Introducing Arosto

Fire-grilled — Arosto orders are prepared and delivered by kitchen staff. Photo credit: Kyle Milligan

The City of Lynchburg is home to more than a dozen pizza restaurants. The newest addition is Arosto Fire Grilled Pizza, which opened Saturday, Jan. 19. Arosto is owned by the AOP restaurant group in Lynchburg. According to Amanda Moore, a manager at Arosto, the opening also featured a drawing …

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Editorial: Turf trumps tradition at new field

Turf wars — Like it or not, Liberty baseball will be played almost entirely on artificial turf. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Baseball is a sport that relies heavily on tradition. To a fan of America’s pastime like me, nothing compares to the nostalgic sights and smells of the ballpark, and the smell of freshly-cut grass is almost as essential to the game as the crack of a wooden bat.

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Football, basketball and track, oh my!

Baller — Walt Aikens is one of a select few three-sport athletes. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

Junior Walt Aikens excels in not one, not two, but three sports at Liberty University Many student athletes have speed, physicality and athleticism, but producing on a high level in three different sports settings is a rarity at the NCAA Division I level. A redshirt junior from Charlotte, N.C., Walt …

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Panther’s Den

After the Lady Flames defeated Radford 69-60 (see B2), the “Vines Furnace Center” turned into a “Panther Den” in the second game of the double-header as Liberty fell to the High Point Panthers 73-68. The Panthers came into the game with the type swagger that the No. 1 team in …

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Flames unable to win two straight

Onslaught — John Caleb Sanders attempts a lay-up. He finished with 23 points. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty men fall to visiting High Point University Panthers, 73-68, Sanders scores 23 in losing effort The High Point Panthers men’s basketball team (15-10, 10-3 Big South) held off the Liberty Flames (9-18, 5-8 Big South) 73-68 Saturday, Feb. 16. The Flames, junior guard John Caleb Sanders scored a game-high …

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Gamecocks take series

Endure — Liberty lost two games in a series to South Caorolina, but won game three, 3-2. Photo credit: Greg Leasure

Flames outhit No. 5 South Carolina 20-17, but drop weather delayed series 2-1 Game 1 The Liberty Flames baseball team kicked off their new season in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 loss against the No. 5 South Carolina Gamecocks Friday, Feb. 15. The Gamecocks, national champions in 2010 and 2011, …

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Seniors victorious

Farewell — Rick Turner scored a hat trick in the final home game of his career at Liberty. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty University’s Head Hockey Coach Kirk Handy always wants his team to score first. Winning teams score first. Winning teams put their opponent in a hole quick and keep them pinned down for the entire contest. After struggling lately in the first period, the Flames got on the board early …

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Phone usage becomes primary offense

Danger — Roughly 5,870 people died and about 515,000 were injured from accidents attributed to texting while driving in 2012.  Photo credit: Jenny House

According to the Virginia General Assembly, eight lawmakers put a stop to texting while driving Monday, Feb. 4, with the passing of the bill that allows police to stop drivers who appear to be texting.
Delegate Richard L. Anderson […]

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PRSSA plunges for Special Olympics

Flurries — Snow falls as participants race into Lake Hydaway. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty students combine to raise nearly $15,000 for local charity Snow flurries silently fell into the frigid water at Camp Hydaway as 150 participants of the Polar Plunge waited for their turn Saturday, Feb. 16. Groups of 20 participants ran screaming into the lake to benefit the Special Olympics. For …

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Lynchburg makes list

The American Bible Society ranked America’s most Bible-minded cities in a recent study, and Knoxville, Tenn. secured the first spot. However, Lynchburg and Roanoke also broke the top 10, coming in at No. 8 out of 96 cities. According to the American Bible Society, the ranking was determined by a …

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Life after Liberty: The Rachel McCormick story

Behind the scenes — McCormick has met celebrities at work, such as Taylor Swift. Photo provided

One 2012 alumna uses her communication skills to turn an internship into a job working on Katie Couric’s show For every student about to graduate from college, there is the anticipation that what was learned in school will lead to a remarkable career — the hope that four or more …

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‘Carousel’ musical in full swing

Ballet — Carousel uses ballet to highlight serious understones in the play. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The cast of “Carousel” filled the stage as the audience watched the opening performance Friday, Feb. 15 at Liberty University’s Tower Theater. The play takes place in a small seaside town in New England and follows the love story between carnival barker Billy Bigelow, played by Joel Ledbetter, and local …

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Students await CFAW approaches

Liberty University students are preparing for the semester’s first College for a Weekend (CFAW), Feb. 22-24. CFAW is one of Liberty University’s largest events. Twice a semester, thousands of high school students travel to Liberty’s campus to get a taste of the college life. This time around, college students will …

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Blush Network leads conference

Break in — Many of the sessions led by Blush featured women from Liberty who provided encouragement to students.

Lynchburg and Liberty women learned what it means to be appointed by God during the weekend event Hundreds of women gathered in the Towns Auditorium Feb. 9 to attend a day of worship and fellowship with the Blush Network. As an official partner with Liberty University’s women’s ministry, Blush spiritually …

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Faculty highlight: Bruce Kirk

Along with the rest of Liberty University’s faculty and staff, School of Communications professor Bruce Kirk has been commended for his continual zeal and compassion for his work and his students. Kirk has gained much knowledge during his time in the world of broadcasting. According to his biography on Liberty’s …

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