BYU's Daily Universe to become weekly newspaper

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  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    The Daily Universe is dragging some people kicking and screaming into the digital age. Good work, other schools should follow the example.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:40 p.m.


    Just kidding. I never liked the paper when I was a student and I even like it less now.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    The days of printed media are numbered. In a few more years we'll be charged to read and comment on stories on sites like this. There won't be a newspaper anymore.

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    Jan. 13, 2012 6:59 a.m.

    I loved the Daily Universe. In fact, one of the things I didn't like about Spring/Summer term was that the newspaper only came out (if I remember correctly) three times a week instead of five. "Police Beat" was almost invariably mostly hilarious, with "Letters to the Editor" being nearly as funny. Eric Snider was pretty funny too. The columns and articles were what you would expect from a student-run newspaper, but all-in-all it was acceptable.

    When I was a freshman, the style fashion was for male students to wear a blue denim long sleeve shirt, with a braided leather belt and khaki pants. Apparently this truly annoyed someone and he wanted everyone at BYU to know. So he raged in the Daily Universe about guys wearing a blue denim "shirts" although the paper inappropriately spelled the word "shirt". I'll leave it up to the reader to determine what was written, but suffice it to say, hilarity ensued.

  • Spitvalve Denton, TX
    Jan. 12, 2012 8:28 p.m.

    When I was at BYU I wanted to work for the Universe but I passed the spelling test.

  • Global Warner Provo, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 5:08 p.m.

    For many faculty and students this will be a downer. The Universe has been a great service to the BYU community in informing us, in entertaining us, and providing easy access from news stands across campus. Will students or professors go online to read local stuff? Most won't. They'll use the web to access the New York Times and other national media. Doing so will at least enable folks to gain a more expansive view of people, places and events. There will certainly be a benefit to one BYU-affiliated group: The students who recently resurrected the Seventh East Press. Their value just shot up significantly. Now individuals from all over campus will be reading more leading edge articles, gaining more perspectives on social change, and increasing their criticisms of the BYU cocoon. Thus, killing the Universe may not only save money for the university, but also break down smugness and naivete by helping students become more effective in navigating the real world.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 5:00 p.m.

    Wait! This is written by Hunter Schwarz? Isn't he the BYU kid that's the editor of the Student Review? Looks like the Deseret Connect conflict of interest is at it again. (Not that I expect the editors to allow this comment to post, anyway.)

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 4:57 p.m.

    It doesn't sound like the curriculum will change, just how the news is delivered on a daily basis. Unless you're the guy running the presses (which no students are), how would this change anything for them?