Author: Emma van Lent

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Students greeted by protest on first day of semester

As Dixie State University rings in a new semester, a crowd of protesters took residence on the steps across from the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons building early Monday morning. DSU alumna Corinne McFerran organized the protest to call attention to the sudden termination and reinstatement of professors Ken Peterson and Glenn Webb last spring. McFerran […]

Taking a gap year from college doesn’t mean failure

“Oh you’re not in school? What exactly are you doing then?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard a family-friend or relative ask me this question, I would probably have enough money to pay for a semester of school in full. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but the point stands: students who […]

Retired DSU football player headed to the coaching field this year

Football is more than just a sport; it’s a career.  This is true in the case of Braden Peterson, a senior business administration major from Draper, who has always loved football, and now has the opportunity to continue working with the sport after he graduates in May.  Peterson was recently given the position of offensive […]

Visual Arts Fellow recreates scenes from paramedic experiences

Dixie State University’s very own McGarren Flack was awarded the 2018 Visual Arts fellow for the state of Utah over spring break. Flack, the assistant professor of studio art at DSU, has applied for the fellowship three times, and there are other professors at DSU who have been applied more than three times. Only two artists in […]

Walking in their shoes: A day in the life of DSU’s campus police

Campus police: we see them walking and driving around campus on a daily basis, but what exactly do campus security officers do at Dixie State University? Tasha Brothers, a junior elementary education major from West Valley City, said she never sees security on campus, and it makes her wonder if they are even there. Ron […]

Bishop’s does breakfast right — on a budget

Eating out in college sucks — everyone does it, and no one can afford it.  My solution: Bishop’s.  This mom-and-pop shop has been around since 1942, and there are two locations in St. George that are open Monday-Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.  When entering Bishop’s at 9 a.m. on Saturday, I was greeted […]

Students, faculty, staff discuss safety in light of recent shootings

When a school shooting occurs in our country, Dixie State University faculty, students and staff often wonder about what safety precautions are in place on campus. After the shooting in Parkland, FL. Feb. 14, and most recently at the YouTube Headquarters, certain faculty members began to question the safety of DSU in the event of a mass […]

Make conscientious consumerism priority in your everyday life

If ignorance is bliss, then we as consumers are easily the most ignorant of all. Conscientious consumerism is an important topic no one seems to care about, especially in college. It’s easy to say being a conscientious consumer is too hard because if you look closely enough all big corporations are terrible. It’s also easy […]