McCombe voices title aspirations

the lead man — McCombe captains the Flames. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The final buzzer sounds and several members of the hockey team take a victory lap around the ice in celebration of a close win. The crowd in the packed LaHaye Ice Center roars with excitement. Andrew McCombe, captain of the Liberty University’s men’s Division I (D1) hockey team, knows this …

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NFL Week One Recap

The first week of the 2013 NFL season is in the books. Opening weekend brought both surprises and expected outcomes. Let’s take a look at some of the best week one storylines. The Super Bowl champs need some work Even with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed no longer on the …

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Robotics Club Takes on the Engineering World

The Liberty University Robotics Club (LURC), located within the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, is giving its members the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical way. Matthew Lewis, president of the Robotics Club, said that the club “exists to provide engineering and computational science students the opportunity …

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Red Out Event

The Liberty University Bookstore parking lot became a gathering place for students Thursday, Sept. 5 as they watched Seventy One, a campus band, perform during the Red Out Event. The aroma of Starbucks coffee wafted around the event as approximately 75 students crowded around to listen to the medley of …

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DC for Gold?

Liberty University’s campus is conveniently located on the doorstep of our nation’s capital. Seizing this opportunity, generations of students have explored Washington, D.C., utilizing it for internships, leisure and its architectural beauty. Come 2024, students may be able to add watching the Olympic Games to their D.C. to-do list. According …

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From the Desk


Liberty University can be a confusing place for single people. With couples forming left and right, the pressure to date can sometimes be intense. The phrase “ring by spring” is a prevalent mindset for dating. While dating can be a great way to get to know people, have fun and …

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Student excels on MCAT

science — Davy works on an experiment in the lab where he has spent much of his college career. Photo credit: Sam Chappell

John Davy scored a 40 out of 45, putting him in the 99.8 percentile in the country Liberty University student John Davy scored among the highest in the country on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), which is the entrance exam for medical school, May 23. Davy, a senior biochemistry …

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Loyalty and leadership

Football — Coach Gill and Flames football players speak at the kickoff luncheon. Photo credit: Macklyn Mosley

Flames Club hosts first fall luncheon, celebrating the arrival of football season The Flames Club hosted its fall luncheon as a kickoff for Flames football Friday, Sept. 6, at Williams Stadium. Keynote speakers were Head Coach Turner Gill, quarterback Josh Woodrum, cornerback Walt Aikens and defensive lineman Cory Freeman. As …

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Civil War revisited

SEMINAR — “Breechloaders and Greencoats,” courtesy or Gallon Historical Art. Photo provided

Liberty University plans to welcome students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community to its 17th annual Civil War Seminar, “1863 — The Conflagration Continues,” as part of the celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. According to its Web page, the event will begin with a kickoff banquet …

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White Hart reopening

reopening — Loper missed the White Hart and decided to purchase the closed business. Photo credit: Tobi Walsh

Abe Loper was a regular customer at the White Hart until it closed in March 2013. After prayer and consideration, he decided to purchase the business located on Main Street in downtown Lynchburg and will reopen it Sept. 13. Loper, who owns his own laser tag business, missed the White …

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New student club promotes ‘green’

Reuse — Give trash a second chance.

Students for Stewardship encourages on-campus recycling and endeavors to create a cleaner environment “Reduce, reuse and recycle,” Dr. Karen Prior said. The Liberty University campus club Students for Stewardship is beginning a new emphasis on going green with the hopes of educating students on the biblical mandate behind recycling. An …

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What we can do to help the Middle East

Christians are called to be politically active by praying for international peace and administrative wisdom Turn on any news channel or pick up any newspaper, and headlines are sure to outline the grim political landscape of our country and our world. Tension continues to rise as leading bureaucratic figures scramble …

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Murder and millions of dollars

Hernandez — The NFL is withholding thousands of dollars in offseason workout bonuses. Google images

Former football star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not-guilty to charges, but may still lose thousands in bonuses Today’s athletes are real-life heroes to their many fans. But what happens when one of those stars is charged with first-degree murder? Or what about this: What happens when a team promises money to …

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New school gets accreditation

Construction — Dr. Ronnie Martin stands in front of the college that is nearing completion. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine is now accepting applications for its first class The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine has been under meticulous development for the past three years and, most recently, received provisional accreditation from its programmatic accreditor and recognition from Liberty’s regional accreditor. The school …

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Muslim march scheduled for Sept. 11

tragedy — As the nation mourns, activist groups rally. Google images

Nearly 1 million people are expected to march down Washington, D.C.’s National Mall tomorrow, not to remember those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks, but to dispel the fear of Muslims, according to According to The Washington Times, the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) is hosting the …

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