‘Faces of Africa’ shines

A crowd of students cheered as models made their way onto the stage, strutting down the runway before posing with the colors of different countries’ flags mixed behind them. Hosted by the Association of Students of African Descent (A.S.A.D.), the “Faces of Africa” fashion show debuted April 20 in Towns-Alumni Auditorium. According to Liberty University’s A.S.A.D. fashion coordinator Keith Jones-Nwankwo, […]

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Night of Worship

New School of Music makes first official performance   The Liberty University School of Music presented a Night of Worship Sunday, April 21, in the Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) Sanctuary. According to Dean Vernon Whaley, the event was the first time the department performed as a united body. The Department of Music and Humanities and the Department of Music and […]

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Pro-Life Emphasis Week unites students

Liberty University Student Government Association Senior Class President Chelsea Patterson directed a Pro-Life Emphasis Week April 17-19 to inform students about pro-life issues and encourage them to get involved any way they can. “I think it is a Christian’s duty to fight for the lives of the innocent and fight against injustice,” Patterson said. “I believe that abortion is the […]

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Reel talk

“42” a stirring tribute to Jackie Robinson For moviegoers born in the early ‘90s and later who have never borne witness — either as a victim or an observer — to outright racial segregation or prejudice, writer/director Brian Helgeland’s “42” provides a sobering view of the African American struggle for equal treatment as a part of “America’s game.” For those who […]

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Godparent guidance

Professor J.J. Cole, a sociology and psychology professor at Liberty University, is a teacher who uses the classroom as a vehicle for ministry. Born into a Christian home and raised as a Southern Baptist, Cole spent most of her childhood traveling from place to place. Cole’s family was required to move every three years, since her father was in the […]

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Pope Francis turns from tradition

The feathers of some of the cardinals are being ruffled following the actions of their newest pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or Pope Francis. Turning from tradition, the pope has chosen servanthood and simplicity to be his primary standards. Washing the feet of two young women among 12 selected individuals, one an imprisoned Serbian Muslim girl, is no exception. According to […]

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‘Uncommon’ film follows ‘Finding Faith’

Actor Erik Estrada will once again star in a motion picture being filmed in Lynchburg, Va. this summer with Liberty Counsel, Liberty University, Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) and Thomas Road Baptist Church, and in association with JC Films. The new movie, to be released next year, is an effort to bring awareness about religious freedom in public schools. The movie […]

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Pro-life exalted

Liberty University students, staff and faculty will have an opportunity to celebrate Pro-Life Emphasis Week April 17-19. According to Senior Class President Chelsea Patterson, students will hear from a variety of speakers during the week, including Mike Spencer and Thomas Donovan from the Life Training Institute, as well as Phil Kline, former attorney general of Kansas. In addition to various […]

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Students discuss policies

Dean Keith Anderson met with students in DeMoss Hall 1113 for the Student Body Hall Meeting, Tuesday, April 9. In the meeting, students’ concerns were addressed and many questions answered. According to Anderson, Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. and the Board of Trustees agreed to review the university’s current attendance policy, one of the major concerns voiced. Anderson began the meeting […]

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Pro/Con: same-sex marriage

EDITORS NOTE: In lieu of the Champion’s weekly “From the Desk” article, we present a debate on the topic of same-sex marriage. Along with the recent Supreme Court deliberation of the Defense of Marriage Act has come credible arguments from both sides. Though both of this article’s contributors are members of the Champion staff, the views presented are solely their […]

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