Raising their voices for the fans

Commitment — Liberty cheerleaders display their team spirit during the football team’s loss at Kent State, Aug. 29. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The Flames cheerleading squad competes nationally and rallies the crowd at Liberty sporting events No one will ever win the debate of whether or not cheerleading is a sport, but one thing is for sure, the Liberty University cheerleading squad works incredibly hard to do what they do. “I don’t …

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Docksteader brothers net hat tricks

smooth transition — Freshman defenseman Ryan Sidun handles the puck against Elon. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The Liberty Flames men’s Division II hockey dominated Elon and Millersville this past weekend behind the strength of hat tricks from Brad and Devon Docksteader. LU squashes Elon, 10-1 The Flames played controlled, physical hockey as they steamrolled Elon, 10-1, in front of a packed house Friday, Sept. 20. It …

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Barrs raised

making a difference — Three sisters from Northern Ireland ended up at Liberty after a series of miraculous events. Photo provided

Sisters unite passion for field hockey, missions Thousands of miles and an ocean separate Lurgan, Northern Ireland, and Lynchburg, Va., but three sisters made the journey and currently play field hockey at Liberty University. Older sister Natalie, along with twins Bethany and Serena, are the three Barr sisters of the …

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Downpour of emotions

messy conditions — Kendall Couamin returns a squib kick in the third quarter as the rain intensifies at Robins Stadium. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Two blocked field goals and two turnovers hurt Flames in soggy 30-21 loss to Richmond Playing against a coach who brought current Liberty football juniors and seniors into the program makes for an emotional setting. No matter the end result, a bittersweet taste is all that remains. For former Liberty …

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Going to World Cup

EMBLEM — New uniforms celebrate 100 years of U.S. soccer. Google Images

Men’s soccer team triumphs in qualifier for seventh year Does the World Cup matter to the majority of Americans? Probably not, but perhaps it is time for Americans to get behind their ever-improving men’s national team. While most Americans would claim to never watch or care about soccer, television ratings …

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Turmoil in Colombia

EMBLEM — New uniforms celebrate 100 years of U.S. soccer. Google Images

For more than five decades, violence and bloodshed have broken the land of Colombia, forcing civilians to either run in fear or join the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Operating out of the South-Eastern regions of the jungles, this terrorist organization has wreaked havoc for years. Now, according to …

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Pastors Rick and Kay speak out

The Warren family made their first television appearance since the upsetting suicide of son Matthew Warren Two parents were thrown into a living nightmare as news of their son’s death headlined every major media outlet April 5, 2013. Now, less than six months after the emotional and heartbreaking family tragedy, …

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Learning to love our neighbors in Lynchburg

In order to successfully share our faith, Liberty students should be mindful of testimonies in the community Among the lanyards, sweatshirts and our tacky car stickers, Liberty University students can typically be spotted a mile away. Whether we are attempting to buy groceries with Flames Cash or cutting someone off …

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Nation mourns Naval Yard shooting

MOVING FORWARD — A change of command ceremony in the D.C. Navy Yard Monday, Sept. 23, signals a return to the routine after mourning. Photo provided

The recent massacre in Washington, D.C. left 12 dead and several injured as a result of shooter rampage Why? Once the dust settles after a tragedy, this is the question that inevitably will be asked. In the case of the recent shooting in D.C., this question was brought up less …

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Piper brings global focus

Motivation — John Piper speaks about reaching the world for eternal reward. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty University’s Center for Global Engagement (CGE) hosted its biannual Global Focus Week Sept. 16-18, welcoming more than 60 mission agency representatives and prominent guest speakers such as John Piper, Naghmeh Abedini and Bob Creson. According to CGE, Global Focus Week is a semesterly tradition that encourages students to delve …

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Bowden inspires

guidance — Bowden shared stories of God’s direction and provision throughout his life and encouraged students to “put God first.” Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Nearly 10,000 students gathered in the Vines Center Friday, Sept. 13, to hear from a man who once coached before a home crowd of more than 80,000. Bobby Bowden, the winningest coach in Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football history and former leader of the Florida State Seminoles, discussed God’s …

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Fantasy Football – Part two

Hot: QB – Michael Vick – While the Eagles may not be the strongest team as a whole, Vick currently leads all QBs in standard scoring fantasy points. Considering this week’s game versus the Broncos will likely be a high scoring shootout, Vick would be a smart play. RB – …

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Bedford will ‘Never Forget’

Remember — People pay their respects to America’s soldiers. Photo credit: Joshua Janney

The D-Day Memorial held a ceremony to bring awareness of POW/MIAs of America Citizens of Bedford and surrounding counties came out to “Never Forget,” a prisoner of war/missing in action (POW/MIA) awareness event, at 11 a.m., Sept. 21. The ceremony was originally supposed to be held at the National D-Day …

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Get! Downtown revives business

community — People take the streets at this annual event. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Lynchburg celebrates business by inviting people to stroll up and down Main Street at the fifth-annual event Even though superstitions surround Friday the 13th, people ventured out onto Main Street to enjoy loud music and fair food at Lynchburg’s fifth-annual Get!Downtown event. Street vendors lined Main Street between 8th and …

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Colorado floods devastate

flooding — A Colorado local boats through an area devastated by excessive rain.  Photo credit: Lauryn McDowell

Heavy rain causes destruction, killing six and impacting members of the Liberty family Northern Colorado has been hammered by heavy rains and catastrophic flooding since Sept. 9, causing six deaths and leaving thousands of homes destroyed. Although Colorado is half a country away from Liberty University’s campus, Liberty Online adjunct …

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