Lighting up the night

Snowflex hosts colorful late night event Midnight Madness, an approved late night event for Liberty students, was held Friday night. “It’s Liberty, so I’m expecting something great,” freshman Justin Gibson-Faber said. Expectations for a large crowd were also high. “These guys (professional Snowboarders and Transworld Magazine) draw a good crowd, and we expect to see people from North Carolina, Tennessee, […]

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SA Fun Run: Creativity welcomed

The fall season has arrived, and at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, students will pull out their best Halloween costumes to participate in the second annual Halloween event, the Costume Fun Run at Snowflex. Halloween is a time for people to buy candy and get dressed up in their most elaborate and creative costumes. Liberty is getting in the spirit […]

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Autumn festivals worth falling for

The warm, vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the autumn season create the ideal setting for fall fun in the Central Virginia region. Numerous fall festivals and Halloween events are being held all over Central Virginia, allowing everyone from children to students to athletes to participate in the spirit of the season. Fall Festival & Country Store Relive childhood fall […]

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Creative floats color Homecoming parade

Floats filled the streets and candy flew through the air, landing in the hands of sugar-loving college students who cheered the parade on from the sidewalks. Liberty University’s 40th anniversary homecoming parade was held at 1 p.m., Oct. 15, on University Boulevard and many students, as well as alumni, showed up for the event. The parade, which lasted an hour, […]

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Scaremare haunts again

The list of options for Liberty students to fulfill Christian and Community Service (CSER) requirements is always growing. Choices can include helping the elderly, tutoring kids from local schools — or in the month of October, chasing people around the woods with a chainsaw. From Oct. 13 to 29, hundreds of visitors to Scaremare will line up for hours for […]

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Liberty students through the decades

70s Number of students who enrolled in classes: 6,037 Largest major: Pastoral ministries and training (1,075) Style: Big hair, granny dresses, leisure Top Movies: Godfather I & II, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Star Wars Popular Musicians: Simon & Garfunkel, Captain & Tennille and Rod Stewart 80s Number of students who enrolled in classes: 43,537 Largest major: Business […]

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Liberty culture continues to grow in diversity

Rich (adjective): having high quality; magnificently impressive. The Merriam-Webster website must have had student life at Liberty University in mind when defining this term. Snowflex, open mic nights, horseback riding, concerts, movie nights, ice skating and club sports, such as archery and racquetball, are just a few of the many activities offered to Liberty students looking to have a good […]

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Campus transformation begins

As Liberty University celebrates its 40th anniversary, the school celebrates not only a milestone, but a year of new beginnings as the revamping of campus goes underway. When founder Jerry Falwell Sr. started Liberty in 1971, he had a vision for a world-class school, but due to a lack of resources, his vision was unable to come to life immediately. […]

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Another of Jerry’s dreams achieved

Since 1971, “mountains” have seemed to move as the vision of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. became a reality. One of Falwell’s many goals was for Liberty to offer academic quality in all professions. Now, 40 years later, that dream to offer quality academic programs leading to many different professions seems complete. Liberty began modestly with only 154 students, a dozen […]

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Looking back

In January 1971, Dr. Jerry Falwell announced to his congregation at Thomas Road Baptist Church what seemed to be an impossible dream. Because of the dark spiritual condition of the world, he felt a sacred obligation to build a distinctively Christian, world-class university where young people would receive a quality education in a Christian environment. These young people could then […]

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Duggars visit campus, challenge students

TLC’s famous couple speak on living out their faith with “19 Kids and Counting” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, parents of 19 children and television personalities on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” visited Liberty University Oct. 5, speaking at convocation for staff and students. The Duggars visited with their five oldest daughters, noting how impressed they were with the campus. […]

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Shedding the stubborn five

When it comes to weight loss, there is nothing more frustrating than the last five pounds before the target goal weight. These last five pounds tend to stick around like the smell of running shoes in the back seat of a vehicle. It seems as if no matter how much effort the health enthusiast puts toward the shedding of these […]

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