Lady Flames sweep Rams

Relentless — Lady Flames out-scored the Lady Rams 17-1. Photo credit: Kyle Milligan

Lady Flames stays perched at No. 1 in the nation with win The Liberty University Lady Flames Division I hockey team defeated the Colorado State Lady Rams 3-0 Friday, Feb. 2, on the strength of two goals scored by senior Laura Del Monte. On defense, sophomore goaltender Sam Rupp delivered …

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Donaldson first dual dean Dr. Pauline Marie Donaldson, the former dean of both the School of Education and the College of General Studies, died Thursday, Jan. 31 after a long battle with Progressive Nuclear Palsy. She is survived by her husband, John; sisters, Ireta and Janice, and brother, Dale; her …

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Liberty Counsel set to challenge ObamaCare

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced a hearing date for Liberty Counsel’s challenge of the new health care law put into effect by the Obama administration. The hearing is scheduled for May 15 in Richmond, Va. Liberty University School of Law Dean and professor Mat Staver, the founder …

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Gun-free no more?

Control — Chuck Thomas instructs a friend at Lynchburg Arms and Indoor Shooting Range. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

A group known as Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is speaking out about allowing students with concealed carry licenses to be armed on college campus and said that not doing so puts college students at risk. Founded following the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, SCC’s aspirations are to reform firearm regulations. They have already done so in six states and are helping others to consider the switch to allow concealed carry on campus.

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Capitol internship

Jobs — Two students browse brochures outside the career center. Photo credit: Emily Becker

In order to “train champions for Christ,” Liberty University offers many outlets for students to succeed in their desired field. The Washington Fellowship is an internship program offered as a means of placing them in a city filled with future job prospects while also earning credit toward graduation. According to …

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Alumni lecture

Author — Fields has written several books and articles. Photo provided

Renowned author Leslie Fields to speak Monday, Feb. 11 Author, speaker and columnist Leslie Leyland Fields will speak at the Liberty University English and Modern Languages Department’s Alumni Lecture Series Monday, Feb. 11. According to a press release, Fields is the author of seven books, including “Parenting is Your Highest …

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Celebrating Black History Month

Perspective — What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of today’s world? Library of Congress

Just how much progress have we made in the 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspirational speech? It is hard to imagine that a little less than 50 years ago, our nation did not consider African Americans to be equal with whites. Their voting rights were discriminated against, public …

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From the desk

A dark day for various individuals, Valentine’s Day does not always venture to be providential for those single members of society trying to make their way through the romantic gestures that happen all around them — just not to them. While most single people will not take to the streets …

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The Grammys are losing their glamour

Losing their luster — Have the Grammys lost their credibility? Cyrial Attias, Creative Commons

It is hailed as “music’s biggest night,” an event where audiences tune in to see latest musical acts perform their hit songs — drowned in auto tune and pyrotechnics — and wait to see if another Kanye West moment will happen again. The 55th annual Grammy Award Show, scheduled to …

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Time for us to step up and jump in

Chillin’ — Polar Plunge 2012 raised more than $24,000 for Special Olympics Virginia. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

You may have never heard of 21-year-old Molly Hincka, but she is an exceptional person and an amazing athlete. She has won medals participating in 10 different athletic events. She volunteers at an Alzheimer’s facility in her hometown of Livingston County, Mich. She runs six miles a day to stay …

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Memoirist Maya Angelou speaks

Hope — Poet Maya Angelou addressed a vast crowd at Randolph College Tuesday, Jan. 29. The Pan American, Creative Commons

Randolph College hosted the acclaimed poet for a discussion about her rise from persecution and adversity Celebrated poet and memoirist Maya Angelou spoke about the power of poetry to a crowded auditorium at Randolph College. Liberty University professor Karen Swallow Prior’s women’s literature class attended the lecture. When the curtains …

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Tools of the trade: Q and A session with Zach Floto

Intern — Floto said that he gained invaluable experience. Photo provided

In a competitive Delta Air Lines internship with more than 700 applicants fighting for three openings, Liberty student Zach Floto came out on top, earning the chance to work with one of the world’s largest airlines. Q: How did you qualify for the internship, and how were you selected? A: …

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Professor shows passion for psychology

From police to professor — Barclay began working as a professor 15 years after first visiting Liberty. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Former police officer Timothy Barclay’s law enforcement background sparks his interest in a new career Lights flashed as another speeding car slowed to a stop, a look of defeat crossing the frustrated driver’s face as a police officer strode to the window. It used to be all in a day’s …

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Club V-ball defeats N.C. State Wolfpack

The Liberty men’s volleyball team may be overlooked on campus, but they were far from overlooked at their tournament at North Carolina State University Saturday, Feb. 2. “Because it was our first tournament back from break, we wanted to get back into the swing of things and begin to build …

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Weekend highs and lows

Layin’ it in — Tolu Omotola has 22 points,12 rebounds against High Point. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Men’s and women’s basketball teams hit the road Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams went on the road Saturday, Feb. 2. The Liberty Lady Flames (17-6, 9-2 Big South) were poised to extend their three-game winning streak, while the men (7-16, 3-6 Big South) looked to build off their …

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