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A hand-powered water drill aka The Village Drill

More than five years after BYU students and introduced the human-powered Village Drill to the world, it's now in 23 countries and has produced more than 1,100 water wells. Learn about the inspired design of this mechanical engineering capstone project and the inspiring results it has delivered—in one case, to the Congo by canoe.

Designed quote saying Fear Not.

"You are more capable, more talented, and more faith filled than you realize. More important, you are more loved by God than you realize," said President Kevin J Worthen at the first fall devotional. And Sister Peggy S. Worthen encouraged students to not give up when classes are difficult, saying that gaining an education is worth the sacrifice. Watch the highlights or access the full speeches.

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A golden sunset lights BYU campus

BYU ranks no. 11 for "Great Schools, Great Prices" and received its highest overall mark to date in the annual U.S. News rankings. Also, the Deseret News reports that BYU alums get more green after graduation.

1500-year-old mosaic of a builder
A BYU professor and students excavating an ancient synagogue helped make what Forbes magazine calls "one of the most exciting archaeological finds" of 2017. The team recently uncovered 1,500-year-old mosaics depicting Jonah and the whale, the sun god Helios encircled by zodiac signs, and workers constructing a large Babel-like tower.
Pianist performs at a BYU devotional
Take a musical break. Along with weekly words of wisdom, Tuesday-morning devotionals offer renditions of sacred music, like this arrangement of "Master, the Tempest Is Raging" by BYU student Christopher Madsen.
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Stacey Harker and winners of a chocoloate milk contest

Five golden tickets, five lucky winners of a year's supply of chocolate milk, and a "BYU Chocolate Factory" tour with Studio C's Stacey Harkey—here's the full recap of the Stone Cold Sober celebrations, including a heart-warming story of kindness.

Alum Hayley Smith talks to a young refugee
BYU alum Hayley Smith overcame an eating disorder by immersing herself in Arabic. Now, through her NGO Lifting Hands International, she mobilizes thousands to help refugees facing an uncertain future.
Colorfully blue BYU Magazine cover
The summer issue of BYU Magazine had a twist: the cover was a coloring page. And readers were invited to submit their best work for recognition and the possibility of cookies. Check out dozens of takes on this campus collage.
Can of Coca-Cola
Yesterday, BYU Dining Services began offering caffeinated soft drinks on BYU’s campus. Scroll down BYU Magazine's Facebook page for hilarious gif reactions. Also, go see BYU's Twitter feed, where more responses appeared, including the imaginary blue can above.
BYU Chamber Orchestra performs in the Philippines
Go behind the scenes with BYU Chamber Orchestra as they perform with Broadway star Lea Salonga in her native Philippines. The students performed in 11 concerts, provided humanitarian service, and built bridges of faith and understanding. Watch Passion, Talent, and Grit on BYUtv, Sept. 30 at noon (after the Saturday morning session of general conference). For now, check out a photo essay of the trip.
BYU Spectacular! with Kristin Chenoweth
BYU Spectacular! with Kristin Chenoweth
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