Comfort for the college senior who envisioned their 2020 differently – Jenna’s Journal

As college students across the country are settling into a new normal ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are finding tiny joys in our new routines, catching up on hours-long conversations with our moms and finally cracking open that novel that we never had time to read. This health crisis has affected everyone differently. But for every […]

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An international student’s experience on flying home through a global pandemic.

Liberty University sophomore Caleb Gonzalez boarded a plane on Sunday, March 29, destined for Paraguay, completely unaware that he had just boarded the last flight his country would receive before closing down its airports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once Liberty announced it would be transferring the rest of its semester online, Gonzalez and his parents immediately began looking for […]

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The brother of Pastor David Nasser celebrated in memorial service video due to covid-19 restrictions

Over the last few months, Liberty students and faculty have joined together to pray for one of the university’s most beloved members, Benjamin Nasser, as he continued his battle with cancer. When Pastor David Nasser announced his brother Benjamin’s passing on March 28, the whole university family mourned the loss. Shortly after Benjamin’s passing, BenjaminNasser.com was made, aiming to celebrate […]

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Forensics team Coordinator Denise Thomas pushes her team members to use their voices for good

Denise Thomas is many things. To her family, a wife and a mother. To Liberty University, an alumni, professor and coordinator. But to her forensic speech team members, she is an encourager. Thomas grew up in North Carolina and had her first experience at Liberty as an undergraduate student fresh out of high school. During college, she pursued a double […]

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The Lynchburg Restaurant Owner’s Coalition has been formed, and here is how the group is battling empty dining rooms

Silence has replaced the regular chatter, laughter and sizzling food at local restaurants. The silence of restaurants in Lynchburg echoes that found in restaurants, businesses, music halls and other venues across the country, a problem that has spurred a new coalition to form. “Right now, we are just a shell of ourselves,” Dave Henderson, owner of The Water Dog, said. […]

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New mobile barber shop provides students with quality haircuts

The sound of scissors and razors can be heard in the parking lot of Doc’s Diner most weekdays. It’s coming from Lynchburg’s first mobile barbershop.  Sharp Top Barber Shop opened two months ago after Brent Crosby, a Lynchburg resident with a passion for hairstyling, teamed up with Liberty University’s auxiliary services to bring his barber services to campus.   Crosby […]

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Liberty students highlight community and creativity by launching monthly Lynchburg Market

What started as a chance meeting at the Jerry Falwell Library and conversations about photography turned into a monthly gathering of local creatives and venders in downtown Lynchburg. Liberty freshmen Macy Moreheart and Lee Patton are the creative geniuses behind the quickly-growing Lynchburg Market. The mission of the market is to build a space for community and familiarity among creative […]

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Liberty Sophomore and owner of ‘AG the Look’ helps clients see the potential in their current wardrobes

Anna Grace Birley’s fashion business started with just a personal Pinterest board and a Microsoft Word document. Now she helps students all over campus see their wardrobe in a new light. Birley, a sophomore integrated communications major, shows clients new ways to wear the clothes they already have rather than buying new items. Birley was born and raised in Marietta, […]

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How a Liberty University Student and powerlifter Duncan Hundley overcame ACL tear to compete again

After tearing his meniscus and ACL at a powerlifting competition last May, Duncan Hundley spent the rest of the summer hobbling up and down the sidelines of his former high school’s football field.  It was during that time confined to crutches when the always-active and passionate powerlifter wrote down one big dream: represent Team USA at the Bench Press World […]

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Liberty Equestrian Center provides students with outdoor recreation with four-legged friends

A quick drive up the mountain, past Snowflex and just a turn away from Hydaway lies one of Liberty’s hidden gems. Horses roam 380 acres of land where riders take advantage of two impressive arenas, and students experience the thick smell and fresh air of the Liberty Equestrian Center.  Located five miles from Liberty’s main campus, the center is home […]

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FACS fashion show director and designers look forward to show March 28

After nine months of brainstorming, designing and stitching, fashion designers are adding the finishing touches to the garments that will steal the show at the 14th annual FACS Fashion Show, March 28.  Fashion show director Jessica Suiter looks forward to seeing all the elements come together.  “My favorite part of the show is watching so many peoples’ hard work for […]

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