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Sister Power

Camille Busath McBride’s (BA ’21) mission was hard. Learning Russian was tough, and approaching strangers to talk about the gospel was often discouraging. Still, she says the time she spent in Ukraine from 2016 to 2018 changed her life. “It really increased my confidence and my ability to do whatever I put my mind to,” […]

Fighting for Every Faith

“We challenge everybody to think about what it means to have religious freedom,” says Eric S. Baxter (BA ’97, JD ’00), vice president and senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “It’s not just about your own religious freedom but respecting the rights of other people.” A nonprofit law firm based in Washington, […]

A Catholic Reads the Book of Mormon 

What happens when you give a Catholic woodcarver the Book of Mormon? You get art that depicts familiar scenes in surprising new ways, as in Roman Śledź’s devotional carvings. Śledź, an internationally renowned Polish folk artist, received a copy of the Book of Mormon in the early 1990s from Walter L. Whipple (BA ’68, MM […]

The Sleep-Stress Cycle

Chances are if someone in your home isn’t sleeping well, it’s affecting the whole family—and lack of sleep is particularly hard on parents. According to a new BYU study published in the journal PLOS One, parents of children with sleep disorders likely endure disrupted sleep themselves and, in turn, experience higher levels of stress. “Stress […]

In the Summertime 

Work for the Dead  By H. David Boucher (BS ’60), Sacramento  In the summer of 1958, I spent three months working in small-town cemeteries in northern Alberta, Canada, to save for the next year’s college expenses. My partner and I poured cement over the graves and poured and installed headstones. Some towns we worked in […]