FotoFest: More than Meets the Lens

By Anneth V. Ortega FotoFest photography five-day event held on campus to share and celebrate the lens. The Festival was held April 10 to 14 at College of Southern Nevada’s North Las Vegas campus. A combined 21 workshops and guest speakers presented topics over the few days including: portfolio review, contemporary photographic image transfer techniques, […]

‘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 were featured artists in the Gallery from August through September. “We thought our work would be different enough to create a dialogue, a conversation, but […]

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 drawings and installations that magnify bugs, such as 500 cockroaches in his pieces “Auniversal Picture 16” and “Auniversal Picture 18,” to help the audience see the […]

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 has an influence on the material that gets made. “In 2015 women comprised 19 percent of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and […]

‘Front Yard Zoo’ Exhibit Makes Statement on Society

By Ericka Lemus “Front Yard Zoo: Controlling Nature” is an art exhibit that addresses the nature of people who buy plastic lawn ornaments of animals to display in their yards instead of simply celebrating nature that exists there. The exhibit created by artist Roscoe Wilson is on display at College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus’ […]

Student Saw Literary Criticism Published in Toyon Magazine

By Loren Honea English major at College of Southern Nevada Alejandra Muneton-Carrera finally saw her dream of getting published come true with her analysis of William Faulkner’s short story. Muneton-Carrera took Instructor Kaylee Baucom’s English course at the College last year, which propelled her interest in writing. A paper she wrote for class titled “A […]

Budget Cut Forces Cancellation of Spring Play

By Tania Diaz College of Southern Nevada’s performing arts department was forced to cancel “Our Country’s Good” due to budget cuts. CSN’s President Michael Richards sent an email to faculty stating that each department would take a budget cut for the academic year, according to Richard McGee, department chair of fine arts. McGee said, “From […]

“Wallflowers” Exhibition Displays Ephemeral Flora at Fine Arts Gallery

By Sierra Akana Jill Parisi’s “Wallflowers” exhibition made its debut this semester at College of Southern Nevada’s Fine Arts Gallery. Parisi’s art combines a variety of color, complex patterns and nature. According to Parisi’s website, “My works celebrate the plant and animal kingdom’s wide palette and intricate patterns. The process for creating the flora and […]

“The Adding Machine” Steals the Show at CSN

By Neise Cordeiro Sold-out production “The Adding Machine” opened theater season at College of Southern Nevada. Aaron Tuttle, lead faculty of theater at CSN, shared his excitement about opening night. “I was very happy and there was a huge sense of relief,” said Tuttle, who directed the play. “When an artist puts something together, especially […]

“We Are Called to Rise” author Laura McBride Wins Silver Pen Award

By Soni Brown Nevada Writers Hall of Fame will honor College of Southern Nevada English professor Laura McBride with the Silver Pen Award for her debut novel “We Are Called to Rise.” “Well, it’s a delight,” recipient McBride said. “I have lived in Nevada for a long time and I wrote about our community because […]