Alumni ’10: Mandi Sokolik

Certain people in this world have the innate drive to constantly better themselves and to look for opportunities where they can learn and do their best. Mandi Sokolik is one of these people. During her time at the Champion, Mandi’s desire to grow and work hard led her to form important relationships and write impactful stories that would affect the […]

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Turkish Christmas

Photo: Kerry P Lammi  Taryn Azimov grew up in Bursa, Turkey where she lived 12 years. Since Turkey experiences all four seasons, she experienced many snowy winters and occasionally some snowy Christmas days. Though most Turkish people do not celebrate Christmas, that was where Azimov’s Christmas traditions were formed.  Twinkle lights, warm drinks doused with cinnamon and smiles filled with […]

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Christmas on the Boulevard

Photos from the 2016 performances Nathan Spencer| Liberty News Service Hosted by the Liberty University School of Music, Christmas on the Boulevard is an annual event featuring the music of the Christmas season. The concert showcases the talent of the Liberty student ensembles while sharing the birth story of Christ through music. Showtimes  Christmas on the Boulevard: Christmas Ornaments December […]

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Annual Christmas Coffeehouse packs out Vines Center with performances

 Lights dimmed in the packed-out Vines Center at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30 as students waited in anticipation for the annual Christmas Coffeehouse. The audience was filled with tacky sweaters and festive pajama sets. Landon Swain, a sophomore at Liberty, was the host for the second year in a row and greeted the awaiting students.  “Welcome to Christmas Coffeehouse! Merry Christmas […]

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TobyMac, Social Club Misfits, Liberty Worship Collective to perform

 Join Liberty University Dec. 30 and 31 for a festive event to bring in the New Year. Winterfest is Liberty’s annual festival filled with exciting artists, powerful speakers, performances and activities for all edges at Liberty’s Snowflex center. Performing artists include Liberty alumnus TobyMac, Christian rap duo Social Club Misfits, the Liberty Worship Collective and many more. In addition to […]

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Lynchburg gears up for Christmas

 It is the season for many things magical, including glittering Christmas lights displays.  The lights on Liberty campus have already been lit, but there are also many other places nearby to get your dose of awe or nostalgia.  Some are single family homes, such as 171 Churchill Road in Forest, or are businesses like Forest Automotive. Other large displays in […]

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College of Osteopathic Medicine performs annual Christmas event Dec. 8

 Nearly two years ago, Kristen and Christopher Breedlove of Liberty’s College of Osteopathic Medicine were pacing around the parking lot discussing ways to support a student whose family had experienced a tragic accident. The Osteopathic Merry Melodies quickly became the solution to their burdened hearts.  A Christmas event like none other, Osteopathic Merry Melodies is a talent show, comedy act […]

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Loving the Similar like it is New: Alumni, Leah Stauffer

Dreams change, people change, experiences grow and people grow. Typically, a dream of the future from high school does not remain as a long-term goal, however in Leah Stauffer’s case, it did.  Leah said her high school photography teacher encouraged her to develop herself into the photographer she is today. She started her own business photographing weddings and engagements, while […]

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Christmas Comes to Love

Photo provided With Christmas just around the corner, holiday festivities have begun and the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year is becoming contagious. One of Lynchburg’s most anticipated Christmas traditions is the Virginia Christmas Spectacular (VCS), hosted by Thomas Road Baptist Church every year. This year, the show will be focusing on the small town of Love […]

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Brentwood Church’s ‘Transition’ program team serves special needs children

 When senior Audrey Wilson came to Liberty three years ago she began her search for a local church. One of the criteria on her list narrowed down her search more than others. The special and elementary education major desired to get plugged into a church body that serves the special needs population. Brentwood Church’s Transition program | Taryn Azimov  “I […]

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Catholic students share challenges and experiences surrounding college life

Whitney Velez, a junior, almost immediately knew Liberty was the school for her – but she was not prepared for the unfamiliar culture and bombardment of questions that comes with being a Catholic at a school founded on Protestant values. Velez is one of many Catholic students at Liberty, and she personally found the aesthetics of worship and preaching very […]

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