Summer 2021 Issue

Features

Feature

Meet Mr. Curiosity

With the mind of an engineer and the humor of a 12-year-old, an alum is making the internet better, one prank at a time.

Feature

Good Enough

What does it mean for something—or someone—to be good? And who gets to decide? A BYU creative writer explores goodness.

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There Must Needs Be a Christ

What would the world be like without Christ? This devotional address explores why there “must needs be a Christ.”

Insight

Insight

Lessons in Listening

What worlds would open to us if we took time to ask sincere questions of and understand those who are different than us?

Departments

First Person

Popping the Question

BYU grads share the creative ways and locations used to propose marriage.

The Y Report

The Y Report

The Best BYU Loos

Taylor Rees has visited every bathroom on BYU campus and has ranked them by style, layout, traffic, and cleanliness.

The Y Report

Cultivate Your Creativity

Two BYU professors share their favorite resources to help us develop the important skill of creativity.

The Y Report

A Royal (and Navy) Army

BYU football released two new helmet colors, navy and royal blue, as a throwback to Cougar history and tradition.

The Y Report

Heart of a Champ

BYU swimmer Josue Dominguez broke three national records for the Dominican Republic. Tokyo Olympics, here he comes!

The Y Report

3 Under 4

Casey Clinger and Lucas Bons join Doug Padilla as the only three people to ever run a sub-4-minute mile in Utah.

The Y Report

Sci-Fi in Real Life

Using tiny particles, lasers, and motion parallax technology, BYU engineers make sci-fi dreams a reality.

The Y Report

Good Night, Night Mode

Does night mode really help you sleep better? BYU psychology researchers put it to the test.

The Y Report

BYU’s Head Doctor

Darren Campbell is BYU's head doctor: he leads the physicians supporting athletics, and he's an expert on concussions.

The Y Report

Battlefield Ethics

High-stakes situations are rarely black-and-white for US special operators.

The Y Report

Comfort in Quarantine

BYUSA delivers COVID care packages to help isolated students feel seen and loved by their peers.

The Y Report

Raw Beauty

Artist Todd Stilson depicts the benevolence of God in a Harold B. Lee Library exhibit—using common road symbols.

The Y Report

Courage to Change Course

Utah’s Lieutenant Governor, who just served as her own intern, has returned to BYU to finish her bachelor’s.

The Y Report

Facing the Past

A recent biology grad is sculpting faces atop ancient hominid skull replicas for an exhibit at BYU.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Golden-Hour Spike

A student snaps an award-winning photograph at sunset on the shores of the Great Salt Lake.

Out of the Blue

Rhythm and Hues

Walls of Provo’s businesses, parks, and underpasses feature massive murals painted by student and alumni artists.

True Blue

Yesterday: Tree Trio

In an early-1940s campus photo, three costumed students perform a playful tune at a university celebration.

True Blue

Cri de Coeur

Alumna Jessica Goodfellow found her niche as a poet after getting grad degrees in economics and linguistics.

True Blue

Stronger Together

Two BYU alumni banded together with friends to form a Salt Lake City–based Scout troop for refugee girl.

True Blue

Paving a Path for Premeds

BYU grads help expand opportunities by getting premed students into medical research labs after graduation.

True Blue

Sweet Summer Sips

Jonesin’ for Taste bloggers Jade and Michael Jones share two summer drinks: horchata and agua de jamaica.

True Blue

Speaking Out

Alum Ashley Armand watch her mother endure adversity as a deaf, Black, immigrant woman—and learned how to advocate.

True Blue

The Singing Doctor

Good voice or not, an anesthesiologist brings his patients peace.

True Blue

Dreams Realized

Across oceans and decades, an alumna wouldn’t let go of her dreams.