SA hosts Bald Mountain 10K

Trails — Liberty student Ben Phenicie finished 9th overall in the race through Liberty University’s trails. Photo credit: Jazmin Quaynor

Runners competed in the race at Camp Hydaway Saturday morning Runners rose early in the morning and raced through the woods and trails of Liberty Mountain in pursuit of first place Saturday, April 27. The Liberty University Student Activities Bald Mountain 10K invited everyone from Liberty students and staff to …

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Lock receives CSER award

VOY — Lock and the ASU Liberty University chapter gather for their cause. Photo provided

Senior Kristin Lock was presented the Christian Service (CSER) Volunteer of the Year Award Wednesday, April 24, for founding a chapter of Autism Speaks U (AUS) at Liberty University. “I thought it very fitting that it happens to be Autism Awareness month, and this year’s award recipient was responsible for …

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Zumbathon raises awareness with MDA

Move it — Over 200 women joined together to exercise to raise awareness for Muscular Dystrophy. Photo credit: Kamryn Reynolds

Ladies at Liberty University had the chance to get active in a fun way while donating to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at the Zumbathon hosted by Med Serve, a student-led club on campus. The event was held April 26 in the Schilling […]

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Students prepare for commencement

TURNING TASSELS — Students at last year’s commencement are recognized for their success. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Many events mark each semester on the short timeline that is the life of the typical college student at Liberty University. One such event is the day when a student arrives as a freshman with the uncertainty of meeting new people, seeing new places and being part of new experiences. …

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Editorial: A difficult decision to make


High school athletes’ choices to commit have come to be scrutinized by fans and media across the country During their sophomore year, they dominate the high school landscape, and make themselves household names in basketball, football and baseball camps around America. Eventually, top-notch schools take notice, begging these top recruits …

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Liberty alumni take first place

fun in the sun — Liberty students participated in the first beach volleyball tournament of the season. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Beach volleyball team opens inaugural season with tournament The new Liberty University men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams held their first tournament Saturday, April 27. Liberty entered seven of their women’s doubles teams and nine of their men’s teams into the tournament. The teams competed in a pool play format, …

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Just Dew it

Stelzer brothers take top two spots The Liberty ski and snowboard team participated in the fourth-annual Dew Games Saturday, April 27. These athletes performed a variety of tricks at the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, competing in six events for $15,000 in prizes. Skiers and snowboarders took part in events such …

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Editorial: NFL Draft: Winners and losers


Although the 2013 draft has been completed, we will not be able to tell who is a stud or a dud for a few more years I’ll bet you began reading this column thinking that I would break down who I thought were the biggest winners and losers from the …

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Alumnus to compete in Ironman race

made of iron — Liberty University alumnus Ben Lesley is training to run the Louisville Ironman on August 25. With the support of his wife Kelly, he has been training since last spring for the 140.6-mile triathlon. Photo provided

Completing a marathon finds its way onto many people’s bucket lists, and for good reason. The 26.2-mile standard marathon is a lofty goal for the average person. And then there is the Ironman Triathlon. Piled on top of the 26.2 miles of running is 2.4 miles of swimming and a …

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LU sweeps VMI, eyes playoffs

After sweeping a weekend series with Virginia Military Institute (VMI) April 26-28, the Liberty Flames baseball team is approaching the home stretch of the season, and with only seven regular season games left to play, the Flames find themselves fighting for a spot in the Big South Conference Tournament. Last …

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Coastal sweeps Liberty

dive — a Lady Flames softball player slides head-first into first base against the Chanticleers. Photo credit: Katelyn Welch

In their final three-game home series of the season, the Liberty Lady Flames (19-33, 8-16 Big South) softball team was swept by rival Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (34-20, 19-5 Big South), April 26-27, extending its losing streak to 11 games. In the first game of a doubleheader Friday, April […]

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Davidson claws past Liberty

last straw — Liberty’s Chloe McIntosh played in the final game of her career against Davidson. Photo provided: Kamryn Reynolds

The Lady Flames fell short in the Big South semifinals against the Wildcats, 17-8 The Liberty Lady Flames (8-10) lacrosse season came to an end Friday, April 28, after a 17-8 defeat against the Davidson Wildcats (11-6) in the semifinals of the Big South Lacrosse Championship. Despite the loss, the …

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Flames lax wins SELC title

clutch — Senior midfielder Joe Gargiulo scored 16 goals in three games  during the SELC tournament.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Last season, the Liberty men’s lacrosse team reached the semifinals of the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) tournament, losing to Elon, 13-12. This year, the Flames (16-1, 4-0 SELC) reached the SELC Championship game for the first time, defeating Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) (8-6, 2-1 SELC), 9-5. In …

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Track solid in invite

among the pack — Liberty runners Jessica Gass (left) and Caroline Parris (right)  ran in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Despite a number of athletes taking the weekend off from competition, Liberty’s men’s and women’s track and field teams brought home 19 top-three finishes in the Highlander Invitational April 26 and 27. “We were trying to kind of take a rest week after conference (championships) last weekend, and, yet, we …

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