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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Belle performs new music

unplugged — Andrew Belle discussed the meaning behind his “Sister” video. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Andrew Belle delivers original songs and shares stories during concert Liberty University students finally heard Andrew Belle perform in a free Student Activities (SA) event Monday, Oct. 20 after the concert originally scheduled for Sept. 26 was postponed. “We want students to get away for a night and be able …

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Tricks that count

showcase — Liberty’s S.O.A.R. Dunk ministry team captures audiences’ attention as team members share their faith in unconventional ways. Photo credit: Isaac Apon

S.O.A.R. Dunk shares gospel through stunt performances There is not just one way to serve Christ. Knocking on doors and passing out literature is not the only way to reach people. One Liberty University ministry team has developed their own unique style of serving. The S.O.A.R. (Soul’d Out and Ready) …

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Music moves

Tune — David Hahn brings experience to his classes. Photo credit: David Hahn

Professor performs in orchestra “I love playing and being in the center of sound, just hearing it. At times I lose my place because it’s so magnificent,” David Hahn, assistant professor of music and worship at Liberty University, said. Hahn participated in the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) first concert of …

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Students experience Army opportunities

Liberty University students were able to experience hands-on medical training and see what opportunities the United States Army has to offer Tuesday, Oct. 21 with the arrival of the Army Discovery Medical truck. Students were allowed to walk inside and see equipment, watch videos and interact with a SIM Man, …

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Dorm Olympics To Come To Campus

Students will soon face a series of challenges, games, trivia and more as Student Activities (SA) hosts the second annual Dorm Olympics. The Dorm Olympics will allow teams of students to participate in the activities Saturday, Nov. 1. Each team must be made up of eight members — four men …

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Recent performances

praise — All Sons & Daughters and Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace led the crowds in worship during both concerts. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

The LaHaye Event Space hosted two concerts over the past two weeks The band All Sons & Daughters led an audience in worship on Oct. 7 in the LaHaye Event Space. One week later, Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace took to the stage for another concert. All Sons & Daughters …

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Here comes the bride

Ministry — Val Nicosia sees his bridal business as a unique opportunity to witness to whoever walks through the door. Photo credit: Alanna Mitchell

Liberty alumnus opens bridal shop and shares his faith with his customers Owning a business that also doubles as a ministry is an area in which Liberty University alumnus Val Nicosia feels blessed. Nicosia is the manager of Absolute Bridal & Formal, a local bridal shop located at 1015 Main …

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Fall festival fun

outdoors — Liberty’s annual Fall Festival offered pumpkin painting, sack races and many more activities for all ages. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

SA hosts a day full of activities and food at Camp Hydaway Student Activities (SA) held Liberty University’s annual Fall Festival at Camp Hydaway Saturday, Oct. 18, attracting students and members of the community for an afternoon of food, crafts, games and contests. This year’s event took place at Camp …

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Coffee connection

aroma — Many students use drinking coffee as a way to spend time with friends. Photo credit: Taylor Anderson

Caffeine helps get conversation started one sip at a time Coffee. That blessed companion that keeps many a student awake after a night of studying. A motivator like no other. A warm comfort on a cold day. Something that brings people together. Coffee. “Not only do most students enjoy coffee …

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A little piece of history

stage — The all-student cast of “A Man for All Seasons” takes audiences back to 16th century England. Photo credit: Ty Hester

Theatre Department puts on production about England’s King Henry VIII The audience of “A Man for All Seasons” was transported back in time to 16th century England as the theatre department opened its first show comprised solely of Liberty students Friday, Oct. 17. The play is set during the beginning …

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Zombies roaming free

undead — Zombies and other creative costumes invaded downtown Lynchburg over the weekend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lynchburg Zombie Walk encourages people to donate and help community Hundreds of zombies, consisting of moms, doctors, scarecrows, nuns, scientists and just about any kind of zombie imagineable, crept their way into the Lynchburg Community Market Saturday night, Oct. 18. Surprisingly, these zombies were not at the Community Market looking …

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Breaking their silence

leadership — Resident Assistants hope to set a good example for their halls. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

As a Resident Assistant (RA), Sally Ann Edwards feels like she has to speak these words on a daily basis. When she became an RA at Liberty University in the spring of 2014, she knew she would have to overcome some of the negative preconceptions people have of RAs.

After all, almost every […]

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Acting out

Cinematic Arts holds auditions The Cinematic Arts Department will be hosting its third annual film casting call Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Auditions will be held across from the LaHaye Ice Center near the main “Liberty University” sign, according to James Croushorn, a graduate assistant for …

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Alumna pursues music

farewell — Liberty alumna Jane Marczewski sang at the Canvas in Lynchburg and said goodbye to her fans before leaving Lynchburg for Nashville, Tennessee. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

Marczewski performs final concert in Lynchburg to thank fans for support It is hard for Jane Marczewski to walk through the Liberty University campus without being recognized. For the Liberty alumna who graduated in 2013, these last moments in Lynchburg are more than simple hellos or a stroll through campus. …

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