Articles by Jaran Metcalf

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Reasons Behind the Bike Rules

REXBURG, ID– While BYU-Idaho administrators are encouraging students to ride their bikes to school, they also encourage students to know and follow the bike rules to maintain harmony on the sidewalks.  The bike rules state that students riding on the sidewalks should ride at walking speed or at 5 mph.  Students can receive a $10…


Societies offer diverse experiences

  During winter semester, 91 student academic societies were registered at BYU-Idaho. Societies at BYU-I include the German Society, the Jazz Society, the Philosophical Society and the newly formed Songwriting Society. Guy Hollingsworth, associate academic vice president of Student Connections, is the director of societies at BYU-I. Hollingsworth said societies help complete experiential learning along…


Outlet shares BYU-I students’ creativity

BYU-Idaho has its very own art and literature publication called Outlet. The Art Department and the English Academic Society team each year to create the literary journal. Students of photography, graphic design, drawing, painting, pottery and poetry, work together to create the publication. Outlet assists students in an educational and creative exploration of art in…


Technology advances family history

The Family History Center at BYU-Idaho and advancements in technology provide resources and tools to make family history research more available to students. This year, a free new app called “FamilySearch Idexing” can be obtained from the iOS App Store and Android Market that helps make indexing faster and easier. According to, the FamilySearch…


Student Living in place to teach students

The Student Living Guidebook states that Student Living represents an official model of governance within BYU-Idaho approved student housing. According to the University website, “Student Living is all about living the gospel and helping one another live it too.” Kriss Jacobson, Student Living Manager, said the Student Living model not only helps students know what Zion…


President Clark shares goals for 2012

In his inaugural speech, Kim B. Clark, the president of BYU-Idaho, said there were three great things the Lord would have us do. Substantially improve the quality of every aspect of the student’s experience, serve more students and lower the relative cost of education. In an interview on Feb. 14, President Clark said the university…

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