Salvation Army celebrates four decades of giving through the Angel Tree, a program that started in Lynchburg

The holidays usher in feelings of Christmas cheer for families all over the world. For many, it is a time of giving and receiving gifts wrapped in colorful paper and bows. But for many parents in the Lynchburg community, providing Christmas gifts for their children is almost impossible due to financial hardship. To address this problem, a program was born […]

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Love Luggage, a new love language — Unclaimed Baggage hosts a Love Luggage event during Campus Community Nov. 6

Losing luggage at the airport brings stress and frustration. But Unclaimed Baggage uses that lost luggage to drastically impact the lives of foster children through its Love Luggage foundation.  Standing as the only brick-and-mortar store in the U.S. that sells unclaimed airline luggage, the Unclaimed Baggage Center, started in Scottsboro, Alabama, holds strong to a mission of “reclaiming for good” […]

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Rend Collective and Emily Ann Roberts rock out in the Vines Center hosted by Student Activities

It was an interesting combination – a country singer paired with an Irish folk band – but together, they put on a night of worship unlike any other. Students and guests gathered together in the Vines Center Saturday night to hear from Rend Collective on their Revival Anthem Tour. As a precursor to the event, Emily Ann Roberts, a faith-based […]

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Liberty Men’s Hockey team throws down in LaHaye against Ohio University Nov. 8

Electrified by the 3,611 students, prospective students and their family members packing the LaHaye Ice Center for College for a Weekend (CFAW), the Flames thumped Ohio University 8-2 in a Midnight Mayhem matchup Friday night where tensions ran high.   The Liberty men’s DI hockey team debuted its all-black uniforms during Friday’s game, the first of two games against Ohio […]

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Running with superheroes — Lynchburg 5K runners fundraise for neglected children in Central Virginia

With a mission to help children find a home, CASA (Court Appointed Special Associate) of Central Virginia hosted its fifth annual Superhero 5K and 1 Mile Children’s Fun Run fundraiser in downtown. The money raised from this event will go to CASA so they can continue their mission of helping abused and neglected children find safe homes and healthy environments.  […]

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Liberty’s ROTC exemplifies physical strength with service a part of their core

The members of Liberty University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) pride themselves not only in physical training and labs, but in their effort to give back to the community in service. ROTC participates in a number of events throughout the year, some requiring physical training and others requiring an open heart for service.  ROTC members Caleb Deusen and Austin Springer […]

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Byron wins second at Martinsville Speedway and the Society of Automobile Engineers team sees NASCAR firsthand

NASCAR driver William Byron cruised to a second-place finish Sunday, Oct. 27 at Martinsville Speedway.  The Liberty University Online student and second-year Monster Energy Cup Series driver battled Martin Truex Jr. for the lead during the final 24 laps of the First Data 500. Truex won the race, securing his spot in the next round of playoff races.  Byron began […]

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Liberty Worship Collective’s Judson Harris shares his experience with Vertical Worship

David Nasser jokingly calls Judson Harris “Liberty’s Thor” because of the musician’s long blonde hair and beard, but his real superpower comes from a powerful voice, talented musicianship and a heart for spreading the love of Jesus. Harris’ ability was thrown into the spotlight recently at the Dove Awards when Vertical Worship’s song “Yes I Will” was nominated as one […]

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Column: Jenna’s Journal

On the morning of Oct. 24, 2019, the music community stopped to mourn the sudden death of TobyMac’s 21-year-old son, Truett Foster McKeehan.  This news struck the Liberty community’s heart as we watched an alumni experience something so heartbreaking that words seemed meaningless.  As celebrities, pastors and musicians hit Twitter to offer condolences and prayer in honor of Truett, my […]

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Two graduate students win a national paper competition with the Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society

Two Liberty graduate students pursuing their passions took the spotlight in the Phi Alpha Theta honors society. Their papers were two of the top three winning entries in a national paper competition this September hosted by the society. Mark Myrdal and Lura Martinez are both history graduate students at Liberty. As historians, both enjoy writing, but for Myrdal, the actual […]

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Profile: Freshman Victoria Hendrix has her sights set on Olympic gold

For many kids, representing their nation at the Olympics is the greatest dream imaginable. For those more academically-minded, getting a doctorate in neuroscience is the height of academic achievement. Victoria Hendrix not only has both goals, but a good chance of accomplishing both. Victoria, 18, is a freshman on Liberty’s shooting team. She came to Liberty as the reigning Junior […]

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Feature: Paintball team takes aim at great 2019-2020 season

Collegiate paintball remains outside the knowledge of most sports fans. However, Kyle Babb, a first-year assistant coach for Liberty’s club paintball team, gives perhaps the best summary of paintball for those unfamiliar with the sport.  “It’s a game of chess with guns,” Babb said.  For most of the past decade, the Flames have mastered the collegiate scene and regularly challenged […]

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