Byline: Carley Porter
Utah County opened it’s first ever all-abilities playground Oct. 2016 in Orem. Six months later, the park has exceeded the expectations of those who helped create it.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ agreement to look for alternative routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline was a historically unprecedented victory for Native Americans.
Sixty-five percent of BYU students served missions as of fall 2016, and nearly 30 percent of the active LDS missions in the world are in the United States. However, the perceived mission enthusiasm around the BYU campus and within the LDS community seems to lessen when it comes to stateside missions.
Tears spring from 61-year-old Mike Archer’s eyes as he talks about the hardships he has faced. Mike is homeless and doesn’t know how he will survive the winter with just his tent and sleeping bag.
More than 1,000 people filed into the grand ballroom at the Utah Valley Convention Center to honor late BYU football head coach LaVell Edwards. Edwards passed away on Dec. 29, 2016 at the age of 86.