Fall 2020 Issue

Features

Feature

Who Is the BYU GOAT?

There are dozens of contender for greatest Cougar athlete of all time. Can you pick just one?

Feature

Black at BYU

What's it like to be Black on an overwhelmingly White campus? Black members of the BYU community share their stories.

Departments

Family Focus

Maximizing the Mashup

When earning and learning and living all happen in the same space, boundaries can blur. Here’s what to do about it.

Commentary

The Marvelous Gift of Creation

In the restored gospel, there is no room for indifference toward nature, which is infused with spirituality.

At The Y

At the Y

19 Committees for COVID-19

With the world going remote, BYU made lightning-speed decisions to update campus for fall 2020 semester.

At the Y

Finding Purpose in an Outbreak

A microbiology PhD student traveled back home to Mexico to aid with the Chikungunya outbreak and found purpose.

At the Y

Flying with Faith

BYU dance professor Adam Dyer shares how his faith helps him overcome the fears of life and soaring in aerial dance.

At the Y

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Artist Abby deWitt captures the beauty of Elie Wiesel’s Night trilogy through her award-winning cover designs.

At the Y

Pixelated and Perfect

Learn how BYU scientists use Hubble Space Telescope images (like this one of Pluto) to make groundbreaking discoveries.

At the Y

Fighting Fire with Fiber

With wildfires a perennial problem, BYU students developed a tool to quickly detect fires and reduce response time.

At the Y

Seeking the Best Books

In addition to the scriptures, Terryl and Fiona Givens have read dozens of religious authors. Here’s their favorite 12.

At the Y

Q&A: Seeking Truth and Wisdom

Top of Mind host Julie Rose shares how—in a time of division and “fake news”—she gathers trustworthy information.

Alumni News

Alumni News

Head of the (Virtual) Class

Lauren Ard has combined science and pop culture to captivate more than 10,000 students in her beloved online classes.

Alumni News

Looking Back: Dinosaur Jim

”Dinosaur Jim” made a big find in 1972—the bones of a new dinosaur, the Supersaurus.

Alumni News

Lightening the Y: Wild West

In the latest Aaron Taylor comic, BYU football travels to the Wild West only to find they don’t have any competition.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

A Quieter Campus

With COVID-19 precautions in place, this year’s crop of freshmen are navigating a changed campus.

Letters From Home

Letters From Home

A Little Bit of Dark

When this alumna felt hopeless, her brother's words reminded her that life and light will come.