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|3 years 4 weeks ago||I'm in Virginia||
I'm in Norther Virginia, about twenty miles from the epicenter, and we were shaking for a solid 10-15 seconds. A small one hit at first that lasted for about 5 seconds, and then the big one hit about 30 seconds later. Building are fine, but there have been a lot of traffic incidents.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||True||
I would agree that most people aren't that happy in high school, and that part of it was figuring out who I was. But I used own free will to chose the thing that made me happy, and that was my religion. And I would argue that I had the strength within myself, but that my religion was what showed me that I had that strengh. If anything it gives me more free will, not less.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Indoctrinated?||
I respect your opinion, but I do not think that I am indoctrinated. I go to BYU, and I am a member of the LDS church because I want to be. I chose this of my own free will because I believe it and it makes me happy. Before I got to college I was just like every other non-Mormon high school kid. I had time to "enjoy my youth" and honestly I wasn't happy. So am I really indoctrinated if my religion makes me happier than anything else in my entire life?
I know that I am not supposed to talk about religion on this board, but I really fealt like I needed to get my side of the story out. I am truly sorry if I offened anyone.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||It's the same for everyone||
The Honor Code is the same for everyone; both athletes and regular students are treated equally. While it is true that bad stuff still happens on campus, it is nowhere near is bad as at most schools.
The reason that it may seem like athletes are held to a higher standard is that they are just in the public spotlight. As the name implies, most of the Honor Code stuff is up to you to report. I don't really think athletes are treated differently, you just don' hear about the regular students who are kicked out (I know of a few myself).
The Honor Code definitely has a way for you to learn from your mistakes. For minor offenses you are just put on probation. Even with larger offenses it is very difficult to be kicked out of school forever, with the exception of if you committed a crime. Even if you are suspended or kicked out of school, there is usually a way for you to eventually work your way back.
It is also not true that non-LDS athletes are told that it isn't as strict for them. It is just as strict for everyone, LDS or not. None of the coaches would ever purposely represent it that way either. Everyone knows exactly what is expected of them when they sign with BYU.
I know this was long, but I hope it answers some of your questions. And feel free to ask any more. I don't mind explaining things.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Thank You||
Thanks. I really just fealt that people should get a point of view of someone close to the situation. I have a huge amount of respect for Brandon for admitting what he did. I wouldn't want my personal life talked about all over the country.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I agree. I really appreciate||
I agree. I really appreciate everything that you have been saying all throughout this thread. I'm not offended by the comments that some posters here have made. Honestly, you really just get used to taking abuse from people. I just really fealt like I needed to get my point of view (and the point of view of most BYU students, alums and fans) out in the open.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I appreciate that||
Thank you. I really appreciate your comments. It's really killing me to watch my school and religion mocked in the national media all day. I really appreciate you, and everyone else who stood up for us.
The way I look at it, I don't judge anyone else for their lifestyle, so why judge mine? It isn't draconian or restrictive at all. I honestly barely even notice it. It isn't any different than the rules that a faithful member of our church would live by.
And I know that many people here were defending BYU and the LDS church. It was still extremelly frustrating to watch my fellow Michigan fans bash something that means so much to me. But I know that it was a small minority, and I really appreciate your comments. Thank you
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I'm a BYU student||
So I'm a BYU student, and I am really proud of my school for a university sticking to what it believes in. I would rather have the basketball team lose every single game than root for a team that doesn't keep the Honor Code. Our honor is more important than winning games.
And for all of you that say that it isn't fair, he knew what he was getting into coming to BYU. He went to Provo High, twenty seconds across the street from campus. I don't care if you think that we're backwards, it is what it is. The Honor Code helps us to live our religion to the best of our abilities, and it really isn't that bad. And I don't really think a critiscism of the LDS religion is really an acceptable topic of discussion on this board.
We all feel terrible for Brandon. I've met him before, and he's an awesome guy. He just made a mistake, and now the entire country knows about it. I respect him that he was a big enough man to admit that he made a mistake, even with all that's riding on him this season. We still love him here in Provo.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I am!||
Well I'm Mormon, actually at BYU right now, so that makes two of us. Also watching Jimmer play live is awesome. Some of the stuff he does, like those forty foot threes, are just insane.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Nope. It means DC as in||
Nope. It means DC as in Washington DC. I grew up in DC and my family still lives in the area.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Thank You||
I'm Mormon. Jokes like that don't really offend us, since we get them a lot. But it is nice to have someone point that out that it's a little bit much to make sweeping statements like that. We're all die-hard Michigan fans so we shouldn't worry about anything more than that.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I'm a BYU student||
That game was awesome. Utah State is our biggest rival in basketball so beating them is always good. The administration is definitely not happy about that though. They make a big deal about having good sportsmanship here.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I'm not a fan||
I'm not too excited for this either. I'm a student at BYU, so I don't want to have to chose between the school I attend, BYU, and the team I've loved my entire life, Michigan
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Im in Utah too||
I am in Provo, Utah right now, so i would love to know a place to go as well.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||BYU student||
As a current BYU student I really like this move. This has been discussed in alumni circles for a year or two now, and I think that it is a good idea. BYU has a good national following, and regularly fills stadiums. A few years ago they played at Boston College, and about half of the stands were BYU fans.
BYU is like Notre Dame in that it has a large following because of the religious institution that it is tied to. Many people believe that the majority of the LDS faith is located in Utah, but that is actually a myth. This allows people, like me, who have grown up on the East Coast to go to more games, and many people will jump at the opportunity to do that
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Second That||
I second that. Blueprint 2 is my favorite song to get myself pumped up. You can't go wrong with T.I either.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||My Favorite||
From the World Cup:
|4 years 8 weeks ago||BYU isnt that bad||
I go to BYU and it's not that bad. I am sorry if your father had bad experiences of Mormons at Utah, they were also in the wrong if they were treating your father poorly because of that. The Honor Code is just a way of helping people keep their religion, not about preventing people from having fun. The Honor Code is not that big a deal because most of us have already been following it our entire lives. Honestly BYU is actually a lot of fun
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Nope||
In the press conferecne and interviews after the game both Bob Bradley and Landon Donovan said that the ref refused to tell them the call both after he made it, and after the game.
My favorite part of the whole thing was when the British commentator said that he as a neutral observer that the ref was a nightmare. Alexi Lalas also had a good quote at the end when he said the guy was a total disgrace
|4 years 13 weeks ago||My favorites||
My two favorite things so far:
America tying England, and fake North Korean fans shipped to South Africa from China: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23845657-north-koreas-world-cup-fans-who-are-really-volunteers-from-china.do
|4 years 13 weeks ago||You know||
You know, if I recall correctly, Jimmer Fredetter dropped 33 last time season at SDSU, so I guess the joke was on them. Aren't they coached by our favorite guy Steve Fisher too?. Anyways, I can take a joke, but that actually is a really sore subject around Provo. There are a lot of people who are really offended by that student section.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||BYU student here||
I am actually going to be attending BYU in the fall and I am curious about this move. There has been talk among BYU alums that BYU might be get left out because of its religion. I am not sure I buy that, but I am curious on your opinion. The thing with the honor code is that the athletes know what they are getting into when they sign. I am disapointed that Unga got kicked out, but it is important to preserve the atmosphere and spirit that BYU is trying to promote. I know some people disagree with me, but I really appreciate that the university will stick with what it believes in and not bend the rules for a high profile football player, unlike under the previous coach's administration
|4 years 14 weeks ago||I'm getting pumped||
The USA-Costa Rica game I went to last year was the second most exciting sporting event I've ever been to, after Michigan games. I can't wait till 2:30
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Im in||
There might be things going on behind the scenes that we don't know about, but I don't really think it has much to do with this. From what I've read this leader is mainly just about letting Dorsey know that he has fans out there and that we support what he is doing to try and change his life. That is definitely something that I can support
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Car Accidents are the worst||
It's always terrible to hear about something like this. No matter who the person is. We will definitely keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Dupont Circle!||
I am watching the USA-England game at Dupont Circle in DC. For anyone else in the DC area that is interested they are putting up two big screens and showing all three games on that Saturday. The first game, South Korea v Greece, kicks off at 7:30 am and the US game starts at 2:30.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||My favorite theory||
My favorite theory so far is that Jacob ends up being the villain, or the representation of evil. For most of the season it seems like the Locke impersonator is the bad guy. It seems just like the writers of Lost to throw a changeup like that at the end of the series
|4 years 17 weeks ago||3||
I'm a 3. I am going to be at BYU starting in the fall
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Tough One||
This game has been a tough one for me. I love Michigan, but I am going to BYU next year. I was pretty torn, but Michigan is always my number one.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Nice||
Halak has been playing out of his mind the last few games. Even though they eliminated my Caps, I'm rooting for the Habs in this one. I could never root for Crosby or the Penguins.