Construction disrupts top-floor Hill residents

Before Liberty University freshman Justin Holdstock packed his belongings, before he met his new roommates, before he rode his bike to his new dorm on East Campus, he was a normal college student living on the Hill, one of Liberty’s oldest housing facilities. On Monday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m., Holdstock received an email from his resident director, requesting an […]

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Packing bags to provide

A new backpack program seeks to help children reach their fullest potential by providing bags of food to children in need and is looking to the community to help provide more healthy options to under-served children.  A Lynchburg woman voiced her passion by creating a new backpack program for Lynchburg City Schools that aims to bring food security to children […]

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Life in New London

Liberty University partnered with the Friends of New London to hold New London Day Saturday, Oct. 27, giving the public an opportunity to learn about local history, including the historical sites that date as far back as the 18th century. “When the Friends of New London was founded, their vision was to rescue and restore as many historic buildings as […]

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Fanning the flames in Zone 4

Flames burned bright the night of Friday, Oct. 19, in the East Campus Satellite parking lot during the Homecoming Bonfire, hosted by Student Activities. Both old and new Liberty fans gathered for a time to enjoy food, games and live music, getting pumped up and ready for the Flames to bring the heat during the weekend Homecoming football game against […]

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Walking for freedom

More than 100 individuals, dressed in black, marched the streets of downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, Oct. 20 to protest human trafficking occurring both domestically and worldwide through an A21 Walk for Freedom. A21 is an organization dedicated to abolishing human trafficking and promotes the opportunity for a peaceful protest in support of victims one day per year. All over the United […]

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Q&A with Denver Riggleman

Q: How did you come to the decision to run for the Virginia 5th District seat this year? A: Due to the nature of Congressman Tom Garrett’s retirement, we had an abnormal process for the Republican nomination. I was not intending to run for Congress and was focused on growing my business. But following Congressman Garrett’s announcement, friends of mine […]

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Q&A with Jennifer Lewis

Q: How did you come to the decision to run for the Virginia 6th District seat this year? A: During my work and service in the community, I was blessed to meet and engage with extraordinary people of all political beliefs who are fed up with the way Washington has been co-opted by big corporations, lobbyists and special interests. I’m […]

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Q&A with Ben Cline

Q: How did you come to the decision to run for the Virginia 6th District seat this year? A: I’ve spent the majority of my adult life in public service — as a staffer for Congressman Goodlatte, then as prosecutor trying domestic violence cases in Harrisonburg and Appomattox, and as the Delegate for the 24th House of Delegates District. I’ve […]

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The meaning of pro-life

Each political party had a seat at the table for the tri-partisan pro-life discussion Monday, Oct. 15, in the Montview Ballroom.  College Republicans, Lifeline pro-life club and the Catholic Club hosted an abortion panel featuring pro-life students. Liberty students represented the parties – Joshua Grant (D), Addyson Garner (L) and Tim Mureck (R). Each student advocated their party’s view on […]

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Serving the persecuted

Liberty University students have banded together to create a new club, Project Fourteen22, which exists to support and raise awareness for the worldwide persecuted church.  Evan Gaul, president of the club, was inspired at a Convocation last year when former campus pastor Johnnie Moore came to speak about the persecuted church.  “That Convo made me think that discussing the persecuted […]

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River Ridge renovation

Shoppers stroll through the mall with a steaming cup of coffee and venture into high-end stores before having a nice dinner to end a great shopping trip. By 2020, this will be a reality for Lynchburg residents. River Ridge Mall will be improving shoppers’ experiences by adding more stores and restaurants, according to Vice President of Real Estate at Liberty […]

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LU Send Now deploys to Georgia

When Hurricane Michael caused devastation in the southern United States in mid-October, Liberty University’s LU Send Now department quickly began plans to deploy teams to both Florida and Georgia to minister amidst           the crisis. An LU Send Now team was deployed to Albany, Georgia, Oct. 21 with LU Send Now’s new area of ministry, which […]

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Community parades together

The rainy weather failed to dull the spirits of the Liberty University alumni, students and children who came out to watch the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 20. The parade took place on University Boulevard. Cheers arose from the crowds assembled on the sidewalks as the parade came into sight. Children — and everyone else — reached for candy thrown from […]

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Global Focus Week

(Photos by Taryn Azimov, Kayla Horn, Kharen Martinez, Allison Heise and Ryan Klinker)  Global Focus week, Oct. 8-12, provided students with an array of events and experiences to help them explore other cultures. Some snapshots of the week included the World Market, which took place Oct. 11 from 6-10 p.m. Organizations such as Rahab’s Rope and Women and Risk International […]

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