Ending on a high note

Dedicated — Stephen Christian, along with other band members, decided to stop after many years together to pursue other options such as business and ministry careers. Photo provided

After 12 years, Christian band Anberlin says goodbye with Farewell Tour Hundreds of cities, millions of fans and countless hours on the road. All of these things make up the life of Stephen Christian, lead singer of the widely known alternative rock band Anberlin. With carefully styled brunette hair, a …

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Ringing bells for Christmas

volunteer — Equipped with red bells and buckets, Liberty’s Rotaract club is participating with the Salvation Army this Christmas. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Liberty’s Rotaract Club helps serve the community throughout the season With the holiday season around the corner, bell ringers for the Salvation Army are out in full force. This year, some members of the Liberty University Rotaract Club will be among them. According to Grace Vohden, a junior at Liberty …

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Chivalry is not dead

Give — Elie Bizimana shows the Gospel by greeting people with a smile at the Reber-Thomas entrance. Photo credit: Rachel Graf

Rwandan man demonstrates God’s love by holding doors open for others At 6 feet 3 inches, Elie Bizimana is hard to miss. He stands like a sentry outside the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall, holding the door for weary diners seeking dinner after a long day, his bright smile wide as he …

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Man’s faith inspires action

supply — Liberty gave Shane Reside bikes to help his ministry.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lynchburg resident Shane Reside repairs bikes for locals in need of transportation From having no faith to being filled with faith in God, local Lynchburg resident Shane Reside has gone from being an atheist to sharing God’s grace with those around him, all within a matter of months. A staple …

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Called to the Congo

Catalyst — Through working with native churches and ministries, Daniel Myatt created a program to help revive the Congo. Photo provided

Liberty alumnus aids Congolese people through Mavuno organization From the halls of Liberty University to the streets of South Korea, Air Force Capt. Daniel Myatt is inching ever closer to working in the country he is most passionate about — the Republic of the Congo. After studying civil engineering at …

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PRSSA hosts Masquerade Ball

Liberty students had the chance to dress up and dance the night away at the Masquerade Ball, hosted by Liberty’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, Thursday night, Nov. 6. More than 200 students arrived in masks, gowns and suits to enjoy live music, chocolate and cheese fountains …

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Dance team becomes ministry

There are many different ways to worship. Psalm 149:3 says, “Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to Him with timbrel and harp.” Liberty University’s student-led, hip-hop dance ministry team D-Trex is doing just that — praising God through dance. “The group was … originally called Death …

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London callback

THEATRICAL — Jamie Cloutier and Sarah Seaman participated in a Bible-based play, which debuted in England at the beginning of October. Photo credit: Chris  Gloag

Alumni spread gospel by acting in “Love Beyond” musical overseas For many theatrical performers, having the chance to perform on Broadway or in London is the opportunity of a lifetime. For two Liberty University alumni, Jamie Cloutier and Sarah Seaman, this dream came true, as they performed as part of …

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Call of Duty

HERO — Joshua Nelson intervened in Wal-Mart conflict. Photo provided

Alumnus saves a woman’s life An innocent trip to the sporting goods section at Wal-Mart in Del Rio, Texas, quickly turned into a heroic, life-saving event. This past spring, former Liberty student body president and Air National Guard pilot Joshua Nelson, his wife Brittany and their son strolled through the …

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Farmer’s market finale

Produce — The farmer’s market finishes its first season at Liberty. Photo credit: Ellie Fraser

Local vendors see success after bringing businesses to Liberty With the change in seasons becoming more noticeable, the Liberty Farmer’s Market is wrapping up its first season Thursday, Nov. 13. The farmer’s market was the brainchild of Sodexo District Manager Anthony Delligatti. Delligatti offered four reasons for creating the market. …

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Artists share stage

rhythm — Musicians for KING & COUNTRY and Britt Nicole held a concert at the Vines Center over the weekend. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

for KING & COUNTRY and Britt Nicole perform for CFAW “Without further ado, please welcome to the stage, for KING & COUNTRY.” The crowd cheered as the band was introduced to the Vines Center for the first time Nov. 7. The stage was completely dark except for a single white …

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Ditching the razors

au naturel — Many men allow their beards to grow out during No Shave November. Photo credit: Rachael Graf

No Shave November supports fight against cancer by embracing facial hair There comes a time every year when leaves turn brilliant hues of red, orange and gold, fluttering softly to the ground, leaving brown trees stripped bare. The time of year when foliage falls off trees, but facial hair certainly …

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Fulfilling a mission

By Rachael Graf “Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” These words were written by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:14, who was calling believers to live as children of the light. David Cruz and Steven Meisinger, juniors at Liberty University, live to …

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Overcoming the odds

survivor — George Rogers endured many harships throughout the war but managed to triumph over his circumstances. Photo credit: Taylor Streelman

By Emily Brown World War II veteran recalls horrors of war and God’s protection over him At 95 years old, George Rogers has defied the odds. Doctors said he was not supposed to live past 45 or 50 years old. But Rogers is still here, his smile and laughter contagious …

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Giving back


By Rachael Graf Alumna serves needy in Tampa community Since graduating in 2012, Ashley McAlpin has been busy. The former graduate student assistant for the Liberty Champion graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2012, and then spent two years in Liberty’s graduate program, where she earned her …

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