Police Beat: Nov. 22-29

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Nov. 21 — A brick was thrown through a glass door at 100 West and 1020 North Street.

From filmmaker to rockstar: A former BYU film student’s journey in Cambodia

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It was the Summer of 2009 when Andrew Todd Smith stood alongside his peers on the stage of Cambodian Television News with a trumpet in hand.

Video of the Day: Small plane with two passengers crashes into power lines

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A small plane with two passengers crashed into live power lines in Montgomery County, Maryland on Nov. 27. The plane was suspended about 100 feet in the air and for around seven hours while fire departments and authorities worked to get the plane unstuck.Over 120,000 people were left without power following the crash. The two passengers were rescued with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries as well as hypothermia that had set in while waiting to be rescued.

China’s Xi faces threat from public anger over ‘zero COVID’

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SHANGHAI (AP) — Barely a month after granting himself new powers as China’s potential leader for life, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger of the kind not seen for decades, sparked by his “zero COVID” strategy that will soon enter its fourth year.

English Reading Series provides students with connections, creative perspective

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Each Friday at noon during the semester, the BYU English Reading Series gives students interested in writing a unique place to connect with successful authors and learn how they can succeed with their own writing.

Heritage Halls resident assistants discuss the behind-the-scenes aspect of the job

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Students who live in on-campus housing may be unaware of how many duties a resident assistant has.

BYU Geological Sciences chair discusses life of dinosaur studies, fossil-finding

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Professor, paleontologist and former museum curator Brooks Britt is teaching students and helping them find their paleontology passions.

Former BYU ROTC Cadet finds new direction after medical disqualification

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A former BYU ROTC Cadet searches for a new direction after being medically disqualification from the Air Force for having eczema.

Ilaisa Tuiaki steps down as BYU’s defensive coordinator after seven seasons

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Ilaisa Tuiaki shared an Instagram post Sunday night announcing his departure from BYU, ending his seven-year tenure on Kalani Sitake's staff.

Big time rush: Run game pushes BYU past Stanford 35-26 in regular season finale

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BYU's rushing attack couldn't be stopped Saturday against Stanford, as the Cougars tallied a season-high 358 yards on the ground in a convincing 35-26 win over the Cardinal

Tight game for BYU women’s basketball ends in an agonizing 61-56 loss to Ball State

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Tight game for BYU women’s basketball ends in an...

Stanford band stages controversial halftime skit during football game against BYU

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A halftime performance during BYU football's visit to Stanford Saturday night is causing a stir on social media for its content lampooning Latter-day Saint beliefs.

Bedlam in the Bahamas: BYU stuns Dayton in overtime for 79-75 comeback win

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BYU men's basketball stormed back from a 23-point deficit to outlast Dayton in a thrilling 79-75 overtime win Friday in the Bahamas.

Video of the Day: Mother Chimpanzee reunites with baby two days after birth

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After two days apart from her newborn, an endangered chimpanzee was reunited with her newborn baby in Sedgwick County, Kansas on Nov. 18. The mother chimp gave birth via C-section. The baby was not getting enough oxygen on his own at birth and had to stay in the hospital for extra treatment and care.After two days, the baby chimp could breathe on his own and was ready to be reunited with his mother.

Eye on the Y: BYU Vocal Point album hits Billboard Top Charts, Life Science students display research posters at CURA Poster Presentation

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BYU Vocal Point’s “Magic: Disney Through Time” reached third on BillBoard’s Classical Crossover Chart. The album features 11 Disney songs from all decades of Disney movies and features performances from various singers and groups.Vocal Point gained popularity earlier this year with their release of the “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” cover. The video featured Adassa and One Voice Children’s Choir. The video surpassed 16 million views with multiple views coming from outside of the United States.

BYU women’s basketball surges past Carroll in 71-47 win

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BYU women’s basketball surges past Carroll in 71-47 winThe...

Recent college campus violence incites concern, leaders encourage vigilance

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The stabbings of four University of Idaho students, a shooting at University of Virginia, a suspected bomb threat at The University of Utah hospital and the most recent shooting at Axis Luxury Student Living in Orem have generated questions about the safety of college campuses.

What do BYU fans think about Zach Wilson’s latest drama?

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Zach Wilson has shown a knack for generating headlines since being drafted second overall by the New York Jets. Unfortunately for Wilson, those headlines are often more upsetting than encouraging.

Track and field athlete Corey Johnson sets his eyes on the football field

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Corey Johnson is determined to translate his track experience directly into touchdowns for the BYU football team.

BYU men’s cross country team takes third at NCAA National Championship

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BYU men’s cross country team takes third at NCAA...

BYU swim team places second at Mizzou Invite

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BYU swim team places second at Mizzou InviteAt the...

Orem city celebrates annual ‘Lights On’ event

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Christmas lights illuminated the trees outside Orem city center as hundreds of families and children attended the annual "Lights On" event.

BYU English faculty member emphasizes importance of creativity

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Shelli Spotts, adjunct faculty member in the BYU English Department, says creativity is important for everyone to learn.

Newlyweds discuss navigating whose family to join for the holidays

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Married students Lydia Gardner, JT Gardner and Harrison Morford said they face many challenges in navigating which side of the family to visit each year for Thanksgiving.

Utah medical cannabis users report benefits from usage despite high costs

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Utah cannabis users report that medical cannabis prices are higher in Utah than in surrounding states, but it appears a small price to pay for the benefits reported by users.

BYU ballroom dancer collects donated, used dance gear for other dancers

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BYU ballroom dancer, Logan Barnes, collected donated dance gear to make it available to other dancers at an affordable price.

BYU startup partners with flower growers to remove plastic from the ocean

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Plastic recycling startup Repurpose Recycling has announced a collaboration with the Del Alma Group in their largest partnership to date.

Video of the Day: Southwest Airline employees retrieve customer’s phone

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Southwest Airline employees retrieved a customer's phone from the runway after leaving the gate at Long Beach Airport on Nov. 13. The flight was already boarded and pushed back from the gate when a airport gate employees realized a phone was left in the gate area. Gate area employees notified the pilot who suggested the ramp agents jump the phone up to reach the cockpit. Employees at Southwest and the airport did not hesitate to get the phone back to the customer.

Police Beat: Nov. 10-22

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Nov. 14 — An Apple Watch was reported stolen at the BYU Bookstore.

Utah reacts to Colorado gay nightclub shooting that kills 5, injures 25

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Five people were killed and eighteen injured at Club Q, a gay nightclub,in Colorado on Saturday night.

Video of the Day: Cosmo dances the last dance of the football season

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Cosmo the Cougar performed the last dance of the BYU football season with the Cougarettes on Nov. 19 in LaVell Edwards Stadium. The performance took place at the beginning of the second quarter of the BYU vs Utah Tech University.The Cougarettes perform at every BYU football game. The game against Utah Tech University was the last home game for the BYU football team. The cougars won 52-26.

All hands on deck for BYU men’s basketball in 87-73 win over Nicholls State

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BYU displayed its most impressive, fluid offensive performance of the young season in a 87-73 win Saturday over Nicholls State.

BYU men’s soccer captures third straight national championship

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BYU men's soccer continued its run of dominance Saturday in a 2-1 win over Minnesota to clinch the program's third consecutive NIRSA Collegiate Club national championship.

BYU football clinches bowl eligibility with 52-26 win over Utah Tech

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BYU football earned its sixth win of the 2022 campaign Saturday afternoon in a 52-26 victory over Utah Tech, guaranteeing the Cougars a spot in December's bowl slate for the 40th time in program history.

Calm and collected wins the race for BYU men’s cross country

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Calm and collected wins the race for BYU men's...

‘Lighting of Riverwoods’ brightens holidays with more than 1 million lights

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The Shops at Riverwoods hosted their 24th annual Lighting of Riverwoods the evening of Nov. 18 to kick off the holiday season. The crowd counted down to illuminate the 1.5 million lights strung around the venue.

‘The Chosen’ season 3 premieres in Utah theaters

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The historical drama series The Chosen completed filming its third season in September 2022 and released the two first episodes on Utah theaters on Friday.

BYU writing tutor creates brave space, uplifts voices

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Luka Romney, a writing tutor at the Research and Writing Center, uses his skills as a writer and tutor to uplift diverse voices.

BYU astronomy professor discusses the development of space tech after NASA released James Webb Space Telescope images

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The new James Webb Space Telescope's image of the Pillars of Creation, released July 11, sparked new interest in the development of space technology from the public.

The Black 14: Healing Hearts and Feeding Souls; Extended version including BYU campus visit

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Following the production of The Black 14 documentary, two Black 14 members visited BYU campus. While in Provo, they spoke to students, watched the premiere of the documentary, and were honored at the BYU Wyoming football game.

Elder Holland speaks to students in first ‘Leading by Faith’ conference

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to BYU students, faculty and visitors in the Joseph Smith Building on Nov. 18.

BYU Museum of Art unveils new Maynard Dixon exhibit

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More than 70 masterpiece paintings by western painter Maynard Dixon are on display in a new retrospective exhibition opening at the BYU Museum of Art.

Eye on the Y: BYU makeup department, Emergency Medical Services partner together for mass casualty simulation, DancEnsemble showcases the work of student choreographers

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Many volunteers gathered together on Nov. 12 to decorate students in tear stains, red eyes, third degree burns, compound fractures, and other injuries. The student volunteers participated in BYU’s mock mass casualty simulation.The collaboration between BYU EMS, the college of nursing, the campus police department, and the Theatre and Media Arts department gives an opportunity for students to prepare for any potential disaster on campus.

Video of the Day: Millions of red crabs cross the road

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Millions of red crabs cross the roads of Christmas Island, Australia on Nov. 11. Red crabs migrate down from the Island's forest plateau to the sea every year in order to mate and spawn.Experts say the red crab population on the island has double in the last five years.

Lacrosse: Adding meaning to Thanksgiving, Native American Heritage Month

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As Native American Heritage is celebrated throughout November, the oldest American team sport of lacrosse encompasses the impact of Native American culture in the past and present.

BYU track star Meghan Hunter offers advice on overcoming challenges

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Meghan Hunter has never stopped chasing her passion for running, even when a devastating neck injury in 2020 paused her career.

Utah ranks second best state for teachers

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BYU students and alumni from the McKay School of Education reflect on their experiences after Utah ranked second best in the nation for states to teach in, according to Wallethub. 

BYU students discuss the effects of FOMO

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According to college students, FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is not only prevalent, but is also affecting their day to day life.

How students can prepare for the workforce while they are at BYU

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BYU Career Services and former graduates gave advice on how to prepare for the workforce after graduation.
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