Andrew Ainslie, Senior Associate Dean, MBA program, at UCLA Anderson school, uses "Turnitin," a database service that compares student work to an immense archive of other writings, Jan. 12, 2012. MCT

Turnitin software legitimate teaching tool for students


Like sketchy Tinder dates and Ramen Noodles, there’s another aspect of college life students will inevitably experience: using the Turnitin system in their courses.

Turnitin is third-party product that compares writing assignments to those of other students, Internet databases and journals and periodicals. The program allows instructors to spot ...

Spring Writing Center workshops more accessible to students

Writing Center tutor Samantha Josey, a junior accounting major from Hurricane, helps Zussette Sanchez, a freshman criminal justice major from St. George. Photo by Preston Hunt

The tutors at the Dixie State University Writing Center are changing the format of their instructional writing workshops this spring to reach out to more students.

The new, hour-long workshops scheduled for the spring are going to be half tutor-led presentations and half audience engagement. Lauren Jo Sypniewski, the Writing ...

Dixie State Athletics to add new program soon


Dixie State University has many activities to be a part of, including sports, academics and clubs.

As the school is growing opportunities, are growing as well. This may include new sport programs. The athletic department is currently working on adding new sports to our school, Athletic Director Jason Boothe said ...

Storm unable to follow through with win against Azusa Pacific

Freshman Zac Hunter, a business administration major from American fork, goes for a lay up in the game against Cal Baptist. Photo by Alex Cox

The Storm traveled to California this weekend to challenge Azusa Pacific.

Men’s basketball went in after defeating APU in their last matchup while the women’s team lost  the last time it played APU.

Men’s Basketball

Coming off three straight victories against ranked opponents, Dixie State headed west ...

'Rebels' statue returned to artist

Artist Jerry Anderson created “The Rebels” statue for DSU’s campus, where it stayed until its removal in December 2012. Photo by Cody Smith.

Administration at Dixie State University returned “The Rebels” statue to local artist Jerry Anderson after reaching an agreement to exchange artwork. 

“The Rebels” statue was removed from the DSU campus in December 2012 amongst controversy that linked the statue’s confederate theme to racism. The poem that inspired the statue ...

Utah students graduate unprepared, study says

Graphic by J.C. Collier

Many college students in Utah lack the verbal and written communication skills employers want, according to a recent survey.

Concerns about the coming crop of professionals arose in a recent convention of Utah educators and businesses. In a recent survey by Dan Jones & Associates, 90 percent of employers felt recent ...

DSUSA organizing events geared toward non-traditional students


The Dixie State University Student Association has made an effort to plan activities for non-traditional students and traditional students in hopes of more participation at events.

Jill Wulfenstein, a senior integrated studies major from Pahrump, Nevada, and vice president of student life, is in charge of putting these events together ...

Girl Talk: How feminism sounds


Sometimes I hesitate before I tell people that I write about feminism.

I’m not completely sure why. Am I a terrible feminist? Probably not, but I do have a feeling it has to do with my subconscious, how society feels about the word, and how that has impacted my ...

Students take on five week healthy living challenge

Dixie Sun staffers Haley Hazen, a senior integrated studies major from St. George, and Spencer Ricks, a freshman communication major from Seattle have committed to a health challenge. They are attempt

Chocolate and beer for dinner with hours of “Downton Abbey” aren’t necessarily the cornerstones to healthy living.

With the new year comes the inevitable resolutions to be healthier. Just like everyone else, I made a goal to clean up my food intake, exercise more, and get more sleep ...

Students determine their own preparedness


There is no excuse for students to leave Dixie State University unprepared for the professional workforce.

I often hear about my classmates taking the easiest internship opportunity that presents itself, sometimes even interning at their current place of work. Dear friends: You are only hurting yourselves. Upon graduation, students are ...

Student body president reveals aspirations

Student Body President Gregory J. Layton, a senior English major from Cottonwood Heights, poses for a photo on campus. Layton enjoys getting involved on campus and would like to contribute more to cl

Anyone who has met Dixie State University Student Body President Greg Layton knows he is professional — that is until it comes to competitive lip sync battles. 

Each year Layton and the vice presidents go to a conference with other student government leaders from around the state. During a conference they ...

Students take on five-week healthy living challenge

Dixie Sun staffers Haley Hazen, a senior integrated studies major from St. George, and Spencer Ricks, a freshman communication major from Seattle have committed to a health challenge. They are attempt

Green smoothies, daily grueling exercise and emphatic self-discipline are what I think of when the words “healthy living challenge” come to mind.

At first thought, taking on this challenge would be a drastic sacrifice for me. By the time five weeks finally comes to an end, it’ll be a ...

Time to embrace 'party school' reputation

Students attend fall semester's Foam Dance. Anderson says the university should provide more late-night events to stamp out negative partying. Photo by Haley Hazen

In the past few years we’ve seen a lot of debate about Dixie State University’s identity, but for incoming freshmen, one thing about DSU’s reputation has remained a constant: Dixie likes to party.

Before I started school at DSU I was told by everyone I knew that ...

Career Center implementing two new programs


For students who think that interns are solely coffee jockeys who slave away pro bono, that’s neither always the case, nor the intention.

The Dixie State University Career Center will be implementing two new programs to enhance internship opportunities for DSU students in February.  These programs are Dixie Interns ...

Album Analysis: Belle and Sebastian, Panda Bear disrupt winter music slump


Most years the Album Analyzer could hibernate through January and not miss a notable project, but that’s not the case in 2015.

Releases by Belle and Sebastian and Panda Bear disrupted the usual mid-winter music slump where only corny Christmas compilations and awkward duet albums hit the market.    


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Price resigns as VP of clubs; Crockett sworn in

DSU students attend Club Rush during Welcome (Back) Week. DSUSA vice president of clubs oversees the DSU clubs and their progress. Photo by Preston Hunt

After pressure in her school and personal life, the vice president of clubs and organizations has decided to resign from her position on the Dixie State University Student Association.

McKell Price, a junior communication major from Brigham City, was the VP of clubs during fall semester. Taking her place is ...

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