Politics

Midterm Election Swayed by Youngsters

By Fatima Marzett Youth vote was up in the midterm elections, favoring Democrats. According to Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, the youth turnout was the second highest in the past three decades with 27% of college-aged people … [Read More...]

Education

Earning Degrees Means Earning More Money

By Kevin Kelly Anyone pursuing a college degree can expect, on average, a more financially rewarding career than his or her peers who forgo this journey. Northeastern University in a June 2020 article titled “Average Salary by Education Level” … [Read More...]

Working Part Time = More Success for Students

By Kyla Sawyer Some students at College of Southern Nevada work and go to school at the same time. Research shows working part-time increases success in school. According to the National Center for Education Statistics in a study titled … [Read More...]

57% of CSN Students Prefer Online Classes

By Aidan Marone College of Southern Nevada students like online classes and plan to continue taking them. According to Internal Research at CSN, fall 2022 had 57% of the student population fully online with distance learning. The majority … [Read More...]

Free Community College, Is This Happening?

By Jacob Geraldo-Rubi Tuition expenses can weigh on College of Southern Nevada students, though good news is on the horizon with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s efforts to fund tuition-free community college by 2025. According to the Nevada System of … [Read More...]

Community

Journalists Face Much Danger

By Yazmin Beltran Journalism is a dangerous job for many in the profession. United Nations labeled journalism as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. A report released by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization highlights that while casualties related to countries experiencing armed conflict have declined, fatal attacks against journalists […]

Earth Day, Focus on Helping the Environment

By Alex Minter Earth Day was April 22, 2022. Gov. Steve Sisolak took initiative to clean up Lake Tahoe while College of Southern Nevada students did their part to save the environment in the south of the state. According to National Today, which tracks major events and holidays, “For the past 50 years, Earth Day […]

Arts & Entertainment

Sora Chosen for Super Smash Bros.

By Eric Visser Super Smash Bros. is ending updates and additions to the roster with the last fighter Sora from Kingdom Hearts series. The change happens Oct. 18, 2021. According to Nintendo’s Oct. 5 news release, “Ever since the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game launched for the Nintendo Switch system in 2018, players have put more than 2.2 […]

Prof. Littlejohn Leading Las Vegas Art Scene

By Jules Warren College of Southern Nevada Professor Wayne Littlejohn, who teaches fine arts, is leading the Las Vegas art scene in an exponential way while influencing the art program for students at the College. This renowned artist, who paints and sculpts, shines a bright light on CSN with his outstanding artistic accomplishments in Las […]

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...]

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 … [Read More...]

Campus

Are Masks a Thing of the Past?

By Jacob Geraldo-Rubi College of Southern Nevada lifts the mask mandate as the semester started on campus no longer requiring face coverings to attend classes, leaving some to question whether the decision was preemptive. Feb. 10 the President of CSN, Dr. Federico Zaragoza, announced in an … [Read More...]

Vaccine Required for CSN Employment

By Jenny Sadaka-Eitnier Everyone working at College of Southern Nevada must be vaccinated against COVID-19 —or have religious or medical exemptions— otherwise they will be fired. Oct. 1 the President of College of Southern Nevada, Dr. Federico Zaragoza, announced in an email that the Board of … [Read More...]

Health

Home for the Holidays

By Katie Freter Holiday season is upon us. College of Southern Nevada students plan to get together with family but not travel due to looming COVID concerns. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Tracker, after the holiday season last year, the nation saw a quarter-million case spike by Jan. 6, 2021 showing … [Read More...]

Study Shows Ongoing Mental Health Issues

By Katie Freter College students struggle with mental health as they’ve seen declines the past year during the pandemic in which they dealt with depression, anxiety and stress. A study of 200 college students published June 8 by BioMed Central Psychology, a peer-reviewed academic journal, revealed that 60.8% of students faced increases in … [Read More...]

Study Showed Mental-Health Struggles Increased During Pandemic

By Valerie Plata Mental health struggles increased for many college students during the pandemic. According to a May 2020 article titled “Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic as a College Student” from University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry, it stated, “It is well-studied that college students are especially prone to feelings of … [Read More...]

Sports

Sports Back On, Some with Mandates

By Maria Ghiasi Pro and college sports are back at it with live fan attendance even during the ongoing pandemic, though some have strict guidelines requiring vaccinations or masks. According to Allegiant Stadium’s website, home of the NFL Las … [Read More...]

Game On

By J. Watts Coyote fans at College of Southern Nevada are now allowed back into the stands to attend their favorite outdoor sports. Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation for CSN Dexter Irvin says, “We will have fans for baseball, … [Read More...]

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 […]

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...]

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...]

Happy Halloween

Need Pumpkins?

By Yazmin Beltran Halloween is right around the corner. There are some great pumpkin patches open for College of Southern Nevada students to enjoy with their friends and families. Visitors can choose their own pumpkins from the patches and then take them home to carve into jack-o-lanterns or cook them up for delicious pies. According […]

Halloween’s Fun is Rooted in History

By Christian Muniz College of Southern Nevada students make plans for Halloween, some with a nod to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in Ireland, United Kingdom and Northern France, celebrated its new year on Nov. 1, […]