With many Liberty students experiencing spiritual growth at the school, where do those with doubt go? After spending most of his life in the Southern Baptist church, Mike McHargue found himself struggling to find truth in what he had always been taught about Christianity. This questioning led to a faith transition that resulted in emotional turmoil and the loss of his community. He has continued to use … Continue reading The Benefits of Doubt at Liberty University
Campus construction is significantly slowing down students with disabilities. Much of the construction at Liberty University has led to inconveniences for students and faculty. These obstacles are heightened for students who are physically disabled, whether temporarily or permanently. LU Senior Moriah Backhaus uses a wheelchair and has found that navigating campus has become more of a challenge since construction increased. “Life on campus has become … Continue reading Renovations Prove Difficult for Student with Disabilities.
Local vandal completes phase three of his pranks, but the question remains: who is the yellow campus crusader? The LU Banana Vandal’s three phases of bringing about the Banana Republic have come to an end, and the culprit seems to have slipped away. On Nov. 29, the Banana Vandal posted a video on his Instagram which showed him drilling a hole into a banana, rolling … Continue reading Slipping Away: Who is the LU Banana Vandal?
Divisive hire comes days after former coach Turner Gill’s resignation. On Nov. 7 Liberty University announced Hugh Freeze would be taking over as head football coach just days after former coach Turner Gill announced his retirement. Freeze accepted the position a year after he resigned from his previous position as the Ole Miss head coach due to a scandal concerning personal and professional misconduct. But … Continue reading Liberty Hires Hugh Freeze as Football Coach
The Liberty Queer provides a space for non-binary LU students to connect and support one another. Liberty University is a conservative university, and while that may be appealing to many, it has instilled fear in others, especially those who do not conform to its way of thinking. Recently, a Twitter group called The Liberty Queer was created to protest the lack of vocal LGBTQ+ representation … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Liberty Students Support One Another on Twitter
Campus miscreant vandalizes Freedom Tower. Early Wednesday, Nov. 29, the LU Banana Vandal struck again. Flags displaying giant bananas hung from the top of the Freedom Tower on Liberty’s campus. Underneath the bananas was the Vandal’s Instagram tag, @lubananavandal. View this post on Instagram They told me I couldn’t put bananas on the roof of the rot… but is it cool if I … Continue reading The LU Banana Vandal Strikes Again!
Who is the LU Banana Vandal and when will they strike next? A masked vandal has been causing bunches of trouble on Liberty’s campus. On Oct. 26, a student dressed as a banana climbed to the top of the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall, commonly known as the ROT, and hung 10 inflatable bananas along with a sign emblazoned with “Who is @lubananavandal?” View this post … Continue reading The Banana Vandal Attempts to Bring About the Banana Republic
Students’ Halloween costumes spark racial protest on campus. Students of various ethnicities gathered on the steps of the Montview Student Union at 11 a.m. last Wednesday, Oct. 31, protesting what many of them called the racist culture at Liberty University. The impetus behind the demonstration was two Halloween costumes worn by twin LU seniors Mark and John Pereira. An Oct. 26 post on Mark … Continue reading Students Rally Against Alleged Racist Culture
Clifford Stumme offers a unique kind of “pop quiz.” By day, Clifford Stumme is a professor at Liberty University, but after hours, he dedicates his time to working on his YouTube channel. There, he teaches viewers how to write songs and occasionally critiques lyrics, all in good fun. “I direct the interdisciplinary program and I teach our capstone course as well as a couple of … Continue reading This Professor Unites Culture and Academia Through his Classes and YouTube Channel.
An inside look at the blood, sweat and tears an LU filmmaker put into his project. From the moment Caleb Redecki showed his family his first film on VHS and saw their reactions, he was hooked. “There’s nothing like that initial reveal,” Redecki said, “Just creating and having something to show and seeing people’s reaction—I think that is just the coolest thing.” As a senior … Continue reading Liberty Filmmakers: What’s the Cost?