Natural designs debut

Strut — This year’s fashion show will premiere April 11 in the Schilling Center. Photo credit: Dale Carty II

Spring fashion show will bring storms and volcanic eruptions to the stage Trees, grass, rivers and rain are all components of nature very familiar to Lynchburg. These ingredients that make up nature will soon be displayed by 28 designers through their original creations in the ninth annual spring fashion show …

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Stewards of God’s Money

As students return to campus for the spring 2015 semester, the feeling of empty pockets and bank accounts returns alongside reunions with friends and the start of new classes. Dr. Melanie Hicks, professor and co-chair of the Accounting, Economics and Finance Department in Liberty’s School of Business, discussed the confusion …

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SA @ Nite

In celebration of the decade that capitalized on cartoons, boy bands and sitcoms, Liberty’s Office of Student Activities (SA) is hard at work preparing for the upcoming SA @ Nite event. The ’90s-themed, approved late-night activity is set to take place Jan. 23 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in …

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Clowns come to town

Sing — Following a band of clowns, the opera brought music to a story of love, pain, tragedy and a lesson learned.

Center for Music & Performing Arts debuts theatrical performance of “I Pagliacci” The Center for Music & Performing Arts opera “I Pagliacci” — meaning “clowns” in Italian — debuted Jan. 15 and ran through Jan. 19. The Italian opera was full of lovers’ duets, betrayal, jealousy and revenge. Though it …

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Radio debut

Students create family friendly drama It is hard for Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Chris Nelson to contain his excitement as he talks about the theatre department’s latest project: a radio drama completely produced by Liberty University students. “It is a developmental work right now,” Nelson said. “We’re still deciding …

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Heart for homeland

Research— Over Christmas break, Dr. Ben Kalu worked with scientists at Abia State University taking samples from breast cancer victims. Photo provided

Dr. Ben Kalu returns to Nigeria in attempt to find cancer cure Dr. Ben Kalu, an assistant professor in Liberty University’s Department of Biology & Chemistry, spent Christmas break researching, teaching and training at Abia State University in Uturu, Nigeria. Kalu was selected for the second round of the Carnegie …

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Baby, it’s cold outside

Freeze — Though cold weather may bring entertainment, students should take precaution against the temperatures and conditions. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Tips for staying safe and warm if temperatures in Lynchburg plummet Brisk winds, snow blowing and frigid climate change can produce dangerously low temperatures in the winter season, as well as difficult circumstances for students trying to travel from dorms to classes. Although Virginia does not boast the lowest temperatures …

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Collection complete

Exhibit — Professor David Meyer’s “Menagerie” opens Thursday, Jan. 22.  Photo provided

An unlikely artist is now unveiling his work in the art gallery Using the mediums of graphic design, user interface design, film, and photography, Liberty University professor and artist David Meyer will be opening a self-featured art exhibit entitled “Menagerie.” “I went with the name ‘Menagerie’ because it’s a collection, …

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The boy who never grew up


Alluvion and Academy of Fine Arts partner to premiere Peter Pan prequel How exactly did Peter Pan become “the boy who never grew up?” The answer to this age-old question is revealed in the play “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which opened at the Academy of Fine Arts Thursday, Jan. 15. …

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Tragic triumph


Campus pastor hailed as ‘walking miracle’ “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom,” cried the Psalmist thousands of years ago in the 90th Psalm. This ancient plea resonates deeply in the soul of Liberty University Campus Pastor Dr. Charles Hughes, affectionately known as …

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Hughes begins Prayer Initiative

Following the completion of the renovations in Liberty’s Prayer Chapel, the Prayer Center has also launched a new program, officially known as the Strategic Prayer Initiative. The vision for the Strategic Prayer Initiative comes from Prayer Center founder Dr. Charles Hughes. Although the Prayer Center has long been a central …

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Race to the top

Runners get ready for cold-weather challenge Each year at the beginning of the spring semester, runners bundle up as they prepare to combat the frigid temperatures that await them at the Arctic 5K Trail Race. The fourth-annual Arctic 5K Trail Race, which is hosted by Liberty University’s Student Activities (SA), …

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Late night festivities

Celebrate — Students enjoyed inflatables and board games at the Back to School Bash. Photo credit: Kari Moye

SA welcomes students back with games and prizes The Schilling Center, generally filled with pickup basketball players and others spending their Friday nights at the gym, transformed with tons of games and music blaring from the speakers for the Back to School Bash Jan. 16. Inflatable games such as laser …

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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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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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