Jayden Perez

Student reporter

Jayden Perez is a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in journalism and minoring in writing. He is also a reporter for The Nevada Sagebrush and a DJ for Wolf Pack Radio. Jayden is committed to improving his reporting skills and incorporating multimedia into every project. His interests outside of reporting include writing, reading, and playing collectable card games.

Quote from Todd Renwick. Law enforcement can’t solve this problem by themselves, we need us, as society, to be distraction-free. Until we get to that point, we are going to continue to see these trends.
Jayden Perez / KUNR Public Radio

The University of Nevada, Reno is starting a new campaign to increase pedestrian safety. The move is in response to three incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles impacting the campus community in January.

People waiting in line.
Jayden Perez / KUNR

Many Democrats in Nevada waited in long lines over the weekend in order to participate in early voting for the presidential caucus.

Quote from Jeremy Gelman. I think the lesson of Trump is get into the race, see how it goes, stick with it, and there's a chance you can win. So a lot of people are taking that chance.
Jayden Perez / KUNR

For the 2020 election, a whopping 29 Democratic presidential candidates initially ran to become their party's nominee. Now, there are eight Democratic contenders left in the running.

KUNR’s Jayden Perez spoke with Jeremy Gelman, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, about this trend of having large candidate pools, and some of the impacts.

The UNR President Search Committee discussing in the Joe Crowley Student Union
Jayden Perez / KUNR

The Nevada Board of Regents said they would like a new president in place at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) by July 1. The regents met with members of the UNR President Search Committee for the first time last week and discussed the process of replacing outgoing President Marc Johnson.