Winter 2020 Issue

Features

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Tough Mudders

A combination of naivete and grit outpaced raw talent as BYU’s XC team ran to a first- place finish at nationals.

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Phone Smarts

Want to be a better device user? BYU experts say to focus more on how you use it and less on how much.

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More Love, Less Contempt

If we are going to beat the problem of contempt, we’re going to need something more radical than civility. We need love.

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Seeing Each Other Deeply

The merger of self—forgetting where you end and something else begins—can take you beyond happiness to joy.

Departments

At The Y

At the Y

2018–19 Faculty Retirees

BYU bids adieu to the following faculty members who retired from the university before September 2019.

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New BYU Milk and Cookies Café

In just 10 minutes, customizable, fresh-baked cookies are ready hot out of the oven at BYU’s new Milk and Cookies café.

At the Y

3 More Mental-Health Counselors

BYU hired three more full-time mental-health counselors in response to the high demand for mental-heath resources.

At the Y

Landlocked and Hangin’ 10

They’re missing one kind of big thing—the ocean. But Brigham Young surf team is still finding a way to catch some waves.

At the Y

Minuscule Masterpieces

Just inside the BYU library, miniature patrons admired postage stamp–sized art as part of a Tiny Art Show.

At the Y

Friends for First-Gen Students

BYU is launching an initiative for first-generation students: pairing them with employees with similar experiences.

At the Y

Cosmic Failure

Some people come to college to learn to succeed. The 2019 essay winner learned something infinitely more valuable.

Alumni News

Alumni News

Improve Your Listening Diet

In a world of text, Ministry of Ideas host Zachary Davis believes podcasting heralds a new age of audio.

Alumni News

The Tap

Women—more than men—sometimes need a nudge to explore their possibilities, and usually multiple times.

Alumni News

Documenting a Landscape

A former BYU photographer moved back to Idaho in 2007 to explore the contours and preserve the spirit of his homeland.

Alumni News

Irrepressible: Fuerza Femenina

This BYU Honored Alumni Award recipient, former athlete, and communications star has been chasing dreams her whole life.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Resilience from Combat

A BYU study found that most post-2001 combat veterans do not suffer from PTSD.

Out of the Blue

All the Queen’s Men

Things got high flying during a memorable BYU Men’s Chorus performance.

Out of the Blue

Building on Darwin

A team of BYU plant and wildlife sciences researchers found a new link between evolution and genetics.

Letters From Home