Christmas on the Boulevard

School of music puts on holiday concert Dec. 6 Christmas on the Boulevard, an annual Liberty University musical tradition, will have its largest performance yet Dec. 6 at the newly-built Concert Hall. With 359 choir members participating, this event is the biggest production the school of music has done. “This is kind of our first big deal in the Concert […]

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Continuing Christmas spirit

Operation Christmas Child gives students opportunity to serve beyond December Christmas is a year-round celebration for the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) club at Liberty University. There are many opportunities for students to get involved with the OCC club at Liberty and OCC through Samaritan’s Purse. According to Ellen Ferguson, club president, the main goal for the OCC club on campus […]

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Christ, born in a manger

The Christmas season reminds us to prioritize what is most important in life No vacancy. That is what might have been written on the sign outside of the Bethlehem inn the night an anxious, expectant couple arrived at the door. Maybe Mary and Joseph knocked, their hearts beating hard as they awaited an answer. Perhaps the stressed, overwhelmed innkeeper shooed […]

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From the Desk

From the California rolls to the chateaubriand — a meat dish cooked with a thick cut from the tenderloin filet — Christmas is full of traditions. OK, so maybe those things do not fit into your typical ideas of the December holiday, but to me, these things fill me with joy as they bring to mind memories of the dishes […]

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Why winter needs snow

Every holiday season should be filled with visions both “merry and bright” More than just Bing Crosby’s claim to fame and a 20-year chart-topping hit, “White Christmas” is iconic for one very important reason — there is no Christmas like a white Christmas. However, many do not know the story behind the song. Though Crosby made “White Christmas” famous, it […]

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1,000 boxes

Club wraps up its first official event After a week filled with a late-night packing party, a dance-off and students dressed as giant shoeboxes longboarding down University Boulevard, the Nov. 10-14 LU Shoebox Blitz brought in nearly 1,000 shoebox gifts as a part of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child initiative. According to Ellen Ferguson, president of Liberty’s newly established […]

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Festivities begin

Students celebrate annual tree lighting ceremony Liberty University’s Student Activities hosted the fifth annual Christmas in Lights ceremony on the steps of DeMoss Hall Tuesday evening, Nov. 18, drawing a large crowd of students excited for the Christmas season to begin. Delayed a day due to inclement weather, the holiday festivities were moved, but temperatures still reached a low of […]

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Talent tryouts

Erika McLeod Auditions will soon begin for Christmas Coffeehouse Liberty University will host its annual Christmas Coffeehouse Dec. 5. Student Activities (SA) will once again serve for hours on end to put on the show of the year. Stephanie Ward, associate director of SA, is one of more than 20 workers who make it all happen. She oversees the marketing, […]

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Actor visits

Kirk Cameron, a familiar face and supporter of Liberty University, visited Friday, Sept. 26 to encourage students during Convocation and to give advice to cinematic arts students. “I kind of feel like your Uncle Kirk,” Cameron said as he took the stage in the Vines Center. “… I’m not just an invited speaker. I feel like I’m part of the […]

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Christmas controversy and cheer

From shopping habits to greetings, writers discuss the very best and the very worst of the holiday season One of the most popular and beloved holiday competitions in the past few years surrounds an old tradition — Christmas. Gone are the days when Christmas was a fun time to spend with family. Rather, Christmas season has become a stressful season […]

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