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What does it mean to be a team captain for DSU athletics?

Every team has captains who score goals, make passes and plays. But that’s not all that captains do; they put in a lot of hard work that doesn’t even involve playing the sport. Team captains are selected for their positions for a specific reason whether it be because they exhibit leadership skills that helps teammates in every aspect of […]

Athletes focus on health, supporting other teams during off season

As fall sports forgo their seasons and head into the off season, many athletes and coaches are focusing on staying in shape for the spring. Fall sports, such as cross country, continue to find the time to go running and improve times despite their season is over. The cross country team has certain goals set that […]

What makes NCAA games different from PacWest league

After PacWest most university’s have the opportunity to qualify for the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament with tougher opponents and a chance to win the championship. Teams that compete in the PacWest league include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball and softball. While PacWest games do take place during the regular […]

Arrests made in on-campus drug sweep

A drug task force operation took place at Dixie State University’s Nisson Towers Friday around 9 p.m. Washington County agencies and six k-9 officers responded and searched on-campus housing. According to a statement from DSU released on Monday, the agencies are working together to ensure the safety of the campus and the community. This is the first […]

Record breaking women’s soccer player makes DSU history

If you’re a Trailblazer soccer fan, then you’ve fallen victim to this seasons high raging success. Especially with  women’s soccer starting with forward Darian Murdock, a senior nursing major from Herriman, and her record breaking season.   Murdock comes off as reigning Pacwest Player of the Year for the 2016-2017 season. This fall season she […]

Men’s soccer suffers loss against No. 1 team in the PacWest league

The Dixie State University men’s soccer team has faced some tough opponents this season only losing three games  placing them fifth in PacWest ranking.  “We knew this game was going to be tough but we just made some line-up changes in preparation for this game.”said head coach Jonny Broadhead. Forward Moises Medina a sophomore general studies major […]

Youthlinc plans service project abroad

Youthlinc’s mission is creating lifetime humanitarians by connecting volunteers to service through a wide variety of opportunities.   The Youthlinc Service Year Program allows students to volunteer from home or abroad to villages in Cambodia, Guatemala, Kenya, Madagascar, Peru, Thailand, Fiji and Nepal.  Students have the opportunity to teach seminars, undertake construction and complete anything the village needs.  “Students should take the time to […]

Homecoming traditions continue with Guns N’ Roses inspired theme

Students, alumni and friends of Dixie State University are invited to celebrate homecoming week with a series of traditions and events. Highlights will include the Miss Dixie pageant, painting of the “D” and the homecoming parade. The theme for this year’s homecoming week will be “Paradise City,” inspired by the Guns N’ Roses hit song. Homecoming […]

Trailblazers go 1-1 after two PacWest home games

With a win against Chardon State University Oct. 7, Dixie State University was looking for its second game in a row. Unfortunately, for the Trailblazers, the fighting stopped after losing to Colorado Mesa University 22-35. The Colorado Mesa Mavericks are nationally ranked at No. 20 in the AFCA Division II out of a total of […]

DSU alumna, local students band together to offer relief to Puerto Rico

Weeks after Hurricane Maria barreled through Puerto Rico, people were left with only the clothes on their backs, living in shelters and on the street.  After talking to her best friend from Puerto Rico and hearing about what was going on and how she could help, local vision technician Susie Mortensen leapt into action, seeking […]