Tag: BYU

The Continuing Effects of the Priesthood Ban

By Mica McGriggs Mica McGriggs is a PhD candidate in counseling psychology at BYU. Her academic research is primarily in the area of multicultural sensitivity in psychology.   I don’t remember the first time I learned about the priesthood ban, but I do have several vivid memories of my encounters with the issue. At my …

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Does it Matter What We Are Called?

By Elouise Bell Scene: BYU. Time: A while back. A dozen English faculty are officed in cubicles off a central hallway. Sound carries with great clarity. A student is ending his conference with a professor. “Thank you very much, Sister Highstreet.” After his footsteps die away, the professor calls passionately to anyone within the sound …

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The BYU Meme-ery

Every college and university has its quirks and inside jokes. BYU, with its mix of super smart, Intenet-savvy students immersed in both campus and very visible LDS culture, is perhaps among the quirkiest/insideriest. It is no surprise, then, to find that one of the biggest campus hits (both in terms of phenomena and Facebook page …

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Braving the Borderlands: Strange Tales from the Borderlands

By D. Jeff Burton D. Jeff Burton is an author and a former member of the Sunstone Board of Directors. In this column, I share some unusual—and sometimes troubling—experiences and observations from four Borderlanders. I’ve changed the names of the first three. To respond, please send an email to jeff@eburton.com. I will forward your messages …

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