Natalie Nelson Overcomes Learning Disabilities

By Frank Canales Natalie Nelson, College of Southern Nevada communications coordinator, was diagnosed with learning disabilities in elementary school. She’s spent her life managing her struggles with reading comprehension and numbers to ultimately inspire students to pursue education regardless of their challenges. In third grade, teachers started to notice that Nelson was falling behind. Her […]

Meditation has Profound Impact

By Tatiana Solomon Just breathe are two simple words that College of Southern Nevada’s Professor Dr. Diane Hardgrave encourages people to do through mindfulness meditation. Hardgrave’s research advocates that each side of your brain talks to each other differently and changes during and after meditation breathing practices and reduces physiological indices of anger and stress. […]

On the Air

By Marcos Hung Santander La Buena 101.9 FM radio on-air personality Lizett Camarena came through the journalism program at College of Southern Nevada and now finds herself in a dream job in the industry. Camarena loves her job at La Buena. She’s been there for the past two years after she accomplished her coursework at […]

Yoga in the Classroom: New Approach to Mindfulness

By Tatiana Solomon Communication Professor Jodie Mandel brought traditional yoga to College of Southern Nevada in hopes of decreasing anxiety in her students taking speech classes. “I hope to share the gift of yoga by bringing faculty and students together to practice it on campus and helping them understand that yoga is so much more […]

A Life Spent Teaching

By Samantha Fry Professor Dr. Tim James found his path and passion teaching at the community college. James teaches oral communication and journalism courses at College of Southern Nevada and has for the past 18 years. His COM 101 course on oral communication is taken widely by students as a requirement for all degree pathways […]

Free to Be Herself

By Tamara Tindugan Coming out was a freeing experience for College of Southern Nevada English Professor Patricia Vazquez. When Vazquez was a young girl she considered herself a tomboy and was interested in things most girls her age were not. She flourished in her fantasy life of worldly travels and art. “I would post all […]

Jabbawockeez Hip-Hop Dancer Studies by Day and Performs by Night

By Christopher Kilkenny Justin Emanuel, College of Southern Nevada student, performs in the hit show “Jreamz Journey Within” performing at MGM Grand on the Strip. The hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez, best-known for winning the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew, performs weekly. Many know these dancers by the white masks they wear on stage. […]

10,000-Mile Journey Across Europe

By Christopher Kilkenny Lester Tanaka wanted to share a piece of his past in his lecture on campus “Postcards from Abroad: Zen and the Art of Bicycle Touring 10,000 Miles Later.” Tanaka, a College of Southern Nevada professor, came up with an incredible idea many years ago while working at the YMCA in Higashi-Osaka, Japan. […]

Rapper “Streetz” finds Life in Music

By Trena Allen Jonathan “Streetz” Paya found salvation through rapping while going to school. “I couldn’t stay out of trouble,” Paya said. “I didn’t find a reason or purpose for living until I found myself at College of Southern Nevada. I feel like Hip-Hop and CSN chose me, opposed to me choosing them. Hip-Hop allows […]

Newton’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

By Joaquin Lomeli Jr. Sonya Newton was about to face the greatest battle of her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Newton, administrative assistant for human resources at College of Southern Nevada, woke up one morning, took a shower and felt a strange lump on her chest. She had some experience with breast […]