Antonio Gandy-Golden: Flames wide receiver looks ahead to NFL prospects in the future

One-handed catches. Shattering Liberty football’s all-time receiving record. Leading the Flames to their first time of bowl game eligibility. Propelling himself to the top of many NFL draft experts’ projections.  These are blessings Liberty wide receiver Gandy-Golden has never been able to take for granted. As a young child, catching pig skins was the last thing on Antonio’s mind as […]

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Stephen Buckshot Calvert: senior quarterback reflects on final season and future aspirations

The Liberty Flames student section booed as Flames junior quarterback Stephen Masha threw yet another incomplete pass.  But moments later the crowd began to cheer as 18-year-old freshman Stephen Buckshot Calvert trotted onto the field for his debut as Masha walked off. The young quarterback took the snap from shotgun and looked calmly to his left. Just as his receiver […]

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Cross-country athletes look from end of season to beginning of indoor track

While most sports have at least a month of offseason for athletes to rest and recover, the Liberty University cross-country athletes only get 10 days before they begin preparing for their other sport: track and field. The cross-country team wrapped up its season Nov. 15 in the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships, with the men’s team finishing 11th out […]

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Basketball defeats KCU 88-42 to extend undefeated streak

For the first time in school history, the Liberty men’s basketball team is 9-0.  The Flames are currently one of only 20 undefeated college basketball teams, their record including victories over competition like Radford University, Navy, Rice and Kansas City, as well as a championship title in The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Championship.  Players all across the Flames roster […]

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‘Star Wars meets Christmas: music student writes piece for ‘Christmas on the Boulevard’

This year’s much-awaited “Christmas on the Boulevard” President’s Encore Performance will introduce a new, original musical piece inspired by a different galaxy.  Senior film scoring major Joshua Tomes combined his love for soundtracks and film composer John Williams to compose an epic version of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” that will feature the School […]

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California native kickstarts bed-and-breakfast in Nelson County based on classic television show

Every month, Carole Johnson and her kids awaited the arrival of VHS tapes carrying a couple of episodes of “The Waltons.” The VHS subscription service cost $25 per month, but it was worth the price for the enjoyment it brought. Time passed, and Johnson continued to enjoy “The Waltons.” She even began collecting items similar to those in the show, […]

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LU freshman’s family launches fashion company that supports pro-life organizations

Companies in the fashion industry often directly donate or indirectly give proceeds to organizations like Planned Parenthood. Many pro-life customers, however, want to enjoy shopping and the clothes they are wearing without indirectly funding an organization they disagree with.  Supporting mainstream companies funding Planned Parenthood has become a problem for many individuals who don’t agree with the politics and practices […]

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Hill Students find community playing nightly games of four square

Each night, before rounding the corner of Hill Dorm 22, the sound of a rubber ball meeting cement echoes off brick buildings. Laughter follows.  This is four square territory.  With the cicadas chirping from the trees and a warm breeze floating between the buildings, three Liberty University students come out to the courtyard. With LU logos painted on their faces  […]

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Column: The Emily Angle – Leaders should display grace instead of hostility

Our views of leadership are often skewed in a culture where the loudest shout often dominates the room.  Nikki Haley, however, seeks to “kick with a smile” and lead with both “grit and grace.” She says the way she conducts herself in situations influences how everyone else conducts themselves moving forward. As governor of South Carolina, Haley led the state […]

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