Liberty’s roads given new identity

Liberty University’s 1971 University Blvd. address has for years been an all-encompassing label for buildings across campus, leaving visitors and emergency personnel to wonder exactly where they are. The Liberty University Police Department (LUPD) has been negotiating with town officials to change road names across Liberty University’s campus to help visitors and emergency vehicles navigate more easily. Col. Richard Hinkley […]

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New books for a new decade

During the school week, students do not move through the A. Pierre Guillermin Library in a steady stream, but in surges. The library employees and student workers know that student traffic in the Integrated Learning Resource Center (ILRC) depends heavily on class periods and the due dates of projects for various courses. The library’s most hectic time periods are the […]

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Gallery Gala

Students voted for their favorite art pieces at Student Activities’ annual Art Expo Oct. 22. The event took place in the Schilling Center, and allowed students to partake in a night made especially for them to display their art. “I think it is amazing to be able to contribute every little art piece to the one big art community that Liberty is,” junior Franco Santos said.

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Homecoming: Bonfire

Bringing Generations together — The 2010 Homecoming Bonfire featured performances from Liberty’s various ministries.

Student Activities hosted its annual homecoming bonfire Oct. 8, bringing students and alumni together to kick off homecoming weekend. People gathered in the parking lot of Thomas Road Baptist Church Friday night to join in the celebration, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores courtesy of Student Activities. The night commenced with a performance by the Alpha Delta Omega sisterhood.

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Going the Distance at Deep Hollow

Students, faculty and members of the Lynchburg community gathered at Camp Hydeaway on the brisk fall morning of October 9 with one goal in mind — the finish line. The Deep Hollow Half-Marathon and 5k kicked off the Liberty Mountain Trail Series with more than 200 runners participating. The blast of a foghorn interrupted the silence of the cool morning. Cheered on by family and friends, 114 half-marathon runners began the race, followed 15 minutes later by 97 5k runners.

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A Safe Place: The Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center

From the front, it just looked like an unassuming one-story house, except for the driveway large enough to hold painted lines for multiple parking spaces. Walking up the front steps, the heavy glass paned doors become evident as well. What would be the living room, however, is richly decorated and warmly colored, with a bright oil paint mural stretching across the far wall at the other end of the room.

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Engaging the culture: Eric Metaxas challenges students

Author, commentator and Yale graduate Eric Metaxas spoke in the Towns Alumni Hall Tuesday, Oct. 5, on his critically acclaimed book “Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery” as part of the English and Modern Languages Alumni Lecture Series. “If you are here, raise your hand,” Metaxas said, bringing the over-crowded room into laughter. “I’m happy […]

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Fasting from Fashion ­— Seven Items or Less

Challenge: Pick seven items of clothing from your closet. Now, only wear those pieces for an entire month. Based off the “Six Items or Less” challenge created by Heidi Hackemer, Dorm 13-2 RAs Ashley Miranda and Amanda McGee have created a fashion diet for their own hall. According to Miranda, a first-semester graduate student, their goal is to open eyes, change mindsets and ultimately mend hearts. “Sometimes, especially as females, we tend to focus too much on material items,” Miranda said. “We need to truly realize how self-absorbed we can be.”

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Dare you to move

As the lights went down in the Thomas Road auditorium, the volume rose and fans went wild. The Almost took the stage first, performing songs from their latest album “Monster Monster.” Fans flooded the front of stage, with the occasional bodysurfer wafting over the heads of the crowd. The Almost revved up the crowd with their hits “Say the Sooner,” “No I Don’t” and “Monster Monster.”

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Students ‘Write Their Hearts’ at Writer’s Conference

Liberty University hosted the 7th biennial Writer’s Conference on Sept. 23-24, 2010. About 100 people attended the event. “This is the 7th Writers Conference sponsored jointly by the Integrated Learning Resource Center and the English Department. It has been offered every two years beginning in 1997,” Co-Chair of the Writer’s Conference and Head of ILRC Public Services Rachel Schwedt said.

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