Students search the Hill City

Students raced through Lynchburg snapping photos and following clues in the Hill City Scavenger Hunt Saturday, Feb. 7. As soon as race packets were passed out, a surge of people sprinted out of the LaHaye Event Space and into cars waiting nearby. In teams of four, they solved a list …

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Trip Lee takes Liberty by storm

Popular rapper kicks off his tour on campus Trip Lee took the stage at the LaHaye Event Space Thursday, Feb. 5 to kick off his Rise tour. Hundreds of students gathered in line outside the venue hours before the doors for opened, waiting to get spots with the best view …

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Lynchburg profits from love

Treats — CAO Artisan Chocolates has been a hot spot to visit for Valentine’s Day. Photo provided

Good weather over the weekend holiday results in increased sales for shops Characterized by blustery winds and blue skies, this year’s Valentine’s Day did everything but mirror the weather of Feb. 14 last year. The business of local shops bloom by Doyle’s and CAO Artisan Chocolates were hindered last year …

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Saddle up your horses

SHOW — Liberty Equestrian teams bring home a win from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Equestrian teams display skills at Campbell University competition Feb. 5-6 It is customary for an equestrian team to bring a certain amount of horses to a competition, but the Liberty Flames Western equestrian team went above and beyond and brought nine horses to a competition at Campbell University Feb. 5-6. …

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Spring season commences

ACting — The Department of Theatre Arts allows students to perform on stage throughout the semester. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Department of Theatre Arts prepares to premiere upcoming performances “South Pacific,” a production of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein’s, will hit the stage Feb. 20 as the opening act in the spring semester for the Liberty University Department of Theatre Arts. According to the department’s website and The Broadway Musical …

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Weekend getaways

Recreation — Liberty students Ezra Carty and Fantasia Remonvil in Washington, D.C., at the Cherry Blossom Festival in 2014. Photo credit: Dale Carty II

Student Activities offers trips for those needing to take a break from studies Everyday adventurers and couch potatoes alike are invited to outdoor excursions hosted by Student Activities (SA) every semester. Liberty students around campus recognize the SA staff and volunteers as those who plan a myriad of on-campus events …

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Dreaming of doughnuts

Accomplish— Mama Crockett’s is owned by F.W. Willis, Coulter Sims and Shad Sims. Photo provided

Three men fulfill an ambition by selling sweet treats from a remodeled trailer What do three young men, a refurbished trailer and a vision all have in common? Doughnuts. But, for co-business partners Coulter Sims and Shad Sims of Utah and F.W. Willis of Virginia, a dream of selling fresh …

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Market reaches locals

old-fashioned — An antique soda shoppe sits in the corner of the market. Photo credit: RJ Goodwin

Owners of the Corner Market aim to bless their customers with high-quality products Home. The place we long for, where we feel comfort and acceptance. The place where the scent of good food floods through the nostrils and overpowers the senses. The place where kindness is abundant and joy overflows. …

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Unplugging the addiction

“Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.” This is what Liberty University Pastoral Counselor Dr. Arllen Ade tells people when they ask him why he should talk to them about pornography. “So what gives me the right to talk to (men) about pornography addiction — I have also struggled …

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Work hard, plan harder

Task — While mission trips offer challenges of their own, students have to first raise the money to go. Photo provided

Before students travel on mission trips, they must raise the necessary funds Matthew 28:18-20, the Bible passage also known as the Great Commission, has impacted many lives by inspiring people to go out into the mission field and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with people around the country and …

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Residential rappers

performers — Rappers Jessy and Czar Josh, two on-campus students, participate with BTGUM concerts, outings and service projects around the Lynchburg area. Photo credit: Kiara Leers

Bridging the Gap Urban Ministries shares the gospel via rap and step-dance Jennifer Person of Bridging the Gap Urban Ministries (BTGUM) defines ministry as a way to advertise Jesus Christ to a dying and lost world. “To me, ministry is basically serving,” Person said. “It’s to share the love of …

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Shredding the slopes

Grind — For snowboarders, skiers and spectators, Snowflex offers convenience, but other resorts in Virginia ito visit are Bryce, Massanutten and Wintergreen. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Family-friendly ski resorts offer opportunities to relax and compete While Virginia may not offer snow all winter long, the state still offers options for students to ski, snowboard and enjoy winter weather on the slopes through ski resorts close to Lynchburg. Bryce Resort in Jackson, Massanutten Resort in Rockingham County, …

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Profiting from pants

Care — The Truexes commit to providing Cambodian native Leangkim Sua with medical care. Photo provided

Marianne Truex is selling exotic-printed trousers to help a 12-year-old girl Selling exotic printed pants from Cambodia may seem like a random hobby to many people, but for junior Marianne Truex it holds a significant meaning and purpose. In 2003, Marianne Truex and her family moved to Cambodia, where her …

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Photo Expo

Lauren Adriance

Students compete for prizes They say that a picture is worth 1,000 words, and students at Liberty University get the chance to express 1,000 words at the Student Activities (SA) Photo Expo Feb. 21, where they can show off their photography skills or enjoy a night of student work. “It …

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Trip Lee in concert

Performance — Trip Lee has previously performed at Liberty with rapper Tedashi and is now touring for his “Rise” album with KB. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Rapper and author will visit Liberty University Thursday, Feb. 5 Acclaimed rapper, author, pastor and Brag Ministry founder, William Lee Barefield III, known by his stage name Trip Lee, will be performing at Liberty University Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in the LaHaye Event Space. This will be his fourth …

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