Playing with something to prove

Walt Aikens had a successful showing at the Senior Bowl and looks to impress NFL scouts on his pro day Thousands of football players walk onto the gridiron every Friday and Saturday, but only a select few get the opportunity to play on Sundays. For players in major conferences, getting …

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Panthers thrashed in home finale

Three seniors leave the LaHaye Ice Center victorious after the Flames defeat Pittsburgh in final home game Liberty University’s men’s Division II hockey team (24-7) capped off its regular season by defeating the Pittsburgh University Panthers 5-3 at LaHaye Ice Center on senior night Saturday, Feb. 1. Both teams struggled …

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Hawks fly high

Seattle celebrates its first Super Bowl victory in team history Defense wins championships. It may be the most overused saying in sports, but the Seattle Seahawks proved just how accurate it is in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium Sunday, Feb. 2. The top-ranked Seahawks defense suffocated the Denver Broncos top-ranked offense …

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Editorial: Reasons to see Winter Games

Every two years, the Olympics brings the world together to celebrate athletic prowess The 2014 Olympic Games will begin in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7. The Summer Olympics always receive paramount attention, but the Winter Olympic Games never seem to match the fanfare of their counterpart. Usain Bolt and LeBron …

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Building on early success

Liberty’s men’s tennis team downs Bluefield State in a 5-2 Flames victory at home After winning its season debut against the Morehead State Eagles, 6-1, the Liberty men’s tennis team (2-0) defeated the Bluefield State Blues (0-1) 5-2 in Liberty’s home opener Friday, Jan. 31. The Flames opened the matchup …

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Bright outlook

Softball team has high expectations this year After an offseason that included a major shakeup in the coaching staff, the Liberty University Lady Flames softball team looks to improve on last year’s 20-37 record as it begins the regular season in just three days. According to senior center fielder Katie …

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Burning the competition

The No. 7 Lady Flames cruise past the Huskies for their third straight victory Depth was the name of the game as Liberty women’s Division I (DI) hockey team (12-8-4), who played at full strength, took down Northeastern University (11-9-1) team, which traveled only 13 players, 9-0 at the LaHaye …

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Sony invites students

SHOOT — Both Farnsworth and O’Dell have the chance to work with Sony’s newest equipment. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Farnsworth and O’Dell will spend five days during April in Las Vegas Sony has invited students Samuel Farnsworth and Jerusha O’Dell to represent Liberty University in the National Association of Broadcasting (NAB) Sony Student Experience in Las Vegas, Nev. April 5-10. “Students were chosen by the digital media faculty based …

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CMT helps plant churches

Formerly known as Church Planting Emphasis Week, the Center for Ministry Training’s (CMT) annual Church Planting Emphasis Conference will be held Feb. 25-26 to provide information and opportunities for students to connect with church planters from across the country. According to Campus Mobilizer James Hobson, the goal of this event …

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Quiz Bowl team takes second

competition — Mikah Sauskojus, Jon Bateman (back row) Greta Hanks, Kelly Kramer and Kaity Shondelmyer (front row) represented Liberty in the Big South Tournament. Photo provided

Students win silver at tournament with a 7-1 record and more overall points than any other team in contest Liberty University’s Quiz Bowl team placed second out of nine teams in the Big South Conference College Bowl Tournament held at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. Jan. 25. Excluding a 325-245 …

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Greek food graces Lynchburg


Despite the overwhelming excitement of a new restaurant, Zoës Kitchen, located at 3901 Old Forest Road, might not exactly be what people are expecting. Although Zoës offers an exotic assortment of healthy Mediterranean inspired dishes, many of which may be new to Lynchburg residents, the location has several improvements to …

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Liberty offers a variety of Bible studies

The Campus Pastors Office of Liberty University is reaching out to the student body by offering several opportunities in the current semester to become involved in Bible studies that cover a wide variety of topics, according to campus pastor Michael Mullins. According to its website, the Campus Pastors Office is …

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Teams conquer quest

adventure — Students gathered at the Tilley Center before exploring. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Hill City Hunt encourages team building and friendship Students gathered at the Tilley Student Center Saturday, Feb. 1 to participate in the fifth annual Hill City Hunt hosted by Student Activities (SA). Every year, the hunt allows students the opportunity to explore the sites around Lynchburg, ranging from Ivy Lake …

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Students close in on prize

COMPETE - Corder and Garrett are the only two Liberty among five finalists. Photo credit: Ana Campbell

Seniors Courtney Garrett and Sarah Corder were announced as a part of the top five finalists for the PRWeek Student of the Year competition in December, an award given to the top public relations students around the country who compete to showcase their…

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DEW wins contest

Youth group earns Winterfest tickets As Winterfest 2013 was in progress, so was a video contest to produce an Instagram video compilation of the greatest moments from the largest Christian New Year’s kick-off in the region. The leaders and youth of Dew Student Ministries of Round Hill Baptist Church in …

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