Small shops think big

Local restaurants and businesses celebrate Small Business Saturday Nov. 26 As the Christmas season begins, one weekend pushes holiday shoppers to help the local businesses in the Lynchburg area. Small Business Saturday took place in the Lynchburg community Saturday, Nov. 26. Small Business Saturday helps those family-owned business in the area stay open. It also inspires Christmas shoppers to shop […]

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Get out of Towns

Towns Religion Hall to be demolished in 2017 to build new school of business Towns Religion Hall, located in the center of Liberty University’s campus, will be demolished after 2017 Commencement in order to create a space for the new school of business. Vice President of Major Construction Alan Askew said other locations on campus were considered for the new […]

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Breaking barriers

Liberty students help public high school students apply and prepare for college Thirteen Liberty University work-study students are working with the nonprofit Lynchburg Beacon of Hope to help prepare local high-school students for postsecondary education. They provide the guidance and resources the students need to apply for college and financial aid. Beacon of Hope has “Future Centers” at E. C. […]

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Praying for protection

Liberty’s Stand with ISRAEL club gathers together to pray for the Middle East In order to show support for Israel and the Middle East, Liberty University’s Stand with ISRAEL club held a prayer meeting and vigil, bringing students together to pray for and discuss the issues surrounding the Middle East and the persecuted church. The prayer meeting was held at […]

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Spreading Christmas cheer

Operation Christmas Child collects more than 1,750 boxes from Liberty students Following Liberty University’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Blitz Week, more than 1,750 boxes full of toys, school supplies and hygiene products were filled by students and faculty at Liberty for children across the world. With OCC Blitz week at an end, the chapter is now preparing to send those […]

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Don’t take it for granted

Grant given to school of divinity Board members of the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund joined with the Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity to celebrate the signing of their partnership Thursday, Nov. 3. The affiliation will allow graduate students in the school of divinity to apply for the grant and receive the financial help needed to further their education […]

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At odds with Title IX?

Transgender Virginia teenager Gavin Grimm’s case presents complex issues The Supreme Court announced in late October that it will review the “Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.” case sometime early next year, marking the first exclusively transgender rights case to ever be brought to the federal level. The case involves a transgender teenager named Gavin Grimm, who sued the Virginia […]

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Money can’t buy me love

The rise of Black Friday is reshaping the holiday season Nov. 25, 2016 marks the unique event of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. This event has become a huge market for retailers. According to The Balance, 30 percent of annual retail sales happen between Black Friday and Christmas. In 2015, 74.2 million people shopped on Black Friday, and 35 […]

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Sound the Trumpence

President-elect Trump upsets Clinton in national election, loses in Va. In an unexpected landslide, Republican Donald Trump beat out Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, winning 290 Electoral College votes over Clinton’s 228 as of Nov. 14, making Trump the president-elect. The results came as a shock to many as Clinton was predicted to win the presidency. The New […]

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Falwell gives his take

As election season wraps up, Liberty President Jerry Falwell shares his experience Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. found himself playing a key role in the presidential election cycle after his endorsement of Donald Trump in January 2016. With the election now over and Trump preparing to take office, Falwell provided his perspective on the president-elect and how he came […]

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Taking a stance

Students represent candidates in YAL hosted debate The Liberty University branch of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) held a student-run presidential debate forum with five candidates represented Tuesday, Oct. 25. The students who characterized their candidates were tasked with articulating the nominee’s stances on pertinent topics the moderators brought up, such as national security and health care. Of the candidates […]

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A new gallery

Dedication ceremony credits donated art Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, School of Communications & Creative Arts Dean Norman Mintle and Provost Ronald Hawkins gathered Oct. 28 at the Alumni Ballroom with friends and donors of the university for a dedication of the 20-piece collection of donated paintings depicting the life and resurrection of Christ. The families of Dr. Troy L. […]

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Raffles for research

Jerry Falwell Library hosts annual service fair Nov. 7 to highlight programs The Jerry Falwell Library (JFL) will be hosting its third annual Library Service Fair Monday, Nov. 7 from10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with 10:30-11:30 being exclusively for faculty and staff. Students are encouraged to come to the library and take advantage of the programs being highlighted this year. […]

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This old party ain’t grand

Political parties offer no clear moral choice for believers I grew up in a Christian household, and ever since I was old enough to grasp the complexities of the U.S. government, I considered myself a Republican. Notice the past tense. The 2016 election cycle has been eye-opening to me and most of my generation. Us lazy millennials seem to have […]

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