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: Marvel films teach their audiences heroism

Editor’s Note: This article does not contain any spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.” For Marvel fans around the world, April 25 was a long time coming. Thursday night saw the opening of “Avengers: Endgame” across the United States. According to Fox News, “Avengers: Endgame” broke box office records for the biggest opening weekend with $350 million in the United States and […]

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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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Jane Claudio, Liberty alumnus, returns to Lynchburg to open for Tori Kelly shares story of winning battle with cancer

“What’s it like on the other side of the glass?” Jane Claudio of Nightbirde sent this question into the airwaves in her single “Girl in a Bubble.” The feeling of being seen but not known was the driving idea behind the song, a feeling that is laced throughout Claudio’s story.  Claudio’s journey from small-town stardom to self-discovery to a cancer […]

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Student Activities will host Concert on the Steps during Reading Day

The Montview steps will witness an overflow of talent on Wednesday, May 1, during Reading Day, featuring an all-girls music set for Concert on the Steps.  Leah Castlebury, Julia Rothenberger, Hope Cross, Nicole Miller and Samantha Iveliz will perform for students on a day filled with food, nice weather – hopefully – and fun activities. Wanting to bring a little […]

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