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Winter 2019 Issue




Don’t endure. The Marriott School expert on living intentionally wants you to make a 100 list and thrive.


Make Your 100 List

The Marriott School expert on living intentionally wants you to make a 100 list. Here are the rules.


Crawling Down Everest

They set out to make history on Everest. His life was saved by another’s sacrifice.


3,186 Windows into Engineering

With abundant glass—outside and within—BYU’s gleaming new Engineering Building brings innovation into the light.


Finding God on Denali

His client was trapped in a crevasse. For Stacy Taniguchi, it would be the ultimate test of faith.


Family Focus

Facts of Life

The more parents discuss sex with their kids, the less likely the children are to engage in risky sexual behaviors.


El Prójimo

Loving our neighbor requires getting close and giving of ourselves.

At The Y

At the Y

Fast Feats

BYU had its best school showing ever at the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

At the Y

Finding Common Ground

A BYU-hosted NCAA event invited people from LGBTQ and religious communities to sit down together and talk.

At the Y

Angels and Foundations

Essay contest winner Emma Stanford writes on Ray Beckham, childhood Christmas pageants, and laying foundations.

At the Y

Saving Cambodian Stories

An oral history project unites families and uncovers the past by helping Cambodians record and document their stories.

At the Y

What Makes a Place Home?

Media professor Brad Barber scours the country for answers in his documentary series, States of America.

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Framing History

A BYU Museum of Art exhibit of Pulitzer-winning photography displays humanity at its best and worst.

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Quite the Characters

You probably won’t hear BYU animation students shouting, “We’re No. 1!” but we’ll shout it for them.

At the Y

Killer Season

In a near-perfect season, the BYU women’s volleyball team ranked No. 1 in the nation for 11 weeks.

Alumni News

Alumni News

RISE: Anything Was Possible

Current president of UVU Astrid Tuminez shares insights from her time as an international student at BYU.

Alumni News

Exploring With Paint

Alumni Ron Richmond has an eye for the off-balance. It's from the asymmetrical he creates stunning art.

Alumni News

50 Years of Foreign Films

BYU's International Cinema is celebrating 50 years. Alumni share with us their stories from their time on campus.

Alumni News

Looking Back: Cougar Stadium

An aerial picture of a packed Cougar Stadium in the early 1960s shows us how the stadium has changed since it opened.

Alumni News

Above the Flood

Once a flood victim herself, BYU student Anelle Concepción now uses her studies to protect communities from floods.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

A Tale of Two Cosmos

Who is behind the mask? Read about Peggy Heron and her experience being unmasked as the first female Cosmo.

Out of the Blue

A Rhythmic Reverie

Perceptions of Jazz at BYU have changed drastically over the past 50 years.

Out of the Blue

Stick Drawings

A winding maze of woven willow saplings, created by artist Patrick Dougherty, meanders around the BYU Museum of Art.

Letters From Home

Letters From Home

What Should Never Be Forgotten

Age is interesting. We can find it sad, or we can find the beauty in our loved ones and learn from their journey.