Fun Run held at Snowflex

Liberty University Student Activities and Riverside Runners held a Fun Run Thursday, April 18 at the Snowflex Centre. According to Student Activities, the free race drew more than 50 runners from Liberty, as well as some from the surrounding community. One of the reasons to hold the race was to …

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Entertainment Law Society kicks off

The Liberty University Sports and Entertainment Law Society held its inaugural meeting at Liberty’s School of Law, April 19. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from several individuals who were influential in the making of “Day of War,” a film based on Cliff Graham’s book of the same title about …

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Debate wins again

The Liberty University Debate Team took home two national championship titles for their performance throughout the season, edging out Northwestern and George Mason University. Liberty topped the rankings of the American Debate Association (ADA) and the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) for the fifth consecutive year. This brings their win tally …

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‘Social Scavengers’ go hunting

Activity — Students check in to the scavenger hunt at the Hancock Welcome Center. Photo credit: Nathan Rohrer

The School of Communication hosted the event Saturday, April 20 Social Scavengers,” an event hosted by Liberty University’s School of Communication, brought in students from all majors Saturday, April 20, to compete for various prizes based on their social media involvement during the event. Beginning at 11 a.m., students registered …

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Liberty signs agreement with Centra

new school — Ronnie B. Martin, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, speaks during an affiliation agreement. Photo credit: Emily Webster

The College of Osteopathic Medicine and Centra Health have begun a five-year partnership to train students   Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine held a private celebration for the beginning of a five-year affiliation agreement with Centra, Monday, April 15, in the Hancock Welcome Center. The celebration included speeches from …

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‘Faces of Africa’ shines

African roots — Attire from countries such as Ghana was displayed. Photo credit: Sara Warrender

A crowd of students cheered as models made their way onto the stage, strutting down the runway before posing with the colors of different countries’ flags mixed behind them. Hosted by the Association of Students of African Descent (A.S.A.D.), the “Faces of Africa” fashion show debuted April 20 in Towns-Alumni …

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Airport tower still open

Flights — Saved money will keep the control tower at the Lynchburg airport open for planes like these. Photo credit: Katie Welch

The Lynchburg airport control center will remain in use for another year Lynchburg Airport Director Mark Courtney plans to use saved state entitlement money to fund air traffic control tower (ATCT) operations for the near future. According to Courtney’s ATCT Interim Phase Plan presented to the Virginia Aviation Board (VAB), …

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Night of Worship

Praise — The Night of Worship gave students an opportunity to join together in praise. Photo credit: Jillian Springer

New School of Music makes first official performance   The Liberty University School of Music presented a Night of Worship Sunday, April 21, in the Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) Sanctuary. According to Dean Vernon Whaley, the event was the first time the department performed as a united body. The Department …

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Pro-Life Emphasis Week unites students

‘Let them live’ — Vendors in DeMoss offer students pro-life items. photo credit: Sara Warrender

Liberty University Student Government Association Senior Class President Chelsea Patterson directed a Pro-Life Emphasis Week April 17-19 to inform students about pro-life issues and encourage them to get involved any way they can. “I think it is a Christian’s duty to fight for the lives of the innocent and fight …

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Flames baseball keeps winning at home

Ice in the veins — Despite allowing 10 hits, Carson Herdon worked his way out of several jams and only allowed three runs in the first game against Winthrop. Photo credit: Steven Abbott

The Liberty University men’s baseball team (22-19, 8-7 Big South) won two of three games in its series against the Winthrop Eagles (15-27, 3-15 Big South) April 20-21. Second baseman Bryan Aanderud continued his 11-game hitting streak with four hits and a RBI during the series. Winthrop 3, Liberty 2 …

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Battle of the Bands showcases talent

Compete — Students show their musical talent Friday, April 19. Photo credit: Jake Mitchell

Musically inclined students were given the chance to showcase their talent and compete for $1,500 in prizes at the Battle of the Bands, an event that rocked the Tilley Student Center April 19 at 8 p.m. The night featured six bands: Glass Oaks, Native Blood, Chasing the Horizon, Jane Marczewski […]

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Men’s, women’s tennis teams fall in tourney

Back and forth — After a 9-2 start, the Flames struggled during the second half of the season. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Flames ousted in the quarterfinals as the Lady Flames lose in the semifinals to No. 1 seeded Winthrop Men’s Tennis The Liberty University men’s tennis team lost 4-3 to the No. 2 Campbell Fighting Camels in the quarterfinals of the Big South Championship, Thursday, April 18, after a Fighting Camels …

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Editorial: Just stop with NFL mock drafts

Coming in from a day of school or work, some people —primarily men — sit down, turn on the television and catch up on all the sporting news of the day. NFL teams start their organized team activities, NBA playoff games are now set, and New York Yankees shortstop Derek …

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Reel talk

Dodgers — Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson in “42.” Screenshot, Warner Bros. pictures

“42” a stirring tribute to Jackie Robinson For moviegoers born in the early ‘90s and later who have never borne witness — either as a victim or an observer — to outright racial segregation or prejudice, writer/director Brian Helgeland’s “42” provides a sobering view of the African American struggle for equal …

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Digital media students attend conference

Captured — Matt Atkins works a camera during the live broadcast of a Liberty Flames baseball game. Photo credit: Greg Leasure

While their classmates worked on projects and papers at school, Liberty University digital media students Matt Atkins and Courtney Aube received a different kind of education at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) […]

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