Campus

Elder Gong emphasizes a lifetime of learning

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave the devotional address at BYU on Oct. 16. He encourages listeners to learn by the spirit by doing small and simple things like going to class, picking good friends and environments, and learning facts, skills and attitudes.

Sports

BYU men’s golf off to solid season start

The BYU men's golf team is off to a strong start to the season, placing in the top five as a team in each of its first three tournaments.

Cougars in the NFL: Week 6 update

The prime matchup of the week for Cougars in the NFL is likely when Fred Warner's 49ers took on Jamaal Williams and the Packers...

Metro

Church embracing diversity, but members say there’s room for progress

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving into a new era, one that embraces a more inclusive and diverse definition of what it means to be a member of the church.

Life

Puppeteer who played Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street’ retiring

WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney...

Utah hiker preserving legacy of Mt. Timpanogos pre-hiking program

It's also a place that holds personal memories for the 85-year-old American Fork resident, who spent his youth participating in the annual Mt. Timpanogos pre-hike program. The program, usually held on a Friday night in mid-August, included a performance of "The Story of Utana and Red Eagle," with a 12-foot bonfire after.

Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials.

Opinion