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

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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.

The Benefits of Doubt at Liberty University

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

Renovations Prove Difficult for Student with Disabilities.

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.

Slipping Away: Who is the LU Banana Vandal?

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?

Liberty Hires Hugh Freeze as Football Coach

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

Liberty Needs Freedom of Speech on Campus.

Liberty claims to be a big proponent of free speech, but is it really? Liberty University prides itself on being  one of the largest Christian universities in the world, one that trains students to be “Champions for Christ.” But Liberty has had a mixed history in regard to freedom of speech and expression on campus. While public universities are required to allow free speech on … Continue reading Liberty Needs Freedom of Speech on Campus.

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

My Life at LU: A Student’s Reflection on Her Growth at Liberty.

A journalism student reminisces on her time at college. The days are long but the years are short. I blinked and time leapt forward through two-and-a-half years of undergrad life, procrastination and homework (in that order), all-nighters and copious amounts of black coffee to the final pages in this chapter. I moved to the aspiring metropolis of Lynchburg as a transfer student, carrying an armload … Continue reading My Life at LU: A Student’s Reflection on Her Growth at Liberty.

Flames Football: How Can Liberty Make Lifelong Fans?

What changes does LU have to make to fill Williams Stadium? Liberty University Football is playing their first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and at this point, there is no point in arguing over the decision. Whether or not it made sense for a mediocre FCS team to make the jump is no longer relevant. It already happened. Now the question is, where … Continue reading Flames Football: How Can Liberty Make Lifelong Fans?