Not as planned: graduating seniors mourning the loss of a season amid COVID-19 cancellations

The class of 2020 is watching a long-awaited personal milestone come and go in a very unconventional way due to COVID-19-related changes.  A senior year is typically full of nostalgic “lasts” that students have time to process and anticipate. The last bus ride from DeMoss to North, the last dinner at the Rot before Campus Community, the last reading day […]

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How Liberty’s Outdoor Recreation department is finding creative ways to keep students active while practicing social distancing

Liberty’s Outdoor Recreation department is finding creative ways to keep students active while practicing social distancing whether in Lynchburg or around the country. “We’ve got a lot of adventure right in our backyard,” said Michael Ellsworth, director of outdoor recreation at Liberty. “From the hiking trails to our athletic areas to the James River, there is a lot going on […]

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Liberty Dining announces that students can pre-order meals with the Grubhub app

With mobile food ordering becoming more and more popular, Liberty Dining recently announced that, starting in the fall, students can pre-order meals with the Grubhub app to bypass lines.  Grubhub, a food order and delivery service, will enable students to pre-order their food, skip the line and still receive an on-campus meal.  “From school, homework, managing friendships, jobs and more, […]

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The last Convocation of the year hosted on the Montview Academic Lawn, altering it to an online platform and calling it “Front Lawnvo”

Photo taken in 2018 (Nathan Spencer – Liberty Photography) The Office of Spiritual Development (OSD) hopes students will pull out their lawn chairs and gather around the computer screen May 1 for the final Convocation of the year.  After seeing many cancellations to popular events on campus, OSD plans to continue with the annual Lawnvo, the last Convocation of the […]

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How is Liberty University’s Career Center Helping Students during COVID-19?

With non-essential businesses shut down and universities  closed, students who had summer internships planned wonder what their summers will look like now.  As COVID-19 shook the country, some internships ended early while others transitioned to a remote setting, according to the placement and program coordinator for the Liberty New York City Fellowship, Samantha Pfeiffer.  One student is still in New […]

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Constance Schneider and Joel Thomas to become Liberty SGA President and Vice President

Liberty Students, alumni and incoming freshmen elected two new leaders last Tuesday to take the reins of the Student Government Association (SGA) and advocate for the student body in the upcoming year.  Constance Schneider and Joel Thomas will assume the positions of student body president and vice president, respectively. The election marked the end of an entirely digital campaign season […]

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Liberty Dining Finds New Platforms To Encourage Isolated Students

In spite of the nationwide shutdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Liberty University Dining has enhanced its social media-based platform, focusing on encouraging students, highlighting exceptional employees and providing viewers with at-home recipes. Social Media Coordinator Tobi Laukaitis said that it was stressful to constantly see talk of the coronavirus in her social media feeds. Laukaitis felt that if she […]

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Lynchburg food banks continue to serve amidst COVID-19

Lynchburg area food banks and shelters are keeping their doors open and serving the community despite several restrictions to keep food distribution sanitized and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lynchburg Salvation Army, The Lighthouse Community Center and The Daily Bread are all playing their part in helping those struggling in the community. The three organizations are working together to […]

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LU housing specifics amid COVID-19

Liberty University continues to make adjustments to their housing protocols to provide international students a safe place to live amidst the global pandemic.   After receiving backlash about the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration stands with its decision, which ultimately gives students the choice to remain on campus in dorms as they take classes online. “The decisions we […]

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Class Ring Distribution and COVID-19 Changes to Liberty University’s Student Government Association

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Student Government Association (SGA) leadership is hard at work implementing changes to keep students safe.   Student body president Derek Rockey holds an optimistic outlook even after the last semester of his senior year was unexpectedly shortened.  “I would love for the student body to know that we will continue to advocate for them […]

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Liberty University Student Body candidates participate in Q&A before campaigning heats up

As the student body election begins to gear up via social media campaigning and through an online voting format, the three campaigns running for student body president and vice president look to establish their own platforms and visions for Liberty students. Each campaign answered three questions in regard to their purpose for running and how they plan to create change […]

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Liberty University’s timeline of decisions regarding the campus response to COVID-19

Liberty University has faced backlash in the past few weeks for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, staff, government officials and news organizations have released content in the past weeks criticizing the university’s approach to the situation. During a March 25 ABC News interview, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. addressed the concerns regarding the safety of Liberty students and the […]

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