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Cosmo sprouts animated wings, soars above the Marriott Center rim, and prepares to dunk a blue basketball.
Since 1965 BYU’s motto “Enter to learn; go forth to serve” has been posted at the entrance to campus. Check out the many endeavors students enter into at BYU in this new commercial shown on ESPN, BYUtv, and other national networks. If you look closely, you can spot a live cougar—a recurring Easter egg—in one of the scenes.
A BYU student studies as the sun comes up on campus. Photo by BYU Photo.
According to new rankings from Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and The Princeton Review, Brigham Young University ranks sixth or better overall for best value for higher education in the country. BYU joins the likes of Yale, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and Stanford in the Top 10 Best Values lists. Here are the details.
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Running back Tyler Allgeier jumps up to punch the ball away from a Arizona State defender who had just intercepted a BYU pass.
From the first BYU football win over Utah in 12 years to accepting an invitation to join the Big 12 to the women’s volleyball sweep of Utah, there has been a lot to rise and shout about so far this fall. Go behind the scenes for each game with the No. 15 BYU football team with The Cut, including videos on the Utah and Arizona State games. Also dive into insightful Deep Blueprofiles on individual players like Chaz Ah You and Payton Wilgar.
Participants in a Sept. 11 tribute at the stadium trek up and down the stairs. Both a BYU and a U.S. flag wave in the background. Photo by Jaren Wilkey.
Hours before LaVell Edwards Stadium filled with fans for the BYU-Utah game, more than 1,000 people—including first responders and members of the BYU community—gathered to pay tribute to those who died in the Sept. 11 terror attacks two decades before. In a reverent stair climb of 2,071 steps in the bleachers (the same number of stairs as in the 110-story World Trade Center), participants reflected on the sacrifices of fallen heroes.
A smiling male student is covered in light blue foam.
True. Blue. Foam! The tradition is back and as popular—and frothy—as ever. See all of the slips, slides, and smiles as students take to the hill by Helaman Halls.
A camper made out of a collage of family photos, wildlife, injuries, bandages, and vacation hazards. Illustration by Dave Plunkert.
Crashed rental boats, a cracked-open head, and a seal bite in the thigh are just a few of the vacation misadventures of BYU grad James Littlejohn’s family. Regardless of how disastrous or embarrassing accidents on vacation may be, Littlejohn has discovered a silver lining. Check out his fun essay in the summer issue of Y Magazine.
A climber extends a hand to another below him on a craggy, sunlit cliff.
“Don saved my life. . . . How do you respond to a guy like that? Give him a used climbing rope for a Christmas present? No, you remember him. You always remember him.” In this recent inspiring short video from BYU Speeches, Thomas B. Griffith shares how we can always remember Christ’s sacrifice. For more on what he calls “the very root of Christian doctrine,” read, watch, or listen to Griffith’s full 2006 address.
BYU student Chloe Burkey worked closely with the Museum of People's and Cultures to methodically detect forgeries from a collection of Mesoamerican greenstone artifacts. Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo.
Can you tell the difference between an authentic Mesoamerican artifact and a forgery? Anthropology student Chloe Burkey can. She has developed an eagle eye for the microscopic details that distinguish the authentic from the fake. Take a look.
Volunteers in red, blue, and yellow t-shirts use paintbrushes and rollers as part of a service event.
Oct. 16 is BYU Alumni’s first Day of Service, chosen to honor the founding day of BYU back in 1875. Check out the website to find service projects hosted all around the country by your BYU Alumni chapters. Then join in this new effort to “Go forth to serve.”
A space capsule-shaped 5-ton elephant toothpaste flask launches green goo skyward. A white pickup and a tiny human are pictured for scale.
Mark Rober just can’t help himself. When his vision of a world-record elephant-toothpaste eruption went unrealized, he worked relentlessly to over-engineer his next attempt. See the results of this year’s build. Then learn more about the BYU grad and master YouTuber in this recent Y Magazine cover story and see a recap of Rober’s previous five toughest feats of engineering.
We invite you to join the BYU Knight Society. Jim and Sady Cook, Chairs Lodi, California. Follow link for details.
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