Falwell Invites Musician Marilyn Manson to Convocation

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

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Liberty University is Not a Proponent of Free Speech

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

Liberty University Incentivizes Professors for CPAC Attendance

LU tries to pack out the Conservative Political Action Conference through bribes and labeling it as “non-partisan.” Liberty University gained a national stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, March 1, and tried to fill out the Vines Center in a variety of ways. Liberty University was one of three Christian universities to serve as a satellite campus for the event, along with … Continue reading Liberty University Incentivizes Professors for CPAC Attendance

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.

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.

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

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

Small Business, Big Outreach

Downtown Lynchburg outlets reach out to locals in a variety of ways Small businesses live and die by community. For a small business to be deemed successful, it must find a need in their community and reliably meet that need. Forbes posted a list of what local businesses need to be successful, and for the most part downtown Lynchburg’s host of shops and restaurants fit … Continue reading Small Business, Big Outreach

Opinion: Liberty University’s CIO Needs to Resign

John Gauger has been accused of rigging polls for the 2016 Presidential Election. If Liberty University wants to retain Christian credibility in the academic field, their Chief Information Officer John Gauger needs to resign. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, The Wall Street Journal released a report detailing how former attorney Michael Cohen paid off Gauger to rig poll data in favor of Donald Trump for the … Continue reading Opinion: Liberty University’s CIO Needs to Resign

Students: Let Your Voice be Heard

The Lynchburg Torch has many opportunities for students of all majors and interests.  Christmastime is here, and with it comes the end to another semester at Liberty. This semester, The Lynchburg Torch has gone from a lofty idea to an established student project. We’ve been enormously blessed by the student interaction we’ve received, and we are enormously thankful for the interest all of you have … Continue reading Students: Let Your Voice be Heard