Obama snubs Israeli leader

mistake — President Barack Obama said he will not meet with Israeli prime minister. Google Images

U.S. president says “no” to key Middle East ally amidst escalating turmoil I guess I should laugh to keep from crying. Yemen’s U.S.-backed government, touted by President Barack Obama as a model for dealing with al Qaeda and the Middle East, according the MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, crumbled overnight last week. …

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From the Desk

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In the world of sports and fandom, competition forces disagreement, and arguments abound. But on Sunday, Jan. 25, those arguments seemed to fall to the side as people across the nation marveled at the accomplishments of one man — Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Though he already passed his mentor and former …

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Convo Connection

Kelly

“He is mighty to save. He is mighty to save.” I was overwhelmed as the worship band sang this song at the beginning of Convocation Friday. “Mighty to save. The one who conquered the grave. Author of my salvation.” This was the core message of our speakers’ testimonies this week …

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Duke ditches Muslim prayer

scrapped — A North Carolina university created controversy with new chapel policy, attracting opinions from religious leaders like Rev. Franklin Graham and Dr. Robert Jeffress. Google Images

After much criticism, Durham school pulls plug on broadcasting Islamic call As of Thursday, Jan. 15, Duke University has reversed its decision to allow a weekly Muslim call to prayer to ring from its chapel’s speakers. Is this reversal of the decision that gave Muslim worshipers the spotlight intolerant or …

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New initiative propels women

inspiring — Emmy-winner Roma Downey encourages students. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

University adapts to evolving perspective on female leadership in culture The spring 2015 Convocation calendar is nearly full at 39 confirmed guests, with the exception of four to-be-announced speakers. Of those speakers, eight are women. To hear the majority of those women, be sure to attend Convocation this week in …

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What Nigerian massacre?

horror — Boko Haram killed approximately 2,000. Google Images

Islamic terrorist organization launches deadliest attack in group’s history The militant Islamic group Boko Haram strapped explosives to a young girl and forced her to walk into an open shopping area in a Nigerian town Jan. 3, leading the way for the radical terrorists to kill more than 2,000 people. …

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From the Desk

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Among college sports fans, the argument about compensation for college athletes has persisted. Following a landmark decision made Saturday, Jan. 17, fans can finally see what the top NCAA schools think about the issue. According to a Bleacher Report article, representatives from the five major conferences — which include 65 …

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We cannot afford free college

debt — President Barack Obama proposed free community college. Google Images

More government-funded education is not the answer to our financial woes President Barack Obama recently proposed a free community college plan. Yes, free. “(What) I’m also going to do is announce a proposal that I’m going to be making to make sure that community college is accessible for everybody,” Obama …

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Convo Connection

Kelly

The moment I set foot back on Liberty University’s campus this semester, I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence. His movement in our midst is powerful and overwhelming, tangible and real. Although unique and unlike any other college campus on the face of the earth, God’s presence has become what I …

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U.S. leader skips peace rally

rally — Forty world leaders joined millions of Parisians in march against terrorism. Google Images

Both parties disappointed in President Barack Obama’s absence at march The world watched as nearly 3.7 million people, including 40 world leaders, took the stage in Paris to show their solidarity against terrorism. Leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

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Why I am still Charlie

Unity — After the attack, four million Parisians marched together against terrorism. Google Images

How one provocative publication speaks to the greater issue of free speech Stepping out of virtual obscurity to the unknowing world, Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine printed weekly in Paris, splashed onto front pages and flashed onto breaking news reports around the world. A magazine that only printed 60,000 copies …

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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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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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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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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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