From admissions changes to faith-inspiring devotionals to BYU-themed comic strips, BYU Magazine shared a lot of stories this past year. Here are the 10 most-read articles of 2019:
10. Young’s Picks for Young Readers
Education professor Terrell Young shares his recommended reads for younger readers drawing from his experience as a 2019 Newberry Medal selection committee member.
9. The BYU Launchpad
With a boost from BYU’s top-ranked advertising program, students are blasting off—creating iconic campaigns and landing at the world’s most-respected agencies.
8.Evolution on Display at BYU
BYU addresses the topic of evolution through a new exhibit at the Bean Museum and by hosting workshops to help reconcile science and religion.
7. Thy Troubles to Bless
The magazine’s most-read BYU devotional address of the year reminds us that even during dark days when questions go unanswered, we can find joy and faith.
6. Left-Hand Man
For this NFL coach’s assistant, losing an arm has been a challenge—but never an excuse.
5. Make Your 100 List
The Marriott School expert on living intentionally wants you to make a 100 list. Here are the rules.
4. Tile Tales from Galilee
With depictions of Jonah, the Tower of Babel, Noah’s ark, and other stories, a mosaic discovery by BYU researchers gives insight into ancient Jewish art and worship.
3. How We Met
Nationally syndicated Pickles cartoonist and BYU grad Brian Crane created a comic strip just for BYU Magazine that tells about one of Earl and Opal’s first dates that involved a near-disastrous sledding activity.
BYU professor Stacy Taniguchi is known for his stories. He’s been chased by Masai warriors in Tanzania. Slept in snow caves to survive. Swum through New Zealand caves to see glowing worms. His stories come from intentionally living a life to thrive—complete with a “100 list” that’s always pushing him forward.
1. Beyond Checkboxes
BYU Admissions changed application requirements to look at prospective students more holistically and to lessen student anxiety.