Author: Madisyn Dwiggins

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Meet your 2023-2024 student body president, VP of clubs and organizations, VP of academics

On March 9 at 1:30 p.m., the Utah Tech University Institute of Politics announced the 2030-2024 student body president, vice president of academics, and vice president of clubs and organizations. Student body president Jose Toral-Martinez “Right now I’m still I disbelief. I’m beyond thankful for my campaign team that helped me through this journey. I […]

Many under-used resources for homeless students at Utah Tech

Many people would be surprised to know that Utah Tech University officials have seen an increase in homeless students the last few years. Ali Threet, assistant vice president and dean of students, said there isn’t an efficient way for the university to keep track of every student experiencing homelessness on-campus. However, the university can keep […]

A look back on Dixie State University’s final year of being DSU

While it is our final year as Dixie State University our history is not over. Here is a look back on all of the things we have accomplished in the 2022 school year. Name change While the transition from Dixie State University to Utah Tech University has been a long process, we are coming to […]

OPINION | ‘Grind culture’ is taking students away from the college experience

Students suffer from grind culture which is the idea that status is achieved by always being “on and available.” This culture encourages students to finish school as quickly as possible without gaining the necessary skills needed. Grind culture applies mostly to both college students and people in the workforce. It is all about making every […]

DSU brings awareness to ‘rape culture’ during sexual assault awareness month

As April is beginning, Dixie State University’s Women’s Resource Center and DSU police department have teamed up to hold events that bring awareness to sexual assault month. The Bystander Moment On April 11 at 3 p.m. in the Dunford auditorium, the WRC will be hosting an event to show the Bystander Moment video. Dru Bottoms, […]

OPINION | Utahns are terrible drivers

People from Utah are terrible drivers. In 2021, Utah had 61,247 car crashes and 3,323 of those crashes were in Washington County itself. One may be asking why Utah drivers have such a bad reputation and that is simply because of the statistics the state holds. For example, according to the Utah Department of Health […]

Devon Rice: Utah Tech University’s first student body president

On March 10 at 1:30 p.m. Dixie State University politics announced Devon “Dink” Rice as Utah Tech University’s first student body president. Rice said he will be a good leader for students as the university transitions to Utah Tech University. Rice said: “I’ve been involved with the name change process for two years now, and […]

Student body elections 2022-2023: Presidential debate

Student body elections are coming to an end March 10 at 1 p.m. This is the last day to vote for student body president. The final election for student body president is between Jose Toral and Devon “Dink” Rice. The debate on March 8 allowed the candidates another opportunity to explain their platform more in-depth […]

Meet the candidates: 2022-2023 Student body elections

It’s time to meet the candidates for the first student body government of Utah Tech University. There are six candidates for student body president, two candidates for vice president of academics and two candidates for vice president of clubs and organizations. Student body president candidates Holly Hurtado Year in school: Senior Hometown: West Jordan Major: […]