Meet The Staff

Editor in Chief:

Kristi Shields

Kristi Shields is a junior media studies major from Salt Lake City, Utah. This is Kristi’s fourth semester on staff, and her first as our editor-in-chief. Some of her hobbies include yoga, reading, photography, shopping, listening to crime podcasts, and watching TV. Kristi is married to her best friend, and is a proud dog mom to her pet Atticus. Upon graduation, Kristi hopes to become a full-time journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kristihDSN and on Instagram @kshieldsdsn.

Editors:

Christina Block

Christina Block is a freshman physics major from Redlands, California. This is her first semester on staff as the Dixie Sun News opinion editor. Her hobbies include golfing, hiking and listening to music, and she aspires to be a radiation oncologist upon graduating. You can find her on Twitter @christinab_DSN or on Instagram @dsn.christina_block.

Sydney Berenyi

Sydney Berenyi is a senior media studies major from Las Vegas, Nevada. This is her third semester on staff, and first semester as the features editor. Sydney’s hobbies include playing volleyball, watching movies, and painting, and she currently interns for Utah public radio. When she graduates, she’d like to become a journalist. You can find Sydney on both Twitter and Instagram @sydberenyi_dsu.

Natalie Light

Natalie Light is a freshman media studies major from Salt Lake City, Utah. This is her first semester on staff working as the news editor. Natalie’s hobbies include running, yoga, watching documentaries and hanging out with friends. Her career goals are to be able to write for Outside magazine and the New York Times. You can find Natalie on Twitter and Instagram @natalielightt.

Megan Webb

Megan Webb is a sophomore media studies major from Herriman, Utah. This is her first semester on staff as sports editor. Her hobbies include watching all sports, but she especially enjoys soccer. When Megan graduates, she wants to be a sports reporter. You can find her on Twitter @MeganAWebb and on Instagram @meganwebb.dsn. 

Jordan Palmer

Jordan Palmer is a senior digital film major from Calgary, Alberta. This is his first semester on staff as the video editor. His hobbies include photography and hockey. When Jordan graduates, he would like to be a film producer. You can find Jordan on Twitter @jopa.foto and on Instagram @jordanppalmer.

Aubrey Gurney

Aubrey Gurney is a senior media studies major from Heber City, Utah. This is her first semester both on staff as the Social Media Editor. Aubrey’s hobbies include listening to podcasts and being outside. Upon graduation, she hopes to become a PR or advertising specialist. You can find Aubrey running our Twitter and Instagram @DixieSunNews.

Autumn Nuzman

Autumn Nuzman is a senior English major from Hurricane, Utah. This is Autumn’s fifth semester on staff as our Copy Editor. Some of her hobbies include reading, writing and playing video games. Upon graduation, Autumn hopes to become a book editor. You can find Autumn on Twitter @AutumnNuzman or on Instagram @autumn_nuzman

Emily Wight

Emily Wight is a freshman general studies major from West Jordan, Utah. This is Emily’s first semester on staff as the design editor. Her hobbies include playing volleyball and spikeball, bullet journaling, and traveling. When Emily graduates DSU, she plans on becoming a travel or sports videographer. You can find her on Instagram @emwightDSN.

Kelly Seaton

Kelly Seaton is a junior digital design major from St. George, Utah. This is her fifth semester on staff, and third as web editor. Some of Kelly’s hobbies include thrifting, video games and design. Upon graduation, she hopes to become a graphic designer. You can find Kelly on Twitter @KellySeatonDSN or on Instagram @kellyseaton712.

Photographers

Misha Mosiichuk

Misha Mosiichuk is a junior information technology major from Olexandriya, Ukraine. This is his first semester on staff as a photographer. Misha’s hobbies include traveling, gaming and cooking, and he has a twin brother. Upon graduation, Misha wants to be an IT tech. You can find him on Instagram @misha_dixiesunnews and on Facebook under Misha Mosiichuk.

Tianna Major:

Tianna Major is a junior psychology major from Nephi, Utah. This is her first semester on staff as a photographer. Tianna’s hobbies include photography, meditation, yoga, boxing, and playing the cello. She loves spending time with her friends and family. Tianna hopes to become a lawyer after graduation. You can find her on Twitter @DSNmajor and on Instagram @tiannamajordsn.

Production Staff

Stephanie Du Par

Stephanie Du Par is a senior communication studies major from Santa Rosa, California. This is her fifth semester on staff and second semester as producer for the Dixie Sun News. Stephanie’s hobbies include thrift shopping, record collecting, hiking and napping. When she graduates, she wants to be a TV producer. You can find Stephanie on Twitter and Instagram @stephDSU.

Sarah Cordner

Sarah Cordner is a freshman digital film major from American Fork, Utah. This is her first semester on staff as the assistant producer. Sarah’s hobbies include reading, longboarding and record collecting, and she is single and ready to mingle! Sarah would like to be a cinematographer upon graduating. You can find her on Twitter at @sarahjDSN or on Instagram @sarahj.dsn.

Michael Santoscoy

Michael Santoscoy is a Senior media studies major from Montclair, California. This is Michael’s third semester on staff, and he’s currently our sports anchor for the Dixie Sun News at noon. His hobbies include watching and playing sports, watching movies, and listening to crime podcasts. Once Michael graduates, he hopes to become a sports anchor. You can find Michael on Twitter @That1GuyMike21 or on Instagram @m.a.s.j_54.

Hannah Hickman

Hannah Hickman is a junior media studies major from Aguanga, California. This is her second semester on staff and first as a news anchor for the Dixie Sun News. Hannah’s hobbies include reading, working out, hiking and cooking. She loves Disney movies and can name any Disney song within seconds of hearing it. When Hannah graduates, she wants to be a news broadcaster or anchor. You can find Hannah on Twitter @HnnhHickman or on Facebook under Hannah Hickman.

Arielle Cabrera

Arielle Cabrera is a senior media studies major from Flagstaff, Arizona. Arielle hosts a podcast and radio show for the Dixie Sun News on Radio Dixie, and you can find her at the studio Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Arielle’s hobbies include watching anime, reading webtoons, and finding good Mexican food, and she prides herself on having watched “all main animes.” Upon graduation, Arielle hopes to become an investigative reporter. You can find her on Twitter @arielle_.c or on Instagram @ArielleCabrera4.

Staff Writers

Brock Doman

Brock Doman is a junior exercise science major from St. George, Utah. This is his second semester on Dixie Sun News as a staff writer, and his primary focus is on covering DSU sports. Brock’s hobbies include watching and playing sports, spending time with his family, and having a good time. He aspires to be an orthopedic surgeon upon graduation. You can find Brock on Twitter @domandixiesun or on Instagram @brock_doman.