Shaelie Knutson, a senior communication major from Preston, Idaho, embraces former Miss Dixie Krissia Beatty after being crowned as last year’s pageant winner. DSN File Photo

Homecoming Week offers diverse slate


With a drive-in movie, presidential inauguration and return to the fountain for True Rebel Night, students won’t need a pair of ruby slippers to realize that “there’s no place like Dixie.” 

Dixie State University’s 2014 Homecoming Week began Monday, and activities associated with President Biff Williams’ inauguration ...

Five people you will inevitably run into during Homecoming Week


1- The people with the plan. They know all the events by exact date, time, location. Their eagerness tends to scare people.

2- The people who have no idea what’s going on. “Which building is the       Gardner again?”

3- The people who are just trying to survive. They appreciate ...

Volleyball casts a Storm in Hawaii


The Dixie State University volleyball team went 3-1 after a five-day trip to the islands of Hawaii.

The Storm ended their trip rolling past University of Hawaii at Hilo on Friday 3-1 in a two-hour match. Senior right-side hitter Kendahl Weiland led the team with 19 kills, followed by senior ...

Soccer teams earn opposite results

The men’s soccer team practices for two home games over fall break. The Storm are on the road for their next two games before they finish the season with three home games.  Photo by Alex Cox

Dixie State University soccer saw different results with women’s third straight shutout victory and men’s third straight game without scoring a goal.

Both teams played host to Notre Dame de Namur University and Holy Names University this weekend. Both teams are entering the middle of the Pacific West ...

ROTC represents Dixie at intercollegiate competition

The Dixie State University ROTC went rappelling off Dixie Rock before its Ranger Challenge competition. A team of 11 cadets competed in the competition in Colorado over fall break. Photo by Alex Cox

While “embracing the suck,” Dixie State University’s Army ROTC ruck marched for miles and camped in the Colorado cold during the Ranger Challenge competition.

Over fall break, a team of 11 DSU ROTC cadets traveled to Jacks Valley Training Area in Colorado to compete in the Ranger Challenge. The ...

DSU announces homecoming game involvement


The D-Crew and Student Alumni Association have made plans for the events of each Homecoming athletic game for Dixie State University, and each DSU fan has the opportunity to wear certain colors to each game and a tailgate party.

DSU Homecoming Week spans from Monday to Saturday with many games ...

Miss Dixie headlines Homecoming Week


Reporter Cody Eckman spoke to students and student government officials about this years Miss Dixie Pageant. 

Football drops another to Western Oregon


The Storm almost pulled off their first win against Western Oregon University, but came up short due to lack of follow-through in the red zone.

WOU defeated Dixie 19-14 on Saturday but not without a fight. 

Western Oregon moved the ball down the field but couldn't follow through to ...

Faculty share impressions of dim-witted questions


Questions can come in many forms, and sometimes they can make absolutely no sense.

 "There is no such thing as a stupid question." It is such a common phrase; whether or not it is true can be interesting to answer. You can ask several people, and you will get many ...

Students, faculty share group project survival tips

Students represent some stereotypes of group project participant roles. While group projects can be beneficial as far as team work is concerned. Photo illustration by Bailee Monson

It’s all fun and games in class until a professor assigns a group project.

Some students enjoy working in a group setting, but when it comes down to it, it’s about getting the work done and getting the grade. When the time comes for group class assignments, there ...

New chair brings diversity to board of trustees

Christina Durham, the newly appointed chair to the board of trustees, brings diversity as the second woman chair and the first ethnic minority. Photo by Alex Cox

Christina Durham pursued her Ph.D. while she and her husband cared for their three children, and she still found time to bake cookies for them.

Durham, who was appointed chair of the board of trustees for Dixie State University in July, is unique. She has only been on the ...

Watt's Your Future Worth?: Strive for moderation, not complete change


My first vehicle was a F350 Ford Diesel that went through a tank of fuel in less than two weeks.

In order for you to gain a deeper understanding of my column, I think it is important that I help you to understand exactly who I am. 

Some of my ...

Five horrible places your used textbook has probably been


Five horrible places your used textbook has probably been

  1. In the bottom of a gym bag full of grimy socks and deadly underwear.
  2. Next to the stove while someone was cooking bacon. Yep, that’s a bacon grease spot.
  3. On the bathroom floor in Maverik.
  4. One word: Vegas.
  5. Underneath someones ...

'We Are Dixie' inauguration will officially welcome Williams

President Biff Williams stands outside the South Administration Building. Williams' inauguration is Oct. 23 in Burns Arena. Photo by Thomas Hender

Dixie State University students have seen the inauguration of 17 presidents in the last century — Thursday President Biff Williams will become the 18th.

Students, faculty and staff and community members have been invited to Williams’ inauguration Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Burns Arena. During the ceremony, university figures ...

Encourage self-improvement, not just weight loss


I believe the media has a huge impact on body image and the way society views "beauty." 

People of all ages have self-esteem issues due to seeing models who are extremely thin and shapeless. Photoshopped images make them look like they have no imperfections.

For example, little girls are exposed ...

Nationwide issue spurs DSUSA initiative


Reporter Landen Vancil spoke to Dixie State University student and staff about future student government initiatives.

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