From the Desk

The sports world exploded with emotion Saturday night, Oct. 26, when the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series after a controversial obstruction call by third base umpire Jim Joyce. Seemingly everyone with a television and a basic knowledge of the sport of baseball soon took to social media to voice their […]

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Lt. governor race, a close fight to the end

Democrat Ralph Northam Democrat Ralph S. Northam, who is running for lieutenant governor of Virginia, may live in Hampton Road like his opponent, but he has opposite political approaches and opinions on governmental issues, according to The Washington Post. Northam served as a medic in the United States Army for eight years before becoming a pediatric neurologist and being elected […]

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Conference wide open after Blue Hose fall

Liberty defeats Big South leader Presbyterian, falls to Winthrop, snapping a three-game Flames win streak The Liberty University women’s volleyball team started off their weekend with a big 3-1 win over first-place Presbyterian College Friday, Oct. 25 (25-12, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21). Junior Gabrielle Shipe posted a match-high 21 digs, making her the 19th player in program history to post 1,000 […]

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ASLI now offered

Signing degree becomes available This semester, Liberty University became the first school in Virginia to offer a Bachelor of Arts in American Sign Language and Interpreting (ASLI). Although the first ASLI class was taught in spring of 2012, the degree was yet to be accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Nicole Thorn, assistant professor of ASLI, said. […]

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Rand Paul motivates

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Virginia Attorney General and candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli spoke to students in the Vines Center Monday, Oct. 28, encouraging them to stand up for their freedom and to vote in the Nov. 5 election. Paul gave the keynote address and challenged students to […]

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OPCW wins 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

The organization responsible for fighting chemical weapons received international recognition for its efforts Since the beginning of the Nobel Peace Prize, it has been the source of much controversy. Given the political nature of this award, much debate has encircled the respected recipients of this prestigious prize. This time around, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has […]

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The Drowsy Poet closes its doors

Visitors of the cafe will no longer be able to enjoy the famous Milton at the Candlers Station location After years of serving Liberty University’s campus with its infamous Milton, the Drowsy Poet closed its doors Saturday, Oct. 19. The cafe opened in 1994 and was famous for the Milton, a milkshake made with secret ingredients, said the owner Shani […]

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Basketball coaches lead by example

An unexpected journey After winning the 2013 Big South Championship, Liberty men’s basketball Head Coach Dale Layer said the team’s perseverance after an 0-8 start was the vital element of the team’s season. “It kind of taught us that we had to work and face adversity,” Layer said. “When no one believed in us and no one was really saying […]

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Living in the Word

On the trip back home from Boiling Springs, N.C., the Liberty football team celebrated a 24-0 victory over Gardner-Webb. Exhausted and weary from Saturday’s game the following day, the team prepared its game plan for Virginia Military Institute. After preparation, most players headed home, but some stayed behind. For the entire football season, a group of football players meet on […]

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Seniors shine at home

The 21st time was the charm for the Lady Flames (12-5-1, 7-2-1 Big South) soccer team, as they scored on their 21st attempt to take a 1-0 lead in their match Saturday, Oct. 26 against Coastal Carolina (9-8-1, 6-4 Big South). Junior midfielder Rebecca Smith placed the ball into the back of the net after a shot by fellow midfielder […]

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Clean sweep

The Flames (12-1) continued to stay hot over the weekend, improving on their five game home winning streak. Liberty outscored its opponents 11-3 in two games to defeat the Rochester Warriors (4-5) twice, Oct 25-26. LU 4, Rochester 2 Liberty came out of the gates looking very “complacent … expecting it to be easy,” according to Head Coach Kirk Handy. […]

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Governor election draws near

Cuccinelli runs on Republican ticket Attorney General and former Virginia Sen. Ken Cuccinelli will represent the Republican Party in the Nov. 5 election for Virginia’s next governor. The 45-year-old from Edison, N.J. is running on a platform of smaller government and social conservatism, according to his website. If elected, Cuccinelli plans to create jobs by reducing the individual income tax […]

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Halloween horror and humor

Students voice their opinions concerning one of America’s most celebrated and controversial holidays Christmas is a time of year when families get together, be merry, celebrate the birth of Christ and wear ugly sweaters without shame. Thanksgiving is a time when everything is pushed aside, people give thanks for whatever they have and turkey takes front and center as the […]

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Bullying demands parental attention

Recent death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick has brought increased attention to the problem of cyberbullying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Though we have all most likely said this catchy rhyme, the words could not be further from the truth. Words do actually hurt. And, as the nation has come to find following […]

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