Missionary Kid Reflects On Challenges Of Leaving Her Childhood Culture

Moving to northeastern Asia as missionaries meant Alia Etter’s family experienced many culture shocks. Soon after they moved to China, a Korean friend made the family dinner and, as is Asian custom, kept the eyes inside the shrimp. When Etter’s 8-year-old sister went to grab a shrimp, she screamed that “they were looking at her,” a reaction the family continues […]

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ALAS Club Helps Support Latino Students

It started with a passion in her heart and a calling she chose not to ignore.  Daniela Garcia, a senior from Colombia, created a safe place for Latino American students by creating the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS).  Garcia aspired to create an environment where Latino students on Liberty’s campus can unite and freely express themselves and their culture […]

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From Parachutes To Shower Curtains, Student Designers Upcycle Materials For Fashion

Hours of tedious sewing, meticulous rehearsals and countless emails over the last seven months have been poured into an annual full-scale student led fashion show at Liberty University.  The procession of models showcasing hours of unimaginable creativity resembled something out of a New York Fashion Week. As look after look made its way down the runway in the School of […]

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PRSSA Transitions To Holds Meetings Online

Liberty’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) club is full of students pursuing degrees in interpersonal communication. Creating a club for seasoned communicators means events are characterized by stimulating, animated conversations. However, when clubs were required to change their events to honor COVID-19 restrictions, no one was quite sure how to continue those same conversations on a virtual platform.  […]

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Wedding Videographer Uses Skillset To Commemorate Couple’s Special Day

Slow motion shots of couples exchanging first looks, intimate letters and vows are arranged to tell the story of each couple’s romantic journey in a matter of minutes. Sydney Sigmon, a senior studying strategic communication with a minor in digital media video, has just launched a new videography business, Sydney Sigmon Films, that captures arguably the most important moments in […]

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Forensics Team Performs, Communicates And Debates Its Way To awards And Community

After debating, performing and analyzing a variety of topics virtually against competitors from around the country, a handful of students returned to Green Hall Room 1370A for an equally pressing matter: to argue about where to find the best meatball sub in Lynchburg.  The Liberty University Forensics Speech Team competed in 11 traditional forensics events and parliamentary debate, bringing home […]

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Percival Island Serves As Historic Place For Outdoor Activities

Nestled in the James River, Percival’s Island Natural Area serves as both a piece of Lynchburg’s history and a natural resource for the community to enjoy. Once a private home and later a rail yard, Percival’s Island now offers the Lynchburg community a space for a variety of recreational activities.  Before being named Percival’s Island, the area was called Horse […]

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Students Find Musical Opportunities With Hit Worship Group Maverick City Music

The Campus Community sermon began after Nate Diaz, a junior on the Liberty Worship Collective, finished leading the crowd in the powerful song, “Promises,” by Maverick City Music.  Minutes after stepping off the stage, Diaz’s phone buzzed with a text from an unfamiliar number sending him messages and audio files. Maverick City, by the end of the week, had placed […]

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