Editor's Note: Student journalism saves


I’ve logged more than 150 articles and 80,000 words for Dixie Sun News in seven semesters; however, another stat is on my mind as my time at DSN ends: one — the number of times I gave up student journalism. 

Frustrated with how journalism's reality — scary interviews and ...

Davenport charged with assault


A criminal assault charge has been filed against former tenured theater professor Varlo Davenport because of an incident in his Acting I class in November. 

A class-B misdemeanor assault charge was filed by the St. George City prosecutor’s office against Davenport on April 21. Davenport’s first court appearance ...

Golf teams successful at end of tournament


The Dixie State golf teams finished the season with success at the end of a three-day tournament Wednesday. 

The men's team came in first place while the women's team came in second overall.

Senior Haley Dunn birdied a one-hole playoff to win the individual 2015 Pacific West Women ...

Letter to the Editor: Stop 400 South chaos


On my morning sprint to class, I often see other students running the gauntlet of crossing 400 south. You know, 400 south. The road just south of the Holland building? Yea that one! The street mentioned is one of pure chaos. I mean, are there even lanes on that road ...

Baseball falls to Saint Martin’s, returns to conference play this weekend

Zach Watts, a junior integrated studies major from West Jordan, throws down a runner during practice last week. Photo by Alex Cox

Dixie State University baseball split a four-game series with Saint Martin’s University this weekend and has now dropped five of its last seven games. 

DSU traveled west to Lacey, Washington, to face the SMU Saints last weekend, splitting the series with two wins and two losses. After losing three ...

Porn not harmless

Annie Vandermyde takes a photo for Hashtag Fly. Vandermyde was a victim of abuse and started Hashtag Fly to photograph and empower other victims. Photo courtesy of Annie Vandermyde.
When Annie Vandermyde was abused by her husband of 10 years, she felt lost and alone — unsure where to turn. 
Annie Vandermyde, a Dixie State University alumna from St. George, is among the millions of victims across the U.S. who have been abused by a loved one. The stories ...

DSU tackles sexual assault awareness

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, campus students and administration are becoming more involved in providing advocacy for victims in the community. Photo illustration by Lauren Collier.

Sexual assault may seem like a historically taboo topic, but not for Dixie State University administrators who are intent on making a difference. 

As part of Utah Sexual Assault Awareness Month, new training for faculty members on how to deal with sexual assault is being mandated. Organizations like the Dove ...

Dine and Jam: Remembering youth, pizza rolls

Beer and homemade pizza rolls is a great meal to bring out the nostalgia of having frozen boxes of pizza rolls during teenage years. Photo by Tom Hender

Nothing beats the days when you would come home after school and throw some Totino’s Pizza Rolls in the oven.

Then you and your friends (or just you – I don’t judge) would devour them all immediately despite the molten lava effect of the insides of the roll on ...

Students determine their own safety

Graphic by J.C. Collier.

In light of recent arrests in on-campus housing, Dixie State University personnel share insight on how students can stay safe. 

A recent assault arrest occurred April 5 when a verbal altercation allegedly turned physical at Nisson Towers. The student suspect had a record prior to the incident and was still ...

Duncan loves outdoors

Michelle Duncan, a senior business administration major from Gilbert, AZ, takes her place on the pitching mound. Photo by Preston Hunt

DSU pitcher Michelle Duncan is 21-0, she has a season ERA of 1.27, she was named a finalist for the NFCA National Player of the Year, and she has led the Storm to a No. 1 West Regional ranking; it’s safe to say that softball is a huge ...

Gender equality unequal for men


In feminism, equality isn’t truly equal.

Feminism has a horrible reputation because traditionally, it’s been one-sided. Even with the title alone, the movement isolates men and doesn’t enforce equality. Feminists say they are focused on obtaining equal rights, but I have to ask myself if they’re ...

New academic integrity policy on back burner

A student attempts to cheat on homework. Photo by Lauren Collier.

The prospective campus-wide academic integrity policy has made little progress since the idea’s conception at the beginning of the semester. 

Samantha Tommer, Dixie State University Student Association vice president of academics and a senior integrated studies major from La Habra, California, has been working with Traci Kent, a senior ...

Letter to the Editor: 400 South lines easy fix, student says

I have noticed over the course of this year that the school has been going under a hefty amount of construction, maintenance, repairs and remodeling everywhere. Well, I have one more problem for you: the lines on the 400 South road between the stadium and obnoxious volleyball courts.
I have ...

DSU business students draft relevant research

Multimedia reporter Mykell Swapp spoke to Dixie State University students involved in a lengthy research project.

Guns on campus dangerous for students


Guns on a college campus – not the correct way to keep students safe.

In 2004, the Utah Legislature passed a bill allowing guns on state property, which allowed guns on college campuses.

I am pro-Second Amendment but not on a college campus. Every person, with the exception of those not ...

Graduation condensed to one ceremony

Dixie State University is condensing graduation to one large ceremony this year. Photo courtesy of TNS.

Graduation is on the horizon for seniors at Dixie State University, but it is going to be a little different this year.

William Christensen, executive vice president and chief academic officer, said graduation will be done like it was a while back. Instead of having each school do its own ...