Nov 14, 2006

CFAW takes over LU

by Amy Field, Asst. News Editor

 Liberty University’s campus was flooded for the second time this semester by high school students attending College For A Weekend. Students, along with their families and youth group leaders, began to arrive at Liberty on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 9, and most departed Sunday morning. The weekend was full of activities for those attending CFAW, dubbed “CFAWers” by Liberty students.

They included mock dorm hall meetings on Thursday evening and attending convocation and classes on Friday. Friday evening and Saturday offered a variety of sporting events to choose from and a concert to attend.

“I’m here because of the journalism and the hockey programs,” said high school senior Billy Armstrong. The 17-year old is planning to attend Liberty in the Fall of 2007. “Liberty seems like a school with a good Christian environment without too many distractions,” he said.

After a day of academic classes and CFAW meetings, students got to enjoy another aspect of Liberty’s campus life — sports. The weekend was a solid victory for all of Liberty’s sports teams. Hockey games were held on Friday and Saturday evening, against the University of Maryland. CFAWers joined Liberty students at LaHaye Ice Center to cheer the team on to two victories.

Saturday afternoon, CFAWers were a part of the Rocco Era at Williams Stadium, as the Liberty Flames football team brought its season’s standing to 5-5 with a 34-20 win over Charleston Southern University. The Liberty victory brought an end to Charleston Southern’s 14-game winning streak. Liberty’s Lady Flames basketball team scored big over Norfolk State University at the Vines Center Saturday night, winning 91-53 in the first game of their season.

The weekend continued Saturday night with a concert by Atlanta-based band Family Force 5, and Edison Glass, a group from Long Island, N.Y. Family Force 5, known for its style of music, mixing pop, rock and punk, took the stage and was a real crowd-pleaser. CFAWers Evan Hutchinson and Derek Pinkerton, both 16, said the concert was the highlight of their weekend at Liberty.

While both Hutchinson and Pinkerton enjoyed the concert, they were pleasantly surprised by the social life they found in dorm 18-2, the dorm they stayed in for the weekend.

“I liked it a lot and I learned a lot about college,” said Hutchinson. “I didn’t realize that everyone on the hall would know each other and would all be friends.”

Sunday morning campus church wrapped up CFAW, with Campus Pastor Johnnie Moore giving a sermon on God’s love as he emphasized to the audience that God cares when times seemed uncertain.

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