Giving back


By Rachael Graf Alumna serves needy in Tampa community Since graduating in 2012, Ashley McAlpin has been busy. The former graduate student assistant for the Liberty Champion graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2012, and then spent two years in Liberty’s graduate program, where she earned her …

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Talent tryouts

stage — Christmas Coffeehouse takes place Dec. 5, and this year’s theme will be “At the movies.” Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Erika McLeod Auditions will soon begin for Christmas Coffeehouse Liberty University will host its annual Christmas Coffeehouse Dec. 5. Student Activities (SA) will once again serve for hours on end to put on the show of the year. Stephanie Ward, associate director of SA, is one of more than 20 …

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Dashing in disguise

Characters — President Jerry Falwell and Becki Falwell dressed as William Wallace and Princess Isabella from the movie Braveheart and were accompanied by students at the race.  Photo credit: Les Schofer

By Ashley Bunner Falwells join students, dress for Halloween for annual Costume 5K race With the fall season in full swing, Liberty University students donned creative costumes to participate in Student Activities’ (SA) fourth annual Costume 5K race at Camp Hydaway on Halloween night Friday, Oct. 31. According to SA …

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Fighting against cancer

hope — Samantha Paradis founded Crush Childhood Cancer in order to financially support families and children with cancer. Photo provided

Liberty student starts organization to help families and suffering children No one fights alone. This is the goal of Crush Childhood Cancer, an organization that was founded in order to help families who have children with cancer offset the financial burden associated with their diagnoses. Crush Childhood Cancer began in …

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Signs speak volumes

praise — Though they cannot hear, the congregation finds its own unique way to glorify God through a deaf service. Amber Tiller

By Amber Tiller Members of Deaf Church communicate through sign language As the service begins and the pastor prays, members of the Deaf Church, housed at Living Word Baptist Church, do not bow their heads or close their eyes. The congregation does not stick to tradition, instead looking intently at …

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Belle performs new music

unplugged — Andrew Belle discussed the meaning behind his “Sister” video. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Andrew Belle delivers original songs and shares stories during concert Liberty University students finally heard Andrew Belle perform in a free Student Activities (SA) event Monday, Oct. 20 after the concert originally scheduled for Sept. 26 was postponed. “We want students to get away for a night and be able …

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Tricks that count

showcase — Liberty’s S.O.A.R. Dunk ministry team captures audiences’ attention as team members share their faith in unconventional ways. Photo credit: Isaac Apon

S.O.A.R. Dunk shares gospel through stunt performances There is not just one way to serve Christ. Knocking on doors and passing out literature is not the only way to reach people. One Liberty University ministry team has developed their own unique style of serving. The S.O.A.R. (Soul’d Out and Ready) …

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Music moves

Tune — David Hahn brings experience to his classes. Photo credit: David Hahn

Professor performs in orchestra “I love playing and being in the center of sound, just hearing it. At times I lose my place because it’s so magnificent,” David Hahn, assistant professor of music and worship at Liberty University, said. Hahn participated in the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) first concert of …

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Enjoying family time

reunion — Students and their families gathered over the weekend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Visiting families participate in many activities around campus Family Weekend means something different to each student at Liberty University. For some, it means happy reunions with parents and siblings after months without seeing one another. For others, it means increased traffic, accompanied by the chance to meet new people. This …

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Students experience Army opportunities

Liberty University students were able to experience hands-on medical training and see what opportunities the United States Army has to offer Tuesday, Oct. 21 with the arrival of the Army Discovery Medical truck. Students were allowed to walk inside and see equipment, watch videos and interact with a SIM Man, …

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Dorm Olympics To Come To Campus

Students will soon face a series of challenges, games, trivia and more as Student Activities (SA) hosts the second annual Dorm Olympics. The Dorm Olympics will allow teams of students to participate in the activities Saturday, Nov. 1. Each team must be made up of eight members — four men …

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A little piece of history

stage — The all-student cast of “A Man for All Seasons” takes audiences back to 16th century England. Photo credit: Ty Hester

Theatre Department puts on production about England’s King Henry VIII The audience of “A Man for All Seasons” was transported back in time to 16th century England as the theatre department opened its first show comprised solely of Liberty students Friday, Oct. 17. The play is set during the beginning …

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Zombies roaming free

undead — Zombies and other creative costumes invaded downtown Lynchburg over the weekend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lynchburg Zombie Walk encourages people to donate and help community Hundreds of zombies, consisting of moms, doctors, scarecrows, nuns, scientists and just about any kind of zombie imagineable, crept their way into the Lynchburg Community Market Saturday night, Oct. 18. Surprisingly, these zombies were not at the Community Market looking …

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Breaking their silence

leadership — Resident Assistants hope to set a good example for their halls. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

As a Resident Assistant (RA), Sally Ann Edwards feels like she has to speak these words on a daily basis. When she became an RA at Liberty University in the spring of 2014, she knew she would have to overcome some of the negative preconceptions people have of RAs.

After all, almost every […]

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Recent performances

praise — All Sons & Daughters and Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace led the crowds in worship during both concerts. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

The LaHaye Event Space hosted two concerts over the past two weeks The band All Sons & Daughters led an audience in worship on Oct. 7 in the LaHaye Event Space. One week later, Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace took to the stage for another concert. All Sons & Daughters …

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