Liberty University’s Love Your Melon’s spring initiative to raise awareness of leukemia

Liberty University’s Love Your Melon crew, under new leadership, is looking forward to the “Be the Match” drive happening throughout the spring 2019 semester. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness of leukemia, the most common form of pediatric cancer.  Jade Walker, a senior majoring in Family and Child Development, was recently appointed to head up the initiative […]

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Liberty University journalism teacher puts together a sports reporting seminar Feb 11-12

Journalism professor Deborah Huff watched her dream of hosting a sports reporting seminar unfold as students gathered in Green Hall Feb. 11-12 to participate in Football & Facebook.  The idea for the seminar surfaced when Huff wrote a paper for her graduate class on social media and how it has shaped the sports reporting field. As part of her paper, […]

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Liberty University United Nations Association hosts first meeting

By 2030, 167 million children worldwide will live in poverty. Liberty students in the Liberty University United Nations Association want to change that.  Around 30 members of LUNA assembled in the Jerry Falwell Library Scholar’s Lounge for its first official meeting Feb. 11 to discuss the topic of poverty.  “I want this club to not only be called the United […]

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Opinion: The national emergency could lead to broad unilateral executive power

For the 60th time in American history, a president has invoked his power to declare a national emergency and make unilateral governmental decisions. But this time is distinctly different from all previous national emergencies. On Feb. 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to finish construction of a border wall on America’s southern border. By doing so, President Trump […]

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Opinion: Like the first New Deal, the Green New Deal defies American capitalism

When Franklin Roosevelt introduced The New Deal in 1933, it brought economic reform and created jobs that combatted the Great Depression. Eighty-six years later, on Feb. 7, 2019, freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced their new resolution “The Green New Deal,” modeled after the New Deal.  Unlike the New Deal, this new document functions more as a […]

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Column: Everything Emma

 We’d found a fabulous picnic basket at Goodwill a few days prior, and when the weather allowed, we shared a picnic in Peaks View Park. Our spread was simple — peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas and pretzels.  Without me knowing, my then-boyfriend Josiah slipped a pint-sized spice cake into the basket, complete with homemade frosting.  Our first summer of […]

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Column: Ryan with Reels

Like many movie fans, I was and will always be enamored with the animated films in Disney’s anthology. “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Peter Pan” and many others brought thrilling stories, lovable characters, and award-winning music to VHS collections across the globe, and my family was definitely included. I look back at the classic movies and realize how […]

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Liberty University’s Forensics Speech Team competes in last regional tournament of the season Feb 8-9

The Liberty Forensics Speech Team competed in the last regional tournament of the season at Gaston Day School Feb. 8-9, bringing home 11 individual awards and clinching the third-place spot.  With 84 awards already under their feet, the team has two national tournaments on the schedule for March. Sharpe, Evan Young, Lily Mathes and Kay Wills will be attending the […]

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Liberty University Family and Child Development Association’s makes valentines for children

Over a chocolate fountain, the Liberty University Family and Child Development Association (FACDA) hosted its first meeting of the semester Monday, Feb. 11, and brainstormed ways to partner with a local organization.  The 60 attendees made valentines for children involved with Park View Community Mission, a Lynchburg organization that, according to its website, “works to restore the lives of families […]

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Liberty University starts new student-run television show called “Fuse”

“An entertainment variety show featuring club sports athletes and their lives,” was the pitch that kickstarted Liberty University’s new student-run television show: FUSE.  FUSE began in 2018 when Liberty Flames Sports Network student workers decided they wanted to get more out of their college experience.   “It was time for a student-run show to happen on campus that wasn’t involved […]

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Liberty University celebrates cultures around the world during Global Focus Week

Liberty University’s spring Global Focus Week offered a score of opportunities for college students to learn about life overseas and contribute to missions around the world. With dozens of outreach organizations represented on Liberty’s campus, students were exposed to the common goal of meeting spiritual and physical needs across the globe.  Representatives from Compassion International and Christar epitomized the heart […]

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Column: Game Day with Gooch

As football and the memories of another New England Patriots Super Bowl victory continue to fade from everyone’s minds, sports fans have been able to shift their focus to baseball and the glorious hope of spring training. But the optimism that usually surrounds the arrival of spring training is regrettably low this year, and it can be linked to something […]

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