Matt Gaetz speaks on government

Matt Gaetz opened his speech Feb. 23 at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by telling the crowd that he has exposed a government that, according to him, has been weaponized against the American people.  “The truth is that we can’t save the nation with the current Republican team,” Gaetz said. “We have to get tougher (and) smarter, and we […]

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CPAC: A conference overview

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2024 in Washington, D.C., Feb. 21-24 brought together attendees and speakers from different nations. CPAC describes itself on its website as the “largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world.” This year, thousands of attendees came dressed in anything from casual attire supporting their favorite conservative candidate to ballgowns. Wednesday night kicked […]

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Liberty Way undergoes massive overhaul

When Mark Hine, executive vice president for Student Affairs, came to Liberty University as a student in 1973, he was handed a small stack of papers with Liberty’s guidelines for students. The guidelines ranged from requirements for women to wear dresses or matching pantsuits, males and females not being allowed to communicate past 6 p.m. and only double-dating until students […]

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In other news

State After authorities searched for a missing Virginia Tech student for nearly a week, the  student  has been spotted halfway across the country in Missouri. Johnny Roop, an Abingdon, Virginia native was reported missing Feb. 16. According to ABC News, Roop was last seen the night before his disappearance at his roommate’s birthday dinner and was reported to be normal. The […]

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Panel will bring awareness to eating disorders

Liberty University Counseling and Psychological Services (LU CAPS) is bringing attention to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) by hosting an Eating Disorder Awareness Event Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Montview from 2-4 p.m. Resources and information about EDAW will be displayed during the event and a discussion panel of eating disorder counselors and specialist counselors will begin at 5 p.m. […]

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SGA Town Hall: Upcoming campus projects unveiled to students

Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a town hall with a panel of administrators from different offices who shared new announcements and answered questions on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the School of Business Towns Auditorium. The event was opened by Daniel Hostetter, student body president, and Braden Daniels, student body vice president. They introduced President Dondi Costin for opening […]

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Norovirus suspected on campus

Preliminary testing conducted by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has identified the norovirus to be a potential cause of the gastrointestinal illness sweeping Liberty’s campus, as of Feb. 26. Liberty will continue to collaborate with the VDH and other community partners until the illness is positively identified. LUPD responded to four separate emergency medical services (EMS) calls last Wednesday […]

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Visitors flock for CFAW: High school students experience Liberty

Thousands of prospective students and their families flocked to the mountain for Liberty’s College for a Weekend. The college visit allows current high school students to attend class, Convocation and use all the facilities that Liberty University has to offer. Pair all of that with going to athletic events and student connect events, and the visitor has an engaging college […]

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Civic Scholar

Freedom of speech has long been a staple of the American identity, with the masses unafraid to speak their minds in the press, in protests and in social media posts, for example. Associate Professor of Government Wesley Vorberger described free speech as the ability of the people to speak to their government and how the conversation around free speech is […]

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Students play St. Patrick’s Day bingo

Student Activities hosted Luck of the Bingo for students Feb. 24 to begin celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Late Saturday evening, students arrived at the LaHaye Event Space to test their luck at bingo.    Unlike a regular bingo game, students were challenged to create special-themed shapes on their boards that corresponded with the holiday. For the first few rounds, shapes […]

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Employers connect with local college students

The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance hosted an Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Event Center in order to allow students from local colleges to network with local organizations. Around 70 students attended the fair to network and search for internships and potential jobs for the future. Students came from Liberty University, Randolph College, University […]

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