Author: Naomi Vazquez

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‘Growing Pains:’ the first DSU senior art exhibition in Las Vegas

One senior art graduate is showing her senior exhibition at a Las Vegas art gallery this semester, and she is the first to show outside of St. George. Karina Larsen, a senior art major from Provo, created an art exhibition called “Growing Pains,” and the road to getting her to Las Vegas involved hard work, […]

‘He’s not just a football player:’ Trailblazer works to mentor, transcend sport

In July 2021, the NCAA shifted its policy and offered college athletes the chance to benefit from their name, image and likeness–and one Dixie State University student took this as an opportunity to prepare. Wide receiver Deven Osborne, a senior recreation and sports management major from Los Angeles, California, realized the importance of financial literacy […]

DSU student pursues rare music degree, opportunities

Out of 53 bachelor’s degrees offered at Dixie State University, one student will be graduating next year with a degree in music emphasizing in music performance on guitar. Chad Roundy, a junior music major from St. George, is the most advanced guitar performance student of the three in the music department. Roundy began playing guitar […]

International Trailblazer strives to become Haiti’s first paramedic

Claudel Gedeon, a freshman emergency medical services major from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was studying to be an accountant until a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the country in 2010. When Gedeon experienced the disaster, he decided to make more of his educational pursuits which led him to Dixie State University. “I was going to accounting school, and […]

DSU women’s basketball twins overcome injury, unique challenges

The Dixie State University women’s basketball team is no stranger to adversity. When point guard Maddie Warren, a freshman general studies major from Lehi, suffered her first injury, her DSU women’s basketball teammates struggled to adjust without her on the court and in particular her twin sister, Macie Warren, a freshman general studies major from […]

Coach Terrance Grant leaves his mark on Trailblazers

Trailblazers are saying goodbye to a Dixie State University staff member who was their coach, their adviser and their mentor- both on and off the field. Terrance Grant brought a unique contribution to Trailblazers football, the Multicultural Inclusion Center, and to campus with his set of skills and experience. Grant was the wide receivers coach […]

DSU President talks goals, dedications during State of the University Address

For Dixie State University’s 107th birthday, DSU officials took to the Cox Auditorium stage to highlight the university’s achievements at the State of the University Address. President Biff Williams focused on DSU’s Status to Stature strategic plan that includes six goals: to promote student success, improve academics, invest in faculty and staff,  work on inclusion and […]

Faculty, staff learn how to better serve LGBTQ students

Dixie State University’s LGBTQ Resource Center coordinator conducted two Safe Zone trainings with faculty and staff members Sep. 12 and 13. Katie Perkins, LGBTQ Resource Center coordinator, said Safe Zone training is a national education piece geared toward academics, and DSU’s training was complete with learning objectives, an informative presentation, and an open forum discussion segment about […]

Students come forward about on-campus racial profiling on social media

Dixie State University students raised concerns of racial profiling on campus on Aug. 28 through Twitter to bring their concerns to light publicly. The tweet read: “Seeing my friends of different colors being racially profiled is sickening,”and quickly gained 12 likes and 11 retweets. Brooks Brunke, a sophomore theater major from Las Vegas, was the author of […]

DSU appoints new director for International Student Services

Dixie State University’s new International Student Services director is former history and political science professor Shadman Bashir. Bashir, originally from Pakistan, said his understanding, work and experience with other parts of the world help him in his new role as ISS director. After his contract as a professor at DSU ended on June 30, he applied […]