Law sets ominous precedent

President Barack Obama signed a bill, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 (H.R. 347) into law March 8, 2012, which makes disturbing certain political events a federal offense, according to a Slate article by Dahlia Lithwick and Raymond Vasvari. The bill “makes protest of any type …

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Student Activities hosts Festival

Pumpkins were offered free to students. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty’s Equestrian Center brings students together to enjoy the fall celebration featuring festive events Sunshine and blue skies greeted the crowd that made its way to Liberty University’s Equestrian Center for the third annual Fall Festival hosted by Student Activities (SA). Families and students attended the event and were encouraged …

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Zombies invade at annual walk

Attack — Zombies put on a show for fans. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Lynchburg’s third annual Zombie Walk benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and the Lynchburg Dog Park When October arrives with its crisp air and changing leaves in colors of orange and deep reds, many fall activities begin. People of all ages were invited to participate in the third annual …

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Editorial: Teams challenge Heat’s three-peat

ready — After a year rehabbing his torn ACL, Derrick Rose has improved his game.  Photo credit: Keith Allison

Everyone has heard the chatter — the 2013-2014 NBA season is supposed to be all about losing. The 2014 draft class featuring Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Jabari Parker and others is supposed to be the best one in more than 10 years. Teams with little hope of making noise in …

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Daughter honors parents in essay

daughter — Giovanetto wrote a story about her parents. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

Andrea Giovanetto writes her winning essay about love, grace and second chances Andrea Giovanetto’s essay about love, grace and second chances was chosen as this year’s winner of the Outstanding Parent of the Year Award. According to Theresa Dunbar, director of Parent and Family Connections at Liberty, Giovanetto’s essay depicted …

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Panel encourages writers

writers — Students listened to a panel of keynote speakers including Kate Shellnutt (seated left) and Suzanne Kuhn (seated right). Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Keynote speakers talk to students about publishing trends and building an audience The Department of English and Modern Languages partnered with the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Wednesday, Oct. 23, to host “Writing Culture: A Panel with Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics.” Attendees enjoyed refreshments while a panel of four professionals took turns …

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Garden opens

Students grow crops Dedicating the Liberty University Garden in memory of the late Henry and Elvira Morris, President Jerry Falwell, Jr., and the Liberty University community gathered atop Liberty Mountain in celebration of new life, Friday, Oct. 25. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed food samplings, cooking demonstrations and a tour …

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Attorney gen. race intensifies


Mark Obenshain The 2013 General Elections are only one week away, and the commonwealth of Virginia is preparing to collect the votes for its next attorney general. The election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, includes those running for Virginia governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Two contenders are currently running for …

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Rita’s brings unique flavor to Forest

Welcome — Stephen Putney, Liberty’s assistant director for Christian/Community Service, and family enjoy  Rita’s, the newly opened dessert shop. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The newly opened Italian ice and frozen custard shop is a success, Rita’s general manager says Known for its flavors of Italian ices and frozen custards, Rita’s Water Ice of Lynchburg is making its unique mark among dessert shops throughout the area. According to the Rita’s of Lynchburg website, Sept. …

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FACS launch party

Reveal — Fashion show coordinators revealed this year’s theme. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The eighth annual Liberty University Department of Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Fashion Show coordinators announced details about the upcoming show at the FACS launch party Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Reber-Thomas Executive Dining Hall. According to Fashion Show Director Kristen Goodrich, FACS hosts a fashion show each year. This …

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Business Convocation

Session included guest speakers from Mythics Liberty University’s School of Business hosted a special Convocation, Oct. 25, featuring guest speakers from award-winning Oracle Platinum Partner, Mythics. Held in the School of Law Supreme Court room, three members from Mythics took part in a question-and-answer session and described what Mythics does …

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Montview Mansion nears completion

Welcome — The museum features Sen. Carter Glass and the late Dr. Jerry Falwell. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

The recently renovated home was built in 1923 and now serves as a museum and a bed and breakfast The buzz and hum of power drills drift through the halls of Liberty University’s Montview Mansion as the historic home nears the completion of its renovation overhaul. Since Sen. Carter Glass …

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