Campus

Student Unions Opening Soon

By Anthony Garcia Student Unions on all three College of Southern Nevada campuses are set to open fall 2019. Construction is on time. Richard Lake, assistant director of marketing and communications, said, “All three student unions have been on schedule throughout the process and they'll all … [Read More...]

2019 Outstanding Student Awards

By Vanessa Lauren Outstanding Student Awards honors 22 College of Southern Nevada students for their exceptional academic performances. CSN’s Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs James McCoy describes the event as, “A beautiful ceremonious night. I’m getting all chocked up just … [Read More...]

Politics

Women’s Reproductive Rights in Trump Era

By Sydney Orpano Women’s reproductive rights are under assault by recent legislation put into effect under President Donald Trump’s administration. A panel presentation on campus showcased some tough policies. “Women’s History Panel Discussion: Reproductive Rights in the Era of Trump” was presented March 25 at College of Southern Nevada’s … [Read More...]

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...]

Community

Helping Victims of Human Trafficking

By Vanessa Lauren Human trafficking is a crime. SEEDS of Hope organization, run by The Salvation Army, held an event at College of Southern Nevada to bring light to this pressing issue in our community. U.S. Department of Justice defines human trafficking as, “The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor […]

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 […]

Education

New $70 Million Building Slated for Nursing Students

By Kenny Jimison Demand in high for hiring registered nurses. College of Southern Nevada works to meet that need by seeking $70.7 million from the State to build a new nursing health and sciences building. In March CSN lobbied the State … [Read More...]

Spring Break Aligns with CCSD’s Time Off

By Lakeya Joyner Spring break is next week for College of Southern Nevada. The date is falling later in the term compared to other colleges and universities but this benefits students with children. Some students seek out warm weather, beaches … [Read More...]

Government Shutdown, Students Struggled to Pay Tuition

By Sydney Orpano Tuition was postponed for College of Southern Nevada students affected by the recent partial government shutdown. The U.S. federal government shutdown Dec. 22 till Jan. 25 was the longest shutdown in the country’s history. The … [Read More...]

Students Taking Online Courses Tend to Perform Less

By Kenny Jimison Students perform worse in online classes than in on-campus classes. According to recent data collected at College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts and Letters Interim Dean Lester Tanaka said enrollment in online courses is up … [Read More...]

Meta-Majors Get Students on Track

By Jordy Acevedo Meta-majors provide global areas of study for students to pick from that will help them graduate sooner. New program launches at College of Southern Nevada March 1. Rosalyn Jimenez, CSN recruiter and former academic advisor, … [Read More...]

Sports

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 CSN in 2010, left the program recruited into the … [Read More...]

Health

Paleo, It’s a “No-Grainer”

By Jordy Acevedo Paleolithic diet, an ancient way of eating, is gaining modern followers but it comes with risks. Paleo diet—also known as the caveman, hunter-gatherer or Stone Age diet—is a way … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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 […]