White Hart closes

Cafe — Students enjoy the relaxing atmosphere provided by the business. Photo credit: Jill Springer

Economic circumstances shut down the popular café Citing financial problems, Tim Patterson, the owner of The White Hart Café, closed the coffee shop and bookstore after two years of service. The popular destination for Liberty University students served its last customers Saturday, March 30. According to Patterson, he was a …

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Students in love with ‘LU Crushes’

Digital dating? — While the effectiveness of the site’s system on flirting is unproven, the allure of scrolling down the post on Facebook is undeniable. Facebook screenshot

Yet is anonymously posting your fondness for a fellow student on a Web page really the best way to handle the situation? For many of us, elementary school marked a time of loud recesses, hushed classes and whispered note passing. Love letters would be scribbled on messy lined paper, crumpled …

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Colleges going private

Higher education in America has reached a tumultuous crossroads. Our state colleges have long been considered the jewels in America’s educational crown, but these colleges are receiving significantly less state funding when compared to past decades. This drastic decrease has led institutions to search for new funding avenues. Foremost in …

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Woods + winning = cure?

Back again? — A hot start to Tiger Woods’ season has seemingly caused amnesia towards his previous transgressions. Keith Allison, Creative Commons

Nike’s new advertisement featuring Woods hints that success creates forgiveness Just when you thought that the glaring spotlight would finally swing away from Tiger Woods, the man whose name has become synonymous with scandal jumps right back onto the center stage of public attention. But not to worry, the current …

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From the desk


As technology has progressed over the years, the high-tech Internet search engines have continued to improve searches by taking the keywords you type in to previous Web pages you have browsed and assuming you want something similar. Taken at its face value, the Internet’s knowing what you want, like some …

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HSCC encourages pet ownership

Care — Pets help owners learn responsibility. Photo credit: Andrea Parrish- Geyer

Depending on the day, a walk past PetSmart on Wards Road could mean an invitation to pet, hold and even adopt a puppy or a kitten from the Humane Society in need of a home. The Humane Society for Campbell County (HSCC) is a nonprofit organization that, according to their …

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Styling at school

Passion— Archulet used her cosmetology license to start a business. Photo provided

Setting up her cosmetology supplies in an empty corner of her room, Liberty University freshman Ashley Archulet put away her schoolbooks and opened her dorm for business as a hair salon. Before transferring to Liberty in the spring, Archulet was given the chance to compete nationally at the SkillsUSA National …

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Junior and Senior Gala raises funds

Dressed up — Chad Atchison and Chelsea Patterson address the juniors and seniors at Williams Stadium. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Student Government Association kicks off Pro-Life Emphasis Week with “A Black and White Affair” The Liberty University Jazz Ensemble set the mood as students arrived in their classiest suits and dresses for “A Black and White Affair” on the third floor of the Williams Stadium, April 6. The Liberty Student …

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Track wins 18 events at invite

Hindrance — Runners face obstacles on the track. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty’s men’s and women’s track and field teams picked up 18 event victories in the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, the inaugural meet of Liberty’s newly renovated Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex, April 5
and 6.
“It was really nice to have a beautiful day out here on our new […]

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Fencing grows in popularity among students

Members of the Liberty University fencing classes quickly put on their gear and headed to the indoor track at Green Hall where one of the university’s newest clubs meets. According to Vice President Brandon Minter the club has quickly gained popularity among Liberty students. “There were 25 new people at …

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Third annual Battle of the Bands is underway

The Third annual Battle of the Bands will take place Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in the Tilley Student Center. According to the Student Activities website, band submissions will be accepted until April 8. Voting for the best band will be held through Facebook, and there will also be …

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Career Premier Fair gives students key networking opportunity

In a time when jobs are few and far between and competition is fierce, Liberty University is doing its best to give students real-world experience, according to Clint Melton, Assistant Director at the Career Center. Liberty’s Career Center took students to Salem, Va. on March 28 to participate in this …

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Up late at Coffeehouse

Brass — One student showcases his musical talent during a jazz performance at the “Late Night” event. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Usually a time for Liberty’s campus to wind down, 11 o’clock brought about a second wind as eager students lingered with anticipation outside the Vines Center to attend the Student Activities’ Late Night Coffeehouse.
As students took their seats, the packed Vines Center rang with the […]

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NAB hits Vegas

Experience — Atkins and Aube set up lighting and camera equipment for a broadcast. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but a select few broadcasting students from Liberty University are hoping to gain valuable job experience from their experience out West April 6-11.
Junior Matt Atkins and senior Courtney Aube are currently in Las Vegas, participating in Sony’s […]

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Fashion on display

Students at Liberty University will showcase their talents through the Family and Consumer Science’s seventh annual fashion show starting at 8 p.m. April 13 in the New Schilling Center, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Liberty students will take on their peers in the “Project Hollywood: A Glamorous Encore” fashion …

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