Accounting professor dies at 70


JoAnn Gilmore remembered for love of numbers, students and serving God Liberty University Professor JoAnn Gilmore passed away Monday, Jan. 19, at the age of 70 after battling illness for more than one year. JoAnn Gilmore was born in Toledo, Ohio and was married to Phil Gilmore. She taught at …

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Obama snubs Israeli leader

mistake — President Barack Obama said he will not meet with Israeli prime minister. Google Images

U.S. president says “no” to key Middle East ally amidst escalating turmoil I guess I should laugh to keep from crying. Yemen’s U.S.-backed government, touted by President Barack Obama as a model for dealing with al Qaeda and the Middle East, according the MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, crumbled overnight last week. …

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Wellness Series sparks change

Diet — The Wellness Series stresses the importance of healthy eating in addition to exercise. Photo credit: Christieanna Apon

Initiative to promote student health gains support as the semester begins Two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight and eat healthy food according to One way students can maintain this resolution is by attending the Wellness Series being held throughout the semester. The first …

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Gage fills open role


Professor named president of VATA organization Dr. Matthew Gage, associate professor and clinical coordinator at Liberty University, has been chosen to serve as president-elect for the Virginia Athletic Training Association (VATA). According to VATA, its mission is to improve the quality of health for residents of Virginia. Gage is dedicated …

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Award winners announced

The Center for Teaching Excellence reveals recipients of Illuminate Grant The Center for Teaching Excellence has presented its new award winners for Spring 2015, bringing new life to the learning experience. Thousands of dollars in grants have been given to various departments and programs within Liberty University through the ILLUMINATE …

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From the Desk


In the world of sports and fandom, competition forces disagreement, and arguments abound. But on Sunday, Jan. 25, those arguments seemed to fall to the side as people across the nation marveled at the accomplishments of one man — Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Though he already passed his mentor and former …

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Convo Connection


“He is mighty to save. He is mighty to save.” I was overwhelmed as the worship band sang this song at the beginning of Convocation Friday. “Mighty to save. The one who conquered the grave. Author of my salvation.” This was the core message of our speakers’ testimonies this week …

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Fresh food made fast

COLORFUl — Two years ago, Sean Bailey was running “The Canopy Food Truck” in downtown Lynchburg. Now, he and his fiancé, Anne Dorman, now own Crisp. Photo provided

Crisp, a salad and juice bar, makes healthy cuisine available for students The move toward buying local and eating organic food is a trend that is spreading across the country. Lynchburg is welcoming this trend into the city with downtown’s newest concept, Crisp, a salad and juice bar offering natural …

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An extraordinary gift

writer —  After years of persistent work, Samantha Moran’s work was published. Photo provided

Senior Samantha Moran’s book shows a journey of faith, trust and love Samantha Grace Moran always dreamed about being a published author. She never imagined that she would be one at the age of 21. But that is exactly what she is. “I’ve pretty much wanted to be an author …

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With recent talks of deflating footballs (otherwise known as “Deflategate”), this was no small task. Telling people why they should cheer for the Patriots in the midst of all this controversy is obviously difficult. In fact, the cheating talks have probably helped the Seahawks temporarily procure a few more supporters …

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In case you have not figured it out by now, the New England Patriots are basically the evil Galactic Empire. Bill Belichick (a.k.a Emperor Hoody) is the hooded, droopy-faced Emperor, Tom Brady is Darth Vader and the rest of the Pats and their deflated footballs are the stormtroopers. If there …

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Tich’s Take


One quarterback who takes the field in Super Bowl XLIX may go down as the best to ever play the position. The other quarterback is Tom Brady. Before you laugh, rip up this page of the paper and burn it, just read a little more. Three years into his pro …

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Racking up the victories

Men’s tennis has sights set high in 2015 In the Big South preseason poll, the head coaches of the conference predicted the Liberty Flames men’s tennis team to finish fifth in the pack. The team had the month of December off for the holidays to rest, but according to Head …

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New Flame shines

BOARDS — David Andoh (left) elevates for the rebound. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Transfer student David Andoh makes an instant impact for men’s basketball Versatile. Coachable. Mentally tough. Athletic. Hard working. These are but a few of the words Liberty men’s basketball Head Coach Dale Layer and Assistant Coach Vinson Walden used to describe junior forward David Andoh, transfer student from Merritt College. …

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Flames still searching

effort — Center Evan Maxwell attempts to finish at the rim against Winthrop.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Men’s basketball tries to find a way to break out of its conference drought The Liberty men’s basketball team lost its seventh straight conference game and seventh straight overall last Thursday night, Jan. 22, falling to Winthrop, 71-56. Liberty (6-15) is now 0-8 in Big South play for the first …

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Rebounding in fashion

SURVEY — Guard Sadalia Ellis looks for an open teammate.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Lady Flames return to Big South mastery with dominant win over Campbell The Lady Flames basketball team (13-6, 8-1) bounced back from its first conference loss of the season with an impressive 64-40 win over the Campbell Camels (11-7, 6-3) Jan. 24, making history in the process. Liberty has dominated …

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