Student showcase places Davenport at center stage

3/23/15

A single aspect remained constant during the DSU Theater Showcase’s musical renditions, a capella performance and numerous anecdotes: tears from former theater professor Varlo Davenport’s supporters and old students.

Davenport’s termination Feb. 25 sparked student protests, an online petition and questions about what safeguards tenured faculty members ...

DSUSA primary elections narrow large field from 9 to 6

3/24/15

The slew of campaign posters spread across campus just got a bit sparser as three candidates for Dixie State University Student Association executive council positions bowed out in primary elections.

Primaries, held from Monday to Tuesday night, narrowed the field of the three positions up for grabs — student body president ...

Storm baseball carries on with success

3/22/15
Tanner Morache, a junior integrated studies major  from Surrey Canada, connects with the ball in the game on Sunday against Holy Names. Photo by Alex Cox

Boasting impressive winning streaks, both Dixie State softball and baseball teams looked to continue their winning ways last weekend.

Baseball 

Leading off on Saturday, the Red Storm welcomed Holy Names University to Bruce Hurst field to start the four-game series between the two teams. 

In the series-opener, DSU jumped out ...

Diversity Week kicks off with cultural celebration, more events to come

3/22/15
Students perform dances native to their cultures in the Burns Arena on Saturday Night. The diversity week will conclude its festivities with the PISA Luau Saturday at 6 p.m. Photo by Alex Cox

The true meaning of diversity is the understanding that each individual is unique, and being able to recognize our individual differences.

Lehela Manning, Multicultural Diversity Center adviser, said diversity isn’t just about race, but it is about all differences between all people.

“We always meet people who are different ...

Faculty, coaches monitor social media

3/21/15
Graphic by Lauren Collier

As much as you may think your recent Instagram selfie is only between you and your friends, social media can often be viewed by anyone: including coaches, advisers and employers.

Monitoring students' social media, especially student athletes and those on scholarship and paid positions, has become a way for some ...

Trustees approve tuition increase, building projects, new programs

3/20/15
Dixie State University administration has declared the tennis courts the best place for the new Human Performance Center on campus.  Photo by Haley Hazen

Students at Dixie State University can look forward to new academic programs, housing and a human performance center on campus soon thanks to the board of trustees.

The trustees meeting began Friday morning with an update on the Zion National Park experiential learning program. Eric Pedersen, science and technology dean ...

Resolutions and goals create productivity

3/20/15
Wright

Living each day without a plan is like putting a whole bunch of flower, water, eggs, butter, sugar and spices into a mixer without really knowing what we want to make.

In order to succeed in life and really come out on top, we have to develop a game plan ...

Speech lines must be drawn on campus

3/19/15
Ricks

Just because you have the fundamental right to say something doesn’t mean you should say it or that there won’t be consequences for doing so. 

After the president of the University of Oklahoma expelled two students who recently led a racist chant, he was praised by the community ...

Retaliation to speech solves no problems

3/19/15
Smith

The University of Oklahoma president’s expulsion of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon students for their racist chant is the social equivalent of sweeping dust under the rug.

David L. Boren, president of the University of Oklahoma, now faces legal challenges as some argue that he stripped the students of their ...

Storm women’s golf swings at Division I competitors

3/19/15
Justine Connel, a freshman general education major from Draper, tees off in the Brigham Young University Entrada Classic on March 16. Photo by Thomas Hender

The Dixie State women’s golf team teed off in the BYU Entrada Classic, an invitational tournament in which the Storm were the only Division II invited. 

The Entrada Classic is an annual event hosted by Brigham Young University usually, open exclusively to high-ranking Division I programs. This year, a ...

Baseball hot in PacWest play

3/16/15
Senior Pitcher Bryson Kenolio, a  Senior business administration major from Mililani Hawaii, warms up his arm during practice. Photo by Alex Cox

The Dixie State baseball team is sitting atop a first place spot in the Pacific West Conference after a successful trip to the Islands of Hawaii.

The team in now 7-1 in PacWest play after winning all but one game over spring break.

Head coach Chris Pfatenhauer said the guys ...

Planning lessens students' financial burdens

3/15/15

Multimedia editor Cody Eckman spoke with financial professionals and students about managing finances.

Softball continues winning streak

3/15/15
Aryn Feickert, a junior communication major from Lancaster, California, goes through drills during practice to get ready for the Hawaii trip. Photo by Alex Cox

After routing Brigham Young University-Hawaii in four straight contests, Dixie State softball finished off their spring break trip to the Aloha State in impressive fashion. 

The Storm downed the Seasiders 8-0,8-2, 9-2, and closed them out with a dominant 13-0 performance. Following the strong outing, DSU matched up with ...

Men's basketball historic season comes to familiar end

3/15/15
The men’s basketball team psychs up with a group chant before their game against Point Loma Nazarene University on Feb. 28. Photo by Alex Cox

Following a less than stellar performance at the Pacific West Conference tournament, Dixie State men’s basketball team looked to turn things around in the NCAA Division II tournament. 

After winning a share of its fifth conference title in the last six years and sixth straight 20-win season, Dixie State ...

DSU funding based on student success

3/14/15

Ideas on how to improve the student experience of college and increase graduation rates were in Utah lawmaker's minds as they recently met for the 2015 general session. 

The Utah State Senate unanimously approved SB232, which would make funding for Utah System of Higher Education institutions based more on ...

Hot pads easy to make on small budget

3/13/15
A bag of rice and tube socks create a remedy for soreness. Photo by Tom Hender

Heating pads are great to have when soreunless the cord is too short and you are having to lay next to an outlet to use it.

I found a project, called a rice bag heating pad, on Pinterest that anyone can use: a heating pad made out of rice ...

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