The Bear Cave: The meaning of March 17

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is quickly approaching, and that means storefronts will be decorated with green clovers and pots of gold. But the holiday is a lot more than an excuse to wear green and don good luck charms; it commemorates the life of St. Patrick and the introduction of Christianity to Ireland. When Christians understand the importance of […]

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Norovirus suspected on campus

Preliminary testing conducted by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has identified the norovirus to be a potential cause of the gastrointestinal illness sweeping Liberty’s campus, as of Feb. 26. Liberty will continue to collaborate with the VDH and other community partners until the illness is positively identified. LUPD responded to four separate emergency medical services (EMS) calls last Wednesday […]

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Civic Scholar

Freedom of speech has long been a staple of the American identity, with the masses unafraid to speak their minds in the press, in protests and in social media posts, for example. Associate Professor of Government Wesley Vorberger described free speech as the ability of the people to speak to their government and how the conversation around free speech is […]

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Civic Scholar

Presidents’ Day fell on Feb. 19 this year. The holiday can trace its origins back to 1879 when it was initially established to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. When we look at the history of the U.S. presidency, it begs the question: What makes a good president? As the leader of the American people, the president primarily executes the laws put […]

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The Bear Cave

A rhetoric I often hear from mainstream conservatives is that in order to implement conservative policies, we must “win the culture war.” But their idea of fighting a culture war looks like “Facts” by Ben Shapiro. At this time, little is being done to actually define a conservative culture — and that needs to change. Culture is a way of […]

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Coffeehouse tryouts have begun

To infinity and beyond — there are endless possibilities for Coffeehouse: Animated, which will celebrate the impact of animation on people’s lives. The show will be held March 23 in the Vines Center, but tryouts have already begun.  For this semester’s Coffeehouse, all performances will relate to an animated movie or show. All students are encouraged to let it go […]

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The vital necessity of family

A short while ago, I was grabbing lunch when I overheard another student animatedly talking to his friends about how he was related to William the Conqueror. Curiosity piqued, I looked the man up and discovered that William the Conqueror overcame his illegitimate birth, established his prowess on the battlefield and became king of England in 1066, according to the […]

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Civic Scholar

Abortion affects the lives of every American. But having conversations on the topic may be difficult if one doesn’t understand what it is and the impact it can have.  “Abortion is an incredibly polarizing issue with this spectrum of beliefs, feelings, struggles (and) life experiences,” Dr. John Pierce Jr., chairman of women’s health and medical specialties at Liberty University College […]

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