Spring 2018 Issue

Features

Feature

An Experiment upon the Word

An advertising team finds that the best tool for changing perceptions about the Book of Mormon is the Book of Mormon.

Feature

You Are the Gift

Perhaps the Lord isn’t asking for big, time-consuming gestures. Perhaps He merely wants minutes of our time every day.

Departments

Commentary

Make a Difference

The outgoing BYU Alumni president asks if you’ve made good on what President Spencer W. Kimball has asked of you.

At The Y

At the Y

Project Pong

It’s a BYU industrial design tradition: every sophomore gets a stab at creating a brand new paddle with a purpose.

At the Y

A Comic Mission

Through the good, the bad, and the funny, this missionary kept her mission journal as a 628-page comic strip.

At the Y

Class Notes from AD 370

From an ancient Christian philosopher to long-lost papyri scrolls, this lost interpretation of Psalms is noteworthy.

At the Y

Eye of the Cougar

Elijah Bryant nearly gave up. But trial transformed his game.

At the Y

Better Than a Hologram

Inspired by Star Wars, engineering professor Daniel Smalley is making “holograms” a reality.

At the Y

Leaps and Bounds

Look who’s back in the NCAA top 20. For the first time in 14 years, BYU competed at the NCAA championships.

At the Y

Reel-World Experience

Who knew? Rockfish earbones are like tree rings, and they tell a story about climate.

At the Y

Street Smart

What’s the secret to stronger economic and political communities? Chit chat.

At the Y

A Blooming Problem

How algal bloom forms, why it’s deadly, and how a BYU professor is trying to stop it.

At the Y

Q&A: Veiled Meaning

Why devout Muslim women wear their traditional, sacred covering.

Alumni News

Alumni News

A Couple of Artists

Lance and Jacqui Larsen, known by locals as “the art couple,” have paired his words and her images for 30+ years.

Alumni News

Coaching Correct Principles

Alistair Aitchison stumbled upon his life mentors. Now he mentors others at work, at church, and on the football pitch.

Alumni News

Hymn Writing 101

Submitting original music for the revised LDS hymn book? Read these seven tips on writing sacred verse.

Alumni News

Like Father, Like Daughters

Ed Zendejas shared his love of law with his children, two of whom followed him all the way to the bench.

Alumni News

The Soul of Solo

On a perilous night a student experienced a rescue thanks to a secret cache left, unknowingly, by a childhood friend.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Leo the Quadcopter

BYU is solving the next big step in unmanned navigational technology—and throwing in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle names.

Out of the Blue

These Cats Can Dance

A Rolex-obsessed rap duo sought out Cosmo and the Cougarettes for a halftime collaboration.

Out of the Blue

Night Visions

You want to see these star-explosion leftovers.

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Web Only

Celebrating Motherhood

We made a goal to tell more stories of BYU Alumni moms. Here are just a few of our favorites.

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Since Napoleon

Napoleon Dynamite launched the careers of the key BYU students and alumni involved.

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Of Mascots and Presidents

It’s a Cougar. It’s a Gymnast. It’s President Wilkinson? Learn the history of the Cosmo reveal and see the new chapter.

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A Tot-Tastic Cover

How many pounds of tater-tots does it take to make a BYU Magazine cover?

Letters From Home