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Opinion: College athletes get paid in other ways

Upon graduation from college, many students are buried in debt. An article from Student Loan Hero said, “The average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year.”

Opinion: Veganism doesn't have to be pricey

Because we live in a world where consuming animal products is commonplace, it can seem extreme to choose not to. Many people think that following a plant-based diet must be difficult. But I would argue that being a vegan is actually not extreme or all that challenging.

Editorial: Bears Ears: National decisions affect locals

On Dec. 28, 2016, former President Barack Obama designated a new 1.35 million-acre national monument in southeastern Utah called Bears Ears — so named for two buttes rising out of the desert in San Juan County.

Opinion: Love and a career go hand-in-hand

I’m here to tell you that the idea that women have to choose between marriage and a successful career is a stupid one.

Opinion: Political discourse is necessary

We need to talk. I don’t mean to alarm you with that opening, but what I have to say should alarm you.

International voices heard in podcast

A retro microphone stands in the center of International Student Advisor John Hildebrand’s desk. So far, it has heard the stories of four students from four different countries, and it has plans to hear hundreds more.

Flying in the nation

The University of Michigan Wolverines and the Southern Utah University Flippin’ Birds will meet again this Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Finishing up senior season

The final season is coming to a close for senior forward Will Joyce, now that the Southern Utah University men’s basketball team only has three regular season games left.

Big Sky weekend

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field season is coming to a close with the Big Sky Conference Championships set for this weekend in Pocatello, Idaho.

Softball falls in tournament

The Southern Utah University softball team played in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas DeMarini Desert Classic last weekend.

Kanab hot-air balloon festival flies

As the sun rose over the Vermillion Cliffs of Kanab last Friday morning, a crowd of hot air balloon pilots, event organizers, volunteers, sponsors and spectators waited in suspense to see if the weather would permit a hot air balloon flight on the first morning of the 2017 Balloons & Tunes Roundup.

T-Bird nature photography

Standing behind my camera, I feel a mix of emotions. Sometimes I’m relaxed and other times I’m stressed. Either way, I’m happy.

IIC's 10th birthday

The Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) turned 10 years old with a celebration of the outdoors. Founders and new interns alike attended a celebration at the end of January and a larger celebration is in the works for the end of the summer.

Senior biology major finishes last year on academic high

Homegrown in southern Utah, Jeremy Evans is taking the biology department by storm. Evans is a senior biology and zoology major from Hurricane who not only enjoys his studies but also takes advantage of every opportunity to learn more about his field.

SUU master's program gains recognition

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has awarded SUU’s Master of Science in Sports Conditioning and Performance program the title of an “Education Recognition Program.”

Speaking up about domestic violence

After a 13-year marriage to a physically abusive husband, Linda Hudson, a senior sociology major from Lakewood, California, fled the state with her 2-year-old daughter on Valentine’s Day, seven years ago. They left behind their career, friends and family with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

CEO encourages the value of work

SUU’s Entrepreneur Speaker Series welcomed accomplished CEO Dave Peterson as this week’s guest lecturer. Peterson is the president and CEO of O.C. Tanner, an American company that designs and builds employee rewards for more than 600 multi-national clients.

Cedar City band wins bronze in two-day Battle of the Bands

When The Naked Waiters, a homegrown Cedar City trio, were announced as third place winners in the 2017 Kanab Balloons & Tunes Roundup 2-Day Battle of the Bands competition, only one band member took the stage.

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Weekly tip: fire

Disclaimer: Do not try these methods at home. They are intended for emergency purposes only.

Outdoor Retailer moving out

The 20-year relationship between the state of Utah and the Outdoor Retailer Show ended when the show announced on Feb. 16 that they will be looking for another venue to host them as soon as possible.