|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST - 4 DIXIESUNNEtVS.COM r 31, 2016 Eclittistes note: AdimiinilLstsalion does no'L censor . , BY 5nn News MIMIC SPENCER RICKS SpencerRicks The Dixie Sun News is, has always been, and will , , r$ , t, 0 Th ,' k I 01. IP , ' 1 :cy 1, , 1 i ,'- ' I , it e ,,,, ,,,,,,, rr , ,, , , , w , , . 4 port case, Copy Editor Diana Fossett spoke with Davenport, as well as ,m Dixie State University ad- 0C ministrators, to represent mI, the response to DavenE t port's assault trial in July. C ' z d It was a z R article that avoided bias L and facts the by reporting The Dixie Sun News staff strives University administrators do not using sources from both sides of the story. However, in a recent from DSU administration, Check out Chelsea article published online in we believe we can more The Independent, Dallas on article Ponce's effectively premt the Hyland raised the questruth without any conflict tion of whether or not new for of interest. tips Fossett's story was "in We strive to provide fact a press release orstudents at our readers with the truth, chestrated by the adminis which means we won't DixieSunNews.corn. tration?" publish anything without Hyland continues to talking to sources from write: "Given a conversaall sides of every story. A tion I had with an editor page from the Dixie Sun f at the Dixie Sun News 1, News staff handbook adA over the summer, I would (F, vises our writers, "Don't assert here that perhaps I ! stop interviewing people I ,) the administration is a until you have all sides. V" , d in the little be thinking about Always --4; 4 dissemination of informa sources and ask additional r " Nr"..,kleor, T non by that paper." for more as you conduct This is an unsubstantiinterviews." ated myth. Therefore, in every The Dixie Sun News is article dealing with DSU not "orchestrated by adadministration, we talk ministration," nor are we with administrators to censored by the university get their side of the story. in any way. Funded by LETTERS TO However, administrators student fees and advertiscannot edit our articles or THE EDITOR ing revenue, the Dixie stop an article from being Sun News is an open published in the Dixie forum. By being separate 4,- .,,,, - r r , - . - '! - 2, ,,, 4 , ;' , heavy-hande- -- A Send letters to the editor to DixieSundixie.edu. Letters to the editor are accepted and may be published in the newspaper andor dixiesunnews.com. The guidelines for letters are as follows: FOSSETT (DianaFossettDSN Submissions should be no longer than 250 words and must be well-writte- Writers must include deserve money to pay for my , -- name, phone number and email address. Students should also include year in school, hometown and ". I educa- - !,, tion just because , major. Letters are subject to editing for length, style and I'm a ra- cial minority in America. I received an email from Christina Duncan, the grammar. Letters consisting of inaccurate, libelous or highly offensive content will not be assistant director of the multicultural and inclusion center, just before the start of the semester. In the email, she mentioned I had the potential to receive a scholarship. Since less student debt is what most students strive for, I contacted her about the opportunity. While I didn't meet the requirement of being either a freshman or a new transfer student, one ----r-- published. Letters should be submitted to dixiesundixie.edu in the body of the email, not an 4 ' ,, . i ' ' ' ',,, , ' , , , ,, , I. 4. ,i , .; , " , i e , , 1 , i r' ; t crr; ( , '', : , 4 - c(,) , - zm. , , ,k,. t J . o Students from Dixie State University group together as equals. No matter one's ethnicity all should have equal opportunities to receive scholarships, Diana Fossett writes. ti 4,- a tf-- ) 4-- ''''' i ,,,14 'e...oes. ;, ,Z44''.0'' ' .,.. , ,,,,,,k4,4,4,,44,-,- '44., . '''''' ''''' ''' ,',',.;,'4 ,"4"''''''' '' '''''... .4 4 ...4 '''' ol ,4 o't,''''';4',''''''''' 4.,.. , , tr,,, ! '''' ,,,Z., , 4. ' ," '",, fc in , I ' L ' - . . ,', - ac l' ; A I .1 ''''' It t ; 4 t:S4 ' - ' - , 1 I - - ., to be unbiased in their reporting by talking with sources from all sides of every story. Dixie State edit or censor articles published in the Dixie Sun News. Sun News. Hyland goes on in his article to accuse me by name of confirming that DSU administration has in fact "recently directed the paper not to interview certain people without its consent." Again, this is simply not true. Hyland quoted me out of context and a statement I made. The "recent" incident Hyland was referring to was in March 2015. I was covering the Davenport case for the first time and tried to contact members of the theater department to get their response on the incident or on Davenport being fired. The members of the theater department either did not respond to me or declined to make a comment. Steve Johnson, who over-generaliz- ed racial or ethnic minority. I felt weird about that. I don't come from a wealthy family. I'm the third eldest of 10, and I definitely met the "low in other index score" I am a words, poor requirement for receiving financial aid. However, I didn't want to receive special consideration and money just because I was a poor minority. I did accept the scholarship money offered by the Dixie Sun News for being the copy editor. But the scholarship is based on the work I perform and is something I can take pride in. As for receiving government aid to go to school in the form of financial aid loansmoney that I will pay backisn't a free handout like I feel d the scholarship would be. The financial aid I have received from race-base- see RACE page was DSU's director of public relations at the time, emailed me and told me why the faculty from the theater department wouldn't talk with me they were prevented from doing so under "federal law, Utah state statute and DSU campus policy which pertains to the confidentiality of this matter." Because the alleged assault victim of Davenport's trial was a student, the federal law in question was the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which protects the privacy of students. Johnson never told me I couldn't talk to members of the theater department; members of the theater department just declined to talk with me a decision I respected. Johnson directed any further inquires to DSU's legal 5 counsel, who could better comment on the case because of the legalities involved. It was not by force but by choice that faculty members declined to talk with me. The "First Amendment violation" that Hyland accused the university of in his article is nonexistent in this case. While previous First Amendment violationsjni DSU have been and will continue to be covered by the Dixie Sun News, we will not stand for the false accusation that the university is engaged in dire a "systematic" attempt to restrict free speech by mg heal preventing the Dixie Sun News from reporting the stud way facts. Above all else, the truth and will always be our No. 1 eadt It priority. er it the ( time fron This are s illennials' votes matter in election ,: fit as whal did meet stuck out to me: that I needed to be a - , 4 AO' ., V ''' "i'4 ,' 't , I , Dixie Sun News encourages a lively discussion on its ..0 i of the other requirements t attachment. Letters become property of Dixie Sun News and may be published in any format. or vulgar. don't I n. website among its readers. Dixie Sun News does not edit comments. However, an editor will not post any comments that are libelous . Race shouldn't determine scholarships BY DIANA , , ,,,te -- -, ,,, , ,,, "t, 4', .4 ' well-rounde- .. t 14.4, . - - ,. I , 00 ..'f - 4 , , '' , . - 1 , , In our continued coverage of the Varlo Daven- i , , .... Iemployees. I t I . . , t. I ' .1 tinue to of "Voice the Dixie," be representing students and . ,., v con- - LI 1 - ,- I 5 a dif 4,T BY BEAUX YENCHIK BeauxYenchik Our gen- eration is ' way too !' busy tak ing good selfies or tweeting their latest to care about politics. Our country is entering a time where the future is unclear. The Amendments to the Constitution that have been pillars in this country's foundation are now being questioned as to whether they are still applicable to people like you and I. Some want to take away or limit our right to bear arms. Others want to quiet my belief cals in God by removing "One food nation under God" from our tenth Pledge of Allegiance. Mos Presidential candidates adjui are trying to adapt to the Ram ever changing environment by using various platforms to portray their messages. One example of this is how Hillary Clinton told millennials to "Pokémon Go to the polls." The problem is candidates still haven't used social media platforms to their full potential because I've noticed many millennials still don't care to vote. Though I have every intention on voting, I can understand why students don't care to vote. I scroll through my various social media feeds and see nothing but negativity about the different presidential candidates. They are too k, g "s , n ., see VOTE page 5 FrE Ve'