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Tom Holmoe is transformed into Rafiki from the Lion King. Here he holds a staff andstares down the camera.

The most-viewed Y Magazine stories from 2021 include a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the all-out effort that brings to life athletic director Tom Holmoe's Halloween costumes each year, a profile of former NASA engineer and YouTuber extraordinaire Mark Rober, and the touching story of new law student Paris Thomas. The magazine story with the most online hits in 2021? That would be the compelling 2020 blockbuster about the importance of women’s voices.

PhD student Erin Saito enters data into a computer in the lab of Professor Benjamin Bikman.

The most-read BYU News stories of the year covered internet trolling, research on social media use and suicidality, the formation of the new Office of Belonging, and a Q&A with a BYU professor addressing COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions.

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Electrical engineering professor Dan Smalley demonstrates a Star Trek battle scene using screenless display technology with lasers to trap and move an illuminated particle.

From a project using lasers to create sci-fi-worthy 3D displays to breathtaking imagery of a volcanic eruption in Iceland to BYU’s national commercial, check out this playlist of videos representing some of the best work of the campus community during the past year.

Running back Tyler Allgeier jumps up to punch the ball away from a Arizona State defender who had just intercepted a BYU pass.

With 29 wins and no losses in head-to-head team competition in November, two cross country national champs, a football win over Utah, a No. 2 pick in the NFL draft, and a historic Big XII invitation, 2021 was packed with highlights. Take a quick look back with this action-packed reel or take some time to savor the success with this BYU Sports Nation show.

LAffichomania: The Passion for French Posters. This exhibition was organized by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. EXPLORE! Brigham Young University Museum of Art
BYU ballroom dancers demonstrate a dance move on the grounds near the Bell Tower. Photo by Jaren Wilkey,

Spectacular campus vistas. Remarkable dancers and athletes. Inspiring breakthroughs in classrooms and labs. As you look through this collection of colorful 2021 images by BYU Photo, try to find a paraglider, a horse on the Salt Flats, and a student consuming a carton of Graham Canyon ice cream.

Sister Peggy Worthen speaks in the first devotional of 2022. Photo by Brooklynn Jarvis.

President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the winter 2022 semester. Sister Worthen shared a fictional tale about a man “stealing” cookies from a fellow passenger at the airport, while President Kevin J Worthen detailed the features and benefits of becoming humble like the Savior.

A wet and wintry view of the Karl G. Maeser building.

For winter semester 2022, BYU will continue its current mask requirements (in classrooms, in any indoor space when physical distancing isn’t maintained, and in other areas when directed). Additionally, new students, faculty, and staff are asked to report their COVID-19 vaccination status. The university anticipates continuing in-person instruction this semester but will closely monitor the situation and communicate changes quickly if needed.

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