Eagle Scholars Program Helps Students Excel In And Out Of The Classroom

Each year, Liberty University’s Eagle Scholars embark on a spring retreat to take a break from their busy college schedules and enjoy time with fellow Eagle Scholars while also building crucial leadership skills. Eagle Scholars, a program for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores across all majors, helps students develop personal and professional leadership skills. Each semester, the organization hosts an event, […]

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James River Theatre Company To Perform A Shakespeare Classic At La Vida

For those with a heart that loves comedies and live theater, meet a semi-modern take on one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. The James River Theatre Company (JRTC) will perform “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” at La Vida Coffee + Market at 2407 Langhorne Ave. in Lynchburg, Virginia. Rather than the play’s traditional Athenian location, Kayla Reichard, director of the play, […]

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Student Activities Hosts First Spelling Bee

Liberty students exercised their brains at Student Activities’ first spelling bee.  Held in the LaHaye Event Space Feb. 5, students had the opportunity to either join the audience or compete against other students. Participants competed in four different categories: Botanicals, Space, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or Harry Potter.  Student Activities event supervisor Courtney Stone enjoyed seeing all kinds of students participating […]

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Urban Education: Club Prepares Students To Serve In Urban Areas

The world of teaching seems daunting at times. Teachers often face an array of challenges in creating academic lesson plans, class management or simply listening to students who need someone to talk to. For the teachers who work in urban education, however, these common issues are the least of their concerns.  Liberty University’s Urban Education Club exists to give undergraduate […]

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Local Animation Festival Celebrates Animation Classics

The Academy Center of the Arts hosted an   animation festival Jan. 22 featuring some of the earliest animated classics in   film history.  This free event highlighted Fleischer Studios, one of the first animation studios, and celebrated its 100th anniversary. Max and Dave Fleischer founded Fleischer Studios, an animation company rivaling Walt Disney Productions, in 1929.  The studio produced […]

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Two Years Of Lynchburg Market: La Vida Community Market For Local Vendors And Shoppers

Lynchburg Market hosted its two-year anniversary preview Sunday, Jan. 30 at La Vida Coffee + Market with around 18 vendors selling their unique items. Lynchburg Market owners Macy Morehart and Lee Patton celebrated the opportunities and the experiences they’ve had partnering with La Vida. “We’ve had the Lynchburg Market at La Vida for all of last semester as we’ve previously […]

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Bedford Sanctuary Rescues Animals In Need Of A Loving Place To Call Home

Butterfly Field Farm is like a hall on a college campus: a mix of personalities living together and sharing common spaces.  None of those personalities are perfect, but the communal living space develops friendships and builds comradery. Residents learn how to live together and love one another through similarities and differences.  Despite the similarities, Butterfly Field Farms, located in Bedford, Virginia, has […]

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Painting With Joy: Artist Joy Morykon’s Passion For Creativity Follows Her From Chile To Lynchburg

With the stroke of a brush, local Lynchburg artist Joy Morykon can turn any canvas or journal into a beautiful work of art. Morykon, or Joy Starbright as she is known on Instagram, has many titles: mom, believer and local Lynchburg artist.  Before she became an artist, Morykon grew up in a missionary household in Chile. According to Morykon, growing […]

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