Tuition scheduled to increase for next year

Liberty University students can look forward to a tuition jump of $507 from spring 2011 to fall 2011. Although those numbers sound drastic, Liberty’s tuition hike wanes in comparison to other schools nationwide. Nearby public university Virginia Tech is planning a 9.6 percent in-state tuition jump next year, compared with Liberty’s 6 percent increase. According to College Board, on average, […]

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Debt weighs down students

Money managing on a college budget causes students to re-evaluate spending Roberta Hall is a short brunette with cropped hair and an easy smile. During the day she can be found laboring at the screen of her Mac on a video or graphic design project for one of her classes. If it is late enough, she may have already gone […]

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Keeping ‘Christ in the Passover’

Easter is less than a week away, and The Center for Judaic Studies has taken the opportunity to ensure the season’s focus remains on Christ. On Thursday, April 14, Chief of Station at the Washington, D.C. branch of Jews for Jesus Stephen Katz gave a lecture and presentation entitled “Christ in the Passover” hosted by the center. Katz grew up […]

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Student veterans honor local comrades

It takes a veteran to fully appreciate another veteran’s sacrifice. That premise led the Student Veterans Group (SVG) at Liberty University to hold a dinner Friday night in honor of local veterans. Roughly 90 veterans attended the event, along with a few family members and a detachment of Army ROTC and National Guard recruits. The men in attendance served in […]

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No more tennis shoes

The motto of the Barefoot Runners Society is “Changing the running world one odd look at a time.” Liberty Professor of Biology Daniel Howell would agree. Howell, nicknamed the “Barefoot Professor” by students, has spent the last five years running without shoes and reaping the benefits. “I’m not a fan of shoes,” Howell said. “If I was running with shoes […]

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A story of despair: Shaken baby awareness

Babies cry. Often, the crying is because of hunger, needing to be changed, exhaustion or loneliness. Other times, however, the baby’s crying is inconsolable. The inconsolable crying that leads to a caregiver violently shaking a baby many times is out of frustration or anger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Russian education delegates learn from Liberty

Half-empty cups of coffee sat on a paper-strewn conference table as students answered questions from Russian educators seeking to improve their system of education. Deans, professors and administrators from Russia visited Liberty Christian Academy and Liberty University on Thursday, April 14. Most of the group’s specializations were in economics or business. The group has been visiting colleges and high schools […]

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Robert Rencher

Robert Rencher, economics professor manages his money based on one basic principle. “Spend less than you earn and do it for a long time, and you will be financially successful,” Rencher said. According to Rencher, even college students can live up to this standard. Both of Rencher’s two daughters graduated from college without debt. Rencher also knows of twins who […]

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Blaze claims couple

Two Liberty University alumni died during a blazing fire that broke out in Princeton Circle West Apartments off Rivermont Avenue on Friday, April 8. The couple, Aaron and Rachel Horton, were graduates of the class of 2007. The fire started just before 5 a.m., Deputy Fire Marshal of Investigations Thomas Goode said. The cause of the fire is not yet […]

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City behind in rainfall

This year, Lynchburg may not be able to live up to its infamous nickname “Drenchburg.” Virginia’s rainfall has been almost five inches below average this year. While the lack of rain may currently have students rejoicing as they trade umbrellas and bulky rain boots for flip flops and sunglasses, it may soon have them sweating as the state heads into […]

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Refocusing Easter: Why the Lamb?

Lynchburg couple use their business as a ministry opportunity Seventeen-month-old Makayla Moylan focuses her hazel eyes on her mother from the entrance to their small kitchen. Her mother, patiently filling plastic lamb molds with melted white chocolate, watches the little girl from the corner of her eye. “I stay at home and watch Makayla and do this in the morning,” […]

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