Facebook Used for Equal Rights Activism

By Sallyann Ficarrotta Millions of Facebook users changed their profile pictures to red versions of the Human Rights Campaign logo on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 to support gay marriage. “I believe there shouldn’t be such a thing as ‘gay’ marriage. It’s just marriage and everyone should be able to get married to whomever they want,” […]

Stressed out Students Study for Finals

By Sallyann Ficarrotta Final exams are coming up the week of Dec. 10 and students are coping with the stress differently. CSN student Ramon Posis has three finals coming up and a specific way of dealing with all of them. “I look in the syllabus and see how much each test is worth so I […]


By Sallyann Ficarrotta Atheism has a stigma. Some believe Atheism is like Satanism. No, they don’t hate God, they don’t worship the devil, they just don’t believe in either. People don’t realize that being judgmental of others’ religions or lack of religions is as bad as being prejudiced about their races, classes, genders, or sexualities. […]

Dr. Boyer’s Antivenom for Deadly Scorpion Stings

By Sallyann Ficarrotta The first FDA-approved drug for killer scorpion stings was developed in Latin America by Dr. Leslie Boyer, from the University of Arizona, and Dr. Alagón, from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Their 12-year collaboration achieved a monumental medical breakthrough resulting in an antivenom for scorpion stings called Anascorp. There are many […]

Friends and Lovers Meet Online

College of Southern Nevada

By Sallyann Ficarrotta With millions of people using online dating sites such as Match.com, eHarmony, OkCupid, and others like them, the possibility of meeting a potential lover increases significantly.  CSN student Jorge Vazquez used Facebook and Japanese OkCupid to find a companion while all alone in a foreign country.  Vazquez said, “I just wanted to meet […]