Network lag fixed

IT enlarges Internet capacity With a rapidly increasing population and a growing demand for more capable Internet, the Information Technology (IT) department at Liberty University has made steps to improve Internet speeds and account for the increased bandwidth usage. According to the Liberty University News Service, the speed of the …

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Making a difference

Mr. President — Quincy Thompson serves as head of SGA.

Thompson leads student body through service Pastoral ministry student Quincy Thompson recently made Liberty University history. Elected in April 2014, Thompson is the first junior to ever serve as student body president for the Student Government Association (SGA). “(A junior being elected) hasn’t been done before,” Thompson said. “Normally the …

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Combating hacker attacks

SAFEGUARD — Cyber security classes prepare the defense club for national competitions. Photo credit: David Duncan

Liberty Cyber Defense Club will compete in 10th annual regional finals Liberty University’s Cyber Defense Club will be competing in this year’s 10th annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition’s (MACCDC) regional finals at John Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland, March 25-28. After placing in the top 10 in the virtual …

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Early postseason exit

Going down the line — The Flames D1 hockey team graduated a group of seniors, but stilll maintain a promising freshman class. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Flames D1 hockey falls to No. 4 seed Ohio University in first playoff game Liberty University men’s division I (DI) hockey team went one-and-done in this year’s American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) DI National Championships with a 5-2 loss to four-time national champion Ohio University, March 5. The 11th-seeded Flames …

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‘Cruzing’ out of the gate

Ted Cruz, the first official 2016 presidential candidate, shares stage with his wife and children. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Presidential hopeful launches campaign from Liberty University Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 44, announced his candidacy for president Monday, March 23, at Liberty University’s weekly Convocation. “Today, I am announcing that I am running for president of the United States,” Cruz said to an energetic crowd in a packed Vines Center, …

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Rocking acoustically

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Switchfoot front man Jon Foreman played for a sold out crowd of 650 people At a sold-out show in the LaHaye Event Space Saturday night, Feb. 28, lead singer Jon Foreman of the acclaimed alternative rock band Switchfoot unplugged from his conventional electronic elements for a more intimate, acoustic concert. …

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Convo connection

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“Making your life count starts now.” These words spoken by renowned evangelist Scott Dawson seemed to be woven throughout each speaker’s message this past week in Convocation. Whether you are a reality TV star, political figure or evangelist, we all leave a mark on this life. Sean Lowe, star of …

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Hannity visits campus

POLITICAL PASSION — Sean Hannity encouraged students during Convocation to be strong leaders.   Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Political commentator grapples with important national issues Renowned television and radio host and New York Times best-selling author Sean Hannity, as well as “Duck Dynasty” TV personality John Luke Robertson, spoke at Liberty University in Convocation Wednesday, Feb. 18. Hannity is the host of “The Sean Hannity Show,” as well …

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Students sample tasty toppings

Sodexo’s monthly food seminar featured healthy toast spreads Toast Toppers, a food demonstration held at Reber-Thomas Dining Hall Wednesday, Feb. 18, attracted food lovers and students eager for easy-to-learn recipes. Nestled in a corner of the dining facility, Registered Dietitian Robin Quay and her team of Sodexo employees participated in …

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Liberty professor dies

HONORED — Dennis Jennings was loved by students, campus and community. Photo provided

Dr. Dennis Jennings remembered for his legacy of learning and teaching One of Liberty University’s most beloved psychology professors, Dennis Jennings, died from cancer at the age of 61 Tuesday, Feb. 3. Dennis Jennings received his Bachelor of Arts from Butler University and his Master of Arts and doctoral degree …

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Franklin fills Vines Center

soul music — Liberty welcomed Christian recording artist Kirk Franklin to campus for the first time during this semester’s College for a Weekend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Grammy winner Kirk Franklin brings Gospel music and teaching to Liberty Nine-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin made his first appearance at Liberty University for Convocation, Feb. 13. This past weekend was College for a Weekend (CFAW) and Liberty always brings in big-name speakers for Convocation along with a musician or …

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Quiz Bowl Team

Liberty University’s Quiz Bowl team began the month of February with a bang, taking the Big South Championship by storm. At the tournament, which took place at Longwood University, the team went 7-0 in matches against Gardner-Webb, Longwood, High Point, Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian, Radford and Campbell to claim the championship …

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SGA passes bill for semester

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Liberty University gathered for the first session of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 27 to discuss this semester’s upcoming events, fundraisers and other activities. After an hour and a half of announcements, questions and heated discussion, the Supplemental Appropriations Bill was passed. The Supplemental …

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Graduation housing fills up

booked — Many Lynchburg-area hotels have run out of reservation space, causing many families to turn to Roanoke for alternative housing. Photo credit: Kiara Leers

Lynchburg hotel reservations begin to sell out for Commencement weekend There may not be room in the inn at Liberty, but try the Sleep Inn across the street. The Office of Student Housing (OSH) at Liberty activated phone lines for hundreds of people to make their reservation from the 200 …

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Program celebrates one year

Reporting— LFSN is the leading sports network for the Flames.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Daily LFSN show ‘Game On’ continues after 261 episodes on faith and sports A long-anticipated vision became reality last year on Feb. 3, as the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) launched the first ever daily sports and faith show called “Game On.” It started as a vision and an empty …

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