BYU women's volleyball team advances to championship with win over Texas

BYU defeated the No. 2 Texas Longhorns in four sets (25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24) to advance to the NCAA women’s volleyball national championship game.

“I’m just enjoying every minute with these kids,” coach Shawn Olmstead said. “There’s a few of them that don’t want this season to end. I’ll k…

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BYU volleyball upsets Texas in four set thriller, reaches NCAA final

OKLAHOMA CITY — Jennifer Hamson had 22 kills and Alexa Gray added 19 to help BYU beat Texas 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24 in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals Thursday night.

The unseeded Cougars (30-4) hadn’t been to the semifinals since 1993, and they advanced to the final for the first time….

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BYU women's volleyball faces No. 2 Texas in the Final Four, three Cougars honored

The No. 12 ranked BYU women’s volleyball team’s magical season continues Thursday night vs. No. 2 seeded Texas in Oklahoma City, OK.

BYU won its first four games of the NCAA Tournament to reach this point, defeating Seton Hall, Arizona, Florida St. and Nebraska. Over the course of those four …

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Students find chemical leak in apartment

Four BYU students living at 9 and 9 apartments, located at 876 E. and 900 N., reported that an alarm was continually ringing on their apartment’s carbon monoxide detector.

The roommates believe a carbon monoxide leak in their apartment could’ve been deadly. Alex Martin, a BYU student from Hou…

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BYU heads to Final Four after wins over Florida State and Nebraska

The BYU women’s volleyball team continued its impressive run in the NCAA tournament by defeating Florida State in the Sweet 16 in four sets (25-20, 25-19, 19-25, 26-24) and sweeping Nebraska in the Elite Eight (25-21, 25-20, 25-21).

“First of all, hats off to Nebraska for an outstanding seaso…

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  • Sports

    BYU women's volleyball team advances to championship with win over Texas

    Alexa Gray and BYU celebrate their win over Texas Thursday night(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

    BYU defeated the No. 2 Texas Longhorns in four sets (25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24) to advance to the NCAA women’s volleyball national championship game.

    “I’m just enjoying every minute with these kids,” coach Shawn Olmstead said. “There’s a few of them that don’t want this season to end. I’ll kee…

    BYU volleyball upsets Texas in four set thriller, reaches NCAA final

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Jennifer Hamson had 22 kills and Alexa Gray added 19 to help BYU beat Texas 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24 in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals Thursday night.

    The unseeded Cougars (30-4) hadn’t been to the semifinals since 1993, and they advanced to the final for the first time. They will take a 12-match winning streak into the final against defending champion Penn State, a 25…

    BYU women's volleyball faces No. 2 Texas in the Final Four, three Cougars honored

    BYU women’s volleyball celebrates after a victory in the NCAA tournament (BYU Photo)

    The No. 12 ranked BYU women’s volleyball team’s magical season continues Thursday night vs. No. 2 seeded Texas in Oklahoma City, OK.

    BYU won its first four games of the NCAA Tournament to reach this point, defeating Seton Hall, Arizona, Florida St. and Nebraska. Over the course of those four games, BYU only…

    BYU heads to Final Four after wins over Florida State and Nebraska

    The BYU women’s volleyball team celebrates its Elite Eight victory over Nebraska (BYU Photo)

    The BYU women’s volleyball team continued its impressive run in the NCAA tournament by defeating Florida State in the Sweet 16 in four sets (25-20, 25-19, 19-25, 26-24) and sweeping Nebraska in the Elite Eight (25-21, 25-20, 25-21).

    “First of all, hats off to Nebraska for an outstanding season,” BYU…

    Cougars' comeback falls short against Utah

    Utah forward Jakob Poeltl (42) shoots as BYU center Corbin Kaufusi (44) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Delon Wright and the No. 13 ranked Utah Utes beat the Cougars 65-61 before a soldout crowd Wednesday night, winning in the Marriott Center for the first time since 2005.

    Wright paced the Utes wit…

  • Club Sports

    The highs and the lows of BYU sports in 2014: A year to remember

    Cross Country teams excelled in 2014
    by Kensey Berry

    Over the past four months, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams excelled and exceeded expectations for the Cougars. The two teams represented pride and tenacity for BYU throughout the 2014 cross country season.

    The men’s team ended the season with a 16th place finish at the national meet in a year coach Ed Eyestone believed …

    BYU racquetball a well-oiled machine

    Coach Paul Snyder can’t remember a time in the past 20 years when the BYU racquetball team didn’t place in the top five teams at nationals.

    The coed team and women’s team have combined to take 13 national championships since 1995. To say BYU racquetball carries a tradition of excellence would be an understatement, and Snyder instills that tradition in his athletes.

    “Most of our goals center …

    BYU women's golfer Lea Garner named WCC Player of the Month

    Junior BYU golfer Lea Garner was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Month for October last week.

    She finished in the top 10 in the two tournaments that the women’s golf team played last month. The Cougars finished the October tournaments in sixth and fourth place, with Garner leading the squad with a scoring average of 71.83 in October. This is the first time she has won WCC Player o…

    How hockey saved the life of a young man

    Jared Bussell starts in the BYU hockey season opener against Weber State as goaltender. As he hears the crowd cheering, he thinks back on his life and realizes how grateful he is to still be playing the game he loves and representing the university he has always wanted to represent.

    Looking at him now, you’d never guess what he has been through and how far he has come.

    Bussell grew up in…

    BYU men's golf finishes fourth in final tournament of fall season

    STOCKTON, California – The BYU men’s golf team took fourth place at the Stockton Pacific Invitational on Saturday. Senior Cole Ogden also finished in fourth place as an individual in the tournament.

    “Cole came in and had a pretty good tournament,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “For him to finish fourth the we he hit the ball today, kudos to him. Now that it’s the offseason, the guys have…

  • Basketball

    Cougars' comeback falls short against Utah

    Delon Wright and the No. 13 ranked Utah Utes beat the Cougars 65-61 before a soldout crowd Wednesday night, winning in the Marriott Center for the first time since 2005.

    Wright paced the Utes with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and added 2 blocks and 2 steals to cap his impressive night. Tyler Haws scored 23 points on 9-of-22 shooting to lead the Cougars, who suffered their third loss on…

    Rivalry Edition: BYU's Tyler Haws vs Utah's Delon Wright

     

    The argument for Tyler Haws, by Alex Clark:
    @alclark35

    The BYU-Utah rivalry is fast slipping out of our reach, which is why this year’s increasingly rare matchup between the Cougars and Utes serves as a special treat to fans starved for the endangered rivalry. Adding extra sizzle to the game are two of the nation’s top senior guards: BYU’s Tyler Haws and the Utes’ Delon Wright.

    Eaton's big game pushes BYU past Colorado State

    BYU women’s basketball defeated Colorado State 69-58 in Salt Lake City Saturday behind a monster game from Lexi Eaton.

    The Cougars came into the game riding high after a big win against UNLV in the Smith Fieldhouse. The team started the game hot but ended the first half poorly, shooting only 13-for-32 through the first 20 minutes of play. BYU turned things on in the second half, as the bench ca…

    BYU surfs past Hawaii, 90-70

    Kyle Collinsworth put up a triple-double for BYU in a 90-70 win over Hawaii on Saturday. Collinsworth had 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, only the third triple-double in the NCAA this season and the first from a BYU player since 1988.

    Tyler Haws scored 30 points in his 34 minutes of play. Haws shot 10 for 10 on free throws and went 2-of-5 on 3-pointers. Chase Fischer contributed 20 p…

    BYU sports 2014 timeline

    Jan. 23: Tyler Haws scores 48 points in a triple-overtime loss to Portland on the road. It was Haws’ highest-scoring game of his career and the third-highest individual scoring output in BYU basketball history, only behind Jimmer Fredette.

    Feb. 2: BYU football gets a wave of football transfers, including Jordan Leslie, Nick Kurtz and Devon Blackmon.

    Feb. 10: BYU student Kate Hansen takes…

  • Football

    BYU sports 2014 timeline

    Jan. 23: Tyler Haws scores 48 points in a triple-overtime loss to Portland on the road. It was Haws’ highest-scoring game of his career and the third-highest individual scoring output in BYU basketball history, only behind Jimmer Fredette.

    Feb. 2: BYU football gets a wave of football transfers, including Jordan Leslie, Nick Kurtz and Devon Blackmon.

    Feb. 10: BYU student Kate Hansen takes…

    The highs and the lows of BYU sports in 2014: A year to remember

    Cross Country teams excelled in 2014
    by Kensey Berry

    Over the past four months, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams excelled and exceeded expectations for the Cougars. The two teams represented pride and tenacity for BYU throughout the 2014 cross country season.

    The men’s team ended the season with a 16th place finish at the national meet in a year coach Ed Eyestone believed …

    Harvey Unga's NFL aspirations featured on 'Undrafted'

    The chances of getting into the NFL are slim, and oftentimes it takes a player years of trial and error before he get his break.

    Thousands of football players leave college with dreams of being drafted in the NFL, but only 256 are selected each year, according to the NFL Network. For those who aren’t picked, there are only two options: stick around for the following year’s draft, or give up…

    3 seniors deserve credit for BYU football's turnaround

    After four straight losses and injuries to quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Jamaal Williams, three seniors have stepped up for BYU football. The increasing roles of quarterback Christian Stewart, receiver Jordan Leslie and running back Paul Lasike have been key in the Cougars’ four-game winning streak.

    Here’s how the three seniors have increased their yardage output during the win strea…

    Rams, police differ on Ferguson protest apology

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis Rams official and a county police chief differed Monday about whether the team had apologized for the actions of five players who raised their hands during pregame festivities in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

    Kevin Demoff, the executive vice president of football operations for the Rams, denied in an email to the Associated Press that he’d apologize…

  • Soccer

    Eight great moments from the 2014 women's soccer season

    The BYU women’s soccer season came do a disappointing end a couple weeks ago, losing to Colorado in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. However, it was the end to a terrific and exciting season for the Cougars. Here’s a look back some of their finest moments this season, ordered by date.

    (1) Sept. 13. BYU snaps a three-game losing streak by taking down ranked Long Beach State 2-0. This win …

    BYU sports 2014 timeline

    Jan. 23: Tyler Haws scores 48 points in a triple-overtime loss to Portland on the road. It was Haws’ highest-scoring game of his career and the third-highest individual scoring output in BYU basketball history, only behind Jimmer Fredette.

    Feb. 2: BYU football gets a wave of football transfers, including Jordan Leslie, Nick Kurtz and Devon Blackmon.

    Feb. 10: BYU student Kate Hansen takes…

    The highs and the lows of BYU sports in 2014: A year to remember

    Cross Country teams excelled in 2014
    by Kensey Berry

    Over the past four months, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams excelled and exceeded expectations for the Cougars. The two teams represented pride and tenacity for BYU throughout the 2014 cross country season.

    The men’s team ended the season with a 16th place finish at the national meet in a year coach Ed Eyestone believed …

    BYU soccer offense powered a winning season

    High-intensity, high-scoring and powerful are all accurate descriptions of the offense of the 2014 BYU women’s soccer team. The Cougars scored an impressive 47 goals this season in 21 games. They also averaged 2.24 goals scored and 19.3 shots per game and led the conference in goals scored.

    Sophomore Ashley Hatch led the Cougars this season in goals scored with 18. She also had six assists …

    BYU women's soccer season recap: Defense

    The BYU women’s soccer team experienced an early loss in the NCAA tournament, and the season ended earlier than expected, leaving the team to look back on the highlights and positive points of the year. Here are some of those highlights and things to know as the team heads into its preparation for next season.

    Win streak

    BYU went on a 13-game winning streak during the heart of its season aft…

  • Volleyball

    BYU women's volleyball team advances to championship with win over Texas

    BYU defeated the No. 2 Texas Longhorns in four sets (25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24) to advance to the NCAA women’s volleyball national championship game.

    “I’m just enjoying every minute with these kids,” coach Shawn Olmstead said. “There’s a few of them that don’t want this season to end. I’ll keep rolling with them as long as they want to keep rolling. We were down a few points and came back …

    BYU volleyball upsets Texas in four set thriller, reaches NCAA final

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Jennifer Hamson had 22 kills and Alexa Gray added 19 to help BYU beat Texas 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24 in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals Thursday night.

    The unseeded Cougars (30-4) hadn’t been to the semifinals since 1993, and they advanced to the final for the first time. They will take a 12-match winning streak into the final against defending champion Penn State, a 25…

    BYU women's volleyball faces No. 2 Texas in the Final Four, three Cougars honored

    The No. 12 ranked BYU women’s volleyball team’s magical season continues Thursday night vs. No. 2 seeded Texas in Oklahoma City, OK.

    BYU won its first four games of the NCAA Tournament to reach this point, defeating Seton Hall, Arizona, Florida St. and Nebraska. Over the course of those four games, BYU only lost two sets, going 12-2 in that time, sweeping Nebraska and Seton Hall. Texas has …

    BYU heads to Final Four after wins over Florida State and Nebraska

    The BYU women’s volleyball team continued its impressive run in the NCAA tournament by defeating Florida State in the Sweet 16 in four sets (25-20, 25-19, 19-25, 26-24) and sweeping Nebraska in the Elite Eight (25-21, 25-20, 25-21).

    “First of all, hats off to Nebraska for an outstanding season,” BYU coach Shawn Olmstead said. “Coach Cook has done an outstanding job over there. I can’t say e…

    BYU women's volleyball advances to the Sweet 16

    The No. 12 BYU women’s volleyball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year after wins over Seton Hall (25-16, 25-18, 25-17) and No. 11 Arizona (22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23) in Tucson, Arizona.

    “First and foremost, hats off to Arizona for a great tournament,” coach Shawn Olmstead said. “They were a great host and had a great season. They gave us all we could handle there. It …

  • Life

    13 things you didn't know about your favorite Christmas songs

    1. “White Christmas”

    Not only the best-selling Christmas single ever, Bing Crosby’s 1947 recording of “White Christmas” is THE number-one-selling song of all time. What most people don’t know is that Crosby originally recorded the song five years earlier in 1942 with the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra. The later recording featured only Crosby and became the most popular …

    Hobbit hosts Second Breakfast at The Wall

     

    Get ready for Cosmo to meet Bilbo. Middle Earth is coming to Middle Wilk Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at The Wall for The Hobbit: A Second Breakfast.

    Spring-boarding from a successful Harry Potter themed week at Halloween, organizers at The Wall hope to see a similar turn out from Tolkien fans. “We’re hoping to attract the same sort of crowd, but we recognize that the fan bases …

    Extreme Christmas lights draw holiday crowds

    Temple Square and Thanksgiving Point may be known for their spectacular Christmas decorations, but one small town in Utah is pulling out all the stops to get recognized this December.

    Residents spend the whole weekend before Thanksgiving setting up Christmas cheer in their North Ogden neighborhood.

    “We really go all out here,” said North Ogden resident Tim Sorenson.

    And by “go all out…

    Bed and breakfasts in Utah expand honeymooners' options

    Breaks like summer, Thanksgiving and Christmas provide a rare bit of time for students to do everything from relaxing, to traveling home, to having a wedding.

    Some students forgo honeymoons to avoid travel or expense, but quiet, and often undiscovered, bed and breakfasts in Utah can give newlyweds a relaxing and new place to stay.

    Hines Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    The Hines Mansion Bed …

    BYU students reconcile different religious holiday traditions

    BYU student Karma Hammouz is a Muslim from Jerusalem. She came to Utah in fall of 2011 and found adapting to the LDS culture wasn’t hard.

    “We’re really a conservative religion,” Hammouz said. “Almost as conservative as the LDS Church. It was more of a culture shock regarding American traditions more than the Church itself.”

    Members of different faiths can, like Hammouz, adapt to culture …

  • Art

    Extreme Christmas lights draw holiday crowds

    Temple Square and Thanksgiving Point may be known for their spectacular Christmas decorations, but one small town in Utah is pulling out all the stops to get recognized this December.

    Residents spend the whole weekend before Thanksgiving setting up Christmas cheer in their North Ogden neighborhood.

    “We really go all out here,” said North Ogden resident Tim Sorenson.

    And by “go all out…

    Springville Museum puts the "art" in Art City

    What started as two simple donations to a high school turned into Utah’s first art museum.

    The Springville Museum of Art is the home to over 2,500 pieces of artwork, and hosts educational and cultural events for locals and visitors every month.

    The museum has been Springville history since 1903. It was dedicated in 1937 by President David O. McKay as a “sanctuary of beauty and a temple o…

    Cosplay: The art of dressing up

    Halloween is over, but this doesn’t stop some people from dressing up all year long.
    “Cosplay,” or costume play, is an art form in which participants called cosplayers dress up and act like certain characters from movies, video games or televisions shows. Cosplay originated in the Japanese subculture of manga and anime, but now this secret life of dressing up isn’t so secret anymore. It has mad…

    Disneybound creates dress-up revolution

    Leslie Kay wanted to dress up as a Disney character every time she went to Disneyland, but security guards almost didn’t let her through the entrance gate.

    Kay was not allowed to wear costumes or clothing that could confuse children into thinking she was a park character, according to the Disney Parks Dress Code Policy. So Kay fought back in style, and “Disneybound” was created.

    Disneybo…

    Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

    Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such films, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” ”Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” ”Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.

    The death was confirmed by ABC News President James Goldston on Thursday. Nichols died Wednesday evening.

    T…

  • Food

    BYU students celebrate Thanksgiving abroad

    It was November of 2013, and Kindall Palmer and his wife were in China, far from the U.S., their family and friends. They wanted to celebrate the holiday with a traditional Thanksgiving feast. There was only one problem: finding a turkey in China.

    Thanksgiving has long been known as a time to spend with family and friends, stuffing one’s face with every food imaginable in the name of gratit…

    What's really on your plate at Thanksgiving

    Ahh, Thanksgiving. That time when people celebrate all for which they’re thankful by eating, well, everything. The average American consumes more than 4,500 calories in that single, glorious, gluttonous meal. If that number is shocking, here are some tips to avoid buying larger pants on Black Friday.

    On WedMD, former president of the American Dietetic Association Connie Diekman suggests cre…

    Coming home to Cracker Barrel: Eating out for Thanksgiving

    Americans have a Thanksgiving tradition of giving thanks and enjoying delicious turkey dinners, but many exchange home-cooked meals for restaurants.

    Eating out for Thanksgiving dinner is becoming more popular. A 2013 study showed that 33 million Americans would rely on restaurants for all or part of their Thanksgiving meals, according to the National Restaurant Association.

    “It’s much ea…

    Cougar Questions: What is one of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?

    Christmas music and holiday sales start earlier every year, and Thanksgiving seems to get lost behind Christmas music and gifts. Although retailers use phrases like “Thanksgifting” to promote sales, BYU students haven’t forgotten the family traditions that make their Thanksgiving holiday special.

     

    Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan choices spice up Thanksgiving dinner

    Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets can complicate Thanksgiving dinner, but BYU students have learned how to adapt during the holidays and still enjoy foods they love.

    Eric Smith is the BYU Vegetarian and Vegan Club President. He first chose to eat vegetarian on his mission and shortly after became vegan. His favorite Thanksgiving dish is potatoes or anything with quinoa in it.

    “I’m …

  • Movies

    Hobbit hosts Second Breakfast at The Wall

     

    Get ready for Cosmo to meet Bilbo. Middle Earth is coming to Middle Wilk Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at The Wall for The Hobbit: A Second Breakfast.

    Spring-boarding from a successf…

    Disneybound creates dress-up revolution

    Leslie Kay wanted to dress up as a Disney character every time she went to Disneyland, but security guards almost didn’t let her through the entrance gate.

    Kay was not allowed to wear costumes …

    Hollywood continues to break up our books

    “Harry Potter” started it. “Twilight,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Hobbit” followed soon after. Then Lionsgate announced the studio’s plans to divide the final book in the “Divergent” series into two …

    'The Saratov Approach' creators make new missionary film

    Director and producer of “The Saratov Approach,” Garrett Batty, teams with the producer of the “Saints and Soldiers” movies in the new movie, “Freetown,” which follows a group of LDS missionaries’ que…

    The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Millions of people across the nation will kick off the holiday season by tuning into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast on NBC …

  • Music

    13 things you didn't know about your favorite Christmas songs

    1. “White Christmas”

    Not only the best-selling Christmas single ever, Bing Crosby’s 1947 recording of “White Christmas” is THE number-one-selling song of all time. What most people don’t know is that Crosby originally recorded the song five years earlier in 1942 with the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra. The later recording featured only Crosby and became the most popular …

    No-Shave November vs. Movember: a battle for BYU culture misses the mark

    This November was no exception to past Novembers, as male students roamed campus with bushy upper lips. It seems that this hairy month has become a BYU tradition.

    “No-Shave November” may be a common phrase used on campus, but the term “Movember” is quickly gaining equal ground. Movember is a men’s health foundation that started in 2004 and is surprisingly less well-known than the 2009 devel…

    Aimee Vargas abandons old dreams for a music presence behind the scenes

    Neon Trees took the stage that June night full of energy, with a performance that reached the ears and hearts of many. One person in that crowd, though, was perhaps more affected than anyone else present. With tears streaming down her face, she looked at the band that managed to take local gigs to a full-blown international career and knew she wanted to see more local bands find that same succ…

    Provo Yacht Club gives electronic dance music a clean slate

    Two BYU students with a unique love for electronic dance music sat at Cafe Rio tackling stuffed burritos when it hit. They came up with an idea they thought could revolutionize the Provo music scene.

    Drew Tekulve and Andy Mockler had been writing music together since their freshman year of college, but something other than spicy pork sparked inside of them that day at the restaurant when th…

  • Tech

    Is Pinterest ruining your wedding?

    Nicole Johnson had the perfect cake in mind when she planned her wedding. There was just one problem. None of the bakeries she knew made frosting in the color the BYU senior wanted.

    What was the source of this mystery color?

    “I used Pinterest a lot,” Johnson said.

    Johnson is not alone. Brides around the nation rely on social media to make their big day bigger than ever. They increasin…

    Top tech companies to work for after graduation

    December is here, and that means Christmas shopping, Temple Square dates, snow sports and a barrage of other fun activities. But for some students, graduation is just around the corner, and that equates to job hunting and the stress of the unknown. Many students hope to work at a big tech firm but are unsure which one. Here is a list of the top eight tech firms to work for after graduation and som…

    Air travel improving with in-flight technology

    International student Julia Aspelin always thinks carefully when selecting which flights she will take for her journey home to Sweden. She crosses oceans every year and has flown internationally with many major airlines, but her favorite is Delta. She says the in-flight entertainment has won her over.

    “Delta’s international flights have the best technology with nice, high-tech entertainment…

    New anonymous app aims to connect people on a deeper level

    Anonymous apps like Whisper and Yik Yak have recently taken a lot of heat over controversial issues like cyber bullying and teen suicide. But a new anonymous app called MeToo aims to allow people to connect around their deepest topics of interest.

    Experience Project is a social media site with 20 million users who anonymously share their significant life experiences and connect with oth…

  • Theater

    'Count of Monte Cristo' musical makes US premiere at BYU

    The BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts and the interdisciplinary Music Dance Theatre program will present the U.S. premiere of “The Count of Monte Cristo.” This new musical by Tony Award-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn and Tony Award-nominated lyricist and book writer Jack Murphy. The musical has previously been previewed in Switzerland and Korea.

    “This is an exciting moment for the…

    BYU dance department presents 'Christmas around the World'

    BYU’s department of dance will present “Christmas around the World — Timeless Stories” on Dec. 5 and 6.  The performance will feature the International Folk Dance Ensemble with special guest Living Legends.

    “Christmas around the World” will showcase holiday traditional dances highlighting ethnic diversity through music, dancing and singing. The performance will feature 200 dancers, singers …

    The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Millions of people across the nation will kick off the holiday season by tuning into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast on NBC on Thursday, Nov. 27, from 9:00 a.m. till noon. Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie, of the Today Show, will be anchors at the event.

    This award-winning parade is seen by more than 3.5 millio…

    BYU Theatre Department presents 'Our Town'

    Brigham Young University’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts will perform “Our Town” on Nov. 21–22 and Dec. 2–11 in the Pardoe Theatre. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m., with an additional Saturday matinee performances at 2:00 p.m.

    “Our Town” is about the citizens of a New Hampshire town featuring a large cast and small set. Thornton Wilder’s play is one of most-performed plays in the co…

    Utah Symphony performs in the BRAVO! series

    An emerging Japanese violinist, Fumiaki Miura, accompanied the Utah Symphony in a performance Nov. 20 in the BRAVO! series here on campus.  The Utah Symphony has come to BYU for an annual performance, each year with a new professional musician.

    Hillary Hahn, a world-renowned violinist who performed at BYU with the Utah Symphony a few years ago, is excited to have another professional violin…

  • Campus

    Students find chemical leak in apartment

    Four BYU students living at 9 and 9 apartments, located at 876 E. and 900 N., reported that an alarm was continually ringing on their apartment’s carbon monoxide detector.

    The roommates believe a carbon monoxide leak in their apartment could’ve been deadly. Alex Martin, a BYU student from Houston, is one of the affected roommates.

    Martin has lived at 9 & 9 Apartments since the last w…

    Year in Review: Prominent people visit BYU

    Jan. 28, 2014: Wal-Mart Senior VP Andrea Thomas

    The senior VP of marketing for Wal-Mart stores in the United States challenged listeners to make a difference in the world by enduring to the end.

    Andrea Thomas, the Jan. 28 forum speaker, gave four steps to successfully making a difference in the world: make your world bigger, don’t think or talk — act, have passion and courage and hold yo…

    Year in Review: BYU Anniversaries

    Kennedy Center 30th anniversary

    The David M. Kennedy Center celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. The center houses six international studies majors as well as more than 50 study abroad programs.

    Majors include Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, International Relations, Latin American Studies and Middle East Studies/Arabic. All six programs combined reac…

    Year in Review: BYU Rankings

    Huffington Post Stone Cold Sober for 17th consecutive year

    According to the Huffington Post, Brigham Young University was ranked the most sober school for the 17th year in a row by the Princeton Review.

    “BYU, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is pretty proud of that achievement, and they weren’t shy about it on Facebook,” according to the Post.

    BYU…

    Year in review: BYU deaths

    BYU faculty member Delynne Peay died Monday, Jan. 13, at 10:05 p.m. She was hospitalized with the flu several days earlier, according to the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications’ external relations student team.

    Peay began working in BYU’s Department of Dance in 1974 and taught folk dancing and tap. She was the longest-standing member of the dance department’s faculty when she died. …

  • Campus Events

    Freeride Academy hosts event on campus

    The Freeride Academy on campus hosted their annual event packing the Tanner Building’s auditorium to watch Teton Gravity Research’s new film, Almost Ablaze, and get their hands on some free swag.

    “The Freeride Academy is all about connecting students on campus who love skiing and snowboarding,” said co-president Rachel Olson.

    As the time grew closer, students made their way to the audito…

    Hobbit hosts Second Breakfast at The Wall

     

    Get ready for Cosmo to meet Bilbo. Middle Earth is coming to Middle Wilk Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at The Wall for The Hobbit: A Second Breakfast.

    Spring-boarding from a successful Harry Potter themed week at Halloween, organizers at The Wall hope to see a similar turn out from Tolkien fans. “We’re hoping to attract the same sort of crowd, but we recognize that the fan bases …

    University Guest House complete, welcomes visitors

    The finishing touches have just been completed for the newest building on campus.

    The new University Guest House is adjacent to the Former Presidents Home and has been under construction since December 2013. This particular building will be used to lodge university visitors hosted by university entities.

    The 5,000-square-foot University Guest House has five bedrooms — three suites and tw…

    Noteworthy to perform in the de Jong Concert Hall for the first time

    The BYU a capella group Noteworthy will have its first concert in the de Jong Concert Hall since its founding 10 years after.

    Noteworthy is a nine-part, all-female a capella group at BYU. As the newest official performing group at Brigham Young University, Noteworthy will perform for the first time in the Harris Fine Arts Center in the de Jong Concert hall on Dec. 11. The group had been aim…

    'Christmas in Nauvoo' at BYU's Education in Zion

    Eliza R. Snow and Wilford Woodruff greeted visitors to the BYU Education in Zion Exhibit for a “Christmas in Nauvoo” held Monday evening.

    These famous people from Church history were played by actors who work at the gallery in the Joseph Fielding Smith Building, but the stories they recounted, accompanied with music and hot chocolate, celebrated the Spirit of Christmas.

    “Christmas in…

  • Devotionals

    Elder Erich W. Kopischke: What do you envision in life?

    Elder Erich W. Kopischke spoke about the importance of visions at his University Devotional address on Dec. 2. He emphasized how visions and dreams determine direction, goals and priorities.

    Kopischke’s vision for his life included an enthusiastic, happy wife. He envisioned his future wife to be like his Aunt Anni, who always seemed happy and was playful with him as a child. His vision led …

    Former President of the Parliament of Rwanda speaks to BYU students

    Former president of the Parliament of Rwanda Joseph Sebarenzi spoke to BYU students on Wednesday about the genocide in Rwanda and forgiveness.

    Sebarenzi, who lost a majority of his family in the hundred-day massacre, described the genocide as a “catastrophe beyond any understanding.”

    “It happened because people fed the evil that is inside all of us,” Sabarenzi said. “Between 500,000 and …

    Mitt Romney visits alma mater, gives life counsel to students

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — During a speech focused heavily on religion, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Brigham Young University students Tuesday that being Mormon is a blessing even if it sometimes feels like a burden.

    “Some folks will think you’re not Christian, some may be insulted that you don’t drink with them, and others will think you’re trying to be better than the…

    Mitt Romney at BYU: 'Life lessons from the front'

    Click here to see a transcript of Mitt Romney’s post-Forum Q&A session.

    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney returned to his alma mater to speak about lessons learned from his presidential campaign at the BYU Forum in the Marriott Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

    Students packed the Marriott Center long before the University Forum began. The audience greeted Romney and his wife, Ann,…

    Mitt Romney responds to BYU students' questions

    The last three questions from the Q&A session answered by Romney. At minute 3:02, a student from the audience interrupts Academic Vice President Brent Webb and asks Romney his own question.

    Click here to read a summary of Mitt Romney’s University Forum address.

    BYU Academic Vice President Brent Webb asked Mitt Romney nine questions in a Q&A session following Romney’s campus-w…

  • Opinion

    Tweet beat Dec. 2

    Did your #BYU or #BYUprobs tweet make it into this week’s Tweet Beat?

    Education gratitude

    The thunderous applause Brent Webb received after joking that we’d have to cancel afternoon classes due to the length of Mitt Romney’s introduction made me wonder, in this season of Thanksgiving, are we grateful for our education? Don’t get me wrong; I too was very pleased with the prospect of going home and relaxing after the Forum. However, I also thought about the sacrifices others in developin…

    Testing Center equality

    Isn’t it the job of the Testing Center to make sure that all students are complying with the unanimously signed Honor Code? Why, then, does the Testing Center feel like they should exempt certain groups of students? If a girl can take a test while wearing leggings, then I should be able to take a test with facial hair. I recently went to take a quiz that would take no longer than 10 minutes and wa…

    Online Opinion Outpost: Dec. 2, 2014

    Obama daughters insulted
    DeWayne Wickham, USA Today
    Elizabeth Lauten’s resignation doesn’t surprise me. As a Republican Party communications specialist, she was more of a bull in a China shop than an artful word merchant. Her undoing was her clumsy attempt to strike a blow against the president through a social media attack on his teenage daughters.

    In a Thanksgiving Day Facebook posting, Lau…

    BYUSA elections

    An un-elected board controls all meaningful levers of power. In order to solidify public support for the regime, sham elections are held to elect “representatives” of the people to voice their interests and concerns. All candidates must be longtime members of the ruling party, the only official party with access to government. Post-election, the elected officials become a rubber-stamp advisory gro…

  • Eleven News

    ElevenNEWS wins award, builds professionals

    Chad Curtis knows his newsroom is intense, but he also knows the reward is worth the stress.

    Curtis is the full-time news director for BYU’s ElevenNEWS, which was awarded Mark of Excellence honors from the Society of Professional Journalists. In a national competition among university broadcast programs, the society named ElevenNEWS at Noon the Best All-Around Television Newscast.

    Producing …

    BYU takes Society of Professional Journalists awards

    The Society of Professional Journalists recognized BYU’s The Universe and ElevenNEWS in its annual Mark of Excellence competition.

    The Universe swept the in-depth reporting category for student newspapers in its size category, claimed first-place honors in breaking news reporting, general news reporting and photo illustrations and was recognized with other awards.

    BYU’s ElevenNEWS at Noon cl…

    Spring cleaning starts in Provo

    Dave Jarvis lives in Provo and has been coming to Spring cleanup here for more than 20 years. He moved to Provo from Los Alamos, NM, in 1990 and says he’s relatively active in the community.

    “It’s a community effort. The town I grew up in always had both spring and fall cleanup, and this is the same sort of concept. It’s a way for everyone to pitch in,” Jarvis said.

    But not everyone is so up…

    Switching to solids

     

    For many new mothers, knowing when to move to solid foods can be confusing. “From my oldest to my youngest now, it has kind of changed what the doctors told me. It varied between 4 to 6 months,” young mother Karin Shumway explained.

    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found more than 40 percent of mothers start to feed their baby thicker foods before fou…

    Rise in ticket prices for public transit

    Utah’s public transportation is one of the highest priced in the nation after a raise in fares this week. Eric Carlos takes the Frontrunner every day to get to work. “It’s convenient, but it’s getting competitive with gas prices,” said Carlos.

    Starting this week, Carlos will have to pay more. The base fare of a ticket for the Frontrunner is now $2.50 plus an additional 60 cents per stop. The un…

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