Sports

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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 heading into the final […]

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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 […]

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...]

Community

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Cesar Chavez Day Celebrates Hispanic Community

By Jennifer Hurtado Cesar Chavez Day brought the community together at the close of Hispanic Heritage month in March. The Hispanic Student Union at the College of Southern Nevada contributed its efforts with the Student Organization of Latinos from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to … [Read More...]

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Don’t Suffer in Silence

By Eileen Salazar Many college students are victims of emotional abuse but do not speak of it. Counseling and Psychological Services, located on all three College of Southern Nevada campuses, can provide students help. "Emotional abuse includes non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, … [Read More...]

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Women Form Bond Crossing Over The Bridge of Peace

By Jessica Itzep Solving Racism “The Role of Women as Peace Makers” was held on College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus March 26. The event was held as part of Women’s History Month. The topic of racism needs discussion and the purpose of this event was to encourage it. “The more … [Read More...]

Art & Entertainment

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Nix Bros. TV and Film Projects Go Mainstream

By Heather LoveEvan and Adam Nix, known as the Nix Bros., have passions and immense talents for infusing storytelling and humor into their television and film making. The brothers, who formerly attended College of Southern Nevada in the media technologies program, have been making films for years and more recently they got into … [Read More...]

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Dance Delights Audience at Spring Concert

By Tia Keys Arabesques, pirouettes and rond-de-jambes were part of beautifully-crafted choreography gracing the stage as students performed during the Student Dance Concert in March. With an audience of more than 100, students performed original jazz, ballet and modern dance routines. Under the direction of College of Southern Nevada’s Dance … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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, … [Read More...]

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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 share her experience as an artist. … [Read More...]

Education

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Hispanic Serving Institution: A New Title for CSN

By Jennifer Hurtado Nearly 27 percent of CSN students are Hispanic, according to the Nevada System of Higher Education’s diversity report. These numbers recently qualified CSN as a Hispanic Serving Institution opening doors to federal grants. CSN was honored at this year’s Latino Network of Southern Nevada Summit, an organization that focuses … [Read More...]

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Crush Your Math Fears

By Jonmaesha Shadrick Calculus, trigonometry and algebra can be nerve-wracking for many students. College of Southern Nevada’s Crush Your Math Fears “Strategies for Success” workshop on March 24 advised students on resources they can access to pass math for their degree requirements. Dr. Marie Worsham, CSN clinical psychologist, spoke at … [Read More...]

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CSN is First Hispanic Serving Institution in Nevada

By Yessica Casias College of Southern Nevada has a multicultural and diverse student body. Recently CSN met the 25 percent threshold of Hispanic students that warranted a new designation for the College: Hispanic Serving Institution. “CSN is the most diverse institution in the state with more Hispanic students, more low-income students and … [Read More...]

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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 … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]

Campus

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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 bases from rappers. Many local artists […]

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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 students. Faculty and staff who want to be involved will take a […]

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 […]

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Depression: Not Just During the Holidays

By Richie Frazier From classic winter specials playing on TV to Christmas carols heard in the mall, the holiday season is considered a joyous time for many; however, what some consider a merry time, others consider a struggle. “People usually take this time to reflect on past and present family dynamics, which can cause people […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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