Tomlin debuts album

Music — Chris Tomlin premieres songs from his new album. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Olivia Brown Grammy-winning artist performs new songs at Convo “(Welcome) to the Love Ran Red release party!” This is how David Nasser, the senior vice president for spiritual development, introduced Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin in Convocation Monday, Nov. 3. “This is so cool,” Tomlin said. “This is amazing. What …

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Law School hits milestone

Law — Liberty overcame a decade of trials to get the law school where it is today. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Josh Janney School of Law celebrates anniversary and prepares for the next 10 years Liberty University’s School of Law has reached a new milestone — its 10-year anniversary. In the course of a decade, the law school has gone from a mere idea to a defining attribute of the …

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City Council denies plea

danger — Students regularly have to cross two lanes of traffic by intersection where Kung Jin Oh was hit in order to get to their destination. Photo credit: Josh Janney

Proposal for a crosswalk near the Annex shot down despite recent accident The Lynchburg City Council has rejected Liberty University’s pleas for a crosswalk to be installed at the intersection of Odd Fellows Road and Albert Lankford Drive, despite growing concerns that the intersection is a safety risk for pedestrians …

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Republican Party Ed Gillespie, a Republican, was born the son of an Irish immigrant. He grew up working in the grocery store his parents owned. According to his campaign website, neither of his parents ever went to college, but they strongly encouraged him to attend. He worked his way through …

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Libertarian Party Robert Sarvis, campaigning under the Libertarian Party, is vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate in this year’s general election. Sarvis grew up in West Springfield, Virginia, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Sarvis completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University and …

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Democratic Party Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 and is seeking a second term for the 2014 election. He currently serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget and Intelligence committees. Warner was the first member of his family …

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Ebola spreads internationally

Outbreak — The CDC is directing its efforts toward containing the Ebola disease, which has claimed the lives of nearly 5,000 people. Photo credit: Bre Black

CDC seeks ways to prevent the deadly virus from killing more U.S. citizens Ebola, an infectious disease commonly marked by fever and internal bleeding that is believed to be originally transmitted by bats in West Africa, has infected 10,141 people and has taken the lives of 4,922 others, according to …

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Annual food drive announced

Center for CSER begins Thanksgiving initiative for Southside residents Liberty University will be hosting its fourth annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in an effort to collect nonperishable food for those in need in the Southside counties of Virginia. According to Dr. Darren Wu, assistant professor and Christian/Community Service (CSER) coordinator, the …

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Kelly family inspires

oppurtunity — Students hear from NFL legend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Hall of Famer praises God for life lessons learned For the first time in the family’s history, Jim Kelly, his wife, Jill Kelly, and their daughter, Erin Kelly, took the stage together to speak to students during Convocation Friday, Oct. 25. The three spoke about God’s goodness in the midst …

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Airbag Recall

An air bag is supposed to protect drivers and passengers involved in a collision. However, the mechanism that controls the bag has been known to fail, causing at least four deaths and more than 100 injuries, according to Automotive News. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall …

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Canadians unite after Ottawa attack


Terror struck Canada for the second time in one week as gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday, Oct. 22. He then stormed the Parliament building, firing shots before being killed by Sergeant at Arms Kevin […]

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Quiz Bowl team defeats Ivy League school

Liberty University’s Quiz Bowl team defeated four opponents in Virginia Commonwealth University’s tournament Saturday, Oct. 4. During the tournament, the team answered questions covering biology, chemistry, literature, art, sports and popular culture. Liberty’s varsity team beat Virginia Tech 215-100 and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) 125-105. Liberty’s junior varsity team …

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Academy of Fine Arts updates

The Academy of Fine Arts, which has programs that allow individuals to excel in the areas of performing and visual arts, is currently working toward restoring the historic theater that has been closed since 1958. Formerly owned by Liberty University, the school never met their goal of restoring the historic …

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YouVersion translates to 70 percent of world’s population

With just a quick glance around Liberty’s campus, Internet-accessible smart phones and tablets can be seen glowing in the hands of many students. The Internet’s worldwide rise in availability since 2000 has been dramatic, according to About 40 percent of the world’s population has access to the Internet, and …

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Green Party Former elementary school teacher Elaine Hildebrandt is running for a seat in the U.S House of Representatives in Virginia’s 6th District in the upcoming election. Elaine Hildebrandt is the second Hildebrandt to run for Congress under the Green Party this coming November. Her husband, Ken Hildebrandt, is also …

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