SAO moves to DeMoss Hall

Towed away — According to Chief Richard Hinkley, the cones outside of DeMoss Hall were a temporary measure to prevent illegal parking during Global Focus Week. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The Student Advocate Office (SAO) will be moving Feb. 19 from Green Hall to the DeMoss Learning Center. Their new location will be on the second floor between the grand lobby and the computer lab in suite 2247, according to the SAO. “We decided to move to DeMoss Hall so …

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Author inspires

Liberty University students and faculty members alike packed into DeMoss Hall 1090 to hear author and speaker Leslie Leyland Fields talk about a new way for evangelical Christians to interact with the surrounding culture. Fields was introduced by professor Karen Swallow Prior, who had developed a relationship with the writer …

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Summer registration opens

Liberty University students may not be thinking about schoolwork in the summer, but for some, the chance to accelerate their education in summer school may be a good option. The resident summer school registration opened for students on ASIST Feb. 4. Liberty offers many different courses during the summer from …

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Lady Flames keep on winning

Struggle —  Redshirt senior Brittany Campbell looks to pass out of a trap. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty earns its seventh straight win and sixth straight 20-win season with a 69-60 victory over Radford Dominant post play and solid contributions from the bench propelled the Liberty University women’s basketball team to a 69-60 win over in-state rival Radford University, Saturday, Feb. 16. Liberty, which is now 20-6 …

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Runners brave the cold during 5K

Frigid temperatures — Runners don beanies, gloves and facemasks as they cross the starting line at Snowflex. Photo credit: Jillian Springer

Nearly 200 participants span Liberty Mountain to complete the 3.1-mile race hosted by Student Activities Despite some light snow flurries, almost 200 runners showed up to the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre to participate in the Liberty Mountain 5K hosted by Liberty University Student Activities last Saturday, Feb. 16. The chilly …

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‘Burg population grows

Populace — This chart shows how much Lynchburg and the surrounding counties grew between 2000 and 2010. Liberty Champion

Numbers continue to increase in and around Hill City In a recent report from the Weldon Cooper Center in Charlottesville, N.C., the City of Lynchburg and the surrounding counties saw their populations increase by a combination of about 3,180 residents since the 2010 Census. The report estimated that the City …

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Sign Language becomes major

Sign — Nicole Thorn, program director for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and the assistant professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting (ASLI), works at a showing of Carousel in Tower Theater. Photo credit: Jazmin Quaynor

The Department of English and Modern Languages adds American Sign Language and Interpreting to course studies Liberty University will become the first institution in the commonwealth of Virginia to offer a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language and Interpreting (ASLI), according to the Office of English and Modern Languages assistant …

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Obama prepared to put Jane on the frontlines

Tough — Countries such as Israel have women on the front lines. Israeli armed forces, Creative Commons

Recent changes in policy to allow women to serve in combat roles has been called “distracting” by critics. The Obama Administration has paved the way for women to be assigned to combat roles in the military. Some see this as just another step on the path to equality for women, …

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State of the Union or state of confusion?

Progress — Obama’s latest address to the nation called for leaders to resolve their differences and compromise.

When President Barack Obama spoke to the country for his 2013 State of the Union address Tuesday, Feb. 12, it was hard not to think to yourself, “Same old, same old.” In Obama’s speech, he touched on the topics we expected him to — from gun control to the budget …

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Ivy Lake dam needs repair

Caution — The Ivy Lake dam may receive some needed attention. Photo credit: Karly Kryza

Liberty University’s Ivy Lake property has been home to numerous crew team events and warm Saturday swims. It has also served as a serene backdrop to the surrounding neighborhoods.
However, a recent discussion in a public meeting revealed that the lake’s dam is in need of […]

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Liberty unites nations

Together — Students raised the flags of their home countries Feb. 11 to kick off Global Focus Week. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Waving flags streamed down the Vines Center steps during convocation Feb. 11, held by students signifying their home nations. Cultural representatives marched through the rows of students with the Revelation Song as their universal cadence. According to Vice President […]

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From the desk


Provided that plans proceed as intended, Saturday mail might be a thing of the past starting August, 2013. Losing one day of mail might not seem like that big of deal to most people. However, if you are as avid a lover of getting traditional mail — letters from friends …

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Reel talk

Warning: the following article may contain disturbing content pertaining to undead corpses, apocalyptic plague and hunger for living human flesh. Sound like the precursor to another generic zombie movie? Well, think again. Though blood-encrusted, brain-eating zombies hardly seem to be the most promising premise for a romantic comedy, “Warm Bodies” …

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Super Bowl MVP: The commercials

Dodge — By relating the toughness of farmers to their trucks, the company pulled off a successful commercial. YouTube

The downtime spent in-between the action of the big game gives companies the opportunity to leave their mark It occurred to me as I viewed the second most-watched annual sporting event worldwide that the commercials capture the audience more than the greatest game-changing play. Nothing holds the attention of an …

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Liberty alumnus sets career path in D.C.

Washington — Klein finds his home on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo provided

Former government major Kyle Klein works as part of the House Committee of Homeland Security After a long day at work, Kyle Klein, a former Liberty University student, looks back at the sunset behind Capitol Hill and can hardly believe his fortunate circumstances. Ever since Klein was a child, he …

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