Bringing good health to Hill City

In February, mayor Joan Foster challenged citizens of Lynchburg to “lighten up” and lose 24,000 pounds (12 tons). Since then, 371 people have lost 565 pounds and logged 2189 exercise miles collectively with the Live Healthy Lynchburg program. Liberty’s Health Promotion department has been actively involved in this Live Healthy Lynchburg initiative. Its Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education […]

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CSER acknowledges exceptional students

Christian/Community service supervisors nominate volunteers for quality work Julie Gonzalez Each semester Liberty University students volunteer their free-time between exams, homework and living life in the ‘Burg to give back to the community and benefit those who are in need. Sophomore Julie Gonzalez was nominated for the Christian Community Service award for her outstanding commitment to excellence in volunteering for […]

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Geralds fulfills dream in Wyndhurst

Food and fellowship are often synonymous with Sunday afternoon lunches and Thanksgiving dinners, and Gerald’s owner and executive chef Michelle Hamrick has an exceptional understanding of this relationship. Geralds is located at 112 Tradewynd Drive in Lynchburg’s Wyndhurst community. The store recently entered its second year of business April 13, a milestone that Hamrick said she reached with the help […]

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Auto skills lead to student business

Greg Buscher never thought that as a junior in college he would own a successful auto repair service that caters to hundreds of Liberty University students and Lynchburg residents. Buscher, a Broadcast Communications student at Liberty University, came up with the idea for “Buscher’s Auto,” a mobile auto repair service that fixes cars where they sit, as a way to […]

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David Horton inspires student runners

Surpassing 100,000 total miles is not uncommon for automobiles. But what about humans? If Dr. David Horton’s body had an odometer, his would read 113,000. And he did it without the help of four wheels. A professor of health sciences at Liberty University for 33 years, Horton’s prolific running career began in 1977 while pursuing his doctorate in physical education […]

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Liberty to host “Real Marriage” tour

The weather warms up, the end of the semester approaches and thoughts of taking things a step further with a special someone abound. Spring has arrived, and students are catching cases of a fever called “ring by spring.” However, students looking for advice amongst the romantic ruckus need look no further. Liberty University will be hosting Mark Driscoll’s “Real Marriage” […]

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SGA hosts annual Gala

The Golden Age of Hollywood comes to Williams Stadium Black suits, bowler hats and big band tunes — Hollywood’s Golden Age had arrived in fashion on Liberty University’s campus. Hosting the Junior/Senior Gala (SGA) for the second consecutive year, the Student Government Association opted for a 1930s and 40s theme for the gala, channeling the era of Frank Sinatra and […]

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Peter Pan unleashes imagination

“I think the word I would use to describe the show is ‘magical,’” Liberty junior Carson Burkett, who played John Darling, said as he interacted with the crowd after Peter Pan’s opening performance. The musical Peter Pan, which is Alluvion Stage Company’s première production, took flight Friday, April 13. The show, which is based on the original play by Sir […]

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NeedtoBreathe to play at Vines

NeedtoBreathe will be playing at the Vines Center April 23 as part of the nationwide Reckoning Tour. NeedtoBreathe is a four-piece band that started in 2000 and is signed to Atlantic Records. With four records under their belt, the group has sold out shows and garnered attention from major outlets such as MTV and USA Today. The group has opened […]

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Art brightens up ILRC

Creativity and freedom of expression reigned supreme at Liberty University’s 13th annual Juried Art Show which began on Friday, April 13. The exhibit was hosted by the Studio and Digital Arts Department and showcased 45 students’ work in the Integrated Learning Resource Center (ILRC). The art pieces were chosen by a designated juror prior to their inclusion in the exhibit. […]

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New website connects runners in central VA

Looking to share his love of running, local resident Josh Austin offers encouragement through the World Wide Web. Josh Austin, founder of Central Virginia’s newest resource for local runners, has designed a website that connects racers with upcoming events. This past March, while Austin and a few of his friends were talking on a Friday night, they concluded that there […]

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Media Hope uses videos to express military appreciation

Media Hope, Liberty’s student-run blog site, is using social media and videos to show its appreciation for the troops stationed overseas. The blog site, which is run by students in Liberty’s Communication Studies Department, has launched a Facebook page called “Media Hope Thanks the Troops,” where people can upload videos of themselves expressing their appreciation of the armed forces’ daily […]

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SA hosts ’80s flashback

The Vines Center was a blast from the past Friday, March 30, as students donned side pony tails, plastic sunglasses and plenty of neon for ’80s Coffeehouse. Throughout the night, videos highlighting the popular people, events and trends in music and movies of the decade reminded students, the majority of which were born after 1990, of what life was like […]

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Cultural talent show highlights global customs and traditions

Students from around the globe showcased their unique talents in an international talent show for all students on March 26. The Cultural Talent Show transformed the Tilley Student Center atmosphere into an entertaining blend of singing, rhythm, poems and music. Ten students from Jordan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Argentina, Tanzania and the Bahamas took the stage in hopes of awing the crowd […]

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