Movie goes to Vegas

Professor’s film premieres at festival A simple DSLR camera, 500-watt light bulbs and a shower curtain from Wal-Mart. This was the starting recipe for a short film worthy of the Dam Short Film Festival in Las Vegas. Yet even with such basic equipment, Liberty University professor Chris Gaumer produced his first short film entitled “Terrific. With Love,” which later shared […]

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Somali pirates claim American lives

Jack Sparrow and Captain Hook are two of the most famous fictitious pirates in history. However, they are nothing like the pirates now making a living for themselves off of the Somali Coast of Africa. Somali pirates claimed the lives of four Americans who were in the middle of sailing around the world on a yacht called “Quest.” The attack […]

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Has Social Networking Become an Epidemic?

In the past decade, social networking websites have exploded onto the scene. First Myspace, then Facebook, and now Twitter, each one increasingly important to how we interact with one another. The sad reality is that online interactions are becoming even more common than face- to- face conversations. The important thing to ask yourself is whether these changes are for the […]

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Goo Goo for Gaga

Be careful collegiate ears what you hear. Lady Gaga’s popularity is increasing across Liberty’s campus and some are wondering, “Are Liberty college women finding their guidelines for a good role model in the Bible or in tabloids?” With that being said, for whom are the women that young women turn up the volume for? Too often Christian college women look […]

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From the desk 3/2

You know that scene in E.T. when the disproportionate alien waddles breathlessly to the window in a bright blonde wig and points with his bony, bejeweled finger to the window cooing, “E.T. phone home.” “E.T. phone home.” Well, I know exactly how the little alien feels. In a sense, I’ve been working towards home my entire life. I’ve never truly […]

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Graduation anticipation

Three months. In less than three short months, the members of class of 2011 will walk across the commencement stage and boldly step out into the great unknown. Some seniors are counting down the days until graduation. Others are too busy with capstone courses to notice that it is the middle of February, meaning spring break is imminent. The remainder […]

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From the Desk

Hey Y’all. Tip 1: Never repeat those words in New York City. Tip 2: If you even have those words in your vocabulary, maybe you should think twice about visiting. I wish someone would have given me this advice before I departed this weekend for three days surrounded by people that don’t quite understand southern charm. It wasn’t that the […]

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We the people are entitled?

Reducing national debt is a serious concern. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report urging the U.S. to “act quickly” to reduce national deficits. The IMF warned that a loss of US credibility could start a catastrophic series of events. Fox News ran an article on the President’s efforts to reduce the national debt. The website quoted former Republican […]

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From the desk

“Darling, Your wedding band sure does shine. Keep it on always as the girls will know you are already taken and belong to me forever and ever. I love you, dearest. Mama” I found this note on the back of an old photo, buried beneath decades of memories on a desk in my grandparent’s house. It was a photo I […]

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Fines for walking, talking

Listening to music. Catching up with family back home. Texting friends between classes. All of the above are normal ways to fill the otherwise-boring time spent walking from DeMoss to Campus North, or walking to pick up a car that seems like it is parked three miles away. But these completely normal pastimes are actually unwise. In fact, pedestrians who […]

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The illusion of liberty in Egypt

For nearly two weeks all eyes have been on Egypt, many wishing it a new start, but few realizing what that could truly mean. Public protests broke out late January in Egypt as widespread anger at President Hosni Mubarak and his regime came to a boil. Citizens believed that Mubarak’s nearly 30-year reign of Egypt has been tolerated too long […]

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Stop the MADNESS of Jersey Shore

Italy is about to have a situation on its hands. MTV’s popular “reality” television show “Jersey Shore” will be filming its third season from Italy. For those who are unfamiliar with the program, the show is about eight young Italian-Americans partying their lives away at the Jersey Shore. Despite the raunchy content, many Americans have become enraptured with cast members […]

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