Don’t Text and Drive

By Joaquin Lomeli Jr. Texting while driving is dangerous; distracted drivers are to blame. Students should take steps to drive safely. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor-vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2011, according to U.S. Department of Transportation report dated April 2013. For drivers 15 to 19 years old—college aged— involved […]

Stress can be Detrimental if Ignored

By Amber Sampson For college students, stress can either plant a seed of destruction or spring things in to motion. Managing stress relies on understanding how the body responds to it and how the mind can fix it. “Feeling stressed acts as a warning, requiring us to take some action,” says Michael Bakst, a professor […]

No Shave November Raises Awareness for Prostate Cancer

By Joe Baker No Shave November, known as “Movember” and “Noshember” to veteran participants, has become more than just a month-long event dedicated to letting facial hair grow unruly but an opportunity to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. People have fun with this by growing crazy-looking mustaches such as the handle bar, where […]

Disability Doesn’t Stop Student From Succeeding

By Joe Baker Deni Djukic, College of Southern Nevada student, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age. Doctors told him that he would never walk or talk. They were wrong. He currently pursues his education in hopes of becoming a history teacher. “Cerebral palsy—and I’m going to put this in my own words— […]

Film Sends Message to Pursue Dreams

By Ariana Liuzzi “Real Women Have Curves” played during Hispanic Heritage Month at the College of Southern Nevada. It explored the struggles of immigrants’ children trying to pursue their dreams of education even if they are contrary to their families’ expectations. The movie’s lead character Ana Garcia, 18-year-old first-generation Mexican American, graduated high school and […]

Move, Sweat and Win

By Natalia Lancellotti Coyote Fitness Challenge at the College of Southern Nevada motivates students to work out to improve their health while winning prizes. Participating in the Challenge is simple. Students track the amount of time they exercise on a weekly log and submit it at the end of the two-month competition to the intramural […]