Young authors inspire


The Piedmont Area Reading Council Awards Ceremony was held in the Towns Alumni Center on April 27. Liberty University’s School of Education students gathered to sponsor the young authors awards service. “Each school that is part of our large region will have district judging through their school system, and these …

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Debate recognizes talent

Winner — Andrew Landrun was awarded Most  Outstanding Debater. Photo credit: Emily Becker

The team enjoyed its annual banquet to celebrate success The Liberty University Debate Team celebrated the culmination of a successful season at an awards banquet in the DeMoss Hall Grand Lobby, Saturday, April 27. The annual banquet was established to recognize members of the debate team and honor key contributors …

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Concealed carry the solution?

remembrance — Six years after the deadly mass shooting, the country continues to quarrel over the answer to gun control.  Photo credit: Creative Commons

Tragedies such as the Virginia Tech shooting have inspired new legislation concerning student gun rights There are certain moments in life where an event so monumental occurs that you know exactly where you were when it happened. For our generation, these were moments, such as Sept. 11, the death of …

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Champion Staff: Goodbyes


As part of the 2012-13 Champion staff moves on, they share some of their most memorable experiences inside of the Champion office. Some say goodbye while others look to the future with bright eyes. Either way, these six people will forever be in our hearts. Thanks guys. Tess Curtis The …

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Wheeler defies the odds

Graduation — Kara Wheeler’s father, David, supported her throughout her struggles.  Photo provided.

Kara Wheeler, an early childhood development major, will be graduating from Liberty University May 2013, defying the odds and the predictions of countless naysayers who told her that this feat would not be possible. Born 14 weeks early and weighing a mere 1 pound, 15 ounces, Kara was diagnosed with …

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FBI comes to Liberty

investigate — Students had a chance to talk with Carly Kast, left, an FBI agent, at the Employer Open House. Photo credit: Karly Kryza

“One minute you can be doing financial analyst work, and the next second you can be pulled into another office to help with a murder investigation or drug investigation, which is what happened to me,” Cara Kast said. Kast made an appearance at Liberty Wednesday night, April 25 in DeMoss …

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Policy change

Attendance revised Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. announced Wednesday, April 24, via his Facebook page, that the school’s administration, along with the Student Government Association, had chosen to revise its attendance policy, effective immediately. The change gives students four unexcused absences in classes that meet three times per week …

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EchoLight Studios partners with Liberty

night — Actor Andrew Cheney (Jason Shaw) gets in a vehicle on Main Street in Downtown Lynchburg.  Photo provided

It is approximately 1 a.m. on Easter morning, March 31, on the campus of Liberty University. Most of the student body is away — traveling, in some cases, hundreds of miles to be home for Resurrection Sunday.

But there is still […]

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Flames paintball team competes at nationals

Play — Liberty’s team placed second in their conference. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

The masked men scattered colored paintballs over triangular inflatable barriers, searching for opponents. Their pants were black, gray and dirty, and strapped onto their belts were magazines of extra ammunition. According to the National Collegiate Paintball Association (NCPA), Liberty’s paintball team ranked second this year in the Southeast Conference of …

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FACS majors unveil cooking skills

Food — Students present their recipe secrets to guests. Photo credit: Jillian Springer

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Department hosted a Food Science Fair, Wednesday, April 24, where students cooked and showcased a variety of dishes. “The students have been working on this for three weeks, and it was a success because the students enjoyed telling other people what they learned,” Professor …

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Flipping the energy ‘Switch’

Energy — Professor Marcus Ross demonstrates to students how the energy of the sun can power an oven to cook food. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Liberty students recently had the opportunity to learn about various energy resources by attending a showing of the energy documentary “Switch” and hearing from experts in the energy field in DeMoss Hall, April 22. Marcus Ross, who developed the event, said about 250 students were present to view the film, …

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Six summer tips

In a matter of only a few short days, final exams will be over, and the most anticipated time of the year will finally have arrived — summer. Soon, textbooks and classrooms will become dim, distant memories as students gladly say goodbye to boring lectures, nerve-wracking projects and tedious homework …

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New rating requirements

TWEAKS — Moviegoers can expect a new system for upcoming film releases. Google Images

Violence across the country prompts revisions in Hollywood In a wave of nostalgia, I am brought back to five years ago when I took a trip to the theater with my friend on a rainy Saturday. We decided to watch WALL-E, not realizing the oversized agenda it served on a …

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Major misinformation from social media sites

mistaken media — Social sites spiral out of control with frequent false reports. Google Images

A few hours after the bombings at the Boston marathon, one of my roommates told me that there had been a man waiting at the finish line to propose to his girlfriend who was running, only to see her get killed in the bomb blast. As heart wrenching as the …

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Graduation brings new Lynchburg visitors

Downtown — Business owners are anticipating an increase of visitors. Photo credit: Karly Kryza

Runners competed in the race at Camp Hydaway Saturday morning As graduation approaches, so do many friends and family members of students, traveling into the area to see their son or daughter as his or her time at college comes to a close. With so many family members visiting Lynchburg, …

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