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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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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Acting off the stage

role — Chris Nelson played a main character in “As It Is In Heaven.” Photo provided

Theatre Professor Chris Nelson starred in a feature film over summer break It is often said how important it is to form connections with people in college and on the job, because they may prove useful later. Such is true for Chris Nelson, an assistant professor of theatre arts at …

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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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Saving lives

Freedom 4/24 hosts flash sale A local organization is fighting to save women’s lives. Freedom 4/24 will be hosting a Frocks for Freedom event Sept. 24 and 25. Event organizer Johanna Calfee said it is a flash sale where women can purchase donated clothing, jewelry and accessories such as purses. …

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Lyrics move crowd

perform — Andy Mineo’s lyrics empowered students to be active for Christ. Photo credit: Liberty News Service

The crowd wrapped around the block of the Vines Center Friday night, Sept. 19, as many were anxious to hear the Italian hip hop artist from New York City, Andy Mineo. A number of fans standing in line were sporting shirts with the logo “1-1-Six” on the back. That is the logo of the […]

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No longer flying solo

Trust — Olivia Fuller felt God leading her to Liberty. Photo credit: Vittoria Samoulis

Freshman Olivia Fuller wins scholarship and allows God to guide her future Things tend to look different from 3,000 feet in the air, according to Olivia Fuller. The freshman from Hagerstown, Maryland, has loved planes ever since she was a young girl, and enjoys helping her grandfather — a retired …

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Powell debuts new album

country — Mac Powell performed for CFAW. Photo credit: RJ Goodwin

Third Day lead singer explores a different sound while performing at Liberty Liberty University students gathered in the LaHaye Event Space Friday, Sept. 19 to hear Mac Powell perform a concert promoting his new country album. Known primarily as the lead singer for the four-time Grammy award-winning Christian band Third …

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