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After five seasons of tense, edge-of-your-seat drama, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” is finally over. Even as I write this, I am currently working my way through season five of “Breaking Bad” while desperately trying to avoid finding out what happens in the series finale, which aired Sunday, Sept. 29. As someone …

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New ZIP code arrives after long wait

“The largest Christian school in the whole world has is its own zip code?” graphic design major Andrew Pierce said. “About time.” Liberty University now has its own unique zip code: 24515. The process for getting a unique zip code has been ongoing for years according to Lisa Worley, manager …

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Alumna excels in education field

Learn — Lovett lives to teach. Photo provided

Graduate receives Virginia regional Teacher of the Year Award and becomes finalist for statewide recognition Liberty University alumna Jennifer Lovett has been recognized as one of the best teachers in her field in Virginia. Lovett has received the Teacher of the Year Award for region five in Virginia, making her …

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SGA holds elections

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Students vote to select their future class presidents and vice presidents Liberty University held elections Sept. 6 to decide the Student Government Association (SGA) presidents and vice presidents of each class in preparation for the coming academic year. Campaigning officially began Sept. 2 and lasted the remainder of the week …

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Duck Commander

Happy — Willie Robertson drew a huge audience to the College for a Weekend Convocation.  Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Reality TV star Robertson speaks on faith, family and ducks Liberty University Convocation, normally a sea of red the day before football games, contained a little more camouflage, Friday, Sept. 27. Willie Robertson, star of television’s “Duck Dynasty” and CEO of hunting supply company Duck Commander, made his first appearance …

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Pattie Mallette inspires students

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Best selling author and inspirational speaker Pattie Mallette addressed Liberty University’s student body during Convocation Monday, Sept. 30. Mallette, who is perhaps best known as the mother of celebrity singer-songwriter Justin Bieber, shared her personal testimony with students, outlining the journey of faith that ultimately led her to God. Mallette’s …

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Miss America makes history

queen — Davuluri is the first Indian-American contestant to be crowned. Photo credit: Zennie Abraham

The only beauty pageant I ever sat through was the fictional Miss America contest depicted in the classic Sandra Bullock film, “Miss Congeniality.” Miss America is an icon that millions of girls aspire to become. This year’s winner was a 24-year-old Indian-American woman, Nina Davuluri from New York. Davuluri’s crowning …

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Military reform

Five days before Sept. 16, the American people remembered those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. A few days later, the Washington Navy Yard shooting took place. There is one question we are all asking: could the shooting have been prevented? The answer …

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Grand Theft Auto V rakes in more than $1 billion

Rape?— Rockstar Games released an online statement claiming that an alleged rape scene “is meant to depict and imply naked cannibalism, not rape.” Photo credit: Google Images

Carjacking, murder, torture and cannibalism are just a few of the violent actions gamers can perform via characters When I played massive multiplayer games online within limitless worlds, I often was amazed at the depth and creativity of the game. I remember marveling at all the options that the game …

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Students sign suicide waivers

A Chinese university issued thousands of students a mandatory suicide contract before beginning college For college students everywhere, paperwork is an inevitable nuisance that accompanies an academic career. Accustomed as we may be to signing agreements, however, there is one document that American students will unlikely find in their welcome …

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Cameron’s ‘Unstoppable’ premieres

Movie — Cameron shared his most personal story on screen. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

After months of production and preparation, actor and producer Kirk Cameron released his latest film, “Unstoppable” — a film he calls “the most personal project I have ever made” — Tuesday, Sept. 24. According to Cameron, more than 150,000 people across the U.S. attended the […]

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David Crowder shows his style

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Colton Dixon’s song ‘Scars’ encouraged, while Crowder’s mix included new twists on traditional hymns Concertgoers lined up outside the Vines Center hours in advance Friday, Sept. 27, to see David Crowder and Colton Dixon perform. One student waited outside for four hours prior to the concert. “I was the first …

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Virginia 10 Miler hosts 40th anniversary run

Race — Runners from across Virginia traveled to Lynchburg. Photo credit: Creative Commons

Energy and excitement filled the air as more than 1,400 people gathered in downtown Lynchburg Saturday, Sept. 28, to run the Virginia 10 Miler. According to the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler website, this year marked the 40th anniversary for the event, which holds various races and walks for people of …

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Students participate in See You at the Pole

At the pole — Students engaged in a nationally recognized day.

Local headlines tell of catastrophic events occurring almost every day in America and around the world. They showcase the tragic situations politicians from the capital and various states have to deal with so often. Liberty students gathered at the front steps of DeMoss Hall Wednesday, Sept. 25, to pray for …

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Cross Country runs hard at Panorama

BREAKING A SWEAT — The women’s team looks to mature and improve as the season progresses. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

McDonald places ninth for men, Christiansen 30th for women to pace their teams at the invitational The men and women’s cross country teams put together a respectable performance in a very competitive race Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Virginia-Panorama Farms Invitational. In a field of 13 teams, which included Duke, …

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