Liberty alumna brings dream to life

dream — Haley Pavao offers a variety of one-of-a-kind items in her new shop Pastiche at Main. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Local artists show off handmade creations at newly opened Pastiche at Main in downtown Lynchburg For owner Haley Pavao, Pastiche at Main is more than just a new boutique — it is the realization of a dream. Pavao, who graduated from Liberty University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in …

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Students return to campus

entertainment — Students spent their down time connecting with friends and discovering new talents at the Back to School Bash. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Student Activities hosts the Back to School Bash, the first campus activity of the semester Liberty University students quickly filled the Schilling Center ready to master the mechanical bull, challenge their friends to a game of Twister or Jenga or dress up as sumo wrestlers for a competition during the …

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Scouts attend ‘Cookie College’

Excited — Girl Scout guests tour the library before settling into cookie­­­-selling classes. Photo credit: Ana Campbell

Local troops experience the new library, dining hall and a basketball game during visit Enthusiastic songs and smiling faces greeted Liberty University Saturday, Jan. 18 as 80 Girls Scouts from across Virginia arrived on campus to experience a traditional workshop in a new way­ — “Cookie College.” The mission of …

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Students seek to serve Haiti

Photo credit: Meighan Thompson

Jonathan Dimanche helps students prepare for trips that will impact them, as well as the nation of Haiti Every year, Liberty University sends students on trips all across the globe. This year, two of those trips will be to the small country of Haiti. The two trips, which have been …

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O’Kelly’s now open

irish — O’Kelly’s Deli and Pastries serves a variety of breads and sandwiches, as well as unique desserts. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Virginia restaurant chain opens new Lynchburg location O’Kelly’s Deli and Pastries introduced its Irish foods and flavors to Candler’s Mountain Road in Lynchburg, Va., during the fall of 2013 with the opening of its sixth location. O’Kelly’s, which originated in Danville, Va., in 1984, moved to the Lynchburg area in …

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Media lab offers new features

cameras — Students demonstrate how to use some of the updated equipment from the School of Communication & Creative Arts. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Communications students now have access to more cameras and recently added equipment Tucked away in the back of the Performing Arts Hall is a videographer’s sanctuary — the Student Media Lab. Inside the lab is a treasure trove of technology. Cables and lights hang haphazardly from the ceiling. Rows of …

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Editorial: Putting their bodies on the line

The art of the flop has taken the NBA by storm over the past few seasons, led by reigning MVP LeBron James Miami Heat forward LeBron James is lightly bumped by Indiana Pacers forward David West during the NBA playoffs last season, so James and West both do the natural …

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Set to exceed expectations

Flames golf team primed for a deep run in the NCAA Tourney after showing talent during fall invitationals As the Liberty Flames men’s golf team heads into the spring season, players hope to perform at an exceptional level. For the past three seasons, Head Coach Jeff Thomas has established a …

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Top teams split weekend matchup

Flames avoid sweep with strong showing in game two against Florida Gulf Coast in a key conference contest The Liberty Flames men’s Division II (DII) hockey team (22-6-0) split a weekend series with Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Eagles (19-2-1) Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18. FGCU 8, LU 1 It …

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Panthers claw to victory

jam — An Andrew Smith dunk electrifies the Vines Center crowd. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Second-half surge pushes High Point past Liberty in important conference matchup Midway through the first half with a 26-16 lead, the Liberty Flames (8-11, 2-2 Big South), looked as if they were destined to blow out the High Point Panthers (6-11, 2-2 Big South). That was not the case. High …

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The Liberty Mountain Skate Park: a hidden treasure

Liberty University offers students a variety of recreational facilities such as Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center and the LaHaye Student Union, but one of its lesser-known facilities is the Liberty Mountain Skate Park. According to Skate Park Manager Josh Hilbish, this well-equipped indoor facility makes the perfect hangout for adventurous Liberty …

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“The Big Five”

Liberty University’s Theatre Department opened the spring semester with the introduction of five big shows “Little Women,” “The Rivals,” “Mary Poppins,” “Kindertransports” and “As You Like It.” Two of the five plays this semester will be Alluvion Stage Productions, which include professional actors as well as senior theatre students, according …

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School of Music Presents Cosi Fan Tutte

Following months of planning and preparation, Liberty University’s School of Music opened its performance of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, meaning women are like that, Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Tower Theater. As the lights dimmed and the orchestra began to play, the audience fell silent with anticipation for the artistic …

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From the Desk


Every year, American citizens reflect on one of the most controversial decisions since the Supreme Court’s inception in 1789 — Roe v. Wade. Although many pro-life and pro-choice supporters work year-round to protect what they believe is right, rallies across the country will mark the 41st anniversary of the landmark …

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