Trump Chooses Liberty for First Commencement Address

Caps and hats told the tale of Liberty University’s 44th Commencement, with academic caps as a ceremonial aspect of celebrating the over 18,000 students graduating and the speckling of iconic red trucker hats signaling the morning’s speaker, President Donald Trump. Trump chose to give his first commencement address as president at Liberty, making him the first sitting U.S. president to […]

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Then vs. Now

Once a small and private campus, Liberty University has flourished into a school with a world-wide reach. Since 2007, the university has witnessed a variety of changes regarding the appearance of campus, the addition of academic programs and the transition of leadership. Nonetheless, Liberty has stayed consistent to Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.’s original vision while still making the necessary improvements […]

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Financial freedom found

In the past 10 years since the death of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr., Liberty University has significantly bolstered its economic status and diversified its investment portfolio to make it one of the most economically-sound universities in the nation. Enlarged revenue streams and strong year-to-year financial gains from investments continue to improve Liberty’s bond rating and increase donor confidence. The most […]

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That’s what Sarah said

My late night musings when I’m laying awake in bed are going to be heading in a different direction in the coming months, as Twitter announced Thursday, Oct. 27 that it would be soon shutting down the video platform Vine. Watching six-second vines have filled my life with hours of entertainment since the app debuted in 2013. I can distinctly […]

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On Christ the solid rock?

 Some Christians are choosing to find solace in politics “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” That refrain from “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less,” written by Edward Mote in the early 1800s, still rings true today for those of us who profess belief in Christ. Well, it should, but based on my […]

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Them’s fighting birds

The current performers who don the Sparky suit talk about their experience The goal of any successful mascot is to delight people of all ages, and Liberty University’s “Sparky” has enthusiastically been doing his job by entertaining Flames fans since 1977. Sparky is tasked with pumping up those in the stands at Liberty’s many athletic competitions, representing the school in […]

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Bulldogs blocked

Liberty beats Gardner-Webb in overtime nail-biter Dexter Robbins had always heard that the biggest plays happen when you least expect them. That was exactly the case as he ran off the edge and blocked Paul Schumacher’s potential game-tying kick to clinch Liberty Football’s (5-3, 3-0) 23-20 win over Gardner-Webb (3-6, 1-2) in overtime. The rest of the team stormed the […]

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Changing for the better

Faculty and students attend town hall meeting to discuss campus concerns Students’ questions and concerns about Liberty University were addressed by various department representatives at the Dean of Students Town Hall Meeting held in the Jerry Falwell Library Oct. 25. Roughly 50 students attended the event, as well as 11 departments, including representatives from Sodexo, Student Affairs, the Registrar’s Office […]

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Letter to the Editor

To the editor: On Friday, Oct. 7 The Washington Post published footage of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump using disgusting and disrespectful language when talking about women. While it’s not surprising given Trump’s extensive history disrespecting women from calling them “pigs” and “dogs” to calling pregnancy an “inconvenience” for employers, it’s important to recognize not only what he said, but […]

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