800 meter hopeful has persevered through medical challenges to prove doubters wrong

After Christian Bedell was born, the doctors told his parents that he would always be behind physically because of two holes in his heart. After training for nearly two years without breaking his personal best in the 800-meter, the uncertainty of whether to continue training or pursue a different passion weighed heavily on the sophomore runner. The race would prove […]

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Liberty University’s Love Your Melon’s spring initiative to raise awareness of leukemia

Liberty University’s Love Your Melon crew, under new leadership, is looking forward to the “Be the Match” drive happening throughout the spring 2019 semester. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness of leukemia, the most common form of pediatric cancer.  Jade Walker, a senior majoring in Family and Child Development, was recently appointed to head up the initiative […]

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Opinion: The national emergency could lead to broad unilateral executive power

For the 60th time in American history, a president has invoked his power to declare a national emergency and make unilateral governmental decisions. But this time is distinctly different from all previous national emergencies. On Feb. 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to finish construction of a border wall on America’s southern border. By doing so, President Trump […]

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Liberty University starts new student-run television show called “Fuse”

“An entertainment variety show featuring club sports athletes and their lives,” was the pitch that kickstarted Liberty University’s new student-run television show: FUSE.  FUSE began in 2018 when Liberty Flames Sports Network student workers decided they wanted to get more out of their college experience.   “It was time for a student-run show to happen on campus that wasn’t involved […]

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Liberty University celebrates cultures around the world during Global Focus Week

Liberty University’s spring Global Focus Week offered a score of opportunities for college students to learn about life overseas and contribute to missions around the world. With dozens of outreach organizations represented on Liberty’s campus, students were exposed to the common goal of meeting spiritual and physical needs across the globe.  Representatives from Compassion International and Christar epitomized the heart […]

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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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