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...]

Community

Documentaries Detail Unfair Treatment of African Americans

By Tatiana Solomon Two documentary films “13th” and “The Central Park Five” were shown during Black History Month at College of Southern Nevada. Both showed the inhumane treatment of African Americans in this country who were incarcerated. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the recent Oscars, […]

DACA Students Worry Day by Day

By Marcos Hung Santander President Donald Trump campaigned on tough immigration laws and he has already enacted tough orders affecting immigrants. Students at College of Southern Nevada who have DACA status are concerned they will be deported. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, provides protection against deportation and allows students to work and […]

Sports

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...]

Men’s Soccer: First Season was Major Success

By Dakota Hallaway Men’s soccer at College of Southern Nevada rejoices after a successful first season. CSN added soccer to the athletics programs’ line up this year to ride the excitement of the … [Read More...]

Education

Online Workshop offered for Students with Academic Warning

By Yozelin Luna New policy was enacted for students at College of Southern Nevada with grade-point-averages less than 2.0 who have received academic warnings. They must take an online Academic Success Warning Probation Workshop to continue with … [Read More...]

‘No Greater Odds’ Continues to Make an Impact

By Tinete Williams College of Southern Nevada’s very own documentary “No Greater Odds” was screened across the nation to spread the word about importance of community colleges in changing lives. A recent film screening at CSN’s North Las Vegas … [Read More...]

CSN Welcomes Displaced Students from ITT Shutdown

By Heidy Fernandez   Abrupt closing of ITT Technical Institute leaves displaced students searching for next steps. “On Sept. 6, 2016, officials representing ITT Technical Institute, falling under the ownership of ITT Educational Services … [Read More...]

Health

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 other classes. There is also a full gym set up with weights and cardio equipment. A goal of the Center is to get students to work out, which can help them achieve health and academic goals. “Our … [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 Love Dog Adventures’ website. CSN’s library staff understands these benefits and have worked the last few years to bring Love Dogs to hang out with students. Stephanie Espinoza, librarian at Charleston … [Read More...]

Stress Before Exams, Use it Effectively

By Joaquin Mojica Finals are approaching and stress levels are rising. Students who use stress effectively can perform well on tests whereas those who don’t may hinder their performances. Elsa Mason, psychology professor at College of Southern Nevada, says, “An important distinction between students that benefit from stress and those who don’t is how they perceive stressors. Whereas some students may perceive upcoming exams as welcomed challenges, others may perceive them as threats to their performances or their grades. Students who … [Read More...]

Campus

#Blackmendream

By Sebastian Ross Black men being oppressed in American society is not a new issue but it was explored in a new way in the recent film #Blackmendream, which provided a raw look at the emotional experiences of nine men. The panel discussion that followed explored some important themes. The African … [Read More...]

Feature

A Life Spent Teaching

By Samantha Fry Professor Dr. Tim James found his path and passion teaching at the community college. James teaches oral communication and journalism courses at College of Southern Nevada and has for the past 18 years. His COM 101 course on oral communication is taken widely by students as a requirement for all degree pathways and JOUR 220 on visual communication is a recent addition to his … [Read More...]

Free to Be Herself

By Tamara Tindugan Coming out was a freeing experience for College of Southern Nevada English Professor Patricia Vazquez. When Vazquez was a young girl she considered herself a tomboy and was interested in things most girls her age were not. She flourished in her fantasy life of worldly travels and art. “I would post all kinds of pictures of where I wanted to go: Greece, France, Italy and Machu … [Read More...]

Art & Entertainment

‘Unsettled Terrain’ Art Exhibit for Unsettled Times

By Tinete Williams   Two artists came together for an unusual art exhibition titled “Unsettled Terrain” housed at College of Southern Nevada’s Fine Arts Gallery. Taryn McMahon and Ellie Honl … [Read More...]

Art Exhibit ‘Comedie’: Not so Much about Comedy

By Sierra Akana Shelby Shadwell’s exhibit “Comedie” at the College of Southern Nevada attempts to explore his greatest fears. Shadwell is an unusual artist who transforms canvasses with charcoal … [Read More...]

Lack of Women Behind-the-Scenes in Hollywood Films

By Tamara Tindugan Mostly men work behind the camera as creators of Hollywood films. The recent Nevada Women’s Film Festival shed light on this disparity. Ultimately the gender inequality that exists … [Read More...]

Holidays

Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Reasons to be Grateful By Iginio Hernandez I am thankful for my family, obviously. I’m thankful for my brothers, sisters and all of my closest friends with whom I have had the pleasure of experiencing life with. My loving mother has helped make me the man I am today. I’m incredibly thankful for having met […]

Black Friday Finds

By Tinete Williams Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving that starts the holiday shopping season. Major department stores are offering great deals and some College of Southern Nevada students plan to shop. Mike Phillips, store manager of Sears at Meadows Mall, said, “It’s the best deals of the year. There will be several different […]

Celebrations with Family and Friends

By Lydia Vazquez Thanksgiving brings joyful celebrations for students at College of Southern Nevada. Every fourth Thursday of November people give thanks with tons of food and lots of love, adding their own special twists from their traditions. “I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with the people who I care about most,” said Brandon Harris, CSN […]

Halloween Costumes: Naughty or Nice

By Samantha Fry Halloween costumes are overtly sexy this year, which is easily seen with a visit to Halloween Mart or Party City. Some College of Southern Nevada students are planning on dressing provocatively come Monday. For the ladies some sexy costume options include the following: Breathtaking Sexy Bunny, Vile Vixen and Seductive Genie. For […]

Science & Technology

Planets and Stars Make for Spectacular Shows

By Anthony Mulholland College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus is home to one of two planetariums in the State. It requires a hefty investment to bring in shows and equipment but the students and community benefit from it. “I enjoy letting people find out about our solar system and the universe and the kinds of […]

NASA Found Liquid Flowing Water on Mars

  By Nancy MonsayNASA just received key evidence about potential life on Mars with its recent discovery of a life-sustaining resource on the red planet: water. According to NASA’s website, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provided the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows on Mars occasionally depending on time of day, temperature and season. The […]

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...]