Moroni Benally, Coordinator of Advocacy and Public Policy of the Restoring Ancestral Winds Incorporated, visited the Introduction to Global Women's Studies class on the first floor of the Kennedy Center. Advocating the rights of indigenous communities, he shared stories and numbers he described as being "sobering statistics."
Most BYU students have played a video game at some point in their lives. Video games can be a fun and even social activity, but some students are taking things to the next level with competitive games, sometimes called esports.
There is a growing trend within BYU's Religious Education department in which professors offer students multiple ways to earn their grades. Traditionally, teachers have their students take exams and write papers, but for religion professors like Gaye Strathearn, creative projects are becoming an alternative.
The Peery Film Festival brought 10 films to campus — the largest number of films to be screened on campus at one time throughout the festival's nine years. The films are being screened until Nov. 16.
The Presiding Bishopric has many responsibilities within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including humanitarian work, temple design and construction, financial investments, and church publications. These oversight responsibilities help individuals — and the church — prepare spiritually for the future, according to Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, who spoke Nov. 5 at the devotional in the Marriott Center.
A celebration at the Kennedy Center helped students and other spectators create ties between the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos and the Latter-day Saint faith. Students who entered the Kennedy Center lobby on Nov 1 were treated to a festive surprise. They were met with a colorful “ofrenda” display created by Rita Cortez, who works in the language flagship center at BYU.