Dixie State University students bustle across the Diagonal during Club Rush, Wednesday. Student leaders say that with roughly 70 clubs, the campus has a club for everyone. Photos by Katie McKellar

Lacrosse, sustainability clubs debut at Club Rush


From scuba diving, ballroom dancing, bass fishing and even astronomy — whatever interests you — chances are you're not alone. 

All of these pastimes are clubs available at Dixie State University, along with many more. About 30 clubs crowded the Diagonal Wednesday and Thursday during the traditional Club Rush, their members ...

Support DSUSA's new service department


Coming up with an excuse for not taking part in local community service projects just got much more difficult.

The Dixie State University Student Association launched its service department this semester. Compounded with weekly leisure-based activities DSUSA provides, the new department will help students develop well-rounded experiences in college if ...

Letter to the Editor: DSN's coverage of athletics trumps the arts


I commend the Dixie Sun as it continually improves in reporting on the number of events/issues pertaining to the DSU student-body.  However, there still seems to be an ongoing omission. I rarely see anything in regard to the artistic endeavors and opportunities on campus.  Sporting events are great, but ...

Subtle summer campus renovations transfigure Dixie's face

Major campus renovations this summer included 52 additional parking spots on 400 South. Dixie State University's recent additions have polished its face rather than transfiguring. Photo by Andy Levine

Not even a changing of guards altered one of Dixie State University’s most continuous aspects: renovations.

Major campus additions since university status arrived became symbols of DSU's progression upon completion — the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons and University Clock Tower, especially. But the slate of projects from summer ...

DSUSA plans community prominence for future events

From left: D’Andre Mathews, vice president of academics; McKell Price, vice president of clubs; and Student Body President Gregory J. Layton pose after DSUSA elections this spring. DSN File Photo

A “We Do” mentality has molded student council members’ plans for the 2014-15 academic year.

Dixie State University's Student Association outlined the next two semesters’ schedules to follow an experiential learning theme, with new activities and an emphasis on more community connections.

“We as a student association we are ...

Intramural officials dispell rumors of fights

Intramural flag football participants reach for the ball during a regular season match up Sept. 10, 2013. DSU students can participate in numerous intramurals on campus. DSN File Photo.

For the 2014 fall semester, Dixie State University is offering a wide variety of intramural events like flag football, ping pong, and even video games.

"The great thing about intramurals is that you don't have to be good to play," said intramural supervisor Dacee Stephens. "Intramurals is a fun ...

Women's Soccer looking to compete at higher level

Junior Inyssa Perez clears the ball during the scrimmage against Utah State University Eastern on Aug. 26. DSU plans for a top-two finish in conference play this season. Photo by Alex Cox

After a 2013 season that resulted in a four-way tie for fourth place in the Pacific West Conference, Dixie State women’s soccer is looking to finish in the top two spots in the conference during its 2014 campaign.

In order to reach that goal, women’s soccer has a ...

Don't just survive college — thrive


Experienced students and a teacher have figured out how to balance success and fun; now, they're sharing their secrets.

Students Brandon Price, Jordyn Hanevold and professor of biology Del Smith were presented with these awards at the end-of-the-year Dixie Awards ceremony for the 2013-2014 school year. 

They offered advice ...

Our View: Expectations for president


With school underway, the expectations for Dixie’s new president are starting to circulate amongst students and staff.

“I will do all I can to make sure that DSU remains a university where students can receive a high-quality, affordable education and also continues to be an asset to both St ...

Head 2 Head: Foam Dance 'catalyst' for year

Students romp in the fizzy Foam Dance, Aug. 25, 2012. The dance ushers in the academic year with a unique way to meet people. DSN File Photo

Dixie State University has traditions that have been around for 50 years, but the best tradition at DSU is one that has recently been introduced.

Music blasts, light blinds and foam covers every surface on the dance floor.

The Foam Dance is the best tradition at Dixie because it sets ...

Fit n' Pretty: Eyelash extensions worth proper investment

If done right, eyelash extensions turn wispy lashes into queen-worthy ones. Photo by Lauren Davison

"Yeah, I was totally born with these long, dark, luscious eyelashes," said no one ever.

I was born with little, blond, wimpy lashes that only my Scandinavian grandmother could love. I've spent years applying coat after coat of blackest-black mascara. I've tried in vain to apply false eyelashes ...

Softball, baseball hit it out of the park

Pitcher Mattie Snow winds up for Dixie in the series against Western New Mexico University on February 14. The softball team finished the season with a 51-10 overall record. DSN File Photo

After a season that included more wins than any Red Storm baseball team since becoming a Division II program and a record-breaking win streak by the softball team, both teams are looking for more.

The Red Storm are looking to continue a winning tradition.


Dixie State's softball team ...

Head 2 Head: Great Race conjures up adrenaline

Great Race contestants participate in one of the event's numerous stages in April 2013. The Great Race allows students of all backgrounds to get involved. DSN File Photo

Dixie State University’s best traditions have always included bizarre costumes, Rollerblades and a mud pit. 

This is why The Great Race is DSU’s ultimate tradition.

The Great Race is one of the main features of D-Week, which occurs at the end of spring semester. Approximately 30 teams that ...

DSU alumnus Bubba Blau talks Brewers

DSU alumnus Bubba Blau throws a pitch against Azusa Pacific University Saturday, April 5. The Milwaukee Brewers selected Blau in the 24th round of the First Year Player Draft in July. DSN File Photo

Men across the nation waited to hear their names be called out to fulfill their dream as a professional baseball player June 5 through 7 — and for one Dixie State University baseball player happened just that.

“And with the 716th selection in the 2014 First Year Player Draft, the Milwaukee ...

Cheating in college football more prominent in DI

Jamal Smith, a senior communication major from Oxnard, Calif., tips a pass during spring practice Feb. 27. DSU players say Division II cheating isn't as prevalent as in Division I. DSN File Photo

Cheating and NCAA infractions are big issues in Division I football across the nation, with suspensions happening for key players at big-name schools such as Notre Dame and Penn State.

However, Dixie State doesn't suffer from cheating issues or operate under fear of NCAA penalties due to cheating the ...

Meet Kenny Cox, new face in DSU athletics


Dixie State University has a new athletics media relations coordinator, and he comes with a slight twist.

Kenny Cox used to work at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, a big rival of DSU. Cox spent the last year working at BYU-H and previously worked at BYU in its athletic department.

While Hawaii ...