Pro sports plagued with scandal

In an era where the sports world seems to be marred by scandal, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find honorable role models in the field. While there are still athletes like NBA guard Jeremy Lin and MLB player Albert Pujols who are outspoken Christians and good role models, shame …

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist leads softball

practice — Liberty’s new coach knew early in life that God gifted her athletically. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Each semester Liberty University invites well-known and influential Christians, such as actor Kirk Cameron, Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson and author Jon Acuff, to campus. However, Dot Richardson, a celebrity in the field of softball, will stay at the university for more than just one day, as she was named …

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From the Desk

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Former Liberty Convocation speaker Tim Tebow joined the 7.6 percent of Americans without a job Saturday, Aug. 31 when the New England Patriots cut him from their roster. As the choruses of NFL fans calling for Tebow’s retirement grows louder, the league’s most polarizing quarterback still holds out hope for …

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Liberty is Back and Business is Booming

As students have returned to campus and discovered what Lynchburg has to offer beyond Liberty University’s campus, businesses on Wards Road have been thriving from the increase in traffic and sales according to the News in Advance. Cookout, a recent addition to the lineup of food choices on Wards Road, …

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GI gap bridged

Liberty University recently signed an agreement with the Yellow Ribbon Program, giving military students and recipients the chance to attend college on a scholarship. The program, which offers scholarships to military personnel who want to earn a college degree, was introduced at Liberty in Fall 2009. “It covers the gap …

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Sodexo introduces new options

Dining — Students enjoy a meal at the Bistro ’71, one of many dining options introduced to the university in the last few years. Photo credit: Macklyn Mosley

Dining has made changes to on-campus services and announced plans for new facilities in the near future Sodexo made numerous changes to Liberty University’s on-campus dining throughout the summer of 2013 and announced numerous changes planned for the future. “One of the biggest changes is that we have completely redesigned …

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City panics without hit television show

Desperation — “Breaking Bad” fans were outraged by cable power outage. Google Images

Residents reach out to law enforcement after power outage delays airing of the newest “Breaking Bad” episode As the call came into the Fairfield Police Department, the dispatcher answered the phone and heard a worried voice over the line. But it was not because of a robbery, a kidnapping or …

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Pro sports plagued with scandal

Welcome — Richardson joins LU family.

In an era where the sports world seems to be marred by scandal, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find honorable role models in the field. While there are still athletes like NBA guard Jeremy Lin and MLB player Albert Pujols who are outspoken Christians and good role models, shame …

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Players brush off White House invite

cold shoulder — Members of the Miami Dolphins refuse dinner with Obama.  Photo credit: Charlie Lyons-Pardue

According to Fox News, three members of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins football team recently turned down an invitation to a ceremony at the White House with President Barack Obama. Jim Langer, Bob Kuechenberg and Manny Fernandez refused to attend the soiree because of the polarity of their political persuasions, …

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Networking straight into isolation

(ANTI)social media — Sites that are meant for amusement are leading to loneliness instead.

“Loneliness has become the most common ailment of the modern world.” This quote, taken from recently popular social media star Shimi Cohen, is a curious statement to be sure. After all, we are living in the 21st century. Surely, now more than ever before, we are connected, united, sociable. Can …

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Zaki Gordon Center hosts film festival

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The Cinematic Arts School showed four free films that are yet to be released in theaters around the nation Liberty University’s Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center screened four feature films Aug. 29-30 prior to their nationwide release dates. Audience members gathered at Cinemark Movie 10 located on Candler’s Mountain Road …

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Four students travel to Asia

culture — Ritchie and Hampton enjoyed their time in Asia. Photo provided

Missionaries from Liberty work to represent the School of Business overseas The School of Business was well-represented this summer as four of its top students divided into two teams and traveled to Asia for four weeks to assist missionaries in the field by helping to develop and improve their businesses. …

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Taking It Global

Missions — Sarah Boorom and Chesed Dent talk to student. Photo credit: Gabriella Fuller

CGE hosted an informational meeting Aug. 27 More than 2,000 students gathered in Thomas Road Baptist Church Aug. 27 as the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) hosted its annual informational meeting, the Take It Global Expo. The event featured the unveiling of the new 2013-2014 global trips and challenged students …

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Towns departs

Leisure — Towns sits with his wife Ruth, whom he will be spending more time with while on his sabbatical. Photo provided

Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. made his first Liberty University Convocation appearance of the fall 2013 semester Wednesday, Aug. 28 and announced that Elmer Towns, one of the university’s co-founders, will be taking a sabbatical effective Thursday, Aug. 29, according to a Liberty University News Service story. Falwell said that Towns, …

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Ready to skate

DROP THE PUCK — The Flames kick off the season against the Atlanta Jr. Knights Friday, Sept. 6. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty University’s Division I Men’s hockey team has high expectations for the upcoming year after finishing last season ranked 13th among American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) teams. With a mix of returning starters and fresh faces for the new season, the Flames look to make another trip to the postseason. …

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