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New BYU Law student Paris Thomas stands on a deck with a red brick building and green trees in the background. Overlaid text reads He Shall Overcome
Not homelessness, not gangs, not childhood trauma—nothing could hold back new BYU Law student Paris Thomas. “I felt the only difference between me and a lot of those other people was exposure and just having good people that invested time in me,” he says. Read how Thomas found a path from poverty in Tuskegee, Alabama, to an education in Provo—and watch the exclusive video—by visiting the newly redesigned Y Magazine website.
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“Being 100 percent responsible is accepting yourself as the person in control of your life,” said Elder Lynn G. Robbins in his memorable 2017 BYU devotional address. Watch this new inspiring short video for an example of how this principle played out in the real world. The full video and text can be found at BYU Speeches.
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Another important step in the fight against cancer has been taken thanks in part to research from BYU scientists. Learn about the discovery of a new cancer-driving mechanism and how researchers are developing drugs to target and treat it.
An aerial shot of the block Y showing fall colors, south Provo and Utah Valley mountains.
The tradition of students and alums—and President Kevin J Worthen and Cosmo—all hiking together to the giant cap letter on Y Mountain began anew during Homecoming 2021. See the spirited effort, the countdown to light-up, and the amazing view from 6,221 feet. Want some Y stats and history? Here you go.
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BYU women's volleyball players huddle together during a match.
If you’re looking for something cool to do this Friday at 7 p.m., here’s a suggestion: the No. 8 BYU women’s volleyball team (18-1, 8-0 WCC)—on an 11-match winning streakreturns home to host No. 21 San Diego (14-3, 8-0 WCC). Head over to the Smith Fieldhouse or watch the action on BYUtv.
Livecam view of the BYU Music Building construction progress.
Take a live look at the Music Building construction from four different angles, watch a time-lapse video, or flip through a photo gallery. Construction began June 15, 2020, and the building has a planned completion date of winter 2023.
Doctor Adam J. Schow singing to a patient.
How do you put anxious young patients at ease? If you are BYU grad and pediatric anesthesiologist Adam Schow, you just sing a silly song or two. While “it’s definitely not a professional performance,” admits Schow, that doesn’t bother the kids under his care. Read why Schow is determined “to make the experience as pleasant as possible for the child.”
BYU football players gang tackle an opposing running back.
BYU is one of four universities partnering on a new $4 million NFL grant to study the prevention and treatment of hamstring injuries among pro football players. While BYU is the only partner without a medical school, its MRI facility and its researchers’ extensive research experience with musculoskeletal imaging helped it secure a spot in the study.
BYU Noteworthy perform on a stage with the Cougarettes.
Released minutes ago, here is the brand-new music video from BYU Noteworthy. Enjoy the anthem “Salute,” with high-energy vocals by BYU’s premiere female a cappella group and acrobatic dance moves by the BYU Cougarettes.
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