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  • Non-LDS students encounter new world when coming to BYU

    04/07/2010 11:56:40 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 153 replies · 1,463+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | April 6, 2010 | Jade McDowell and Danny Chandler
    Most BYU students know what it is like to be in the religious minority. They spent their high school days fielding awkward questions about polygamy and the Word of Wisdom... For a few students, the trend is reversed. According to the university Web site “Y Facts,”...439 non-LDS students enrolled at BYU during the Fall 2009 semester. The number...fluctuated between...350 to 550 throughout the decade, changing as students graduate or are baptized and as new students come in. In a student population of nearly 33,000, that’s not very many. SNIP Lee Aguirre...chose to come to BYU after getting offered a football...
  • Reid cancels speech due to threats

    04/02/2010 9:26:33 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 79 replies · 1,972+ views ^ | April 2, 2010 | Bruce Mehew
    (LAS VEGAS) – Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada canceled giving his testimony at an LDS fireside last Sunday night because of angry calls, e-mails and even threats. The Democratic Senator is a member of the LDS Church and was invited to offer remarks at an LDS fireside at the Tule Springs Stake in Las Vegas. The fireside on “Why I Believe” was canceled after the threats were made. His press secretary said there were no threats of violence initiated against Reid but he canceled because of the threats against his invitation to speak. Sen. Reid received a warm welcome at...
  • Devotional trends over the years

    03/30/2010 1:26:01 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies · 215+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | March 29, 2010 | Keri Lunt
    It wasn’t a typical Tuesday devotional. At 11:05 a.m. on September 11, 2001 — just hours after terrorists intentionally crashed planes into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon — Merrill J. Bateman, BYU’s president at the time, stood to address the student body. The title of his talk: “Hope for Peace.” “The world’s peace is on your shoulders because you have the only message that gives hope for eternal peace,” he said. SNIP Elder Bateman told BYU students they had the responsibility to lead the world to righteousness. “The world depends on you,” he said. Over the past...
  • Monckton attacks BYU on climate science

    03/24/2010 8:10:02 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 39 replies · 799+ views
    Mid Utah ^ | March 24, 2010 | Bruce Mehew
    (OREM) – A former advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says scientists and the media have falsified data and exaggerated conclusions suggesting that mankind is behind climate change. Speaking at a forum at Utah Valley University on Tuesday, Lord Christopher Monckton attacked a Brigham Young University geochemistry professor and his colleagues, who have taken state lawmakers to task for over-relying on climate skeptics, like himself, for their information. He accused the BYU scientists of being terrified of “non-political” and scientific arguments refuting mainstream climate science and said “post-normal science” is being practiced the way science was done under Hitler’s...
  • Earnest Easter: BYU stresses importance of Christian Holiday

    03/20/2010 8:01:26 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies · 279+ views
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | March 20, 2010 | Jim Dalrymple
    As major holidays go, Easter sometimes gets overlooked. Despite its significance in Christianity, many people prefer to focus on Christmas, or even New Year's Day. But this week, Brigham Young University will be helping people have a more earnest Easter. On March 27, BYU's Center for Religious Studies will host the 2010 BYU Easter Conference. The conference will...aim to emphasize the importance of the oft under-appreciated holiday to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Christians. BYU encourages the public to attend. "It is my view that we don't celebrate Easter enough in the church,"...
  • Sister missionaries and the aging single population

    02/03/2010 6:45:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 151 replies · 1,056+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Chelsea Warren
    During my Christmas break, I attended my home singles’ ward, hoping to get reacquainted with old friends. When our bishop stood up and announced that four more sisters and friends of mine had received their mission calls, I exclaimed, “Eek gads! Four more friends to write!” (Okay, maybe I didn’t say “eek gads” exactly, but it was something to that effect). I am overjoyed for these sisters, for I know they will be a force to be reckoned with in their service. But it made me think of how our society has changed over the years. More sisters are serving...
  • BYU employee pleads guilty to $200,000 theft

    01/15/2010 10:48:07 AM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies · 611+ views
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | Janice Peterson
    PROVO -- A former Brigham Young University employee pleaded guilty Thursday to theft charges for stealing computers and selling them online. Allen Scott Harris, 40, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and two counts of communications fraud, both second-degree felonies. An additional six felonies were dismissed as part of a plea deal. He faces a sentence of one to 15 years in prison for each charge when he is sentenced March 11. Judge James Taylor advised Harris of his rights and reminded him that he has the discretion on Harris's sentence and could choose to run the sentences on...
  • Unlikely group teams up on sex education

    01/14/2010 2:11:15 PM PST · by Colofornian · 5 replies · 451+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jan. 14, 2010 | Lisa Schencker
    Talk about odd bedfellows. An unlikely group of lawmakers and organizations has come together to pitch a bill this session to change sex education in Utah. It's a bill that has a Republican senator, a Democratic representative, the Planned Parenthood Action Council (PPAC) and the state PTA working together. "It's just turned into the most amazing process where people are working together on both sides of the aisle to make sure we're doing whatever we can to make sure our kids have information to keep them safe," said Melissa Bird, executive director of PPAC. Now, state law allows educators to...
  • Questions to Ask Mormons

    12/21/2009 10:59:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    1. Can you find me archeological and historical proof from non-Mormon sources that prove that the peoples and places named in the Book of Mormon are true? 2. Why does the Book of Mormon state that Jesus was born in Jerusalem (Alma 7:10) when history and the Bible state that he was born in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1)? 3. I’ve read where Joseph Smith said that he translated the golden plates (from which he got the Book of Mormon) letter-by-letter, “by the power of God” and that it was “the most correct of any book on earth." If that’s true why...
  • Top religion news, dishonors for typo, and Conan O'Brien

    12/21/2009 10:35:09 AM PST · by Colofornian · 8 replies · 574+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Dec. 19, 2009 | Joel Campbell
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Rosalynde Welch says the Conan O'Brien was both right and wrong about Mormons during the recent Mormon Song segment: "The joke is not at the Mormons' expense, really; it's making fun of the notion that 'Big Love,' 'Witness' and 'Children of the Corn' are sources of information about Mormonism... SNIP BYU's Daily Universe got the "Typo of the Year" award by Craig Silverman, writer for Huffington Post and whose blog chronicles the mistakes of the news industry. Silverman writes: "'The Daily Universe, a student paper at BYU, recalled and trashed 18,000 copies of an edition after...
  • Muslims attending BYU focus on similarities between Islam, LDS tenets

    12/21/2009 10:23:12 AM PST · by Colofornian · 76 replies · 1,530+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 20, 2009 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley
    PROVO — He's been to LDS general conference and sacrament meeting, given a family home evening lesson and shared his beliefs during fast and testimony meeting. But the one thing that still puzzles Talha Siddiqui, 19, a Muslim from Islamabad, Pakistan, is why Latter-day Saint students at Brigham Young University are so anxious to get married. "It's kind of funny how to an outsider … everyone is talking about getting married," he said. "How can you all think about the same thing? That kind of felt a little weird for me. Other than that, things have been great." SNIP "Whenever...
  • Nativity at BYU's life science museum [white rhino alert]

    12/12/2009 9:51:50 AM PST · by Colofornian · 6 replies · 522+ views
    PROVO, Utah -- The Nativity at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University includes an elephant, a white rhino and many other animals. "This Nativity is a 300-square-foot presentation that features about 30 different animal species," said Patty Jones, administrative assistant at the museum. "We started this tradition 25 years ago to simply remind our patrons that all things testify of the creator." This year's Nativity is in the center atrium of the museum. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission...
  • Rolly: An ode to Max Hall

    12/07/2009 11:30:54 AM PST · by Colofornian · 248+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Dec. 1, 2009 | Paul Rolly
    (To the tune of the Whiffenpoof song: "We are poor little lambs who have lost our way, Bah, Bah, Bah ...") My name is Max Hall and I hate you all, Waa, Waa, Waa. I'm a Cougar QB and you're mean to me, Waa, Waa, Waa. When I played a game my family came, Waa, Waa, Waa. They had to fear, someone threw a beer, Waa, Waa, Waa. It doesn't matter who it was, Waa. Waa. Waa. You're all to blame, just because, Waa, Waa, Waa. So the Ute coach's wife got hit in the face, Waa, Waa, Waa. I...
  • Agitated BYU football fans get personal

    12/03/2009 6:25:18 PM PST · by Colofornian · 22 replies · 829+ views
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | Nov. 6, 2009 | Jason Franchuk
    The love put forth by sports fans can change to hate faster than a team can score a touchdown -- or give one up. It's a conditional business, BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall acknowledges. But it might go without saying that what happened to Cougar defensive coordinator Jaime Hill over the weekend of Oct. 24 is unconditionally wrong. Hill found himself filing a police report and scrubbing eggshells and crusted yolk off his car. Yes, it happened in polite Provo. And Hill is angry. "It's actually good there was no one in the house around," Hill said. "It could...
  • Monson: Mad Max's thunder a blunder

    12/03/2009 5:20:23 PM PST · by Colofornian · 5 replies · 728+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov. 30, 2009 | Gordon Monson
    Provo » Max Hall was ticked off. No, he was pissed off. Royally (blue) pissed off. If that language offends you, just wait a paragraph or two, you haven't read anything yet, especially if you favor in any way the University of Utah. Hall had a postgame message for all of you: He "hates" you. He thinks you, your football program, your school is "classless." The senior BYU quarterback made no bones about that, and no apologies for it. After throwing the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime to beat Utah by the count of 26-23 on Saturday night at LaVell...
  • Why is Y. ignoring Hall's spew of hatred?

    12/03/2009 4:31:43 PM PST · by Colofornian · 249 replies · 2,195+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | Lee Benson
    I am not surprised that the BYU-Utah football rivalry caused BYU quarterback Max Hall to go all Three Mile Island on us last Saturday. Such a meltdown has been brewing for years. SNIP I am also not surprised that the Mountain West Conference publicly reprimanded Hall for violating its sportsmanship standards, i.e. disparaging and criticizing another school... What does surprise me is that BYU didn't do anything. No reprimand, no sanction, no comment, other than to note that Hall, on his own initiative, offered a public apology — a rather selective mea culpa, at that, in which he got specific...
  • Viewpoint: The Second Amendment--Not an argument of extremes(Barf alert)

    11/17/2009 4:11:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies · 1,302+ views
    Universe ^ | 16 November, 2009 | Lynne Gabrielsen
    More than 30,000 Americans were killed by firearms in 2006. That’s like the tragedies of Fort Hood and Columbine happening three times a day, every day, or the World Trade Center 10 times a year. It doesn’t matter who we are—Democrat, Republican, Mormon, non-Mormon, man, woman—we can all agree that the fact that more preschoolers are killed by guns than police officers are killed by gunfire in the line of duty is disturbing. Why do we put up with it? Time and again, gun lobbyists revive the tired “slippery slope” argument to oppose even common sense gun laws, such as...
  • TCU Football and the BCS: Is it fair to exclude a "weak conference"?

    11/08/2009 11:14:39 AM PST · by dangus · 39 replies · 1,506+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-8-09 | Dangus
    The likelihood of outrage seems inevitable this year in college football: The BCS controversy, which even President Obama has issued proclamations about, seems ready to explode, since six undefeated teams - two from minor conferences - survive with only three games left in the season. Two conferences, Mountain West and Western Athletic (WAC) are excluded from automatic participation in the BCS, and must compete for one of two wildcard teams, and both still have undefeated teams. But should a team which has gone undefeated and unchallenged take a slot from Alabama or Florida, which are likely to also go undefeated......
  • Participants in Black 14 incident share views

    11/06/2009 12:24:00 PM PST · by Colofornian · 17 replies · 701+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Jeremy Pelzer
    LARAMIE - Forty years ago, 14 black University of Wyoming football players were kicked off the team for wanting to wear black armbands to protest The Jesus Christ Church of Latter-day Saints' policy of not calling black men into its priesthood. But on Tuesday, members of the "Black 14," as well as others involved in the situation, returned to Laramie for a panel discussion to both remember and teach about an incident that's little known among young people and is still a sore subject among many who lived through it. On Oct. 17, 1969, on the eve of the Cowboys'...
  • BYU Football: Black 14 game lives in BYU memories

    11/05/2009 10:29:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 21 replies · 1,093+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Jeff Call
    Forty years ago, BYU and Wyoming met at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyo., for a football game that turned out to be much more than a game. It was October, 1969 -- a turbulent time in American history, with demonstrations and protests abounding around the country, sparked by the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. So when 14 black Wyoming football players decided to wear black armbands for the game against BYU -- to protest what they considered to be "racist practices" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns and operates BYU -- and...