Recent Articles by Emma Penrod
Published: Friday, September 6, 2013 5:20 pm MDT
International adoptions have decreased 62 percent since a peak in 2004. The decline correlates with increased U.S. oversight of the adoption process, but experts say foreign governments have imposed strict rule...
Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
Parental importance is critical to a student's academic success, but the opposite extreme, helicopter parenting, can permanently cripple a student's ability to function confidently in the future. How can parent...
Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:11 pm MDT
Where do America's top high school students want to attend college? Harvard's No. 1, but BYU is not far behind.
Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:24 pm MDT
While some parents believe fundraisers teach students valuable skills while raising funds for their school or for extracurricular activities, others told the New York Post they find the tradition "creepy and ma...
Published: Saturday, August 10, 2013 3:54 pm MDT
"Homeless" weekends are infamous among college students, but landlords say that many situations result from a lack of communication or planning.
Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:28 pm MDT
First comes love, next comes marriage, then the baby in the carriage . . . and then a puppy and maybe a fish or two.
Published: Monday, August 5, 2013 3:16 pm MDT
Students may break out the chocolate milk to celebrate 16 years of undisputed sobriety.
Published: Sunday, August 4, 2013 6:05 pm MDT
News of Pixar's preference for interns and entry-level animators from BYU has increased the animation program's appeal in recent years. It hasn't made getting in any easier.
Published: Friday, August 2, 2013 5:50 pm MDT
A new Pew study shows that the number of young adults — ages 18 to 31 — who live with their parents continues to increase. The share of young adults living with their parents represents the largest ...
Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 1:14 pm MDT
A BYU geology professor who studies the moons of Saturn and Jupiter just published her research on the sand dunes of Mos Espa — an earthbound movie set in Tunisian where scenes were shot for the Star Wars...