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 winners are then sent to the regional judges.” Annyce Maddox, […]

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Debate recognizes talent

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 with various awards. Following dinner and dessert, Liberty University Debate […]

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Concealed carry the solution?

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 Osama Bin Laden and now, sadly, the Boston bombing. We […]

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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 feeling I get as May 11 draws near is truly […]

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Wheeler defies the odds

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 a mild form of cerebral palsy at age four. The […]

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FBI comes to Liberty

“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 Hall room 1113 to talk to students about what the […]

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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 and three unexcused absences for classes meeting two times per […]

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Flames paintball team competes at nationals

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 the Class A division. The first match was played in […]

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FACS majors unveil cooking skills

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 Linda Kitchel, who led the event, said. According to Kitchel, […]

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Flipping the energy ‘Switch’

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, which examined the current energy situation and discussed the viability […]

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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 assignments. As preparations are made to leave Liberty behind and […]

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New rating requirements

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 reel platter. Eating my popcorn and enjoying the day, I […]

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