Author: Erin Hakoda

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SkillsUSA returns to DSU, creates national presence

SkillsUSA is more than just another college club; it is an opportunity for students to showcase their unique talents and technical skills. SkillsUSA is a national organization for both college and high school students. According to the SkillsUSA webpage, its mission statement is to “empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American […]

Winter break gives students opportunity to apply for future employment

Dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh, o’er the fields we go, using winter break to prepare for potential employment opportunities… Oftentimes, winter break is a time for family and relaxation; however, this time can also be utilized to prepare for the upcoming semester. There are spring internships and jobs, summer internships, […]

Dixie’s past: Tradition or racism?

Dixie State University has faced controversy over the years surrounding its name and history.    Dixie is a regional name for the Southern U.S., historically those states that belonged to the Confederate States of America. Although Utah was not part of the Confederacy, Washington County and the St. George area have come to adopt the […]

From college to university: DSU’s progress throughout the decades

Dixie State University has experienced a tremendous amount of change since its origins in 1911.  In its early days, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owned the school until it was transferred over to the state in 1935. To become the institution it is today, DSU underwent the transition from St. George Stake […]

Quick, easy recipes that don’t break the bank

As most of us know, students do not have an abundance of time to spend cooking. School is challenging enough on its own, and oftentimes, healthy eating habits begin to slip. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are inexpensive, quick and easy ways to make nutritional meals. The Dixie Sun News staff […]

Alternative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving away from family

While Thanksgiving is usually an occasion for family gathering, not everyone has the opportunity to go home for the holidays. Some students are stuck on campus for Thanksgiving break or are scheduled to work and must stay for their job. But because the Thanksgiving holiday is so integrated into American culture, it is still important […]

Honors program challenges, increases student involvement in community

Honors recognition on a degree at graduation is meant to signify hard work, initiative and excellence. Admission to Dixie State University’s Craig & Maureen Booth Honors Program is based on GPA, test scores and an essay to determine if the student is fit for the program. Once admitted, honors students must maintain a cumulative 3.5 […]

Students work to pay for college, get leg up in post-college job search

School, work, study and repeat; for many students, this is their day-to-day routine. But does working a part-time or full-time job while trying to earn a college degree hinder the process? Most traditional students aim to graduate with their bachelor’s degrees in four years, however, life happens; and sometimes work must take priority for students […]

Day care debate heats up with increased need

Over the past five years, the idea of child care service at Dixie State University has circulated amongst students, faculty and staff. For parents who are trying to get an education while balancing raising young children, finding child care services is crucial. Most professors don’t allow children in classrooms during lectures and test taking can […]

How to fashionably display your DSU school spirit

Video by Spencer Ricks. The ongoing struggle of how to be original in our school spirit fashion endeavors is one we all face. Or, in some cases, there are those who don’t really care about being original and just want to figure out a way to dress up without breaking the bank. Whichever category you […]