Liberty’s HPVC teams places fifth overall at Human Powered Vehicle competition

Liberty University’s 2019 Human Powered Vehicle team, of Liberty’s engineering department, placed fifth overall in the Human Powered Vehicle Competition (HPVC) at Michigan State University Saturday, April 6. The students, comprised of engineering students from freshmen to seniors, were tasked with crafting a tricycle-like mechanism, then testing its performance amidst 50 other competing engineering schools including Ohio University, Michigan State […]

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Despite several delays throughout the year, construction on Liberty’s campus perseveres

As Commencement approaches and the school year comes to an end, construction teams are still hard at work on the new projects coming to Liberty University. Vice President of Major Construction Dan Deter said the work is going well, but some unavoidable set-backs have caused some minor delays. “Liberty Arena has been slow out of the gate,” Deter said. “It’s […]

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Liberty University’s School of Law ranks in the top 7 nationally on bar pass rates, top school in Virginia

Liberty University School of Law placed seventh  out of 203 schools for passing the bar exam, based on the American Bar Association’s pass rate data. Liberty ranked the highest in the state of Virginia, coming in right above University of Virginia School of Law and right under Yale University and Harvard University. Law school Dean Keith Faulkner said the high […]

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Champion staff seniors say their goodbyes

The past two years at the Champion have been such a formative experience for me. Having the opportunity to practice journalism outside of the classroom gave me confidence and a skill set I couldn’t have gotten from class projects alone. I’ve had the opportunity to interview a variety of interesting people, including Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy and the University of […]

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Opinion: Avoid burn-out and study better by practicing self-care during finals week

Summer break is just within reach, but between Liberty University students and freedom lies the dreaded, stressful week of finals. Final projects pile up, study guides clamor to be filled and students flood any location on campus providing coffee.  With the end in sight, it is tempting for students to muscle through to the end, skipping sleep and meals in […]

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Opinion: Despite chlorination, public pools often carry bacteria and parasites

It’s almost summertime. Temperatures are rising and the trees outside are luscious and green. It will soon be students’ favorite time of year, when the only thing they have to worry about is which swimsuit to wear and which ice cream flavor to eat.  After the soul-crushing stress of exams, hopefully most students will take the opportunity to relax, unwind […]

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Column: Couch’s Corner

Johnny Manziel is the biggest waste of talent football has ever seen. The Canadian Football League (CFL) should have known better than to allow him to play in Canada.  The culture that we live in is one that has grown accustomed to people modifying their behavior instead of changing their heart.  The sad story began at Tivy High School near […]

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Liberty’s Cyber Defense club competed in Mid-Atlantic competition, placing third

When junior Charity Barker became Liberty University’s cyber defense club president in the fall of 2017, she never imaged the success that would follow only two years later. First, Barker’s team finished in the top eight in a crowded 35-team preliminary round.  After advancing to the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) March 29, 2019, Barker’s team of eight Liberty […]

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Liberty University assistant criminal justice professor makes his office hours more accessible for students

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Assistant Professor Larry Presley is not in his office.  Rather, he is sitting in Argo Tea. On the back of his laptop reads “Professor Presley, Criminal Justice, Argo Tea Office: I am in.”  Presley’s office is located in Green Hall, but all of his criminal justice classes are held in DeMoss. Rather than make his […]

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Ben Perry, Liberty student, takes his harmonica skills from novice to expert

Ben Perry went from novice to No. 6 harmonica player under 21 years old in the United States  in less than two years.  Perry, a junior theater performance major at Liberty University, nonchalantly but thoughtfully described his journey to harmonica fame.  During his senior year of high school, Perry read an article that said one of elderly people’s biggest regrets […]

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Jerry Falwell Library prepares for their De-Stress events during finals week

As finals week approaches, college stresses quickly creep up on students. To combat these stresses, the Jerry Falwell Library hosts a variety of De-Stress events throughout each concluding semester.  In 2014, the Jerry Falwell Library held its first De-Stress events during finals week. Created by Liberty’s previous library dean Marcy Pride these events became a tradition throughout campus and have […]

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