Opinion: Super Bowl as king of advertisements

Super Bowl commercials are some of the most effective advertisements during the entire year. These iconic commercials are among the most well-remembered advertisements that consumers will see. Companies have capitalized on the publicity of the annual sports contest. In addition to using celebrities and cinematic montages to advertise their products, companies are now using social media and other tools to […]

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Husband and wife duo Drew and Ellie Holcomb perform at the School of Music Concert Hall Feb. 8

“Oh, what would I do without you?” Husband and wife duo Drew and Ellie Holcomb brought their Tennessee-rooted acoustic sounds to the School of Music Concert Hall Friday night, Feb. 8. After a six-year break from being on the road, Nashville singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb together with her husband Drew of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors decided they missed the stage. […]

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Commuter Student Life Second Annual Winter Gala tickets available, proceeds to help homeless

Commuter Student Life will host its fanciest event of the year Feb. 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. — the second annual Winter Gala in the LaHaye Event Space. Commuter Student Life is holding the event to raise money through a raffle for Miriam’s House, a local charity that supports homeless families. Gretchen Cline, assistant director of graduate student life, […]

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Liberty play “Bloodroot” moves up to regional competition, nationals possible

 Bloodroot, the play that premiered November 2018 at Liberty University’s Black Box Theater, started out as a research project. Now it has a shot at regional stardom and even a national spotlight thanks to the invitation from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.  The play, written by 27 female student playwrights under the tutelage of Professor Linda Nell Cooper, […]

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Virginia House Delegate Kathy Tran proposes new state abortion law, Gov. Ralph Northam chimes in

 Virginia House Delegate Kathy Tran, who has previously nursed her child on the House floor, proposed Virginia House Bill 2491, eliminating certain requirements for abortions in the commonwealth and putting regulations on hospitals and nursing homes across the commonwealth.  “This bill would remove the following statutes. TRAP, or targeted regulations of abortion providers, removing language clarifying facilities that perform five […]

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Opinion: Competitive risk as Virginia’s local Sweet Briar College lowers tuition costs

 In 2015, Sweet Briar College nearly went bankrupt and closed its doors. Three years later, the school was ranked the 127th best liberal arts university in the nation. Sweet Briar, a women’s college in the Lynchburg area, has recently slashed its tuition by 32 percent.  They are not the only private institution to do this. According to Nick Anderson of […]

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Liberty University’s Habitat for Humanity rewarded a $1,000 grant

 For Faculty Advisor Allison Pettit and her crew of students involved in Liberty University’s Habitat for Humanity club, the 2018-19 school year has been full of exciting and unexpected financial blessings.  Recently, Pettit and the nearly 60 students involved in the club learned they were rewarded a $1,000 grant from Liberty University’s Student Government Association (SGA). According to Pettit, the […]

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Flames football scorches the Spartans 52-17

The Liberty University Flames football team celebrated senior day and its final home game of the season with a 52-17 win over the Norfolk State University Spartans Saturday, Dec. 1. Originally scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 15, the game was rescheduled due to the threat of Hurricane Florence in September. The win also marked the end of Liberty’s inaugural […]

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Opinion: George H.W. Bush brought dignity to the highest office in the nation

 George H.W. Bush considered Lou Gehrig his most influential heroes, which makes sense for a man as American as baseball itself.  Growing up in the 1920s and 30s, Bush, like many at that time, gravitated toward the dominance of the New York Yankees and their equally productive but oppositely dispositioned co-stars, Gehrig and Babe Ruth. The brash, loud-mouthed slugger Ruth […]

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