Nic’s Picks: Winter Reading List

November 29, 2018

There’s a chill in the air now, and while finals are a few weeks away, curl up with one of these books instead of prestressing about that project or test you’ll probably ace. Read More

Fashion for Food

November 28, 2018

The UNR Student Nutrition Association recently hosted an annual fashion show fundraiser on November 10th in partnership with On Common Ground, a local organization that aims to connect the community with educational tools to help adults and children meet their potential with nutritious food. This show featured Reno’s twelve best local designers along with models of all races, ages, genders, and sizes. The show was hosted in the Joe Crowley Student Union on the UNR campus. Read More

Women in Computer Science and Engineering Strive for More Representation

November 19, 2018

In the era of ‘girl power’, encouraging women to shatter glass ceilings and be their own bosses has become incredibly common. In some fields, such as engineering and computer science, there is a huge struggle to see women in visible roles. Women make up half of the total United States college educated workforce but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce, according to statistics from the National Girls Collaborative Project. They also received half of the degrees awarded in the biological science in the past year, and only 19.3% in engineering, and even less than that in computer science at 17.9%. Read More

Reno’s Best Fall and Winter Activities

November 13, 2018

With fall almost near a close and winter sneaking up on us soon, here’s some fall and winter activities to do this season! Take a break from studying to enjoy the best Reno and the surrounding areas have to offer. Pumpkin Patch - A classic fall activity includes driving out to the pumpkin patch, picking the perfect pumpkin, and taking it home to decorate. In Reno, we’re lucky to have Ferrari Farms and Andelin Farms. Both farms also have corn mazes and zombie paintball. At Walmart, they sell pumpkin carving kits for $6 and includes everything you’ll need like carving utensils, scoops, and stencils. Read More

Money Tips for College Students

November 07, 2018

With a cost of $207 per credit hour at UNR (that’s before you even tack on all the other student fees), and the cost of living rising in the Reno area it’s no secret that it’s intimidating, stressful, and discouraging when you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to pay for the next semester of college. It’s hard enough to just focus on school alone, but when you have to work three jobs just to pay your rent it can be easy to lose motivation and to want to drop out. Read More