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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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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Taking a brave stand

strong — Zibandeh Abedini put her life on the line for her Savior. Photo credit: Rachel Graf

Zibandeh Abedini decides to trust God rather than deny her Christian faith Zibandeh Abedini understands what Jesus meant when he told his disciples to count the cost in Luke 14:25-34. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Abedini was not always a disciple. She was a Shiite Muslim for the first 16 years …

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Prepare to scare

message — Scaremare enlists student volunteers every October to create a haunted trail and house in order to present the gospel. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty will host annual Scaremare event to reach community Scaremare is slinking back into action Thursday, Oct. 9 and will continue to run every Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9-25. Scaremare takes attendees on a journey, passing through creepy trails, dark woods and eventually entering the houses. According to Scaremare’s official …

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Writing with style

design — Kelsey Phillips demonstrated hand lettering techniques. Photo credit: Dale Carty

Designing letters and logos in an artistic way can be a creative outlet for many, and on Thursday, Sept. 25, students had the chance to attend a workshop to improve those hand lettering skills. The workshop was hosted in conjunction with the Liberty chapter of the American Institute of […]

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Pray daily

Volunteers reach out The Liberty University Prayer Center is a place where thousands of prayers are being poured upon the entire student body, according to Prayer Center Manager and Campus Pastor Tim Voogd. According to the Prayer Center’s Facebook page, the mission of the center is “to encourage, comfort, intercede …

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Serving on the road

minister — Rick Edwards leaves a lasting impression on the students he drives. Photo credit: Kari Moye

Liberty bus driver Rick Edwards shows the love of Christ during his daily route Richard Edwards is no ordinary bus driver. He is a counselor, teacher, encourager and friend — all from behind the wheel of a white Liberty University bus. He also happens to be a husband, father of …

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How ’bout them apples

autumn — Students can enjoy nearby apple orchards such as Seaman’s and Gross’ Orchard. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

The cooler weather has arrived, and with it comes many outdoor activities and seasonal dishes, along with a staple of the fall season — the apple. Central Virginia is home to a number of apple orchards, including Seaman’s Orchard in Nelson County and Gross’ Orchard in Bedford […]

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Singer stars in film


Anthem Lights’ Alan Powell steps off the stage in order to act in Christian movie Liberty University alumnus Alan Powell, who graduated in 2007, is used to performing onstage. He is used to the lights and screaming fans. As a member of the Christian pop band Anthem Lights, he is …

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Eating on the go

menu — Datz “A” Bagel & Coffee offers coffee, smoothies and a variety of quick meals. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

New food trailer offers big selection of breakfast and lunch items Recently rolling into Lynchburg, Datz “A” Bagel & Coffee is one of the newest food trailers in the local area offering a wide variety of coffee drinks and breakfast foods. According to Datz “A” Bagel & Coffee’s Facebook page, …

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Finish strong

Catherine Hardee enjoys success With her buzzer in hand, Liberty University alumna Catherine Hardee took on the opportunity to win big bucks Sept. 23 as she played her first round on the television game show, “Jeopardy!” After exhausting all of the questions her first day, Hardee’s winnings came to $12,401 …

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Presidential profile

vision — President Jerry Falwell reflected on all of the changes and special moments that have taken place during his seven years as president. Photo credit: Ty Hester

A conversation with the university’s most sought-after leader “Okay, Tré, you can come on back now,” his secretary said. For a moment, I felt as if I was back in the eighth grade. I walked through the door and rounded the corner. “Hi, Tré,” President Jerry Falwell said. All of …

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