Student tragically killed

joy — Friends remember senior’s upbeat personality. Facebook photo

Senior Jon Gregoire dies after being struck by train on restricted trestle Jon Gregoire, a 21-year-old Liberty University senior, died Saturday, Nov. 8 around 4 p.m. after being struck by an oncoming train on a trestle behind Riverside Park in Lynchburg. Gregoire, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, was majoring in business administration-marketing …

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Votes make impact

Civic Duty — Students wait to cast ballots for midterm elections. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Students turn out for midterm race This year’s general election shifted control of the U.S. Senate from a Democrat majority to a Republican majority, changing the overall balance from a Republican House and Democratic Senate to a fully Republican controlled Congress. Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee, …

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Campus celebrates the military

By Quinn Foley Office responsible for armed forces outreach hosts time of appreciation Military Emphasis Week (MEW) is a time when Liberty University faculty and students have an opportunity to pause and appreciate those who have served and are still serving in the U.S. Military. This year, MEW is being …

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New Deans chosen

Provost picks new leaders In order to accommodate the rapid growth of Liberty University and the need to employ more professionals, Provost Dr. Ronald Godwin has appointed several individuals for academic leadership positions. The new positions include Angela Rice becoming the new dean for the Jerry Falwell Library, Dr. Deanna …

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Fall festival fun

outdoors — Liberty’s annual Fall Festival offered pumpkin painting, sack races and many more activities for all ages. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

SA hosts a day full of activities and food at Camp Hydaway Student Activities (SA) held Liberty University’s annual Fall Festival at Camp Hydaway Saturday, Oct. 18, attracting students and members of the community for an afternoon of food, crafts, games and contests. This year’s event took place at Camp …

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Alumni brothers visit

Twin brothers and Liberty University alumni David and Jason Benham came to Liberty Wednesday, Oct. 8, to discuss their careers in real estate and their perspective on being “missionaries in the marketplace.” The Benham brothers began their day Wednesday by speaking during Convocation and spent the rest of their day …

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Judaic Studies moved

history — Artifacts from the museum in the library. Photo credit: Charae McQueen

After years of being hidden in the back of DeMoss Hall, the Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) has been moved to the Jerry Falwell Library, allowing students easier access. According to Dr. J. Randall Price, the executive director for the Center of Judaic Studies, the move was a decision made by […]

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Registration approaches end

LUXURY — Students enjoy convenience of voting in Vines Center. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Efforts made to avoid low student voter turnout on election day During the 2014 Lynchburg City Council race, several people, including Montgomery Pace, chairwoman of the College Republicans of Liberty University, sacrificed much of their time to motivate students to vote. When only 198 showed up at the Liberty precinct, …

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Parent contest reveals winner

Love and support — Hayley Bell (right) appreciates the opportunities the Outstanding Parent Essay Contest has provided for her family. Photo provided

Sophomore Hayley Bell receives the Outstanding Parent of the Year award Sophomore Hayley Bell was inspired to share her family’s story when she discovered the Outstanding Parent Essay Contest, showcased through the Parent and Family Connections Office. Through the process of writing the essay, she remembered the struggle her parents …

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Pray daily

Volunteers reach out The Liberty University Prayer Center is a place where thousands of prayers are being poured upon the entire student body, according to Prayer Center Manager and Campus Pastor Tim Voogd. According to the Prayer Center’s Facebook page, the mission of the center is “to encourage, comfort, intercede …

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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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Campus makeover new look

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Construction alters the look of Liberty’s landscape As the year transitions into a cooler season, construction crews on Liberty University’s campus will be gearing up to reach construction goals before winter hits the hills of Lynchburg. With several projects underway and a number of them just beginning, the campus is …

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Finish strong

Catherine Hardee enjoys success With her buzzer in hand, Liberty University alumna Catherine Hardee took on the opportunity to win big bucks Sept. 23 as she played her first round on the television game show, “Jeopardy!” After exhausting all of the questions her first day, Hardee’s winnings came to $12,401 …

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Donahue killed in action

Sacrifice — Soldier died for nation. Photo provided

Fallen soldier leaves a legacy Maj. Michael Donahue, 41, a paratrooper in the 18th Airborne Corps and a former Liberty University professor, was killed in action Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a Taliban car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to the Fayetteville Observer. The Fort Bragg soldier was an operations support …

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Former provost dies

Impact — Boyd Rist left a 
positive effect on Liberty. Photo provided

Faculty reflect on life of influential academic leader Provost Emeritus Dr. Boyd Rist, who served the university for 40 years, died Sunday, Sept. 14, at the age of 68 after battling multiple myeloma and leukemia. Starting at Liberty in 1973, Rist wore a number of different hats, including professor of …

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