Author: Sydney Harker

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OPINION | The power of healing: why therapy is for everyone

We have all had those days where we needed a long rant session or some validation from someone, and fortunately, there are people out there who get paid to do this.  Therapy is an opportunity for anyone to express what challenges are impacting them. Life and people aren’t perfect and it is important to seek […]

Utah Tech professor Dennis Wignall dies from continuous health issues

Dennis Wignall, a professor who taught at Utah Tech University from 2004-2022, is remembered as an invested, outspoken and supportive leader.  Wignall started at Utah Tech July 1st, 2004, in the Fine Arts department. He, along with other professors, helped develop the communication department and evolve into the university with the programs it has today. […]

Student athletes honored on National Student-Athlete Day

Utah Tech University’s Division I athletes work hard to balance their daily lives, school and sports and were recognized April 6 for National Student-Athlete day. National Student Athlete day is to acknowledge and appreciate high school and college student athletes who go above and beyond in sports, academics and in the community. This day ensures […]

Inclusion week: How to be an ally

As part of inclusion week at Utah Tech University, the LGBTQ+ Student Organization hosted a “How To Be an Ally” event and over 90 individuals attended.  The event had three speakers: President of the LGBTQ Student Organization, Ostler, spoke on the struggles many face in this minority and why this event is needed at Utah […]

Utah Tech’s first D-Week will have the same traditions as previous years

D-Week has been an annual tradition for 110 years. With the university name changing from Dixie State University to Utah Tech University, students can still expect to continue celebrating the same traditions.  In the voting process, when changing the school name to Utah Tech, D-Week was voted on to keep as it is a tradition […]

Learn more about Fusion’s spring showcase

It is time to get those hands clapping and smiles on by watching Utah Tech University’s performance team, Fusion, at its spring showcase. The showcase is March 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Performing Arts Center. Fusion will be singing and dancing to contemporary songs at the showcase. From songs like “We […]

OPINION | Student involvement is crucial for success

It is essential for college students to feel they belong on campus because the more involved and included they feel on campus, the more successful they will be academically. An education website discussed research proving extracurricular activity involvement at school positively correlates with student’s test scores, attendance and positive educational outcomes.  Extracurricular activities have pushed […]

OPINION | Where Utah Tech University shines and falls short

At Utah Tech University, student enrollment is only growing due to the school changing and adapting to newer approaches to benefit the students. Students who are considering what university to attend have the option to research online the Dean’s List by Turning Point USA. The Dean’s ranked universities on categories such as the learning environment, […]

Mr. Trailblazer 2023 also crowned as Mr. Congeniality

Eleven men took the stage Feb. 8. to compete for the title of Mr. Trailblazer. Contestant No. 11, Sam New, a junior individualized studies major from Leeds, took the crown home for Mr. Trailblazer 2023. The contestants were judged in four categories: on-stage question, resume platform, evening wear and talent. New not only took home […]