President Biff Williams stands in front of the clock tower Friday. Photo by Lauren Collier.

Biff wraps up first year


President Biff Williams' honeymoon stage at Dixie State University is over.

Already having dealt with student protests and lawsuits, Williams said he is starting to be accustomed to the stress and importance of the position. He said his goal since the beginning was to make DSU the best it could ...

Former women's players sue DSU


Two former women’s basketball players are seeking legal action against Dixie State University for racial, religious and sexual discrimination.

The lawsuit also includes former head coach Catherria Turner and Athletic Director Jason Boothe as defendants.

Turner served as the women’s basketball head coach for the 2013-2014 season. According ...

Films spur Dixie ID

Ben Braten, director of film production and editing, films Aaron Hall, a junior communication major from  St. George, for a promotion highlighting the Dixie ID project. Courtesy of DSU Films.

Article by Candy Rolland. 

Free T-shirts, full-size Hershey’s bars, four films, one destroyed Apple MacBook, and a bombardment of “Lord of the Rings” screen savers are all to get all eyes on the “D.” 

The Dixie State University Information Technology Department has been working earnestly for a year on ...

International business research compares values versus culture

Jia Wei Liu, a senior business major from Wuhan, China is heading the research project with three other students. Lui aims to integrate more cultural diversity into business. Photo by Nick Barnum

Article by Nick Barnum

The business world is constantly changing, and four students at Dixie State University are researching how values create such a difference.  

Cam Caldwell, an adjunct professor of business, has brought his knowledge in business to the DSU business program. He is giving four young students the ...

Softball wins PacWest

Michelle Duncan, a senior business major from Gilbert, Arizona, pitches to Azusa Pacific University on Saturday. Photo by Thomas Hender

Even two rain delays and the 27-win Azusa Pacific University Cougars were not enough to slow the surging Storm down. 

DSU came into the four-game series with APU ranked No. 4 in the nation and carrying a 39-7 overall record. 

Game one would be a hard-fought battle as Dixie State ...

Girl Talk: Positivity will change world


If I could talk about all the problems with our current society in this last Girl Talk article, I wouldn’t.

There are too many issues: gender inequality, misogyny, extremist groups, Tinder – but I don’t want to talk about Tinder. I don’t want to focus on the terrible ...

Modern neckwear gets a design twist from DSU students

Screen printed ties dry together on Monday. Along with their many designs, customers are welcome to bring custom ideas in to be printed on ties. Photo by Alex Cox

If you feel like there’s not enough emphasis on custom, quality neckwear in the fashion industry today, then know a group of Dixie State University students know how you feel and have come up with a solution. 

Accidental Gentleman is a new company started by students at DSU that ...

Experts explain science behind procrastination


It is the night before finals, and students all across campus — no, all across the planet — are cramming for their exams.

Students’ habitual practice of avoidant coping strategies leads them down a path of emotional turmoil that often proves more destructive than the procrastinated event would have.

As the brain ...

Layton's year as student body president 'special'

Layton. Photo by Alex Cox.

As the school year draws to a close, so does the journey of Student Body President Gregory J. Layton.

There have been ups and downs this year according to Layton, a senior English major from Cottonwood Heights. He is proud with his accomplishment of gaining the trust of the students ...

Letter to the Editor: Student feminist responds to Havens' article

I am a feminist. I would like to address a few statements regarding feminism and gender:

“Feminism has a horrible reputation… traditionally it’s been one-sided.” 
Men have always had rights in our culture. Women’s rights have not even been assumed. That’s why feminism is important. 

“The movement ...

Letter to the Editor: Women's issues complex

I am a man. I am a feminist. In the wake of last week’s article, “Equality dialogue unequal, ignores male perspective,” a piece where the title alone made me cringe, I have heard a lot of anger and sadness from men and women alike. These responses are absolutely justified ...

Letter to the Editor: Concealed-weapon carriers make campus safer


While it is true that carrying a firearm can be risky for anyone who doesn’t have the proper training or experience, Utah law (and the Second Amendment) permit that, aside from those who’ve had restrictions placed upon them, the law-abiding citizens of the state may carry a firearm ...

Dixie Athletics wrap up another successful season

Alex Anderson, a junior integrated studies major from Prescott, Arizona, serves to the Alumni Team on Aug. 30, 2014. DSN file photo.

Dixie State University athletic programs are pretty familiar with winning, and for the most part, this year was no different. 

During the fall semester, several teams competed, including men’s and women’s soccer, cross-country, football and volleyball.  

In soccer, the men continued to struggle, while the women posted their ...

Davenport charged with assault

From left, Zoe, Varlo and Andrea Davenport attend a showcase organized by theater students in honor of Varlo Davenport. Photo by Lauren Collier.

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 ...

Plastic plagues our planet


Over the past 10 years, the plastic industry has created more plastic than there was created during the whole last century.

Plastic is used in everyday life. Most things are made out of plastic: the computer that is used to do homework, the phone used to talk to parents, the ...

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 April 22. 

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 Pacific West Women ...