Marine marches for missions


Gunfire echoed across the African town of Bujumbura, Burundi as doors quickly slammed shut, cease-fire agreement broken and lives halted as the bullets pierced the air. Seven years after the genocide in Rwanda, the African town was ravaged in turmoil yet again, according to Marine James Iversen. “Everyone who was …

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ROTC wins MacArthur award

Freedom — Cadets who have graduated from the ROTC program serve in various branches of the military all over the world. Photo provided

Liberty University’s ROTC Eagle Battalion and the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Cavalier Battalion program was recently recognized for their outstanding achievements, both in scholastics and military exercises.
In 2001, Liberty’s Eagle Battalion was re-established to partner with […]

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Sequester looms over military

Spending cuts - The military could be losing government funding.

During times of war, our military budget has increased in order to fight off threats of communism and terrorism both to us and to our allies. In times of peace, military budgets have corresponding decreased. Former president Bill Clinton cut back on military spending during what was called the Peace …

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Prayer Center makes big changes

It is a small, easily-forgotten room on the backside of Dorm 17 on main campus. The walls are neatly lined with frames that hold tiny seeds. Spaced between these mustard seeds are frames containing little nuggets of truth from Liberty University’s founder Jerry Falwell Sr. As unimpressive as the room …

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Raising a song of praise

Worship — Sweeney sings at most convocations. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Lauren Sweeney tells her story, from a dream to a reality “Walking onto the stage for the first convocation of the year brought me to a new place of utter humility that God would choose to use me in this way,” Lauren Sweeney, the lead female vocalist on the Liberty …

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Third Day plays TRBC

Concert — Third Day performs popular songs and shares their motivation for the tour. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

When Amber Tiller first heard that Third Day would be playing at a Student Activities’ concert at Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) Friday, Feb. 22, she could hardly contain her excitement. A high school senior and a resident of Roanoke, Tiller made the trip to Liberty University’s College for a …

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Love on Lynchburg

Helping — Two CCI volunteers paint together. Photo provided

The Community Care Initiative of Liberty University held its first Love On Lynchburg (LOL) Day Saturday, Feb. 23. According to a Liberty press release, more than 100 students came out to participate in numerous community service projects within Lynchburg. Some of these projects included baking and playing games at nursing …

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Jazzy Fun Friday rocks

Heritage —  Attendees experienced live music in Green Hall Friday, Feb. 22. Photo credit: Kyle Milligan

Center4ME celebrates African-American culture The sound of jazz music echoed throughout the hallways of Green Hall Feb. 22, welcoming Liberty University students to celebrate African American History Month by participating in the Center for Multicultural Enrichment’s (Center4ME) Jazzy Fun Friday. Liberty students, faculty, staff and College for a Weekend guests …

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Fighting the flu

Photo credit: Abigail Bock

Tips for people struggling to stay healthy Modern medicine has separated Siamese twins conjoined at the head, but it has not solved some of the smallest, yet greatest of human inconveniences — such as the flu. Each year, medical professionals manufacture a vaccination for the influenza virus, commonly referred to …

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Flames ousted from tourney

Suspense — Josh Klakring prepares for a faceoff against Radford. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty falls in the second round to James Madison in OT Liberty University forward Chad Docksteader placed a perfect shot behind the Radford University goaltender to clinch the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference (BRHC) first-round victory over the Highlanders, 4-3. However, Liberty was downed by James Madison University 4-3 in overtime. …

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Career Center offers connections

Opportunity — Career Center staff meets College for a Weekend participants. Photo credit: Jenny House

LUNETWORK provides a link to the professional world for Liberty students in search of jobs and internships Liberty University’s Career Center, a guidance resource for students seeking an internship or job, now points undergraduates in the direction of LUNETWORK, an online tool that helps connect them to possible employers. Matt …

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Tendency to waste food is trashy

Hard Facts — The truth is hard to avoid for Liberty students dining at the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall. Photo credit: Gabriella Fuller

Wasting what we have been blessed with is a problem. In the past two weeks, signs posted around the dining hall have served as an alarming eye-opener to how indifferent we have become toward wasting food.
The notices announce a recently-developed initiative by Sodexo aimed to […]

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For the love of the game

Ballgame — The first home game of the season kicks off at the newly-built stadium, where Liberty beat Penn State in front of a crowd of 2,565. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

One could not help but to think that the sight of the new Liberty Baseball Stadium filled with fans of all ages was a dream of the late Dr. Jerry Falwell brought to life.

Among a flurry of other projects, including academic and residential buildings, construction workers feverishly work on a […]

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From the desk


An anguishing cry erupts from the snout of a helpless, furry German shepherd as its owner kicks the dog’s ribcage and winds back for yet another shot. With blood-matted fur and four broken legs, the once-beloved pet struggles to stay alive for just one more day, but the harsh snap …

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