Trump Chooses Liberty for First Commencement Address

Caps and hats told the tale of Liberty University’s 44th Commencement, with academic caps as a ceremonial aspect of celebrating the over 18,000 students graduating and the speckling of iconic red trucker hats signaling the morning’s speaker, President Donald Trump. Trump chose to give his first commencement address as president at Liberty, making him the first sitting U.S. president to […]

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Then vs. Now

Once a small and private campus, Liberty University has flourished into a school with a world-wide reach. Since 2007, the university has witnessed a variety of changes regarding the appearance of campus, the addition of academic programs and the transition of leadership. Nonetheless, Liberty has stayed consistent to Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.’s original vision while still making the necessary improvements […]

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Conversations with those who knew Jerry Falwell Sr.

Stories from Ed Hindson, Mark Hine and Ron Hawkins “Greatest leader that ever lived. He was powerful, strong, challenging, convicting, exciting, interesting, controversial, decisive, never satisfied with progress.” These were Dr. Ed Hindson’s first words when asked what it was like to work with Jerry Falwell Sr. “I remember the first time I met him. He was 39 years old, […]

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Packing the stands

Liberty to host 50,000 guests at the 43rd Commencement ceremony       With more than 6,000 graduate walking in 27 degree presentation ceremonies, Liberty University is ready to welcome an estimated 50,000 guests on-campus during Commencement weekend May 12. President Donald J. Trump will headline the 2017 Commencement May 13 at Williams Stadium. According to the News and Advance, […]

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LU sends off students

Students to visit Germany, Israel, Romania and more through summer trips This summer, Liberty students will travel the United States and the world to visit historical sites, seize outreach opportunities and participate in national competitions through various trips organized by LU Send, with eight international trips traveling to Germany, Greece, Romania, Israel and Ghana, along with others. Many of the […]

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‘A Christmas Morning’ Coffeehouse

“A Christmas Morning” Coffeehouse took place Friday night Dec. 9 with a sold out crowd filling up the Vines Center. The show sponsored by Student Activities opened with an over-the-top Christmas metal medley described by some attendees as “Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Red Bull.” Lasting well into the night, “A Christmas Morning” included acts such as “Joe Thomas Magic,” a Christmas […]

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Writing home from Iraq

As recently as the first Gulf War, soldiers had to rely on “snail mail” to send letters home to loved ones. In 21st century conflicts, soldiers like Spc. Josh Moerman are able to communicate instantaneously with family and friends back in North America. Liberty University senior Kelsey Huff, Moerman’s girlfriend of two and a half years, kept in touch with […]

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Fond memories remain

Family, school recall special moments Hannah Emmaline Williams was described by her friends as encouraging, kind and spontaneous. She was known for knocking on the doors of individuals on her hall, just to check in and see how they were doing. Hannah, 18, died in a train accident the night of Nov. 17, and those attributes are ones that Hannah’s […]

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Millennials vs the job market

How today’s generation is coping with the effects of a competitive job market Economic indicators at the Dismal Scientist proclaimed that the unemployment rate has dropped down to 8.6 percent, according to an article released Dec. 2. Unemployment rates, however, have been dropping for the wrong reasons, according to the Dismal Scientist. Job growth only moderately increased, which could mean […]

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Star-crossed lovers take stage

Liberty Theatre brings to stage Shakespeare’s well-known classic Seats filled quickly and the show began as director Neal Brasher recited the first lines of Shakespeare’s well-known romantic tragedy. Liberty University’s Department of Theatre Arts saw a full crowd, Dec. 2, for the opening night of the Tower theater’s final production of the semester, Romeo and Juliet. “Immediately as the curtain […]

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Reloading for a new football year

As a senior class leaves, Rocco focuses on future As the final seconds disappeared off the clock in Liberty University’s conference championship matchup against Stony Brook, the Flames saw their fifth consecutive Big South Championship, the golden ticket to the post season, disappear with them in their 31-41 defeat. To head coach Danny Rocco, the loss has become a stepping […]

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