Parquet Courts performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, Saturday October 5, 2013. MCT

Album Analysis: Lesser-known acts, not headliners, rule 2014 in music


Sure-fire soloists, socially conscious hip-hoppers and ‘60s-scavenging rockers dominated music in 2014.

Prominent acts like Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Kanye West released headlining projects last year, making 2013 one of the best periods since the turn of the century as far as quality albums go. However, 2014’s slate ...

Men's basketball wins conference opener

Ryan Graves, a sophomore biology major from Huntsville, practices his offense on Dec. 2. The men’s basketball team’s next game is at home on Saturday against Fresno Pacific University. By Alex Cox

Dixie State University men’s basketball team opened up Pacific West Conference play with a win then came up short to a second consecutive ranked opponent.

Junior guard Mason Sawyer posted a career-high 23 points in DSU’s loss to No. 17 California Baptist University Saturday night. DSU rallied late ...

Town hall meetings help decide Dixie’s direction

President Biff Williams addresses the attendees at a strategic planning meeting Thursday. Photo by Alex Cox

With the previous strategic plan of becoming a university complete, it is time that a new plan for Dixie State University is created. 

“As I was applying for this job, university status had just been gained, so I kept thinking, ‘If I get this job then I will get to ...

Radio change - the holidays have a new sound


Dixie State University’s radio station is ready to give the community of St. George something it has been wanting.

After a school-wide survey and plenty of requests from St. George citizens, DSU’s radio station is changing its format from 91.3 The Storm, which played top 40 and ...

DSUSA starts survey about school's identity


By Taylor Timothy

For Dixie Sun News


Dixie State University Student Association started a campaign to get opinoins about the school's identity, Nov. 25

A series of posts on social networks, along with text messages and emails have been sent off to the student body. DSUSA said they hope ...

Dixie Sun News' opportunities provide real-world lessons

Dixie Sun News staffer Haley Hazen interviews Corinna Beard, a senior music major from St. George. Photo by Thomas Hender

By Andrew Hansen

For Dixie Sun News


The Dixie Sun News presents students with the opportunity of earning college credit while gaining experience, and don’t forget – there’s a scholarship.

Being a part of Dixie Sun News means providing Dixie State University students with a go-to source for information ...

DSUSA starts survey about school's identity


Multimedia editor Jiselle Tejera spoke to Dixie State student leaders about the university's identity.

Top DSU fitness electives relieve stress


Multimedia reporter Cody Eckman talked to Dixie State University students about their favorite fitness electives.

Students volunteer time to help connect DSU with community

Almost 300 volunteers helped package bean-and-rice meals at the Campus to Community event on Dec 1. Courtesy of Megan Church

Moving at a pace even Drake would envy, the Dixie State University Student Association’s service efforts went from zero to 50,000 really quick.

Almost 300 volunteers helped package 50,000 bean-and-rice meals in three hours at the Campus to Community event Dec. 1, said August Barlow, DSUSA community ...

Former VP’s resignation underscores transparency efforts

The signature of now resigned DSUSA member D’andre Mathews hangs at the bottom of his resignation letter. Photo by Elena Castro

Confusion, advice and academic allegations surround past Vice President of Academics D’Andre Mathews’ recent resignation.

Mathews, a junior integrated studies major from Las Vegas, resigned from his position this semester in an effort to improve grades and prepare to attend University of Utah, as previously reported, but allegations of ...

Fall semester provided glimpses at DSU's future


Fall semester 2014 provided students with unforgettable experiences.

The Inauguration of DSU's 18th president, Biff Williams on Oct. 23 showed the university's new president and his best attributes.

I like that when people ask our president what his vision is for the university is, his response is, " I ...

Women's basketball finds first win, another loss on road


The Storm ended their California road trip last weekend with a 69-57 loss facing California Baptist University.

The Storm held on with tight grip at a chance for the victory until the last five minutes of the game, where the Lancers increased the Storm’s 13 point deficit with an ...

Kung Fu, golf among top DSU fitness electives

Adjunct instructor Gary Whitehead leads his Thursday Kung Fu class through their self-defense exercises. Photo by Elena Castro

You might say juggling three jobs and 19 credits is suicide, but expecting to stay sane and healthy during such a semester? Impossible. 

Not for one Dixie State University student. Kelsey King, a sophomore pre-physical therapy major from Frenchtown, Montana, has endured such a workload, and she attributes her survival ...

DSU students share their habits to stay healthy

Members of intramural teams at Dixie State University proudly display their championship T-shirts. DSN File Photo

Though the generic tale of a college student living off of ramen noodles is a thrilling thought, there are still students working to stay in shape and lead healthy lives.

Many students at Dixie State University have busy schedules, but some still manage to get a workout into their day ...

Fit n' Pretty: Four fitness mistakes that impair health


I went through a phase in seventh grade where I would wear ponchos and Ed Hardy apparel weekly, and I also ate at a sketchy Asian buffet last month.


What I’m trying to say is that sometimes I make very questionable decisions.


Whether the poor decisions revolve around unfortunate ...

Five things you ask yourself during the last weeks of the semester


Five things you ask yourself during the last weeks of the semester:

1. Why do six page papers happen to good people? 
2. So what's the lowest acceptable grade I can get on the final to still pass this class?
3. How late is Del Taco open?
4. Will ...

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