Articles by Keslee Kerby

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Student trapped in apartment during flood

Six apartments in Baronnessa flooded July 15. Lizzie Colvin, a resident of one of the first level apartments in the 400 building and a sophomore studying preschool education, was trapped in her apartment during the flash floods. Colvin said she was sitting in her living room when water started leaking through the closed front door….

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Don’t jump in, build a solid foundation

Breaking and getting back together is taboo. People are afraid that if the relationship didn’t work the first time, it won’t work a second time. This can be true, but it is not always the case. I know of a few relationships that involved the cole dating, breaking , dating again and then getting married….

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Don’t just finish tasks, build people

I love being a journalist. I love solving last-minute problems, challenging myself to write a last-minute story, and striving for accuracy and perfection. Most of all, I love to interview people. Because I’ve interviewed a variety of people, I have come to see what makes people happy, excited, sad and devastated. I have learned that…

Patrick Ulrich, a senior majoring in theatre studies, helped design the set for his senior capstone project, which is similar to the Globe Theater in London for the play “The Shoemaker’s Holiday.” According to, the play was written by Thomas Decker, an English playwright, and was published in 1600.
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Elizebethan set built in amphitheater

Students are working to design and build an outdoor set in the David O. McKay Amphitheater for “The Shoemaker’s Holiday,” a production that will be performed July 1-3 and 8-11. Patrick Ulrich, a senior majoring in theatre studies, designed the set for his senior capstone project. He said he has been working with the director…

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Students showcase Broadway songs

Students who enjoy acting, singing and dancing, performed in an auditioned show called Broadway Revue May 30. Kirsten Rast, a freshman studying theatre performance, sang “You Love Who You Love” from “Bonnie and Clyde” with her friend Ali Friedman, a freshman studying elementary education. “I love the feeling after you have heard the applause and…

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Unplug from technology, be personal

On Apr. 25, Gary Turk posted a YouTube video that now has over 39 million views. Some of you have probably heard of this video. It’s called “Look Up.” In the video, Turk explains through a narrative poem the obsessive use of technology he sees every day. He said that because people are too involved…


Mental Illnesses can be overcome

Tiffany Gilbert (name has been changed), a freshman majoring in marriage and family studies, shifts her weight while she sits in the church pew. The priesthood holder is about to hand the sacrament tray to the first person on her row. A lot of people would not be concerned about the tray coming to their…

According to, jobs, money and health are the top three components of one’s life that cause stress. 
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Stress is beneficial if we embrace it

I love my job. I love my career path. Why? Because of the stress. I enjoy working with a deadline and solving problems that to some may seem near impossible. But stress is bad, people say. Some research suggests otherwise. In a TED talk, Stanford University health psychologist Kelly McGonigal said that stress may be healthy…

Along with performing in Seattle, Collegiate Singers performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during Music and the Spoken Word on March 2. The BYU-Idaho choir has performed in Ghana and with the Idaho Falls Symphony. They tour every other year. Members of the choir will perform in the Priesthood Session of April 2014 General Conference. 

Choir shares gospel on tour to Seattle

  BYU-Idaho’s Collegiate Singers shared their talents through music and missionary work on a trip to Seattle March 13-16. Randall Kempton, the director of Collegiate Singers, said the elite choir was invited to sing at the Northwest Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote seriority in choral music….

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