Quiz Bowl team competes

The Liberty University Quiz Bowl team fought hard during the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) Sectional tournament February 8-10, placing 8th in its region and defeating its first-ever Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams. According to Dr. James Nutter, the quiz bowl team coach, Liberty played well and placed respectably, but the …

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Republicans looking for leader

Since President Barack Obama’s presidential term began, it is safe to say that Republicans have been, for lack of a better term, leaderless. Though united in their stance against Obama’s policies, Republicans themselves have been divided in their views of progress. Many in the party are now looking for a …

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#Shorty Awards

“I nominate @LibertyU for a Shorty Award in #BNcollege because we believe Jesus turned his tomb into a door that saved the world,” or, “I nominate @LibertyU for a Shorty Award in #BNcollege because in the Old Greek, ‘Liberty University’ actually translates to ‘Shorty Award.’” These tweets from Johnnie Moore …

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SAO moves

Advocates — The SAO Office is now located in DeMoss. Photo credit: Jazmin Quaynor

Office now in DeMoss The Student Advocate Office (SAO) hopes that its new home in DeMoss Hall will help increase the office’s ability to meet student needs. Once located in Green Hall, the office recently made the move to DeMoss 2247, which is located between the computer lab and the …

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Museum noticed

Amazement Square, a downtown Lynchburg institution, was nominated for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, awarded annually to five museums and five libraries across the United States. The children’s museum is one of 33 finalists, competing against more than 17,000 museums across the country for the nomination, according …

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Lynchburg flights stay grounded

Cockpit — Lynchburg weather keeps planes on the ground. Photo credit: Karly Kryza

The Lynchburg Regional Airport experienced an unusually high number of weather-related cancellations in January, but faces cancellations of a different type in the near future.
According to Lynchburg Regional Airport Director Mark Courtney, the airport had nine cancellations in the month of January, which was up from the three they had last year.

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Apps for everyone

M.A.L.L. — Faculty members talk. Photo credit: Katie Welch

Faculty and students learn new technology Though technology might isolate human interaction, Liberty University’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) has made a point to encourage fellowship by hosting Mobile Applications Learning Lounges (M.A.L.L.). The purpose of M.A.L.L. is to gather faculty, students and staff together to share their knowledge of …

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Mission funding gets creative

Guatemala made — Chris Cannon sells souvenirs through Facebook to raise funds. Photo provided

Liberty students sell goods and perform music as a new approach to raising money for mission trips “Buy a donut to help send me to Southeast Asia,” one student yelled as she stood outside of the Vines Center before Convocation. Students at Liberty University are always finding new ways to …

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LaHaye promotes health

Fitness — The Fitness Center at Green Hall offers multiple health and wellness classes. Photo credit: Tyler Eacho

Avoiding sickness is often a challenge for many college students, but Liberty University students will soon have the opportunity to learn how they can protect themselves from disease. As part of the LaHaye Health and Wellness Series, Annette Florence will share her lecture entitled “Staying Well: Increasing your R.E.S.I.S.T.A.N.C.E.” March …

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Master’s Inn offers free fun

Blast — Master’s Inn provides opportunities to soar. Photo provided

Liberty students can participate in activities at the Lynchburg camp From paintball tournaments, ropes courses and horseback riding to dodgeball tournaments, hayrides and wakeboarding, The Master’s Inn offers many opportunities designed to get the blood flowing — all of which are free for Liberty University students to take part in. …

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‘All My Sons’ premieres

Truth — The play demonstrates the consequences of dishonesty. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty’s cast depicts subtle themes in a play dedicated to veterans A storm rolled across the stage of Liberty University’s Tower Theater opening night March 1 as the cast prepared to reveal a story riddled with tragic themes. According to Neal Brasher, the play’s director, “All My Sons” is a …

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Irish American month kicks off

Celebration — Liberty student Austin Edwards aided in bringing Irish spirit to the kickoff Friday, March 1. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The Center for Multicultural Enrichment (Center4ME) hosted its third-annual Irish American Heritage Kickoff Friday, March 1, where students, faculty and staff donned their favorite green and orange garb in celebration of the country’s culture. The front steps of DeMoss were covered with […]

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Liberty bus crashes near tunnel

Collision — A Liberty bus carrying 19 passengers crashed on East Campus Saturday night. Photo credit: Greg Leasure

A Liberty University bus veered off the road, fell down a hill and crashed into the retaining wall near the entrance of the East Campus tunnel Saturday night, March 2. The accident, which left the bus leaning at a 30-degree angle about 56 feet from the entrance to the tunnel, …

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Apple followers watch and wait for latest gadget

The future — Will Apple’s next press conference feature an “iWatch” appearance? Feras Hares, Creative Commons

If there is one thing Apple is famous for, it is creating new product categories that consumers never realized they needed — or even wanted. Not only did Apple change the technological landscape by inventing the iPod, the iPhone and most recently the iPad, it dominated the respective market for …

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