Martin seeks delegacy


Liberty University alumnus Zach Martin recently announced his candidacy for the 19th District Republican nomination for the House of Delegates. Martin, who graduated from Liberty in 2012 with a degree in government, politics and public policy, is bidding to replace Delegate Lacey Putney after Putney’s decision to not seek re-election …

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Men’s lacrosse buries Charlotte, 25-1

Locked and loaded — Kurt Tobias (24) tied his season high with six goals against the 49ers. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Flames club team starts season 12-1, averaging 16 goals per game in DII play The Liberty University men’s lacrosse team bounced back from a 13-10 loss against the Richmond Spiders and defeated University of North Carolina Charlotte 49ers, 25-1. More than nine people scored goals for the Flames, with Kurt …

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Bream to speak at graduation


Liberty University will host its first ever female keynote speaker for commencement, May 11, according to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. Shannon Bream, who is also the first commencement speaker to have graduated from Liberty since it became a fully accredited university will share the platform with this year’s baccalaureate speaker, …

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Twitter celebrates #7 years

Tweet — Social media has not only seeped into our vocabulary, but our minds as well. Photo credit: Abigail Bock

On the anniversary of the website’s formation, the change it has brought to our world has been both good and bad At the end of March, social media superpower Twitter celebrated its seventh birthday. Throughout the day Thursday, March 21, many posted congratulatory remarks on their Twitter pages — in …

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FAA delays control tower closures

Airport — FAA-certified air traffic controllers will no longer be on staff at the  Lynchburg airport starting June 15, but the move is not expected to affect travelers. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The move gives Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics more time to figure out alternatives The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday, April 5 that it would delay the closure of 149 federal contract airport control towers around the country until June 15. The move gives Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics …

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CVCC considers property sale

CVCC - CVCC wants to update its campus. Photo credit: Jazmin Quaynor

Liberty University has been approached by Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) as a possible buyer for its 102-acre site off Wards Road, following the announcement that the college is considering selling the property. According to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty has expressed interest in the land given certain conditions. Up …

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Zoning approved

Tunnel — The tunnel giving students easier access to Wards Road was one of the many CUP requirements. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

After more than two years of discussions, Liberty University and the Lynchburg City Council finally came to an agreement on a new institutional zoning district that will return Liberty’s property rights to its 1991 standing. Lynchburg City Manager Kimball Payne said that Liberty and the Lynchburg City Council reached a …

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‘Soul Surfer’ mentor visits

Survivor — Sarah Hill spoke about overcoming traumatic experiences. Photo credit: Jill Springer

Friend and youth leader of pro athlete Bethany Hamilton addresses students The club level of Williams Stadium was filled to capacity Thursday, April 4 as the Psychology Department hosted Sarah Hill, a motivational speaker and the youth leader of shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton, whose experiences were re-enacted in the …

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Equestrian Center grows

Loveable — Corinne Giobbie, an Equestrian Center staff member, tends to many of the horses boarded there. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

In a continued effort to offer state-of-the-art facilities, Liberty University opened an Equestrian Center last year that allows students to participate in various horse-related activities.
According to its website, the Equestrian Center features more than 30 acres of pastures […]

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Editorial: Rice abuse tactics unnecessary


A coach with fire and passion ignites players and fans alike. Legends such as John Wooden, Pat Summit, Geno Auriemma and Jim Boeheim are just a few fiery and passionate coaches who have been characterized by a distinctly positive aura. Former Rutgers University Scarlet Knights basketball Head Coach Mike Rice …

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From the box

If you haven’t noticed by now, the Liberty University Baseball Stadium is nearing completion. Overall, we’re quite impressed. It is a beautiful addition to campus and puts the baseball program on a whole new level of legitimacy. But, as long as it is not quite finished, there is still time …

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Lady Flames fall to Marshall

All is love— Alexandera Sheeran has a 2-1 conference record in singles play. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Women’s tennis winning streak snapped in 6-1 loss to visiting Thundering Herd, Saturday, April 6 The Liberty University women’s tennis team four-game winning streak snapped against Marshall Thundering Herd, 6-1. “Marshall is a team that has competed with the top 30 teams in the country and been within points of …

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Men’s v-ball fifth in national tourney

The Liberty University Men’s club volleyball team traveled to Dallas April 3 to compete in the 2013 National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) Tournament. Liberty entered the tournament ranked 20th out of 24 teams, but emerged from it near the top, placing fifth. The Flames started day one of the tournament …

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Senior night celebration for lacrosse

Savor every moment — Morgan Becker (2) had one goal and an assist against the Blue Hose Friday, April 5. Photo credit: Kamryn Reynolds

Coach Denham: 16-10 victory over Presbyterian is an ‘overall great win for team on senior day’ The Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse team (6-7, 2-1 Big South) celebrated senior day by defeating the Presbyterian Blue Hose (2-11, 0-3 Big South) 16-10, Friday, April 5. In front of family and friends, the …

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Flames RB suspended


Allen had 1,000 yards, 10 TDs in 2012 Liberty University football coach Turner Gill announced Tuesday, April 2, that running back Aldreakis Allen has been suspended from the football team for violating a team policy. The university declined to comment further, citing student privacy laws in its press release. The …

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