Hopes of Hollywood

Alumna signs contract to play Laura in ‘The Walking Dead’ television series While most actresses spend years honing their talents with hopes of earning roles in prestigious television shows, AMC’s The Walking Dead (TWD) actress Lindsley Register began her career as a normal student at Liberty University. “I don’t really know what got me into acting,” Register said. “I did […]

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New classes hit the rocks

LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center offers multiple rock-climbing classes Liberty University Recreation offers the chance for students to experience the thrills of rock climbing without ever leaving campus. The LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center is home to 4,000 square feet of rock wall climbing space as well as a 40-foot rock wall tower. Rock Wall Coordinator Elliot Gaunt said the […]

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On the hunt to make history

Liberty’s equestrian hunt seat team seeks to make it to nationals for first time “Shoulders back!” “Heels down!” “Check your diagonal!” These are just a few of the commands a rider on the Liberty hunt seat team may hear from their trainer at the Liberty University Equestrian Center, tucked away in the woods on Lone Jack Road. There are two […]

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Love is not defined by race

“Is Virginia Really for Lovers?” event discusses the disposal of 1967 marriage bans Liberty University’s Center for Multicultural Enrichment (Center4ME) expanded the initiative, Because it Matters, through an event focused on interracial relationships March 31. “Is Virginia Really for Lovers?” is an event that stems from the national “Loving Day” event that is celebrated each year June 12. Ken Tanabe […]

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On the Red Sea Road

Recording artist Ellie Holcomb talks about her successful path into CCM When singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb was attending college at the University of Tennessee, the blonde acoustic guitarist said she was like a “bad Taylor Swift,” using songwriting to cope with the pain of relationships. “I’d play all these awful heartbreak songs in my college dorm room stairwell,” Holcomb said. “And […]

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Breaking it down for Jesus

Liberty’s dance team D-Trex shares its heart for ministry on and off campus Coffeehouse featured many Liberty University students indulging in the nostalgia of the 2000s, including a campus favorite, D-Trex. They performed the most popular hip hop and R&B hits from the 2000s while showcasing their upbeat, choreographed dance moves. According to the team’s captains Shania Thorpe and Kiara […]

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A different sort of philosophy

Students explore Narnia and Middle-earth philosophies in integrative courses Students interested in the more offbeat courses their school has to offer need not look very far — Liberty University offers students a variety of unique options each semester. Some of these options lie hidden in the most unlikely departments like Liberty’s department of philosophy. For undergraduate students, philosophy classes are […]

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Creating new from old

Lynchburg makerspace Vector Space helps community create technology At first glance, Vector Space is organized chaos. Boards, wires, scraps of leather and equipment sprawl over tables and handmade shelves. Raucous machinery bursts through the atmosphere. But at second glance, Vector Space is genius in the making. A 3D printer being built from dumpster parts sits on one table. The remains […]

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A night of nostalgia

Spring Coffeehouse gives students time to reflect and remininsce on the 2000s The arena screamed along to “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson, and put their hands up to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA.” A disco ball sent sparkling lights spinning over the crowd. Coffeehouse was back, and so were the 2000s. Liberty University’s biannual talent show hit […]

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An education in earning

Financial literacy course teaches students how to prevent and manage debt Liberty University offers a free financial literacy course, FNLT 101, that teaches and expands on knowledge of financial stability. The Coordinator of Accounting, David Baker, discussed why is it important for college students to be enrolled in FNLT 101 as many college students are facing crippling debt while in […]

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She Stoops to Conquer

High comedy runs March 24 – April 2, brings romance to the Tower Theater Liberty University’s Theater Department will be ending this school year’s performances with the 1900s comedy “She Stoops to Conquer.” “She Stoops to Conquer” is a comedy of manners that focuses on the lovely and charming Kate Hardcastle, who changes her social status to catch the eye […]

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Ice skating for a CURE

Liberty’s CURE U club fundraises for a Zambian child’s club foot surgery Liberty University’s CURE U club held a “Skate through the Decades” event to raise money to fund at least one surgery for a child in Zambia through the CURE organization at the LaHaye Ice Center March 24. Students showed their support by coming and skating, dressed in different […]

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ILLUminating a pathway

Second Pathways to Success in Journalism conference runs March 30-31 Students tied to Liberty University’s School of Communications and Creative Arts (SCCA) have a knack for finding opportunities to further develop their talents and skills. This week, the SCCA’s journalism students do not have to look very far. On Thursday, March 30 through Friday, March 31, the faculty and staff […]

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Standing for salvation

Local ministry visits campus weekly to preach and minister to students Faint calls of “Hallelujah” and “The Great I Am” wafted up to a balcony from the Jerry Falwell Library courtyard. Roused from their studies, a few students curiously peered over the rail. A woman below was waving a rippling, colorful flag over a group huddled in prayer. “I figured […]

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Onion rings to wedding rings

‘Sweating for the Wedding’ teaches brides-to-be how to get and stay in shape The Liberty University Recreation Center is offering a new program for brides-to-be who are looking to get in shape for their wedding day and stay in shape long after. Sweating for the Wedding is a training program that will meet three times a week to provide participants […]

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