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98.5 KLUC is a popular local Las Vegas radio station that won in category 18, Best Radio Station in the Best of (teen) Las Vegas.

Category 18: “Best radio station”

Southwest Shadow July 1, 2014

Winner: 98.5 KLUC The radio is a must-have for long and short drives alike. The Best of Las Vegas winner chosen by a majority of our school’s population was 98.5 KLUC. “The morning show...

After upgrading from Rave to AMC, Town Square Las Vegas has long since become the best place to see a movie - for its movie theatre.  Photo Courtesy by AMC Theatres

Category 17: “Best movie theatre”

Southwest Shadow July 1, 2014

Winner: AMC Town Square 18 Formerly a RAVE Motion Pictures theater, Town Square Las Vegas has changed to AMC. As the student body winner, this movie theater offers quality motion pictures, fresh...

The Jabbawockeez is an all male dance crew most popular for winning the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew, or more commonly known as ABDC. They are the first dance crew to land a headlining show in Las Vegas and they are currently featured at Luxor in their show “PRiSM”. “I remembering watching the first season of ABDC just for them and when I found out they had a show in Las Vegas, I got really excited to see them perform live,” Angelica Diwa (‘15) said.  Photo Courtesy of  Jabbawockeez Official Twitter

Category 16: “Best show on The Strip”

Southwest Shadow July 1, 2014

Winner: Jabbawockeez The Jabbawockeez, a dance group originally appearing in America’s Best Dance Crew, have been a fan favorite since their appearance. In May of 2010, the Jabbawockeez debuted...

Pizza Hut is the go to place for pizza with teenagers in Las Vegas.

Category 6: “Best pizza”

Southwest Shadow July 1, 2014

Winner: Pizza Hut Although it is a chain restaurant known all over the country, Pizza Hut is far from disappointing. Take a slice of what they have to offer, whether it be a classic pepperoni...

Las Vegass own Fashion Show Mall adds a twist to your cliche mall experience with a runway that hosts fashion shows every weekend and the malls famous landmark, the Cloud.

Category 4: “Best mall”

Southwest Shadow July 1, 2014

Winner: Fashion Show Mall Look for a new outfit and shop til' you drop at Fashion Show Mall. This two million square foot mall is located right off the edge of The Strip, convenient for all tourists...

The best place to go hiking is the Red Rock Canyon. At the Red Rock Canyon, you can exercise your muscles while enjoying a beautiful, scenic view of the canyon.  Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

Category 1: “Best hiking”

Southwest Shadow July 1, 2014

Winner: Red Rock Canyon It’s a three day weekend with perfect 80 degree weather, which is pretty rare for Las Vegas. You want to enjoy the weather while it lasts, but you have no idea what activity...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, often referred to simply as Tropical Smoothie,  is nutritional cafe that offers a variety of selections, such as smoothies, salads, wraps, and sandwiches. The cafe is famous for their wide array of healthy smoothies, ranging from simple flavors such as Mango Magic to more peculiar combinations, such as Beach Bum. “What I love about Tropical Smoothie is how their smoothies are both healthy, and delicious. Whether you’re on a diet, or looking for something good to drink, Tropical Smoothie is the place to go,” Priscilla Llanos (‘17) said.  Photo Credit: Tropical Café Smoothie

Category 2: “Best smoothie”

Southwest Shadow June 13, 2014

Winner: Tropical Smoothie Cafe “Eat better. Feel better.” This is the motto that Tropical Smoothie Cafe follows with every smoothie blended and every salad tossed that lures teenagers in,...

When looking for a bite to eat, one should look no further than Bachi Burger. Offering an Asian twist on the much-loved burger and fries, Bachi Burger provides quality food and service to anyone looking for dinner or lunch with friends. Ive only been to Bachi Burger twice, and even though the price is a bit more than the average burger, its so worth it paying a little extra, Makaio Wakeley (16) said.  Photo Courtesy of Food Smackdown

Category 5: “Best burger”

Southwest Shadow May 29, 2014

Winner: Bachi Burger Bachi Burger is far from the definition of a regular burger with its Asian-infused taste and garments alongside each dish. Although higher priced than a usual burger joint,...

The Mandalay Bay pool was designed to look like a beach and offer the qualities of a beach that Las Vegas lacks.

Category 3: “Best pool”

Southwest Shadow May 29, 2014

Winner: Mandalay Bay Beach Have a splash at Mandalay Bay's Beach, the choice for best pool. It offers a variety of entertainment for pool goers, and those that want to achieve that sun kissed...

Take a thrill ride on New York New Yorks roller coaster and fill the air of screams and excitement.

Category 15: “Best thrill ride”

Southwest Shadow May 29, 2014

Winner: The Big Apple Coaster There is no doubt about the number of imitations on the Las Vegas Strip. With hotels that resemble the Egyptian Pyramids, enchanted castles and the Colosseum, The...

The MGM Grand Garden arena provides entertainment for a variety of age groups ranging from wrestling matches to musical concerts.  Photo Courtesy of MGM Grand

Category 14: “Best all-ages music venue”

Southwest Shadow May 29, 2014

Winner: MGM Grand Garden Arena Events such as the Billboard Music Awards, professional boxing fights, and the Academy of Country Music Awards have taken place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena since...

One of the largest music festivals to ever grace Las Vegas, Electric Daisy Carnival, known to most as EDC, brings several thousand fans of the electric music genre down to the Las Vegas scene. The festival lasts for one weekend during the month of June, with many different DJs headlining the shows and performances throughout the weekend nights. “EDC houses many of my favorite musicians, and I’m glad to have been able to go this year,” Robert Terch (‘16) said.  Photo Courtesy of EDC Official Twitter

Category 13: “Best music festival”

Southwest Shadow May 29, 2014

Winner: Electronic Daisy Carnival The Electric Daisy Carnival that takes place every year in the Las Vegas summer heat is a highly anticipated music festival by teens and adults alike. Taking...

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