Marcó Gavilanes uses his lower leg prosthetic to play hopscotch in the courtyard of his Ibarra, Ecuador home.

Making Strides

This Y Magazine cover story highlights the work of innovative BYU student engineers who have literally given Ecuadorian amputees a new leg to stand on. By designing new processes to produce consumable prosthetic components, they’ve reduced the cost of liners and foot shells by more than 80 percent. Read the article, listen to this podcast episode, or watch an all-new video about their inspiring trip to Ecuador, where they tested processes and fit patients with parts, receiving rave reviews along the way.

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President Ballard at BYU

President M. Russell Ballard spoke at BYU more than 20 times over his years of Church service, answering questions in a loving, grandfatherly way and inviting all to become the strong, faithful leaders that the Church and the world need. With his recent passing, BYU Speeches shared both his testimony and one of his most fervent invitations.

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BYUtv’s programming—drama, sketch comedy, reality shows, sports, and religious discussions—is intended to uplift people of all beliefs and share BYU values with the world as only entertainment can. Learn about BYUtv’s amazing growth and which shows have recently received Children’s and Family Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

BYU student translator Sarah Davila stands in front of a wave projected on a screen

Light Through Language

Until recently the speeches given at Tuesday devotionals and forums had been available only in English. But thanks to Sarah Davila’s language skills, and those of other talented student translators, BYU speeches are now appearing in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Japanese.

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Can PTSD Be Prevented?

When people experience trauma, medication can help prevent or reduce post-traumatic stress disorder, softening overly strong memories that cause debilitating flashbacks and nightmares. For those at high risk for PTSD (such as military personnel or first responders), BYU researchers may have found a way to treat PTSD before traumatic events even occur.

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Tailgates, Toys, and Texas

Before the football game with the University of Texas, BYU alumni and fans in Austin partnered with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office to collect children’s toys for the holidays. Attendees donated hundreds of toys and money to the holiday gift drive, which benefits Austin-area families in need. Watch this local news report as well as a post by a social-media influencer who joined in the tailgate service project.

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Acclaimed fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson (left) has shared his publishing knowledge with up-and-coming authors, including Charlie Holmberg and Brian McClellan

A Fantastic Mentor

One of fantasy fiction’s most prodigious writers, Brandon Sanderson teaches a popular BYU course and has mentored generations of professional authors. Learn why aspiring writers flock to his class.

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Take a Tour of the New Music Building

Join Mark Ammons, assistant director of the BYU School of Music, for a personal tour of the sounds and spaces of the new Music Building. Watch this overview or explore individual rooms by clicking your mouse, moving your phone, or using VR goggles.

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When the Game Isn’t Fair

Former head football coach LaVell Edwards shares a story about the resiliency of Sean Covey after the quarterback lost his starting status due to an injury. Watch this new inspiring short video to discover how persevering through unfairness can help us find grace in the game of life.

BYU Vocal Point singers, arms outstretched to the sky, perform on red rocks

Grateful Praises

“So I throw up my hands and praise you again and again. ’Cause all that I have is a hallelujah.” Enjoy BYU Vocal Point’s stirring cover of “Gratitude.”

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