Welcoming Liberty families

Liberty University’s Parent and Family Connections will be hosting its fourth annual Spring Family Weekend on March 2-4, where students’ families can come and enjoy a fun weekend full of events. For the Spring Family Weekend, an estimated 700 parents will come and join their students in classes and convocation Friday, March 2. Activities planned for the weekend are: touring […]

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Liberty gymnasts soar through air

Flipping, flopping and flying through the air, Liberty’s co-ed gymnastics club team is gearing up to win. Consisting of nine competing gymnasts and led by Coach Mariah Dailey, the team started only three years ago. Since the very beginning, the team has been to Nationals every year. The first year they traveled, the team came back with one all-around finalist. […]

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Romney cuts coach

Mitt’s campaign staff severs ties with former Liberty debate coach Former Liberty University debate coach Brett O’Donnell made headlines nationwide for his recent split as a temporary outside consultant for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. The incident came about after the Republican presidential primary in Florida on Jan. 31, turning a lead in the polls for the presidential hopeful. “It’s not […]

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Students to vote at Vines Center

Romney, Paul on ballot for primary Students living on campus now have the opportunity to vote at Liberty University’s Vine Center after the recent redrawing of district lines. As of Feb. 2, more than 4,000 students were registered to vote at the Vines Center, according to General Registrar for the City of Lynchburg, Carolyn Sherayko. Sherayko hopes the convenient location […]

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Redvolution kicks off

Screaming fans, electric guitars and spiky-haired rock stars are not typical components of the college application process. But for some prospective Liberty University students, their road to college may begin at the REDvolution! 2012 concert tour. This new recruitment tactic employed by Liberty University features several Christian rock bands, including the band RED as the main performance and special guests […]

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Longtime trustee dies at 85

Liberty University lost its second Board of Trustees member this year. Complications from diabetes claimed the life of Rev. Richard Herbert Fitzpatrick, Saturday, Feb. 11, according to his obituary on Oakey’s Funeral home website. Fitzpatrick, 85, was put on the board of directors in 1976 for the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (LBTS), according to Dr. Elmer Towns. When the theology […]

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Removing limitations on handgun laws

Virginia legislation changes to allow citizens to purchase firearms sooner Virginia’s state senate voted to pass a handgun law that had stood for nearly 20 years, removing the limitations that allowed for only one handgun purchase a month. The former law, which passed in 1993, could be overturned after receiving a 21-19 vote Feb. 6 in favor of lifting the […]

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Bloop yogurt expands

Candler’s Mountain Road now has a new Bloop Frozen Yogurt location to satisfy students’ desires for frosty treats as of Feb. 11. This franchise, started nine months ago, is the creation of four Liberty University graduates. After realizing that there was a large market for frozen yogurt, Daryl and Johanna Calfee, along with Todd Allen and Josh Oppenheimer, decided to […]

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Dueling with duct tape

Liberty’s Sword Fighting Club battles with handmade weapons every weekend, rain or shine Each weekend on the grass field next to dorm 28, the Liberty Sword Fighting Club (SFC) dukes it out with handmade foam swords, daggers, katanas, clubs and more. Playing group games and sparring matches, the SFC meets every weekend to hone their technique and have fun. According […]

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Breaking water mains

Twice last week the city of Lynchburg’s Department of Water Resources issued a boil water notice for Liberty University and the surrounding area on Friday, Feb. 10. During construction, a water line was hit on Liberty’s campus. “What happened was a contractor working for Liberty hit a water line on campus. It was a main line for the city that […]

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Campaigning for cleaner water

Freshman Cassie Foster is on a mission to save lives with the simple gift of clean water. She is campaigning with CauseLife, an organization which partners to bring clean water to developing countries. Her goal is to raise $15,000 to fund two wells in Kenya and one in Guatemala. To date, she has raised $13,288. According to CauseLife statistics, more […]

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Spc. Bruno Mizerani: End of the war

Liberty University student Spc. Bruno Mizerani left Iraq in mid-December when his unit, Charlie Company, 1-116th Infantry Battalion, returned to the States with the last U.S. forces. The mission was Mizerani’s first overseas deployment since joining the National Guard two years ago. He began training for Operation New Dawn — America’s official withdrawal from Iraq — back in May, and […]

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Snowy weather hits ‘burg

Lynchburg’s first snowstorm of the season hit Sunday, and Liberty University students rushed outside to enjoy the weather. Junior Chad Porell decided to go sledding down the Hill along with dozens of other Hill residents. “That was so fun,” he said. “It was fun till I wiped out — that was unfortunate.” Nursing a skinned shoulder, the South Carolina native […]

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