Lynchburg Bridal Expo offers ideas

VOWS —Katelyn Diehl, intern for the Clutch Magazine, helped give brides advice to make their dream weddings a reality. Photo credit: Jillian Springer

Produced by Capture It Events, LLC, the event exhibited many different options for weddings of future brides When women are little girls, many dream of the day they will be able to slip into frilly white dresses and walk down the aisle into their prince charming’s arms. However, before that …

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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 …

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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 …

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Marijuana legalization pros/cons

CANNABIS — Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have now legalized the use of marijuana in some form. Photo credit: Abigail Bock

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 …

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Pretty in pink

RIBBON — October promotes awareness. Google Images

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 …

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SCOTUS begins new term

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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, …

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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 …

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PRSSA hosts alumni

Homecoming — Alumni share career advice with students. Photo credit: Melanie Oelrich

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 …

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Worship recognized

Praise —  Students work to further their abilities. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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Radio drama features Theatre Arts students

TALENT — “The Eye” will run on 88.3 FM Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Photo credit: Breann Black

Liberty University’s Department of Theatre Arts is in the process of producing its second radio drama that will showcase the voices of Liberty students and professors. It will be aired on VictoryFM (88.3) Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. “The Eye,” written by Theatre Arts …

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Panthers iced in rivalry matchup

TENACITY — Stephen Bellow (96) gains possession of the puck during a match against the Panthers over the weekend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

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 …

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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 …

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Lacrosse honors alumni

Flames welcome back former players during their third-annual alumni game To recognize former team members, the Liberty University men’s lacrosse team held their third alumni game, in which the alumni defeated the current players 20-11. According to Head Coach Kyle McQuillan, this is the third year the lacrosse team has …

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