Death penalty a difficult dilemma

Soon after a shooter takes the lives of several individuals, it is only a matter of time before people call for his execution. When James Holmes, the Aurora theater perpetrator, ended his rampage, dozens of surviving victims and their families clamored for his death. Rather than accepting the defense’s guilty plea of life in prison without the possibility of parole, […]

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Conceal carry change

New policy allows permitted students to possess weapons on campus Liberty University’s board of trustees recently approved a new policy allowing students and faculty members with permits to carry concealed weapons on campus. According to Liberty General Counsel David Corry, students who posses permits accepted by the Commonwealth of Virginia and who are also approved by the Liberty University Police […]

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Honors society initiates new members

Alpha Lambda Delta inducts freshmen who are full-time students with a 3.5 or higher GPA The Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society hosted its annual freshmen initiation Friday, April 5 in the Towns Auditorium to a standing-room-only crowd of more than 700 people. Marilyn Gadomski, faculty advisor for the Alpha Lambda Honor Society, welcomed the crowd of initiates along with their […]

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Students run for autism

The 5K raised more than $8,000 in honor of Professor Clark Zealand’s son, Coleman The Coleman’s Run 5K, organized by Liberty University professor Clark Zealand, was held Saturday, April 6, in order to raise awareness about autism, as well as to fundraise for Liberty’s Autism Speaks U chapter. Coleman’s Run is named after Zealand’s 11-year-old son, who has autism. “I […]

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Lynchburg hosts ‘crawl’

Virginia government officials and local members of the media participated in a “crawl,” a brief tour around downtown Lynchburg, April 8. Hosted by the Internet Association, the focus of the crawl was to show how small businesses have benefited by taking their companies online. The tour included four downtown businesses: Gladiola Girls — a chic women’s boutique — Sam Stroud […]

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‘Social Scavengers’

School of Communication to host hunt Saturday, April 20 Snap, tweet, win! Those are the steps needed to win a prize at “Social Scavengers,” a scavenger hunt event hosted by the Liberty University School of Communication. Free for students, the scavenger hunt is the first budgeted event for the department, according to senior communications student and product manager for the […]

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PRSSA hosts ‘Under PRessure’

Public Relations club discusses crisis communications with Amy Whittaker from the American Red Cross Liberty University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) hosted “Under PRessure,” an event focusing on crisis communications for different scenarios. Amy Whittaker, Public Relations Director for the Roanoke Valley chapter of the American Red Cross, spoke to members of the campus club Thursday, April 11. […]

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European tours arranged

Liberty students will have the opportunity to obtain course credits for touring Europe beginning in spring 2014. Three separate tours are planned, each one exploring a different region of Europe. Headed by Michael Babcock from Liberty University’s College of General Studies, the tours will take place during various school breaks. According to Babcock, it is essential for students to experience […]

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Students showcase research

Presenters display work at the Liberty student symposium Students set aside their textbooks in exchange for the Liberty Student Research Symposium April 11. Three rooms, holding presentations simultaneously, competed for student attention. The symposium showcased both undergraduate and graduate students’ research reports on topics in the fields of psychology, biology, chemistry, English, philosophy and history. “A lot of people don’t […]

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Student dies while hiking

Freshman Faith Helbig, 18, slips atop Crabtree Falls Liberty University freshman Faith Helbig, 18, died tragically Monday, April 8, after she fell at Crabtree Falls in the George Washington National Forest in Nelson County, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. Helbig is survived by her mother, Jenny Helbig, half-brother, Sheldon Nest — a Liberty graduate — and brother John […]

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Martin seeks delegacy

Liberty University alumnus Zach Martin recently announced his candidacy for the 19th District Republican nomination for the House of Delegates. Martin, who graduated from Liberty in 2012 with a degree in government, politics and public policy, is bidding to replace Delegate Lacey Putney after Putney’s decision to not seek re-election after 52 years of service. According to Martin’s press release, […]

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Men’s lacrosse buries Charlotte, 25-1

Flames club team starts season 12-1, averaging 16 goals per game in DII play The Liberty University men’s lacrosse team bounced back from a 13-10 loss against the Richmond Spiders and defeated University of North Carolina Charlotte 49ers, 25-1. More than nine people scored goals for the Flames, with Kurt Tobias scoring six of the 25 in his second game […]

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Zoning approved

After more than two years of discussions, Liberty University and the Lynchburg City Council finally came to an agreement on a new institutional zoning district that will return Liberty’s property rights to its 1991 standing. Lynchburg City Manager Kimball Payne said that Liberty and the Lynchburg City Council reached a point in 2010 where they started to think that there […]

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Twitter celebrates #7 years

On the anniversary of the website’s formation, the change it has brought to our world has been both good and bad At the end of March, social media superpower Twitter celebrated its seventh birthday. Throughout the day Thursday, March 21, many posted congratulatory remarks on their Twitter pages — in the allotted amount of characters, mind you. Since its inception, […]

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