From the Desk

A shocking event at a nationally televised awards show catches the audience by surprise, making headlines that last for days. By now, this type of storyline is nothing new, thanks to celebrities such as Kanye West and Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Despite the current surplus of awards show drama, the 56th Grammy Awards on CBS made headlines […]

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Free to choose your bathroom

In an effort to include transgenders, male and female bathroom signs no longer apply to students in California Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed a bill that allows transgender students to select which bathroom they feel more comfortable using. The law took effect Jan. 1, according to a Fox News article by Dr. Keith Ablow, one of America’s […]

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Panel discusses African culture

The Liberty University Center4ME held a deliberative dialogue session that included a lecture and panel geared toward uniting African and African-American students at Liberty in DeMoss Hall Jan 22. Associate professor of Cultural Competency and Assessment Joy Jefferson opened the dialogue session and introduced the first speaker of the evening, Ghana native Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, who shared elements from his […]

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Contest launches

Liberty University students will be putting their creative talents to use in pursuit of a two-person trip to Hollywood after recent Convocation speakers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s announcement of a video contest to promote their new movie, “Son of God.” According to the contest rules, Liberty students interested in making a video must first register online at liberty.edu/ElectJesus. After […]

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‘Animals’ claws to top

YouTube names “How Animals Eat Their Food” as third overall video of 2013 If Liberty University alumnus Ian Deibert had to choose one word to describe the year of 2013, it would be “blessed.” Deibert and senior Nick Sjolinder went from being normal college students to YouTube sensations when they posted “How Animals Eat Their Food” to their “MisterEpicMann” channel […]

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Law school rated No. 1

Liberty has the top school for devout Christians The National Jurist magazine ranked Liberty University as the No. 1 law school out of 52 schools for devout students of major religions Jan. 10. The magazine stated it considered the integration of faith, faculty and staff, student body and program of the school in determining the rankings. “We are very pleased […]

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Alluvion enriches, educates

Liberty partners with Alluvion Stage Company to bring “Kindertransport” to the Warehouse Theater stage The Alluvion Stage Company, which has produced plays such as Peter Pan, Tarzan and Les Miserables will be opening its curtains to premiere British playwright Diane Samuels’ award-winning drama “Kindertransport,” Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Alluvion will host “Kindertransport” at the Academy of Fine Arts […]

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Frozen race

Runners brave the cold and explore the hills of the Liberty trail system Brisk winter weather greeted runners that gathered at the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre for the third-annual Arctic 5k Trail Race, which was hosted by Student Activities (SA), Saturday, Jan. 25. According to Bekah Davis, an SA employee, there were approximately 150 runners at this year’s race. The […]

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International students gather

Newcomers observe cultural differences as they get accustomed to life in the United States Each semester, Liberty welcomes students from all over the world and helps these students settle into what is often a new way of life. According to Kristina Bautista, operations assistant and health insurance representative at the International Student Center, there are currently 973 international students enrolled […]

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