Liberty hires new football coach

Hugh Freeze, who led the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) to a 39-25 record and national prominence from 2012-2016, was announced as the ninth head coach in Liberty University’s football program history during a packed press conference Friday, Dec. 7. Freeze will take over the position vacated by Turner Gill, who retired Sunday after seven years at the helm and […]

Read more

Alumni ’10: Mandi Sokolik

Certain people in this world have the innate drive to constantly better themselves and to look for opportunities where they can learn and do their best. Mandi Sokolik is one of these people. During her time at the Champion, Mandi’s desire to grow and work hard led her to form important relationships and write impactful stories that would affect the […]

Read more

Turkish Christmas

Photo: Kerry P Lammi  Taryn Azimov grew up in Bursa, Turkey where she lived 12 years. Since Turkey experiences all four seasons, she experienced many snowy winters and occasionally some snowy Christmas days. Though most Turkish people do not celebrate Christmas, that was where Azimov’s Christmas traditions were formed.  Twinkle lights, warm drinks doused with cinnamon and smiles filled with […]

Read more

Christmas on the Boulevard

Photos from the 2016 performances Nathan Spencer| Liberty News Service Hosted by the Liberty University School of Music, Christmas on the Boulevard is an annual event featuring the music of the Christmas season. The concert showcases the talent of the Liberty student ensembles while sharing the birth story of Christ through music. Showtimes  Christmas on the Boulevard: Christmas Ornaments December […]

Read more

Annual Christmas Coffeehouse packs out Vines Center with performances

 Lights dimmed in the packed-out Vines Center at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30 as students waited in anticipation for the annual Christmas Coffeehouse. The audience was filled with tacky sweaters and festive pajama sets. Landon Swain, a sophomore at Liberty, was the host for the second year in a row and greeted the awaiting students.  “Welcome to Christmas Coffeehouse! Merry Christmas […]

Read more

TobyMac, Social Club Misfits, Liberty Worship Collective to perform

 Join Liberty University Dec. 30 and 31 for a festive event to bring in the New Year. Winterfest is Liberty’s annual festival filled with exciting artists, powerful speakers, performances and activities for all edges at Liberty’s Snowflex center. Performing artists include Liberty alumnus TobyMac, Christian rap duo Social Club Misfits, the Liberty Worship Collective and many more. In addition to […]

Read more

Lynchburg gears up for Christmas

 It is the season for many things magical, including glittering Christmas lights displays.  The lights on Liberty campus have already been lit, but there are also many other places nearby to get your dose of awe or nostalgia.  Some are single family homes, such as 171 Churchill Road in Forest, or are businesses like Forest Automotive. Other large displays in […]

Read more

College of Osteopathic Medicine performs annual Christmas event Dec. 8

 Nearly two years ago, Kristen and Christopher Breedlove of Liberty’s College of Osteopathic Medicine were pacing around the parking lot discussing ways to support a student whose family had experienced a tragic accident. The Osteopathic Merry Melodies quickly became the solution to their burdened hearts.  A Christmas event like none other, Osteopathic Merry Melodies is a talent show, comedy act […]

Read more

Column: ESP-Em

 Women are somewhat rare in major sports, excluding women’s leagues. The vast majority of athletics staffers are male, from physical trainers to coaches to team owners.  This is also true in the journalism industry. It’s far more common to see a male broadcaster or reporter than a female one, and women in the industry are often objectified or discounted simply […]

Read more

Lady Flames lose 74-53 to JMU

 The Lady Flames basketball team fell to the James Madison University Dukes 74-53 Thursday, Nov. 29. The loss was Liberty’s fourth consecutive defeat, bringing their record to 1-6.  JMU dominated the game overall and led for the full game, at times by as many as 26 points.  The Dukes were led by Colonial Athletic Association preseason favorite Kamiah Smalls, who […]

Read more
1 2 3 20