Leaving a legacy on the field

Originals — Mike Zumpano, Kurt Tobias, Derek Haywood, Miguel Lozada, Skylar Sipe and Travis Briggs (Left to Right). Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Six inaugural members of the Liberty men’s lacrosse team hope to continue building on their progress Ask anyone who starts something,” senior midfielder Derek Haywood said. “It’s personal.” His statement lingered as the five teammates around him — seniors Kurt Tobias, Travis Briggs, Skylar Sipe and Miguel Lozada and first-year …

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Losing streak extended to six

ROUGH PATCH — Missed free throws doomed Liberty. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

The Flames failed to capitalize on an oppurtunity to end their prolonged skid The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (9-18, 3-9 Big South) slowed the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Keydets (15-10, 8-4 Big South), the nation’s highest-scoring offense, Saturday, Feb. 15 but could not stop them when it counted, dropping …

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Mountaineers grounded

Momentum — Liberty capped off a weekend sweep of West Virginia with a 3-2 overtime victory Saturday night. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Liberty’s Division I hockey team stretched its winning streak to five games The Liberty Flames Division I (DI) men’s hockey team completed a four-game season sweep against the West Virginia University (WVU) Mountaineers Feb. 14-15. The victories extended the Flames winning streak to five games and improved their record to …

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Football reloads

Hitting the trail — Gill recuited players from across the country. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Head Coach Turner Gill signed 13 recruits The defending co-Big South champion Flames football team looks to build on its 2013 success with the help of 13 new players as it gears up for the new season. Last year, the Flames tied for first place in the Big South Conference …

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Students travel to Jamaica

mission — Education students traveled to Jamaica to teach in the city of May Pen. Photo provided

For six days during Christmas break, education students were given the opportunity to fulfill some of their practicum requirements by traveling to May Pen, Jamaica to teach the students of Hazard Primary School. The education students taught nine-hour shifts during the day and spent the remaining…

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Braving the snow


While many Liberty University students enjoyed their snow days by making snowmen, sledding or participating in snowball fights, hundreds of employees, including dining, grounds and postal service workers, braved the harsh conditions to ensure students had their needs taken care of and were safe…

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Coca-Cola depicts multilingual America

CONTROVERSIAL — Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl commercial caused widespread disagreement around the nation as “America the Beautiful” was sung by multiple ethnicities in eight different languages. Google Images

What should have been a patriotic advertisement caused controversy and outrage from millions of viewers This year’s Coca-Cola Super Bowl 2014 advertisement caused many viewers to jump on social media sites and freely bash the beloved soda company. The advertisement called “It’s Beautiful” featured people of different nationalities using different …

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Bieber fever or Bieber disaster?


What do smoking weed, abusing prescription medication, drinking and driving, pranking peaceful neighbors and assaulting a limo driver all have in common? Allegedly, Justin Bieber. His exploits make zingers like that one too easy. Seriously though, what is with this kid? And at 19 years old, is he even a …

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From the surf to the stage

creative — The grammy-winning band used their surfing trip around the world for inspiration. Photo provided

Student Activities will host a Switchfoot concert featuring songs from “Fading West” The members of the band Switchfoot have always felt at home in the ocean. Whether they are exploring the oceans near their hometown of San Diego or places like New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, the surfing lifestyle …

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Foreign missions shape personality

culture — Elizabeth Brownd, Jessika Sams, Shannon Rutledge and Kaylee Akers are missionary kids at Liberty. Photo provided

Missionary kids have the opportunity to explore the world and learn about parts of foreign cultures that others may never see Liberty’s recent Global Focus Week began with international students presenting the flags of their home countries. However, there are some Liberty students who do not always know which country …

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Rose: Taking a stand

Reclaim— Rose Initiative recently began the sale of bracelets that help support the pro-life mission. Photo provided

A heartbeat is one of the first evidences of a baby’s life, one of the first things a doctor will look for on the ultrasound, according to Parents magazine. Rose Initiative, a pro-life organization based out of Lynchburg, Va., is drawing attention to the importance of a heartbeat through due …

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Chocolate shop inspired by the movies


Inspiration meets decadence at Cao Artisan Chocolate, a specialty chocolate shop, located in downtown Lynchburg. According to the shop’s website, the chocolate and other items sold at this small shop is of the highest quality, as it is only made from the finest and most expensive cacao beans on the …

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Finding ‘The Road to Omaha’

TURning heads — Baseball America ranked Perritt as the 98th-best prospect in all of college baseball. Photo provided

After a strong sophomore season, Ashton Perritt hopes to lead the Flames into uncharted territory After a long offseason of practice and waiting, the date was finally Feb. 11, and only 10 hours remained before the Liberty Flames baseball team would leave for Jacksonville, Fla., to begin its 2014 season. …

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Highs and lows of the Olympics

pride — Americans flaunt their colors. Photo credit: Tim Hipps

American star athletes have had inconsistent performances in their marquee events in the Sochi Games Whether you watch the Olympics for the competition, in support of your country or to see the progress on Bob Costas’ pink eyes, there has been something for everyone in the XXII Winter Olympics. Most …

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Staying positive through adversity

DUNK CITY — Ogukwe throws down a slam dunk. Photo credit: Les Schofer

Sommy Ogukwe continues to make strides after a knee injury hindered his promising young basketball career “Don’t lose sight of where you come from,” Sommy Ogukwe, a redshirt junior on Liberty’s men’s basketball team, said. Ogukwe, born in Abuja, Nigeria, had the privilege of coming to the U.S., using basketball …

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