Around the world in 80 bites

Walking into the Schilling Center Wednesday night, students and guests were met with a melting pot of aromas as they waited in line surrounded by decorations and signs depicting fun-facts about different countries. Even Uncle Sam was there to greet the American participants so they did not go into culture shock. On the other side of a large curtain that separated guests from their international passage, tables adorned flags of different nations and music in various languages permeated the room.

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5k Trail Race challenges students, community

Runners and walkers from all over the community joined together for the third annual Liberty Mountain 5k Trail Race. The 3.1-mile race was held on the Liberty Mountain trail system Saturday morning. The competition started and ended at the Snowflex facility, with various awards given to many of the participants. Student Activities hosted the race and awarded the top three female and male runners in each age group with a medal.

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Simple faith in action: Megan Chapman

Ever since middle school, Chapman has been interested in religious freedom and political process, but five years ago, something happened to her that changed her dreams. This young girl from Russell County, Ky. stirred national attention when she stood up against the American Civil Liberty’s Union (ACLU) to uphold her constitutional rights. During her senior year of high school, Chapman was elected to be chaplain of her class.

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Debate Team sweeping the competition

At the end of last semester, the Liberty University Debate Team held the top spot in three ranking organizations, American Debate Association, Cross-Examination Debate Association and National Debate Tournament (NDT), a news release said. The team continued its winning streak at the District VII qualifying tournament Feb. 19 to 20. The tournament determined whether or not the team would qualify […]

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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

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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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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Flames scorch forest

Fires strike parts of Candler’s Mountain A portion of Candler’s Mountain went up in a blaze Saturday night, as several brush fires struck Central Virginia over the weekend due to strong winds. The fire ignited nearly one week after the area had experienced the first brush fire on Monday, Feb. 14. “Over the past week or so we’ve had a […]

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Do not miss Bliss: A Fine Wedding Fair

Something old, something new and something completely unique is coming to Lynchburg’s downtown. Hill City Bride, a fresh blog for Lynchburg brides-to-be, will be hosting the first “Bliss: a Fine Wedding Fair,” Saturday, Feb. 26, a bridal fair reinvented to be educational and entertaining. “I want it to be a fun upscale experience for (attendees),” Hill City Bride creator Jennifer […]

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