Have you been in St. George for a while? Do you remember when Dixie State was just small? Do you remember when there was actually somewhere to park on campus? Those were the days! It feels like Utah Tech (formerly Dixie State) is CONSTANTLY expanding their campus, but also REFUSING to put in anywhere to park. They're actively building NEW buildings on top of parking lots.

Here's a complete list of things Utah Tech University will build before EVER building a parking lot:

A New Student Union Building:

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This is something that is actually potentially in the works now! Posted on Facebook, the Utah Tech Student Association is looking for support to raise money to build a new Student Union on campus. The land it would sit on WAS a parking lot around 10 years ago!

More Dorms:

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Yes, dorms are important for these students to stay in and feel safe, and I'm sure we'll be seeing A LOT MORE dorms pop up in the coming future.

Roman Coliseum:

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Would this one surprise me? Absolutely not. Utah Tech will find a way to build the "Dixie Coliseum on one of the remaining parking lots.

Treehouse for Sick Cats:

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Why have a parking lot when we could build a treehouse for sick cats on the campus at Utah Tech? You can just park on the street 4 miles down the road! Come on!

Halfpipe:

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Yes, a halfpipe would be a much better idea than building a place to park your cars. The university is growing SO RAPIDLY... Yet, the parking lots are shrinking even more rapidly.

Airport:

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Screw it! Let's just put a whole runway on campus in leu of parking! I think the University assumes that most students live on campus and don't drive their cars to class... They're wrong.

Ice Rink:

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I wouldn't be shocked AT ALL to see Utah Tech constructing an ice rink BEFORE ever building a new parking lot on campus!

Fishing Pond:

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Yeah, right outside of the football, baseball, and softball stadiums are some of the LAST remaining parking lots... However, I'm sure they'll be replaced soon. Maybe by a student-only fishing pond! Makes sense, right?

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90's Sitcoms: Where The Families Would Live In St. George, Utah

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IF you're like me, you grew up watching sitcoms. Maybe you'd run home from school and turn one on, or you'd sit with your family on Friday nights and watch TGIF on ABC. Maybe you'd say their catch phrases in your everyday life... like "You got it, dude!", "Have Mercy!", "Did I Do That?" But, what if these families lived here in St. George? What neighborhoods would they call home?

Here is where the families from 90's sitcoms would live in St. George:

The Banks Family (Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air):

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The Banks family lived in a massive home in Bel-Air, California. They were a very well-off family in an expensive neighborhood. This one is the easiest one in my book... The Banks family would live in the gated community of Stone Cliff, here in St. George!

The Connors: (Roseanne):

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One of my favorite sitcoms from the 90's was Roseanne. They were REAL! They showed struggle, they showed money issues, and they were trying to make ends meet. I'm putting the Connors in Dog Town Washington! If you're not aware, Dog Town is the area by the Washington City Community Center. That's a blue-collar area, and I feel like that they would absolutely live out there!

The Tanners (Full House):

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The Tanner family lived in San Francisco, California. I don't know how the afforded to pay the bills. The homes in San Francisco are gorgeous, but EXPENSIVE! If the Tanners lived in St. George, they would be out in Desert Color! Desert Color is a more boujee area, with expensive homes that feel very "California."

Seinfeld:

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Jerry and Kramer were next door neighbors in their apartment building, but George and Elaine are out somewhere else in the city. But they're all RIGHT in the city near Central Park, and coffee shops in New York City. If these guys lived in St. George, they would definitely be in the new tall condos off of Tabernacle. There's a couple coffee shops around, the park at Town Square, and it's downtown as well!

The Matthews (Boy Meets World):

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The Matthews family is from Philadelphia. Their home is in a gorgeous neighborhood with big yards, old trees, and it looks a lot like the homes built nearly 100 years ago. For the Matthews, they would absolutely live downtown in St. George near the Brigham Young home.

The Taylors (Home Improvement):

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This one is more difficult. The Taylors lived in Detroit, Michigan... But their house was NEVER shown, so I can't even tell what type of architecture they had. But I can tell you they were in a safe neighborhood because their kids were gone all day and they weren't worried. The Taylor family would definitely live in Bloomington Hills. That neighborhood is old, but safe. They've also got older neighbors full of wisdom like Wilson was.

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This Is What It Was Like Growing Up In The 90's In Southern Utah!

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Let's go back to a simpler time. A better time. The 90's! HANDS DOWN the BEST decade to ever grow up in!

Here's a list of things we all did in the 90's that sound TOTALLY problematic today!

LANDLINES:

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Remember calling a guy or girl and having the ABSOLUTE BALLS to ask their parent's if you could talk to their kid? Not only THAT... But you would sit on the phone for hours hoping your other family members aren't listening to EVERYTHING you're saying in the other room!

DOORS UNLOCKED:

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I don't know where you're from, but here in St. George, our doors were always unlocked! Night time, day time, it didn't matter! Our doors were NEVER locked!

Cooking:

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How old were you when you were cooking full meals for yourself? I was at least 5 years old making Top Ramen on the stove. BOILING WATER? A 5 YEAR OLD? What could possibly go wrong?!

Gone... ALL DAY:

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I was NEVER home as a kid. I'm talking like... 7 here. My parents had absolutely no clue where I was at! I was blocks, sometimes miles away from home with my buddies just hanging out, riding bikes!

Home Alone:

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My sister is seven years older than me, and I can remember my mom leaving me home alone when she would take her to school... My sister was in SIXTH GRADE! That means I would have been four! Four years old, waking up alone, making myself breakfast!

Halloween:

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On Halloween every year, I see parents walking their kids door to door. ABSOLUTELY NOT! I was never with my parents. Even in Kindergarten. If my parents would've even mentioned going with me on Halloween I would've laughed them out of the room! Me and my buddies were gone all night, and we were SO FAR from home!

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You're AWESOME If You Remember THESE THINGS In St. George, Utah!

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If you grew up here in Southern Utah... You probably did THESE THINGS, and if you did: YOUR CHILDHOOD WAS AWESOME!

You were born at the O.G. Dixie Regional Medical Center:

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Your parents ever dropped you off at THE MALL... 

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You spent your allowance at TILT in the Red Cliffs Mall:

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And at Vanity!

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Or at The Oasis Food Court with Orange Julius:

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You and EVERY OTHER 6th Grader in town were at ONE SCHOOL: WOODWARD!

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You wore a PIZZA FACTORY T-SHIRT:

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You bought ALL your sporting goods at REBEL SPORTS!

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You'd spend the Summer at the City Pool riding THE HYDROTUBE!

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You'd beg your parents to take you to SHONEY'S for dinner!

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But they'd get a babysitter for you so they could go to... GABLE HOUSE!

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You remember seeing THESE Confederate Soldier Statues at Dixie State!

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You'd HAPPILY go to Walmart with your mom... It HAD A MCDONALD'S IN IT! Plus... It was connected to the Red Cliffs Mall!

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YIKES: Southern Utah's UGLIEST Eye Sores!

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What is an "Eye Sore"? Google gives the definition of "Something displeasing to the sight."

St. George, Utah is GORGEOUS... But it definitely has it's fair share of Eye Sores around town... Here are some of the TOP EYE SORES according to Southern Utah's Citizens!

The question of "What are some of the WORST EYE SORES in Southern Utah??", was posted onto the Facebook group: St. George Word Of Mouth. Here are some of the TOP EYE SORES!

Jim McCune says "The big red hillside scar by the D takes the cake!":

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I've noticed this my whole life here in St. George and it looks pretty awful. I'm not exactly sure what the plan was here... But It's taken a ton of beauty away from that hillside.

These boarded up condos off Bluff Street that are LITERALLY falling off the hill:

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I believe the culprit is BLUE CLAY. The homes are quite literally sliding off this hill. The homes look condemned and boarded up. I know a few have been removed out of fear of them crashing down into Pier 49 Pizza.

The old Dairy Queen also off Bluff Street:

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The old Dairy Queen building is just below the condemned condos, and they've been gone for probably close to 8 years now. I had many great memories in this building... and now: It just looks HAUNTED AND SPOOKY!

This new... Dead Weed, Dead Tree, Gravel Area at the Bloomington Walmart:

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I was driving home from the Bloomington Walmart the other day and noticed THIS monstrosity! It used to be a grass area where people would eat, and play with their dogs. But apparently the drought made them pull the grass out and put in gravel. Now the trees are dying, the bushes are dying... and lots of weeds too. It's pretty bad.

MOST SHOCKING COMMENT:
Julie Caplin says "The New Mormon Temple in Washington":

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This one totally surprised me. I have no affiliation to this temple, but MAN, I think it's a gorgeous building. Is this an EYE SORE? What do you think?!

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