Drone Degree Program Built to Take Off in 2018

By Kalani Reyes New degree called Unmanned Aviation System Technology, or drone technology, is on the books for College of Southern Nevada to likely start next fall. The two-year degree program is one-of-a kind in Las Vegas, said CSN Applied Technology Professor Art Eggers, creator of the drone program. The curriculum heavily emphasizes learning how […]

Do Students Read Textbooks? Not So Much

By Kalani Reyes Recent studies show many college students don’t read academic text books. According to the study “Reading to Learn or Learning to Read? Engaging College Students in Course Readings” by researcher Mary Margaret Kerr published Sept. 9, 2016 in College Teaching Journal found that when students are assigned class readings, only 20 to […]

Gratitude

By Valeriya Bondarenko Spring term comes to a close soon at College of Southern Nevada and students reflect on their appreciation for professors. Showing gratitude comes naturally for these students who made deep connections with their mentors. “The professor that I appreciate the most this semester is Professor Eileen Metcalfe and she teaches Fundamentals of […]

Books Behind Bars

By Trey Arline College of Southern Nevada provides prison education programs for inmates in Nevada to curb recidivism. Educational opportunities are offered at High Desert State Prison and Southern Desert Correctional Center for incarcerated individuals to take GED or college courses leading to associate- or bachelor’s-degrees. They are taught by CSN professors who have passion […]

#Blackmendream

By Sebastian Ross Black men being oppressed in American society is not a new issue but it was explored in a new way in the recent film #Blackmendream, which provided a raw look at the emotional experiences of nine men. The panel discussion that followed explored some important themes. The African American Heritage Committee at […]

Online Workshop offered for Students with Academic Warning

By Yozelin Luna New policy was enacted for students at College of Southern Nevada with grade-point-averages less than 2.0 who have received academic warnings. They must take an online Academic Success Warning Probation Workshop to continue with their schooling. “[The Workshop] is an intervention tool aimed at providing academic support and resources to increase retention […]

‘No Greater Odds’ Continues to Make an Impact

By Tinete Williams College of Southern Nevada’s very own documentary “No Greater Odds” was screened across the nation to spread the word about importance of community colleges in changing lives. A recent film screening at CSN’s North Las Vegas campus on Oct. 17 provided a unique opportunity for the film crew to partner with College […]

CSN Welcomes Displaced Students from ITT Shutdown

By Heidy Fernandez   Abrupt closing of ITT Technical Institute leaves displaced students searching for next steps. “On Sept. 6, 2016, officials representing ITT Technical Institute, falling under the ownership of ITT Educational Services Inc., alerted the U.S. Department of Education that ITT will cease operations and no longer offer instruction at all of their […]

Textbook Costs Soar: Professors Consider Lesser-Expensive Options

By Joaquin Mojica Costs for textbooks have nearly doubled in the past 10 years. Some professors consider expenses for books to ease burden on students. U.S. Government Accountability Office, empowered by Congress’ Higher Education Opportunity Act to monitor publishers and textbook costs, reports that new textbook prices increased 82 percent between 2002 and 2012. According […]

Short-Term Classes: Risk and Reward

By Anthony MulHolland College of Southern Nevada has an abundance of short-term classes for students to take year round, if they dare. “If their goal is to graduate in two years, those are the perfect classes to take,” said Ryan Robb, advising coordinator at CSN. “I think they’re an opportunity,” Robb said. “I think they’re […]