How to survive finals

panic — Enduring final exam week is an inescapable struggle every student faces at the end of each semester of their college experience. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Satire: the ultimate end-of-the-semster exam tutorial for college students When the cool days, gray skies and colorful leaves of late November and December roll around each year, the collective brain of the population of this celestial ball that we live on turns toward the holiday season. Lights are hung, songs …

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Kintzel gives final performance

end of an era — Justin Kintzel sold more than 300 CDs after leading his final worship service. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Former Campus Band leader plays farewell concert during Campus Church Justin Kintzel performed at Campus Church for the last time Wednesday, Nov. 12. The two-hour event was filled with memories, music, laughter and tears. Justin Kintzel has served as Liberty’s worship pastor for several years and has been with the …

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Farewell from feature editor

Goodbye — Editor graduates. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Sam Campbell graduates, reflects on experiences at the Liberty Champion Standing in the doorway of each new semester, I am always overwhelmed by the classes, papers and projects that lay ahead of me. I find myself anxious and uncertain of my abilities to conquer the next 16 weeks. But the …

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Radio station on the air

soundboard — New resources offer oppurtunities for students involved in radio. Photo credit: Caroline Milwicz

90.9 The Light receives equipment to begin rebroadcasting from campus Liberty University’s campus radio station, 90.9 The Light FM, has been undergoing major changes this semester. After moving its location from the courtyard to the first floor of DeMoss Hall, the new station aired its first live broadcast of the …

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Hawkins and Britt appointed

RESPONSIBILITY — Interim provost named dean. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

School of Behavioral Sciences and Nursing Program each receive a new dean Two faculty members were recently named as dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and the School of Nursing. Ronald Hawkins Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Provost Dr. Ronald Hawkins has acquired another position to add …

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Why winter needs snow

enchanting — Christmas is not the celebration it should be if it does not include frosty window panes, snow-covered trees, Christmas lights, holiday carols and traditions. Google Images

Every holiday season should be filled with visions both “merry and bright” More than just Bing Crosby’s claim to fame and a 20-year chart-topping hit, “White Christmas” is iconic for one very important reason — there is no Christmas like a white Christmas. However, many do not know the story …

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From the Desk

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From the California rolls to the chateaubriand — a meat dish cooked with a thick cut from the tenderloin filet — Christmas is full of traditions. OK, so maybe those things do not fit into your typical ideas of the December holiday, but to me, these things fill me with …

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Man’s faith inspires action

supply — Liberty gave Shane Reside bikes to help his ministry.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lynchburg resident Shane Reside repairs bikes for locals in need of transportation From having no faith to being filled with faith in God, local Lynchburg resident Shane Reside has gone from being an atheist to sharing God’s grace with those around him, all within a matter of months. A staple …

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Chivalry is not dead

Give — Elie Bizimana shows the Gospel by greeting people with a smile at the Reber-Thomas entrance. Photo credit: Rachel Graf

Rwandan man demonstrates God’s love by holding doors open for others At 6 feet 3 inches, Elie Bizimana is hard to miss. He stands like a sentry outside the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall, holding the door for weary diners seeking dinner after a long day, his bright smile wide as he …

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Ringing bells for Christmas

volunteer — Equipped with red bells and buckets, Liberty’s Rotaract club is participating with the Salvation Army this Christmas. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Liberty’s Rotaract Club helps serve the community throughout the season With the holiday season around the corner, bell ringers for the Salvation Army are out in full force. This year, some members of the Liberty University Rotaract Club will be among them. According to Grace Vohden, a junior at Liberty …

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Ending on a high note

Dedicated — Stephen Christian, along with other band members, decided to stop after many years together to pursue other options such as business and ministry careers. Photo provided

After 12 years, Christian band Anberlin says goodbye with Farewell Tour Hundreds of cities, millions of fans and countless hours on the road. All of these things make up the life of Stephen Christian, lead singer of the widely known alternative rock band Anberlin. With carefully styled brunette hair, a …

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Flames set for upgrade

Progress — Liberty’s new softball stadium nears completion months before the upcoming season begins. Photo credit: Olivia Miorelli

Improvements to athletic facilities are just the start of Jeff Barber’s plans For those who have been at Liberty University for any amount of time, it is obvious that the school is growing. This growth has helped the school burst into the national scene not only for its outstanding academics, …

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Tich’s Take

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All it took was a blocked kick. And a backup quarterback. And a clutch field goal. And beating an undefeated team on the road. OK, so maybe it took a lot. Either way, Liberty football is finally playoff-bound for the first time in school history. Since joining the Football Championship …

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Track team pays tribute

Family — The Lady Flames will honor fallen sprinter Darius Dixon when they begin their indoor season Dec. 3. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Women begin season with Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational When Liberty’s women’s track and field team begins its season Dec. 3, the women will be competing with heavy hearts. The Lady Flames will host the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational in honor of freshman sprinter Darius Dixon, who was killed in a …

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Flames keep rolling

Celebrate — Javan Shashaty (18) and John Lunsford (49) had plenty of reasons to be happy, each playing key roles in the Flames 26-21 playoff victory over James Madison.  Photo credit: Joel coleman

Playoff run will continue after toppling JMU for the first time in 22 years The last time Liberty beat in-state foe James Madison (JMU), most of the players on both teams had not been born. Victory could not have come at a better time for the Flames, defeating the Dukes …

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Students see new architecture

Commons 1 construction was completed this semester to welcome new and returning students.

Construction transforms campus to offer new opportunities for students Recently, construction has been at the forefront of campus attention as the university continues progress on several new buildings and structure expansions. With campus-wide development underway, the campus is currently home to a flurry of activity. One of the biggest projects …

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