Archive for the ‘Youth’ Category

“UTAH VALLEY EVERYDAY HERO Utah Valley Everyday Hero: Springville student recognized for helping prevent friend’s suicide”

May 24, 2017

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/south/springville/utah-valley-everyday-hero-springville-student-recognized-for-helping-prevent/article_5c7e2a90-1a53-59db-ad6a-ab253cbddf51.html

wire.com: A Rare Journey Into the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a Super-Bunker That Can Survive Anything

May 5, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/rare-journey-cheyenne-mountain-complex-super-bunker-can-survive-anything/#slide-1

I took a tour of this place one weekday evening when I was in high school, a Church youth activity.

Just as I remember it:

“The tunnel curves ahead of us, a skew that will route nuclear (or whatever) material and send it out through the south entrance. The blast doors that lead to the complex’s buildings branch off from the tunnel at around 90 degrees, so any material will glance off rather than slam into them.”

“Because it’s not enough for the mountain’s welded-metal buildings to sit on springs that can take a nuclear or earthquake hit, which they do . . . “

“Jay Wright, the coach of college basketball’s defending champion, has an unusual strategy for keeping his players’ attention: He takes away their cell phones the night before games.”

March 16, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/villanova-players-want-back-to-back-titles-they-also-want-their-phones-back-1489608702

“Basketball Player Yells at Opponent, then what he Does Makes the Crowd ERUPT”

January 16, 2017

http://damnbored.tv/basketball-player-yells-opponent-crowd-erupt/

Great example of kindness shown by a high school basketball player.

byutv.org: Turning Point – – The Willy the Plumber Foundation

January 15, 2017

Program description from the byutv.org website:  Inspired by the predicament of his own children, ex-convict Karl Winsness founded The Willy the Plumber Foundation to create college scholarships for children whose parents are incarcerated.

This evening I watched this uplifting program, which can be viewed here.