Science & Technology

Nevada Takes Initiative in Climate Change

By Bobbie A. Hickman Climate change is exasperating weather patterns causing: rising temperatures, lack of water availability and severely dry conditions. College of Southern Nevada professors weigh in on the State’s future as Nevada Climate Initiative work towards sustainability. In March 2019 Governor Steve Sisolak signed an executive order establishing Nevada Climate Initiative to address […]

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 […]

Education

Online Classes a Success, Mostly

By Hannah Dunbar Courses went online last year due to the pandemic. Some students love it while others along with faculty found it more difficult. The majority of classes College of Southern Nevada offered spring term are online. The upcoming … [Read More...]

Relief for Student-Loan Borrowers on Horizon

By Bobbie A. Hickman Cancelling some student loan debt was a campaign promise of President Joseph Biden. Now students wait to see what happens. According to a U.S. Department of Education spokesperson, “President Biden campaigned for ambitious … [Read More...]

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...]

Campus

Special Month for Women

By Bobbie A. Hickman March was the month College of Southern Nevada celebrated Native American Heritage in addition to women’s empowerment. Combining these two extraordinary movements together into this one month shinned a light on the important issues still facing both groups. CSN was unique … [Read More...]

Operation Sanitization

By J. Watts Keeping things sanitized on campus with strict protocols to keep students, staff, faculty and administration safe is a key priority for College of Southern Nevada. Majority of classes are held online this spring term, which limits the large number of students on campus making … [Read More...]

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 its Latinx community. Throughout the monthlong celebration many virtual events were held by Latino … [Read More...]

Health

What a Year It’s Been

By Patrick Payumo Stress affected many students negatively during the pandemic. Academic Advisor Andrew Gaden said, “I believe a vast majority of the College of Southern Nevada  student body experienced some form of enhanced stress since the pandemic reared it's ugly head roughly a year ago. From an academic perspective alone the fact … [Read More...]

Sports

Lady Coyote Volleyball, Playing with Protocols

By Lillie Redmond Lady Coyote Volleyball team at College of Southern Nevada is in season playing with strict COVID protocols. COVID-19 hit more than a year ago shutting down most sports. At the beginning of the pandemic no teams were playing due to safety concerns. In recent months teams are … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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 […]