UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | February 27, 2024

Author: Jordan Eames

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Face-to-face communication lost art

I once saw human faces, but now I only see faceless robots. That dramatic, science fiction-esque line I made up describes how I feel about advancing technology. Smartphone and tablet accessibility decreases our need (and desire) for human interaction. It’s like people are forgetting how to interact face-to-face. According to a study by Jane Thiebaud […]

Athlete pursues dream to go pro

One of Dixie State University’s own student athletes is planning to go big or go home with soccer. Jasmine Arollo, a senior integrated studies major from Glendale, Arizona, is raising money for the opportunity to become a professional soccer player with the Houston Dash. She is able to tryout now that her college season is […]

BuzzFeed Food Creation: Pumpkin waffles not great

People stress and fuss over Thanksgiving dinner, so they completely forget about the most important meal of the day: breakfast. Thankfully, BuzzFeed created a way to taste Thanksgiving food earlier in the day. I’ve never been a fan of pumpkin, so I attempted to become one by trying a pumpkin recipe. I started off with […]

No need to be ashamed of being single in Utah

Singlehood is typically viewed as a negative thing, but it doesn’t have to be.   I’m content living the single life in Utah, especially since being single is somewhat of an anomaly. According to the Department of Workforce Services, Utah has a higher rate of marriages than any other state. The median age for first […]

Students affected by depression tend to dropout

Depression hurts, depression harms, and depression can affect anyone, including college students at Dixie State University. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program conducted a study of more than 150,000 college freshmen nationwide in 2014. According to the survey, 9.5 percent of freshmen often felt depressed at school. This shows it doesn’t take long for new students […]

Los Angeles art trip provides culture, credit

Art lovers can explore their priceless love for art during Dixie State University’s Los Angeles art trip. The Los Angeles art trip is held twice a year, once during fall semester and once during spring semester. The trips offer students an exciting opportunity to view artwork and culture beyond southern Utah. The fall trip is […]

Social media making strides into classroom as learning tool

Canvas is a helpful interaction tool, but some teachers at Dixie State University are using social media as another way to connect with their students.  Forty-one percent of college professors used social media as an educational tool in 2013, according to USA Today. Assistant communication professor Xi Cui said social media in the classroom acts as […]

New mentoring program plans to help freshmen succeed

Dixie State University’s Student Success Program has goals to make the college life easier for incoming freshmen. The program kicked off last year as part of the Student Success Center. It aims to help freshmen feel more comfortable in the college environment through the use of student mentors.  The majority of students in the program are […]

Nontraditional students sacrifice for education

Millennials aren’t the only generation that sees the demand for a college degree. Nontraditional students, not “older students,” mind you, are those over the age of 25. They make up around 72 percent of college students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The center expects the number of nontraditional students to increase 23 […]

Viral videos: Love can last a lifetime, flaming vehicles don’t

I’ll admit I’m a bit behind the times concerning what’s popular, so it was fun sifting through fresh batches of daily viral videos. My quest for the latest, greatest videos on the Internet took me to viralvideos.com. This site hosts quite the selection of videos based on date posted and genre, so I was able to find […]