Author: Mara Braddy

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Students name their favorite St. George activites

As St. George turns more and more into a college town, students are drawn in by the fun, summer activities unique to the St. George area. Things like outdoor social activities, going to cafes for good food and music, and soaking up the desert sun are just a few ways students can get the best […]

Full online programs lack ability to share experiences, connect with others

Full degree online programs may soon be available to Dixie State University students, or rather, a version of the typical online degree program. Some faculty on campus have a slightly different vision of what role technology will play in education. Business and Communication Dean Kyle Wells and Executive Vice President Bill Christensen said the big […]

Cover to Cover: “The Spectacular Now” tragically relatable

There’s a fair chance that anyone who reads Tim Tharp’s “The Spectacular Now” knew a boy like the main character, Sutter Keely, in high school. He was the boy whom everybody loved and adored. He was the life of the party and provided all the laughs. He was the one who barely skimmed by in […]

Culturally proud contestants revive DSU’s Native American Pageant tradition

It’s been four years since the last Miss Native American Dixie Pageant, and the women  dressed for the occasion have every intention to make an unforgettable comeback. The pageant will be held in the Dunford Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and attendees can expect a combination of categories pulled from modern beauty pageants. The Native […]

Emails to professors need structure, professionalism

I have a mini heart attack every time I have to send an email to a Dixie State University professor or faculty member. There’s no doubt emailing a professor is terrifying. It creates a serious source of dread for a number of students. Because of this dread, students have become lazy and sloppy in their […]

International recruitment trips prove fruitful

What goes on behind the scenes of international recruiting at Dixie State University is made possible by dedicated, passionate people right on campus. DSU approves several international recruitment trips each year. The most recent international recruitment trip was to American Samoa Feb. 21-28. Two faculty members and a student traveled to the country and took […]

Cover to Cover: ‘A Year in Japan’ short, sweet book of illustrations

I know I’ve been bitten by the travel bug when I find myself reading travel diaries on the floor of Barnes and Noble for six hours straight. That isn’t all true. I was reading other books — not just travel diaries. But I’ll admit it: A couple of hours by the pool on a sunny […]

Students unified by Diversity Week

Diversity means a lot more to the Multicultural and Diversity Center than types of race or culture; it celebrates all of the characteristics that make people different from one another. Diversity Week at Dixie State University kicked off Monday with events planned every day through Friday. The advisers of the MCDC welcomed a new partner […]

Cover to Cover: “Divergent” overcomes flaws with extraordinary protagonist

Books are like people: They have the potential to stand out in the crowd but are too often compared by others who only see flaws and disregard what makes each person (or book) remarkable. I’m not tempted to compare “Divergent” to “The Hunger Games” like other critics have, but dystopian novels are a growing trend, […]