Writing home from Iraq

As recently as the first Gulf War, soldiers had to rely on “snail mail” to send letters home to loved ones. In 21st century conflicts, soldiers like Spc. Josh Moerman are able to communicate instantaneously with family and friends back in North America. Liberty University senior Kelsey Huff, Moerman’s girlfriend of two and a half years, kept in touch with […]

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Train claims life

Student dead, 4 injured after mishap An accident involving a train and five Liberty University students on Thursday, Nov. 17, claimed the life of a student and left one in critical condition, while the other three incurred minor injuries. Hannah Williams, 18, was with her four friends on the train trestle that towers over the James River stargazing the night […]

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Fond memories remain

Family, school recall special moments Hannah Emmaline Williams was described by her friends as encouraging, kind and spontaneous. She was known for knocking on the doors of individuals on her hall, just to check in and see how they were doing. Hannah, 18, died in a train accident the night of Nov. 17, and those attributes are ones that Hannah’s […]

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Millennials vs the job market

How today’s generation is coping with the effects of a competitive job market Economic indicators at the Dismal Scientist proclaimed that the unemployment rate has dropped down to 8.6 percent, according to an article released Dec. 2. Unemployment rates, however, have been dropping for the wrong reasons, according to the Dismal Scientist. Job growth only moderately increased, which could mean […]

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Local farm grows Christmas trees

Green Needles Christmas Tree Farm sells Fraser firs, white pine and Norway spruce for holiday decorating Jon Perdew of Coleman Falls, Va., works as an irrigations and landscape contractor. But for one month out of each year, Perdew takes on an entirely different role. Beginning around Thanksgiving, Perdew and his family open their Christmas tree farm to those in search […]

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Friend or foe Christmas campaign

Christmas or Holiday? It can be so confusing around Christmas time. Some stores cheerfully greet you with “Merry Christmas,” supporting the traditional Christmas holiday full of Santa Claus and baby Jesus, while other stores choose a more general greeting by saying “Happy Holidays.” Liberty Counsel, a Christian nonprofit organization, is beginning its ninth annual “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign,” promising […]

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Bridge open for pedestrians

After years of Liberty University students crossing Wards Road to get to Walmart and other stores, students now have a safer, more convenient travel route. The Wards Road pedestrian bridge officially opened Nov. 22. A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the new bridge. Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., Lynchburg Mayor Joan Foster, members of city council and others involved in […]

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Spc. Josh Moerman: Home for Christmas

President Barack Obama announced Oct. 21 that the U.S. would follow through with its 2008 agreement to withdraw from Iraq. Thousands of servicemen and women, including some Liberty University students, have already left the country for bases in Kuwait. Ridgetown, Ontario native and Liberty senior Spc. Josh Moerman recently withdrew to Kuwait in preparation to return home. “They are pulling […]

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Q&A with the Chancellor

Questions and answers adapted by Ashley Bollinger from an interview conducted by Andrew Claudio of 90.9 The Light. How has the university changed since you were a student? When I was a student, we hiked through the ravine from the dorm circle and up the steep hill to class. The Vines Center had not been built and we would often […]

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Liberty to allow guns on campus

Liberty University’s Board of Trustees announced on Friday, Nov. 11, that students would now be able to carry a concealed gun on campus. Students were informed of the new policy Wednesday, Nov. 16. The policy, found on the Liberty University Police Department’s (LUPD) website, now allows firearms on campus grounds should approval be given to students on an individual basis. […]

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Military Gala honors veterans

Military service members were honored at the military appreciation gala put on by the Concerned Women for America (CWA) at Liberty University this Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2011. The club level of Williams Stadium Tower accommodated over 300 guests, according to Amanda Haas, president of Liberty University’s chapter of the CWA. Patrons and military members were dressed in elaborate […]

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