BYU Pre-Medical Club provides support to students through Peer Mentoring Program during medical school application season

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The BYU Pre-Medical Club, a mentorship program formed by BYU students, is providing support and guidance to pre-med students as medical school applications open next month.

Utah police officers encourage reporting threatening social media posts amid Texas school shooting

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Utah police officers and school safety officials are emphasizing the importance of monitoring and investigating social media platforms and encouraging students to report threatening posts, amid the Uvalde, Texas school shooting earlier this week.

Elder Bednar on race, women in the Church, LGBTQ issues and media depictions at the National Press Club

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Washington, D.C. — Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to the National Press Club about how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is influencing change in the world. He is the first church representative to address the National Press Club since President Gordon B. Hinckley did so in 2000.

BYU hires Kahil Fennell as new men’s basketball assistant

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BYU men's basketball has hired former Louisville assistant Kahil Fennell to its coaching staff, the school announced Thursday.

Low nursing school capacity and burnout contributing to nurse shortage in Utah

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Nurse shortages in the United States have reached “crisis level" according to a report released on May 5. This shortage coincides with peak demands for healthcare providers in the country following the COVID-19 pandemic.

BYU baseball ends season with 5-1 WCC tournament loss to LMU

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The wheels finally fell off for BYU baseball Wednesday night, losing 5-1 to LMU in the WCC tournament to bring the Cougars' season to an anticlimactic end.

Good News Thursday: All-Black climbing team makes history summiting Mount Everest’s peak, 12 tons of trash recovered from Lake Tahoe

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Good News Thursday: All-Black climbing team makes history summiting Mount Everest's peak, 12 tons of trash recovered from Lake Tahoe

Video of the Day: T-ball player dances way to plate

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https://youtu.be/AXnoym7DGZoCalifornia T-ball player Ben Sadlowski danced his way up...

Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in Texas school rampage

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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside a single classroom and “began shooting anyone that was in his way,” authorities said Wednesday in detailing the latest mass killing to rock the U.S.

Opinion: Am I really helping myself grow?

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Focusing on your strengths doesn't mean staying in your comfort zone. It means to anticipate what could be a stumbling block and to watch out for it. This way, instead of tripping all the time, you can actually enjoy the journey and learn something new.

Video of the Day: Kalani Sitake dances with fellow Dance Club dads

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https://youtu.be/V6K0qmLY55sIn a TikTok video posted by user @adykandell, Kalani...

“We’re playing for each other” — Red-hot BYU baseball storms into WCC tournament

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"We're playing for each other" — Red-hot BYU baseball...

Utah community celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders recognize and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month during the month of May. 

Highlights from BYU Colleges: New dean for Undergraduate Education, BYU researchers fight male infertility

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Highlights from BYU Colleges: New dean for Undergraduate Education, BYU researchers fight male infertility.

Chemistry professor receives award and discusses research in bacteria

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BYU chemistry professor Paul B. Savage received the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer award on May 24 before addressing students in a forum outlining his research in antibacterial activity. 

Drug trafficking in Utah, counterfeit pills on the rise

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The Utah Highway Patrol has made some major drug busts in the last few months on Utah roads, but the number of agency-reported drug violations has stayed consistent over the last five years. Fentanyl is the primary drug being used to make counterfeit pills on the market right now and its usage is increasing.

Video of the Day: Determined dog brings hula-hoop upstairs

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Watch as this creative dog finds a way to bring his hula hoop where he wants to go.

Police Beat: May 16-23

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May 19 — A bicycle was reported stolen at the Industrial Education Lab.

Liberty Square residents frustrated at continued water shut-offs, ‘unreliable management’

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Residents at Liberty Square apartment complex, owned by Redstone Residential Management, are claiming the complex has failed to provide them with water, are not communicating and caused a giant hole in the middle of their quad, among other issues.

Readers’ Forum: Successful rose smelling

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Have you ever wondered about what defines success? If success is what we are striving toward, how do we really become successful in life? As a college student, I have asked myself this. Success is a journey and a process which comes through finding lasting joy, impacting the lives around us positively and leaving the world better than we found it.

Celebration of Life in honor of ‘Berlin Candy Bomber’

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People gathered at the Spanish Fork Airport to honor the life and legacy of Gail Halvorsen, also known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber.”

Cougars in the pros: Elijah Bryant wins Euroleague championship with Anadolu Efes

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BYU alumnus Elijah Bryant added another major feat to his career resume by winning the Euroleague championship Saturday, as Bryant's Anadolu Efes squad narrowly defeated Real Madrid 58-57 for the title.

BYU alum’s movie highlights disabilities in LA film festival

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BYU alum Andrew Justvig wrote and starred in “The Anxiety of Laughing” which was recently accepted into Dances With Films, a prestigious film festival in Los Angeles. The film will premiere at the festival on June 14. 

Amber Whiting hired as new BYU women’s basketball coach

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Amber Whiting hired as new BYU women's basketball coachBYU...

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox shares progress of 500 days in office

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Gov. Spencer Cox celebrated 500 days in office with a public event discussing accomplishments throughout his governorship and how he plans to tackle Utah’s inflation, drought and education concerns.

BYU political science professor gives Ukraine nuclear crisis simulation

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A BYU political science professor gave a nuclear crisis simulation with an emphasis on the Ukraine conflict for students to practice negotiations and discussions surrounding the natures of different simulated crises.

Opinion: Lessons from losing

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Suffering through years of losing has taught me about patience. It's helped me learn how to endure through the trials of life. It's helped me bond with my dad, from whom I inherited my fandoms, as we dream of someday attending a Super Bowl parade in Washington or World Series celebration in Baltimore.

Video of the Day: Police help bear cross Utah highway

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A bear was spotted in the Pioneer Cemetery in Ephraim, Utah heading toward Highway 89. To ensure the safety of both the bear and the public, the Ephraim City Police shut down traffic and helped the bear safely cross.

Good News Thursday: Anonymous donor pays student debt for entire graduating class in Texas, scientists find breakthrough in leukemia treatment

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Good News Thursday: Anonymous donor pays student debt for entire graduating class in Texas, scientists find breakthrough in leukemia treatment

BYU baseball snaps winning streak in 12-7 loss to Utah

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BYU baseball's nine-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday night in a 12-7 loss to Utah, where the Cougar bullpen was unable to contain a red-hot Ute offense.

Highlights from BYU Colleges: New BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was useless, news anchor BYU alum dies at 80

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Highlights from BYU Colleges: New BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was useless, news anchor BYU alum dies at 80

BYU Dean of Graduate Studies discusses combining faith, scholarship

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BYU dean of graduate studies, Adam T. Woolley, addressed students on the combination of faith and scholarship and shared spiritual lessons he learned in his scientific research and life experiences.

Video of the Day: Girl wins race after losing shoe

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American professional boxer Terence Bud Crawford filmed his daughter, Talaya Crawford, losing her shoe at the start of a 200-meter dash and winning the race after putting it back on.

Provo Police honor fallen officers for National Police Week

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The Provo Police Department honored officers wounded or killed on duty with a memorial flag ceremony on Monday morning. National Police Week began on May 15, and it recognizes America's law enforcement, especially those who have lost their lives.

Softball strikes out — BYU absent from NCAA tournament for first time since 2004

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BYU's streak of 16 consecutive softball postseason appearances came to a dramatic end Sunday night, as the Cougars were denied an at-large bid for the NCAA softball tournament.

Video of the Day: Police wrestle an alligator

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An animal control unit in Charleston, South Carolina removed a six-foot alligator who was hanging out outside of Daniel Island School.

Police Beat: May 9-16

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May 9 — An iPhone was reported stolen at Wymount Terrace.

Conference Center packed for worldwide young adult devotional

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For the first time in two years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Center was filled to capacity as President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson spoke to young adults Sunday evening. 

LoveLoud Festival promotes acceptance, love for Utahn LGBTQ youth

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The LoveLoud Festival returned to the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City after a two year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Readers’ Forum: The beauty of sign language

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Sign language is convenient for general use as it makes it easy to communicate in close quarters as well as from far away. Learning sign language for convenience is just the beginning. Other than making things even easier for ourselves, we would be turning our world into a more inclusive community, opening doors for millions.

Activists rally in D.C. in support of abortion rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supporters and opponents of Roe v. Wade clashed in the U.S. Capitol at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally on Saturday, May 14.

BYU baseball blanks Pacific 5-0 for series sweep

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A five-run fourth inning was all BYU baseball needed in a 5-0 Saturday shutout victory over Pacific, completing the series sweep and notching nine consecutive wins.

BYU softball notches 17th straight win with 10-0 rout of Saint Mary’s

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BYU softball ended its regular season with a bang in a 10-0 mercy rule victory over Saint Mary's, extending the Cougars' winning streak to 17 games.

6-foot-8 forward prospect Braeden Moore commits to BYU

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Three star forward prospect Braeden Moore announced his commitment to BYU men's basketball.

BYU baseball outlasts Pacific 8-7 in 12 inning thriller

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It may have taken 12 innings and nearly five hours, but BYU baseball survived a tense marathon outing Thursday night for an 8-7 victory over Pacific.

BYU hosts first ‘Fan Fest’ in Utah since the beginning of COVID-19

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BYU sports' fans gathered in Farmington, Utah on Wednesday night for "Fan Fest" to support the Cougars and to meet the athletes they cheer on during the year.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox tests positive for COVID, ‘feels fine’

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has tested positive for COVID-19,...

BYU to put football series with Utah State on hold

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BYU has cancelled its upcoming football series with rival Utah State for the 2023-26 seasons, the athletic directors from both schools announced Thursday.

BYU Pre-Professional Advisement Center helps students apply for professional schools

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BYU's Pre-Professional Advisement Center is helping undergraduate students prepare to apply to postgraduate professional schools during the months of May and June. Professional schools include law, medical, dental and others that train students for professional careers.

Video of the Day: Man compiles neighborhood car crash footage

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https://youtu.be/Nc1q1GiIShMSeattle, Washington resident Michael Basconcillo decided he was fed...

Jackson Cluff’s journey through the minor leagues

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Former BYU baseball star Jackson Cluff continues to work his way through the Washington Nationals organization, overcoming adversity at every step.
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