First-Generation College Students Forging New Paths

By Lizett Camarena For many young people, attending college after high school is a predetermined destiny. It’s often pushed by parents who hold fond memories of their own college experiences and are nostalgic for their alma maters. This is not the case for first-generation students whose parents did not attend college. Those students are forging […]

Nationally Recognized Tutor Donny Watson Keeps Climbing

By Christina Quattrone Donny Watson, communication major at College of Southern Nevada, was the recipient of the highly-coveted Outstanding Tutor Award at the National Association of Communication Center’s Conference in Phoenix this past April. “It felt amazing,” Watson said. Humble and selfless to the core, Watson doesn’t do anything for acknowledgment or celebration but because […]

Tips for Finals

By Taylor Shaw Cramming all night for finals is common practice for many students but it isn’t the best method for doing well. Getting a good nights rest the night before the big test and chewing gum during the exam can help students perform better. Some students don’t sleep much prior to finals, which has […]

Cheers! Great Job Graduates

By Jessica Sagawa As the College of Southern Nevada’s 2014 graduating class takes its commencement walk May 19, the students achieve their individual goals and the College achieves a larger national goal. “There has been a dramatic nationwide push to college completion in America,” said James McCoy, CSN’s associate vice president of academic affairs. In […]

Students Learn the Business of Luck at Coyote Casino

By David Stepanian Sounds of dice hitting the craps table, cards shuffling on velvet and balls spinning around roulette wheels can be heard at Coyote Casino, at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, where students enroll to learn to become casino personnel including blackjack dealers, pit bosses or even slot technicians. From casino surveillance […]

Postcards Series Shined Light on Vietnam’s Past and Present

By Leonardo Schauer Long Time Passing: Journeys to Vietnam, a Postcards from Abroad lecture series, sparked an interesting discussion on the horrors of war to current-day issues still plaguing Vietnam. The Vietnam War, 1954 to 1975, involved a large regional conflict that pitted the communist government of the North against the South, whose principal ally […]

Record-Setting Softball Season Leaves Coyotes Hungry for Postseason Glory

By James Hernandez Wrapping up the most successful regular season in program history, the College of Southern Nevada’s softball team looks to close out the regular season with a bang and make a championship run in the postseason. Despite the team’s impressive regular season, which included a third-place poll ranking in the National Junior Athletic […]

Snap Those Selfies

By Katlyn Kielminski Camera on, arm extended, smiles ready, click, click, selfie snapped, a second later the picture is loaded on Instagram. A selfie is a spontaneous photograph usually taken armed-length and angled meant to be shared across social-media platforms like Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook. Smartphones have changed people’s digital lives by putting cameras in […]

Due Tomorrow? Do Tomorrow

By Sam Picazo Although due dates are usually posted in class syllabi at the start of each semester, some students opt to do their school work at the last minute. Procrastination is common but that doesn’t mean it is the best way to get things done. According to a report titled “Understanding Procrastination” published by […]

Travel Inspires Writers to Set the Scene

By Eleni Parashos Author Valerie Miner, Stanford University professor, lives a life of adventurous journeys. From Asia to Africa her explorations of the world have inspired her literary works and broadened her ideas of people and culture. On April 16, 2014 Miner’s journey brought her to College of Southern Nevada’s Charleston campus. She shared details […]