Q&A with J&B

Editor-in-Chief Sarah Rodriguez sits down with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell and his wife, Becki Falwell, and asks them about the influence of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. and the growth of Liberty. Q: After taking over as president of Liberty University 10 years ago, what was your goal? President Jerry Falwell: I’d been the lawyer and the behind-the-scenes business manager […]

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Liberty University: The Video Game

When video game giant Sony Entertainment approached Liberty University with the idea of creating a platformer based on the history of the school, university President Jerry Falwell said he was ecstatic. “We always say, if it’s Christian, it ought to be better,” Falwell said. “That definitely extends itself into video games.” After a year and a half of quiet deliberation […]

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From Puerto Rico to Lynchburg

Freshman leads Flames in minutes played through eight games In a season in which Liberty’s men’s basketball team is made up of seven newcomers, freshman guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz has been a standout for the Flames. Pacheco-Ortiz, a sports management major from Ponce, Puerto Rico, has started in six of Liberty’s first eight games. Pacheco-Ortiz has played more than 20 minutes […]

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A cheerful Coffeehouse

Annual Christmas Coffeehouse showcases student talent with a holiday twist The night of Dec. 3 saw the Liberty University Vines Center packed out for the annual Christmas Coffeehouse. This year in particular, Student Activities decided to focus on the joy of opening presents on Christmas morning with its “Unwrapped” theme. “Each semester we find new ways to change Coffeehouse and […]

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Christmas on the Boulevard

School of music puts on holiday concert Dec. 6 Christmas on the Boulevard, an annual Liberty University musical tradition, will have its largest performance yet Dec. 6 at the newly-built Concert Hall. With 359 choir members participating, this event is the biggest production the school of music has done. “This is kind of our first big deal in the Concert […]

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Out in the real world

LU Send and study abroad offer students academic opportunities worldwide Through Liberty University’s Office of International Education and LU Send programs, Liberty students have had the opportunity to experience cultures from around the world. Liberty’s Study Abroad Program was established in 2009, helping students live and learn abroad for up to a year in many countries. LU Send was established […]

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Bulldogs blocked

Liberty beats Gardner-Webb in overtime nail-biter Dexter Robbins had always heard that the biggest plays happen when you least expect them. That was exactly the case as he ran off the edge and blocked Paul Schumacher’s potential game-tying kick to clinch Liberty Football’s (5-3, 3-0) 23-20 win over Gardner-Webb (3-6, 1-2) in overtime. The rest of the team stormed the […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Amidst the firestorm of opinions that we’ve seen flash and swirl these past couple of weeks regarding political stances and values, our Liberty community has experienced a lot of shifting and pulling as viewpoints clash. Particularly speaking of the clash between the students of “Liberty United Against Trump” and our president, I believe there are some truths that […]

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The call for Callison

Former Flame left the football field for ministry Ethan Callison saw the ironic headline on the Liberty University coach’s desk that read, “Callison chooses youth ministry over football,” while he was being offered a preferred walk-on tryout for the Flames. Little did Callison know that the article’s headline would ultimately ring true in the future. Callison, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound lineman, […]

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Just keep swimming

Natatorium offers 50-meter pool and new opportunities Danielle Boothe and the rest of the women’s swimming and diving team have been swimming for years in the public LaHaye Aquatics Center non-regulation sized pool. Boothe, a junior at Liberty University, is excited about the prospect of being able to train in a new facility during her senior year. Coming in August […]

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Mending Mead’s Tavern

History classes are established to help restore the colonial-era building Liberty University recently purchased Mead’s Tavern in New London, a colonial-era structure built in 1763, with plans to restore the building and use it as hands-on experience for the students through the development of new residential classes. Dr. Roger Schultz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said he […]

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Open for debate

Forensics team competes nationally with public speaking At Liberty University, “forensics” does not look like its crime-drama television counterpart. Rather than analyzing crime scenes and evidence, Liberty’s forensics team analyzes arguments and speech components. Forensics refers to public speaking and performance and can be a powerful communication tool. Denise Thomas, head coach of Liberty’s forensics team, has spent more than […]

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McKenzie is back in the LIC

Liberty reporter returns to the rink Monika McKenzie, news-writer-turned-broadcaster, followed a path laden with unexpected turns to arrive at the position she now prizes. McKenzie graduated in May with a degree in digital media with a concentration in performance, but her major was not always broadcasting. She started out in the print journalism program until she noticed something at the […]

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