Making an (O) positive impact

Liberty students make A+ blood donations at LaHaye, remembering to B positive “I like to tell people: ‘blood doesn’t grow on trees,’” blood drive coordinator Wensday Tumalak said when asked about the importance of donating blood. Having worked for Virginia Blood Services (VBS) for almost three and a half years, this topic is one that hits home for her. Tumulak […]

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A shoebox of hope

Operation Christmas Child aims for 3,000 boxes Liberty University’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox Blitz is in full swing as the OCC club works to collect 3,000 shoeboxes from the campus. OCC presidents Taylor Frost and Tyler Smith believe the third annual Blitz can bring in almost twice as many shoeboxes as last year due to growth from previous years. […]

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Acting with the flow

Liberty’s first improv club offers a new experience Millicent Phillips, freshman at Liberty University, was looking through the clubs and organizations that are offered at Liberty when she realized something was missing. “When I found out I was coming to Liberty I looked and saw they didn’t have an improv team, so I knew I wanted to start one,” Phillips […]

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Fast-fire’d

Blaze Pizza location opens on Wards Road Gourmet pizza ready in just 180 seconds – four different sauces, three different doughs, nine different cheeses, eight different meats and 24 different toppings to choose from. These are the mouthwatering possibilities available at Blaze Pizza’s new location: 4026 Wards Road, Lynchburg, Virginia. On Thursday, Oct. 20, the restaurant had its grand opening […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Amidst the firestorm of opinions that we’ve seen flash and swirl these past couple of weeks regarding political stances and values, our Liberty community has experienced a lot of shifting and pulling as viewpoints clash. Particularly speaking of the clash between the students of “Liberty United Against Trump” and our president, I believe there are some truths that […]

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Joy in the pool

Freshman diver already winning Liberty University freshman Jenna Joyal’s love for diving began after suffering a knee injury that forced her to quit gymnastics in middle school. Little did she know, the injury would lead her to discover a whole new passion: diving. Fast forward to freshman year of college, Joyal was named the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Diver […]

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Bulldogs break

Women’s soccer adds to win streak The Lady Flames (10-7) defeated the University of North Carolina Asheville Bulldogs (8-11) at Osborne Stadium on Senior Day by a final score of 2-0, keeping them in third place for the Big South Conference rankings. The game was expected to be a tough one for Liberty, but they kept their energy high in […]

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Siblings in the spotlight

Brother and sister share success It is one thing to attend the same university as your sibling, it is another to both be stars on your respective sports teams. Jennifer and James Knoebel are the brother and sister duo that have become key components of Liberty’s soccer program. Jennifer Knoebel is a junior forward for the Lady Flames soccer team […]

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The call for Callison

Former Flame left the football field for ministry Ethan Callison saw the ironic headline on the Liberty University coach’s desk that read, “Callison chooses youth ministry over football,” while he was being offered a preferred walk-on tryout for the Flames. Little did Callison know that the article’s headline would ultimately ring true in the future. Callison, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound lineman, […]

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Row, row, row your boat

Liberty’s crew team brings home the gold in dominant men’s 4-person match Liberty University’s crew team recently rowed in the Head of Ohio Regatta in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where the men’s novice team of four took home the gold. “Two years ago, they had a seventh-place finish at nationals,” Coach Debbie Prowse said. “Last year, they had a fifth place, so […]

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Luke’s Locker Room

Kevin Durant to the Warriors. Dwyane Wade to the Bulls. Kobe Bryant retiring. Tim Duncan retiring. That is the 2016 NBA offseason in a nutshell. As the season begins this week, I can’t help but feel like this one is going to be different from previous seasons. One of the NBA’s most well-liked and well-respected players, Durant, jumped ship from […]

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Let’s get this party started

Lynchburg entrepreneurs aim to bring music entertainment to the city Lynchburg, Virginia is a historical town that is home to multiple universities. Four young men have recently introduced an entertainment side to the city by bringing renowned musical guests such as DJ Pauly D and country icon Chase Bryant. Four Liberty students and friends Jonathan Slye, Mark Cloutier, Michael Fiedler […]

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Gabbing & gaming


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Discussion event explores the stigma around video games The popularity of video games is hardly breaking news to the average college student, but the culture that has developed due to their popularity is a conversation topic that few seem to engage in. Such was the idea behind “Rise of the Gaming Culture,” the Center for Cultural Studies’ first “Grub and […]

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Living in a whole new world

Liberty’s global studies program allows students unique travel experiences At about 5 a.m., four Liberty Students stepped off a plane and into a different world where they would be making their home for the next three months. Traveling the world and getting to live in new cultures is a dream that many people share. Through Liberty’s global studies program, this […]

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