Education

Government Shutdown, Students Struggled to Pay Tuition

By Sydney Orpano Tuition was postponed for College of Southern Nevada students affected by the recent partial government shutdown. The U.S. federal government shutdown Dec. 22 till Jan. 25 was the longest shutdown in the country’s history. The … [Read More...]

Students Taking Online Courses Tend to Perform Less

By Kenny Jimison Students perform worse in online classes than in on-campus classes. According to recent data collected at College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts and Letters Interim Dean Lester Tanaka said enrollment in online courses is up … [Read More...]

Meta-Majors Get Students on Track

By Jordy Acevedo Meta-majors provide global areas of study for students to pick from that will help them graduate sooner. New program launches at College of Southern Nevada March 1. Rosalyn Jimenez, CSN recruiter and former academic advisor, … [Read More...]

Community

Helping Victims of Human Trafficking

By Vanessa Lauren Human trafficking is a crime. SEEDS of Hope organization, run by The Salvation Army, held an event at College of Southern Nevada to bring light to this pressing issue in our community. U.S. Department of Justice defines human trafficking as, “The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor […]

Sports

Same Bases, New Faces

By David Galvan Coyote Baseball at College of Southern Nevada saw former player Bryce Harper sign a $330 million contract this week. His success and the strong lineage of players going pro is a reason for attracting 15 new players to join the team this season. Harper, who played outfield for CSN in 2010, left the program recruited into the … [Read More...]

Health

Paleo, It’s a “No-Grainer”

By Jordy Acevedo Paleolithic diet, an ancient way of eating, is gaining modern followers but it comes with risks. Paleo diet—also known as the caveman, hunter-gatherer or Stone Age diet—is a way … [Read More...]

Sexual Purity Leads to Stronger Relationships

By Shoshana Sefia Saving sex for marriage was the topic explored at an event on campus as students discussed the value of purity over premarital sex. Collegiate Association for the Research of … [Read More...]

Got Butter?

By Jordy Acevedo Holidays put on the pounds and losing weight especially in the New Year may be a goal for many. The ketogenic diet, which focuses on fat, is an option though it comes with … [Read More...]

Politics

Fake News Versus Real News

By Christina Wilson President Donald Trump calls most news fake news. During his campaign trail and first two years in presidency he’s called reports from outlets like CNN and MSNBC fake. He claims they are used for political gain. In the past year a recent study shows more distrust of the accuracy in the news and consumers are left questioning … [Read More...]

DACA Hangs in the Balance

By Usiel Teran DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was rescinded by President Donald Trump last year but is finding pushback as legal challenges proceed. In the meantime DACA students are left with uncertainty, confusion and their legal statuses in limbo. As of Sept. 5, 2017 Trump put a six-month moratorium on DACA enabling those … [Read More...]

Social

Addicted to Our Phones

By Marisol Pino Students get on social media for fear of missing out but often feel anxious or depressed from their times online. A recent 2018 study in the Psychiatry Research journal titled “Emotion regulation’s relationships with depression, anxiety and stress due to imagined smartphone and … [Read More...]

Feature

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 of their challenges. In third grade, teachers started to notice that Nelson was falling behind. Her mother asked the school to run some tests. They … [Read More...]

Campus

Embrace Culture

By Ralph Gallo Multicultural event on campus showcased different cultures coming together as performers, music, food, art and entertainment heightened awareness and appreciation amongst College of Southern Nevada’s community. Student Diversity Festival took place Oct. 23 on CSN’s North Las Vegas … [Read More...]

Centers for Academic Success Centralized with New Learning Commons

By Ian Conrardy New learning commons on all three campuses provide easier access to tutoring in the Centers for Academic Success. The resource centers for math, science, reading, writing, supplemental instruction and the communication lab is now offered in one location on each major campus … [Read More...]

Spooky Traditions at CSN

By Jordy Acevedo, Katelyn Barnett, Angelina Celedon, Ian Conrardy, Shoshana Sefia, Ralph Gallo, Emma King, Ana Karen Meza, Marisol Pino, Eunice Sanchez, Viridiana Sarabia, Usiel Teran and Christina Wilson College of Southern Nevada students are taking over Halloween. Students share their … [Read More...]

Starbucks: Sugar, Spice, Everything Nice

By Angelina Celedon Leaves slowly start falling as the autumn season is upon us and cozy cups of coffee comfort many as the sun rises each morning. For the first time Starbucks coffee shops will be offered on campus. Starbucks will be the first major coffee-house chain at College of Southern … [Read More...]

Art & Entertainment

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...]

Sav Tanner’s Smooth Lyrics and Synth Beats

By Emma King College of Southern Nevada student and independent musician Savor Tanner channels his emotions and lessons learned from past experiences into music he creates in his bedroom. Independent musicians are free agents in the music industry. They make music on their own terms, on their … [Read More...]

K-pop Music Making Moves

By Eunice Sanchez K-pop is sweeping the nation launching a new genre of music in America as fans erupt in excitement. Korean Pop music originated in South Korea and grew in popularity across Asia and now it has made its way to the United States. With boy bands like BTS—which has appeared on … [Read More...]

Creativity Moves Community

By Joseph Camel Jr. Celebration of Creativity and Innovation with Professor Laura McBride and North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee shone a light on importance of the arts in our lives and community. The event took place Sept. 6 at College of Southern Nevada’s North Las Vegas campus. Inspired by School … [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...]

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 … [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 […]