Dance team becomes ministry

There are many different ways to worship. Psalm 149:3 says, “Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to Him with timbrel and harp.” Liberty University’s student-led, hip-hop dance ministry team D-Trex is doing just that — praising God through dance. “The group was … originally called Death …

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PRSSA hosts Masquerade Ball

Liberty students had the chance to dress up and dance the night away at the Masquerade Ball, hosted by Liberty’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, Thursday night, Nov. 6. More than 200 students arrived in masks, gowns and suits to enjoy live music, chocolate and cheese fountains …

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Student tragically killed

joy — Friends remember senior’s upbeat personality. Facebook photo

Senior Jon Gregoire dies after being struck by train on restricted trestle Jon Gregoire, a 21-year-old Liberty University senior, died Saturday, Nov. 8 around 4 p.m. after being struck by an oncoming train on a trestle behind Riverside Park in Lynchburg. Gregoire, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, was majoring in business administration-marketing …

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Another Bush for president?

Liked — Jeb Bush is popular in Florida. Google Images

Popular former Florida governor named as possible presidential contender In light of gains the Republican party made in the Senate Tuesday night, Nov. 4, many have begun to eye potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election in 2016. One particular individual that has many in the Grand Old Party excited …

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Midterms: a new direction

switch — The Republican Party took control of both chambers of Congress Nov. 4. Google Images

Americans signal desire for change as Republicans take control of Senate The skies above the Empire State Building lit up Nov. 4 as election results were gradually revealed. The top of the Empire State Building, an iconic and historic landmark in New York City, lit up red when the Congressional …

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Student safety a concern

caution — Global Teams trips, such as this trip to Haiti, require special measures to ensure student safety and health. Photo provided

Measures taken to ensure the well being of students as they head overseas Every year, Liberty University commits to outreach efforts all over the globe, but with the ongoing Ebola outbreak, some question the safety of students traveling abroad. Between 600 and 800 Liberty students participate in study abroad programs …

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Convo Connection


Singer and songwriter Chris Tomlin set the tone for last week’s convocation by marshaling his talents and moving us with story and worship. As he sang, Tomlin helped us refocus on the grace and goodness of God. I was reminded this week of the significance of the simple yet profound …

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From the Desk


The 4.4 million viewers that tuned in to TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” two weeks ago for Jill and Derick Dillard’s wedding probably noticed that the couple did things a little differently. From the Arkansas couple’s first kiss and first frontal hug coming after their “I dos,” to the 1,000 …

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London callback

THEATRICAL — Jamie Cloutier and Sarah Seaman participated in a Bible-based play, which debuted in England at the beginning of October. Photo credit: Chris  Gloag

Alumni spread gospel by acting in “Love Beyond” musical overseas For many theatrical performers, having the chance to perform on Broadway or in London is the opportunity of a lifetime. For two Liberty University alumni, Jamie Cloutier and Sarah Seaman, this dream came true, as they performed as part of …

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Tich’s Take


Rings, rings, rings. When discussing the greatness of sports legends, everything comes back to the simple question of “how many championships have they won?” This is a silly devolution of years of progress in the fields of reasoning and logic. In other words — rings do not really matter. At …

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Lady Flames fall short

Control — Senior midfielder Rebeccah Smith maintains control of the ball in her final game as a Lady Flame. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Women’s soccer runs through Big South playoffs, lose in the championship The Liberty Lady Flames soccer team — the No. 1 seed in the tournament and regular-season conference champion — ended its season in disappointing fashion when it failed to defend its Big South Conference (BSC) Championship. The Lady Flames …

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Flames win late

Big Save — Senior goaltender Scott Sutarik elevates for one of his three saves, which led to his sixth shutout of the 2014 season. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Wilson’s score in the 100th minute gives Flames the victory In its final regular-season match of the season Saturday, Nov. 8, it seemed as if the Liberty men’s soccer team (11-5-1, 6-3 Big South) would head into the Big South Tournament with a tie against the visiting High Point Panthers …

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Hockey hunts Hens

THE CHASE — Forward Luke Simon hawks down opponent. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Flames split home series against University of Delaware Hens It was a tale of two games as Liberty University’s men’s Division I (DI) hockey team split their Nov. 7-8 weekend series against the University of Delaware 1-1. After dropping the first game 6-4 despite an early three-goal lead, neither players …

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Santorum speaks out

u.S. — Rick Santorum challenges leaders. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Former presidential candidate criticizes the government for foreign policy Rick Santorum, a 2012 presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania senator and current CEO of EchoLight Studios, spoke for the first time at Liberty University’s Convocation Monday, Nov. 10. Following midterm election season, the senator’s speech was focused on foreign policy and religious …

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Louie Giglio preaches

step out — Louie Giglio gives advice on life. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Famous pastor joins College for a Weekend to speak to Liberty students Louie Giglio, founder and pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, drew thousands of students and visitors to the Liberty University Vines Center Friday, Nov. 7 with his Convocation message. “I’m gonna blow up the myth that …

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Professor delivers lecture

Worldview — Gary Habermas lectured and answered questions from crowd. Google Images

Gary Habermas speaks on theological topics of resurrection and afterlife More than 50 people came out to the Jerry Falwell Library Terrace Conference room Nov. 6 to hear Dr. Gary Habermas lecture as a part of the faculty book series. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., Habermas lectured on the resurrection …

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