Halloween

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R-Rated Halloween Haunted Houses Freak People Out

By Ashlee Godwin Haunted houses have evolved from homemade versions with coffins, ghosts, spider webs and jack-o-lanterns to gruesome frightening live theater experiences. The Freakling Bros., creator of some of the best haunted-house attractions in the Valley, premiered in 1992. By 2000 the company had three separate haunted houses raising the stakes in 2011 with […]

Feature

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McBride’s Novel ‘We are Called to Rise’ Inspires Many

By Braydon Heier Laura McBride, assistant chair and professor of English at the College of Southern Nevada, debuted her first novel “We are Called to Rise” to much acclaim. “Laura McBride had me hooked on her novel by page two,” according to the book review by writer Kathleen Grissom. “The beginning of a roller coaster […]

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Graffiti is Art

By Chace Alvarez Colors drippings from the nozzles of his spray cans, artist Angel Perez paints extraordinary graffiti art. Graffiti is usually something society looks down on but Perez creates something so vivid it becomes eye candy for the mind and changes people’s impressions of this art. His work is unusual for the common spectator […]

Sports

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Get Active and Stay Active

By Ashlee Godwin Being healthy is important and exercise is a big part of it. There are many options to get in shape from teams and gyms to fitness classes. College of Southern Nevada’s Sports Center has a variety of options. “The main goal is to involve faculty, staff, and students and to motivate them […]

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Game On

By Roland Conn Stolen bases, basketball dunks, soccer kicks, volleyball spikes and football receptions, fall 2014 intramural sports season at the College of Southern Nevada is officially back. Flag football, softball, three-on-three basketball, indoor soccer and walleyball—volleyball on racquetball courts— are the exciting high-activity sports played this intramural season. A new program started this year. […]

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Soccer Stadium Would Draw 50% of Students to Games

By Yessica Casias, Evan Combs, Ashlee Godwin, Aesha Jones, H. Patrick Lombardo, Stephanie Lyte and Ashley Virnoche Fans of World Cup are likely to scream “Goal” if the professional soccer stadium is built in Downtown Las Vegas. In a recent poll of 204 College of Southern Nevada students, 50 percent said they would attend a […]

Social

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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 […]

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Don’t Assume Privacy When Posting Images Online

By Ashley Virnoche Popular photo-sharing social-media sites like Snapchat are gaining millions of users. It’s fun to partake but be careful when posting images as privacy is not guaranteed. Snapchat, a photo-sharing social media app, creates mobile conversations. A person can snap a photo or video, add a caption and send it to a friend. […]

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...]

Education

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Why Pay Back Loans When You Can Get Scholarships

By Stephanie Lyte Students often face financial hardships when federal student aid is not enough to meet the rising cost of a college education. Millions of dollars are offered annually in scholarships and grants; students should apply. “I think a lot of the students don’t apply for scholarships because they feel like it’s a waste of time,” said Nick James, a College of Southern Nevada financial-aid student advisor. Some students don’t apply because they think thousands of other students are competing for the same scholarships, which … [Read More...]

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Hotel Management Program Preps Grads for Industry

By Richie Frazier College of Southern Nevada's Hotel Management program provides an inside look at one of the city’s largest industries: hospitality. “The program gives students an overall view of the hotel industry,” said Dr. Terry Jones, CSN's Hotel Management program director. Having nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Jones gives students real-world knowledge and experiences to prepare them to go into this competitive sector. “The industry of Las Vegas is based on hospitality,” said Maria Cuzic, a CSN student attending the program. … [Read More...]

Art & Entertainment

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Travel Inspires Writers to Set the Scene

By Eleni Parashos Author Valerie Miner, Stanford University professor, lives a life of adventurous journeys. From Asia to Africa her explorations of the world have inspired her literary works and broadened her ideas of people and culture. On April 16, 2014 Miner’s journey brought her to College of Southern Nevada’s Charleston campus. She shared details […]

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Binge Watching Takes Couch Potatoes to Next Level

By Sam Picazo Binge watching is a new practice that has changed how we watch TV. In the past viewers would watch one episode a week of their favorite shows. Today viewers watch several episodes in one sitting streaming from the Internet. “One key to understanding the addictive nature of television is the on-demand feature,” […]

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Audience Laughed Night Away at Students’ Short Acts

By Taylor Shaw Student actors and directors showcased their talents and charmed audiences on opening night of the College of Southern Nevada’s One Act Festival on March 14. “The purpose of the One Act Festival is to give acting and directing opportunities to as many theater students as possible,” said Richard McGee, music professor at […]

Health

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‘5, 6, 7, 8’ Melt Stress Away

By Lizett Camarena High-tempo music loudly fills the dance studios as students drop in for Latin Fusion and hip-hop dance classes. Most have goals of shedding pounds while releasing stress. There are four weeks left for students to participate in the spring Coyote Fitness Classes at the CSN Sports Center at the College of Southern […]

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Event Presents Truth and Promotes Testing

By Eleni Parashos College of Southern Nevada’s African American Heritage Committee hosted an HIV and AIDS awareness event on Wednesday, Feb. 12 as part of Black History Month. “This disease is a global epidemic,” said Kimiko Walton, CSN recruitment coordinator and co-chair of the African American Heritage Committee. “College students should understand that they are […]

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Stress can be Detrimental if Ignored

By Amber Sampson For college students, stress can either plant a seed of destruction or spring things in to motion. Managing stress relies on understanding how the body responds to it and how the mind can fix it. “Feeling stressed acts as a warning, requiring us to take some action,” says Michael Bakst, a professor […]

Politics

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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 […]

Business

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Allegiant Air’s CEO Maurice Gallagher Discusses Business in the Skies

By Alina King From the bags checked in at the counter to the warm nuts served during the flight, arriving to a final destination is not just a form of leisure, it’s a business. CEO of Allegiant Travel Company Maurice Gallagher discussed the ins and outs of taking on the airline industry. Gallagher spoke at the College of Southern Nevada’s … [Read More...]

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UFC’s Dana White Shares His Success Story with Students

By Alina King Dana White, president of the multi-billion sports organization Ultimate Fighting Championship spoke at the College of Southern Nevada’s Elite Business Series on March 25. During his presentation, White discussed overcoming personal obstacles on the way to achieving success. “I did not grow up with money,” White said. “I was … [Read More...]

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Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ Spoke to Students

By David StepanianRick Harrison from the popular TV show “Pawn Stars” from A&E Television Networks spoke at the College of Southern Nevada’s inaugural Elite Business Series, which helps students become future business leaders. Harrison stood at the podium telling his story about finding success operating Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, his Las … [Read More...]

Community

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Don’t Text and Drive

By Joaquin Lomeli Jr. Texting while driving is dangerous; distracted drivers are to blame. Students should take steps to drive safely. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor-vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2011, according to U.S. Department of Transportation report … [Read More...]

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