Reaching Lynchburg: How LU Can Better Serve the City.

How Liberty can better use its massive means for good in the community. Over the past decade, Lynchburg and Liberty have experienced major growth. Since 1992, Liberty has grown student body-wise 783 percent, with incoming freshman numbers growing for the past few years and a myriad of expansions and construction growing the campus. Liberty’s endowment reached $1 billion last year the third-fastest growing in the … Continue reading Reaching Lynchburg: How LU Can Better Serve the City.

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Oscar Outcasts Finale: The Favourite

A case of why the Favourite should win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The Academy Awards have taken a severe beating in the past couple months in a series of controversies. Losing Kevin Hart as the host, deciding not to broadcast technical awards like Best Cinematography and Best Editing and nominating a couple films deemed “problematic”, the awards season has had a rocky start. … Continue reading Oscar Outcasts Finale: The Favourite

Oscar Outcasts: Eighth Grade

A look at the unusual authenticity in Bo Burnham’s directorial debut. The era of John Hughes is over. Idyllic movies about buoyant teenagers who have blissful lives and deal with superficial problems are now artifacts. The brilliance of Hughes was that during the decade he was able to show how seemingly insignificant problems are monumental struggles for teenagers. Today, if someone made a Hughes film, … Continue reading Oscar Outcasts: Eighth Grade

Breaking News: Commuter Students Plan on Attending Convocation.

Facebook event encourages all commuter students to attend Convocation during busiest time. Liberty students are trying to get the Vines Center packed out by encouraging commuter students to attend Friday’s service during one of the busiest weeks of the year, College for a Weekend (CFAW). The 9,547-seat campus stadium hosts Convocation and other major events and is easily filled without commuter students attending. The event … Continue reading Breaking News: Commuter Students Plan on Attending Convocation.

Confederate Controversy: How JF Should Have Prepared.

An LU student’s take on how the JF administration should have protected and prepared students more for controversy. Jefferson Forest High School experienced some press after students and faculty had posted pictures of students waving Confederate flags on Feb. 4. According to wsls.com, on the fourth, the kids could dress up in fancy or Southern attire and sport Southern/Confederate pride. This event was called “Country … Continue reading Confederate Controversy: How JF Should Have Prepared.

Taking Note of the Lynchburg Music Scene

Interest in concerts and musical performance has been increasing for the past few years in Lynchburg. Hill City is alive with the sound of music as the local band and music artist scene has been thriving for the past few years. Since 2012, the Lynchburg music culture has been growing. Locals are involving themselves in producing, promoting and curating a scene that attracts outsiders to … Continue reading Taking Note of the Lynchburg Music Scene

BOGOs to Bouquets: Lynchburg Valentine’s Day Specials

This Feb. 14, Lynchburg has plenty to offer. Valentine’s Day has come around once again, so hopefully those with someone to love already have tomorrow mapped out. But if you’re finding yourself scrambling for a plan, or if you’re still summoning up the courage to ask that cute barista out, there’s still a shot! Here are ten local specials and events happening throughout Lynchburg tomorrow. … Continue reading BOGOs to Bouquets: Lynchburg Valentine’s Day Specials

Locals Evaluate Equal Rights Amendment: Pros and Cons

The ERA has been in limbo since the 70s, but it looks like it may pass soon. Randolph College’s Dr. Danielle Currier cannot remember a time when she was not deeply interested in civil rights and equality. She says this interest goes all the way back to her childhood. Her passion has moved Currier to participate in many civil rights protests, including the 2017 Women’s … Continue reading Locals Evaluate Equal Rights Amendment: Pros and Cons

Oscar Outcasts: Annihilation

An autopsy of the widely snubbed sci-fi masterpiece. I just want to say upfront that “Annihilation” is truly a great film. Its unique plot structure, attention to detail, score and mesmerizing production design create an incredible movie-going experience. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gina Rodriguez give standout performances, and director Alex Garland clearly has a strong aesthetic and is able to carry the themes … Continue reading Oscar Outcasts: Annihilation

Confederate Flag at Jefferson Forest Sparks Outrage

Parents took to social media to protest the display of Confederate flags on school grounds by students. Students and parents at Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County have expressed outrage over photos posted on social media that showed a group of students brandishing Confederate flags on campus, Monday, Feb. 4. The school’s “Country vs. Country Club” spirit day encouraged students to attend school dressed … Continue reading Confederate Flag at Jefferson Forest Sparks Outrage