of Nevada nor would I want them to be employed there. My eyes were opened to the corruption in the judicial system in Nevada. I am appalled to see what happened to an innocent victim. This book is an interesting, easy read. – A Soccer Mom

Nevada Corruption Exposed
By A Thinking Man on June 18, 2013

This book exposes corruption in the state of Nevada from its top university to the state’s highest courts. Amazingly, the media also fails in doing its job in ferreting out and reporting the truth.
Any college student or student who intends to go to college — especially those involved in sports — and their parents should read this book. This book will open a lot of eyes.

By karla mok on June 17, 2013
I enjoyed the read and find it highly disgusting that school and public officials that are entrusted to protect our children use their position to feed their ego and destroy values they aaid to teach our children. This kind of behavior should be exposed.

Former Governor Brian Sandoval chief-of-staff Heidi Gansert accused of illegally keeping campaign money

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & — A former Reno assemblywoman is in the hot seat tonight after being accused of misusing more than $100,000 of campaign money.

Ex-Republican Assemblywoman Heidi Gansert is accused of illegally keeping the money after she left office in November of 2010.

Heidi Gansert and Brian Sandoval

Heidi Gansert and Brian Sandoval corruption

Embattled Heidi Gansert was also the chief of staff for Nevada Governor Sandoval.

The complaint filed on Wednesday by ex-Washoe Democratic Party Chairman, Chris Wicker cites that she gave nearly $74,000 to her political action committee.

Under Nevada law, public officers who do not seek re-election are supposed to dispose of unused funds within about two months.

Heidi Gansert now works for UNR University of Reno: UNR hires Heidi Gansert, ex-chief of staff for Gov. Sandoval, as $180,000-a-year special assistant.unr

Heidi Gansert, a former Nevada assemblywoman and former chief of staff for Gov. Brian Sandoval, has been hired to be University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson’s special assistant for external affairs, UNR officials announced today.

Gansert, who will focus on economic and workforce development, will be paid $180,000 annually.

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Nevadagate by Guy Felton – Ombudsman for Nevada

Nevadagate a youtube series exposing Nevada government corruption  by GuyFelton – Ombudsman for Nevada.  These youtube videos dig into an array of Nevada government corruption, conspiracies and cover-ups. Guy Felton has helped the Nevada ANTI-Corruption movement in his protesting efforts and his unique abilities to convey corruption in our youtube videos and his new series called Nevadagate. Please see Guy’s work below and visit his website

Guy Felton is WAS running for U. S. Congress in 2011. Hooray! In this video, Guy discusses the controversy and conspiracy  surrounding the former University of Nevada Reno (“UNR”) President Milton Glick who allegedly died of stroke at 73 – but was it really a suicide or murder?

Uploaded on May 28, 2011

Guy’s background includes: Marine Corps Reservist, Intelligence Operative, Police Officer, Classroom Teacher, Head of Negotiations for Nevada State Education Association (now having 27,000 members), Newspaper Columnist, Newspaper Photographer, Executive Jobsearch Consultant (Listed in “Who’s Who in America”), Volunteer Ombudsman for the People of Nevada (the latter resulting in being wrongfully arrested and jailed three times for legally challenging corrupt public officials in Washoe County including Commissioners Humke, Weber, and Larkin ~ as well as Washoe Manager Katy Simon, and Deputy D.A. Melanie Foster.)

Guy Felton’s youtube “Nevadagate” series on Nevada Corruption


Nevada government is permeated with a culture of corruption. Members of the state legislature meet for only 4 months every other year. This does not permit anything close to proper administration of the public affairs of Nevada’s 2.7-million residents.  Members of the upcoming 2013 legislative session are asked to answer tough-but-fair questions which might force changes for the better.
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Part 1 of at least 3 parts.
Questions are raised on this video regarding Nevada government’s dismal report card grades issued by the State Integrity Investigation, and about Nevada’s Hell-hole prisons Continue reading