Health

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Love Dogs and They Love You Back

By Kory Scott Love Dog Adventures brought its volunteers with their dogs to visit with students on College of Southern Nevada’s Charleston campus Nov. 17 to provide relief from a stressful term. There is an ability that dogs have to provide physical and emotional healing for people by creating therapeutic and loving interactions, according to Love Dog Adventures’ website. CSN’s library staff understands these benefits and have worked the last few years to bring Love Dogs to hang out with students. Stephanie Espinoza, librarian at Charleston … [Read More...]

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Stress Before Exams, Use it Effectively

By Joaquin Mojica Finals are approaching and stress levels are rising. Students who use stress effectively can perform well on tests whereas those who don’t may hinder their performances. Elsa Mason, psychology professor at College of Southern Nevada, says, “An important distinction between students that benefit from stress and those who don’t is how they perceive stressors. Whereas some students may perceive upcoming exams as welcomed challenges, others may perceive them as threats to their performances or their grades. Students who … [Read More...]

Politics

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Emotions Surface in Wake of Presidential Election

By Iginio Hernandez President-Elect Donald Trump’s win struck somberness on campus. Trump won the election with 290 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 232, according to USA Today’s calculation on Nov. 22. Although Clinton lost the election she won the popular vote by 1.7 million votes, which … [Read More...]

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Third Presidential Debate Retrospective

By Iginio Hernandez In the aftermath of the election as Donald Trump won the presidency, many moments led up to that victory. One notable was the third presidential debate held in Las Vegas at the University with a viewing event at the College. A group of spectators met at College of Southern … [Read More...]

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Clinton Clear Winner in Student Poll

By Dakota Hallaway Hillary Clinton is students’ choice as election nears according to informal poll conducted at College of Southern Nevada’s North Las Vegas campus. A poll was conducted on Oct. 17 and 19 asking 100 students three questions: are they registered to vote, are they going to vote and … [Read More...]

Education

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‘No Greater Odds’ Continues to Make an Impact

By Tinete Williams College of Southern Nevada’s very own documentary “No Greater Odds” was screened across the nation to spread the word about importance of community colleges in changing lives. A recent film screening at CSN’s North Las Vegas … [Read More...]

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CSN Welcomes Displaced Students from ITT Shutdown

By Heidy Fernandez   Abrupt closing of ITT Technical Institute leaves displaced students searching for next steps. “On Sept. 6, 2016, officials representing ITT Technical Institute, falling under the ownership of ITT Educational Services … [Read More...]

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Textbook Costs Soar: Professors Consider Lesser-Expensive Options

By Joaquin Mojica Costs for textbooks have nearly doubled in the past 10 years. Some professors consider expenses for books to ease burden on students. U.S. Government Accountability Office, empowered by Congress’ Higher Education Opportunity Act … [Read More...]

Community

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Student Journalists See Future in the Field at RJ Tour

By Courtney Downs Las Vegas Review-Journal opened its doors to College of Southern Nevada’s journalism students for tour of the printing press. The tour was part of a special day planned for journalism majors by Jennifer Mitchell, journalism instructor and adviser of Coyote Student News, and Professor Michele Fogg. They wanted to create an opportunity […]

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Black Lives Do Matter

By Torya Moore Black Lives Matter Forum held on campus to create safe space to discuss challenges between community and cops. The movement Black Lives Matter, according to the group’s website, was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman who was later acquitted of second-degree murder. “Rooted in the experiences […]

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Taking Steps to Solve Blood Cancers

By Lydia Vazquez Light the Night Walk sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society takes place this weekend Downtown to raise funds to find cures for blood cancers. Groups at CSN are now raising funds and plan to walk this weekend. LLS hopes to raise $450,000. At present nearly half that amount was donated, according […]

Sports

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Men’s Soccer: First Season was Major Success

By Dakota Hallaway Men’s soccer at College of Southern Nevada rejoices after a successful first season. CSN added soccer to the athletics programs’ line up this year to ride the excitement of the … [Read More...]

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Baseball Excellence Continues at CSN

By Kory Scott College of Southern Nevada’s baseball program continues to be a gold mine for minor-league drafts. Five players went pro last season. The five players included the following: Jordan … [Read More...]

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NFL Stadium Build Comes at a Cost

By Joaquin Mojica Nevada Legislature voted Oct. 11 to approve the Oakland Raiders stadium build with $750 million in lodging tax on hotel rooms on the Strip. The vote came with some controversy. The … [Read More...]

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If You Build it They Will Come

By Samantha Fry New softball field on College of Southern Nevada’s Henderson campus opened for fall training. “The field itself features state-of-the-art synthetic turf that allows us to play all … [Read More...]

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Fall Training Starts for Coyote Baseball

By Lydia Vazquez College of Southern Nevada’s baseball team is currently training for a strong upcoming season. There are 38 athletes competing to fill approximately 30 spots on the team for spring, … [Read More...]

Campus

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Clubs Create Community on Campus

By Heidy Fernandez Club Rush’s Howl-O-Week events encouraged students to join clubs on campus. Oct. 24 to 27, events were held on College of Southern Nevada’s three main campuses. This year’s carnivals captured the Halloween spirit providing free food and candy, raffles, entertainment, a … [Read More...]

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MobileSAFETY app

By Dakota Hallaway New safety app launched at College of Southern Nevada to ensure critical information and security options are available for students, faculty and staff. MobileSAFETY app, which can be downloaded to any smartphone, provides quick options for people to access help including: … [Read More...]

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Campus Name Change

By Torya Moore College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus recently had its name changed to North Las Vegas campus. City of North Las Vegas’ Mayor John Lee along with CSN’s President Michael Richards are pleased with the recent change. “We are thrilled that the College of Southern Nevada has … [Read More...]

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Unisex Bathrooms are Important

By Courtney Downs Unisex bathrooms are available for transgender students at College of Southern Nevada. A unisex bathroom, which has one toilet in its own room, is available for use by male, female or gender non-conforming students, which don’t align with male or female genders. Think of a unisex … [Read More...]

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Dean Adlish Helps Treat Patients with Tropical Diseases in Peru

By Iginio Hernandez Treating tropical diseases in the Amazon is a passion of John Adlish, a dean at College of Southern Nevada, who spent the past decade helping patients in Peru. Adlish spoke about his experiences during a recent Postcards from Abroad presentation on Sept. 21 at the Charleston … [Read More...]

Feature

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A Life Spent Teaching

By Samantha Fry Professor Dr. Tim James found his path and passion teaching at the community college. James teaches oral communication and journalism courses at College of Southern Nevada and has for the past 18 years. His COM 101 course on oral communication is taken widely by students as a requirement for all degree pathways and JOUR 220 on visual communication is a recent addition to his … [Read More...]

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Free to Be Herself

By Tamara Tindugan Coming out was a freeing experience for College of Southern Nevada English Professor Patricia Vazquez. When Vazquez was a young girl she considered herself a tomboy and was interested in things most girls her age were not. She flourished in her fantasy life of worldly travels and art. “I would post all kinds of pictures of where I wanted to go: Greece, France, Italy and Machu … [Read More...]

Art & Entertainment

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‘Unsettled Terrain’ Art Exhibit for Unsettled Times

By Tinete Williams   Two artists came together for an unusual art exhibition titled “Unsettled Terrain” housed at College of Southern Nevada’s Fine Arts Gallery. Taryn McMahon and Ellie Honl … [Read More...]

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Art Exhibit ‘Comedie’: Not so Much about Comedy

By Sierra Akana Shelby Shadwell’s exhibit “Comedie” at the College of Southern Nevada attempts to explore his greatest fears. Shadwell is an unusual artist who transforms canvasses with charcoal … [Read More...]

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Lack of Women Behind-the-Scenes in Hollywood Films

By Tamara Tindugan Mostly men work behind the camera as creators of Hollywood films. The recent Nevada Women’s Film Festival shed light on this disparity. Ultimately the gender inequality that exists … [Read More...]

Holidays

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Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Reasons to be Grateful By Iginio Hernandez I am thankful for my family, obviously. I’m thankful for my brothers, sisters and all of my closest friends with whom I have had the pleasure of experiencing life with. My loving mother has helped make me the man I am today. I’m incredibly thankful for having met […]

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Black Friday Finds

By Tinete Williams Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving that starts the holiday shopping season. Major department stores are offering great deals and some College of Southern Nevada students plan to shop. Mike Phillips, store manager of Sears at Meadows Mall, said, “It’s the best deals of the year. There will be several different […]

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Celebrations with Family and Friends

By Lydia Vazquez Thanksgiving brings joyful celebrations for students at College of Southern Nevada. Every fourth Thursday of November people give thanks with tons of food and lots of love, adding their own special twists from their traditions. “I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with the people who I care about most,” said Brandon Harris, CSN […]

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Halloween Costumes: Naughty or Nice

By Samantha Fry Halloween costumes are overtly sexy this year, which is easily seen with a visit to Halloween Mart or Party City. Some College of Southern Nevada students are planning on dressing provocatively come Monday. For the ladies some sexy costume options include the following: Breathtaking Sexy Bunny, Vile Vixen and Seductive Genie. For […]

Science & Technology

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Planets and Stars Make for Spectacular Shows

By Anthony Mulholland College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus is home to one of two planetariums in the State. It requires a hefty investment to bring in shows and equipment but the students and community benefit from it. “I enjoy letting people find out about our solar system and the universe and the kinds of […]

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NASA Found Liquid Flowing Water on Mars

  By Nancy MonsayNASA just received key evidence about potential life on Mars with its recent discovery of a life-sustaining resource on the red planet: water. According to NASA’s website, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provided the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows on Mars occasionally depending on time of day, temperature and season. The […]

Business

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Easter Brings in the Bunnies and Billions

By Carlie Cass Easter is commercialized like many other holidays. Consumers spend billions buying crafty and colorful retail products and food … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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 … [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...]