Politics & Society

Alexa Canady—First African American Woman Neurosurgeon

Alexa Canady—First African American Woman Neurosurgeon

In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to do an article about an important African American figure in history from the realm of families, whether it be science, education, research, etc. I found a woman whose biography touched me, and she has touched the […]

Faith Counts: New study looks at religion by the numbers

Faith Counts: New study looks at religion by the numbers

A recent study quantified the economic impact of religious institutions and religion-related businesses throughout the U.S. The study, entitled “The Socio-economic Contribution of Religion to American Society: An Empirical Analysis,” is the first of its kind and was conducted by Brian Grim of Georgetown University and […]

Sister, Sister

Sister, Sister

Alright… Thus far in our voyage through the waters of society and the family, we have looked at the family’s role as a whole: the reasons, both small and large, that society is essential for the benefit of society. Of course, there are numberless reasons […]

To Save or Not to Save

To Save or Not to Save

Early on last Fall semester, my roommate asked me a question: “Does your family save cottage cheese containers?” “Uh, what do you mean?” I asked. “You know, did your mom ever save cottage cheese or sour cream containers to use as Tupperware?” “Yeah.” “Oh. My […]

The Role of the Family in Society: Safeguarding Nations and Cultures

The Role of the Family in Society: Safeguarding Nations and Cultures

I grew up just a few houses down from our town cemetery. Both my great-grandparents are buried there, plus a few other relatives. My grandfather is in the American Legion. For the past eight or so years, he has organized the Memorial Day program in […]

The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals

When I was in third grade, I started playing Jr. Jazz. I was pretty excited—I’d get a cool jersey (that fit like a dress), a trophy for participation (gold!), and treats after every game. Those were the things that initially motivated me to play. As […]

Dives and Dads

Dives and Dads

  Last January, I was playing volleyball in the Richards Building. I leaped to block a player with a particularly pernicious swing, but as I came down (with not even a touch of the ball, darn it!), I landed, not on the hard wooden court, […]

No One Is Alone: The Implications of Non-biological Family in “Into the Woods”

No One Is Alone: The Implications of Non-biological Family in “Into the Woods”

*This article contains spoilers for the musical “Into the Woods.” Since I’ve joined the Stance crew, I’ve become hyperaware of family relationships in everything I read and watch. So it’s no surprise that I had family on the brain when I watched the movie version […]

Emma Smith: How Much Could One Heart Take?

Emma Smith: How Much Could One Heart Take?

Emma Smith is a source of contestation and conflicting viewpoints for many within the LDS community. A popular song (at least amongst missionaries I served with) about Emma Smith has the refrain “How much could one heart take?” as it’s main theme. The popularity of […]

Moroccan, Islamic Women and Latter-day Saints

Moroccan, Islamic Women and Latter-day Saints

When I first read the title “Moroccan Women’s Integration of Family and Religion,” I was at once piqued. I am always eager to learn new insights into other cultures and religions, and Donna Lee Bowen gives an insightful account of her findings from the women’s […]