Education

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...]

Finals Fuel Test Anxiety

By Serenity Logan Finals week is approaching and exams are scheduled. Many College of Southern Nevada students have test anxiety, though there are tips to overcome it.   According to an article on UMass Dartmouth’s website, “Test anxiety … [Read More...]

Pressure is on Though Excited for the Future

By Tyler Bennett Fall 2021 semester nears its end as some students at College of Southern Nevada prepare for upcoming graduation and others wait till spring for the big day. Students are working hard under a lot of pressure to perform well … [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...]

Community

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 […]

The Hate Must Stop

By Ceyena Beard Recently racial attacks against Asians, due to the speculation that they caused the deadly Coronavirus, have seen an uptick. This violence is due to hate and xenophobia that must stop. It is believed the virus began in Wuhan, China, which fuels these beliefs. According to the United Nations COVID-19 Response reported by […]

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 […]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Holidays

Fright Ride Open with COVID Precautions

By Ashlend Laparra Fright Ride, a Halloween experience, is open this month and some College of Southern Nevada students are excited to go although precautions are in place to stay safe during COVID-19.   The Ride, from the creators of Fright Dome— which closed a couple years ago— designed a new socially distanced haunted-house experience […]

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

By Soni Brown, Paulina Carrillo, George Gonzales, Percy Hinton, Adrianne Jackson, Jordan Johnson, Ariel Rodriguez, Kim Trejo and Jessica Vargas Halloween spirit creeps in at the College of Southern Nevada with decorations, contests, games and costumes. Students and staff prepared for the holiday with fun activities and an enjoyable spooky vibe. “We really wanted to […]