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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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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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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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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Returning home


By Ash Brownd Alumnus brings back flag after fighting in Afghanistan Most Americans were busy celebrating the independence of our nation with grills and fireworks on July 4 of this year. Capt. Christopher Davis, on the other hand, was in Afghanistan taking part in a night sortie, or defensive attack. …

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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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Talent tryouts

stage — Christmas Coffeehouse takes place Dec. 5, and this year’s theme will be “At the movies.” Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Erika McLeod Auditions will soon begin for Christmas Coffeehouse Liberty University will host its annual Christmas Coffeehouse Dec. 5. Student Activities (SA) will once again serve for hours on end to put on the show of the year. Stephanie Ward, associate director of SA, is one of more than 20 …

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Dashing in disguise

Characters — President Jerry Falwell and Becki Falwell dressed as William Wallace and Princess Isabella from the movie Braveheart and were accompanied by students at the race.  Photo credit: Les Schofer

By Ashley Bunner Falwells join students, dress for Halloween for annual Costume 5K race With the fall season in full swing, Liberty University students donned creative costumes to participate in Student Activities’ (SA) fourth annual Costume 5K race at Camp Hydaway on Halloween night Friday, Oct. 31. According to SA …

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Fighting against cancer

hope — Samantha Paradis founded Crush Childhood Cancer in order to financially support families and children with cancer. Photo provided

Liberty student starts organization to help families and suffering children No one fights alone. This is the goal of Crush Childhood Cancer, an organization that was founded in order to help families who have children with cancer offset the financial burden associated with their diagnoses. Crush Childhood Cancer began in …

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Signs speak volumes

praise — Though they cannot hear, the congregation finds its own unique way to glorify God through a deaf service. Amber Tiller

By Amber Tiller Members of Deaf Church communicate through sign language As the service begins and the pastor prays, members of the Deaf Church, housed at Living Word Baptist Church, do not bow their heads or close their eyes. The congregation does not stick to tradition, instead looking intently at …

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