Daniel Lewis

A multimedia journalist, Colorado raised and educated at Brigham Young University. There's no such thing as too much cheese, and you can't go wrong with a good piece of pie.

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What is journalism? The most basic answer I can give is that it is storytelling, and that's what I love about it. Whether the story is the latest legislation that is being pushed through, the dramatic win by a local team, or how to save some money while traveling this summer, journalists are storytellers. I hope that you feel like you're able immerse yourself in my stories, and I promise I'll do all I can to weave you a magnificent tapestry.



How to bake yourself a sweet St. Patrick's Day

You can have your corned beef, potatoes and cabbage this St. Patrick s Day, get in touch with your sweet tooth. These three Irish-themed desserts feature ingredients like whiskey, Guinness, mint and cream.

What are you saying with Valentine's Day flowers?

Do you know what giving a red rose means? What is the message you are sending when you buy carnations? Which bloom best says, "I love you, darling, I simply can't have enough of you?" Here's 12 flowers explained for you.

30 ways 'A Christmas Story' became our Christmas story

The latter day success of "A Christmas Story" is tied to its nostalgia for early 20th century Americana. To commemorate the film's 30th anniversary, we scoured today's nostalgia tool-of-choice, Instagram, to highlight how fans continue to interact with the classic each holiday season.

5 things you missed: Google Doodle competition, easy GIF tool, more

After announcing the Google Science Fair, the Web giant has opened a new competition for artists. The competition is open to artists in grades K-12, and the winner will see their artwork on the Google homepage as well as win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for their school.


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Not only can Rivard solve a Rubik's Cube in less than two minutes, according to his team biography, the Harvard guard figured out how to solve the New Mexico defense, helping lead his team to an upset in the second round game.

Cougars witness perfection — and not on their own team

BYU went on the road to play Gonzaga, and were resoundingly beaten by the Bulldogs, 83-63. BYU was unable to score on the Bulldogs defense, with sophomore star Tyler Haws struggling mightily, finishing the evening with one point — 20 points below his season average before the game of 21.6 points. Haws’ inability to hit shots was amplified by the inability to miss shots by Gonzaga forward Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk, who was already shooting 65.7 percent on the season, finished with a perfect night...

Davies, Haws lead Cougars to win over Toreros

Coach Dave Rose picked up career win No. 200 with a 74-57 victory over the University of San Diego Toreros Saturday night. The team was led by sophomore guard Tyler Haws, who finished with 25 points in a team-high 34-minute effort, and senior forward Brandon Davies, who had 17 points on 58 percent shooting.

Matthew Dellavedova's buzzer-beater rips the hearts out of BYU players, fans

Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. When will the acceptance come for the BYU men's basketball team after a desperation heave by Matthew Dellavedova won the game for the Saint Mary's Gaels — and simultaneously ripped out the hearts of the Cougars — on Thursday? "I'm just stunned. I'm at a loss for words right now," said BYU guard Tyler Haws, who agonizingly trudged off the court with the scoreboard reading "Saint Mary's 70, BYU 69." "I thought we had the game won, and Dellavedova hit a...

BYU defense comes up big in comeback victory over Pepperdine

BYU had its best defensive half of the season, holding Pepperdine to 16 second-half points, in a 76-51 win Thursday to extend its winning streak to five games. Overall, BYU held Pepperdine to 51 points on 39.6 percent shooting, which tied the lowest amount of points allowed all season, a mark previously set against Loyola Marymount on Jan. 5.

Big second-half run sparked by defense propels BYU to win over Santa Clara

The BYU Cougars went on the road Saturday to Santa Clara and shut down the Broncos, 82-64, to secure their sixth straight victory and improve to 14-4 overall and 3-0 in the West Coast Conference. A strong defensive effort during the second half helped the Cougars earn that victory. BYU's defense powered an 18-0 second-half run that lasted seven minutes and gave the Cougars a lead they would not surrender.

Brock Zylstra becomes newest BYU centenarian

Brock Zylstra came to Brigham Young University in 2006 as a 6-6 guard from La Verne, Calif., having averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds a game as a senior at Bonita High School. Six years have passed, and Zylstra has reached a milestone in his career — 100 games played. Getting there wasn’t always easy, but a commitment to hard work fueled by an excitement for the game has helped Zylstra put on the No. 13 jersey for four straight years.

BYU point guard Matt Carlino shows maturity, experience in win over San Francisco

While many of BYU's wins this season have come as a result of strong play from Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies, the two captains were not their usual selves against San Francisco. Davies fouled out after scoring a season-low six points with 4:22 remaining in the game, and Haws missed three free throws in the final minutes that allowed San Francisco to come within one point with seconds to go. Accordingly, Saturday belonged to maligned point guard Matt Carlino and rebounding savant Josh Sharp....

Defense getting in a zone after defeating Loyola Marymount

The Cougars kicked off West Coast Conference league play Thursday with a win powered by a strong defensive effort over Loyola Marymount University. BYU held Lions star guard Anthony Ireland, who came into the game averaging 21.3 points per game, to nine points. The Cougars limited Ireland's teammates to 30.8 percent shooting and forced 16 turnovers. BYU turned those turnovers into 19 points, with many of those coming on shots near the rim.

BYU sophomore Haws has career day vs Virginia Tech

Haws set a new career high for points, scoring 42 on 14-25 shooting, including 6-8 on 3-point attempts and 8-9 from the free-throw line. Haws' 42-point performance came 23 years and 35 days after his father, Marty Haws, scored a career-high 40 points for BYU against Siena.

BYU football standout Bronson Kaufusi turns attention to Cougar basketball

With the football season now in the books, Kaufusi hopes to contribute to another group of Cougars — the BYU basketball team. Kaufusi started to practice with the team during Christmas break, and hopes to provide support for a thin front line as the Cougars prepare to enter West Coast Conference play.

BYU wins big, but questions remain

Davies and Haws led the Cougars in scoring this season, averaging 20.3 and 19.3 points respectively on the season. The two captains are not a cause for concern for the coaching staff as the team prepares for games against West Coast Conference opponents — finding a third scorer and developing a bench rotation are the problems facing BYU, questions still unanswered after the win.

How far will depth carry Cougars this winter?

The team enters its second year in the West Coast Conference with only two players on the roster possessing more than a single season of playing experience; as as result, a successful season is going to depend on relative newcomers and less-experienced players providing valuable minutes throughout the season.

Backcourt surging, but Winder ailing

Anson Winder came to the BYU campus last year from Las Vegas to begin a career full of potential, but this season has brought a slight tweak to expectations.

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Tour of Utah begins with a bang

Rory Sutherland of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling wins sprint, claims leader jersey after a long day in the mountains.

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Quezada transfers to Fresno State

The Universe has learned that running back Joshua Quezada will transfer from BYU to Fresno State. This is a story that I broke.

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BYU Hockey Takes To The Road

“All right, roll call! If you’re here, say so!” It is 9:30 in the morning as coach Jeremy Weiss goes down the team roster, checking to make sure his players have made it onto the bus. The team bus idles outside Seven Peaks Arena, and the players are ready to get the long drive out of the way and onto the ice to face UNLV. Las Vegas is five hours away, and the players are looking forward to the drive.


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The Powerful Effect of Sports

Being able to care about something passionately gives all of us the chance to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Individual students join together to be part of a screaming field of white or blue. Voices blend together to rise and shout and let everyone know that the Cougars are out.

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The Return of a King

Saturday night was not a regular game in the eyes of the fans at EnergySolutions Arena. Ticket prices were up higher than expected for a 6-13 team, the media was crowding around the visitors dressing room, and there were flashes of purple jerseys in the crowd at opening tip. All of this excitement was for one reason. “Starting for the Sacramento Kings,” boomed the announcer, “Number 7, Jimmer Fredette, at guard.” Jimmermania. For the first time since watching him score 38 points in 38...

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Winter Dew Tour brings energy to Utah

The Winter Dew Tour finished their series with the Toyota Championship, which ran Feb. 9-12. The event featured competition for men and women, ski and board, in the superpipe and slopestyle. Some of the biggest names in winter sports gathered for the finale, including Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter, Iouri Podladtchikov, Mason Aguirre, Tom Wallisch, Nick Goepper and Devin Logan for all the spins, grabs, flips and switches the fans could handle.

Who should start in Denver?

A blog post talking about the starting unit for the 2012-13 Denver Nuggets. This article was also linked to from hickory-high.com, roundballminingcompany.com, and ESPN.com, receiving thousands of views.

Can The Nuggets Finish Their Improbable Comeback?

Last night was an incredible night of basketball in the Mile High City. The Nuggets started off hotter than a Chris Ruth oven, making their first four shots on way to a 10-point first quarter lead that would balloon to 28 points at it’s peak. The Nuggets had entered the game shooting around 23% on three-point shots, but a 10-20 performance meant that the Nuggets finally found a way to combat the inside shot-blocking of Bynum and Gasol. As euphoric as the win is for Nuggets fans, the win...


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Steve Young ski classic helps local patients

A warm, sunny day of skiing was being threatened by a sharp breeze that spun flakes through the air, but the imposing clouds wouldn’t wipe the smiles off of a group of athletes this St. Patrick’s Day. Local sports figures and former athletes gathered at Snowbird Ski Resort on March 17 to raise funds for special needs children and adults in partnership with the Forever Young Foundation and Wasatch Adaptive Sports.

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How should we define success?

Let’s try to make an effort to have a winning record in the columns of life that really matter.

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The Life of a BYU Brownie

For BYU Dining Services, their interpretation of the theme, “And They Were Armed with Righteousness and with the Power of God in Great Glory,” means it is time to bake hundreds of pounds of mint brownies, an integral part of the Women’s Conference experience. “There is a lot of tradition with the mint brownies,” said Sugar n’ Spice employee Marie Braginton.

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