ISIS trumps Russian threat

Tense — Diplomatic dealings have been rough between President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin. Google Images

Terrorism remains superior threat amidst other diplomatic tensions abroad When a disease is not fully treated, it can resurface with the same intensity, perhaps with even more intensity than its previous appearance. History provides many instances of this happening figuratively, and many Americans believe this is occurring today in the …

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No chance for Christie

Shambles — Chris Christie placed tenth in a recent poll of presidential contenders. Google Images

New Jersey Republican governor faces insurmountable climb to the top For the past several years, Chris Christie, the Republican New Jersey governor, has been a favorite presidential candidate for many in the Grand Old Party. There were a number of reasons why many conservatives thought he could win the nomination, …

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From the Desk


Sports bring out the best in people. It seems that every day there is a touching story about teams or athletes spreading hope and happiness to kids or adults with terminal diseases or special needs. But sports also bring out the worst in people. In competition, reputations, bragging rights, wins, …

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Voters lean libertarian

rally — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul takes the stage at annual CPAC Friday, Feb. 27. Google Images

Kentucky senator secures third straw poll victory, Silicon Valley CEO shines The good old boys in Washington, D.C.’s elite Republican club seem to have their hearts set on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to be the party’s 2016 nominee. But the voters’ eyes are looking elsewhere. If last week’s Conservative …

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Joe Biden, king of gaffes

weird — Joe Biden at the swearing-in of Sec. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall in 2014.  Google Images

Vice president’s continuous blunders may knock him off 2016 candidate list Vice President Joe Biden has provided no shortage of public relations nightmares for President Barack Obama’s White House. With the rest of Washington, D.C., making it through their snow day last week, Biden was definitely not missing any action. …

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Students prepare for seminar

Opportunities — Students are able to connect with fellow classmates during academic research symposiums.  Photo credit: Kevin Manguiob

Undergraduate Research Symposium welcomes academic achievements Liberty University is preparing for its 4th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, which is just a few weeks away. The faculty administrator heading up the symposium is Dr. Carey Roberts, associate dean for the College of Arts and Science. The Undergraduate Research Symposium will take …

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Annual A-Day approaching

Every year, Liberty University takes one day to cancel residential classes and receive student feedback through assessments such as surveys and focus groups. With that feedback, the university makes changes in the areas that need improvement. This year’s Annual Assessment Day, or A-Day, will take place March 25. According to …

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Students head to D.C.

Network — The Washington Fellowship helps students prepare for their future career field. Photo credit: Emily Becker

The Washington Fellowship provides internship opportunities for all majors Washington, D.C., one of the most well-known cities in the world, could be a Liberty student’s next home. The thriving city hosts all three branches of the U.S. government and countless companies where students could potentially find their next job. The …

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Healthy living in a digital world

BALANCE — Author began the first digital wellness program in the nation. Photo Provided

Center for Digital Wellness encourages plugging into a happy and active life In order to promote healthy living, Liberty University has started a Center for Digital Wellness, the first of its kind in the nation on a college campus. The center aims to help students maintain a healthy balance in …

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Town hall confronts concerns

Dean of Students hosts speaker panel The Dean of Students Office invited students to voice their concerns and complaints at the biannual Town Hall meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25. This semester’s Town Hall meeting was in DeMoss Hall 1105, where an audience of students took the opportunity to ask a panel …

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For the love of the game

TEACHER — Women’s basketball graduate assistant Joyous Tharrington has made an impact this year by leading the team in Bible studies and assisting in games and practices.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Basketball graduate assistants go mostly unnoticed but make a big impact Thankless jobs are never easy to do. Washing uniforms, carrying bags, breaking down film — doing all the tasks players and coaches would rather not do is not a glamorous life. But it involves basketball, and that is enough …

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Flames first-in-class

STUDENTS FIRST — All Flames have access to a variety of academic assistance.  Photo credit: Hannah Lipscomb

Student-athletes continue to be successful on and off the field and court Liberty University athletes are known to dominate on the field, but a little known fact is that they do the same in the classroom. With an overall GPA of 3.10, Liberty student-athletes fare even better than the rest …

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Streak extended

NO. 1 —  The Lady Flames celebrate another regular season championship. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Lady Flames enter conference tourney as No. 1 seed Earlier in the season, Winthrop did something that no other women’s basketball team in the Big South has been able to do this year — beat Liberty. A little more than a month later, the Lady Flames (23-6, 19-1 Big South) …

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Two- sport star


College students are required to budget their time wisely in order to balance assignments and a social life. Add in the responsibilities of being an athlete, and living by a highly structured schedule becomes even more necessary. Throw in a second sport and a new, rare breed of student-athlete has …

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Back in action

close call — Sophomore outfielder Will Shephard (34) dives for home plate just as the ball arives. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Flames sweep Bulldogs in a three-game series The Liberty Flames won the game 3-2 over the Bryant Bulldogs after gaining two runs in an unorthodox way on Friday, Feb. 27 at Liberty Baseball stadium. With a freshman pinch hitter at the plate, runners on the corners and two outs, Liberty …

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Mintle releases new book


Renowned author will sign copies of ‘We Need to Talk’ at Liberty bookstore “We Need to Talk.” Those four words have been known to send chills down the spine of the listener. According to Dr. Linda Mintle, however, “conflict is a normal part of every relationship, and we need to …

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