Knives on planes, how times have changed

What immediately comes to mind when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is mentioned? Hostility, conflict in the security lines, and a roll of the eyes at the strict policies are some characteristics associated with a trip through the airport’s security system. TSA has become quite the household name, and not in a good way. In a move to conform to […]

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From the desk

In a voluntary, rolling blackout, thousands of cities across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas flipped their switches to complete darkness as a symbolic gesture of support for the planet. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported that cities such as Paris, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Beijing and even the Vatican shut off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in […]

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Does electing a new pope give us hope?

The world was shocked Feb. 11, 2013 when Pope Benedict XVI publicly announced his official resignation as head of the Roman Catholic Church. According to the Catholic Education Resource Center, Pope Benedict XVI was the first pope to retire in nearly 600 years, and the first to do so on his own volition since 1294. The unexpected nature of the […]

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LUO adds certificate programs

New courses can be taken in areas of interest or to add specialized skills to a completed degree Liberty University Online began classes for its new certificate programs Monday, March 18. These programs offer undergraduate certificates ranging from business to criminal justice as well as graduate certificates in various subjects from applied communication studies to executive leadership, according to the […]

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Blackboard president of global sales speaks

Siegfried Behrens, the president of global sales at Blackboard, answered questions presented by students and staff at Liberty University’s School of Business Convocation Monday, March 18. The Convocation, held at the tower level of Williams Stadium, was co-hosted by the information technology department and the School of Engineering. Behrens spoke about the experiences that shaped his career, made him who […]

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Boiling Point

Purdue beats Lady Flames at the boards, ends tourney hopes Since the 71-63 loss to High Point, Jan. 17, the Liberty Lady Flames basketball team went on to win 14 straight. In their third consecutive NCAA appearance (14th all-time), the No. 13 seed Lady Flames fell to the No. 4 seed Purdue Boilermakers, 77-43. Liberty’s last victory in the NCAA […]

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Flames fall in ‘First 4’

Liberty loses to N.C. A&T, 73-72 When the buzzer sealed Liberty’s win over Charleston Southern University in the Big South Conference Championship March 10, it launched a week-long media frenzy during which the Flames fetched headlines across the nation on the airwaves and in the papers. The New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press and ESPN were all quick to […]

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COMS students visit D.C.

Journalism class experiences media at work on a field trip to the nation’s capital Have you ever wondered what America’s very first newspapers looked like? If you are curious, find one of the 30 students who joined Liberty University communications professor Deborah Huff on her trip to Washington Tuesday, March 19 — they could tell you all about it. The […]

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Connecting through worship

Gospel Community Church Praise Band and Gavin Davis visit Waldon Pond Apartments clubhouse An off-campus apartment can be a lonely place sometimes, but Liberty University’s Commuter Services, which is committed to the inclusion and bonding of commuter students with one another through planned events, works to find ways to bring students together with connect groups and Bible studies. According to […]

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Lady Flames complete record season

Standout Jess Reinhardt finishes 46th among the nations best at the national swim and diving championships When the competition grows fierce in competitive swimming, the difference between first and last place is measured in milliseconds rather than seconds. This year, the difference between first place and third was a mere five milliseconds. Auburn University’s Olivia Scott beat out the competition […]

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Men’s and women’s tennis take tumble

The Flames winning streak ends at six as the Lady Flames suffers a defeat against No. 72 East Carolina Liberty University men’s tennis team played three matches over spring break. The first match was against the Brigham Young University-Hawaii Seasiders, 7-1, and marked Liberty’s sixth win in a row. Liberty’s double pairing of Shea Thomas and Egon Samaai defeated BYU’s […]

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Softball sweep

The Lady Flames softball team (13-12, 2-1) swept the Presbyterian Blue Hose (14-14, 0-2 Big South) Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Including all of the weekend games, the Lady Flames have won six of their last seven.
In game one, Hanna Nichols stepped up to the plate in the bottom of […]

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‘The Struggle’

Tenth Avenue North introduces album Christian band Tenth Avenue North will return to Liberty University for the fourth time Friday, April 12 for a concert held by Student Activities in the Vines Center as a part of their “The Struggle” tour. Named after the band’s most recent album, the title holds a deeper meaning for a group of musicians who […]

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