Politics & Society

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 […]

Interstellar Movie Review

Interstellar Movie Review

Introduction Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s newest film starring Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine, is a film fundamentally about family. Sure, it’s a sprawling science-fiction epic about the survival of humanity that transcends space and time, but at its core, Interstellar is about […]

Polygamy: What is Family?

Polygamy: What is Family?

Polygamy & The Church Recently on the Church’s website, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an article, providing updated information regarding polygamy and the practice of it throughout early Church history. Polygamy is a radically different understanding of the family than frequently […]

Sign the Petition: Represent Women on BYU Campus

Sign the Petition: Represent Women on BYU Campus

Sign the petition. Join the cause. Represent Women on BYU Campus! To sign the petition, go to this link below: https://www.change.org/p/kevin-j-worthen-give-the-lsb-a-proper-name?recruiter=2505350&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition Why should you sign? This cause is the result of two intersecting realities. The time has come for a prominent campus building to be named […]

Mormons + Equal Marriage: Right and Left Perspectives

Mormons + Equal Marriage: Right and Left Perspectives

Introduction Last week, the Supreme Court decided to not make a decision. Essentially, the Supreme Court lets state rulings allowing same-sex marriage to stand. Therefore, this decision strikes down bans of same-sex marriage in other states. (Read more here.) Robert Barns explains, “The decision is likely to expand […]

General Conference: #PreparetoShare

General Conference: #PreparetoShare

As LDS General Conference approaches, I find myself sniffing around for cinnamon rolls and setting out my favorite pair of pajamas. However, this weekend means a lot more than sleeping in and overeating. We have been told by authorities in the Church that if we […]

It’s all Greek to me: Dating a Foreigner

It’s all Greek to me: Dating a Foreigner

Whether you’ve just begun a steady relationship or you’ve been married for a while, being in a relationship with a person from a different country can be a journey. When I started dating my Canadian husband you can bet your bottom “loonie”* that we learned […]

BYUSA Elections

BYUSA Elections

by Danielle Cronquist If you are a student at BYU then you may have noticed from all the Facebook updates and the posters around campus that BYUSA election season is upon us. Maybe this doesn’t seem important to you, but it is. BYUSA does a […]

Internet-use Disorder: Compulsive Addiction or Society’s New Direction?

Internet-use Disorder: Compulsive Addiction or Society’s New Direction?

by Mandy Teerlink Psychologists are now categorizing addictions to internet gaming and gambling as a psychological disorder. They are focusing most of their research on the rising generation, as they are more prone to this kind of disorder which can be detrimental to health. However, […]