Author: Kristi Shields

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Dining Services: New director, new vision

Weekly specials, healthier food options and longer hours are aspects that Dixie State University’s Dining Services have in store under the new director. The new director of Dining Services plans to improve the experience of eating on-campus to attract more students. Dining Services does not receive funding from student fees, so it relies completely on […]

Campus group proposes alternative name

A student and professor teamed up to create an organization proposing an alternative new name for Dixie State University: St. George State University. Kaitlyn Larsen, a junior business management major from St. George, and English professor Alex Ence joined together to create a group called “Name it St. George.” Their mission is to educate the […]

OPINION | Dixie State University not equipped for non-traditional students

Dixie State University needs to provide more support to its non-traditional students. Non-traditional students are those who meet any of seven categories: Delayed enrollment into postsecondary education, part-time college student, full-time worker, is financially independent for financial aid purposes, has dependents other than a spouse, is a single parent, or does not have a high […]

DSU follows conservation water guidelines due to drought

Following Utah’s drought year, the Dixie State University community is urged to continue staying aware of its water usage to ensure 2022 is better. Although DSU on-campus housing does not currently have a water conservation program for students to follow for indoor use, it has been discussed in the past and there is a possibility […]

OPINION | COVID-19 vaccine should not be required

Authorities of universities, businesses, airlines, states, etc. should not be allowed to require someone to have the COVID-19 vaccination to enter their premises or use their services. Now, I’m not an anti-vaccination person. I get all my vaccinations and my 4-month-old son has gotten all of his so far and will continue to; however, under […]

DSU offers ways for students to live active lives

How cool would it be to be able to get up in the morning, put on a swimsuit and go to class? Students at Dixie State University have this option. With over 70 sections of Fitness, Adventure, and Sports Techniques (FAST) courses, six recreational clubs, and at least three club sports, DSU encourages and represents […]

New proposed university name yet to be voted on

Since the Board of Trustees recommended the new university name to be Utah Tech University in June, the Utah Board of Higher Education has yet to make a recommendation to the state Legislature.  Henrie Walton, assistant to the university president, said a meeting to vote on the name has not been scheduled, but the deadline […]

Campus View Suites II dedicated

After one year of construction, the Dixie State University administration dedicated the newest, largest on-campus student housing, Campus View Suites ll on Aug. 26. The 144,897 square foot building houses 534 beds and contains 182 toilets. The facility offers ample opportunities for students to make friends and socialize with their peers at the barbeque, hammock […]

Naythan M. Bell Award features exceptional works of fiction

Imagine it’s pitch black outside, you’ve found yourself kayaking in the middle of a lake, and you can’t see anything but dark water and trees for miles. You can’t seem to remember how you ended up here. You’re not alone either. You are with an old friend from high school… Or so you thought. Your […]

Raging Red begins return to normal production season

Lights. Camera. Action. After the pandemic caused a rift in Raging Red’s performances, the song and dance team is looking forward to its big production of Mamma Mia! this summer. Raging Red is Dixie State University’s performing group that travels around the world putting on productions at K-12 schools to recruit future Trailblazers. The team […]