Happy Thanksgiving

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 real pain. According to a Nov. 14 press release by the National Retail Federation, one of the largest retail […]

Gratitude at Thanksgiving

By Taylor Bandy Faculty and students feel much gratitude this time of year as Thanksgiving makes them pause and think about family. Jeff Hein, who teaches advertising and public relations at College of Southern Nevada, said, “This Thanksgiving I am going to visit my family in Wisconsin. We haven’t been together as a family in […]

Campus

Academic Burnout

By Taylor Cayro Students might be on the verge of experiencing academic burnout from prolonged high levels of stress. Melissa Jenkins, program manager for Counseling and Psychological Services or CAPS at College of Southern Nevada, said one of the results of academic burnout is stress overload … [Read More...]

‘Tis the Season of Giving for the Angel Program

By Brianna Fayerverger Faculty and staff at College of Southern Nevada are joining together this holiday season in giving back to those who are less fortunate. The CSN Holiday Angel Program, directed by Paul Herrle, a human behavior professor at CSN, symbolizes the true meaning of community. … [Read More...]

Self-Defense Course Offers Students Fighting Chance

  By Mike Sloan Women should be able to defend themselves against attackers. A recent Rape Aggression Defense course offered on College of Southern Nevada’s campus taught women techniques to save their lives. RAD is a free self-defense course taught by three CSN police officers. … [Read More...]

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 prompted a strong response. Although athletes at … [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 award after demonstrating remarkable skills on the … [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 Baseball Coach Nick Garritano highlighted a few … [Read More...]

Vegas Golden Knights will Take the Ice

By Connor Denkin Professional hockey is coming to Las Vegas and students are excited. In a recent informal poll conducted Feb. 22 at College of Southern Nevada’s North Las Vegas campus, 67 out of … [Read More...]

Education

Drone Degree Program Built to Take Off in 2018

By Kalani Reyes New degree called Unmanned Aviation System Technology, or drone technology, is on the books for College of Southern Nevada to likely start next fall. The two-year degree program is one-of-a kind in Las Vegas, said CSN Applied Technology Professor Art Eggers, creator of the drone program. The curriculum heavily emphasizes … [Read More...]

Do Students Read Textbooks? Not So Much

By Kalani Reyes Recent studies show many college students don’t read academic text books. According to the study “Reading to Learn or Learning to Read? Engaging College Students in Course Readings” by researcher Mary Margaret Kerr published Sept. 9, 2016 in College Teaching Journal found that when students are assigned class readings, only 20 … [Read More...]

Community

PRIDE Parade Enlivens LGBTQ Community

By Karen Ortega Las Vegas PRIDE parade had an important role in the LGBTQ’s community expression of its own pride. On Oct. 20 in Downtown Las Vegas there were hundreds of people lining the streets in support of equality, protections, rights and freedoms. The parade route began at Gass Avenue and headed north along 4th […]

Campus Book Club Looks at Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Brianna Fayerverger “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” written by Rebecca Skloot is the chosen book for One Book One College this year. The book brings light to scientific genetic discoveries and students are hooked. The New York Times No. 1 Best Seller has an intriguing plot. “Henrietta Lacks, known as HeLa in the […]

CSN Students Not Leaving the Nest

By Taylor Bandy Majority of college students live at home with their parents as shown in recent poll of College of Southern Nevada students. During Oct. 25 and 26, an informal poll of 100 students on North Las Vegas and Charleston campuses showed that 86 percent lived at home while 14 percent lived on their […]

Shooting on Strip Leaves Students in Shock

By Denzel Apangchan, Trey Arline, Taylor Bandy, Taylor Cayro, Brianna Fayerverger, Tatiana Orellana-Tercero, Anneth V. Ortega, Kalani Reyes, Mike Sloan, Tatiana Solomon Mass shooting near Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino took place last night at a music festival leaving hundreds injured and dozens dead. College of Southern Nevada’s community is in shock. Live Nation’s Route 91 Harvest […]

Art & Entertainment

Boom in Audio Streaming

By Denzel Apangchan On-demand audio streaming is one of the most popular methods of music consumption for Americans in 2017 and College of Southern Nevada students are no exception. “The first half of 2017 has seen some incredible new benchmarks for the music industry,” wrote Dave Bakula, senior vice president of Nielsen Music on The Nielsen … [Read More...]

Music Festivals are Unforgettable Experiences, For Better or Worse

By Tatiana Solomon Las Vegas’ own music festival Life is Beautiful went off without a hitch in terms of providing a safe unforgettable long weekend of music, art, love and motivational speakers. Sadly the following weekend another music festival in town had a different outcome. “Life is Beautiful is a yearlong movement that culminates in a … [Read More...]

Dreams of Hollywood Within Reach for CSN Students

By Taylor Cayro Hollywood cinematographers and directors hosted College of Southern Nevada’s film students this summer during a five-day trip. During the summer semester every other year, media-technologies Instructor John Aliano takes his Cinematography II students to Los Angeles to meet with several filmmakers. This year’s lineup … [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 […]

Health

Veganism on the Rise

By Tatiana Solomon Millennials are willing to consider veganism as a healthy lifestyle choice as shown in a recent poll on campus. Veganism, a term many people are unfamiliar with, is the practice of abstaining from eating or using animal products—particularly in diet—including eggs, dairy and cheese. Vegetarians still consume these products. An … [Read More...]

Books and Barbells

By Karen Ortega Students are increasingly becoming more conscious of their health and fitness. Campus athletic centers and fun workout options can make a difference in getting students active and increasing their GPAs. College of Southern Nevada’s Sports Center currently offers Pilates, Zumba, martial arts self-defense and Coyote boot camp, among … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

Happy Halloween

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 real pain. According to a Nov. 14 press release by the National Retail Federation, one of the largest retail […]

Feature

On the Air

By Marcos Hung Santander La Buena 101.9 FM radio on-air personality Lizett Camarena came through the journalism program at College of Southern Nevada and now finds herself in a dream job in the industry. Camarena loves her job at La Buena. She’s … [Read More...]

Yoga in the Classroom: New Approach to Mindfulness

By Tatiana Solomon Communication Professor Jodie Mandel brought traditional yoga to College of Southern Nevada in hopes of decreasing anxiety in her students taking speech classes. “I hope to share the gift of yoga by bringing faculty and students … [Read More...]

Politics

Trumping the Environmental Protection Agency

By Anneth V. Ortega Concerns grow over President Donald Trump’s stance on pro-business platforms that would limit environmental regulations that protect clean water, air and energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, established in 1970, is under review as Trump plans to limit its capacity … [Read More...]

Business

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...]

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

#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...]

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...]