Opinion: George H.W. Bush brought dignity to the highest office in the nation

 George H.W. Bush considered Lou Gehrig his most influential heroes, which makes sense for a man as American as baseball itself.  Growing up in the 1920s and 30s, Bush, like many at that time, gravitated toward the dominance of the New York Yankees and their equally productive but oppositely dispositioned co-stars, Gehrig and Babe Ruth. The brash, loud-mouthed slugger Ruth […]

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Column: Life with Logan

 At 6 years old, I took the ultimate leap of faith. Somewhere deep inside my mind, I knew everything would be okay, but that slight assurance didn’t stop my heart from pounding a million mph as I advanced toward the dark, sinister building. With each advancing step, I contemplated everything that could go wrong. I enjoyed roller coasters, but the […]

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Opinion: Jim Acosta was disrespectful toward President Donald Trump, but he should keep his White House press pass

 CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta returned to the White House Nov. 16 after U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, ruled that Acosta’s Fifth Amendment right to due process had been violated. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, one day after the 2018 midterm elections, Acosta’s White House credentials were suspended after a confrontational encounter between Acosta and […]

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Opinion: Feel no shame enjoying a Hallmark movie this Christmas

 Love them or hate them, there’s no denying the Christmas season means an abundance of new Hallmark Christmas movies. Thirty-seven this year, to be exact. The holiday scrooges say once you’ve seen one Hallmark Christmas movie, you’ve seen them all. But, unashamed Christmas lovers like myself enjoy every single moment spent on the couch with hot cocoa in hand, soaking […]

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Column: LA Times

 In 2017, Lilli, our content editor, lost her father. Today, she reflects back on her first Christmas without her dad, and offers some words of encouragement to those suffering from loss this holiday season. -Chad, opinion editor Picture the opening scene from “Saving Private Ryan:” soldiers scrambling around the beach, trying to protect themselves and their countrymen while fighting a […]

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Opinion: Every government should put its own citizens first

 Though French President Emmanuel Macron condemned President Donald Trump for embracing nationalism at a World War I ceremony in Paris, nationalism can bring several benefits to society. Nationalists try to build strong countries that put their people and priorities first.  Nationalism is not racism. While the term is often incorrectly associated with white supremacists, the term does not actually refer […]

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Column: Everything Emma

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 of art you hold in your […]

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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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