Liberty vs. Saint Francis (First game)

A late rally fell just short for the Lady Flames softball team (13-15, 2-1 Big South) as they dropped the first game of a double-header in the Liberty Softball Classic, losing to Saint Francis, 5-4, Friday, March 20 at Liberty Softball Stadium. Liberty scored two runs in the bottom of …

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Honors Program launches new student journals

As Liberty University seeks to expand its influence in the academic world, the Liberty Honors Program has found a new way to do so. Beginning last semester, the Honors Program launched two new journals with the aim to publish the academic works and accomplishments of current and past Honors students. …

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The Journey Radio Network Launches

Since 1983, the Victory Radio Network, has been serving Lynchburg and the surrounding area. But in 2014, the station took on a new identity and name change, as it is now called the Journey Radio Network. Barry Armstrong, general manager and morning host, has helped propel Journey into a new …

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Celebrating success

Achievement — From left to right: Joshua Gordon, Emily Brown, Jomer Bunque, Bre Black and David Van Dyk.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Champion staff wins awards for various accomplishments In the midst of a busy semester, five of the Liberty Champion staff members received recognition for their achievements and publicized work. Editor-in-chief Emily Brown recently received the David L. Adams Apple Award for Best Copy Editing at the College Media Association’s spring …

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Network lag fixed

IT enlarges Internet capacity With a rapidly increasing population and a growing demand for more capable Internet, the Information Technology (IT) department at Liberty University has made steps to improve Internet speeds and account for the increased bandwidth usage. According to the Liberty University News Service, the speed of the …

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Cal Thomas hosts talks

WISDOM — Students learn from professional. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Columnist, author and political commentator Cal Thomas spoke Wednesday, March 19, at the Jerry Falwell Library to a group of students and staff about journalism. He told his personal story and gave students advice from his experiences. “I started in radio when I was 16, two weeks after my voice …

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Boston bomber defenseless

catastrophe — Emergency responders rushed to the scene of the April 2013 marathon bombing. Google Images

Dzhokar Tsarnaev on trial for deploying deadly bombs in name of religion The trial for the two-years-removed Boston Marathon Bombings is underway, and the mounting evidence and information is proving to make a Dzhokhar Tsarnaev defense nearly impossible. The jury was shown the homemade bombs that the Tsarnaev brothers hurled …

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From the Desk


In the month of March, apparently there is more to life than basketball — although this is news to me. For years, I have been enamored with the NCAA Tournament and March Madness, and this year is no different. I am one of those crazies who will have three different …

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Letter to the editor

A call to action, asking students to remain informed on the Israeli state. To the Editor: Students at Liberty often hear that we live in this “bubble.” Now, whether the people saying this are referring to our Biblical beliefs or to the Vines Center, I cannot quite be sure, but …

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‘Hands up’ hurt justice

lies — News media, congressional representatives and activists perpetuated false narrative even after official report proved it to be untrue. Google Images

Media-perpetuated narrative on Ferguson shooting distracts from reality After the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black Missouri teenager, by then-police Sgt. Darren Wilson, “Hands up, don’t shoot” became the polarizing posture and mantra that defined a firestorm media frenzy under the banner #BlackLivesMatter. The problem — it …

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Speaking out against disorders

by the numbers — Eating disorders impact a significant number of students. Photo credit: Bre Black

Dr. Linda Mintle discusses body image issues plaguing college students The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 25 percent of all college students struggle with an eating disorder. This struggle affects people of various ages, but it is most prevalent among 18-21 year olds, according to Dr. Linda Mintle, …

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New ministry in the works

COMMUNITY — Celebrate Recovery will provide a safe, confidential environment for students to receive help for their personal struggles. Photo provided

Liberty to launch Celebrate Recovery to aid students with various struggles The Campus Pastors Office plans to launch a Celebrate Recovery (CR) location on campus in the coming fall semester. CR is a program birthed from Saddleback Church 20 years ago, now active in more than 20,000 international churches. A …

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LaHaye expands programs

initiative — The LaHaye gym provides multiple ways for students to exercise. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Newly remodeled Student Union offers opportunities for physical training Although wellness encompasses a number of different facets, including mental, emotional and spiritual health, Liberty University administrators are also focused on the physical well-being of students, faculty and staff. According to Dean of Students Robert Mullen, Liberty’s recently established Living Well …

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Learning to live healthy

Support — Professional dietician Robin Quay said that people tend to do better in eating healthy and exercising when they have a friend to help them with the process. Photo provided: Kiara Leers

The Daniel Plan offers students and staff advice for nutrition and exercise At most campus eateries, it is just as easy to choose unhealthy food as it is to choose healthy food. And many times, it is hard to know the difference. Buses will carry students across campus to avoid …

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Liberty without power

Liberty University was without power for just over an hour Friday, March 20. According to Senior Vice President of Construction Planning Charles Spence, the outage affected everything on main campus, stretching from Liberty Baseball Stadium to dorm 33 at the far end of South Campus. The power went out shortly …

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City reaches agreement

lease — Freedom Aviation aquired all facilities and supplies from Virginia Aviation.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Council votes in favor of Freedom Aviation as only area FBO A nine-month battle between Freedom Aviation, a subsidiary of Liberty University, and some members within the general aviation community came to a close Tuesday, Feb. 24, when the Lynchburg City Council voted 6-1 to work on a lease that …

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