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 […]

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

By Joaquin Lomeli Jr College of Southern Nevada staff, students and athletes joined thousands of breast-cancer supporters to raise money for the 15th annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer 5K event on Oct. 26. “I am a two-year breast cancer survivor,” said Sonya Newton, CSN administrative assistant in human resources. “My mom is a survivor […]

Don’t Text and Drive

By Joaquin Lomeli Jr. Texting while driving is dangerous; distracted drivers are to blame. Students should take steps to drive safely. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor-vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2011, according to U.S. Department of Transportation report dated April 2013. For drivers 15 to 19 years old—college aged— involved […]

Risks of Fast Food Diet

By Joaquin Lomeli Jr. College students rely on fast food especially when they are busy with school and work. The convenience is great but the risks are not. “College students eat a lot of fast food,” said Denise Signorelli, nutrition professor at the College of Southern Nevada. “It’s something they enjoy doing with their peers […]

Social Media Affects Grades

By Joaquin Lomeli Jr Some students would rather Facebook then do their homework. It’s affecting their grades in addition to their face-to-face communication skills. According to a 2011 study of the effects of social media on college students, done by Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, researchers found 80 percent of participants in the […]