Pope Francis turns from tradition

The feathers of some of the cardinals are being ruffled following the actions of their newest pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or Pope Francis. Turning from tradition, the pope has chosen servanthood and simplicity to be his primary standards. Washing the feet of two young women among 12 selected individuals, one …

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‘Uncommon’ film follows ‘Finding Faith’

Actor Erik Estrada will once again star in a motion picture being filmed in Lynchburg, Va. this summer with Liberty Counsel, Liberty University, Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) and Thomas Road Baptist Church, and in association with JC Films. The new movie, to be released next year, is an effort to …

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Coast to Coast

LU alum Jennings an Oakland Raider Rashad Jennings is an Oakland Raider. Of course, the announcement was heard first on Twitter. On April 10, Jennings tweeted, “It’s official! I’ll be rocking that Black and Silver this yr. #Raidernation, let’s go make it happen!” And just like that, the fifth-year running …

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West Va. takes two of three

strike — Pitcher Brooks Roy threw seven innings and had five strikeouts in the 9-2 victory Saturday, April 13. Photo Credit: Steven Abbott

The Liberty Flames baseball team (19-18) played the West Virginia Mountaineers (20-17) in a series, April 12-14. It was the first time the two teams have met since 1978. The Flames dropped two of the games, but the highlight of the series came in a 9-2 victory when second baseman …

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Pro/Con: same-sex marriage


EDITORS NOTE: In lieu of the Champion’s weekly “From the Desk” article, we present a debate on the topic of same-sex marriage. Along with the recent Supreme Court deliberation of the Defense of Marriage Act has come credible arguments from both sides. Though both of this article’s contributors are members …

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Students discuss policies

Dean Keith Anderson met with students in DeMoss Hall 1113 for the Student Body Hall Meeting, Tuesday, April 9. In the meeting, students’ concerns were addressed and many questions answered. According to Anderson, Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. and the Board of Trustees agreed to review the university’s current attendance policy, …

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Pro-life exalted

Liberty University students, staff and faculty will have an opportunity to celebrate Pro-Life Emphasis Week April 17-19. According to Senior Class President Chelsea Patterson, students will hear from a variety of speakers during the week, including Mike Spencer and Thomas Donovan from the Life Training Institute, as well as Phil …

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News media falls short on abortion case

Headlines — Instead of appearing on the front pages of newspapers where it belonged, Gosnell’s crimes against the unborn went largely uncovered by the media. Maria Cabello, Creative commons

The lack of coverage of Kermit Gosnell’s abhorrent crimes at his abortion clinic was a poor performance by the media As you thumbed through the latest newspapers or scrolled down the news feeds on your laptop, you probably did not see the name Kermit Gosnell in the headlines until recently. …

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Holy moly! ‘The Bible’ series turns heads

Holiness in hollywood? — The show has brought new interest in the Bible with 100 million viewers and has become the No. 1 miniseries of all time. Google images

The 10-part series aired on the History Channel and has brought many of the book’s well-known stories to life Walking through the hallways of DeMoss on my way to class, I recently overheard two students discussing an episode of History Channel’s “The Bible.” The conversation centered around a question one …

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Death penalty a difficult dilemma

Soon after a shooter takes the lives of several individuals, it is only a matter of time before people call for his execution. When James Holmes, the Aurora theater perpetrator, ended his rampage, dozens of surviving victims and their families clamored for his death. Rather than accepting the defense’s guilty …

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Alumnus publishes novel

portal — Adam travels in time. Photo credit; Ruth Bibby

Joshua Grant makes his writing debut with biblical-themed “Lost Time” For many college graduates, focusing on one career and job is enough stress without taking on the feat of writing and publishing a novel. Joshua Grant, an alumnus from Liberty University with a degree in intercultural studies, published his first …

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Triathlon team runs at nationals

The Liberty triathlon team took 10 athletes to Tempe, Ariz. for the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship Saturday, April 13. Official team results and rankings were not yet available at the time of publication. However, Head Coach Beth Frackleton said she was pleased with her team’s performance. “Everybody improved in …

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Flames claim first victory vs. rival

king of the mountain — Liberty made history in front of friends and family Friday, April 12, defeating Elon 11-10 for the first time in three years.

Defeating the Elon University Phoenix (9-2, 3-1 Southeastern Lacrosse Conference) has proved to be a difficult task since the Liberty Flames (13-1, 4-0 SELC) men’s lacrosse team started. After coming up just short in the regular season finale and in the semi-finals of the Southeastern […]

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Health missions

heal — Liberty students go global. Photo credit: Elliot Mosher

Richard Lane, the founder and director of the master’s of public health program, began working at Liberty University as a director of public services in order to continue Liberty’s mission to train champions for Christ. In 1995, Lane had the opportunity to work with Campus Crusades for Christ in order …

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Students go wild for ‘Tarzan’

Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The Alluvion Stage Company wraps up the Liberty theater season in the jungle through May 12 The stage of Liberty University was transformed into an elaborate set for “Tarzan” as members of the cast transported the audience into a different world through scenes of action, love and acceptance. Rehearsal began …

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