No. 1 cools off Flames

ICED — Arizona State gave Liberty more than they could handle in a two-game sweep at the LaHaye Ice Center. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

ASU Sun Devils proved too much to handle in a hard-fought weekend series Arizona State 5, Liberty 2 Liberty University’s men’s Division 1 (DI) Hockey team fell to Arizona State University (ASU) Friday, Jan. 24, losing 5-2 in round one of the two-game matchup at the LaHaye Ice Center. This …

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Rodriguez: another steroid scandal

After allegedly abusing performance enhancing drugs, Rodriguez will lose $25 million and sit out 162 games One of my greatest memories is traveling with my dad to see a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Mets. My dad was a Reds fan, and I was a lover …

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Chris Christie for president in 2016?

Christie must bounce back from his latest scandal if he hopes to gain voter popularity in the coming election Known for being one of the most boisterous names in politics, it seems there is hardly anything New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can do quietly. Christie, just off the heels of …

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Tragedies remind us of sinful world

For the first time ever, news of a shooting left me uninterested and unsurprised. Thinking back now to the moment when I first read my Twitter feed concerning the Maryland mall shooting, I realize that incidents as grave as gunmen and shootings have become little more than typical, everyday occurrences. …

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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 …

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Alumnus receives ticket to Hollywood

SING — Out of the thousands of people that try out, only a few hundred make it to Hollywood. Photo credit: Darren Wittko

Former Liberty student and current Texas asst. worship pastor chases his dream of being on American Idol Austin, Texas will always hold a place in alumnus of ’09 Jordan Grizzard’s heart after he received his golden ticket to Hollywood when he tried out for American Idol season 13, which aired …

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Panel discusses African culture

UNITY — Students talked about bridging the gap in African culture. Photo credit: Marybeth Dinges

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, …

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Center4ME celebrates MLK day

LEADERSHIP — Martin Luther King, Jr.’s role in the civil rights movement has not been forgotten. Google Images

Liberty’s Center for Multicultural Enrichment (Center4ME) hosted its annual event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 20.

As students, faculty and the Lynchburg community gathered in Towns Auditorium to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles that King…

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Contest launches

elect— “Son of God” will hit theaters Feb. 28. Google Images

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 …

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‘Animals’ claws to top

LAUGH — Sjolinder and Deibert hope to share the gospel. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

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 …

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Law school rated No. 1

COURT — Law students take their profession seriously by studying hard. Photo credit: Ana Campbell

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 …

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Alluvion enriches, educates

preparation — Performers get ready to peresent the historically based play, “Kindertransport,” which details conditions children faced in Nazi Germany. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

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. …

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Frozen race

frigid — The difficult course paired with the cold challenged runners at every stage. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

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, …

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International students gather

worldwide — More than 45 percent of Liberty’s 973 international students are from Asian countries. Photo credit: Meighan Thompson

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 …

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Swimming and diving make a splash

Liberty takes over the No. 15 ranking in the mid-major polls after defeating Vanderbilt and West Florida The Liberty Lady Flames swimming and diving team (6-4, 1-0) hopes to continue riding their momentum to the Davidson Duals Swim Meet after its dominating performance in a Jan. 18 meet against Vanderbilt …

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