Politics

The Presidency

By Lizett Castillo College of Southern Nevada students share their feelings after the pivotal presidential election.  As of Nov. 19, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris won the election with 306 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s 232. Biden received nearly six … [Read More...]

Health

Gratitude at Thanksgiving Goes a Long Way

By Ashlend Laparra Thanksgiving is around the corner and College of Southern Nevada students are expressing gratitude this November regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there have been mental health challenges related to COVID-19. In a survey conducted this year 40.9% of participants … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving: A Little Different This Year

By Ashanti Johnson COVID-19 is affecting Thanksgiving as some students at College of Southern Nevada plan to stay close to home. Due to the pandemic, many are concerned about celebrating the holidays together in person. “Families should do their own risk analysis and not necessarily look at what other families are doing,” stated an article … [Read More...]

Community

Holidays at Home, For Many Alone

By Naomi Nater Holiday plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas are changing this year due to the pandemic making it a hard time for many. Some have cancelled gatherings while others are staying close to home. College of Southern Nevada Professor Maria Moya had plans for the holiday season and unfortunately had to cancel those plans. […]

Diversity Summit

By Aisha Cole Issues of race, diversity, gaps in education, mental health, prison system among others were discussed during the virtual 2020 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit hosted by College of Southern Nevada. According to the event’s website, “The Nevada System of Higher Education 2020 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit is designed to provide timely and valuable […]

Volunteers Needed in Hard Times

By Chelsey Emanuel Volunteer opportunities are limited this year due to COVID-19 but some College of Southern Nevada students find ways to give back. Director of Student Life and Leadership Development at CSN Brian Akins said, “COVID-19 shut everything down.” Approximately 30 nonprofits closed that typically would afford volunteer opportunities for CSN students to participate […]

Education

Online Classes Affect Faculty and Students

By Cristian Herrera College of Southern Nevada took courses online in the spring due to COVID-19 and continued that path through fall term. The change to online education affected faculty and students in many ways. Even though most courses fall … [Read More...]

Coding Courses

By Ashley Ciciliano Online coding bootcamps are now taught at College of Southern Nevada to prepare Las Vegas valley residents, including students, to work in computer programming. Two courses, lasting18 weeks each, cover how to write software … [Read More...]

Save Thousands on Bachelor’s Programs in Western States

By Nicolas Quitano Graduates from College of Southern Nevada readying for next steps are looking for the best colleges they can afford. Some consider in-state options at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Nevada, Reno though … [Read More...]

Growing Up Can Be Hard to Do

By Daniel Ramirez Adulting 101 seminars are offered at College of Southern Nevada to help students grow. Taxes, bills, savings and relationships are part of becoming an adult. These things can be stressful on top of attending classes, doing … [Read More...]

Campus

Latinx Heritage Month

By Lizett Castillo Latinx Heritage Month celebrated from mid-September to mid-October highlighted College of Southern Nevada’s Hispanic Serving Institution designation, its Hispanic President and … [Read More...]

CSN Campuses Closed for Now, Students Take Virtual Classes

By Candice Chavez College of Southern Nevada is one of the many schools around the world forced to shutter and suspend in-person classes, graduations, ceremonies and all other large gatherings in … [Read More...]

Happy Halloween

Fright Ride Open with COVID Precautions

By Ashlend Laparra Fright Ride, a Halloween experience, is open this month and some College of Southern Nevada students are excited to go although precautions are in place to stay safe during COVID-19.   The Ride, from the creators of Fright Dome— which closed a couple years ago— designed a new socially distanced haunted-house experience […]

Sports

Spring Sports Cancelled Due to Virus

By Daniel Ramirez COVID-19 outbreak caused College of Southern Nevada to move quickly to ensure the safety of its students by closing campuses and cancelling all school events that included the spring sports season. The National Junior College Athletic Association announced on March 16, 2020 … [Read More...]

Same Bases, New Faces

By David Galvan Coyote Baseball at College of Southern Nevada saw former player Bryce Harper sign a $330 million contract this week. His success and the strong lineage of players going pro is a reason for attracting 15 new players to join the team this season. Harper, who played outfield for … [Read More...]

Science & Technology

Water is a Precious Resource

By Ramon Nunez Water conservation efforts in Southern Nevada have mitigated the water drought crisis with some surplus water available although saving water is always top priority. Corey Enus, public information coordinator for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District, described the causes of the drought as below-average snowmelt and lack […]

Students Doing Their Part for Climate Crisis

By Lizett Castillo Eco-friendly changes can be seen in the lives of some College of Southern Nevada students who wish to help combat climate change. Rise in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, unprecedented rise in temperatures around the world and more frequent natural disasters have made some CSN students want to do their part to […]

Social

TikTok Gaining Popularity

By Lei Caldejon TikTok is a newer social-media app gaining popularity with users in addition to marketers. This app allows people to express creativity through short-form mobile videos. Top trending videos on TikTok’s website on March 18 includes: “Me on My Way to Annoy my Mom Because I am … [Read More...]

Art & Entertainment

Renowned Director Leads Play at CSN

By Markel Collins Famous Director David Fofi taught College of Southern Nevada theater students this semester as they launched the production of “The Idea Man.” Fofi and a group of artists founded Elephant Theatre Company in Los Angeles where he was artistic director from 1997 to 2015, … [Read More...]

Reframing Imagery Exhibit Confronts Social Issues

By Victoria Portillo College of Southern Nevada’s Fine Arts Gallery’s featured artist Dengke Chen combines augmented reality and 3D projections to give audience members an innovative new-media experience. His exhibit “Reframing Imagery” is now on show through Dec. 7. The digitally-interactive … [Read More...]

SPXTRM Elevates Consciousness

By Marisol Pino High-energy beats with lyrics that raise consciousness finds its way into Philip Hopper’s music. He goes by the name SPXTRM. During his search for a name Hopper came across the word “Spectrum,” which suited him because he didn’t want to be limited but instead expansive. … [Read More...]

Feature

Living an American Dream

By Jordy Acevedo Usiel Teran is grateful for the opportunities given to him in the land of the free. Teran, who is a College of Southern Nevada student, was born in Juárez, Mexico and has a slight recollection of his life there. “I do have vague memories of my grandmother who passed away in … [Read More...]

Business

Businesses Launch with Help of Program at CSN

By Kalani Reyes Business incubator program at College of Southern Nevada helps students start companies. Any student at the College who wants to start a business can contact Kevin Raiford, a … [Read More...]

Working Black Friday is Exhausting

By Charles LaRocca Black Friday typically brings out the bargain buyers in boatloads. The day is fun for many but for some College of Southern Nevada students who are working this day, it can be a … [Read More...]