Humans Of Liberty: Dorm Community Rallies Around International Student During Life-Threatening Health Crisis

Medical emergencies have a way of paralyzing people in fear and overwhelming someone even in the most familiar of environments.  For many, having your body betray you at the age of 20 is almost unimaginable. That was Enoch Kang’s reality a little after midnight in early October 2020, a mere two months after moving to the United States.  Kang recalled […]

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Frost In The Spring Time: Entirely Student-Created Play Humanizes Legendary Poet

Dim lighting and acoustic music set an eerie and somber tone in the Tower Theater for Liberty Theater Department’s performance of “The Darkest Evening,” a student-led and student-written play about the life of the American poet Robert Frost.  The stage resembled a swamp — weeds dotting the perimeter, a pool of water and stepping stones sitting off to the right. […]

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Texas Inn Celebrates National Chili Day With Winnerless “Great Bowls Of Fire”

Feb. 24 marked National Chili Day, a day celebrated by Lynchburg’s Texas Inn,  who hosted its own chili   eating contest.  Six contestants were challenged to eat two bowls filled with 36 ounces of chili as well as relish, onion and oyster crackers in under an hour, totaling around 75 ounces of food.  The contestants included Conor Hughes, Jasmine Ford, […]

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Malaysian Liberty Alum Uses Musical talents To Connect Cultures And Creeds

At the age of 9, conductor and classical musician David Chin began his music education, unaware that it would one day serve as the foundation for an impactful international career in music education, conducting, translating and performance.   At 16, Chin first took a stab at conducting at his hometown church in Malaysia. When his pastor retired and needed someone to […]

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Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School Graduate And Caribbean Native Opens Bakery In Forest

Looking for a tasty treat? Bakery owner Sherwin Pilley has you covered, serving up delicious treats at Cakes and Pipers Bakery in Forest, Virginia.  Pilley grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, and attended Liberty for her first year of college from 2004-2005 before moving to attend Northeastern University, from which she graduated in 2009. “I knew I wanted to go back […]

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James River Theatre Company Brings A Modern Twist To “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The James River Theatre Company (JRTC) is putting on one of Shakespeare’s most well-known works, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”— in the middle of winter.  La Vida Coffee + Market is hosting JRTC’s rendition until Feb. 27.  The story of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” consists of a series of romantic squabbles. Lovers wishing to be with one character are torn apart, and […]

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Student-Written Play Brings Robert Frost’s Poetry To Life

Robert Frost’s poetry bleeds with passion and hope, reflecting humanity and his own life experiences.  Liberty University Theater Department’s “The Darkest Evening” takes the true story of Frost’s venture into the Great Dismal Swamp  and uses it to showcase his life and poetry.  In 1894, after being rejected by his love, Frost took a path home through the Great Dismal […]

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School Of Communication & The Arts Receives New Designs

Green Hall’s walls aren’t green. They’re gray. At least, they used to be.  Many of Green Hall’s walls are now decorated with vivid murals that represent each of the academic departments under The School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) that Green Hall houses.  Each SCA department received its own thematic graphic mural featuring figures and symbols that reflect each […]

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Lynchburg’s Little Free Libraries Offer A Small Space For Community Literacy

Two out of three children living in poverty do not have access to books, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The Little Free Library organization aims to change this by providing communities with unlimited access to books through its libraries. The organization  believes children will be encouraged to read if books are in or near their home.  Little […]

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Piano Prodigy From St. Croix Hones Talent At Liberty

From modern Christian contemporary to Caribbean gospel hymns, piano prodigy Christopher Tirado plays anything the occasion calls for.  To the untrained ear, Tirado’s playing may seem impressive, but to a skilled pianist, his wide genre range and ability to simplify complex songs is nothing short of breathtaking. While natural talent and dedicated practice contribute to his ability, Tirado’s hands are […]

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