Road to Academic Success

By Jessica Vargas College of Southern Nevada changed the name of its tutoring services to the Centers for Academic Success and is offering unlimited tutoring for all students. Shellie Keller, director of Centers for Academic Success, said the name change was meant to signify that various academic tutoring programs now sit under one center at the College instead of parsed out in different departments. “We wanted to create a more cohesive group while working on this common mission to help the students become independent learners, and help complete courses and achieve their overall … [Read More...]

Science & Technology


The GMO Agenda

By Ariel Rodriguez Genetically modified organism, commonly known as GMO, was the topic of discussion at a recent lecture “The GMO Agenda” held at the Las Vegas-Clark County West Charleston Library, near campus, Sept. 9. Former College of Southern Nevada student Nicole Sligar, founder of GMO … [Read More...]


Office 365 Suite of Software Downloadable for Free

By Nancy Monsay Microsoft Office 365 is available free for students to download. The 365 suite of software includes five licenses: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and storage in OneDrive, a cloud-based service. Students and faculty can download the software to their … [Read More...]

Art & Entertainment


CSN Streamin’ Radio

By Karla Spann College of Southern Nevada’s new CSN Streamin’ Radio station provides students opportunities to train in broadcasting while entertaining listeners around the clock. “Students can hear a variety of music covering all formats: today’s top-40 hits, ‘80s, ‘90s, millennial music, … [Read More...]


Absurdist Theater Unleashed in “The Real Inspector Hound”

By Eduardo D. Rossal Moments of laughter erupted during nights of interactive live theater in the show “The Real Inspector Hound” held in the Backstage Theatre on Cheyenne campus April 10 to 19. “The Real Inspector Hound” is a play within a play. Part of the story centers around two theater … [Read More...]


Poet Andrew Romanelli Published in Literary Magazines

By Jonmaesha Shadrick Andrew Romanelli recently saw his poems published in Neon Dreams. Students who are creative writers and artists can submit their works for a chance to be published in Neon Dreams, a literary and visual arts journal at College of Southern Nevada. The club publishes a new … [Read More...]



De-Stress with Therapeutic Dogs

By Alex Aguilar Love Dog Adventures came to the College of Southern Nevada with furry friends to help students de-stress. Emily King, CSN West Charleston librarian, said it wasn’t until last fall the College decided to have dog therapy. “I love having Love Dog Adventures come to campus,” … [Read More...]


Out of Sight Experience Provided Insight on Having Disabilities

By Jennifer Hurtado Russell’s Restaurant was packed April 9 for the Disability Resource Center’s fourth annual Out of Sight Dinner Experience at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus. Often it can be difficult to understand what it is like to live with a disability for people who … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]




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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]



Empowering Women

By Jordan Jones Women of Influence Awards luncheon hosted by the College of Southern Nevada recently honored six women whose work and passions have empowered others to succeed. The WOIA is an event that brings together the CSN community to celebrate women. The event is held once a year during … [Read More...]


Community at Community College

By Eduardo D. Rossal Although College of Southern Nevada is considered a commuter school, where students come in and out quickly, events like March Music Madness Arts and Music Festival kept students on campus for hours to enjoy the music and raise funds for an important cause. “It is a … [Read More...]



A Woman is Running! A Woman is Running!

By Heather Love Americans could possibly elect the nation’s first female president in 2016. Campaign season is gaining momentum with announcements and presidential hopefuls hitting the road visiting several cities. On April 12, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president by airing a two-minute video that depicted various types of Americans. Clinton appeared in the ad saying, “Everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion.” Clinton faces plenty of competition as candidates are rallying. Republicans Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mark Everson and Ben … [Read More...]



CSN Builds First Women’s Junior-College Volleyball Program in State

By Devin Virissimo Women’s volleyball will be the newest sport added this fall to College of Southern Nevada’s competitive athletic program. It is the first National Junior College Athletic Association women’s volleyball team in the state. Fortunately its home will be CSN Sports Center at … [Read More...]


Coyotes Softball Still Competitive with Only 13 Active Players

By Devin Virissimo Thirteen is the lucky number for College of Southern Nevada’s Coyotes softball team as it heads into the final half of its season in hopes of winning its conference. The women’s softball team had 21 players at the beginning of the season. Now only 13 active players remain … [Read More...]



Rapper “Streetz” finds Life in Music

By Trena Allen Jonathan "Streetz" Paya found salvation through rapping while going to school. "I couldn't stay out of trouble,” Paya said. “I didn't find a reason or purpose for living until I found myself at College of Southern Nevada. I feel like Hip-Hop and CSN chose me, opposed to me choosing them. Hip-Hop allows me a therapeutic outlet for the struggles, strife and troubles of life, and CSN gave me a place to be myself and help others at the same time. I'd be dead or in jail without either of them." Paya started rapping in 2002 and the encouragement he received fueled his … [Read More...]



March Music Madness Raised Scholarship Money for Homeless Students

By Trena Allen Music filled the air on campus for the fourth annual March Music Madness Arts and Music Festival on March 12. Students enjoyed themselves and raised money for High 5 Drive. Six hours of melodies lingered through the campus corridors including smooth tunes from guitars to bumping … [Read More...]


LGBTQ Support with Safe Zones

By Michael Carmona College of Southern Nevada launched a Safe Zone program to support members of the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and questioning or queer communities. CSN’s Safe Zone program is designed to promote a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ … [Read More...]



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 … [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 … [Read More...]


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