What’s New?

Log on to the New Era online and find:

  • A new video about dating.

  • Take an online quiz about how well you know your mom and dad.

  • Look at extra photos from the teens in Suriname.

  • Submit photos for Photo of the Month and add a paragraph about why you took that particular photo.

Top Five

  • Q&A (addicted to shopping), Jan. 1995

  • Elyssa Renee Andrus, “Fantastic Plastic?” Apr. 2001

  • “Stay Out of Hot Water” (poster), May 2003

  • Kristi Linton, “Money Matters,” Sept. 2004

  • Danielle Nye Poulter, “Taking Credit!” Aug. 2006

Behind the Scenes

You may have noticed that we have three questions with answers in a department called To The Point that appears every few months. We found that we needed a place to answer questions that basically have a single answer. So we started this section to take care of questions you might have that can be answered simply. To see a collection of all the To The Point questions and their answers, check online.


Will Strickland flipped switches, turned dials, and moved levers on the lighted control panel; the metal robot sitting at the far end of the living room stood up and walked ponderously toward him. Will’s fingers moved rapidly among the controls as he piloted the robot in a slow circle about the room.

At last!

He finally had the robot perfected to the point where it could walk more than six steps without falling on its chrome steel skull. …

Read the rest of “Cyrano de Cybernet,” by Jerry Emerson Loomis in New Era, Jan.–Feb. 1981.

Resource Links

If teachers need additional articles to use in preparing lessons for Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood, look online under Lesson Helps for suggestions. Each month we’ll add more lessons to the list.

Photograph by Gerald Bybee