Students to vote at Vines Center

Romney, Paul on ballot for primary Students living on campus now have the opportunity to vote at Liberty University’s Vine Center after the recent redrawing of district lines. As of Feb. 2, more than 4,000 students were registered to vote at the Vines Center, according to General Registrar for the City of Lynchburg, Carolyn Sherayko. Sherayko hopes the convenient location […]

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Re-register to vote

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet,” Sixteenth President of the United States of America Abraham Lincoln said during a speech on May 19, 1856. Liberty University students have repeatedly proven this statement to be true through their participation in the local polls, according to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. However, due to the new districting patterns of Lynchburg, students must […]

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Karl Rove discusses 2012 presidential race

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove spoke at Randolph College Jan. 26 about President Barack Obama, the upcoming election and his years of experience in politics. Nicknamed “The Architect” for his role in designing both of Bush’s presidential campaigns, Rove said the current Republican primaries have been “weird” with six lead […]

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Colbert takes another stab at politics

A strict social-conservative, a tithing Mormon, a former Libertarian and a congressional D.C. native are the popular faces of this year’s group of Republican nominees, but in recent weeks their claims to fame have been slightly upstaged by the ever more popular Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert. On Jan. 12, Colbert announced on his show “The Colbert Report” his plan […]

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Virginia Primaries approach

The Virginia March Primaries are approaching at a rapid rate. The voting for the Republican candidates will take place March 6 at various polling locations throughout the state. “Due to Virginia candidate qualification laws there will only be two republican presidential candidates on the Virginia ballot, Gov. Mitt Romney from Massachusetts and Con. Ron Paul from Texas,” Political Director for […]

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Romney: The saltine candidate

As GOP candidates drop left and right, voters are left with a handful of unappealing options to choose between How far is too far? Many already believe former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been having the best and worst several weeks a primary candidate could ever ask for. On one hand, Romney won New Hampshire comfortably after a squeaker of […]

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Republican Tom Garrett addresses accusations

As the time for State Senate elections approaches, the stress level of the politicians who are running for office continues to increase. Over the past few months, several Republican politicians have unexpectedly begun to change places of residence as they run for State Senate in the upcoming election. The politicians’ increased need for realtors is a result of the decennial […]

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Meet the candidates: Kathy Byron

Byron runs unopposed for Virginia House of Delegates, 22nd district As several political candidates fix their eyes on the news and hope for victory in their race, one Republican delegate can sit back and relax as she is running unopposed this election cycle. Kathy Byron has been a Republican member in the House of Delegates since 1997. She represents the […]

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Choosing an American Leader

Voting strictly on religious beliefs is not always the best way to choose a presidential candidate to support Charles Wendell “Chuck” Colson, a Christian leader, Prison Fellowship Ministries founder and former Special Counsel for President Richard Nixon during the Watergate era, recently wrote a column about whether Christians should consider voting for a non-Christian presidential candidate. Colson declares that there […]

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Council takes on hard issues

Liberty University is still on track to receive its own polling location, following approval by the City Council during an open hearing Oct. 25. The redistricting changes must be approved by the federal government, but the polling location should be in place for spring elections. Only students who are registered as living on campus will be able to vote at […]

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Meet the candidates: Sen. Steve Newman

Sen. Steve Newman, a 15-year state Senate veteran, seeks reelection as the 23rd District Virginia State Senator. Newman, 46, is the Republican incumbent for the 23rd District, which includes Lynchburg and Bedford, Amherst and Campbell counties. Newman’s democratic opponent is Robert Short Sr. Newman was elected into the Virginia State Senate in 1996, and he has also served on the […]

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Meet the candidates: Robert Short Sr.

A self-defined small-government and libertarian Democrat, Robert W. T. Short Sr., 24, is running against Republican incumbent Steve Newman for position of 23rd District Senate seat for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Short currently lives in Bedford with his wife Amanda and three children, Rebecca, 3; T.J., 2; and Andy, 6 months old. Short, a student who is on sabbatical from […]

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Community meetings pushed forward

City Council gives Lynchburg locals a voice in the redistricting process Lynchburg City Council is currently hosting a set of community meetings as it moves forward in the redistricting process. Before the plans are voted on for approval, the meetings give citizens a chance to speak with members of council and voice their concerns. The meetings began Oct. 6 at […]

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