Articles by Tyler Fowler


Activities department helps index records

The BYU-Idaho Activities Program has developed a program to digitize old school records. Students who are being trained have volunteered to help train others in indexing the records. “We are indexing student records that date from the time the university was still Ricks College,” said Jose Meza, the student indexing manager and a senior majoring…


Horror movie produced by students

The Haunted Swing is a full-length horror film written and filmed by students at BYU-Idaho. These students don’t belong to any particular gro on campus, they just wanted to make a film. According to, The Haunted Swing is based on an event that happened in Eastern Idaho. Five children were killed in a house…


For legally blind girl, dog is best friend

Aubree Helton is a freshman majoring in general studies at BYU-I. She was also born legally blind. Helton said her right optic nerve is dead, and her left eye is smaller than it should be because of a medical condition she was born with called septo-optic dysplasia. Helton said she used to have a white…


Teacher hopes students reach potential

There are 834 teachers at BYU-Idaho divided into seven colleges and 33 departments. Rebecca Pyper, a teacher in the English department, is one of them, and said she has prepared her whole life to teach others. Pyper said even with the responsibility teachers have, she has always wanted to be a teacher, and her schooling…


Discovery Fair gives career opportunities

The Discovery Fair will be held Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center basketball courts. According to the Academic Discovery page on, this fair helps students get connected to employers for potential internships or jobs. Graduate school representatives will come as well to recruit students to their university programs….


Student Activities reaches out to online students

There are plans within the Social Activities Program to incorporate online students, instead of just reaching out to students on campus. “There are about 1,300 online Pathway students all over,” Luke said. “The university [administration] feels we are meeting needs academically, but not with activities.” Chris Luke, a senior studying communication, is the BYU-Idaho online…


Conference helps students succeed

The Student Success Conference was held on Jan. 26 in the John Taylor building. The purpose of this conference was to help students handle the life of a college student. The conference offered eight different workshops. Each workshop focused on a specific life skill that would help students have more success in college and throughout…


School unveils new Honor Code site

The BYU-Idaho Honor Code website has recently been remodeled to help students and employees understand what is expected of them while attending this university. It is now available on the BYU-I website. The old website had simple bullet points to show the basic policies of the Honor Code with no explanation or teaching. Now, it…

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