Fixing the NBA lockout

The unemployment rate in the United States has been at a steady 9.1 percent for the last three months, yet time and money is wasted debating the outcome of the 2012 basketball season. With the games being cancelled through November thus far, there is talk of continued cancelations. Not only are players and owners losing money, but businesses surrounding the […]

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Horrors of Halloween

I don’t know about you, but I hate Halloween. The holiday is a time of “merriment,” claim its proponents. They say that Halloween is “fun for kids,” and they bring their grubby little children around to every house in the neighborhood, descending upon us like a swarm of locust. Every year I do my best to be civil to those […]

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From the desk

Candy, costumes and corruption. That is what Halloween is known for in the Christian church today, isn’t it? Growing up, I trick-or-treated. That’s right, start throwing your judgment stones — but it looks like I wasn’t the only American child participating in the seemingly harmless events. In 2006, the National Retail Federation conducted a survey in regards to the celebration […]

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From the desk

Ring by spring. At Liberty, we all know the phrase. Well, last Thursday I got my ring — and along with it I got three days in NYC, 59 Facebook notifications, 20 hours in an airport, two unfinished articles on a deadline and finally, six hours of sleep last night. Talk about a Fall Break. With Liberty’s notorious talk of […]

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Gabe & Gula

Gabe For many college students the importance of voting, especially locally, is not on the forefront of their minds. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2008, only 49 percent of 18-42-year-olds voted in the presidential elections. If less than 50 percent are voting in a national matter, the number of local voters would probably be significantly lower. It is […]

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City responds to concerns about LU polling place

Editor’s note: The Champion received this letter in response to Chancellor Falwell’s letter to the Lynchburg City Council asking what could be done to solve the Heritage Elementary precinct overcrowding issue before the November elections. A response to the Chancellor The Chancellor recently sent the members of City Council the attached email concerning the creation of a new voting precinct […]

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From the desk

I love fall. Fall at the Champion office is comprised of hectic schedules, hurried emails, political banter, athletics, cupcakes and hot coffee. So, like my scattered profession, this article is going to cover two things which many would never mix but I find certainly fitting under the context of fall. Think of this as a box of chocolates — there’s […]

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KJV Bible turns 400

Reasons why the King James Bible reigns supreme Regardless of your feelings for a book that predates most countries, the power, accuracy, and beauty of the King James Bible is worthy of admiration. Even the New York Times praised the overwhelming influence that the KJB had on not just America and English speakers, but on the world as a whole. […]

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Robertson shocks viewers

700 Club evangelist makes offensive statement about divorce he Common Book of Prayer, where most wedding vows come from today, says, “To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish, ‘til death do us part.” Traditional wedding vows seem to be losing […]

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From the Desk

As I rounded the last corner, everything hurt. Putting one foot in front of the other was more laborious than it has ever been in my life — but I had to run across the finish line. Last weekend, on my “week off,” I ran the Philadelphia Rock and Roll Marathon — all 13.1 glorious miles of it. For all […]

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Gabe and Gula

Gabe: Pro Forget the overcrowded hallways, the brace-faced freshmen and that your once orderly schedule will be broken into pieces for the majority of four days. CFAW is about much more than potentially annoying upperclassmen. Ironically, 74 percent of those college students now complaining about the packed campus were, in fact, CFAWers themselves. During CFAW, prospective students can visit, get […]

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