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A "Joyful Noise"

There was a “Joyful Noise” this week at Monday’s instrument drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church. The Orchestra of Southern Utah and the Cedar City Peace and Justice Association collaborated to create the event A Joyful Noise: Instrument Drive and MLK Jr. Day Celebration.


The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) opened a new exhibit Jan. 12 that features artwork and typography created by SUU students using letterpresses.

Re-Choreographing life: Dean Mendini

Shauna Mendini has been the dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts for the past 24 years. Before becoming dean, Mendini was a professor of dance at SUU and she says she has enjoyed teaching her entire life.

Five bridesmaids, only one bedroom

The SUU Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is presenting “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.”

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To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day last Monday, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion worked with the Leavitt Center and students on SUUSA to re-create the famous March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, originally given in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Serving in Morocco

Anthony J. Braun, a senior interdisciplinary studies major from Cedar City, describes himself on his personal website, as a poet, writer, artist and world traveler.

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From farm to tundra

Hayden Hess, a senior exercise science major from Fielding, is an intern photographer for the Utah Travel Bureau, an outdoor enthusiast and a bilingual world-traveler.

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America's problem

Students discussed race relations at this week’s Pizza and Politics held in the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service.

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Pilots needed

Reaching for the sky has new meaning for students who attended the aviation career fair on Wednesday. SUU’s aviation department is helping future pilots achieve their dreams through their career pathway program with SkyWest.

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Remembering Robert Haze Hunter

On the second day of this semester, Jan. 5, former U.S. Rep. Robert Haze Hunter died at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Benward, four children and 47 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Gymnastics team flies at Red and White Meet

The Flippin’ Birds kicked off the competition season with their Red and White Gymnastics Meet last Friday night in the Centrum Arena.

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Vandals steal win from Thunderbirds

Southern Utah University’s women’s basketball team’s losing streak was extended to six games in a row after losing last night to the Vandals of the University of Idaho, 68-85.

Press Release: Southern Utah University Earns Recognition as College of Distinction

Innovative application of high impact educational practices at Southern Utah University earned the school recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. SUU is the only public university in Utah named with this prestigious designation.

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Dance to no music

Last Friday, over 150 students silently danced in the Great Hall as portraits of former presidents of the university looked down on the dance floor during the annual Headphone Dance.

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Reading with the president of SUU

Early in the fall semester of 2016, President Scott L Wyatt was approached by Sage Platt, the director for the Speech and Presentation Center, with an idea to put out a book list curated by Wyatt.

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Volunteering to save lives

The Iron County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team has been serving Iron County citizens and visitors for over five decades and is made up entirely of local volunteers. Currently there are more than 30 volunteers involved with search and rescue.

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Opinion: Dewey's Declassified Poop Survival Guide

They say it takes 10,000 hours to become a professional at something. At least once a day, I step into a bathroom, pull down my pants and take a big dump. I can spend upwards of 30 minutes pooping.

Opinion: An introduction to long-distance love

Since I’m going to be doing a column on long distance relationships, I feel it’s important to introduce the one I’m in. My long-distance relationship with my boyfriend Scotty started out a bit different than some others.

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Editorial: The Board tackles repeal of the ACA

From Jan. 11-12, the U.S. Senate partook in a “vote-a-rama.” Members voted on amendments for seven hours before finally passing a budget resolution to enable the repeal of large portions of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. This is one of the first steps toward a full repeal of the ACA, which NPR estimates will take several more weeks.

Opinion: A copy editor's rebuttal on tolerance

I am a liberal, agnostic, white, 22-year-old male. I am offended by a great many things in the op-ed published last week entitled “Tolerance must swing both ways.” There were several statements included in it that I take issue with, especially regarding religious freedom and the appearance of “In God We Trust” on our national currency as well as the paragraphs concerning reactions to the election of Donald Trump.