If you haven’t already realized, when Liberty does something, our motto is “Go big or Go home.” After being at Liberty University for a few years it’s definitely true. Whether it’s building 20 new buildings at one time, bringing in top speakers, or putting the letters LU on the side of the mountain… We go all out! This past year Liberty partnered with Kirk Cameron and released the movie Unstoppable. One of the perks of being a Liberty student is that we got to go to the movie premiere in the Vines center for FREE (no big deal)!
I’m pretty sure I have found the best ice cream within a 40-mile radius of Lynchburg! This ice cream place is called Monkee Joes. I was a little hesitant to tell everyone about it on the blog but I will not be selfish because it’s too good not to share! My favorite flavor of their ice cream is the mint chocolate chip but a lot of people really like the cappuccino crunch! The best thing about the Lynchburg area is all of the hidden gems and I definitely just let you in on one of the best-kept secrets! Here are some fun pictures from when I went there last week with friends!
Last weekend student activities hosted the Camp Hydaway grand opening. You’re probably wondering, “What in the world is Camp Hydaway?” Liberty recently added a new facility with a Student Center, Outfitter, Lake, Beach Area, Challenge Course, ATV Track, and Campsites. Students can rent (FOR FREE!) Mountain Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Fishing Poles w/ a tackle box, Camping Equipment, Sleeping Bags, Tents, Tarps, Camp Stove &. Camp Chairs. How cool is that?!
The morning of the grand opening there was a team Adventure Challenge that some of my friends participated in. The challenge consisted of kayaking, running, an obstacle course and a log carry. Talk about intense! Here are some photos of everything they did for the challenge!
Speaking of challenge, somehow my roommates have convinced me to run the Deep Hollow 5K in October. So as long as I’m healthy I will be running (probably walking some of it!). So check back in October to see if I did it!
If you’ve followed my blog the past two years then you know how big of a Liberty Flames football fan I am! Our first game of the season was an away game against Kent State. Although we didn’t win, (final score 10-17) we were leading for a majority of the game. The Athletics department held a student watch party in the Vines center and over 1,000 students came out. I decided to head over and support the Flames with a sweet new friend of mine. My friend Curtissa, is the biggest Liberty fan you will meet!!
This past weekend was our very first home game and of course I was there early, I wore red and I sure was loud! Since I am now a commuter student, I decided to attend the commuter tailgate beforehand. They had lots of food, bouncy castles for kids, corn hole, snow cones and other fun things to do. The game against Monmouth University was so good, especially because we WON (final score 45-15)! It seems like every year the student section gets louder and louder. I can’t wait until we move up to FBS! Here are a few pictures from the day!
If you can’t already guess from the title of this blog this semester so far has been incredibly busy! I thought that by senior year I would have everything figured out and the transition back to classes would be smooth sailing! However, sometimes the crazy express comes along and you just have to jump on board.
The transition back to school was a little rocky this semester. As most students experience when they return from summer break, the pace of life speeds up significantly. All of the sudden I had to juggle classes, work, going to Convocation, Spiritual Emphasis Week, my internship, meeting new people, reconnecting with old friends, and for those of us who are fortunate enough- getting the flu! Talk about a lot going on.
Now you’re probably thinking, “that honestly doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, if college is like that then I don’t want to be a part of it!” Well let me give you a little insight as to why this really is the best time of my life…
The best thing about being at Liberty is that your closest friends are the one’s who will rally around you and pray. Students at Liberty are some of the most selfless people you will find. An example of that: Two of my best friends who graduated from Liberty decided to drive down from Pennsylvania just to hang out with me for the night and then drove back the next day.
The best thing about Liberty though is the constant spiritual encouragement and guidance you will find. Teachers open up every class with prayer and if there’s something that is really weighing on your heart they will always take time to pray with you. It’s not uncommon to see students praying on campus together. I am so thankful to be at a Christian University, on the tough and the great days of life!