Hobby Lobby clashes with Obamacare

Lawsuit— Supreme Court presided over the Hobby Lobby contraceptive case. Google Images

Christian company takes the contraceptive debate to the Supreme Court, battling Affordable Care Act provisions The First Amendment’s freedom of religion clause has found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court again in the case between the craft store chain Hobby Lobby and Secretary of the Department of Health and …

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From the Desk

In a resignation that sparked uproar, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich recently stepped down from his position at the company less than two weeks after assuming the role. Shortly after his appointment as CEO, Eich and Mozilla began taking criticism tied to a $1,000 contribution made by Eich in support of …

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World Vision’s theological question

Controversy — World Vision reversed stance on gay marriage two days after initial desicion. Google Images

Last week, the U.S. branch of major Christian charity organization World Vision announced that it would recognize practicing Christians in same-sex marriages for employment opportunities. As you might have guessed, that decision did not go over too well.

A mere two days after the […]

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Make a difference, cast a vote

Liberty University administrators voice opinions about the importance of student participation at the polls As I observe the students around me, I notice little things that say a lot. One of these little things is the attitudes displayed in Convocation when President Jerry Falwell urges students to vote, or when …

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Civil War commemorated

FREEDOM — Attendees learned about how the Civil War changed society. Photo credit: Marybeth Dinges

Liberty holds seminar to emphasize the importance of remembering American history Liberty University held the 18th Annual Civil War Seminar April 4-5, featuring prominent speakers such as the “nation’s leading authority on America’s Civil War” Dr. James “Bud” Robertson, according to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History website. …

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Military spouses fellowship

support —Military wives had the opportunity to fellowship with each other. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Women gather at the Hancock Welcome Center for games and a bit of fun The Liberty University Office of Military Affairs hosted its third Military Spouse Brunch at the Hancock Welcome Center Saturday, April 5. The event provided fellowship and food to approximately 20 women whose husbands are in the …

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Runway goes green

FACS students prepare for their annual fashion show As the semester comes to a close, students have the opportunity to watch as more than 40 models walk the runway in handmade works of art, which make their debut in the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Department’s “Go Green, Go Glam” …

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Flames Club holds luncheon

DISCUSSION — Softball Coach Dot Richardson and players Kelby Allen and Katie Zavodny talked about their season. Photo credit: Danae Samms

Athletic teams share about their accomplishments from the last semester The Liberty Flames Club held its last luncheon of the semester Thursday, April 3, at 12 p.m. for its dedicated members to enjoy a meal and learn about how Liberty University sports teams performed this semester. Director of Athletics Development …

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Cruz crusades for freedom

Motive — Cruz emphasized the need for students to act. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Texas U.S. senator encourages students to take a stand for their religious rights Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expressed concern for attacks on American religious liberty and encouraged students to take a stand for their freedom in his Convocation address April 2. “We are here today to talk about something a …

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Center proposal

PLANNING — The proposed civic center would be built on the fields next to TRBC. Photo provided

Falwell announces possible civic center President Jerry Falwell announced at a faculty meeting Wednesday, April 2, that Liberty University has presented a draft proposal to Lynchburg officials for a civic center. According to the press release, the proposal could serve as an outline for an agreement between the city and …

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Students compete

“SCCA Goes Pro” Video Contest begins Students from Liberty University’s School of Communication & Creative Arts (SCCA) will soon be creatively showcasing some of their best work from their undergraduate education in the “SCCA Goes Pro” Video Contest, according to SCCA Dean Norman Mintle. The competition, which will run from …

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Field hockey reloads roster

core remains — The Lady Flames added six new players to bolster their 
already veteran-laden roster. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Five new recruits and one transfer join the defending NorPac Conference champions for the 2014 season A few new faces will take the field for Liberty field hockey next season, as five recruits have signed with the program for the upcoming 2014 season. The signees include forwards Summer Parker and …

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Freshman takes first

Results — Jonathan Houck (left) joined fellow Liberty students and others from the surrounding area who competed in the race. Photo credit: Hannah Lipscomb

After being postponed due to snow, runners finally compete in Liberty Mt. 5k People from all over the Greater Lynchburg Area gathered at Camp Hydaway Thursday, April 3, to compete in the Liberty Mt. 5K Trail Race. “The event ran very well, and we had a great turnout, even with …

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Set for nationals

opportunity — Competing gave the team 
professional experience. Photo provided

Liberty’s HR team won first place in a D.C. competition Following six months of practice and preparation, the Liberty University Human Resources (HR) competition team won first place in the 2014 Southeast Regional HR Competition in Washington, D.C., March 14-15. For placing first, the team received a $2,500 check to …

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Honor society hides eggs for charity

Liberty University’s Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (ALD) is hosting the Jubilee Center Easter Outreach, Wednesday, April 9 at 3-5:30 p.m. with an evening of activities and biblical teaching focused on reaching Lynchburg’s youth. According to its website, the Jubilee Family Development Center was created to provide academic and social …

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