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 […]

LDS Missionary Lance Eliason Strengthens Faith

By Braydon Heier Lance Eliason, College of Southern Nevada student, served for two years on a mission in Ecuador to help others while spreading the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The greatest experience was seeing how people’s lives were blessed and changed for the better as they followed the teachings […]

Filmmaker Fernando Nava Awarded for ‘American Nightmare’

By H. Patrick Lombardo Fernando Nava walks through the door for an interview—the latest in a recent spat of publicity for him. Appearing down-to-earth as can be he sports a sweatshirt, baseball cap and track pants. Nava, a 23-year-old College of Southern Nevada student, just spent a year-and-a-half working on his first short film. The […]

McBride’s Novel ‘We are Called to Rise’ Inspires Many

By Braydon Heier Laura McBride, assistant chair and professor of English at the College of Southern Nevada, debuted her first novel “We are Called to Rise” to much acclaim. “Laura McBride had me hooked on her novel by page two,” according to the book review by writer Kathleen Grissom. “The beginning of a roller coaster […]

Graffiti is Art

By Chace Alvarez Colors drippings from the nozzles of his spray cans, artist Angel Perez paints extraordinary graffiti art. Graffiti is usually something society looks down on but Perez creates something so vivid it becomes eye candy for the mind and changes people’s impressions of this art. His work is unusual for the common spectator […]

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 […]

A Phoenix from the Ashes, Student Barbara Ayarza Rises from Difficult Past

By Eleni Parashos Barbara Ayarza never thought her life would turn out the way it did. In one fated moment of intervention she was connected with TRiO, a federally-funded program that provides resources and mentors for students who want to go to college. That set her life on a new path from the past of […]

Student Carlos Holguin Finds Success in Music Industry

By Lizett Camarena Bass cellist Carlos Holguin works hard at school while kick starting his career in the music industry finding early success. Holguin plays an eclectic-musical repertoire from blues, jazz, country to Spanish up-tempo songs. He recently started selling his music through iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. He sold approximately 80 downloads of his […]

Insights from Writer H. Lee Barnes

By Ashton Hall Published author and professor of creative writing at the College of Southern Nevada H. Lee Barnes released his latest novel “Cold Deck”. “Cold Deck” was presented at a book-signing event at the Charleston campus April 11, 2013. His new novel “Cold Deck” is the story of lead character Jude who finds himself […]

Obama Recognizes CSN Student in Immigration Reform Speech

By Ricardo Torres President Barack Obama mentioned our 20-year-old College of Southern Nevada student Alan Aleman by name in a speech he gave about immigration on Jan. 29, 2013.“Growing up, Alan went to an American school, pledged allegiance to the American flag, felt American in every way and he was. Except for on paper,” President […]