Mind games

Flames are in full preparation mode for No. 23 Heels By the time the Liberty Flames kick off against the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on Aug. 30, they will know the Tar Heels fight song, word for word. The reason? Flames head coach Turner Gill has been playing it throughout practice as part of last week’s switch to “full […]

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Move-in day nears

Softball’s new, state-of-the-art stadium is almost complete Construction on the new Liberty Softball Stadium is reaching the final stages. Students, faculty and passers-by can see how the piles of dirt and closed roads from last spring have transformed into, as Athletic Director Jeff Barber says, a “first-rate stadium.” Liberty broke ground on the softball stadium October 19, 2013. It is […]

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Students get active in missions

The Center for Ministry Training (CMT) held an expo in front of the Jerry Falwell Library Wednesday, Aug. 27, to help inform students about what CMT has to offer. The event showcased the many different ministry opportunities available to students. Members of different ministries filled tables outside the library and helped find which ministry opportunity was the right fit. Other […]

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Center for Ministry Training encourages students to get active in missions:

The Center for Ministry Training (CMT) held an expo in front of the Jerry Falwell Library Wednesday, Aug. 27, to help inform students about what CMT has to offer. The event showcased the many different ministry opportunities available to students. Members of different ministries filled tables outside the library and helped find which ministry opportunity was the right fit. Other […]

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Students travel the globe

“You can read about it and hear about it, but until you experience it, you can’t understand.” This common sentiment, often spoken by those who have been on short-term global outreach trips, reflects the desire of Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell to equip students to impact the world, both locally and abroad. Liberty hosts numerous global trips each year through […]

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Spirits rise as rain falls

NEEDTOBREATHE and The Oh Hellos perform at Liberty’s annual Block Party There is a song by NEEDTOBREATHE that goes like this: “Even when the rain falls, even when the flood starts rising, even when the storm comes, I am washed by the water.” Those words could not have been more apt than they were at this year’s Block Party. The […]

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Ministering for a decade

Campus Pastor Clayton King reflects on his years at Liberty and the lives he has touched When Liberty University officials called Clayton King to fill in for a Friday morning Convocation speaker who was unable to attend, they probably had no idea what they would get in return. That happened in 2004. Now, King has become the most frequent speaker […]

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Talent and testimony combined

“I don’t want fame. I want my life to have an impact.”

This is Reuben John’s prayer.

John, a human services student at Liberty University, is originally from India. This summer, he had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California, where he competed in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), a talent show comprised of more than 40 competing countries.

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Tich’s Take

“It’s just a game.” No phrase makes my blood run hotter, faster, etc. Some of that may have to do with my blood already running hot from a particularly devastating loss when a sports ignoramus chimes in with the phrase, but it is annoying in every sense. See, I love sports. And when I say that, I do not mean […]

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Big South prepares for action

Preview for the upcoming 2014-2015 Flames football conference opponents The Liberty Flames football team will kick off conference play against the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs Oct. 25 for another season in the Big South Conference and attempt to defend as co-Big South Champions. After losing Virginia Military Institute (VMI) to the Southern Conference, Monmouth University took the Keydets place as the […]

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Going in for the kill

The Lady Flames look to bounce back after first non-title season in years With a 2013 conference tournament loss to Radford in the past, the 2014 Lady Flames volleyball team is seeking contributions from all players in order to return to championship form. For the first time in six years, the Lady Flames failed to win either the regular season […]

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Champion Ice Bucket Challenge

Liberty University’s student newspaper staff takes on the cold challenge with warm hearts Our generation lives in a culture of tragedy. It would seem that, more than ever before, our news is inundated with narratives of war, plague, death and diseases. This constant barrage of negative newscasts and heartbreaking headlines takes a grave toll on the average consumer. Though surrounded […]

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