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. “Everything has a spectrum whether it be […]

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 own dime and time. They are not signed […]

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 The Tonight […]

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 of Arts and Letters […]

Fortnite Taking Over Gaming World

By Alex Norwood Epic Games Inc. created the incredibly popular multiplayer game called Fortnite. Its wild success in past six months has made it a real force in the gaming world. Students among other gamers are spending endless hours in this alternate reality. Fortnite was launched as an early-access game in mid-2017 and gained larger […]

Art of Depression

By Joseph Camel Jr. Artist Stephanie Serpick debuted her latest work “A New Fall” at the Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit was inspired by Serpick’s depression from loss and frustration. Serpick gave an Artist Talk on Feb. 1 to an audience of College of Southern Nevada students, art enthusiasts and members of the community. A […]

CSN Students Shine on Stage at One Act Festival

By Tomeisha Davis One Act Festival showcased six different shows at the Backstage Theatre on campus. Eleven actors, six shows, different stage settings and several characters were acted on stage during a 75-minute performance slot. Each show in One Act only has two actors on stage at once making a plot come alive in 5-to-10 […]

Boom in Audio Streaming

By Denzel Apangchan On-demand audio streaming is one of the most popular methods of music consumption for Americans in 2017 and College of Southern Nevada students are no exception. “The first half of 2017 has seen some incredible new benchmarks for the music industry,” wrote Dave Bakula, senior vice president of Nielsen Music on The […]

Horror Flicks for Halloween

By Mike Sloan Halloween is here and it is the perfect time of year for students at College of Southern Nevada to take a brief reprieve from their studies to engage in some of the best horror movies ever made; something millions of people will do again this year like every year before. Horror movies […]

Music Festivals are Unforgettable Experiences, For Better or Worse

By Tatiana Solomon Las Vegas’ own music festival Life is Beautiful went off without a hitch in terms of providing a safe unforgettable long weekend of music, art, love and motivational speakers. Sadly the following weekend another music festival in town had a different outcome. “Life is Beautiful is a yearlong movement that culminates in […]