Art & Entertainment

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...]

Sav Tanner’s Smooth Lyrics and Synth Beats

By Emma King College of Southern Nevada student and independent musician Savor Tanner channels his emotions and lessons learned from past experiences into music he creates in his bedroom. Independent musicians are free agents in the music industry. They make music on their own terms, on their … [Read More...]

K-pop Music Making Moves

By Eunice Sanchez K-pop is sweeping the nation launching a new genre of music in America as fans erupt in excitement. Korean Pop music originated in South Korea and grew in popularity across Asia and now it has made its way to the United States. With boy bands like BTS—which has appeared on … [Read More...]

Creativity Moves Community

By Joseph Camel Jr. Celebration of Creativity and Innovation with Professor Laura McBride and North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee shone a light on importance of the arts in our lives and community. The event took place Sept. 6 at College of Southern Nevada’s North Las Vegas campus. Inspired by School … [Read More...]

Campus

Embrace Culture

By Ralph Gallo Multicultural event on campus showcased different cultures coming together as performers, music, food, art and entertainment heightened awareness and appreciation amongst College of Southern Nevada’s community. Student Diversity Festival took place Oct. 23 on CSN’s North Las Vegas … [Read More...]

Centers for Academic Success Centralized with New Learning Commons

By Ian Conrardy New learning commons on all three campuses provide easier access to tutoring in the Centers for Academic Success. The resource centers for math, science, reading, writing, supplemental instruction and the communication lab is now offered in one location on each major campus … [Read More...]

Spooky Traditions at CSN

By Jordy Acevedo, Katelyn Barnett, Angelina Celedon, Ian Conrardy, Shoshana Sefia, Ralph Gallo, Emma King, Ana Karen Meza, Marisol Pino, Eunice Sanchez, Viridiana Sarabia, Usiel Teran and Christina Wilson College of Southern Nevada students are taking over Halloween. Students share their … [Read More...]

Starbucks: Sugar, Spice, Everything Nice

By Angelina Celedon Leaves slowly start falling as the autumn season is upon us and cozy cups of coffee comfort many as the sun rises each morning. For the first time Starbucks coffee shops will be offered on campus. Starbucks will be the first major coffee-house chain at College of Southern … [Read More...]

Politics

Fake News Versus Real News

By Christina Wilson President Donald Trump calls most news fake news. During his campaign trail and first two years in presidency he’s called reports from outlets like CNN and MSNBC fake. He claims they are used for political gain. In the past year a recent study shows more distrust of the accuracy in the news and consumers are left questioning … [Read More...]

DACA Hangs in the Balance

By Usiel Teran DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was rescinded by President Donald Trump last year but is finding pushback as legal challenges proceed. In the meantime DACA students are left with uncertainty, confusion and their legal statuses in limbo. As of Sept. 5, 2017 Trump put a six-month moratorium on DACA enabling those … [Read More...]

Social

Addicted to Our Phones

By Marisol Pino Students get on social media for fear of missing out but often feel anxious or depressed from their times online. A recent 2018 study in the Psychiatry Research journal titled “Emotion regulation’s relationships with depression, anxiety and stress due to imagined smartphone and … [Read More...]

Feature

Natalie Nelson Overcomes Learning Disabilities

By Frank Canales Natalie Nelson, College of Southern Nevada communications coordinator, was diagnosed with learning disabilities in elementary school. She’s spent her life managing her struggles with reading comprehension and numbers to ultimately inspire students to pursue education regardless of their challenges. In third grade, teachers started to notice that Nelson was falling behind. Her mother asked the school to run some tests. They … [Read More...]

Health

Sexual Purity Leads to Stronger Relationships

By Shoshana Sefia Saving sex for marriage was the topic explored at an event on campus as students discussed the value of purity over premarital sex. Collegiate Association for the Research of … [Read More...]

Got Butter?

By Jordy Acevedo Holidays put on the pounds and losing weight especially in the New Year may be a goal for many. The ketogenic diet, which focuses on fat, is an option though it comes with … [Read More...]

Saving Sex till Marriage

By Viridiana Sarabia Event on sexual integrity, purity and the breakdown of the family took place on campus as speakers and students discussed abstinence as an option. The Collegiate … [Read More...]

Stay Aware of Mental Health

By Ian Conrardy Studies show a marked increase in depression amongst college students and it comes from both cognitive and life-based factors. In a July 2018 study titled “Response Pattern of … [Read More...]

Natural Ingredients in Personal Care Products, Better for Health

By Tomeisha Davis Every day beauty-industry products such as shampoos, lotions and deodorants can have harmful ingredients in them such as formaldehyde and phthalates. They can be toxic and cause … [Read More...]

Education

Red Carpet Reporter Workshop Helps Aspiring Journalists

By Usiel Teran Red Carpet Reporter Workshop hosted by actress and journalist JJ Snyder helped students learn the ropes of how to interview celebrities at major events. The Workshop was a two-hour session held on Nov. 9 at College of Southern Nevada’s Charleston campus with attendance of approximately a dozen journalism students aspiring to … [Read More...]

More Than a Third of CSN Students are Over 25

By Christina Wilson Older students can do very well in college as they tend to have stronger focus, maturity and are driven to accomplish degrees that can lead to professional success. College of Southern Nevada has many of these non-traditional adult learners and is committed to helping them obtain their goals. Typically students come right … [Read More...]

Nevada Promise Scholarship

By Frank Canales Nevada Promise Scholarship provides students with free education at any community college in the State. Thousands are expected to enroll at College of Southern Nevada. The Promise Scholarship, sponsored by Senator Mo Denis, aligns with Governor Brian Sandoval’s vision of ensuring more Nevada’s students get a post-secondary … [Read More...]

Community

Escape Room Opened as Fright Dome Closed

By Jordy Acevedo Halloween fans saw Circus Circus Las Vegas’ Fright Dome at the Adventuredome Theme Park close this year but new festivities take over the season. The notorious dome created by “Hauntrepreneur” Jason Egan has been a home for Halloween fanatics since Sept. 30, 2003 and continued to shock fans till its closing in […]

Remembering the Fallen

By Ana Karen Meza Dozens of people gathered Oct. 1 on College of Southern Nevada’s Charleston campus as they bowed their heads for a moment of silence as lit candles brightened the night sky to commemorate those fallen in last year’s shooting. Students, faculty and the community united on the anniversary of the most tragic […]

Sports

Take a Knee or Not

By Charles LaRocca National Football League’s controversy over players kneeling during the National Anthem in protest to police brutality has … [Read More...]

Soccer Star Ashlee Jordan Won Spotlight Award

By Karen Ortega Ashlee Jordan, player for College of Southern Nevada’s Ladies Coyote Soccer Team, won Raising Cane’s Coyote Athletics Spotlight … [Read More...]

Prospects to Go Pro

By Charles LaRocca Scouts have identified five players this season on College of Southern Nevada’s baseball team as prospects to go pro. CSN Head … [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...]

Science & Technology

Climate Change Rears its Ugly Head

By Trey Arline Massive hurricanes, sea temperatures rising, droughts increasing and viruses spreading are certainly signs of environmental distress that is likely a result of climate change. Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey in August with major flooding and extreme winds. According to the Weather Channel, Harvey made landfall in Rockport and worked its way […]

Planetarium Provides Path to the Stars for Past 40 Years

By Anneth V. Ortega College of Southern Nevada’s The Planetarium is celebrating its astronomical 40th birthday. Nick Juliano, planetarium program manager, said, “I am proud to work for The Planetarium at CSN. Our small facility educates many thousands of students a year, makes astronomy more approachable to Las Vegas and hosts a number of programs […]