Column: Everything Emma

Emma Smith is a copy editor. I first met Emma Smith, our A-section copy editor, in a magazine writing class more than two years ago, but our friendship extends beyond the classroom.  Through thick and thin, we both work tirelessly for the Liberty Champion. Without her positive attitude and incredible work ethic, this newspaper would not be the proficient piece […]

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Opinion: The traditions and community of Thanksgiving sets it apart as the best holiday of the year

As November approached, people began to feel anticipation rising. The temperature dropped, the days got shorter and shopping malls extend their hours. Then, at the stroke of midnight Nov. 1, the Christmas spirit took center stage. Approximately one minute into November, I heard my first Christmas song of the year. Not long after that, work crews began assembling Christmas trees and […]

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Column: The results are in, so what’s next?

Another election season has come and gone, with the bitter-sweet taste of victories and defeats still lingering in the mouths of both major political parties. A Democratic majority holds the House of Representatives, but an expanded Republican Senate provides a major check to their power.  A divided legislature is often touted to produce the best policy, but in an age […]

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Opinion: Some television shows and audio podcasts romanticize the horror of real crimes

The true crime genre has long been a staple of prime-time television, luring viewers into killing time and productivity for an hour of entertainment and intrigue.  From as early as the era of Greek tragedy, stories focusing on humanity’s “dark side” have never failed to captivate audiences. “These are things that we know happen, but that most of us will […]

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Column: Life with Logan

My life took a turn for the worse one Sunday morning. I was only 6-years-old, but the repercussions of that moment will live with me forever.  Following Sunday school, before the main service at church, I trotted on my tiny legs to the community room, where all the grown-ups socialized and discussed boring adult stuff before entering the sanctuary. In […]

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Opinion: Legal marijuana would create a health crisis in America

When Canada legalized recreational marijuana nationwide Oct. 17, many speculated the United States might be next in line to legalize the substance, as several states have already taken this step. While certain chemicals found in marijuana are used to make FDA-approved prescription drugs, recreational marijuana should not be legalized at this time in the U.S. Marijuana use poses health and […]

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Opinion: The time for legalization

On Oct. 16, Canada legalized marijuana. This decision came as great news to some and a frustration to others.  While Canada’s 13 provinces and territories have yet to establish their own regulation about obtaining marijuana and where it can be consumed, this decision is a significant step for the culture at large. Only time will determine the ultimate legal and […]

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Opinion: Senate election, Matt Waters

With the upcoming Senate election approaching, three Liberty University students explained the policy positions of the candidates. Matt Waters – Libertarian candidate There are currently two third-party congressmen in office, one in the House and one in the Senate. (Google images) Matt Waters was born in Hampton, Virginia, and has lived in Virginia all of his life. He works as […]

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Opinion: Senate election, Corey Stewart

With the upcoming Senate election approaching, three Liberty University students explained the policy positions of the candidates. Corey Stewart – Republican Candidate Stewart has never held a state or national office, but has served on the county level. (Google images) As President Donald Trump approaches two years in office, the upcoming midterms will highlight the public’s view of his agenda. […]

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Opinion: Senate election, Tim Kaine

With the upcoming Senate election approaching, three Liberty University students explained the policy positions of the candidates. As a swing state, Virginia occupies one of the most valuable opportunities within America’s political landscape. Virginia is one of the few states that cannot be predicted to vote for a certain party. Tim Kaine – Democratic candidateKaine is completing his first term in […]

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Column: Bits of Hope

It is unusual, as a journalist, to find myself at a loss for words. For almost four years now, I have studied the craft of turning thoughts into written words.  Yet, as I began to type out my support for the Jewish community after the massacre in Pittsburgh Saturday, Oct. 27, I felt unable to do so in a way […]

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