Oliver North inspires students


Retired Marine addresses audience during military emphasis Convocation Liberty hosted its annual military emphasis Convocation Wednesday, Nov. 5. The Convocation featured guest speaker Lt. Col. Oliver North, retired U.S. Marine Corps, and included traditional military rituals. Convocation began with worship led by the Sounds of Liberty ministry team. After the …

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Votes make impact

Civic Duty — Students wait to cast ballots for midterm elections. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Students turn out for midterm race This year’s general election shifted control of the U.S. Senate from a Democrat majority to a Republican majority, changing the overall balance from a Republican House and Democratic Senate to a fully Republican controlled Congress. Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee, …

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Tribute to the Armed Forces

honor — Several events took place during Military Emphasis Week in order to give recognition to past and present U.S. soldiers who have fought for America’s freedoms. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Office of Military Affairs hosts time of appreciation for service members Liberty University held its yearly Military Emphasis Week (MEW) Nov. 3-11 to honor current members of the military as well as veterans. The week kicked off Nov. 3 with the Military Night of Remembrance to honor military members who …

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Trespassing: train tragedy

TRESTLE — Approximately 1,800 feet of Norfolk Southern train track runs above the James River, and pedestrians are banned from the track. Photo credit: Alyssa Bockman

Death of Jon Gregoire marks third fatality on James River trestle in three years The death of Liberty University senior Jon Gregoire, 21, Saturday, Nov. 8 marked the third train-related death at a trestle in downtown Lynchburg in the past three years. Gregoire was pronounced dead at the scene of …

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Trial team chosen


By Felicia Hudson School invited for competition Liberty University’s School of Law Trial Team has been invited to compete in the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC), which is one of the top trial competitions in the country. The NCTC selects 16 of the best trial teams from law schools across …

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Staver resigns


By Josh Janney President announces dean’s exit Ten years after Liberty University’s School of Law was established in 2004, University President Jerry Falwell announced that the law school’s dean, Mathew Staver, had chosen to resign his position. The announcement of Staver’s resignation was not a surprise to Falwell or to …

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Godwin leaves legacy

Photo credit: Joel Coleman

By David Van Dyk Former provost retires after serving with Liberty for more than 20 years “My wife often called it my second marriage.” Dr. Ronald Godwin, former provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, was referring to his close friendship with the late Jerry Falwell, Sr. According to …

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New dean checks in

user-friendly — Angela Rice becomes new dean of the state-of-the-art Jerry Falwell Library.  Photo credit: Olivia Miorelli

By Lauren Glossner Library receives new director as massive program expands Angela Rice, the new dean of the Jerry Falwell Library, has been tasked with carrying on the vision of her predecessors. According to a Liberty University News Service article, Rice obtained her Master of Library Science through Syracuse University. …

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Campus celebrates the military

By Quinn Foley Office responsible for armed forces outreach hosts time of appreciation Military Emphasis Week (MEW) is a time when Liberty University faculty and students have an opportunity to pause and appreciate those who have served and are still serving in the U.S. Military. This year, MEW is being …

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Christmas charity underway

ecstatic — Operation Christmas Child has a long history of impacting people around the world during the Christmas season. Photo provided

By Emily Brown Samaritan’s Purse holiday operation offers students opportunity to give With Halloween in the rearview mirror and University Boulevard quickly taking shape as a winter wonderland, students at Liberty are now turning their focus to the Christmas season. In less than a week, Liberty will begin its first …

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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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