Articles by Mike Reyes

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Five new LDS temples announced

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced five new temple locations during the Sunday Morning session of general conference: Brasilia, Brasil Manila, Philippines Nairobi, Kenya Pocatello, Idaho Saratoga Springs, Utah “The five announced temples bring the total number of operating temples (155) and temples announced or under construction…


Religion and the law can easily coexist

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, spoke at the second annual Sacramento Court /Clergy Conference in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 20 on keeping balance and respect between those with secular or religious points of view. Debates on separation of church and state escalated when Kim Davis, a county clerk…


It’s OK to not only focus on the positive

A common belief I have observed while attending BYU-Idaho is the idea that discussing any negative subject should be avoided at all costs. But what price do we pay as we do so? A few weeks ago, the BYU-I Scroll published an article about a student from Syria and her family’s difficult experience and involvement…


Three new apostles called

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, called for a sustaining vote of Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund to serve in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during the Saturday afternoon session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day…


Anonymous Yik Yak threat made against BYU-I students

An unidentified person made a non-specific threat against BYU-Idaho through the mobile app Yik Yak. The university released a statement warning students to be cautious today: “BYU-Idaho has received a non-specific threat through Yik Yak,” according to an email sent by the university to students, staff and faculty. “While campus is still open for class today as usual,…


Improve society, eradicate homophobia

An Amtrak train traveling 106 mph derailed from the tracks in Philadelphia  on Wednesday, May 13, leaving eight people dead and over 200 passengers hospitalized. Many theories as to why the Amtrak train derailed are being investigated, such as speeding, outdated technology and the sexual orientation of the engineer. Brandon Bostian, the engineer of Amtrak…


People of Conference: Skyler Baird

Part of the experience of attending General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, is walking by the anti-Mormon protestors on the way to the Conference Center, who are usually hanging around right outside of Temple Square. For the past 4 conferences Skyler Baird felt he wanted to add a pro-Mormon voice among all the negative…

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