Author: Emily Havens

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Tuition rises to fund faculty compensation, student services

The Utah Board of Regents approved tuition hikes earlier this month that boast of the lowest in the nation. The current 2015-16 annual tuition amount for a Dixie State University student is $3,908. At a 5 percent, $195 increase for each student, the 2016-17 tuition amount approved by the board is $4,103. DSU is within […]

Editor’s Note: Don’t settle for cheap, surface information

If student journalism had only taught me only one thing, it would have been to question everything.  I’m not talking about concocting a spin on a story based on my own biases. I mean approaching an issue with an open, responsibly curious frame of mind. The truth is, though, student journalism has taught me hundreds of things.  […]

Men’s rugby player remains in coma after longboarding accident

A group of friends and teammates never expected their hiking trip to end like this.  Jonah Tuttle, a sophomore general education major from St. George and a player for Dixie State University’s Men’s Rugby Club, suffered a severe brain injury April 17 after a longboarding accident, and he’s been hospitalized in a coma ever since. […]

Dixie State University: Home of the Trailblazers

The new Dixie State University identity is blazing through campus and the St. George community.  The official athletic identity for DSU is the Trailblazers, and its mascot is Brooks the bison. Trailblazers trumped the Sun Warriors and Raptors, which were part of the final three identities the Identity Committee and Love Communications chose from with […]

Annual Vagina Project focuses on sex, body image issues

The Vagina Project is more than just an event with a “funny” name that offers cupcakes decorated like vaginas.   In just its third year on Dixie State University’s campus, the Vagina Project has created a culture of openness surrounding gender and sexual literacy issues specific to the community. This year’s project spanned two nights, […]

Ramaker, Dever advance in DSUSA election primaries; number of VP candidates thins

Several candidates for Dixie State University’s Student Association executive council have advanced, but they don’t all agree on the same campaigning strategy. The final candidates vying for student body president are CJ Dever, a senior business administration major from Provo, and Sarah Ramaker, a senior dance major from Midland, Michigan. Each candidate garnered 336 and […]

Career Center cautions students about job scams on its website

If you’d do almost anything for $20 per hour, be sure you’re not risking your personal information in the process. The Career Center at Dixie State University provides an online job board service to its students, which contains available job postings locally and in neighboring states. The Career Center issued a statement in a recent […]

No need to censor for underage students

Some people won’t watch “The Walking Dead” let alone tolerate a professor who uses profanity or sexual content as an educational tool. While reducing exposure to profanity or sexual content is a personal choice that everyone has a right to, it’s nearly impossible at a public university — or in any public arena, really — […]

Play ball: Premed alliance offers sports events for special needs individuals

You wouldn’t guess it by looking at some of them as they made basket after basket that these individuals have special needs.  Individuals with special needs from across the spectrum gathered in the Student Activities Center Saturday for a sporting event organized by Dixie State University’s Premedical Alliance. The alliance organizes these events monthly, and […]

Evening of Impressionism sparks interdisciplinary teaching collaborations

The impressionistic movement inspired a shift away from the norm, much like some professors at Dixie State University are doing to teach about the very same subject. “An Evening of Impressionism” ushered a semester-long series of events hosted by DSU’s music department. Professors from across several disciplines were invited to speak at the event Feb. […]