A story of perseverance: LUO student and lieutenant fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in one of the hardest hit locations: jail

Plenty are facing difficulties due to COVID-19, but a Liberty Online student is rising above, combatting the virus at work while also working toward his degree.  Lt. Vincent Red, a shift commander at a Florida jail, was completing paperwork in his office when he received a call from the deputy running the scanner at the jail entrance. Red went straight […]

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It is time to reopen church doors

Editor’s note: This does not necessarily reflect the writer’s personal view. For the opposing view, see “Churches should look more like Jesus’ tomb – Empty.” When pastors are arrested for holding church services and officers issue notices during an Easter service, congregations at home and in pews grow uneasy. What about religious liberty? As another week goes by without a […]

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Churches should look more like Jesus’s tomb – Empty

Editor’s note: This article addresses one side of the issue. See “It is time to reopen church doors” for the opposing perspective. American churches this past Easter Sunday undoubtedly hosted millions fewer churchgoers this year. But sprinkled across the nation, an audacious few defied government orders and worshipped in person anyway. “You need to be in a building, especially on […]

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Here’s what you need to know about “Nomad Movies,” Lynchburg’s drive-in movie experience

At the beginning of April, local Lynchburg coffee shop Nomad Coffee Co. shared an ominous Instagram post from another account: Nomad Movies. The picture was simple, a new logo resembling the Nomad Coffee logo, but now reading “Nomad Movies,” with the caption, “More details to come. You’ll be blown away.”  The post soon gained some attention throughout the community, with […]

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Be content and don’t complain about your “ruined” semester – Adventures with Abby

I’m tired of seeing seniors complain about their last semesters being ruined. I’m tired of hearing and reading about students lamenting that they couldn’t spend time with their friends or go on all the adventures associated with spring semester and the return of warm weather. I’m tired of catching thoughts like “If it wasn’t for this stupid virus I could […]

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Lynchburg food banks continue to serve amidst COVID-19

Lynchburg area food banks and shelters are keeping their doors open and serving the community despite several restrictions to keep food distribution sanitized and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lynchburg Salvation Army, The Lighthouse Community Center and The Daily Bread are all playing their part in helping those struggling in the community. The three organizations are working together to […]

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LU housing specifics amid COVID-19

Liberty University continues to make adjustments to their housing protocols to provide international students a safe place to live amidst the global pandemic.   After receiving backlash about the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration stands with its decision, which ultimately gives students the choice to remain on campus in dorms as they take classes online. “The decisions we […]

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Comfort for the college senior who envisioned their 2020 differently – Jenna’s Journal

As college students across the country are settling into a new normal ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are finding tiny joys in our new routines, catching up on hours-long conversations with our moms and finally cracking open that novel that we never had time to read. This health crisis has affected everyone differently. But for every […]

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An international student’s experience on flying home through a global pandemic.

Liberty University sophomore Caleb Gonzalez boarded a plane on Sunday, March 29, destined for Paraguay, completely unaware that he had just boarded the last flight his country would receive before closing down its airports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once Liberty announced it would be transferring the rest of its semester online, Gonzalez and his parents immediately began looking for […]

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Liberty University’s timeline of decisions regarding the campus response to COVID-19

Liberty University has faced backlash in the past few weeks for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, staff, government officials and news organizations have released content in the past weeks criticizing the university’s approach to the situation. During a March 25 ABC News interview, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. addressed the concerns regarding the safety of Liberty students and the […]

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