‘Intent for Marriage’ to be New LU Prerequisite

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

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Pro-Life Club Pushes Early Registration for Students with Children

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

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

Women’s March Attracts Crowd in Support of ERA

Local rally draws hundreds for equal rights legislation. The city of Lynchburg held a rally alongside various cities across the United States as a part of a national Women’s March on Jan. 19. Despite the threat of rain, nearly 200 people gathered on the sidewalk near the Lynchburg Community Market for their own Women’s March rally, many wearing pink hats and toting protest signs. Men, … Continue reading Women’s March Attracts Crowd in Support of ERA

Remembering Ryan Massie: Benefit Concert Draws Hundreds for Skatepark Funds

After the death of her son, Selena Blankenship is trying to raise money for a memorial half-pipe. A crowd gathered in the Lynchburg Armory the night of Dec. 1 for the Ryan Massie Memorial Concert, where family and friends of the late Ryan Massie honored his life together. Red, blue and green lights flashed rapidly as local bands played music ranging from folk to rock … Continue reading Remembering Ryan Massie: Benefit Concert Draws Hundreds for Skatepark Funds

Opinion: Holi-gay Craft Fair Presents Moral Quandary for LU Students

Liberty students should use the Holi-gay craft fair as an opportunity to reach into the community. With the Christmas season fast approaching, the city of Lynchburg is in full celebration mode. Whether through tree lightings, parades or Christmas movie marathons, Lynchburg is taking every opportunity to embrace the holiday season. But one event in particular may leave some Liberty University students in a moral quandary: … Continue reading Opinion: Holi-gay Craft Fair Presents Moral Quandary for LU Students

Awareness Garden: A Memorial to Loved Ones

Bells, bricks and flowers help locals remember those who have battled cancer. Jessica Barger and her mother Ramona talked together openly about death. With Ramona battling breast cancer, it was not a topic they could avoid. “My mom was like, ‘I don’t want a grave, I don’t want that, but I want somewhere that you can go and sit and talk to me,’” Jessica Barger … Continue reading Awareness Garden: A Memorial to Loved Ones

Liberty University Sold My Information to Politicians

Massive email sale makes students question Liberty’s motives. In a world where personal information is just a few keystrokes away, privacy is priceless. But Liberty University just compromised their students’ digital peace and quiet for a few dollars. According to an article by the News & Advance, Liberty University recently leased an unknown number of student and alumni email addresses to Republican Corey Stewart, who … Continue reading Liberty University Sold My Information to Politicians

Movie Review: A Student’s Take on The Trump Prophecy

Liberty’s cinematic arts program feature film starts fine but quickly becomes borderline heretical. It began as a typical low-budget semi-professional film: adequate camera movement, slightly stilted dialogue, mediocre acting. For an amateur production, it seemed to be shaping up just fine. But about 45 minutes into the overly extended build-up, the crackle of Donald Trump’s voice could be heard in a television broadcast. And thus, … Continue reading Movie Review: A Student’s Take on The Trump Prophecy

Lynchburg’s “Human Libraries” Unite Pages and People

University of Lynchburg brings together storytellers from the area to share, learn and innovate. Libraries are known as places of silence, solitude and literature, but on Sept. 5, the University of Lynchburg’s library gave its patrons a different kind of reading experience. The library held an event called Human Library, where, instead of paper books, students and staff at University of Lynchburg could “check out” … Continue reading Lynchburg’s “Human Libraries” Unite Pages and People