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As Australia legalizes same-sex marriage, apostle speaks about citizenship rights

Australia has voted to make same-sex marriage legal. Just hours before the tally, an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks on LGBTQ rights. Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke at yesterday’s BYU devotional. While he didn’t speak specifically about the vote in Australia, he...
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No Bowl Game for BYU

Tanner Mangum is out for the rest of the season after tearing his ACL during the Fresno State game….another statistic of the injury plagued team. However, Beau Hoge is back on the field after recovering from his injury, giving it another go as the starting quarterback…if he’s healthy. Hoge took over for Tanner in the 4th...
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BYU graduate clothes Pixar's Day of the Dead skeletons

For the last two and a half years, BYU graduate Emron Grover has created clothing for… skeletons. He leads a team of “digital tailors.” Grover’s job is to clothe fake Pixar people. His latest animated movie is Coco, a tale weaved around a Mexican holiday called Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead....
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BYU researchers release new marijuana study

The Journal of Neuroscience recently published BYU research providing evidence that marijuana can change the brain while young adults are developing. According to BYU researcher Teresa Nufer, cravings, withdrawals and pathological drug seeking behavior are just a few tolls that drugs can have on a body. “We did this study in young mice, so there...
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Utah's Third District Congressional Debate comes to BYU

The final debate for Utah’s vacant congressional seat came to Brigham Young University. The three leading candidates faced off: Provo Mayor John Curtis (R), Dr. Kathie Allen (D), and Jim Bennett (United Utah).  The questions, submitted by college students, covered big issues such as gun laws, North Korea and tax reform. “If you send a...
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BYU professor leads campus foraging tour

Tom Smith is a professor on the Wildlife and Wildlands faculty at Brigham Young University. On Oct. 7, he led a tour around campus to show participants that food is all around them – in the form of walnuts, rose hips, prickly pears and even a few unknowns. The main reason Smith shows these plants to...
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Students dive into homecoming at True Blue Foam Festival

BYU students dove headfirst into homecoming on Oct. 4 with the True Blue Foam Festival. The tradition began just a few years ago, but hundreds gather at Helaman Fields every year to show their school spirit. Students arrived for an event wristband, with early birds receiving prizes. Then they lined up to slide down the...
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Cavitation experiment could have football implications

College football is in full swing, and that means injuries are, too. But a new experiment connecting fluid dynamics to brain trauma could be a game-changer. BYU running back Riley Burt knows the impact of a concussion firsthand. “My head hit the ground and that’s what caused it.” Burt said. “And I came up and I...
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Flexible glass chip set to streamline medical devices

PROVO, Utah – Breakthrough research being done by a team of Brigham Young University electrical engineers could result in a chip with the potential to replace an entire medical diagnostic laboratory. Dr. Aaron Hawkins’ research team has found a way to make glass bend enough to transport very small amounts of liquid. The chip would...
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BYU creates new registration tool for students

PROVO, Utah  – Brigham Young University students have a tradition of staying up until midnight to register for classes. However, the university has released a new system that’s changing that: the registration cart. Matthew Millar, the registrar office student supervisor, compared it to “a shopping list on Amazon.” Here’s how the cart works: students choose all...
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