• 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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‘Dreamcoat’ dazzles

Alluvion’s latest production sweeps away audiences in a flash of colors With bright lights, high-energy dance numbers and a soundtrack featuring a wide range of musical style, Liberty University’s Tower Theater, in partnership with Alluvian Stage Company, opened its run of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” April 28. The musical, directed by Linda Nell Cooper, gives a unique spin […]

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Facing the real world

Resources available for students getting ready to step out of college As the semester comes to an end and graduation draws nearer, seniors begin to feel both the excitement and fear of the unknown. Whether they have jobs or internships lined up, graduates are about to make the transition from college life into the real world. Brittany Shearin was in […]

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Firebrand for justice

Judge Jeanine Pirro addresses Liberty Law School for special event Liberty University’s School of Law and Young America’s Foundation hosted the event, “Who Needs Feminism?” in the Supreme Court building April 25. The featured speaker for the event was Judge Jeanine Pirro from Fox News, who has a lot of experience in the political field, running for senator and state […]

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Running for a cause

Diverse group of runners do fundraising race to end human trafficking A 12-year-old ran across the finish line. Moments later, his 15-year-old sister put on a burst of speed to pass a college graduate by a hair. Others straggled in – college students, parents jogging with strollers and even a man on a unicycle. A diverse community ran and walked […]

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A cinematic showcase

Cinematic arts department set to open showcase honoring students’ work Cinematic Arts students are reeling with excitement over this year’s student showcase. Liberty University’s Cinematic Arts program will be holding its annual student showcase to proudly display the works of over 50 seniors graduating from the Cinematic Arts program. The student showcase will take place  May 3-5 in the former […]

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Farewell to the Annex

Students remember the unique community at the Residential Annex After countless semesters offering Liberty students a taste of off-campus life, the Residential Annex is finally closing its dorms at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. With the campusreceiving extra housing in Fall 2017, the Annex will no longer be needed. Nevertheless, many students will miss the Annex, and it […]

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Protesting through service

Lynchburg Democratic Committee to host service day during commencement The Lynchburg Democratic Committee (LDC) will be hosting a Day of Action to serve the community May 13 instead of protesting President Donald Trump while he speaks at Liberty University’s Commencement. First Vice Chair of the LDC and Liberty graduate Maria Childress said the Day of Action is meant to channel […]

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Spreading love to LYH

Students and Lynchburg locals to serve Lynchburg community April 22 Students and faculty will have the opportunity to serve the Lynchburg community through a variety of service projects during the upcoming Serve Lynchburg event April 22. From working with animals at the Lynchburg Humane Society to beautification projects with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation, there are many projects for each participant. […]

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Dentists, ducks & fowl play

Robertson family reminisces about time spent recording their hit reality TV show, Duck Dynasty, at Convocation during College For A Weekend Liberty University students were treated with a celebration of one of the most successful reality television shows of all time when members of the Robertson family from Duck Dynasty appeared at Convocation April 7. The reality series on A&E […]

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Mookies & cream

Two local residents open a new cookie and ice cream truck in Forest    Aylor’s Farm in Forest can now be known as the Lynchburg Area’s promised land — a land flowing with milk and cookies. On March 31, Jordan and Holly Nickerson opened Mookie’s, a dessert bar on wheels on Forest Road. The menu consists of homemade cookies made […]

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God’s army

Atlanta church to hire police force Jesus tells Peter in the book of Matthew that the gates of hell will not prevail against his church. That is especially true of Briarwood Presbyterian Church now that it has decided to form its own police force. Briarwood Presbyterian Church is a church of more than 4,000 attendees located in Birmingham, Alabama. Not […]

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The year of the elephant

New College Republicans chairman prepares club for upcoming election season Newly elected Chairman of College Republicans at Liberty University (CRLU) John Wood is gearing up to introduce new organizational methods to the club, offer members valuable networking experiences with political leaders and continue to promote the Republican Party starting fall 2017. Wood ran for president of CRLU uncontested. Rather than […]

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Digging deep with DIRT talks

The Center4ME hosts its final forum for the semester on stereotypes The Center for Multicultural Enrichment (Center4ME) hosted its last Diversity, Integration, Reconciliation and Transition (DIRT) talk of the spring 2017 semester entitled, “Stereotypes: ‘More to me than the eye can see’” Thursday, April 13 at the Center4ME in the Montview Student Union. The forum-style DIRT talk focused on dismantling […]

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Negating the opposition

Liberty debate team ends season in first place in the Cross Examination Debate Association championship, beats out teams including Harvard, Cornell and NYU The Liberty University debate team brought its season to a close with a win in the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) championship and had a varsity team make it to the quarterfinals. The team started the semester […]

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Housing the memory

Liberty crew holds dedication ceremony for boathouse on Smith Mtn. Lake Liberty University’s rowing team gathered April 7 to dedicate its new boathouse in memory of Navy Cmdr. Martin Bodrog, who was killed in a September 2013 shooting at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard. Held inside the boathouse on Smith Mountain Lake, the dedication was led by the team’s head […]

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