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 …

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Why winter needs snow

enchanting — Christmas is not the celebration it should be if it does not include frosty window panes, snow-covered trees, Christmas lights, holiday carols and traditions. Google Images

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 …

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Christmas ain’t that great

bah humbug — Many of the modern Christmas traditions we celebrate overcrowd the holiday season. Google Images

Materialism and obnoxious songs have buried the meaning of the season Christmas time is here. Whatever that means. At a certain point, it probably meant it was late December, a few days, or even a few weeks before Christmas Day. I would not really know, because since I can remember, …

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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 …

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Festivities begin

CELEBRATION — Students braved the cold weather to participate in the fifth annual campus Christams tree lighting event. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

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 …

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Talent tryouts

stage — Christmas Coffeehouse takes place Dec. 5, and this year’s theme will be “At the movies.” Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

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 …

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Actor visits

Convo — Kirk Cameron reveals movie. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

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 …

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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 …

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A look at the traditions of Christmas


Everyone has traditions for the Christmas season. Ask around and you will get a variety of responses. I know that I personally have a few that immediately come to mind. On Christmas Eve, my family would head to my great uncle’s house for an eclectic conversation featuring thoughts on his …

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Christmas comes early to Liberty Mountain

Christmas in October — Nathan Norman lit the tree two months early. Gabe Hernandez, Marketing

Christmas is a time filled with hope, joy and love. This year, it arrived early. The festivities started two months in advance to honor the wish of a 5-year-old boy named Nathan Norman. He was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 1, and the cancer later spread to …

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