Fourth generation small business owner opens four stores in downtown Lynchburg. Stephanie Atkinson is on a business spree. Atkinson has redefined the meaning of work ethic by opening four individual stores in downtown Lynchburg. Live Trendy or Die, Windblown Apothecary, Conscious Mercantile, and Hoppy Books were each brought to life through her unique vision. The latter two recently merged to create Et Marte, a variety … Continue reading The Serial Entrepreneur
An LU Alum recounts going through college with a neurological disorder. Yes, the infamous 8 a.m. classes. It’s really not that early, you think. And you’re right – 8 a.m. isn’t that early. But have you factored in the bitterly cold walk to class? Your breakfast? Are you trying to look cute for the boy who sits next to you? And of course, have you … Continue reading Sleep On It: Dealing with Narcolepsy in College
The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform met with counter-protest on campus. Abortion protestors who visited Liberty’s campus Wednesday were met with a counter-protest by Liberty students who opposed the drastic measures taken by the organization in order to spread their message. Protesters from the Center of Bio-Ethical Reform propped up large posters declaring, “Abortion is child sacrifice,” along with Bible verses and large, graphic images of … Continue reading Graphic Abortion Protest Met With Counter Protest
PureFlix presents a case for pro-life stances but undercuts pro-choice ideas with sloppy writing and a lack of sensitivity. Abortion is a largely off-screen procedure. Very few movies candidly show an abortion on-screen, but “Unplanned” does with horrific brutality that forces the viewer to reckon with the filmmaker’s intentions. “Unplanned” is based on the memoir by Abby Johnson, an anti-abortion activist who resigned as the … Continue reading Movie Review: Can Unplanned Reach All Audiences?
Liberty to require written proof of “Desire for Marriage” from future applicants. Liberty University announced that starting in the fall of 2019, one of the requirements for new student enrollment will be a signed “Desire for Marriage” contract. According to the contract, students at Liberty must agree to make the goal of marriage a high priority during their college years. According to the contract, “[t]he … Continue reading ‘Intent for Marriage’ to be New LU Prerequisite
In an effort to promote free speech, President Falwell invites dark rocker. Liberty is trying to add an odd guest to its slate of Convocation guests next semester. In a bizarre Twitter stunt, Jerry Falwell invited renowned Satanist Marilyn Manson to speak at Convocation during the fall 2019 semester. “We may disagree on some things, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a civil conversation … Continue reading Falwell Invites Musician Marilyn Manson to Convocation
LU’s Pro-Life Club introduces new legislation to support student parents. Liberty University student Amy Sharp works a full-time job while attending undergraduate classes twice a week. She is also a student parent, meaning she goes to college while simultaneously raising her child. Sharp, 20, got pregnant during her freshman year of college and married soon after, but never took a semester off school. Because her … Continue reading Pro-Life Club Pushes Early Registration for Students with Children
How does parking enforcement work on campus and where are students most likely to lose their car? How can students avoid the police? As part of their responsibilities, the Police Department on Liberty University’s campus is constantly watching for vehicles that violate the guidelines established by the university and Virginia’s laws. Students with tight budgets and in need of quick parking cannot afford a ticket … Continue reading Towing the Line: The Worst Spot to Park on Campus.
A response to the Liberty President’s editorial on free speech. During the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted last week in D.C, President Donald Trump announced he would sign an executive order that would withdraw federal research dollars from colleges and institutions that do not promote and protect free speech. The announcement comes in response to a recent assault at UC Berkeley where a student trying … Continue reading Liberty University is Not a Proponent of Free Speech
Students take a stand in light of controversial comments made by leadership during CPAC. Students braved chilly weather with the LU for MeToo group on the steps of the Montview Student Union at 11 a.m. today to stage a show of support for sexual abuse victims and LGTBQ+ people. According to a flyer shared across social media, the demonstration was a response to controversial comments … Continue reading LU Students Protest LGTBQ+ and #MeToo Discrimination