• Trump Chooses Liberty for First Commencement Address

    Caps and hats told the tale of Liberty University’s 44th Commencement, with academic caps as a ceremonial aspect of celebrating the over 18,000 students graduating and the speckling of iconic […]

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  • Then vs. Now

    Once a small and private campus, Liberty University has flourished into a school with a world-wide reach. Since 2007, the university has witnessed a variety of changes regarding the appearance […]

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  • Conversations with those who knew Jerry Falwell Sr.

    Stories from Ed Hindson, Mark Hine and Ron Hawkins “Greatest leader that ever lived. He was powerful, strong, challenging, convicting, exciting, interesting, controversial, decisive, never satisfied with progress.” These were […]

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  • LU sends off students

    Students to visit Germany, Israel, Romania and more through summer trips This summer, Liberty students will travel the United States and the world to visit historical sites, seize outreach opportunities […]

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  • Packing the stands

    Liberty to host 50,000 guests at the 43rd Commencement ceremony       With more than 6,000 graduate walking in 27 degree presentation ceremonies, Liberty University is ready to welcome […]

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Living outside the bubble

How to stay spiritually and emotionally healthy during the summer months As graduation approaches with summer weather in full swing, it is essential for students and staff to remain mentally and spiritually healthy as their semester or journey at Liberty University comes to an end. Liberty Dean of Students Robert Mullen said the key to staying healthy in all aspects […]

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Nuclear weapons watch

North Korea continues missile tests despite threats from US and neighbors “The shield stands guard, and the sword stands ready.” These bold and clear words spoken by Vice President Mike Pence while addressing U.S. military personnel regarding North Korea’s apparent missile test failure, speaks to the tension building between the two countries. Following the seemingly botched trial missile launch, President […]

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Fight for free speech

UC Berkeley cancels visit from conservative speaker, citing safety concerns Hitler was not really that bad of a guy. Black Lives Matter is worse than the Ku Klux Klan. Muslims should be banned from America. All of these statements are blatantly false and should incite rage in anyone who reads them. However, if these statements were not allowed to be […]

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Packing the stands

Liberty to host 50,000 guests at the 43rd Commencement ceremony       With more than 6,000 graduate walking in 27 degree presentation ceremonies, Liberty University is ready to welcome an estimated 50,000 guests on-campus during Commencement weekend May 12. President Donald J. Trump will headline the 2017 Commencement May 13 at Williams Stadium. According to the News and Advance, […]

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LU sends off students

Students to visit Germany, Israel, Romania and more through summer trips This summer, Liberty students will travel the United States and the world to visit historical sites, seize outreach opportunities and participate in national competitions through various trips organized by LU Send, with eight international trips traveling to Germany, Greece, Romania, Israel and Ghana, along with others. Many of the […]

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Building for the future

Liberty University construction plans to make progress over the summer As the school year comes to a close, Liberty University’s Planning and Construction team is working hard to complete building projects which will be open for students in the fall semester. These projects include the Residential Commons III, a new indoor football practice facility to open in June and a […]

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Patriots protest

Several players boycott team’s visit to White House On Wednesday, April 19 President Donald Trump invited the New England Patriots to visit the White House for the annual Super Bowl victory celebration. However, not every Patriots player accepted his invitation, as two-dozen players opted out of the ceremony. Head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Craft attended the ceremony, in […]

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Deal or no deal

Trump administration looking to end Iran deal The historic Iran nuclear deal passed during the Obama administration was a milestone in and of itself. An agreement between the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and the European Union rarely sees itself come to fruition. Barack Obama seemed optimistic about the deal and the possibilities it held at the time. […]

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Weekend in paradise

Flames to play in preseason tournament The Liberty University men’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Paradise Jam – an annual preseason college basketball tournament that takes place in the U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 6. Other teams in the tournament include Wake Forest, Colorado, Drexel, Drake, Houston, Mercer and Quinnipiac. Preseason tournaments in college basketball […]

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Lady Flames fall short

Liberty women’s tennis team falls short in Big South semifinals After a heartbreaking Big South Championship Semifinals loss to Charleston Southern (17-2), the Liberty University women’s tennis team (12-12) ended their 2016-2017 season April 22. However, Head Coach Jeff Maren thinks next season will be an even stronger season with four new recruits. “It was heartbreaking,” Maren said. “I felt […]

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There’s always next year

Men’s tennis team finishes tough season The Liberty men’s tennis team had a rough season this year, with a regular season record of 7-15 and a Big South Conference record of 0-7, but they have hope for future seasons. Finishing last season at the national championships for the first time in the 30-year program, Head Coach Chris Johnson had high […]

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The Flamespys

Liberty hosts sixth annual student-athlete awards The Liberty University Athletics Department celebrated another year of successful athletics Monday, April 24 with its sixth annual Flamespy Awards, a formal gathering of student athletes, coaches and special guests. According to Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Affairs Kristie Beitz, the Flamespy Awards is an event similar to ESPN’s ESPY Awards where athletes […]

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Fighting for freedom

Student petitions against father’s imprisonment. Somewhere in Beijing, China nine years ago, in one of the thousands of apartments endlessly stacked in the metropolis, a young ChongYu Xia sat with his father in front of their television. On the screen was the story of a street vendor who had his sausage cart taken away by the Chinese government — it […]

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Safe and sound

Liberty University campus ranked safest in Va. Liberty University was ranked by security system provider ADT as the safest college campus in Virginia based on statistics including crime rates and campus safety programs. According to the Liberty News Service, through data from the FBI and the Department of Education, ADT picked Liberty as the safest campus over every other school […]

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