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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Opinion: Kanye’s creation points to Creator — Recent convert and rap/ hip-hop icon releases first Christian record

Recently-converted Christians probably remember an overwhelming sense of gratitude and excitement immediately after salvation. While their understanding of theology may be incomplete and their familiarity with Scripture still developing, a new Christian is often bursting with thankfulness for what Jesus has done. Early Friday morning, Kanye West, the multiplatinum hip-hop icon who has dominated the rap charts for almost two […]

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Students from Hampton and Liberty gather for discussion in the heart of D.C.

Liberty University joined with Hampton University at the Library of Congress Wednesday for the exchanging of ideas with some of the nation’s leading public servants and media professionals for the second Washington Symposium.  The idea for the Washington Symposium sparked from a U.S. Senate Town Hall last year where Liberty and Hampton students were both in attendance. The two institutions […]

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Center for Music and Worship holds their annual concert

Homecoming weekend began Friday night with the wave of a baton as 500 choir members and instrumentalists from the Center for Music and the Worship Arts welcomed Liberty alumni back to campus with their annual concert.  This year’s concert focused on a few featured soloists, including Dr. Samantha Miller, Jon Werking, Charles Billingsley, alumnus Jason Schonfelder, and students Fiston Bujambi, […]

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School of Aeronautics takes win at regional competition for 15th consecutive year

After two days of fierce competition both on the ground and in the air, Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics won its regional competition in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) for a stunning 15th year in a row. The team, coached by Katie Wagner, went up against several schools from neighboring states such as the United States Naval Academy, Hampton […]

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Liberty calls alumni, students to the mountain for family, football and festivities for this years Homecoming

Liberty Mountain called alumni and current students together again during Homecoming weekendOct. 18-19.  Liberty provided various events for alumni and students, including a bonfire with live music, the School of Music concert and the Homecoming Day parade, as well as the football game against Maine.  The bonfire offered s’mores and live music from alumna Sydni Alexander.  “Sydni is a Liberty […]

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Liberty football records shattered by a golden duo

Two high school athletes. One plan.  When Stephen Buckshot Calvert and Antonio Gandy-Golden committed to Liberty football in 2016, they already had one daring goal in mind: breaking records. The conversations of breaking Liberty’s passing and receiving records started in 2016, when Calvert and Gandy-Golden – then high school recruits – announced via Twitter their intents to shatter Liberty football […]

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Liberty’s College Republicans chapter door knocks for upcoming election

In light of the upcoming Virginia state elections, Liberty University’s chapter of the College Republicans is mobilizing a number of events to drum up support for Republican candidates.  The most involved of these campaigns are the Statewide Deployments hosted on the weekends of Sep. 27-29 in Richmond, Oct. 11-13 in northern Virginia and Oct. 25-27 in Tidewater.  Liberty’s chapter joins […]

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Muscular Distrophy Walk — Students, locals joined to raise funds and awareness for MD through SGA event

Muscular dystrophy, which causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass, affects multiple students at Liberty. In March 2019, Liberty students Kristen Caldwell and Casey Saul reached out to the Student Government Association (SGA) to discuss hosting the Liberty University Muscle Walk, a Muscular Dystrophy Awareness (MDA) 5K to raise funds and awareness for the disease. Caldwell and Saul both […]

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Opinion: Misunderstandings about Down Syndrome influence Down Syndrome baby abortion

As I sat across from Liberty junior Josiah Frisbie, and then later David and Jennifer Nasser, I saw a passion on their faces that showed they shared a common experience despite their drastically different lives. They each loved a family member with Down Syndrome, and their heart for this people group was evident in every word they spoke.  Not every […]

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