From the Desk

The Washington Redskins football team is currently fighting a battle, the results of which will have lasting effects on the organization, and it cannot be settled on the field. Redskins owner Dan Snyder now finds himself fighting to save his organization’s image – and his pocketbook for that matter – after Native American groups called the team’s nickname offensive and […]

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Column: Fall brings pumpkin invasion

The month of October welcomes pumpkin pie spice Pringles, pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin lotion and more I believe that the winter season has falsely been given the title of “most wonderful time of the year.” Why you may ask? For one simple reason: it is not the pumpkin season. Sure, winter may have Christmas, which fills lots of little boys and […]

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Candidates prepare for Nov. 5

As the date of the Virginia election looms closer, opponents increase campaigning efforts In the Nov. 5 general elections, Lynchburg residents will vote for candidates for several local offices, including commissioner of the revenue, treasurer, commonwealth’s attorney and sheriff. The office of sheriff is the only office with more than one candidate running for election. The incumbents who hold the […]

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Marijuana legalization pros/cons

Legalization is a viable way to help boost the U.S. economy Within the last year, our country has undergone some big changes. One of these changes is that two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized marijuana for recreational use. So what does that mean, and what does that mean for the Conservative? Its law in Colorado, which passed Nov. 6, […]

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Pretty in pink

October is usually a sea of reds, oranges and yellows — a true harvest month, fully clothed in autumn colors. But a shade of pink has recently taken over as a symbol for breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons are the universal symbol for support in this disease that kills almost 40,000 women every year, according to the American Cancer Society. […]

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SCOTUS begins new term

Despite the recent government shutdown, the U.S. Supreme Court has released the docket for its new term that started Monday, Oct. 7, according to an Associated Press article by Mark Sherman. According to an NPR article by Nina Totenberg, the upcoming cases will not likely be defined by landmark decisions, but a few important ones are worth noting. Indeed, the […]

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Women are not rape bait

Email from Phi Kappa Tau coaches fraternity members to abuse alcohol and sex Georgia Tech fraternity Phi Kappa Tau has recently become the subject of investigation after an email entitled “Luring your Rapebait” was sent by the chapter’s social director. The student, who has remained unnamed, wrote the email to members of his fraternity, giving detailed instructions to his house […]

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PRSSA hosts alumni

Graduates return to share experiences in the communication field “Who you are now is not who you will always be. Where you are now is not where you will always be. Keep moving forward.” This piece of advice given by Liberty University graduate student and assistant Nate Jurgensen was one of the many encouragements given to Liberty communication students at […]

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Worship recognized

Worship Leader Magazine recognized the Liberty University Center for Music and Worship as one of the top worship programs in the country in their October issue. The magazine listed Liberty’s program among the “Best of the Best in Education” for the third year in a row in its annual “Best of the Best” issue. Liberty also earned the Reader’s Choice […]

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Virginians Fear Increased Surveillance amid New Database

In today’s increasingly small world, it seems that everywhere we go someone is taking note, watching what we do. As we observe technology progressing, it becomes harder to believe in the words openness and transparency. According to The Daily Progress, the Commonwealth of Virginia has recently been putting together an identity database for multiple state agencies to utilize. The information […]

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Theatre seniors take on New York City

Over fall break, Oct. 3-6, the Liberty University Department of Theatre Arts sent 19 seniors to New York City for four days of technical and audition workshops, Broadway shows and sightseeing. “The trip showed them the reality of (careers) in New York,” Linda Cooper, department chair and weekend chaperone, said. “After you graduate, you don’t stop working. You work hard, […]

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Panthers iced in rivalry matchup

Liberty captures its 10th win in 11 games, sweeping Davenport during Homecoming at the LaHaye Ice Center The Liberty University men’s Division I hockey team defeated the Davenport Panthers twice during homecoming weekend Friday Oct. 18 and Saturday Oct. 19. Liberty 2, Davenport 1 In the first game, Liberty defeated Davenport 2-1. Despite the absence of key players, such as […]

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Editorial: Balancing careers and injuries

With new technology and advancement in medicine across the world, athletes have been beneficiaries of many amazing new treatments and surgeries. But are athletes too trusting of the wonders of modern medicine? Are they returning from injuries too early? The answer is not quite as easy as it seems, because the results have varied for every athlete. Minnesota Vikings running […]

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