Business

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Time to File Taxes, Students Can Save with Education Credits

By Eileen Salazar Uncle Sam sits back and waits to collect his money no later than Wednesday, April 15. Students who work and make more than $10,150 a year must file taxes. The American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit can save students thousands. There are two tax credits available for 2014 filings to help students offset … [Read More...]

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People Can Take You Places

By Alex Aguilar Creating networks with access to professionals can help students get jobs. A workshop called The Art of Networking was held on campus for students. “I believe that networking is a critical part of any student’s career,” said Kathia Sotelo Calderon, College of Southern Nevada student who attended the seminar. “There is the … [Read More...]

Education

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Volunteer Hours Can Lead to Scholarship Money

By Trena Allen Students who volunteer more than 40 hours per year can win The Volunteer Rush Scholarship. The easy-to-meet criteria make the scholarship easy to get. The Volunteer Rush Scholarship was created by the students for the students. ASCSN Student Government partnered with CSN Serves and developed the scholarship to get students involved in CSN and their community. The scholarship is funded by ASCSN. Students who are enrolled in a minimum of six credits, volunteer 40 or more hours during the school year and submit their hours … [Read More...]

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New Admissions Process Helps Students Successfully Start College

By Jessica Itzep College of Southern Nevada recently made changes to the admission’s process for incoming students. Clark County School District high-school graduates must now complete four-preparatory steps before starting college. “The program is going to help new students by ensuring that they get on the path to success at the very beginning of their college journey,” said William Neff, professor of communication at CSN. He is very interested in the new admission requirement because he is involved in Achieving the Dream, a … [Read More...]

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President Obama Proposes Free Two-Year College Plan

By Jennifer Hurtado President Barack Obama caught the attention of America during his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20, 2015 in Washington D.C. when he proposed a free two-year college plan. “That’s why I’m sending this Congress a bold new plan to lower the cost of community college to zero,” declared Obama, to an audience who responded with applause. According to the president, 40 percent of college students decide to enroll in a local community college to lower the overall costs of higher education. Currently at the College of … [Read More...]

Art & Entertainment

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Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ Part of Black History Month Celebration

By Jonmaesha Shadrick College of Southern Nevada’s Black Student Association celebrated Black History Month with a viewing of Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” Feb. 17. Events were held on campus through the month to educate, engage and promote cultural awareness and appreciation. The movie viewing was a special opportunity for many students in BSA as they […]

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Headliner’s High Noon Narrative Rocks the Coffeehouse

By Terrell Markie College of Southern Nevada Students Ethan Ventura and Efrem Fajardo recently took the stage to perform five songs at The Beat Coffeehouse and Records, in the heart of Fremont Street, alongside their band High Noon Narrative for their first headlining performance. “Personally I love delivering to an audience,” says Ventura, the bass […]

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Emily Mcilroy’s Painting ‘Between Two Waters’ Exhibited on Campus

By Tia Keys Special event held in honor of Hawaiian-artist Emily Mcilroy at the Fine Arts Gallery at College of Southern Nevada was emotional. Mcilroy’s art was inspired by the loss of her twin brother who died. A Gallery Talk held Feb. 6, 2015 for more than 20 students and other attendees allowed Mcilroy to […]

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Short Films Featured at Festival

By Chace Alvarez Two-day film festival featured movies meant to share Latino culture. The Hispanic Museum of Nevada hosted the 10th annual Las Vegas Latino Film Festival on Oct. 24 and 25. For the past two years, College of Southern Nevada had the privilege to be part of it. “We have enjoyed doing this over […]

Health

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Ashtanga Yoga Classes Now Offered at Sports Center

By Michael Carmona Yoga provides benefits of exercise, stress reduction, stretching and breath control, which increase circulation and energy. Students can take advantage of these benefits during stressful times, especially at midterms, by attending yoga classes at the Sports Center on the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus. “Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful athletic type […]

Sports

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Bickford and Lucero Bring Baseball Early Success

By Devin Virissimo Before you finish reading this sentence a 94-mile-per-hour fastball could have whizzed by you at least three times. Hitting that ball is almost impossible; it is even harder when the pitcher and catcher are totally in sync with one another. College of Southern Nevada’s Coyotes baseball team has a dynamic pitcher and […]

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Softball Players Shine Early in the Season

By Heather Love College of Southern Nevada’s softball players demonstrate remarkable talent and dedication to the sport with strong hitting and consecutive wins. Currently the Coyote’s record stands 10-3 with a five-game winning streak. The team already defeated the nationally eighth-ranked Odessa College and 12th-ranked Central Arizona College. The Coyotes achieved a ranking of third […]

Politics

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House & Senate in Republican Control as of Recent Election

By Aesha Jones November’s election gave the Grand Old Party control of the U.S. Senate and Congress for the remainder of President Barack Obama’s term. It was a big victory for Republicans. “I feel positive about the change,” says Dana Jones, an accounting teacher at College of Southern Nevada. “Now they can no longer be […]

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Congresspersons Horsford and Edwards Discussed Gender Inequality in Pay

By Courtney Nixon Congressman Steven Horsford and Congresswoman Donna Edwards hosted an event at College of Southern Nevada to bring light to women issues including inequity in pay that still exists across the nation. “When women succeed, America succeeds,” repeated Horsford throughout the event held at Cheyenne campus on April 16. Women should be equal […]

Community

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Share the Road Safely

By Stephanie Lyte Pedestrian fatalities have increased on Nevada roadways. Many factors are responsible for this, particularly pedestrian and driver negligence. “As a pedestrian I don’t always follow the rules of the road,” said Chauntell McCoy, a Las Vegas resident. “But I have been trying to … [Read More...]

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CSN supports LGBTQ

By Stephanie Lyte College of Southern Nevada partnered with The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada to host a faculty and student mixer on Oct. 9 in honor of National Coming Out Day. Charlene Gibson, CSN instructor, helped plan the event. She shared the importance of why she … [Read More...]

Feature

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Newton’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

By Joaquin Lomeli Jr. Sonya Newton was about to face the greatest battle of her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Newton, administrative assistant for human resources at College of Southern Nevada, woke up one morning, took a shower and felt a strange lump on her chest. She had some experience with breast […]

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LDS Missionary Lance Eliason Strengthens Faith

By Braydon Heier Lance Eliason, College of Southern Nevada student, served for two years on a mission in Ecuador to help others while spreading the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The greatest experience was seeing how people’s lives were blessed and changed for the better as they followed the teachings […]

Campus

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Holiday Blessings in Angel Program

By Roland Conn Holiday spirit shines bright as others reach deep down to help children who are less fortunate. During this holiday season, College of Southern Nevada’s faculty, staff and students can contribute to the yearly Angel Program. This holiday program allows volunteers to anonymously fulfill the wishes of children in need. In a press […]

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Does Video-Game Play Affect Students Negatively?

By Roger Lopez College of Southern Nevada students are no strangers to the video-gaming phenomenon. Video games are a part of regular life for most students. A group of 25 CSN students were surveyed on their experiences playing video games and whether they thought their studies were affected by their play. Nearly 90 percent of […]

Social

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#Lovin’MyMedia

By Ashlee Godwin People are consumed by media today. Technology is sophisticated and students spend a lot of their time engaging with screens creating some benefits but causing some problems. Research shows that adults spend more time engrossed in screens than working full-time jobs. “Over the last 50 years, and most especially in the last […]

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Get Upwards of 50% off Food, Clothes and Entertainment with Student ID

By Evan Combs Get discounts on food, rent, shows, movies and services by getting a College of Southern Nevada student ID. The discount program can save students money. “In just six days of having a student ID, I think I’ve saved over $25 with all the food discounts that they offer,” says CSN student Christy […]

Science & Technology

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What is it like to be an Astronaut?

By Yessica Casias Imagine traveling beyond the parameters of planet Earth into a universe filled with unknowns. Astronauts get to do this. College of Southern Nevada’s show called “Astronaut” playing through Oct. 25 at The Planetarium gives a glimpse into this life. CSN’s Planetarium Manager … [Read More...]

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CSN Mobile App, Resources at Your Fingertips

By Courtney Nixon Did you know you can check your grades on your smartphone? College of Southern Nevada’s mobile application, recently launched to increase connectivity with students, provides quick resources. “Approximately 55 percent of Americans have smartphones,” says Dr. Darren Divine, … [Read More...]

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