From the desk

So this is it — my last installment of From the Desk, meaning that this is my last edition as Editor in Chief of the Champion.  This, in some respects, is my final farewell, of which I have put off writing for as long as humanly possible. Part of me wants the next 12 days to hurry up and pass […]

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Westboro Babtist Church protests graduation

Many of Liberty University’s student body and staff remember the death of Dr. Jerry Falwell. Only some may remember when the radical Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) picketed the funeral because, according to the church’s posting on Godhatesamerica.com, Dr. Falwell “spent his entire life prophesying lies and false doctrines like ‘God loves everyone.’” WBC plans to picket the graduation of 18-year-old […]

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Middle-Eastern Makeover

Blood-flecked sands bedazzle the beards of Israel’s enemies in the Middle East. Bulging hate-filled eyes, becrowned by tightly-wound turbans and quite often unibrows, are fixed upon the holy land like hungry lions. And while we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, a cover is a good indicator of what is inside.  So, maybe it is time for a Middle […]

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IMMIGRATION: The assault on Arizona

Few topics are as conflict-riddled as illegal immigration, but virtually no other state has as much division about illegal immigration as Arizona. The state of Arizona passed Senate Bill 1070 April 23, considered “the toughest law of its kind anywhere in the country,” according to ABC News. Under this new regulation, police are required to investigate any individual on whom […]

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Farewell, Champion

If squirrels were bards, they would sing of the great adventures I encountered during my four-semester stay aboard the Liberty Champion. There were some weeks where I felt like Aladdin on his magic carpet ride. While it had its amazing ups and downs, I always managed to keep my head in the clouds.  Of course, I could not do that without […]

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Writing through the years

Since the day my first-grade teacher introduced me to the world of books, I have been reading and writing. I can still remember the day Miss Finnerty looked at me and told me I would be an author when I grew up. That was at least 16 years ago and a lot has changed, but my love for written language […]

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