Author: Ryann Heinlen

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Controversy strikes DSU after first drag show

Dixie State University is facing backlash from the St. George community after the debut of the first on-campus drag show on April 6. Ten days after the event, on April 16, the Dixie State University Facebook page shared an article covering the event. The comments have since erupted into polarizing chaos, from statements of support […]

General Conference announcement anything but prophetic

The “hate the sin, love the sinner” mentality is fatal. In November of 2015, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints declared same sex couples apostates and refused to baptize children of same sex couples unless they were not living with their parents and denounced their parents’ “lifestyle.” Before this year’s bi-annual General Conference […]

Campus, community gears up for 108th commencement ceremony

Over 1,000 students are signed up to walk across the stage in their caps and gowns at Trailblazer Stadium to celebrate Dixie State University’s 108th Commencement Ceremony and mark the end of their time at the university. There are 1,828 students estimated for the DSU class of 2019, according to an email by President Biff Williams. The […]

Mass shootings leave lasting impact, survivor’s guilt takes more victims

While President Donald Trump was worrying about “making America great,” he could have been making American kind, compassionate, or — at the very least — capable of enacting and accepting change. We’ve seen the headlines over and over. A lone gunman killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018. A domestic terrorists […]

DSU linebacker passes away after hospital visit

Dixie State University held a candlelight vigil for linebacker Abraham Reinhardt on Monday at the clocktower. The DSU Football team continues to celebrate the life of the student-athlete who died Friday using the hashtag “#AB3.” Reinhardt, a junior radiography major from Wailuku, Hawaii, died after being admitted to the hospital on Tuesday following seizures and […]

DSU professor of mathematics earns national honor

For Vinodh Chellamuthu, it’s more than just math. Chellamuthu, an assistant professor of mathematics, is one of six educators across the nation selected for the Project Scholarly Leaders Originating as Practicing Educators Research Fellow program. Project SLOPE is a collaboration between the American Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Florida International University, and […]

Bogus national emergency indirectly takes away sexual, physical health rights

For one of the most powerful and infamous men in America, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that President Donald Trump would misuse his position for less-than-satisfactory purposes. Trump declared a national emergency in order to fund the southern border wall and is using it to get other campaign promises wrapped up and relieve party […]

Student journalists attend, are grateful for national conference

It’s not everyday that student journalists have the opportunity to learn from the nation’s industry leaders and collaborate with other university’s news organizations.  The Dixie Sun News sent nine student journalists to La Jolla, California, for the Associated Collegiate Press’ National College Journalism Convention from Feb. 28 to March 2. From multimedia journalism and photography to […]

Con: Student government elections are pointless if running unopposed

If student leaders are elected while running unopposed or with a minority of the students voting, there is no point in holding elections. During the 2017-2018 student elections, all three elected leaders ran unopposed. Even when there are multiple candidates for an elected position, students feel that it doesn’t matter or that there is too much […]

DSUSA hosts primary, general elections for positions

  The Dixie State University Student Association is set to host primary elections for three positions from Feb. 27-28 and general elections March 6-8. DSUSA is holding elections for student body president, vice president of academics, and vice president of clubs and organizations. Dane Campbell, Taylor Godfrey and Brett Coleman have announced their candidacy for student […]