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BYU students pose on a stage with blue umbrellas. The photo fades to a photo of a Chinese crowd in 1979.
Amid political strife both this year and four decades ago, BYU performing groups went forth to share their talents and build and strengthen friendships with the people of China. While some things were the same, there were many differences between the two visits. Read more about the history and the challenges the BYU groups overcame to build personal and cultural bridges to China.
Cosmo stands with the Cougarettes behind him posing with their arms up and feet apart on the stage during their performance at the BYU Spectacular!
They floss, they hop, they dab, and they spin. BYU’s Cougarettes and Cosmo share their stellar dance moves on the football field and on the stage at their 2019 BYU Spectacular! performance. Check out their moves as they rock out and see how many pop hits you recognize.
Members of BYU women’s soccer team celebrate on the field after their win against Boise State.
BYU women’s soccer claimed its 21st straight win with a 5–1 victory over Boise State last weekend in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. BYU, seeded No. 2, will host the second and third rounds of the tournament tonight and on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Two women's soccer seniors screen Samoan schoolchildren for rheumatic heart disease.
Did you know former Cougar athletes Marv and Lori Allen founded BYU’s Rheumatic Relief program in Samoa? And last summer women’s soccer teammates and seniors Rachel Lyman and Lizzy Braby spent two and a half weeks helping to screen more than 6,000 Samoan children for heart disease. Watch to learn more about their life-changing experience.
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Two men stand next to their bikes on a mountain top at sunset.One bike is an e-bike and the other is a regular bike.
BYU public health professors found pedal-assisted e-bikes provide just as good of a workout as regular bikes. The best part? Participants in the study said they didn’t feel that e-bikes were physically taxing despite exercising at the same level as they would have on a regular bike. Read more in Outside Magazine, Newsweek, and other news outlets.
A BYU football player runs with the ball as an Idaho State player dives in for a tackle.
After a 42–10 win over Idaho State in their final home game, BYU football announced they will be playing in the SoFi Hawai’i Bowl on December 24. Athletic director Tom Holmoe also announced head coach Kalani Sitake will be extending his leadership over the Cougar football team through 2023.
The Turkey Trot, a comic by Kery Soper tells the story of how Kerry got his gender-neutral name and how he came to hear about the 5K turkey trot.
BYU professor Kerry Soper’s gender-neutral name has generated plenty of confusion for him throughout his life. In a colorful comic, Soper shares a time when his mistaken identity won him a frozen Thanksgiving turkey.
LeGrand Richards speaks at the pulpit to a 1980 BYU devotional crowd.
As Thanksgiving approaches, there are many things to be grateful for. LeGrand Richards, in a 1980 devotional, said, “I trust . . . we will make [Thanksgiving] more than a day of recreation and pleasure by reflecting on what we owe the Lord for the blessings that are ours.” Watch or read more of his reflections on gratitude.
BYU professor Dave Wood stands in his military uniform.
Most veterans who return home from serving in the armed forces do not experience PTSD or similar conditions, says BYU social work professor and special forces officer David Wood. This new research is good news for soldiers’ mental health. Wood and two other military colleagues concluded that those returning from active duty can be optimistic about the potential for recovery, reintegration, and resilience.
Three BYU Men’s Chorus members stand looking up at the sky against a sunny, rocky backdrop.
Walking through the fall foliage of a sunlit rocky canyon, BYU Men’s Chorus delivers a powerful, reimagined arrangement of “How Great Thou Art.”
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