Author: Hayden Thomas

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OPINION | SUU’s commencement speaker is the perfect fit for graduation day

Southern Utah University officials have made an excellent choice for the 2023 commencement speaker, yet some students aren’t happy. On March 16, it was announced that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a religious leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a former president of Brigham Young University, would be the keynote speaker […]

OPINION | Utah’s water conservation bills are a positive step forward

Utah is home to the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, and we’re causing it to dry up.  Researchers predict that without drastic changes to water consumption in the state of Utah, the Great Salt Lake will disappear within five years. I grew up in northern Utah, about 40 miles south of the Great […]

Code Red feature: Learn how to join, volunteer to run school events

From CHAOS to the annual drag show, Utah Tech University is home to many student-planned activities and events. Code Red is the student-run service department that is in charge of event planning and service projects around campus. Student events are a large part of the college experience, and Code Red members are seeking to make […]

Don’t struggle this midterm season, use these tips from Utah Tech professionals

Midterms are here, and if you don’t want to waste your time studying only to forget what you studied when the exam comes, use these five study tips. Plan ahead “Go into studying knowing exactly what you want to work on and how long you need to work on it,” said Haylie Jacobson, Writing Center […]

OPINION | Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication: a smart way to stay safe

Cyber security is a serious issue for students, yet nobody seems to take it seriously. I remember receiving lectures throughout high school regarding cyber security and quickly brushing the information off as I didn’t think it was needed. I was wrong. A lack of digital security is something many people face nowadays with more and […]

The lack of parking could be a time to reconsider how you get around St. George

Construction has begun on the Utah Tech University campus for Campus View Suites III (CVS III); a student housing complex that will add 564 beds to on-campus housing and increase the demand for parking. When CVS III is finished, the total number of beds on campus will be around 1,450. There are currently upwards of […]

OPINION | Rate My Professors: an unreliable student companion

Professors, and the way they approach education, can make or break someone’s college experience.  When I was getting close to starting my freshman year of college, I was worried about a lot including if I would like my professors. I expressed my concern to one of my friends, and she told me about Rate My […]

2 therapists, 1 nurse practitioner join the Booth Wellness Center team

Mental health is a growing concern nationwide among college students with up to 60% facing at least one mental health challenge.  For years, students have been faced with anxiety and stress while in school, something that only gets worse each year. The topic of mental health awareness is also growing with many schools looking to […]

Utah Tech education programs helps students prepare for hardships of teaching

Education plays an important role in our lives, and Utah Tech University’s professors are seeking to prepare the next generation of educators.  Utah Tech’s motto is, “Active Learning. Active Life.” Students are provided with hands on learning in a variety of environments which includes the education program. However, jobs related to education have been the […]

OPINION | Swipe dating apps made easy, but are they preferred?

Online dating is a weird and unreliable way to meet people, yet 300 million people worldwide choose to use dating apps. I’m one of those people. Having downloaded Bumble almost a year ago, I’ve been swiping left and right ever since. Despite the unnatural situation dating apps put you in, I still log on almost every […]