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2023 Review: Top Reads

Recipes shared by BYU alumni topped the list of most-viewed Y Magazine stories this year. From salted brown butter cookies to a savory ham and swiss croissant bake to lemon blueberry muffins, it seems everyone loves trying a new recipe. Readers also enjoyed a spiritual feast: “A Prophetic Promise Fulfilled,” by Kevin J Worthen, “Designed for Covenant Relationships” by Jenet Jacob Erickson, “Flashes of Light” by Steven J. Lund, and “Christ’s Light Burden” by W. Justin Dyer.

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2023 Review: BYU Music Hits

For President C. Shane Reese’s inauguration, BYU’s combined choirs and Philharmonic orchestra put together a music program in just a couple of weeks. Their powerful performance of “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” has garnered 1.5 million video views and tops this playlist of inspiring music from 2023.

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2023 Review: Podcast Episodes

In the inaugural year of the Y Magazine podcast, the most popular episode was an audio tour of BYU’s new music building, followed by an interview with President Reese. Other top episodes include a primer on happiness, a rundown on living life essentially with alum author Greg McKeown, and an episode on wellness. Check out all 18 episodes—including the latest, “10 Tips from BYU Religion Professors to Deepen Your Book of Mormon Study”—and make sure to subscribe (Apple PodcastsSpotifyYouTube).

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2023 Review: BYU News Top 10

BYU made history last year, from ranking as one of the top universities in the nation and inaugurating new president C. Shane Reese to making groundbreaking innovations: the “Triple-Dome Home” featured in the Parade of Homes, the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicle, and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Check out the list of top BYU news stories of 2023.

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2023 Review: BYU Videos

BYU students and faculty both shared and gathered light across the globe this past year through humanitarian projects that impacted families worldwide, in a creative collaboration with YouTube sensation Mark Rober, on an archaeological dig in Mexico, and while conducting coral reef research in Molokai, Hawaii. Watch some of the BYU video highlights of 2023.

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2023 Review: Best of BYU Photo

BYU’s award-winning full-time and student photographers share their favorite images from last year. Enjoy this photo gallery captured on the Provo campus and around the world.

2023 Review: Perennial Favorites

What piqued the interest of BYU alumni in 2023? They followed Cosmo's move into the Big 12 offices, outrageous antics, and daring stunts; the Cougarettes' national hip-hop victories; Kenneth Rooks’s athletic triumph after a stumble; the HFAC's deconstruction; Cenote's Student Emmy for animation; and performances by BYU music groups Noteworthy and Vocal Point.