Liberty hosts Sarah Palin at Convocation


Former governor of Alaska and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, visited Liberty University during the final official Convocation of the semester Wednesday, Dec. 4 to talk about her career in politics and her new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of […]

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From the Desk


At least six people in my home state of Illinois were killed by an EF-4 tornado Sunday, Nov. 17. According to ABC News, 170-190 mph winds tore through central Illinois, injuring about 120 people, destroying between 250 and 500 buildings and prompting Gov. Pat Quinn to declare seven counties in …

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Men’s b-ball wins Laguna Madre title

paint presence — Antwan Burrus tips in a missed shot late in the second half against Virginia. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (3-5) competed in the Corpus Christi Challenge Nov. 23-30, claiming the Laguna Madre Division Championship after defeating the Sam Houston State Bearkats (5-3) 62-58 Saturday, Nov. 30. The Flames held the Bearkats to 33 percent shooting from the field and outrebounded Sam Houston State, …

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Faces of Liberty


“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true,” Charles Dickens wrote in his 1856 novel “The Wreck of the Golden Mary.” Though online communication may never be a substitute for personal interaction, Liberty University …

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Microsoft visits campus

WINDOWS — Microsoft employees answered questions from upper-level business students looking to find a job. Photo provided

Computer company employees speak at School of Business, provide insight Students from the Liberty University School of Business heard from representatives from the Microsoft Corporation Wednesday, Nov. 13 about how to get ahead in the world of information technology. According to School of Business Dean Scott Hicks, the Liberty Information …

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Personal perspective: Team feels like family

CHALLENGE — The debate team encourages one another during preparations and tournaments. Photo provided

Debate welcomes students from every major who are looking to work hard and take on a new challenge The glowing numbers of the digital clock read 2 a.m. That means four hours of sleep. But more work is waiting. This is an average tournament night for the Liberty University debate …

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Christmas controversy and cheer

From shopping habits to greetings, writers discuss the very best and the very worst of the holiday season One of the most popular and beloved holiday competitions in the past few years surrounds an old tradition — Christmas. Gone are the days when Christmas was a fun time to spend …

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Social media is harming our relationships

Technology has influenced the way individuals communicate, often times leading to isolation and depression Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have taken the world by storm. Social networks have not only connected the world in ways never thought possible, but they have also divided friends. No doubt social …

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Oh SNAP: Program slims down

Vintage — Food stamps have evolved from traditional paper stamps to electronic banking cards.  Google Images

Providing food stamps is not a government responsibility, and cuts will save Americans billions of dollars November saw a cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps, which will reduce benefits for nearly 47 million Americans, according to a USA Today article by Tom Brook. Unsurprisingly, …

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Trees light up campus

smile — The Falwells posed with Emma Eagle and D-Trex, a Liberty dance team, after Eagle lit the tree. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Students packed the front steps of DeMoss Hall to watch the fourth-annual Christmas In Lights hosted by Student Activities Monday, Nov. 18.

The festivities began at 7 p.m. with the brass ensemble and the university choirs performing “Carol of the Bells.” Dylan Stine, senior and Student […]

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Falwell gets fit

Before and After - Falwell lost 75 pounds

President loses 75 pounds Just 48 hours before the 2012 Commencement, President Jerry Falwell, Jr. experienced symptoms of what he later found out to be a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) — a miniature stroke. “There was numbness in my hand, my face started to droop, and Becki noticed that I …

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Students compete in Doritos contest

party — Students pose after filming their Doritos party commercial. Photo provided

Two groups from Miller’s Advanced Video Production class have been contacted about their Doritos commercials Students in the Department of Digital Media and Communication Arts (DMCA) have accepted the challenge to compete in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl VIII contest. According to professor Pamela Miller, there were three groups …

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Staff Goodbyes

Editors share some of their most memorable experiences with the Champion   Sara Warrender – Hey guys! I will be stepping down, back to the position of a writer. The only change you will notice from me is my title. By stepping down, it will give me the opportunity to …

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Letter to the Editor: Liberty then and now

Alumna Julleanna Seely reflects on her time at Liberty and gives recommendations to current students Be warned, Liberty student. Ten years will pass quickly. You will be in your 30s, standing in front of DeMoss thinking, “Has a decade really passed since I was here?” At least, that is how …

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Exhibit showcases student artwork

DISPLAY — Students look at one of the many pieces of artwork at the expo. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

Graduates celebrate gallery opening by displaying multiple works and discussing their pieces with guests Seniors in the Liberty University Department of Studio and Digital Arts (SADA) showcased their work in the fall 2013 senior exhibit, “Infuse,” in the University Gallery Thursday, Nov. 14. Artists discussed with viewers as students, faculty, …

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