This week in politics: Trump’s SOTU, Rush Limbaugh’s Medal of Freedom, the National Prayer Breakfast clash, and more

President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address in the House chamber of the United States Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 4 on the cusp of his impeachment trial and just a day before the Senate voted down his impeachment charges.   Trump said the economy is the best it has ever been, with a rebuilt and unmatched military, secure borders, flourishing […]

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At Liberty University’s Convocation, Nigel Farage compares “Brexit” to Trump’s 2016 victory

An enthusiastic Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party, spoke at Liberty University’s Convocation Wednesday, Feb. 5 to explain Brexit and to celebrate Great Britain’s official separation from the European Union (EU). Farage even compared Great Britain’s leave to President Trump’s 2016 victory.   After voting to leave the EU four years ago, Farage continued to push the decision through. Farage […]

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Donald Trump acquitted, found “not guilty” on both articles of impeachment

The Senate voted down both articles of impeachment Wednesday, Feb. 5, 84 days after the first House trial regarding impeachment, according to Fox News.  This ruling acquitted President Donald Trump and allows him to remain in office. A vote of two-thirds majority for just one article would have removed the sitting president. The first article of impeachment received a vote […]

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Liberty becomes third team in college football history to win bowl game in first season of eligibility

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. glanced up from the crowd of media members flocking around him and locked eyes with a Flames alum who slowly smiled and pumped his fist with joy. Falwell Jr. looked down at the ground, smiling as he shook his head in wonder and contentment. University Founder Jerry Falwell Sr., who passed away in 2007, […]

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Message from the president

My father, grandfather and countless other Falwells throughout history lived amazing lives as entrepreneurs. They built businesses and buildings from scratch and created institutions that impacted our city, state and nation. With Liberty University students now coming from and going to the four corners of the earth, the entrepreneurial legacy of my father lives on through our graduates and their […]

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Penning the story

A  long, silver Chinese dragon slithers along the exotic Koa wood, and its jaw stretches open, ready to spit angry flames. Scales and horns coat a dragon’s back, which glide down the wood in a zig-zag motion until its tail curls at the end. Liberty University senior John Cramer Jr. thought the Chinese design would look beautiful on a writing […]

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A bridge to the future

Liberty University’s degree in entrepreneurship has inspired the tight-knit group of students who earn the degree every year to change their communities and empower others to use their God-given abilities. Sara Kindt is a senior entrepreneurship student, but she came to Liberty with a different major in mind.  “(There) was kind of a heart change of what I wanted to […]

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We the storytellers

Entrepreneur: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. —Merriam-Webster While authors are not typically thought of as entrepreneurs, many are self-started and self-supported, offering their stories as their products to the public. TARYN AZIMOV After reading a book about the Holocaust soon after graduating high school, senior journalism student Taryn Azimov traveled to Jordan […]

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Breanna Decker: A real student success story

While most college students struggle with finding a balance between school, work and a social life, Liberty University Family and Consumer Sciences and Education student Breanna Decker has learned over the years to balance school work and a social life while helping plan close to 40 weddings over the course of four years. Decker developed her passion for event planning […]

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A biblical approach to business

Brian Morris spent his entire 40-year career in the business world helping upstart businesses open new franchises and troubleshoot problems. Now, he does the same work, but for free. Morris is one of the mentors in the Incubator program with Liberty University’s Center for Entrepreneurship. Like many of the mentors, he is paired with a Liberty student who has a business […]

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Incubator program raises up future entrepreneurs

Graduate communications student Hannah Leigh Thompson developed the idea of creating a baby clothing line called Llamas and Lullabies last spring while working on a graphic design project where she had to create and brand a store. Now, as a member of Liberty’s Spark! Incubator program, that simple idea is closer to fruition. Liberty’s Spark! Incubator is an eight-week entrepreneurship […]

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Facing the challenges to owning a business

Freedom to work where they want.  A flexible schedule.  For many who desire their own business, the benefits are obvious. Being their own boss sounds like a dream. But much more goes into small businesses than first meets the eye. Alexandru Barker, who started a videography business while still working full time as a police officer, experienced some of those […]

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Local women embrace entrepreneurial spirit

Hidden from the road by thick woods, photographer Liz Cook captures portraits in her bright, scenic home studio in Forest, Virginia. “I don’t know that I was dissatisfied with the corporate world as much as … I just never embraced it. I just never felt like I fit into it,” Cook said. “I’ve definitely always worked harder when I’m working […]

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